The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday 14th June 2020: Trinity I
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Bishop John and his wife and Janette Saunders (all with Coronavirus), Barry Broughton and Derek Barker.
- We pray also for all those who put their lives in danger to serve others suffering from Coronavirus.
- Why not join us via Zoom for Morning Prayer each day at 8.30am – or Compline on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm? Sunday worship is at 10am, presenting a service with music and brief address. Join us in the usual way via Simon’s email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
- “5 Steps to Kick-start Prayer”? Go the benefice website: wellaandfosse.org
- Zoom bible studies in St. Mark’s Gospel starting on Tuesday 23 June at 7.30pm Please let Christopher know if you want further details: email@example.com
- Our churches are preparing to open for private prayer. For details of particular churches, see below.
Our Church will be open for private prayer 10am – 4pm every day, from Monday 15th June.
Thank you for Foodbank donations this week. They are in particular need of tinned potatoes, tinned carrots, tins of solid meat, jam, full cream UHT milk and toilet rolls. The box is outside the gate 27, The Street, if you would like to donate.
St Peter’s will not be opening for private prayer until 22nd June as there are some small jobs for the builder to finish this week.
In the church calendar we are now in Ordinary time but there is nothing ordinary about the times through which we are living just now. From the difficulties which the coronavirus has portrayed, there has been a great revival of the nature of a village. In olden times everyone would know everyone else and although this was not always a good thing (even the bad things were known!) people were very involved with each other.
There has been a renewal of this in the way so many people have been prepared to reach out and help others and show a caring attitude to those they may not have spoken to before. St Matthew records that Jesus “.. saw the crowds and had compassion on them because they were worried and helpless.” So many people have followed Christ’s example at this time and helped those who are “worried and helpless”. Hopefully, this will continue far beyond this time and become a way of life and ordinary time will continue to be extraordinary time.
Prayer: Lord, we thank you for those who show kindness, for those who go the extra mile and whose kindness has changed lives. We pray for those who have received kindness and those who have been blessed beyond their expectations. Lord, the source of all kindness, fill the earth with your love.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens