St. Pixels Blog

Jul
8th
2014

Welcome to St Pixels – Church of the internet

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We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

 

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

 

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

 

2. We have regular live events.   The USA has a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT - a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening, our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.

 

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

 

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

 

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.  If you do not receive sound on your first visit, logging out and back in again can sort this.If it is your first visit you may miss out on sound – it’s easily sorted – simply leave and return

 

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

 

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.  In April a group of us met at Peterborough Cathedral, and we look forward to other meets in the near future – look out for details.

 

So – come and meet us, on or off line!

 

Jun
9th
2014

Welcome to St Pixels – Church of the internet.

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We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have regular live events.  From the beginning of March our regular patten of services has changed.  The USA will continue to have a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT. During March we will have a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening and our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.  In April these will be on a Friday evening.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.  If you do not receive sound on your first visit, logging out and back in again can sort this.If it is your first visit you may miss out on sound – it’s easily sorted – simply leave and return

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.  In April a group of us met at Peterborough Cathedral, and we look forward to other meets in the near future – look out for details.

So – come and meet us, on or off line!

 

May
3rd
2014

May Welcome To St. Pixels – church of the internet

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We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have regular live events.  From the beginning of March our regular patten of services has changed.  The USA will continue to have a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT. During March we will have a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening and our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.  In April these will be on a Friday evening.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.  If you do not receive sound on your first visit, logging out and back in again can sort this.If it is your first visit you may miss out on sound – it’s easily sorted – simply leave and return

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.  In April a group of us met at Peterborough Cathedral, and we look forward to other meets in the near future – look out for details.

So – come and meet us, on or off line!

Apr
1st
2014

Welcome To St Pixels – church of the internet

hill for pixWe are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have regular live events.  From the beginning of March our regular patten of services has changed.  The USA will continue to have a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT. During March we will have a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening and our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.  In April these will be on a Friday evening.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.  If you do not receive sound on your first visit, logging out and back in again can sort this.If it is your first visit you may miss out on sound – it’s easily sorted – simply leave and return

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.  In April we shall be having a meet at Peterborough Cathedral – do join us if you are able.

So – come and meet us

Mar
3rd
2014

Welcome to St. Pixels – church of the internet

 

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We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have regular live events.  From the beginning of March our regular patten of services has changed.  The USA will continue to have a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT. During March we will have a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening and our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.  In March these will be on a Wednesday evening.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.

So – come and meet us

Feb
4th
2014

Welcome to St Pixels – church of the internet

Welcome!

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We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have a live event daily, sometimes this is a chat room, sometimes a time of worship. These vary greatly depending on the leader; some examples have been posted as other posts on this website.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.

So – come and meet us

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Here in the UK we have had extremely wet weather. Many areas have been flooded, homes and livelihoods have been damaged. Elsewhere there is oppression, injustice and war.  Yet along side this there are signs of hope.

Hope

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May we never forget those in need, remembering them in our prayers and campaigning for justice and keep looking for signs of hope and beauty, in both nature and in the actions of others.
Amen.

Jan
3rd
2014

Welcome to St Pixels – church of the internet

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Welcome!

We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.
We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

 

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have a live event daily, sometimes this is a chat room, sometimes a time of worship. These vary greatly depending on the leader; some examples have been posted as other posts on this website.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successful more easily by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.

 

So – come and meet us :-)

 

 

Jan
9th
2014

January Prayer Thread.

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Please feel free to add prayers of your own as comments.

Login using your Facebook id – top left blue button -then click on the title of this post.  A comment box will then appear for you to add prayers for yourself or others.

We respect confidentiality. So use people’s initials if necessary, or seek  permission before posting in any detail. It might be prayer for yourself, a personal need or situation or you may want to pray for those you care about.  It could be a prayer for worldwide issues.

Dec
26th
2013

Mary.

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Luke 2.
Now in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enroled.  This was the first enrolment made  when Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to enrol themselves, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to David’s city, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house of David; to enrol himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.

While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn. (WEB)

Question:
Let’s put ourselves in Mary’s place as she travelled on her way to Bethlehem with Joseph. What would be her hopes and fears. What might she have been thinking?

Excerpt from Room at the Inn by Ian Harrison of www.seedresources.com.

It gets me really annoyed you know, this census business. I mean it’s good for trade, but it’s such a shambles. People traipsing all over the country. Why can’t we just tell them where we come from instead of having to go there?

