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25th February 2024

This morning’s service was hosted by Kevin. He also introduced our sung worship themed around healing and being in the presence of God where our prayers are like incense (Revelation 5). We welcomed Will Partridge-Underwood who continued our “Pivotal Moments in the New Testament” series speaking on “Jesus as Healer”. Anita led our time of intercessory prayer. David read about the healing of blind Bartimaeus from Luke 18 v 35 – 43. Will was brilliant in covering all the healings that Jesus performed in his introduction and the healing of Bartimaeus in particular. It was a real encouragement to us all. We followed Will’s talk with a time when the whole church prayed in small groups for Steve and Jo and others in need of healing and finished the service with Be Still and Be Though my Vision and the most incredible chocolate biscuits. We hope this service is a blessing to all who watch it.

   

18th February 2024

This morning’s service was hosted by Liz. It was lovely to have Steve Gaunt back with us speaking about “Jesus as teacher”. Our sung worship was led by Mike Anne and Mary. Anne also led our time of prayer. Next week Will Partridge - Underwood will be joining us to speak on “Jesus as healer”.

   

11th February

This morning’s service was hosted by Chris. Mike brought a notice about the church weekend. We were grateful to have Alan Dinnie back with us again bringing God’s word on the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness. Heather led our time of prayer. Russ brought the reading from Luke 4: 1-13. Our sung worship was led by Dan supported by Mike and Jim . Apologies for the crackly sound quality in the first 12 minutes of this video due to the camera mic not functioning properly. The sound improves from the second worship song onwards. Despite this glitch we hope the service is a blessing to you.

   

5th February 2024

Our communion service was led by Russ and Carol supported in worship by Dan on guitar. Heather introduced the service and led us in prayer. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

28th January 2024

This morning’s service is the 3rd in our series, “Pivotal moments in the New Testament” and looks at the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. The service is hosted by Anita. Kevin introduced the new church newsletter. There were some lovely worship songs from i-Sing Worship, notably "The Servant King", Liz led our intercessory prayers, Mary brought the reading from Mark 1:1-13. It was great to have Alan Dinnie back with us who talked about Jesus’s baptism, highlighting the “vision” and “voice” moments of the baptism and showing how God’s heart is wanting to bless and affirm us too. We hope you too are blessed and affirmed by this service.

   

21th January 2024

This morning’s service was hosted by Liz. We were doubly blessed this morning having Alan Dinnie preaching and Neil Whitmill painting prophetic art during the service. Our prayers were led by Dave and Anne Mc. Liz chose some lovely songs from i-Sing Worship. Luca brought our bible reading from Luke 2.39-52. Alan's message is the second in our Pivotal Moments in the New Testament series and looked at the Silent Years in Jesus life, growing up in Nazareth. It was the first time many of us had thought about the mystery of these early years. We hope you are blessed by this service.

   

14th January 2024

This morning’s service was hosted by Chris. We welcomed back Tony Burton who in his enthusiastic manner kicked off our new series on Pivotal Moments in the New Testament. Mike, Anne and Mary led our sung worship. Heather led our prayer time and Ann Marchant read from Philippians 2: 5-11. Tony spoke about the Son of God becoming incarnate. We trust this service will be a blessing to all who watch it.

   

7th January 2024

Heather and Sherri led our communion service this morning supported with sung worship by Mike and Jim. We looked at our Verse for the Year from Revelation 3:8 - God placing before us an open door that no-one can shut.

   

10th December 2023

This morning’s service was hosted by Heather. Sung worship was led by Dan, Mike and Jim. Peter and Pauline lit the second Advent Candle, the candle representing peace. Anita led us in a time of prayer. Alan Barrett read from Daniel 11 and 12. Alan Dinnie unpacked Daniel’s life and in particular his vision of end days that are contained in the last chapters of Daniel. It was a message of reassurance knowing that God knows us, loves us and is for us whatever we face. We hope you are blessed by this service

   

3rd December 2023

This morning's communion service was led by Pauline, Russ and Carol. Peter who crafted the service, but was unable to attend due to illness, made a video appearance recounting memories of Communion services from his time as a firebrand new Christian at Oxford University. The theme was around remembering Jesus in the present as well as the past. Many thanks to Russ and Carol for stepping in to assist at the last minute. Dan and Mike led our sung worship. Jide and Eniola lit the first Advent candle, the candle of Hope. We do indeed hope that the service is a blessing to all who watch.

   

26th November 2023

This morning’s service continued our Pivotal Moments in the Old Testament series and looked briefly at the prophet Isaiah. Liz hosted, Maureen led us in a time of intercessory prayer majoring on Israel and the Occupied Territories. Dave Marchant read familiar Christmas prophetic words from Isaiah 9 and 11. Neil Whitmill looked at a few Old Testament prophets from Isaiah through Jeremiah to Daniel and then led us in a gentle time of practical prophecy asking us to see if God had words of encouragement to give to those sitting on either side of us and then to others. It was a privilege to be there to give and receive. On Saturday we are helping Heart of Marston with their Santa’s Grotto event from 11 a.m. to 2 pm Next week Peter and Pauline lead our Communion Service.

   

19th November 2023

This week we continue the series, Pivotal Moments in the Old Testament, with a look at the prophet Jonah. Chris hosts the service. Mary and Mike lead our sung worship. Heather leads a time of prayer. Luca reads passages from Jonah: 1: 1-3, 3: 1-5, 3: 10, 4: 1-11. Alan Dinnie unpacks the readings bringing Jonah to life, and maybe a hint of death, showing the very human side of the prophet and the patience and love of God. We hope you are blessed by watching

   

5th November 2023

This morning we continue our look at Pivotal Moments in the Old Testament with a look at the prophet Habakkuk. Anita hosts the service. Worship is led by Mike, Anne and Mary. Dave leads our prayer time with members of the “Other Nine” group, Heather, Anita and Maureen praying for persecuted Christians. Russ read Habakkuk 1.1 to 2.4. Neil Whitmill looked at the prophet’s honest conversations with God over all 3 chapters. We hope this service will be a blessing to you. Next week is Communion and Remembrance Sunday led by Mike and Anne.

