Services

All acts of public worship within the Saxilby and Stow Groups of Services have been cancelled for the time being  due to the Coronavirus outbreak and in-line with guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

July 2020

Sunday 5th July

9.00am Holy Communion via Zoom for the fourth Sunday after Trinity

Time: Jul 5, 2020 09:00

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From 10.am – Watch a service that we have recorded and are premiering on YouTube at 10am.  (You can watch it later but this is the earliest you can see it.)  It is very simple to watch this and you do not need a YouTube account – just use this link at 10am to take you to the service. This Sunday we have Shirley on the bible reading, Joan preaching and Jenny on intercessions!  Plus photos donated to the library I am building up on the churches.

June 2020

Sunday 28th June: Third Sunday after Trinity 

https://www.youtube.com/thechurchofengland and viewing the Weekly Service for the Third Sunday after Trinity.  Alternatively, search for Church of England in the YOUTUBE app on your smart TV or mobile.

Sunday 21st June 9.00am Holy Communion via Zoom for the second nday after Trinity

From 10.am – Watch a service that we have recorded and are premiering on YouTube at 10am.  (You can watch it later but this is the earliest you can see it.)  It is very simple to watch this and you do not need a YouTube account – just use this link at 10am to take you to the service. This is the 2nd Sunday of Trinity and on the YouTube service we have Rev’d Gillian’s sermon. 

Sunday 14th June 9.00am Holy Communion via Zoom for the first Sunday after Trinity

From 10.am – Watch a service that we have recorded and are premiering on YouTube at 10am.  (You can watch it later but this is the earliest you can see it.)  It is very simple to watch this and you do not need a YouTube account – just use this link at 10am to take you to the service. This is the 1st Sunday of Trinity and on the YouTube service we have Rev’d Joan’s sermon.   

Some good questions….

I have been asked two good questions about the YouTube service and I thought others might be wondering about the same things – so here are the questions and answers:

  1. Is the video available for a few days for me to watch it later?  Yes, as far as I can tell the videos remain on the site for some time and possibly forever!  I will need to check how long but they will certainly be available for quite some time.  The Dial a Sermon is a bit different because the new sermon, being uploaded each week, erases the previous one.  So on Dial a Sermon you will only hear that week’s sermon.
  2. Why do you Premier the videos and what does this mean?  Premiering the videos means that they are not available to watch until the time when I schedule them to be released.  There is a good reason for doing this.  If we were meeting together, in church, for worship we would all aim to be at church at the same time to worship together.  By Premiering the video it means that we can gather together, albeit in our own homes, at the same time to worship together.  But, of course, our routines and household demands might not make that possible.  So please do gather to watch at 10am if you can – but otherwise watch it when ever convenient to you.  If you have the Order of Service handy (and I have attached it again) you can join in with all the usual parts.

Sunday 7th June 9.00am Holy Communion via Zoom for Trinity Sunday

The Collect Prayer for Trinity Sunday is – Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in the faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   Readings for Sunday – 2 Corinthians chapter 13, verses 11 – 13; Matthew chapter 28, verses 16-20.

Our prayers of intercession have been written by Wendy and are available on the link below

A huge thank you to everyone who is contributing to the Sunday worship resources.  People have been sending me so lovely comments – particularly about the YouTube service and one of the main themes of the feedback is how excellent it is to see so many people, assisting with the worship, and how good they are all.  So thank you to those who have recorded pieces or written pieces for me – they are being widely admired and appreciated.

From 10.am YouTube service – The 2nd option is to watch a service that we have recorded and are premiering on YouTube at 10am.  (You can watch it later but this is the earliest you can see it.)  It is very simple to watch this and you do not need a YouTube account – just use this link at 10am to take you to the service –

May 2020

Sunday 31st May

From 10.am – Watch a service that we have recorded and are premiering on YouTube at 10am.  (You can watch it later but this is the earliest you can see it.)  It is very simple to watch this and you do not need a YouTube account – just use this link at 10am to take you to the service – 

On the YouTube video you will see Jenny and Charlotte reading the prayers of intercessions – but Jenny has supplied me with the words so they can be used at home (please find them attached).  Gillian has provided the sermon and this can also be listened to on our Dial a Sermon service – 01522 449166 (or watch her on the YouTube service above).

The readings for this Sunday at Acts ch 2 verses 1 – 21 (you will be impressed with how well Wanda managed all the difficult place names on the video) and the Gospel reading is John ch 20 verses 19 -23.  The Collect Prayer is:  God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his Holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Today marks the end of Thy Kingdom Come.  I do hope you have enjoyed the video reflections from the Methodist Prayer Journal – which we have been posting on to the Face Book Pages.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the 24hours of Prayer – and well done!  I am delighted to say that we ‘went international’ again with our contacts in the Bahamas.   I have attached a couple of their prayers for us all to enjoy and will add more in due course.

Prayer 1 , Prayer 2 , and Prayer 3

Sunday 24th May

Click on the link for Revd. Nicola’s sermon for 24th May

Sunday 17th May

Listen to Revd. Gillian’s sermon for Rogation

Sunday 1oth May

75th Anniversary of VE Day Service. Click here to listen to Revd. Nicola’s sermon for this service .

Sunday 3rd May 

Revd. Gillian’s message for today can be found here 

April 2020 

Sunday 26th

Revd. Nicola’s message can be found here 

Sunday 19th

Revd. Gillian’s message can be found here 

Sunday 12th – Easter SundayRevd. Nicola’s message for Easter Sunday can be found here

General Pattern of Services during normal times

Mid Week Eucharists

A mid-week Eucharist is available on Thursdays in the neighbouring Parish of Saxilby with Ingleby at St Botolph’s Church Hall starting at 9.30am.

General pattern of Sunday services

1st Sunday of the Month

10.30am Group Service – This service rotates between the four parish churches of the Stow Group. Please check with the churchwardens for the venue

2nd Sunday of the month

10.45am Eucharist, St. Mary’s, Stow. The form of worship used within the Stow Group is from Common Worship.

3rd Sunday of the Month

10.45am Eucharist, St. Mary’s, Stow.

4th Sunday of the Month

10.30am Family Worship. Normally at Sturton Village Hall. This is an informal and relaxed style of worship that is for all ages and for those with little or no experience of church or the Christian life. The worship time lasts about 45 minutes followed by refreshments and an opportunity to chat with others.

When there is a 5th Sunday of the Month 

10.30am Eucharist. This is a combined Stow Group and Saxilby Group Service – This service rotates between the parish churches of the two groups. Please check with the churchwardens for latest venue.