18/10/2020 pm

Evening Prayer: How involved should Christians be in Society?

The readings might include 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22

Val Whiteman and Felicity Hawke lead the service, with Val giving the talk: she leads us through the Pharisees and the Herodians challenging Jesus with a trick question, then asks, well what is Caesar's? And what is God's? ... and provides some answers.

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

11/10/2020 pm

Evening Prayer: Come and Rejoice with the Lord

After Emma has read Philippians 4:1-9 and John has read Matthew 22:1-14, Rob Latham first addresses the epistle, and explains what a chiasm is. You'll then be asking yourself, where else have I seen a chiasm in the Bible? He then comes to the more important gospel passage about the parable of the wedding banquet, comparing it with some wedding invitation experiences of his own, and then asks (a) are we presuming too much that we're in the 'in crowd' and (b) whether we are resisting the change of clothes that our Lord is offering.

For the words commonly used at Evening Prayer follow this link.

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

04/10/2020 pm

Healing and Refreshing - Harvest

With Ann Gibbons and Lynda Howells.

Meditative thoughts, prayers, music and hymns from Ann and Lynda, music being provided by Hull Minster, Sovereign Grace and Worship Lyric Videos, all by permission, with pictures of harvest from the fields near a church remarkably like Kenilworth's St. John's.

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Transcript of the prayers and meditations - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service, including the poem "Faithfulness" by Margaret Bowdler - follow this link.

27/09/2020 pm

Evening Prayer
Being Humble Like Jesus

Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32

Speaker: Revd. Andrew Attwood

Leader: Val Whiteman

For the order of service, please follow this link.

In the second passage, Jesus shows himself to take the religious leaders on their own terms, and to be honest and humble with those who are honest and transparent. In the first passage, Andrew uses this letter from Paul to show how Jesus' "emptying of himself, taking the form of a servant" is not something He is reluctant to do, but how it embodies His very nature, and then shows Paul asking us to "have the same mind as Jesus" and to be humble and servant-like too, with the cost that entails.

For a transcript of the readings and talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

20/09/2020 pm

Evening Prayer
The Last Will Be First

The service is led by Emma Latham and the talk is by her husband, Robert. 

Emma reads Philippians 1:21-30.

Rosie Lee Matthew 20:1-16.

Anxious about death? Saint Paul wasn't. In fact in the first passage, he wasn't sure which to choose. Why?

Robert speaks from experience with two people and relates this to the two passages.

For the order of service, please follow this link.

Transcript of the notices, readings & talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

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13/09/2020 pm

Evening Prayer: being present in His presence

Service led by Anthony Manning

Talk by Sam Whiteside

Readings: Proverbs 8:27-31 and Joshua 8:1-8

Form of service: follow this link.

 

The Proverbs passage begins "I was there". Sam asks

us to imagine being there with Joshua at the second battle for the town of Ai, and to learn some spiritual lessons from it.

Transcript of the readings & talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

06/09/2020 pm

Healing and Refreshing -
On Firm Foundations

With Ann Gibbons and Lynda Howells

Do we need foundations?

Who is the builder?

How much input should He have in our lives?

Are you crying tears of grief?

Do you find life hard to understand?

Find trust in God through Jesus, our cornerstone.

These are some of the thoughts that Lynda expresses.

There are also hymns and prayers on the same theme.

Some helpful verses: Isaiah 28:16, 1 Corinthians 3:11,

2 Timothy 2:19, Ephesians 2:20.

For a transcript of the service - follow this link.

30/08/2020 6:30 pm

Taizé - In Him I Trust

If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join with other churches in Kenilworth in a service based on the songs and the culture of the Taizé community (see https://www.taize.fr/en)

 

Click here for the order of service.

For a transcript of the parts not in the order of service, follow this link.

23/08/2020 6 pm

No online evening service

An outdoor service took place this evening. There is no recording of it.

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16/08/2020 6 pm

No online evening service

An outdoor service was planned for this evening but could not take place due to poor weather.

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02/08/2020 6 pm

Compline: Feeding of 5,000

Felicity Hawke leads the service, Ann Gibbons reads Matthew chapter 14, verses 13 to 21, and Val Whiteman invites us to be one of the crowd alongside 5,000 men plus women and children as Jesus performs a miracle.

Transcript of reading & meditation - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

26/07/2020 6 pm

In God We Trust

Christine Haines leads the service.

After the reading of Romans chapter 8 verses 26-39 by Gill Heath, Andrew Haines gives the talk. First, because these verses sum up all of what has gone before in this letter, he summarizes chapters 1 to 8, and then leads us through the actual verses, showing how Paul answers the four questions in them.

