Greetings, once more!
It is very heartening that there has been good news this past week of a possible breakthrough in the field of vaccines. Thank God for scientific and medical research, and let us continue to pray that these developments fulfil all hopes and expectations!
As far as our Sunday services go, much work continues to be put into these and to getting them right and problem-free. We are hugely indebted to a small group who have been putting in many long hours. A couple of points about our live-streamed services:
- Please note that there will be a different link each week for accessing the service. This link will be on the website each week and I will also share it here in my weekly letter (see below);
- One thing that we miss about ‘normal’ Sunday services is chatting and socialising afterwards. We are hoping therefore soon to offer an opportunity after the live-streamed service on Sunday to go into a chat room, where a small group of half a dozen people or so can at least say hullo to one another on-screen and chat for a bit if they wish. We will try to make it as simple as possible to move from watching the service to accessing a chat room. We are aiming to do this from Sunday November 29th which is the first Sunday in Advent. I think as we draw near to Christmas that it will be good to have this facility.
The programme for this WEEK: below:
Sunday 10.30, online service
Our reading this Sunday is Matthew 25:14-30, the parable of the talents.
You can access the service HERE.
Short evening prayers, Compline: join at Join at ZOOM Password, if you need it: 243960
Knitting Christmas angels. Contact Gillian Walker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psalm Reciting (this week – Psalms 1-9). For now we are not holding this at the church. Some of us will be doing this from our homes at 8.45 on Tuesday morning – you might like to do this too, or at some other any time.
Short evening prayers, Compline: You can join us on ZOOM Password, if you need it: 243960
In a time like this, there may be people who feel especially in need of prayer either for themselves or for someone else. There is a small group of people in the congregation who take it in turns on Sundays to be available after the service to pray for anyone in need – so, if you would like prayer or have a particular prayer request please contact Margaret Richards on email@example.com and she and the others will pray accordingly.
A word about finance….
Please note that in this period when we are not meeting together there is a way of giving to the church on this website. Please use the PayPal donation button on the right.
All very best wishes to you. We keep praying for an end to this difficult time.
Rev. Dr. Lance Stone