   

15th October 2023

Today’s service was hosted by Kevin. We continue with our Pivotal moments in the Old Testament series by looking at Hosea. Mary leads our worship supported by Mike. Peter Ledger shares a thought and a poem about us as a church and God’s nature. Anita leads our prayer time. Maureen reads from Hosea 2: 14-20 and 11: 1-11. Alan Dinnie takes us through Hosea’s relationship with his unfaithful wife, Gomer, and illustrates the deep love of God to His unfaithful people. A must watch. We hope the service is a blessing to all who were there and all those watching on line.

   

8th October 2023

This morning’s service (It’s a long one) was hosted by Chris. The first part of the service was taken up by first, Peter Ledger and then me, Anita and Sherri and Steve Gaunt addressing the church about our pastoral vacancy, This has been edited out of this public version of the video to protect the identity of the ministerial applicant(s). Thanks Steve for delivering a cracking sermon on Amos.. Dan and Jim led our sung worship powerfully. Russ led our time of prayer and adapted well to the unusual start to the service. Keith brought the reading from Amos chapters 1 , 2 and 3. It was great having Steve and Jo back with us again with Steve looking at the prophet Amos’s in our pivitol moments in the Old Testament series. Thanks to all those working behind the scenes to make our service flow. We hope this edited version has enough left in it to be a blessing to all that watch it.

   

1st October 2023

Today was our monthly communion service beautifully led by Russ and Carol. Dan (guitar) and Jim (keyboard) helped Russ and Carol lead our worship. It was a lovely time to have space and to come and worship, appreciating the immense sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us. "Lord, If You Marked Our Transgressions, Who Would Stand? Thanks To Your Grace We Are Cleansed By The Blood Of The Lamb" Graham Kendrick - Only by Grace can we enter.

   

24th September 2023

This Morning's service continues our series on Pivitol Old Testament Moments. Chris hosted the service. Today we took a deep look at King David through Psalm 51 written in the aftermath of neglecting his army command duties, committing adultery with Bathsheba and murdering her husband Uriah. Neil Whitmill is with us today and unravels this psalm of repentance and praise. Neil also gave us a much-needed bonus message at the start of the service encouraging us as a church to be kind and respectful to each other using wise words from Ephesians 2 and 4. Mike Anne and Mary lead our sung worship. Anne also led us in a time of prayer. Elaine read Psalm 51: 1-17. Next week our Communion service starts at the later time of 11.00 followed by a fellowship lunch. We hope the service this week is a real blessing to all who were there and all catching up on YouTube.

   

17th September 2023

Today sees the second in our series entitled "Pivotal Old Testament Moments" and focuses on Moses. Heather hosts the service. Dave leads our prayer time for Morocco and Libya. Ann reads from Exodus 24 1-8. Alan Dinnie introduces Moses and discusses our covenant relationship with God. We hope you are blessed by this service.

   

10th September 2023

Welcome to Vale Community Church. Anita hosted today's service. We have the pleasure of a visiting preacher, Tony Burton, currently the moderator at Cotton End Baptist Church. He continues our series on Pivitol Moments in the Old Testament and this morning he looked at Abraham. Maureen led our time of prayer. Sarah read from Genesis 12 1-9. Tony’s talk was very relevant and timely as we consider the vision and plans that God has for Vale. A time of changing gear perhaps?

   

3rd September 2023

This week’s communion service was led by Anita and Kevin, with Dan and Jim leading worship. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

27th August 2023

The service on August 27th saw Steve and Jo come back to visit us. Liz hosted the service. Heather led our time of prayer. Roy brought the reading from Acts 11 v 19-26. Steve preached on Barnabas – a message of encouragement, supplemented by Jo’s practical example of encouraging people. We hope you are blessed by the worship and messages from this service.

   

20th August 2023

This morning’s service was the last of our Summer holiday café style church services. It was led by Heather and looked at a charity called “Mary’s Meals” that has grown over 21 years from humble beginnings. Maureen brought a reading from Psalm 107. The Mary’s Meals campaign was born in 2002 when Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow visited Malawi during a famine and met a mother dying from AIDS. When Magnus asked her eldest son Edward what his dreams were in life, he replied simply: “I want to have enough food to eat and to go to school one day.” The charity began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Today, they feed 2,429,182 hungry children every school day across 18 countries. The charity is named in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Heather had been touched by the book written by Magnus and wondered if this is something that Vale could support either corporately or individually. The centrepiece of the service was a film by the charity entitled “Generation Hope”. After the film we split into groups on 4 tables and offered feedback although this feedback part of the service is not included in this video. The service closed with the World Blessing 2023

   

6th August 2023

The communion service on 6th August was led by Chris and Sherri with Jim on keyboard. We hope you are blessed by watching it

 

 

30th April 2023

Today’s service was hosted by Kevin, with Anita leading worship. Carol led a time of reflective prayer. Jide brought the reading - Psalm 23. Alan Dinnie took us verse by verse through this familiar Psalm highlighting the qualities and nature of God as Jehovah Rohingya “ The Lord is my Shepherd ”. We hope this service is a blessing to all who watch.

   

16th July 2023

Today’s service is hosted by Dan. Mike Anne and Mary lead our worship. Liz leads our prayers. Alan Barrett brings the reading from Genesis 22.1-14., the story of Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac. Alan Dinnie preaches on Faith. We hope the service is a blessing to all who view it.

   

9th July 2023

Today’s service is hosted by Chris. We welcome back Andrew Goldsmith from Ampthill Baptist Church who preaches from the Sermon on the Mount around the subject of discernment. David brings the reading from Matthew 7:1-6. Heather shares an update on the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer project using a PowerPoint and leads prayers. The video that closes our service shows the recent days of prayer and blessing for the site. We hope the service is a blessing to all that view it.

