Newsletter 17th January 2021

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Services this Week

 

Sunday, 17th January

10am – Parish Eucharist on Zoom with Revd Jane and Revd Peter.

We ask you to join 15 minutes before the service if you’re new to Zoom. You’ll 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 prompt.  This is the same link each week. Click here LINK

Meeting ID: 839 0035 2820

 Password: 057057

There is a second option to join by dialling in on a telephone, either landline or mobile. You won’t have video connection, but you will be able to hear the service and speak.  You dial 0203 4815240 and follow the prompts. The meeting ID and password are as above.

Alternatively from 3pm you can watch parts of the service later on Facebook or our You Tube page.

Our You Tube page CLICK HERE

 

Our church Facebook page CLICK HERE

 

 

Tuesday, 19th January

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion on Zoom with Revd Jane. Click link here.

Meeting ID: 843 7389 6633

Passcode: 901329

Thursday 21st January 7pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom

Click here LINK

Meeting ID: 835 3982 3953

Password: 589147

Friday 22nd January

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer on Zoom

 (No password is needed for this one)  Click here LINK

 

Evening Prayer

This is said at 5.30pm at St Marys on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, no need to book. It is via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm.  If you want to attend contact Canon Ann for the link. Email: annwaizeneker@gmail.com

 

 

If you’d like to donate to the Church of the Good Shepherd online CLICK HERE Thank you!

 

 

If you have a notice for the newsletter please email Revd Jane by Wednesday at 12noon

 

 

 The Second Sunday of Epiphany, 17th January 2021

 

It  was fantastic to have so many people join us for the Zoom service last Sunday. We must be grateful that in such difficult times we have the technology that enables us to gather and worship on the internet. And also the people who can help make this happen. One of the benefits of going back to the Zoom services is that we can all enjoy some hymns again. This is something that we can look forward to as well at the end of the month, when we have a special online singing service for Candlemas, to raise our spirits.

Remember that the church remains open Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Drop in whilst out for a walk to light a candle and pray for our world.

In a press statement the Bishop of London Sarah Mullally writes: “I would urge everyone in our churches to pray for those on the front line in our public services - the NHS and those working in social care, for schools and many others on whom we depend; and for parents and carers of children at this anxious and stressful time. There is hope. The vaccination programme is underway and, as Christians, we have a deeper hope in God that comforts us beyond fear itself.”

 

Collect

Eternal Lord,

our beginning and our end:

bring us with the whole creation

to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Readings

1 Samuel 3.1-10[11-20], Psalm 139.1-5,12-18*, Revelation 5.1-10, John 1.43-51

 

Children

We are pleased to announce that Daisy will be offering Sunday school by post. Children can expect to receive especially prepared activities through the front door ready for the service of 24th January.

 

Tea and Fellowship at 4pm helps us stay in touch during these winter months of January and February. Thank you to Judy Short for hosting these gatherings – just what we need during lockdown! Make yourself a cuppa and join on this Zoom link.

Join Tea and Fellowship -   CLICK HERE

 

Meeting ID: 876 6771 6499

Passcode: 843226

 

Exploring the Bible at Chichester Cathedral: The New Testament

Others from our church community have been part of this online course when it explored the Old Testament and highly recommend it. Join the cathedral through the winter (and Lent) in an online exploration of the New Testament. Each session lasts one hour and participants are sent optional reading and online resources for private study to accompany their progress through course.

Led by the Cathedral’s Chancellor, the Reverend Daniel Inman, each session is a lecture with Powerpoint but with space for questions at the end. The Old Testament course ran last year had on average 70 participants from across the Diocese and beyond and everyone is very welcome. It starts Monday 25th January. For more information and registration details go to Online Learning | Chichester Cathedral

 

The Big Sing

A special singing service to bring some light into our world. The Zoom links will be in the next newsletter. Why not invite a friend to join us? Bring a candle with you to the online service.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This begins 19th January.  Shoreham Churches Together invite you to an online Zoom service, Monday 25th January at 12noon. A service sheet will be sent out in next week’s newsletter. Here is the zoom invitation for the service:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83200070506?pwd=cHV5M1lDVFk5M1NLalFWazY3TWJSdz09

Meeting ID: 832 0007 0506
Passcode: 415564
 

 

And finally…

Some members of our congregation received their first Covid 19 vaccines this week; the very first signs of spring are peaking through the earth around the church (including daffodils in the new border). There is the promise of better days to come.

My hours as Associate Vicar are half time and my working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and also Sunday mornings. Please do get in contact if you need any prayer or support. If you are unable to access our internet services, I particularly invite you to me a call if you’d like to have a chat and stay in touch.

Blessings and prayers for you all this week. Revd Jane Email: bartlett.jane@ntlworld.com.

Tel: 079355 38085.

Church website: www.goodshepherdshorehambeach.org.uk