I reckon it’s ‘cos the Romans want to keep tabs on terrorists. When people are out of their houses, the army goes in and does weapons searches. Not so much as a by your leave. They just enjoy keeping us under their thumb.

See who that is will you? I hope it’s not more visitors. We’re choc-o-block already. People all over the floor in the bar. It’s getting ridiculous. I just hope it’s not the army coming to turf everyone out.

They do that you know. Think it’s a joke to have everybody standing outside wearing not a lot whilst they turn the place over. Gives the squaddies something to do at night. What’s that, a man and his wife? Tell them we’re full up.

You’d think they’d have found somewhere by now. I mean it’s after ten at night.  Did you say she’s pregnant? Oh, all right, I’ll come and see. Oh my goodness, she’s not pregnant, she’s in labour! Sarah, get down here quick. Get the fire going and some water on.

Good job my wife knows a thing or two about babies, she’s the village midwife. Well we haven’t any rooms spare. I’d give you ours but she’d never get up the stairs in her condition.

Miriam, go and make up a straw bed in the stable. You’ll have to move some of the other visitors’ donkeys. Just be careful, they can give you a nasty nip.

Where did you say you’d come from? Nazareth? ………………………
Hymn:  What child is this.

What Child is this who, laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet. While shepherds WATCH ARE KEEPING?

This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the SON OF MARY.

Why lies he in such mean estate, where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christians, fear, for sinners here. The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through, The cross be borne for me, for you. Hail, hail THE WORD MADE FLESH. The Babe the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh, come peasant, king to own Him; The KING OF KINGS salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high. The virgin sings her lullaby. Joy, joy for CHRIST IS BORN, The Babe the Son of Mary.

Question:
The hymn writer talks of the Word made flesh when referring to ‘the Babe the Son of Mary’. What does that mean to you?

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Dec
23rd
2013

Unto us ………………..

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Isaiah 9.
For unto us a child is born, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, Mighty God, Everlasting father, prince of peace. Of the increase of his government and peace THERE WILL BE NO END.

He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness FROM THAT TIME ON AND FOREVER. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Are you ready for Christmas? I don’t mean have you done all your shopping, bought all your presents and sent all your Christmas cards.

What I want to ask is, in all the busyness, have you had time to ponder on what it’s really all about? Sometimes we get so caught up with preparations and getting everything ready for christmas that we forget to think about the wonder of His coming.

God spoke the world into existence and it’s that spoken word that John talks about in John 1 when he says: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

Through Him all things were made;without him nothing was amde that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind … The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

Through the Hubble telescope, which hovers above the earth, astronomers have looked further into space than ever before. What they’ve seen is galaxy upon galaxy in their absolute billions in the night sky. To say that the universe is big is such an understatement! John 1 tells us that through him, Jesus, all things were made and without Him nothing was made that has been made.

The other year we went walking in the Lake District. I remember one day we went up one side of a breathtaking valley and down the other. It was fascinating to see people, over the other side where we’d just walked, looking like ants because they were now so far away.

It reminded me of going up in an aeroplane and looking down to see things on the ground become tiny, moving dots below, as the plane got higher and higher. We, as humans on this planet of ours, are so small and yet He became flesh and made his dwelling among us!

We all know someone who’s been pregnant or have been pregnant ourselves. Think on this then; the one who made the universe and flung stars into space came to be with us first as an embryo, a gently kicking unborn, then a helpless newborn baby. At one time he walked around on baby, wobbly legs.

Colossians 1, speaking of Jesus has, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He made a determined choice to come and identify with us by becoming one of us here on this planet that he made Himself! How did He do that?

I, for one, am so glad he did. What an amazing God we serve!

So ……..are you ready for Christmas?

Excerpts from A Prayer for Advent by John Birch of www.seedresources.com


In this season of expectation – we PREPARE TO WELCOME Christ Jesus, Messiah.

In the bustle of our lives and the hard to find MOMENTS OF SOLITUDE – We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

Into our HOMES AND SITUATIONS along with friends and families – We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

INTO OUR HEARTS and those often hidden parts of our lives – We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

From beneath the surface of your story is an inescapable fact You entered this world as VULNERABLE AS ANY OF US in order to nail that vulnerability to the cross.

Our fears, our insecurities and our sins all that can separate us from God exchanged by your Grace for Love. We can only marvel that SALVATION COMES TO US through a baby born in a stable, and reaches out to a world of need…….

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