Sunday 4th July 2020: Trinity IV Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Bishop John and his wife and Janette Saunders (all with Coronavirus), Barry Broughton, Graham Robinson, Catherine Tanser, David Bradshaw and Derek Barker.
- We pray also for all those who put their lives in danger to serve others suffering from Coronavirus and for those who have lost their jobs in the crisis.
- 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 More Steps to Kick-start Prayer”? Go the benefice website: wellandfosse.org
- Zoom bible studies in St. Mark’s Gospel will begin on Tuesday 7 July at 7.30pm. Please contact Christopher for further details: email@example.com
- The Wardens and ministers are working on a plan to re-open our churches gradually for communal worship. It is quite a challenge. Please remember them in your prayers.
Church is open 10am – 4pm daily for private prayer.
The church will open 10am-4pm each Sunday for private prayer.
Super Saturday! I wonder what it will be like? When you read this we will all know what happened on that much awaited day. Perhaps the sun will shine and everyone will enjoy a quiet drink in a country pub, socially distanced. High spirits will be subdued and all will be well.
We have seen the crowds at the beach and in beauty spots throughout the country and we are well aware of what crowds are like. Most of us have almost forgotten what it’s like to be with other people in a confined space and are still looking forward to seeing family and friends in the flesh, able to give them a hug. Hopefully that day is on its way.
Crowds are part of many areas of life; football matches, theatres, even shopping in the sales! We have had so much solitariness lately but we are still uneasy about being in a crowd and many are afraid to venture out. Churches are now open for private prayer and that is where peace and encouragement may be found. They were closed but God’s work continued.
Jesus knew about crowds and about prayer and solitude. The crowds welcomed him to Jerusalem but quickly turned and shouted for his crucifixion. To face what he knew was to come, he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane on his own. A poster has been prepared for the difficult times we are in which states:
Rejoice in hope
Be patient in tribulation
Be constant in prayer
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens