God is in our Bubble
The bible is full of lockdown stories if you think about it – Noah and his family locked down in the ark; the Israelite slaves in Egypt who locked down so that the angel of death would Passover; Jesus forcibly locked down in the tomb. In each situation there are some common factors including the new beginnings that emerged after the time of lockdown and the fact that God did not desert them in their time of lockdown. He penetrates their lockdown bubble!
View the recorded service here: https://youtu.be/z-22FYskg48
Download a pdf of the service sheet here
Connecting with God in times of distress
Today we will deal with the importance of keeping connected to God through a time of social isolation. It is the first of a 3-part series designed to empower our prayer life at this time when many of our normal personal interactions have been compromised.
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
May this time of worship sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low;
Forgive us for our doubt and despair, and help us to rest in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
View the recorded service here: https://youtu.be/fe6lIWkIMlU
Download a pdf of the Service Sheet here
Christ is Risen!
He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
Welcome to Worship on this Easter Day. This day is about hope – in our context of C19 we need to keep hope alive. The resurrection is the antidote to the despair and hopelessness we sometimes feel about the way our world is going. The key question we will explore today is this: How does the resurrection bring us hope in times such as these?
View the Service on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/X2dwRQYo7QA
Download the Service sheet here: Easter Day 2020
Greetings to you at this time of lockdown as we gather to watch pre-recorded services in our own homes.
Good Friday is a day when we remember the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. It is a day that carries many layers of meaning including the way it shows us God’s willingness to suffer with humanity. This is a powerful message currently with so much hardship and suffering engulfing our globe and infiltrating the homes of our nation. We have a God who knows our suffering and our pain.
View the service on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/gVKHNabsHtw
Download the Service sheet here: Good Friday 2020
Welcome to Worship for Palm Sunday.
The Gospel reading for today is about a journey, and we reach Palm Sunday 2020 having been on a journey with Covid 19, the Corona virus.
So what does this Palm Sunday story tell us in the context of our journey with COVID 19? How does it help us cope with what lies ahead right now?
View the recorded service here: https://youtu.be/vIIlE2qOKuM
Download a pdf of the Service Sheet here
Worship at Cashmere Presbyterian Church for Sunday 29th March 2020
Welcome to worship at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
For Cashmere folk who do not know me, I am Hamish Galloway. I will be your Interim Minister for the next 6 months. During this initial period where we cannot meet together I am working with our Parish Administrator, Gail, and the Parish Council to offer both pastoral care and worship experience through this time.
We will endeavor to keep in contact. We will post each Sunday a video that will lead you through a worship experience. Please monitor your emails and the Cashmere web page for details on how to access this.
The worship for this morning, Sunday 29th March, was pre-recorded in the church before the lockdown came into force.
And so, from Cashmere’s lovely church building, to your homes we will worship God together this morning. I will lead this service and then someone very familiar and loved by you, Anne Shave, will bring the message.
Follow this link: https://youtu.be/aO7gn-Sfuo4
Download the Service sheet here
Download the Sermon here
In line with National Church directives, Sunday Worship Services at Cashmere Presbyteian church have been suspended for the present time.
We will, however, be providing you with both online and written resources to replace the Sunday Service. This Sunday the Message will be given by Anne Shave, and the service led by our new Interim Minister, Rev Hamish Galloway. There will be further information about how you can access this later in the week.
It is clearly a time when we need to support each other.
If you need help at the moment, please email by return and we will respond accordingly.
If you can offer help, we would be pleased to hear from you as well.
We commit to keeping you fully informed and to offer support and help as we move forward.