Sunday Service: 22 March 9.30am
Since we are unable to host any public gatherings for the time being, welcome to our virtual church! Join us from 9.30am onwards for a shortened service from St Peter's Church, Brackley. Click on the video below to play the service. You can expand the video by clicking the square in the bottom right corner.
Below are some links to help you and your family follow along, as well as some other resources. From 10-10.30am we will have a time of fellowship and Q&A via live video link (called "Zoom") - simply click the big button below to join in.
Images from the sermon
Quotes about Psalm 46:1
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
“Are we pursued? God is our refuge to whom we may flee and in whom we may be safe... Are we oppressed by troubles? Have we work to do and enemies to grapple with? God is our strength to bear us up under our burdens, to fit us for all our services and sufferings; he will by his grace put strength into us, and on him we may stay ourselves. Are we in distress? He is a help, to do all that for us which we need . . . a help sufficient, a help accommodated to every case and exigence; whatever it is, he is a very present help; we cannot desire a better help, nor shall ever find the like in any creature.”
"He is a very present help in trouble." Help that is not present when we need it is of small value. The anchor which is left at home is of no use to the seaman in the hour of storm; the money which he used to have is of no worth to the debtor when a writ is out against him. . . . But as for the LORD our God, He is present when we seek Him, present when we need Him.
He is more than "present." He is very present. More present than the nearest friends can be, for He is in us in our trouble; more present than we are to ourselves, for sometimes we lack presence of mind. He is always present, effectually present, sympathetically present, altogether present. He is present now if this is a gloomy season. Let us rest ourselves upon Him.
He is our refuge, let us hide in Him; He is our strength, let us array ourselves with Him; He is our help, let us lean upon Him; He is our very present help, let us repose in Him now. We need not have a moment’s care or an instant's fear. "The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Great thanks to Mel Dee & Mark Probert for producing the video.