   

2nd July 2023

Today’s communion service is led by Heather and Kevin. Anita played the keyboard on 3 of our worship songs. Kevin led our prayer time using 4 prayers from Ruth Rice's book A-Z of Wellbeing. We looked at a Max Lucado video commentating on a short extract from a feature film, “The Last Supper of Jesus Christ”. Heather also chose a couple of meaningful music videos: "Because he lives, I can face tomorrow" and "Oh Love, that will not let me go" by Westminster Chorus It is lovely being part of a nimble church with a heart for God. We hope you are blessed by this service

   

25th June 2023

Today’s service is hosted by Sarah. Russ, Carol and Dan lead our worship and time of prayer. Carol brings the reading from 2 Cor 5 v 11-21. Neil shares on the theme “He is our righteousness”

   

11th June 2023

Today’s Service is hosted by Dan. Alan Dinnie brings the message around the story of Gideon. Katrina brings the reading from Judges 6 and Alan and Maureen lead our time of prayer. We hope the message of peace that Alan brings is a blessing to all who watch

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4th June 2023

Mike and Anne led our communion service and worship this morning. It was a lovely reflectful time. We hope you are blessed by watching.

   

28th May 2023

The service this morning on Pentecost Sunday is hosted by Anita. Russ and Carol lead our worship and Carol leads our time of prayer. Alan Dinnie shares from Ezekiel 37 – The valley of dry bones. There is a short Bible Society video illustrating the work of the Spirit. The service concludes with a time of prayer and the Grace.

   

21st May 2023

This weeks service was hosted by Dan. Neil Whitmill preached on "The Lord who Heals". Worship was led by Mary. Roy Watts brings the reading from Psalm 103 v1-5. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

30th April 2023

This week’s service is hosted by Liz. Mike, Anne and Mary lead our worship and Anne leads our time of intercessory prayer. We welcome Andrew Goldsmith from Ampthill Baptist Church this week. His message is based on Psalm 80 . Apologies that there is an annoying crackle on the audio for some reason this week but we hope it doesn’t detract from your enjoyment of the service too much.

   

23rd April 2023

Today’s Service is hosted by Heather. Dave and Anita bring our prayers on the persecuted church. Anne brings the reading from Exodus 3. Russ Carol and Dan lead our worship. Neil Whitmill preaches on one of his favourite passages about Yahweh, I am who I am.

   

16th April 2023

This morning’s service is hosted by Chris. Liz leads a time of intercessory prayer. Sarah brings the reading from John 21 v1-17. Alan Dinnie brings a lively message on the theme “Resurrection on Lake Galilee” We hope you are blessed by the service

   

9th April 2023

Easter Sunday

It's Easter Sunday. Todays service was led by Russ and Carol supported by Dan. Russ and Carol brought prayers and scripture readings, Russ brought a short Easter meditation. Readings representing the thoughts of Jesus's followers were enacted by Sarah, David, Roy and Dan. Thanks to all who took part. He is Risen!

   

7th April 2023

GOOD FRIDAY

This morning’s Good Friday communion service was led by Carol and Russ. Readers were Heather, Peter, Anne, Jim and Anita. Russ brought a meditation on the persona of Judas written by Nick Fawcett. We hpe you enjoy and are blessed by this service.
   

2nd April 2023

Dan hosts the service. The Leadership team on behalf of the church expressed their appreciation to Peter and Pauline and presented them with gifts that the church family had contributed to. It was Jim and Val’s last Sunday with us as they move on to worship at All Nations church. Dan thanked them for their contribution to Vale. Sandra gave an update on Tony. Mike, Anne and Mary led our worship. Anne led our time of prayer. David brought the reading from Matthew 21: 1-11. It was good to welcome back Steve and Jo. Steve preached on “Expectations”. He illustrated his talk with a story of a faithful dog shopping for his owner. It didn’t have the Disney-like fairy tale ending we all expected. On Friday at 10.30 a.m. we meet to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus in our Good Friday Service led by Russ and Carol. Next Sunday is our Easter Sunday Service again led by Russ and Carol.

   

26th March 2023

Today’s service is the last in our “Ifs and Buts” series in the bible. Heather hosts. Russ and Dan lead our worship with an opening invitation to spend time with Jesus as if sitting with him on the shore of a lake. Russ also leads our prayer time. Jide brings the reading from Philippians 2: 1 – 11. It was great to have Neil Whitmill back with us opening up God’s word around this passage and being able to share an artist’s interpretation of his watercolour picture of Jesus on the cross. Well worth a listen. We hope you are blessed by watching the service. Next week Steve and Jo return to lead our Palm Sunday Service.

   

19th March 2023

Today's service is another "But" in the "Ifs and Buts" of the bible series. Alan Dinnie is with us once again and brings a very positive message from a "But" theme. "Jesus says "But" I will pray for you. Sarah hosts the service with additional notices from Sherri asking for help with next Saturday's Easter Egg hunt which has over 100 participants already and Carol encouraging readers for the Good Friday service. Sarah also shared about our proposed outreach programme using the "Big Questions" book by Andrew Goldsmith from Ampthilll Baptist church. Liz leads our prayer time. Sarah chose some great songs from I-Sing for our time of sung worship. Dan brings the reading from Luke chapter 22 vs31-34 and vs54-62. We hope you are blessed by joining us in this service.

   

12th March 2023

This morning’s service was hosted by Chris. Mary led our sung worship. Heather led our time of prayer and Elaine brought the reading from Matthew 17: 14-20. Today was a surprise as Peter announced that it was his last sermon after 67 years of preaching ministry. His subject was “If you have faith” continuing the “Ifs and Buts” of the bible series and he recalled several occasions in his ministry when God showed his abundant power in response to just a mustard seed of faith. We hope you are blessed by the service. Thankyou Peter for all you have done with God’s help through your ministry alongside Pauline and allowing us the privilege of receiving your final sermon.

