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Parish Communion in church and by zoom Sunday 26th July 2020 The Mustard Seed, the Yeast the Treasure and the Pearl Matthew 13:31-52 by Revd Alex Pease

We were just over 30 attending our Parish Communion this morning either in church or by zoom.  It was our first attended service post Covid 19 and we were all wearing face coverings including our readers and the minister who … Continue reading

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Valley Worship Sunday 19th July 2020 Where do we get our identity from? Romans 8:14-17 by Revd. Alex Pease

Around 40 people attended our Valley Worship service by zoom this morning.  Gail Mann was interviewed for Every Day lives, John Barber read the lesson, Nicky Barber read the prayers, Tim Clapp and Chris Ellis led the worship.  Unfortunately we … Continue reading

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The Sower and the Seed Matthew 13 by Revd Alex Pease Parish Communion by Zoom Sunday 12th July 2020

  In our service of Parish Communion this morning just under 40 of us attended via zoom the service broadcast from St Mary’s Easton.  John Bouldin led us in prayer and Robin Greenwood read the lesson. Revd Alex Pease gave … Continue reading

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Edward Colston or Abraham, what is your legacy going to look like? Genesis 22:1-19 by Revd Alex Pease

For the first time we held a live broadcasting parish communion from St Mary’s Easton (taking advantage of the recently installed broadband).  40 of us joined for the service.  As I predicted in my video letter last week we did … Continue reading

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Valley Worship by zoom Sunday 21st June 2020 – the Recording

Please see the service that we held this morning with around 50 people attending

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There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus Romans 7:7-8:4 by Tim Clapp

One of the real delights of preparing a sermon is the opportunity it provides to dig into the scripture and really study it.  It can only be described as peeling back the layers of an onion to find the message … Continue reading

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Sarah laughed Genesis 18:1-15 by John Barber

Itchen Valley Churches – Sermon for 14 June 2020 Imagine that, having been married for 72 years and now aged 94 and 99, the Queen and Prince Philip had never been able to have children – so there would have … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday by Bishop David

This morning we were very grateful to have David, Bishop of Basingstoke leading our Parish Communion – this is his sermon: 2000 years ago the disciples were hiding in an upper room – bewildered and frightened, but also obeying Jesus … Continue reading

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Parish Communion by Revd. Andrew Ashdown

The feast of the Ascension is one of the most important of Christian festivals and yet perhaps one of most neglected in the western church.  Western theology tends to stress the earthly life of Jesus and his physical resurrection appearances.  … Continue reading

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Valley Worship Service 17th May 2020 Talk by Gerry Stacey

Romans Chapter 6 And so we come to chapter six in our journey through Romans. And for those of you who are finding it a bit of a hard slog I would say two things. Firstly at one point St … Continue reading

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Jesus the way to the Father by Revd. Andrew Ashdown

From our Gospel reading and what is known as Jesus’ farewell discourse to his disciples:  ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God.  Believe also in me.’. And from the Book of Acts and the martyrdom of Stephen:  … Continue reading

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Valley Worship by Zoom Sunday 19th April 2020 – Romans 5 by James Wright

We all enjoyed the new experience of Zoom Church this morning at Valley Worship with perhaps 80 people joining us from their homes. James Wright preached about our moral condition from Romans 5 as follows: Yuck-Yuck & God’s overwhelming grace. … Continue reading

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Where we can find confidence in this crisis? Easter 2020 by Revd Alex Pease

The above taken by LLM Gerry Stacey at his PC altar at home Online communion in the Ellis household. Easter 2020 Where can we find confidencein a crisis? Where can we find confidence in a crisis? In 165 AD, while … Continue reading

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What are we doing on earth? A question for Palm Sunday 2020 Luke 19:28-40 by Revd Alex Pease

Palm Sunday 2020 Everyone was asking, ‘who is this Jesus?’ On Palm Sunday Jesus gave his answer.  He said who he is and who he is not.  But he did not give the answer directly, but in a way to … Continue reading

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Hope for when it isn’t ‘over before Christmas…or Easter’ Ezekiel 37:1-14 by Revd. Alex Pease

Ezekiel 37:1-14 ‘It will all be over before Christmas’ That is the cheerful (and probably imagined) response of the British to moments of great challenge, like the first world war ‘we will give this enemy a good thwacking and send … Continue reading

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