Updated: Aug 23
Greetings one and all,
I hope you have all had good weeks, whether you've been staying at home or have been able to get out and about a bit more, or even been able to get away for a holiday. I pray you have been knowing God sustaining and encouraging you, and that you have enjoyed the sunshine! What's happening this Sunday · 10.30am - All Saints - Morning Worship, where we'll be exploring the story of Peter walking on the water and what it means to hold faith in a ‘storm’. · 5-7pm - St Mary's - open for private prayer.
The resources for our worship on Sunday are attached, and include:
Order of service for 10.30am at All Saints (printed copies will be available at church)
The New Testament and Gospel readings
The Church of England’s weekly online service this Sunday is led by Rev Dr Lee Gatiss, the Director of Church Society, and can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/gods-kindness-and-mercy Zoom Coffee & Chat It seems we miss our zoom 'Coffee & Chat!' So Elisa has very kindly offered to host this for us on Sunday 9th at 11.45am. If you'd like to join in with that, you'd be most welcome. The link is:
https://zoom.us/j/93849008703. Meeting ID: 938 4900 8703 Passcode: 653006 Covid-19 Safety In a week where the brakes have gone on with lockdown easing, we have been informed that face coverings will become compulsory in places of worship from this Sunday 9th August. There are a few exceptions – for example, people who are leading/preaching or for age/health reasons – but otherwise, all worshippers must wear something which covers their mouth and nose. Draft guidance about face covering (including exemptions) has been issued by the Church of England here: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-08/COVID%2019%20advice%20on%20face%20coverings%20v3%20DRAFT.pdf Of course, we’ll continue to maintain all the social distancing and hand-washing/sanitising we are now familiar with, as well as our a track-and-trace register for people to sign when they come to church. You’re welcome to catch up with others outside after the service. We realise this will seem very strange and possibly a bit sad as we miss seeing each other’s faces in full! So, thank you all for how you’re bearing with one another in love during these uncertain and strange times. May the Lord bless you and keep you this week, make his face to shine upon yours, and be gracious to you, may He lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Janey