   

26th February 2023

This morning we are joined by Becky, Hayley and Trish from Impact (Bedford Area Schools Christian Support Trust) who share about their work. Kevin hosts the service. Russ and Carol lead our sung worship and time of prayer. Maureen brings the reading from Psalm 22: 1 – 8 & 22 – 24. Neil Whitmill continues our series on the "Ifs and buts" of the bible. Today’s topic is "But, I am a worm" (Those who write themselves off). We hope you enjoy and are blessed by this service.

   

19th February 2023


This morning we welcome Katrina Widdicks into church membership. Liz hosts the service. At the start of the service Katrina gives her testimony and is prayed for by the leadership team. The service continues our series of “Ifs and Buts” of the bible. Heather leads our time of intercessory prayer. Mary leads our sung worship. Alan brings the reading from 2 Chronicles 7 11-22. Alan Dinnie expands beautifully on the reading “If my people will….”Show less

   

11th February 2023

This Sunday we welcome back Will Partridge Underwood who continues our series on the "Ifs and Buts" of the bible. This week we look at 2 Peter Chapter 3, a passage littered with "buts" about the Lord's return yet with a lot of encouragement. Anita hosts the service. Maureen leads our prayer time. Val brings the reading. Songs were selected mainly from i-Sing Worship.

   

9th February 2023

This is our monthly communion service led by Mike and Anne. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

29th January 2023

This morning we continue our series on "Ifs and Buts" in the Bible. Steve Lloyd, pastor at Cranfield Baptist Church led us through Revelation 3 - The "lukewarm" church in Laodicea. Sarah hosted the service. Sung worship was led by Russ, Carol and Dan. Carol also led a time of intercessory prayer which included prayers for the Need Project food bank that delivers food parcels to homes in rural Bedfordshire. Steve gave a short presentation about the Need Project. Steve runs the local Cranfield hub and his wife Jean acts as Administrator for the whole project.

 

   

22nd January 2023

This morning’s service continues our series on the “Ifs and buts” of the bible. The service is hosted by Dan and notices are given by Heather. Dave brings our reading from Genesis 2 v 4-17. Anne leads our prayer time. Mary, Anne and Mike lead our sung worship. Mike introduces a cartoon with an interesting alternative explanation of the meaning of life This week Neil looks very thoughtfully, with some personal anecdotes thrown in, at a big “but” in the Creation story: “But you shall not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” A great watch and a lot to think through from Neil’s talk, and in doing this we hope you are blessed.

 

   

15th January 2023

Today’s service was hosted by Chris who multitasked with the AV. Alan Dinnie continued our new series on the “Ifs and buts” of the bible with the story of the spies returning from the promised land with conflicting reports. A 10 to 2 victory for the “buts”, which turned out to be not so good for the next 40 years for people of Israel. Dan led our prayer time. Ann brought the reading from Numbers 13 1-3 and 17- 33

   

8th January 2023

This morning’s service sees the start of a new preaching series entitled “Ifs and buts”. Heather hosts the service. Mary, Anne and Mike lead our worship. Anita brings our intercessory prayers. Roy brings the reading from Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 25-31. Peter preaches on the theme “IF with all your heart”. Next week Alan Dinnie continues the series with “BUT there be giants in the land!”

   

1st January

Happy New Year. This morning’s service is led by Russ and Carol. This is our first communion service of the year. They shared a number of lovely worship songs, scripture verses including Rhoda’s reaction when Peter arrived at the door fresh from his miraculous escape from prison (Acts 12). They also shared from their experience of the Oberammergau Passion Play in which Jesus figuratively shares bread with the woman who had been publicly shamed. We hope you are blessed by the service. Next week Peter commences our new preaching series based around the “Ifs and buts” in scripture. The first “if” we will look at is “If with all your heart” from Deuteronomy 4.

   

18th December 2022

This morning’s service had a brunch-like family fun feel to it with a bit of everything from food and drink, some thoughts from Heather about the hope that Jesus gives, 2 carols, pop up singing of the 12 days of Christmas, making a Christingle, table chats about Christmas family habits, table quizzes, lighting the 4th of the Advent candles and a cartoon dispelling some of the myths of the nativity story. Thanks to Chris, Sherri, Heather and Katrina and everyone for coming and helping to make it a lovely last service before Christmas. Apologies for the loss of camera focus in places in the middle of the service.

   

11th December 2022

Today’s service was our annual Carol Service. Many thanks to Mike and Anne for all their hard work in pulling it all together. Thanks too to Chris for all the tech and bringing us the live video link which in the very nature of live links was bound to fail. This video contains the whole glitch free news report from Bethlehem at the start of the service. Mike hosted. Mary Anne and Mike led our musical worship. Peter brought a Christmas story that somehow involving Pawn brokers! It truly was a group effort with many readers, caterers and helpers. Jide and Eniola lit our Advent candles. Thanks to Russ and Carol for constructing the crib from flatpack. We hope that all that watch this as well as those who were there in person are truly blessed.

   

4th December 2022

This morning, the second Sunday of Advent we met around the communion table. Jim and Val led the service supported with sung worship by Russ and Carol. Heather gave the notices at the start of the service. Alan and Maureen lit the 2nd Advent candle symbolising “Peace”. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

27th November 2022

The first Sunday in Advent is all about "Hope". Chris hosts, Heidi, Karin and Luca light the first Advent candle. Russ Carol and Dan lead our sung worship. Russ brings intercessary prayers. Carol brings the reading from Romans 12. Kevin brings the message. We hope the service is a blessing to all that watch.

   

2Oth November 2022

This week we come to the end of our series exploring the Psalms with a very upbeat Psalm, Psalm 145. Alan Dinnie brings the message. The service is hosted by Liz. Sandra brings the reading. Worship is selected from iSing Worship. We hope you enjoy and are blessed by the service.

   

13th November 2022

Our Remembrance service this morning continued our series in the Psalms. Peter preached on Psalm 88 and 89. Heather hosted the service. The sung worship was led by Mike, Anne and Mary. Mary read Psalm 88 v 6-12, Psalm 89 v 1–2 and v 46-52. Heidi and Karin led our Act of Remembrance including a time of prayer. A two minute silence was observed. We hope you are blessed by watching this service.

