Bulletin – 30th March 2020

Church Bulletin

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”  Six months!  This is what some of the papers are reporting this morning about the possible length of time we may have to observe social isolation.  These words from Hebrews 12 are an encouragement to me in the face of this.  The writer continues: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.”  Good advice.

Church Service

Once again, we have had some lovely feedback about the service posted yesterday.  I very much appreciated Jeremy’s message and it was great to see faces that I haven’t seen since before the lockdown.  If you haven’t yet seen it, it can be accessed via the church website at http://standrews-eg.org.uk/.  Please do let us know about any technical problems.  One lady (who I don’t know) was emailing me back and forth yesterday and we were both overjoyed when she was finally able to access it.

Readers

We would love to have more volunteer readers to take part in services.  You will need a smart phone and an internet connection for this.

Prayer resource

Please find attached another prayer resource kindly supplied by Lesley.

Contacting the Vicar

You are welcome to contact Greg on his mobile number as well as the Vicarage line.  The number is 07902 794653.  Morning, noon or night, but remembering Friday is his day off.  Any emergencies on a Friday should be directed to a churchwarden.

Limbrick Wood Baptist Church

Limbrick Wood Baptist Church are livestreaming worship at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day.  This can be accessed via their Facebook page.

Food shopping

A reminder that if you need help with getting food, do get in touch with Julie by responding to this email or by phoning 07756 918847.  Please give us a couple of days’ notice and don’t wait until you’ve completely run out of something before letting us know.  This service is not just for the elderly, but for anyone who is self isolating.

Easter Programme

Our Easter Programme won’t be as full as previous years for obvious reasons.  However, there will be plenty to help you as you complete the journey of Lent and beyond to the Resurrection.

Sun April 5th at 10 a.m.                   Palm Sunday worship

Tues April 7th at 7 p.m.                   A meditation

Weds April 8th at 7 p.m.                 Passion Praise

Thurs April 9th                                    A guided pre-written vigil

Fri April 10th                                        Good Friday Worship 4 All

Sun April 12th                                      Easter Sunday worship

God did not say “You will not be tempest-tossed” but “You will never be overcome”

Julian of Norwich

Thanks to Kate Dagger for those words

Prayer Pack

Please note that a link for the prayer pack has been included to the bulletins posted on 23rd and 25th March. The link for today is  On line Resource List for Prayer