Newsletter 24th January 2021

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Services this Week

Sunday, 24th January

10am – Service of the Word on Zoom with Canon Ann.

 

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, 26th January

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion

on Zoom with Revd Peter.

Click link here.

Meeting ID: 843 7389 6633

Passcode: 901329

 

Thursday 28th January 7pm –

Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom

Click here LINK

 

Meeting ID: 835 3982 3953

Password: 589147

 

Friday 29th 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 from St Marys via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If

you want to attend contact Canon Ann for the

link. Email: annwaizeneker@gmail.com

 

To donate to the Church of the Good Shepherd online CLICK HERE Thank you!

Notices for the newsletter should be emailed to Revd Jane by Wednesday at 12noon

 

 The Third Sunday of Epiphany, 24th January 2021

Our Collect for this week, the Third Sunday of Epiphany, reminds us that Jesus proclaimed release for the captives. Perhaps you feel like a captive at the moment after many weeks and months of lockdown conditions. We are assured in this prayer that our deepest hope is to be found in Christ, who anoints us with the Holy Spirit and sets us free.  The Holy Spirit is a liberating spirit. Even when we might feel that we are held captive in our daily lives, we can experience the full freedom of God in prayer and contemplation. Let us stay close to that promise at this time. And let us look out for the signs of liberation from the pandemic breaking into our world and give thanks and encouragement whenever we see it. Remember that the church remains open Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm for individual prayer. Drop in whilst out for a walk to light a candle and pray in the power of the Spirit that all God’s people will be set free to sing songs of praise.

 

Collect

God of all mercy,

your Son proclaimed good news to the poor,

release to the captives,

and freedom to the oppressed:

anoint us with your Holy Spirit

and set all your people free

to praise you in Christ our Lord.

 

Readings

Genesis 14.17-20
Psalm 128
Revelation 19.6-10
John 2.1-11

 

Children

 Daisy is providing Sunday school by post. Children can expect to receive especially prepared activities through the front door ready for the service of this week.

 

 

Tea and Fellowship at 4pm helps us stay in touch during these winter months. 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

 

Christingle Donations Thank you so much for your kind donations at the beach hut Christingle event.  Together we raised £68.50 which has been forwarded to The Children’s Society to help them continue with their valuable work with vulnerable young people.

I have heard nothing further from the Society regarding collecting house boxes during the pandemic.  Please continue to fill your boxes/bags with loose change or paper.  More news when we have it! Chris Davies

 

The Big Sing!

Join us for a special Good Shepherd singing service to bring some light into our world, Sunday 31st January, 6pm.  The Zoom links are below.  You can also watch on You Tube and Facebook. Why not invite a friend to join us? Bring a candle with you to the Zoom service.

Join The Big sing by CLICKING HERE

Meeting ID: 824 9902 0230

Passcode: 568206

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This began 19th January.  Shoreham Churches Together invite you to an online Zoom service, Monday 25th January at 12noon. A service sheet is sent out with this 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…

Fantastic news that the choir is rehearsing again on Zoom every Thursday evening, and keeping in fine voice. Thank you Fiona for making this happen. We look forward to a time when they will be able to sing again in church.

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

Tel: 079355 38085.