 

   

6th November 2022

 

This morning's communion service was led by Russ. Alan and Maureen served the bread and wine.

 

   

30th October 2022

This morning's service continues our series on the Psalms. Dan acts as host for the first time. Mike Anne and Mary lead our sung worship. Anne leads our prayer time and Sandra brings us the reading from Psalm 85 and Psalm 86 v11 -13 Peter brings us insight on these difficult Psalms and doesnt dodge the hard questions the church worldwide and local have to face.

   

23rd October 2022

This morning's service continues our series in the Psalms. We were pleased to welcome Mike Wheate to Vale for the first time. Mike spoke on Psalm 84 v 1-12 & Psalm 87 v7 encouraging us to meet with God and persevere in adversity. Sarah hosted for the first time and was interrupted by a telephone conversation with God (with a Lancashire accent) about the Lord's prayer. Roy brought the reading. Russ and Carol led our sung worship and Carol led our prayer time.

   

16th October 2022

This morning’s service continued our series in the Psalms and was based on Psalm 91. Alan Dinnie gave the talk entitled “Living secure in an uncertain world”. Kevin hosted the service. Sandra led our time of prayer and Dan read the Psalm. Worship songs were courtesy of i-Sing Worship and we included a short time during our worship of encouraging each other. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

9th October 2022

This morning’s service continues our series in Psalms. We welcome back Neil Whitmill who brings the message from Psalm 77. Chris Hosts, Mike Anne and Mary lead our sung worship. Heather leads us in prayer, Anne brings the reading. During Neil’s talk Alan and David are encouraged to arm wrestle!!! and all of us are encouraged to talk about what God has done memorably in our lives.

   

2nd October2022

This morning’s service was a combination of Harvest and Communion hosted by Heather. We were made aware of God’s great provision and yet the great need in this country and worldwide. Katrina asked for help in providing breakfasts at the school and a possible new food bank through Heart Of Marston. Anita launched this years Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal. Sarah read from Psalm 65. Sarah and David provided a musically adventurous harvest sung duet. Heather led us in prayer. Songs by i-Sing Worship. Jim and Val assisted Heather with distributing the communion bread and wine. Thanks to all who helped in the service and for the generous giving of tinned and dry food for the Need Project. We hope the service is a blessing to all that watch.

   

25th September 2022

It was lovely to welcome Lisa Kerry who is the New Team Leader at the Central Baptist Association who preached on Psalm 104. It was a releasing talk reminding us that God wants us to have fun and to be what He created us to be. So if you are a modern day Leviathan then be released to frolic (Psalm 104 v26) The service was hosted by Kevin. Russ and Dan led our time of sung worship. Alan and Maureen led our time of intercessory prayer. Rachel brought the reading from Psalm 104.

   

18th September 2022

This morning’s service is hosted by Heather. Neil preaches from Psalm 73. Ann brings our reading and Liz leads our intercessory prayers. Worship from iSing Worship. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

11th September 2022

Today's service is the start of our new preaching series on the Psalms. We also mark the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September 2022.. Anita hosts the service. Our sung worship is led by Mike, Anne and Mary. Tony and Anne bring tributes and prayers following the death of the Queen. Anne also leads us in intercessory prayers. Russ reads Psalm 23 and Peter preaches on the Psalm. We hope you are blessed by the service

   

31st July

As we go through the summer holiday break this will be our last uploaded service until September when we start our new preaching series. We will continue to meet in person weekly but those services will be much more informal and participatory so wont be filmed. This weeks service, filmed last Sunday, is led by Russ and Carol with others participating. Check out Jim's smart outfit. We hope you are blessed.

   

24th July

This Sunday Alan Dinnie shares some thoughts from the scriptures in Isaiah, “Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you”. Jide brings the reading from Isaiah 60 1-13. Liz hosts the service. Worship is led by Anne, Mike and Mary. Roy Watts leads our intercessory prayers. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

10th July 2022

This morning was the last of our "New" themed series. Mike Anne and Mary lead our sung worship with Anne hosting. Alan and Maureen lead our intercessory prayers. Rachel brings the reading from Revelation 21:1-7. Neil Whitmill brings an interesting upbeat message on the theme of "New Heaven and New Earth". We hope you are blessed.

   

3rd July 2022

This morning’s service was Holy Communion led by Heather and Liz. Sandra reads from Lamentations 3. The service included an excellent film “His Hands”. We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

26th June 2022

This morning's service starts with a wave of greeting from the gathered Vale Community Church in Marston Moretaine to all those who join us via YouTube (too many to mention by name). Pauline Wade from Stotfold joins us again to share in our “New” series and talks enthusiastically about God putting a “New song” on our hearts and encourages us to step out in ministry. Kevin hosts the service. Russ, Carol and Dan lead a beautiful time of sung worship. Jim and Val lead us in intercessory prayer and Anne brings the readings from Psalm 40:1-5, Luke 10: 1-3,17-21. We hope you are encouraged to step out into the ministry God has called you into to bless others and are in turn blessed yourself by watching.

   

19th June 2022

This morning's service is hosted by Anita, with Mary, Mike and Anne leading our worship. Alan Dinnie brings the message on the subject “New Wine, New Wineskins”. Jim brings the relevant reading from Luke 5: 33 -39. Liz leads our prayer time. The service ends with a video based on the Franciscan Benediction. We hope you are blessed.

 

   

Marston Moretaine's Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration 2nd June 2022

Vale Community Church was pleased to support Marston Parish Council along with St Mary's Church, The Royal British Legion, Heart of Marston and many others in organising and running the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations on Thursday 2nd June 2022. Our very own David Butterworth enjoyed his day as Town Crier. Chris ran the PA system and VCC paid for and supplied the bouncy castle for the community to enjoy. St Mary's choir sang the specially written Jubilee song. The Revd. Andrew Goodman dedicated the Jubilee Garden. Hugh Roberts, Chair of the Parish Council lit the beacon at 9.45 p.m. It was a great day enjoyed by the whole Marston community and we were pleased to be asked to help. Sherri and Chris and Katrina (Heart of Marston) and team are specially to be thanked for their tireless work.

