Weekly Notices for Trinity Sunday, 7th June, 2020

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Services This Week

Sunday, 7th June, 10am – All Age Service of the Word for Trinity

Live on Zoom — Rev’d Jane presiding and preaching

We ask you to join 15 to 30 minutes before the service if you are new to Zoom. You will need a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone with built in camera and to be connected to the internet. You don’t have to buy any new software or register for Zoom services. You click on this link and then follow the prompts.

It is helpful to arrive quietly and save conversations until coffee. The technical host needs to keep the airwaves clear to speak to people and orientate them to Zoom. Please don’t be offended if we put you on mute - you can still wave at each other!

Please note that once the service begins at 10am we can’t admit any latecomers as it might disrupt the worship.

Alternatively you can watch the sermon anytime from 10am on our You Tube channel or on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, 9th June, 9.30am - Informal Holy Communion 

Live on Zoom with Rev’d Jess and Rev’d Jane. Zoom link

Please note that for those who aren’t joining us on Zoom the sermon will be available to view later on Facebook.

Thursday 11th June, 7pm – Celtic Evening Prayer

Please email Rev’d Jane for joining details. Those who have been before, please note it is the same link as last week.

Friday 12th June, 8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer

Please email Rev’d Jane for joining details. Those who have been before, please note it is the same link as last week.


This Sunday we celebrate the Trinity, when we remember that God is one, yet also three: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The doctrine of the Trinity is central to our faith, yet is often misunderstood, or neglected because it seems a conundrum that we can’t fathom. However in recent years there has been a fresh discovery of the truth and beauty of the Trinity, and we will be exploring this during our All Age service of the Word. There will be a playful spirit to the service as we involve our children in our worship. There will even be some dancing toys making an appearance! 

Again, the service will be a mixture of live Zoom and pre- recorded parts. I do hope you will be able to join us on Zoom, or on Facebook, YouTube... or in spirit at home. 

Thank you to Rev’d Jess for this painting of the Trinity. Jess writes that:

‘I was exploring the Trinity as a triangular image. I have used red, yellow and blue at each corner standing for each of the Persons within the Trinity.’ 

We look forward to celebrating the perfect communion of three.

Collect

Holy God,

faithful and unchanging:

enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Readings

  • Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31
  • Psalm 8
  • 2 Corinthians 13.11-13
  • Matthew 28.16-20

Chris Petty RIP

Chris’s funeral will take place on Thursday 25th June, 3pm, at the Tribes Chapel in Broadwater. It will be a small family funeral, but Sandy, his wife, hopes to have a thanksgiving service for Chris’s life after this time of pandemic.

Calling Church of the Good Shepherd artists

On The Fence art exhibition

George Hickman writes: 

‘The lockdown appears to be loosening its grip on us, I was moved at the children hanging their pictures on the fence outside the vicarage last Sunday. This gave me an idea, one I hope the artists among us would like to join in with. An open-air art exhibition over the weekend of July 11th and 12th, where we will hang our work over/on the fence. This can be new work or something you have already created. If you'd like to join in, please in the first instance contact me on 07449093856. Leave a message if I don't answer and I'll get back to you.’ 

George has assured us that health and safety measure in place for the pandemic will be carefully followed.

Afternoon Study and Fellowship Group

Wednesday 10th June, 3.30pm-5pm on Zoom

We need to talk about race: black experience in white majority churches

In response to the death of George Floyd, and the protests in the USA, it seems timely to watch this talk together, recorded at St Paul’s Cathedral. Ben Lindsay, Guvna B, Rosemarie Mallet and Chine McDonald discuss the joys and sorrows, the grace and pain of their individual and collective experience as Black Christians in white-majority churches, and explore how we can respond to each other as people of faith to build inclusive church communities. 

We will watch the talk together and have a discussion afterwards. Email Rev’d Jane if you’d like to come. 

June ShoreLine Magazine

This is now available for download. It’s another great issue. Thank you to all the contributors and to Adam for editing it.

Financial giving to the church

Our income at the church has been reduced at this time because of the loss of our hall rentals and also the loss of cash giving in the plate. If you do not already do so, and would like to donate by standing order, please contact our treasurer Barry who will email you a form. We can also claim gift aid if this is appropriate. Alternatively a single donation can be wired direct to the church account or a cheque can be sent to Barry.

Thank you for your generosity.

We also understand that some of you may need to reduce your giving at this difficult time because of changed circumstances. For more details contact Barry Ward

Turning Tides

If you’d like to see the wish list for June please click here.

And finally – a big thank you (again) to Christine Diebel who has made some more beautiful church fabrics for us. This time they are in green for Ordinary Time. They are vibrant in colour and speak of God’s glory in creation. Seeing them in church is something to look forward to in the weeks to come.

I hope you are all keeping well in mind, body and spirit. Do get in touch if you want prayer support or just a chat on the phone. 

Blessings, 

Rev’d Jane