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Exemplars of the Spirit: Kindness

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.

Today we continued our series of services giving examples of the Holy Spirit in action.  This morning we focussed on kindness.  Elisabeth led our worship, Fiona read Romans 12:9-18 and Iain spoke about Gladys Aylward and her life of missionary service to Christ in China, a story made into a 1958 film called The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.

The intercessions were led by Jeannie and Elisabeth included prayer for the family of Joanna Alexander, whose funeral was held here yesterday.

You can listen to the service here

 

Exemplars of the Spirit: Peace

He himself is our Peace”

This morning saw the second of our services giving examples of the Holy Spirit in action.  This morning we focussed on peace.  Kate led our worship, Ernie read Ephesians 2:11-22 and Roger spoke about Terry Waite, his role as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Peace Envoy, and what happened to him as a result of doing God’s work.

The intercessions were led by Elisabeth and Kate ended the service with a special blessing for the marriage of George and Frances Allhusen as they celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

You can listen to the service here

 

Exemplars of the Spirit: Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

This morning saw the start of a series of services giving examples of the Holy Spirit in action.  This morning we focussed on love.  Elisabeth led our worship, Mary read 1 John 4:7-16 and our guest speaker Anna Silva Carvalho told Iain about the work of the Exeter charity Restore where she volunteers, befriending survivors of modern slavery, human trafficking and abuse, helping rehabilitate them for normal living.  The intercessions were led by Sue.

You can listen to the service here

Anna left us handouts which you are welcome to take from church and read.  Or you can learn more from Restore’s website http://www.to-restore.org/what-we-do/

 

The Fruit of the Spirit

 

Iain led our worship this morning on the theme “The Fruit of The Holy Spirit?”

Jeannie read Galatians 5:16-6:10 and Kate spoke on it.  The intercessions were led by Jonathan.

You can listen to the service here

 

How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?

 

Pancha led our worship this morning on the theme “How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?”

Frances read John 3:1-8  and Iain spoke on it.  The intercessions were led by Terry.

You can listen to the service here

 

What does the Holy Spirit Do?

Kate led our worship this morning on the theme “What does the Holy Spirit Do?”

Ernie read John 16:5-15 and Roger spoke on it.  The intercessions were led by Derek.

You can hear a recording of the service here

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Pancha led our worship this morning on the theme “Who is the Holy Spirit?”

Fiona read John 14:15-27 and Terry spoke on it.  Jeannie led prayers for the community and the world.

You can hear a recording of the service here

Open-Air Pets’ Service

After a highly successful Fayre on the Church Green on Saturday, organised by the Friends of Axmouth Church, we took advantage of the marquee on Sunday morning to hold an outdoor service for the blessing of pets.

Kate led the service including a thought-provoking (if not totally Biblical!) talk on why we have pets.  Jonathan led the prayers and Iain read the Bible passage from Genesis 1:20-28

You can hear the service here

Pentecost Worship at Axmouth

 

We gathered for worship to mark the fulfilment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit after he had ascended into heaven.

Elisabeth led our worship, Jeannie read the passage John 15:26-27, 16:4-15 and Iain spoke on it.  Derek then led the intercessions and Harry accompanied our worship on the organ.

You can hear the service here

Sunday 13 May

Today we marked the period between the Ascension of Jesus and the promised coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, during which the disciples spent the time in prayer.

Hildegard read and Roger spoke on Jesus’ final prayer for his disciples before the Crucifixion, as recorded in John 17:6-19

Derek led the intercessions while Terry led the service and presided at Holy Communion.

The church was still beautifully decorated with flowers from Sue and Roger’s wedding yesterday and we were delighted that the happy couple were able to join us for our worship before embarking on honeymoon.