   

12th June

This morning’s service is hosted by Kevin. Neil leads our worship . David and Sandra lead communion. Jide brings 3 readings - Luke 13:20-21, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 and Matthew 16:5-12. Neil also brings the message as we near the end of our “New” themed series. His message is about “New batch” - how a little yeast can produce a big difference. We hope this service brings a difference to all that watch it and a new freedom. The service concludes with a worship video “When Death was arrested by Seth Condrey”

   

5th June 2022

This week we celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost. Heather hosts the service. Russ, Carol and Dan lead our worship. Readings are brought by Alan (The tower of Babel - Genesis 11 1-9) and Heidi (Penntecost - Acts 2 1-11) Peter brings the message in our "New " series - New Humanity. Following the message Russ leads a quiet time allowing us the space and opportunity to ask the Holy Spirit to touch us. There are videos from Hope UK with a song specially commissioned for the Jubilee - Rise Up and Serve featuring the Commonwealth Choir & Friends. The service ends with the Blessing UK video.

   

29th May 2022

This week our service is hosted by Anne. Anne, Mike and Mary lead our worship. Sherri shares some ideas during the notices about upcoming family fun days we hope to run monthly starting in June. Anita and Heather lead prayers and thoughts about the persecuted church and show a Release International video about the church in Nigeria. Dan brings 3 readings that illustrate today's message : Exodus 20 v 3, I Chronicles 16 v 26 and Judges 5 v 8 Neil gives a very challenging message on the theme of "New gods" and encourages us to consider our values, goals and life directions. We hope you are challenged and at the same time blessed by the service.

   

22nd May 2022

This week we continue with our "New" series theme with our old friend Richard Lake (Lavendon Baptist Church) speaking about "New Family". Liz hosts the service with worship music from I-Sing worship. Pauline brings the reading from 1 Corinthians 12: 1-13. Sandra shares an interesting word of encouragement during our prayer time.

   

15th May 2022

This week Anita hosts the service and leads worship. Heather leads our prayer focus on Ukraine. Heidi brings the reading from Acts 9 1-19. Alan Dinnie brings the message in our "New" themed series as he explores a "New Way". We hope you are blessed by this morning's service.

 

 

   

1st May 2022

This week’s service is our regular communion service beautifully led by Carol and Russ looking at the theme of peace, faith, love and hope. Russ and Carol also led our sung worship assisted by Dan on guitar. Anita hosted the service. We hope you are blessed by watching it.

 

   

24th April 2022

This week’s service is hosted by Heather. Russ, Carol and Dan lead our worship as part of which Carol leads us in an intercessory prayer time. Val brings the reading from Genesis 1. Peter starts off our new series with the theme “New” and in his own inimitable way thoughtfully considers a lot of topics such as life without Sainsbury’s doughnuts, the beauty of creation, science, Friedrich Nietzsche and life without God or purpose and God being the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.

   

17th April 2022

Jesus is Risen. He is risen indeed! This Easter Sunday Anne and Mike host the service. Together with Mary they lead our worship. Anne also leads us in intercessory prayer. David brings the reading from John 20 v1-18. Alan Dinnie brings the Easter story alive through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. We hope you are blessed by watching the service.

   

10th April 2022

This week is Palm Sunday. Liz hosts the service. We have guest appearances from Gordon and Dave who speek about the work of the Need project. There is no message this week but instead Heather leads our devotional prayer time. Sherri brings our bible readings.

 

   

3rd April 2022

This morning Anita leads our communion service with Russ assisting. We hope the service is a blessing to all who watch it. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. We have a visit from Gordon and local input from Dave on the work of the Need Project

   

27th march 2022

This Sunday is Mothering Sunday. Heather hosts the service and interviews Karin and Sherri on being a mum. Russ and Carol lead our sung worship. Carol also leads us in prayer. Alan brings the Reading from Romans 12 1-13. Peter preaches on "Relationship with Church Leaders".

   

20th March 2022

This week we are pleased to have a visiting speaker, Joe Parton from Compassion, celebrating Vale’s involvement in sponsoring 6 children through the charity and giving an insight into the additional benefits for the local community by individual sponsorship. Anita hosts the service, Liz and Heather lead our prayer time with a focus on the war in Ukraine. Mary reads the story of the Good Samaritan. As Mike and Anne are away due to Covid, Chris saved the day with worship songs courtesy of iSing worship. Next week we return to our preaching series on relationships with Peter bringing the message on “Our relationship with Church Leaders” and Russ, Carol and Dan leading worship. We hope the service is a blessing to you and thank Joe and Phoebe for driving from Oxford and for their infectious enthusiasm for the work of Compassion.

 

   

 

13th March 2022

This weeks service is hosted by Liz. Neil Whitmill gives an enthralling talk continueing our relationship series with "Relationship with the body of Christ". Songs are courtesy of iSing Worship. Next week we have Joe Parton from the charity Compassion coming to share about their work of helping children and young people throughout the world

   

6th march 2022

Welcome to Vale@Home Live. This week is our communion service hosted by Heather, beautifully led by Jim and Val and supported with worship led by Russ and Carol. As part of the service Jim shares what communion means to him and Val shares some thoughts on spiritual blessings from Ephesians 1. We hope the service is a blessing to all that watch.

 

 

   

27th February 2022

Welcome to Vale Community Church, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. We continue our series on “Relationships”. This week Anita looks sympathetically at “Our relationship with those less committed” and uses the bible verses about the labourers hired to work in the vineyard as her text. Kevin hosts. Russ and Carol lead our time of worship. Russ leads us in prayer and brings the conflict in Ukraine before God’s throne. Carol brings the reading from Matthew 20.

 

 

   

20th February 2022

This week we continue our preaching series on relationships by looking at “Relationships with those we don’t like”. Peter brings the talk and focuses particularly on relationships within the church. Anita hosts the service. Mary, Mike and Anne lead our sung worship. Peter also dovetailed in a commercial break by launching a surprise funding scheme to help Sarah’s orphanage in Nepal using his love for stamps. He encourages others to consider how they can use their talents for this worthwhile cause. Sarah brings the reading from Romans 14 v 1-18. Alan and Maureen lead our prayer time. We hope you enjoy this service and have a great week. The Lord bless you.

 

   

13th February 2022

Welcome to Vale@Home This week’s service continues our series on relationships. Alan Dinie brings insight into the area of “Relationships with one another”. Russ brings the readings from John 13.1-17 & 34-35. Heather hosts the service. Liz brings intercessory prayers and Mike Anne and Mary lead worship. We hope that you are blessed by the service.

 

   

30th January 2022

This week our series on relationships continues with “Relationships with not-yet Christians”. Alan Dinnie brings the message with humour, freely littered with pearls of wisdom from his life experiences. Kevin hosts. Mary and Mike lead our worship. Pauline brings the reading about Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, John 4: 1-14. Heather leads our prayers and brings an update video on the progress of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer. We hope the service is a blessing to all who watch.

 

 

   

23rd January 2022

This Sunday we welcome Tricia Howe from Stotfold Baptist church who continues our series on “Relationships” with a beautifully delivered talk on our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Tricia showed a short, animated video by The Bible Project on the Holy Spirit before her talk. Liz hosts the service. Russ, Carol and Dan lead us in worship and prayer. Mary and Liz bring us readings from Acts 1 and 2. Following the talk Tricia leads us in a time of prayer and blessing. A great service to be part of. We hope it blesses all who join us on-line.

 

   

16th January 2022

This week Neil leads our time of sung worship and also brings us the second message in our series on relationships. “Relationship with Father” or to be more accurate “Father’s relationship with us” His message was beautifully delivered and illustrated with a Rembrandt masterpiece of the Father embracing his returning son. Neil gently led us in a time of reflection and response as we considered where we stand in the picture with our relationship with Father God.

Anita hosts the service. Alan and Maureen lead our time of prayer. Heidi brings the readings from Luke 15 11-32 and John 14 6-12

Neil finished the service with these words from Ephesians 3:20-21 which we feel will be significant in the life of our church this year. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”

 

   

9th January 2022

What a great service today! What have Woodbine Willie, Luciano Pavarotti and a woman suffering from haemorrhaging got in common. They all feature in Peter’s talk – “Relationship with Jesus” that launches our new Sermon series on “Relationships”. Recommended listening. Mike and Anne lead our worship beautifully. Liz takes us into a time of reflective prayer. Rachel and Pauline bring readings from Matthew 5 1-10 (The Beatitudes) and Mark 5 24-34 – Healing of the woman with bleeding . We hope as always that those who regularly watch on YouTube are equally blessed as those that meet in person and particularly those who missed today’s service due to illness will be healed and themselves hear Jesus say “Who touched me?”.

 

 

   

2nd January 2022

Happy New Year and welcome to our first service in 2022. It was good to meet together in person. Russ and Carol lead our communion service today. we hope it is a blessing to all who watch.

 

   

 19th December 2021

This years carol service was a joy to be at. It was organised, hosted and led by Mike, supported by Anne, David and Heidi. Many people took part in bringing the Christmas readings, prayers and lighting the advent candle. Peter brought the message to life with a story about how a little baby had transformed the lives of gristled gold rush cowboys. Enjoy the wonder of the story of Jesus's birth and come too and worship.

 

 

 

   

12th December 2021

Todays service is based on the Nativity Story focusing on Mary and Joseph. Liz hosts, Neil leads our worship. Heather leads our prayer time. Jide brings the reading from Luke 1:26-35 and 2: 1-7. Kevin 's talk looks at Mary and Joseph's story and God's interaction with them and also looks at Vale church's journey hearing from and trusting in God for our journey.

 

 

   

5th December 2021

This week is our Communion Service led by Alan and Maureen. Russ and Carol host and lead us in worship, together with Dan. Karen and Heidi light the second advent candle. We hope this service is a blessing to all who watch.

 

   

28th November 2021

This week’s service on the First Sunday of Advent is hosted by Anne and Mike. Jim Mannall brings the message on our theme of ‘Waiting”. This week’s message is about Zechariah & Elizabeth waiting for John the Baptist. Val reads the story from Luke 1: 5 – 25 & 57 – 64. Zain lights the advent candle and Alan leads our prayer time. Worship is led beautifully by Mike Anne and Mary. We hope this service is a blessing to you

 

   

21st November 2021

This week Pauline Wade kicks off our new series on "Waiting" with thoughts on "When God says wait!" Heather hosts the service. Neil leads our worship. Neil is multitasking today as he also leads our young people's work with Helen in using art as an expression of worship. The reading from Psalm 27 is brought by Alan and Anita leads our prayers. Next week Jim tackles waiting for John the Baptist (Zechariah and Elizabeth) We hope you are blessed by the service.

   

14th November 2021

This week is our Remembrance Service hosted by Liz. Keith and Tracey lead our Act of Remembrance. Mary and Mike lead our worship. The reading from John 8:1-11, the woman caught in adultery is read by Dan. Peter brings the message. We hope you are blessed by this service.

 

   

7th November 2021

This week is a short communion service led by Dan and Jide supported by Russ and Carol. We hope you enjoy it

 

   

31st October 2021

This week we welcome Richard Ledger (younger brother of our very own Peter Ledger) who brings us the message in our "Jesus says" series: Jesus - the Bread of Life. Sarah brings the reading from John 6 v 25-40. Anita hosts and leads our prayer time. Music is from i-Sing worship. we hope you enjoy and are blessed by the service.

   

24th October 2021

This week is our Harvest service. Anne hosts. There is an interview with our resident farmer, Sarah. Anne, Mike and Mary lead our worship. Heather leads our prayer time and Alan Dinnie brings the harvest message. We hope enjoy and are blessed by this service.

