Weekly Notices: Pentecost, Sunday 31st May, 2020

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Services This Week

Church by Zoom

Sunday, 31st May, 10am – Holy Communion for Pentecost

Live on Zoom — Rev’d Jane presiding, Derek 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, 2nd June, 9.30am - Informal Holy Communion 

Live on Zoom with Rev’d Peter.

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 4th 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 5th 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.


Pentecost Dove

 

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, when we remember the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’s followers. It also marks the birthday of the church. At this difficult time we are much in need of renewal and empowerment from the Spirit and we plan a special service on Zoom. You are invited to wear fiery colours – red, orange or yellow! And have with you a candle and some matches, which we will light together at the end of the service.

I hope you will be able to join us online for this important and exciting festival in the church year. It will be a creative blend of live Zoom worship and pre-recorded sections. A service sheet is downloadable for those who are able to print it out. The hymn words will be on screen. 

All the joining details for the services this week are above. I’ve had some feedback that it can be fiddly to scroll down and find the links, so I have put the service details at the beginning of this notice to make it easier for you. 

Those who don’t access Zoom can watch the sermon on You Tube and Facebook. Or you can always light a candle with us at home at 10am and be with us in spirit.

Come Holy Spirit!

Collect

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

  • Acts 2.1-21 or Numbers 11.24-30
  • Psalm 104.26-36,37b
  • 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13 or Acts 2.1-21
  • John 7.37-39

June Magazine – your help is needed

Our magazine is a fantastic way for us to stay in touch at the moment. Adam is putting together our next magazine. If you have any contributions please get in contact with him.

New church fabrics for Pentecost

 

In memory of Chris Petty

A big thank you to Christine Diebel, one of our Tuesday morning regulars, for these beautiful handcrafted red fabrics for our church. We look forward to the day when you can see her wonderful needlecraft for yourselves in church. There is a dedication in memory of our dear friend Chris Petty at the bottom of the lectern fall. Chris died suddenly last week of heart problems and will be greatly missed. A very thoughtful addition, thank you Christine.

Christian Aid Week

Our donations so far from the e-envelope scheme have totalled £310. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously, and to Jill Charlish for all her work and support.

Afternoon Study and Fellowship Group

Wednesday 3rd June, 3.30pm-5pm.

Crossing in the woods

The Gate of Heaven: God at the Crossing Place

We gather to watch a talk on Zoom, recorded at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by discussion. This week we explore ‘crossing places’ in our lives, a talk by Rev Canon Tricia Hillas. She explores ‘liminal’ times, thresholds between one life and another – are often times of uncertainty, waiting and not knowing, but are also precious because they can open us up to a new closeness to God. 

Thank you to Judy Short for hosting this week. Email Judy if you would like to attend. 

Children’s Activities and Pentecost Trail

Pentecost Trail

Daisy has produced a Pentecost activity for our children. Additionally she is putting together a special Pentecost Trail, using children’s artwork. It features the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ as described by St Paul (Galatians 5:22-23). 

We will be putting the trail up in the grounds of the church, ready for Sunday. If you are walking this way, come and take a look, and find out what the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ are all about. Thanks to the children who are doing all the colourful artwork.

Church planters

Finally, a thank you to our church warden Lucy for putting new flowers into the children’s planter outside the church hall, to Liz for continuing to look after the church garden, and to Jonathan for helping out with the cutting of the grass during lockdown. The grounds of the church are looking well loved.

I hope you are all keeping well. Do contact me if you’d like any prayer support, or simply a chat. 

With prayers,

Rev’d Jane