Transcript of the reading and talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

19/07/2020 6 pm

The Wheat and the Weeds

Emma Latham leads the service, she also reads Romans 8:12-25, Felicity Hawke reads Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43 and at the end leads the prayers, and Robert Latham gives a talk on both passages, linking them to Genesis chapters 1 and 2.

Transcript of the readings and talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

12/07/2020 6 pm

Evening Prayer: the Sower and the Seed

Gill Palmer leads the service, Rosie Lee reads Romans 8:1-11 and Charlie Palmer reads Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23. Lynda Howells gives a sermon on the passage from Matthew, and Charlie leads the prayers.

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

05/07/2020 6 pm

Healing and Refreshing:
From Pain into Pearls

Ann Gibbons leads the service, and

Lynda Howells leads a meditation on the theme of "from Pain into Pearls. The service also includes prayers and songs.

For transcript of the meditation - follow this link.

For transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

05/07/2020 10 am

Knights' Meadow talk: Prophecy

Andrew Attwood talks about one of his favourite subjects, prophecy in the modern church, using

1 Corinthians chapter 14 verses 29 to 33 to show that it was normal in early church meetings for church members to prophesy. Why not now?

 

Other references: John 10:14-16, 1 Corinthians chapters 12 to 14, Romans 12:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, Acts 13:1-3

 

For transcript of talk - follow this link.

28/06/2020 10 am

Healing

Unfortunately the service livestream was interrupted. The first part can be seen via this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez1PVlk9vM0&t=298s

The second part is available via the button below. It includes Karen Mills's retelling of the passage from Luke 8:42b-48 followed by Andrew Attwood, who leads us through the story verse by verse, showing us how the Holy Spirit and Jesus work together, and asking the questions

- Do you think healing is for everyone else but not yourself?

- Is Jesus passing by close by you today?

​For a transcript of the retelling and talk, follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service, follow this link.

21/06/2020 10 am

Reaching the End of Ourselves

Andrew Attwood considers how Jesus responded to the Rich Young Man in Matthew 19 verses 16-30 in his series on going deeper with God.

Jane Garsed, Heather Homes and Dot Powell also offer thought-provoking word pictures and stories.

Michelle Harris leads the service and her daughter Jess reads the passage.

Another reference: Revelation 3:14-22.

Transcript of talk, reading and contributions (from Jane, Heather and Dot) - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

14/06/2020 10 am

While we were still sinners Christ died for us

Andrew Attwood takes his text from Romans chapter 5 verses 1 to 11. He also refers to John 13:36-38 and John 8:34-36.

He  also mentions Chronos and Kairos, for which see a brief explanation at this external link.

Also at the beginning of the service Churchwarden Kim Matthews makes an announcement concerning delaying opening of the church building.

Denise Coomber leads the service.

Transcript of the announcement and the talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

07/06/2020 10 am

Trinity Sunday

The text is 2 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 14.

Andrew Attwood draws from various passages in the Bible - Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Proverbs 8:27-31, John 3:16, John 3:35, John 5:19John 10:17, John 14:31, John 15:10, 1 John 4:8, Psalm 18:19 - (and also John Calvin, Ross Hastings and Steve DeWitt) to present the relationship that is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  What is God really like? Maybe this lockdown time is the ideal opportunity to find out?

Transcript just of talks - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

22/3 6pm - 12/4 6pm

More videos

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18/10/2020 10 am

Trained to Share the Gospel

The reading for the day is Luke 10:1-7

Andrew Attwood leads the service, Mike Dayus says what the Cross means to him, and our guest speakers are Dave and Liz Johnson, speaking from Cumbria on spreading the Gospel in the context of holiday letting and a church congregation scattered around an area.

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For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

11/10/2020 10 am

How did you hear about Jesus?

When was the first time you heard about Jesus? When did the penny drop that he loves you personally? Was it through people who talked to you about Jesus? Read Romans 10:8-15 (especially 14-15) and think: can you do the same for someone else that these people did for you? Listen to Michelle Harris explain how important this is, and what you can do about it. Phil Sewards reads the main passage and gives a short prayerful response at the end.

Lots more Bible references in the transcript:

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

04/10/2020 10 am

Nehemiah and Discipleship

With Andrew Attwood (leading the service), Lindsey Attwood (giving the main talk), Michelle Harris and Penny Bryans.

Reading: Nehemiah chapter 1 verses 1 to 10.