   

17th October 2021

This week Heather is hosting, Carol brings the message looking at sin. Neil leads our worship. Jide and Sarah bring readings from John 8 and Galatians 5. We hope you ejoy the service. Next week Alan Dinie continues our series on Jesus says as we celebrate ourHarvest Service.

 

   

10th October 2021

This week's service is hosted initially by Kevin and later by Peter. Heather leads our prayer time. Mary leads worship on the keyboard, Pauline brings the reading from Acts 9. Peter brings the message which is full of passion and personal reflection. We hope you enjoy and are blessed by the service.

 

   

3rd October 2021

This week Russ and Carol lead a short time of Holy Communion as is our habit for the first Sunday of every month. We hope you enjoy the service. Next week we start a new series on "Jesus says" with Peter preaching.

 

   

26th September 2021

This week we have our moderator, Alan Dinnie bringing a message from Isaiah "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.". Heather is hosting. Neil leads our worship. Liz leads our prayer time. Stephen briings the readings from Isaiah 61:1-3 and Luke 4:14-20. We hope you are blessed.

 

   

19th september 2021

This Sunday's service is our chance finally to say thank you in person to Steve and Jo for 14 years of giving thenselves in ministry to us at Vale Community Church following their retirement in July. Anita hosts the service. There are words of thanks and blessing from Sherri, Janette, Sandra, Stuart and Steve. Sherri, Muureen and Elaine give presents to Steve and Jo. Worship is from iSing Worship and Russ and Carol share a song based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If my people will humble themselves" Kevin looks at the ministry of Amos and how it's warnings apply to today. Heidi brings the reading from Amos 1:1-8.

 

   

11 July 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Lydia Motivated by Faith'
 

   

4 July 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Dorcas the Doer'
 

   

27 June 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Ananias and Sapphira'
 

   

20 June 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Paul a Transformed Man'

 

   

13 June 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Stephen the Martyr'

 

   

6 June 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Barnabas Son of Encouragement'

 

   

30 May 2021

PEOPLE OF ACTS
'Peter the Confident Witness'

 

   

23 May 2021 

Pentecost Sunday on the School Playground


 

   

16 May 2021 

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
'God is FAITHFUL'

 

   

9 May 2021

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
'God is LOVE'

 

   

2 May 2021

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
'God is ALMIGHTY'

 

   

25 April 2021

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
'God is WISDOM'

 

   

18 April 2021

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
'God is UNCHANGING'

 

   

11 April 2021

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
'God is SOVEREIGN'

 

   

4 April 2021

Easter Sunday


 

   

2 April 2021

Good Friday
'5 Miracles of Calvary'

 

   

28 March 2021

Palm Sunday
'Four pictures of Jesus' triumphal entry'

 

   

21 March 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'A Journey of Joy'

 

   

14 March 2021 

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Spiritual Renewal'

 

   

7 March 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Stirred by the Spirit'

 

   

28 February 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Don’t be Paralysed - get Organised!'

 

   

21 February 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Do I Care?'

 

   

14 February 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Revival in Holiness'

 

   

7 February 2021 

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Trusting in God's Protection'

 

   

31 January 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Setbacks and the Sovereignty of God'

 

   

24 January 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Walking in Faith'

 

   

17 January 2021

REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW
'Following God's Guidance'

 

   

10 January 2021

'REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW'

 

   

3 January 2021

Covenant Service
'The renewal of God's purposes'

 

   

25 December 2020

Christmas Day Service
'Was it badly planned?'

 

   

20 December 2020

Carol Service - 4:00pm
'Christmas Hope in a COVID World'

 

   

13 December 2020

Advent Attitudes
'Spiritual Certainty'

 

   

6 December 2020

Advent Attitudes
'Wondering Acceptance'

 

   

29 November 2020

Advent Attitudes
'Rational Objection'

 

   

22 November 2020

What is church?
'Finale'

 

   

15 November 2020

What is church?
'Looking forward (to eternity)'

 

   

8 November 2020

What is church?
'Reconciling'

 

   

1 November 2020

What is church?
'Listening'

 

   

25 October 2020

What is church?
'Releasing (into)'

 

   

18 October 2020

What is church?
'Healing (from)'

 

   

11 October 2020

What is church?
'Serving'

 

   

4 October 2020

What is church?
'Praying'

 

   

27 September 2020

What is church?
'Loving'

 

   

20 September 2020

What is church?
'Worshipping'

 

   

13 September 2020

What is church?
'Come unto me'

 

   

6 September 2020

Harvest Celebration


 

   

30 August 2020

Psalm 48


 

   

23 August 2020

Psalm 84


 

   

16 August 2020

Psalm 103


 

   

9 August 2020

Psalm 18


 

   

2 August 2020

Other worldly HOPE


 

   

26 July 2020

The power of HOPE


 

   

19 July 2020

A reason for HOPE


 

   

12 July 2020

A people of HOPE


 

   

5 July 2020

The cornerstone of HOPE


 

   

28 June 2020

A precious HOPE


 

   

21 June 2020

A living HOPE


 

   

14 June 2020

The Elect in EXile


 

   

7 June 2020

The Wilderness will burst into bloom


 

   

31 May 2020

Pentecost Sunday:
Transforming POWER

 

   

24 May 2020

Jesus' post ressurection appearances:
Ascension Sunday - Why Jesus had to go

 

   

17 May 2020

Jesus' post ressurection appearances:
Making disciples

 

   

10 May 2020

Jesus' post ressurection appearances:
Breakfast on the beach

 

   

3 May 2020

Jesus' post resurrection appearances:
Overwhelmed disciples

 

   

26 April 2020

Jesus' post resurrection appearances:
The road to Emmaus

 

   

19 Aril 2020

Jesus' post resurrection appearances:
The women at the tomb

 

   

12 April 2020

Easter Day Celebration


 

   

10 April 2020

Good Friday Service
Time of worship and reflection

 

   

9 APRIL 2020

Maundy Thursday Communion


 

   

29 March

How can we think and act for others instead of looking out merely for ourselves?


 

 


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