Here are some of the sermons preached since the beginning of the epidemic.

From February 28th 2021 until further notice, we are back in church and on zoom !
Our Chaplain’s licensing service was held in church on February 7th 2021, and we were also able to hold our carol service in St Marc’s (grand volume) on Sunday 20th December at 17:00. Otherwise, all our services were on zoom from November 1st until February 28th.

To get the zoom address for our services, please email contact@grenoblechurch.org, and we’ll get back to you !

Our Sunday school will take place in church on “full communion” Sundays (2nd and 4th Sunday in the month). Our parents who prefer to stay at home will receive by WhatsApp a link to some videos to show their children every week.

List of all our services (in church and/or on zoom) most recent first, since March 2020

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On May 2nd, Elizabeth led our service in church and on zoom. During the service, our churchwardens were sworn in, and our council introduced to the congregation. Our readings were Acts 8:26-40 and John 15:1-8, Nick preached on ‘Do you understand?’. Ruth Led our prayers. Our songs were Be thou my vision, Though I feel afraid, Speak o Lord, Open the eyes of my heart, You are the vine, Our darkness and Confitemini Domino (Taizé), Come, people of the risen King.

On April 25th, Samuel led our service in church and on zoom. Our readings were Acts 4:1-12 and John 10:11-18. Nick preached on ‘the Name of Jesus‘. Philippe led our prayers. Our songs were : Blessèd be the Name of the Lord, Jesus, Name above all names (2 versions), The Lord’s my shepherd, At the name of Jesus Jesus, be the Centre, All hail the power of Jesus’ Name !

On April 18th, Val led our service in church and on zoom. Our readings were Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4 and Luke 24:36b-49. Alan preached on “Witnesses”. Val also led our prayers. Our songs were All heaven declares, At your feet we fall, Make me a channel of your peace, Behold the Lamb, Eat this bread and Wait for the Lord (Taizé), and Go forth and tell.

On April 11th, Julia led our service in church and on zoom. Our Readings were Acts 4 : 32 – 35 and John 20: 19 – 31. Nick preached on ‘Belief and Testimony‘. Samuel led our prayers. Our songs were Jesus Lives, Almighty god, He has risen, Come, people of the risen King, The Servant king, Bless the Lord, my soul and Laudate Dominum (Taizé), In Christ Alone.

On April 4th (Easter day), David led our service in church and on zoom. Our readings were Mark 16:1-8 and Acts 10:34-43. Nick preached on ‘He is risen‘, 8 people were baptised. Eric led our prayers. Our songs were : Jesus Christ is risen today, How deep the father’s love for us, An Easter Hymn (words by Clifford Owen), Peace to you (Kendrick), Jubilate Coeli (Taizé), Thine be the Glory/A toi la gloire.

On March 28th, Philippe led our Palm Sunday service in church and on zoom. Our readings were Mark 11: 1 – 11, Psalm 31: 9 – 10, 14 – 16, Mark 15: 1 – 20, 22 – 26. Nick preached on “King’s cross”. Alan and Val led our prayers. Our songs were Ride on, ride on in Majesty, Hosanna Hosanna, My song is love unknown, Hosanna in the highest, Jesus, remember me (Taizé), When I survey the wondrous cross.

On March 21st, Elizabeth led our service in St Marc’s and on zoom. Our readings were Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-13, John 12:20-30. Nick preached on “We want to see Jesus”. Philippe led our prayers. Our songs were Light of the world, Almighty God, Lord I come to you (The power of your love), Open the eyes of my heart, Behold the Lamb, Hosanna in the Highest, Eat this bread (Taizé), Immortal, Invisible God only wise

On March 14th, Julia led a family service in St Marc’s and on zoom. Our readings were Colossians 3:12 –17, Psalm 34:11–15, John 9:1–7. Nick preached on “Love is … doing what you’re told”. Samuel led our prayers. Our songs were Breathe on me, breath of God, When we walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey), I have decided to follow Jesus, Love divine, all loves excelling, You shall go out with Joy.

On March 7th, Penny and David led the service in St Marc’s and on zoom. Our readings were Exodus 20:1-7, Psalm 22: 23 – 28, John 2:13-22. Nick preached on “God’s Rules“. Eric led our prayers. Our songs were : Thou whose almighty word, Almighty God, My hope is built on nothing less, A new commandment, O Jesus, I have promised.

On February 28th, we celebrated Holy Communion in St Marc’s and on zoom. Our Readings were Genesis 17: 1 – 7, 15 – 16, Psalm 22: 23 – 28,Mark 8: 31 – 38. Nick preached on “covenant to cross“. Val led our prayers. Our songs were : Come, now is the time to worship, Almighty God, God forgave my sin (freely freely), Man of sorrows, in Christ alone.

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On Easter Sunday, we had 43 households connected. Our readings were Matthew 28:1-10 and Acts 10:34-43. Alan’s sermon Jesus, Victor over death. Philippe’s prayers.

Our songs were :

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On Good Friday at 20:00 we held a Tenebrae devotional service. The 7 words from the cross were read. They are Luke 23:33-34, Luke 23:39-43, John 19:25-27, Mark 15:33-34, John 19:28, John 19:29-30 and Luke 23: 44-46. After each word, a candle (on a powerpoint slide) was put out, at the end everyone should be in total darkness, and then light their own candle. We had the following music :

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We decided that it wouldn’t really be feasible to hold our customary Maundy Thursday meal and Communion by zoom, but here is Alan’s Sermon Jesus himself explains the meaning of his death.

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On Palm Sunday our Reading was Matthew 21:1-11 Alan’s sermon “Jesus, the crowds and us” . Val’s Prayers

Our songs were :

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March 29th, we celebrated Holy Communion via zoom ! it was Passion Sunday and our readings were :

Hebrews 10:11-18 and John 12:20-33

Alan’s Sermon “Why did Jesus die for us“?

Xiaodan’s Prayers.

This week’s songs (played at the time by Jimin and Kwangil, but here you’ll find YouTube links !) were:

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It was Mothering Sunday, and our readings were :

1 Samuel 1: 1-28 and Luke 2:33-35

Alan’s Sermon Learning from Hannah about God

David’s Prayers

Some songs (different styles have been chosen !) :

From the rising of the Sun

Great is thy faithfulness,

Blessèd be your name ,

Faithful one,

Tell out my soul,

Now thank we all our God

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From the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic up until February 2021, no locum could come to us. Our heartfelt thanks to John Dinnen, Ben Johnson-Frow, Michael Selman, Chris Martin, Clifford Owen, Nick Finlay (now our Chaplain), Stuart Bell and Richard Venn, who were our “online locums” .

Here are some resources from other churches, or people :

A video message to us all from our Bishop, Robert Innes !

Diocesan web page during the coronavirus outbreak.

A page from the Anglican church in Aquitaine !