 

The service includes a short reflection by Penny Bryans on Jesus' Indescribable Love, Andrew Attwood introduces the Bible reading of Nehemiah 1:1-10 and then Lindsey Attwood explores her personal journey of discipleship using the Nehemiah passage as a Biblical background.

As in many of our services, songs from Hillsong are included by permission.

Transcript of Penny's contribution, the talk and the interview - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

27/09/2020 10 am

Who is the Gospel for, and how does it work in practice?

Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Luke 10:1-12,

2 Corinthians 2:14-16

Speaker: Revd. Andrew Attwood

Leader: Denise Coomber and Fiona Dowle

Are we ashamed of the Gospel? How can we share it in different contexts? Who are people of peace? Who is receptive? What does it mean, to sow the seed, and to experiment with how one presents the Gospel? Andrew touches on all these aspects today.

Transcript of the Fiona's introduction, Andrew's talk and Denise's prayerful response - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

20/09/2020 10 am

Hearing and applying the Gospel again to ourselves

Kim Matthews leads the service, Roger Homes gives the talk, Rosie Lee reports on how "Quiet Space" has touched people, Heather Homes reads one of the passages, Charlie Palmer says what Christ's forgiveness means to him and Jenny Matthews leads the intercessions.

Roger talks about three aspects of Hebrews 9:11-15 and Galatians 6:12-15 - forgiveness of our sins through Christ's eternal sacrifice, why we should boast in nothing but only in the Lord, and how we are all equal in God's sight through Christ.

Transcript of the talk with all the Bible references, and Rosie's and Charlie's contributions - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

13/09/2020 10 am

How important is the Gospel?

Service led by Michelle Harris, talk by Andrew Attwood,

Notice & reading by Kim Matthews,
Andy Collins on what the Cross means to him.

The main reading is Matthew 7 verses 13-14: the narrow gate. The Gospel Message is exclusive - it is only through faith in Jesus dying on the cross, rising again to life and through this making us right with God, that we are saved.  But the message is for everyone.

Follow this link to Andrew's leaflet mentioned in his talk - "The Message Of The Cross"

For transcript of the notices, reading and talk (with lots of Bible references) plus Andy Collins' thoughts - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

06/09/2020 10 am

The Heart of the Father for the World

How do you see God? Creator of the universe? The Lawgiver? The Provider? The Rescuer? Father? Jesus says in John 3:16 that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. In St. Peter's second letter in the Bible, in 2 Peter 3:9, he says the Lord is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. In St.John's first letter, in 1 John 3:16, he says, "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us". So listen to Val Whiteman as she guides us through some ideas about getting to know the God who loves the whole world.
Lindsey Attwood leads the service, Roger Homes tells us what the Cross means to him, and Jane Garsed leads the intercessions.

Transcript of the talk and response - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service  - follow this link.

30/08/2020 10 pm

Good News!

The service is led by Denise Coomber, it includes a video that sums up the Gospel in the simplest terms, Jeremy Bryans tells us briefly what the Cross means to him, Denise reads Mark 1:14-15 and 1 Corinth's 15:1-5 and Andrew goes into detail about what the Gospel message is, with many references: for these see the transcript - follow this link for the transcript.

There are two Hillsong songs - they have been kind enough to give us permission to use their songs in our services.

23/08/2020 10 am

Our need of the Gospel

Revd. Andrew Attwood explains how much we need the salvation of Jesus through His death on the cross and resurrection, because without His sacrifice we come under God's judgement.

Lindsey Attwood leads the service, reading Romans 3:21-26 before Andrew's talk. Andrew has about 20 other references to the Bible in his talk, including Luke 16:19-31. For the other references, see a transcript.

Before the reading, Elizabeth Maylor says what the Cross of Jesus means to her.

Transcript of the talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

16/08/2020 10 am

Faith

Kevin Dowle starts by looking at a definition of faith, based on Hebrews chapter 11, verses 1 to 3 and 6, then looks at an example of faith - Peter waling on the water - in Matthew chapter 14, verses 22 to 32.

Mary Rai gives two examples of faith in practice in her own life.

Fiona Dowle leads the service, Vicki Anderson prays at the beginning, Malcolm Jones and Nathan Jones (no relation) read the passages and Kal Rai prays at the end.

For a transcript of the talk and Mary's examples - follow this link.

For a transcript of the full service - follow this link.

