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God’s Comfort

Due to the suspension of services and the closure of  St Mary’s, this virtual service is one of our new ways of being church.

Service: Virtual Worship

Preacher: Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings: 1 Samuel 1:20-28, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7, John 19:25b-27

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2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Praise to the God of all comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

John 19:25-27

25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing near by, he said to her, ‘Woman,[a] here is your son,’ 27 and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.


  1. John 19:26 The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect.

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