“I hold the keys of death and Hades” May 24, 2020

Pam & John Hollman                 24th May 2020    Good morning! Welcome to this service of praise and worship from Oakridge Baptist Church.  My name is Pam Hollman, and my husband John and I, are members here at Oakridge Baptist Church.It will certainly be a special day when we can join together face to face again but for now we’re thankful that we can join together in this way – online, by CD, or by reading this service. Now let’s ask God to help us draw near to Him.


“Why do you stand here looking into the sky?” May 17, 2020

Rev’d. Mark & Liz Macaulay                 17th May 2020     Good morning, and welcome to our communion service, on this Sunday before Ascension Day on Thursday 21st May. You may wish to pause and collect some bread or crackers and a glass of juice or wine for later in our service. As we are still in the period of Eastertide, let’s greet each other with the Paschal greeting: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again, Hallelujah!


David, Jesus, or Both? May 10, 2020

Mark Macaulay                  10th May     Good morning on the 75th VE Day bank holiday weekend and what would have been a perfect summery weekend in Bournemouth at the Baptist Assembly. Today is again the “Great Lord’s Day”, which is every day between Easter and Pentecost, and we welcome you to our service. Let’s greet one another with the Paschal Greeting: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!”


“Lord, what about him?” May 3, 2020

Mark Macaulay                         3rd May 2020   Good morning and welcome to another Service on the “Great Lord’s Day”, which is every day between Easter and Pentecost, also known as Eastertide. In this period we greet one another with the Paschal Greeting: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!”We thank God for Jesus’ resurrection which assures us that resurrection is part of our future too and so we know we’ll meet our beloved Gill Curtis who was cal


Throw your net on the right side April 26, 2020

Mark Macaulay                26th April 2020    Good morning and welcome to another Service on the “Great Lord’s Day”, which is every day between Easter and Pentecost, also known as Eastertide. In this period we greet one another with the Paschal Greeting: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!”We are into our second month of lockdown and the big story of the week was probably so subtle you might have missed it. Clever people at Oxford University have invented a ge


How much proof do we need? April 19, 2020

Mark Macaulay                 19th April 2020   Good morning and welcome to our Service on the “Great Lord’s Day”. Actually the “Great Lord’s Day” is every day between Easter and Pentecost, also known as Eastertide. In this period we greet one another with the Paschal Greeting: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!” 


Your grief will turn to joy April 12, 2020

Mark Macaulay     Easter Day      12th April 2020    Good morning and welcome to our Easter Morning Service. The Introit was recorded individually by our musicians and edited into a virtual music group by Rod. See, many new skills are emerging from the lockdown. It’s Easter, so please join me in the Paschal Greeting: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!”


“Who is this ‘Son of Man’?” April 5, 2020

Mark Macaulay    –    Palm Sunday            –   5th April 2020This is the third Sunday since all public gatherings like churches were closed and the second in this period of lockdown. Spare a thought for our senior folk as this is three weeks down and nine to go of isolation for their own safety, whereas for most of us it is so that we don’t inadvertently become conveyors of Covid19, a name with a sudden resurgence in media popularity just as the WHO renamed it SARS-Cov-2 – proo


Church to the Father’s glory March 29, 2020

Mark Macaulay                                    29th March 2020     We might be forgiven for thinking that the only show in town, if not the world, is Covid19 – a name that seems to be losing traction just as quickly as it emerged as a WHO-designated-no-blame description of the coronavirus that was first recognised in China when it emerged from Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan in 2019. Covid19 has now been renamed “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2


I will not leave you as orphans March 22, 2020

Mark Macaulay        22nd March 2020   Mothering Sunday   (In Social Isolation)   Who would have imagined that this Mothering Sunday would be so strange, without the usual visits and family meals? My camera-shy mum, for whom being tech-savvy is being able to text on a push button phone, is limited a phonecall today. Like so many other mums her health is at risk and while it may seem strange that loving someone means avoiding them, we have to rethink our natural social instincts and modi