09/08/2020 10 am

You Alone Can Rescue

Beryl & Mike Dayus lead the service, Mark King reads from Genesis chapter 37, verses 1-4 and 12-28, Peter Jackson reads Psalm 105 verses 16-22, Mike Berry gives a talk on the story of Joseph and some similarities of that to what Jesus offers, Mike Dayus reads Psalm 105 verses 1-6, Sue King, Katy Berry and Beryl Dayus lead the prayers, and Janet & Peter Jackson conclude with a blessing from Jude verses 24-25.

For a transcript of the readings & talk follow this link.

 

Fora  transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

 

02/08/2020 10 am

The Body of Christ

Do you feel so insignificant that Jesus can't use you? Think about the boy who brought the loaves and the fish to Jesus. We all need each other, and we need to be different from each other to help each other and thus serve God. Lindsey Attwood leads this service, Chris Waters homes in on the 2nd part of that message (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and Penny Bryans talks about the 1st part (John 6:5-13). Karen Jackson and Ellie Bryans read the passages,

Roger and Heather Homes lead the prayers.

Transcript of notice & talks - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

26/07/2020 10 am

The Great Treasure

Denise Coomber and Val Whiteman lead the service, Julie Sewards reads Matthew chapter 13 verses 44-46 and Phil Sewards gives the talk.

What or who do you value the most? If you found a treasure of greater value, would you change your life to get hold of it? Would you show others where it is if you could share it?

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service  - follow this link.

19/07/2020 10 am

'Transformed'

This morning's service is based on Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 12 verse 2,

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Transcript of notices and talk only - follow this link.

 

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

12/07/2020 10 pm

What's Your Prize?

The service is led by Revd. Andrew Attwood, and Michelle gives the talk, based on the First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 9, verses 24 to 27, training to run the race to gain the prize. She and Andrew also refer to Jesus' Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20.

For transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

05/07/2020 10 am

Song of Songs chapter 2

Lindsey Attwood shares her journey of faith by exploring this unusual book of the Bible, otherwise known as the Song of Solomon - for Christians, a picture of the love of Jesus for His Church.

Lindsey, in exploring chapter 2, talks about the invitation we all have to follow Jesus, to trust Him, to come back if we slip away, to give our heart to Him, to yield to Him and thus become His disciple.

Other references: Ephesians 5:25, 1 John 4:19, Isaiah 55:8, Matthew 11:29, 1 Peter 5:8, John 14:15 & 14:24, and Isaiah 61

Kim Matthews leads the service; he and Jenny read the passage; Jeremy Bryans prays the intercessions.

The talk starts at 16 minutes and 15 seconds into the video.

For transcript of talk - follow this link.

For transcript of whole service - follow this link.

28/06/2020 6 pm

The message of Romans 8

Revd. Andrew Attwood leads us through this key chapter in the Bible verse by verse, but first putting it into context with a summary of Isaiah chapters 40 to 55 and then Romans chapters 1 to 7.

This is the chapter that tells us:

  • There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

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  • Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

For transcript - follow this link.

21/06/2020 6 pm

United with Jesus in His Death and His Resurrection

The talk is by Anthony Manning.

The texts are Romans 6 verses 1 to 11

(read by Geoff Whiteman) and
Matthew 10 verses 24 to 39

(read by Hanne Manning).

The service is led by Val Whiteman.

Transcript of talk - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

14/06/2020 6 pm

Journeying together as disciples

Robert Latham considers the common ground between Romans chapter 5 verses 1 to 8 and Matthew chapter 9 verse 35 to chapter 10 verse 23.

Emma Latham leads the service and Matt Hesling Gibson reads the Epistle (the Romans passage).

Transcript of the talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

07/06/2020 6 pm

Healing and Refreshing service

The service is based on the Lord's Prayer, Luke chapter 11, verses 1 to 4. See also The Lord's Prayer (Common Worship).

Ann Gibbons leads the service.

Meditation and intercessions by Lynda Howells.

Transcript of just the meditation and prayer activity - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

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31/05/2020 6:30 pm

Taizé service

If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join with other churches in Kenilworth in a service based on the songs and the culture of the Taizé community (see https://www.taize.fr/en)

The service starts 2 minutes into the video.

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Transcript of whole service - follow this link

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22/03/2020 10 am

Do Not Worry

The reading is of Matthew chapter 6 verses 25 to 34

Other references: Philippians 4:6-7 ("do not be anxious ... and the peace of God ... guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"), Luke 8:22-25 (Jesus commands the disciples to cross the lake in a storm), Matthew 17:22-23 (Jesus knows he is going to die and rise again), Revelation 1:18 ("I was dead, and now look! I am alive for ever")

The service starts at 12 mins 50 secs into the video and lasts 34 minutes

Transcript - follow this link

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