Here is this weeks Something Different email. I have attached 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly"
format, in smaller font and without the pictures. Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.
The Something Different email explores the idea of something like a "Lockdown Pilgrimage" - taking a short walk in a very prayerful way - as well as including some beautiful prayers and a great
seasonal song. Thanks, Dot! Do send in your own ideas/things you have come across which might bless others.
You are very welcome to trip these emails on to family and friends.
Wishing you God's blessing.
Here is this week's Something Different email (for which, again, our huge thanks to Dot). The Something Different email contains among other things some beautiful
prayers which are very appropriate to this time.
The invitation to tomorrow's Zoom service will follow
shortly in a separate email, but as always PLEASE do not worry if you cannot get onto Zoom, or choose not to: it's just another way of doing things, and wherever you are, zooming or not, you are very
much part of the Church family.
Another sunny morning! I hope you enjoyed the VE day commemorations
yesterday: there was such a strong sense of community, even with (or especially with) the ongoing isolation. Let's see what Boris has to tell us tomorrow: but in case the relaxations of the
lockdown are as modest as many expect, here is something which is bound to lift your spirits...
(Rosie and the Rainbow - used with permission)
See this week's At Home service and weekly email (below) -
Something Different (for which, our huge thanks to Dot, and others who have contributed) will also lift your spirits. I especially liked Scarlett's reworking of Psalm 23 as a reflection of her own
experience of the Coronavirus.
Invitation to tomorrow's Zoom service will follow shortly in
a separate email, but PLEASE do not worry if you cannot get onto Zoom, or choose not to: it's just another way of doing things, and wherever you are, zooming or not, you are very much part of God's
"royal priesthood, His holy nation, God's own people" (see the start of the service).
May God bless you and keep you.
This week's Something Different really is different: Jill Parkin has put together a wonderful Godly Play reflection on
the theme of the Gospel - the Good Shepherd. It's a treat, so make time to enjoy it.
This week's "Something Different" email -
for which many thanks again to Dot Hodgkiss and those who contributed.
As we begin Holy Week, I wanted to send you a couple of
things which I hope will be an encouragement:
Diana Fulbrook has prepared a series of meditations based
around the 14 Stations of the Cross. Each has a picture, a meditation and a prayer. You could read prayerfully through all of them at once, or break them up into a number of
sittings over the next few days. A huge thank you to Diana for all the work she put into these;
A short(ish!) reflection from me on being, rather than only
doing, during this Holy Week.
Could I ask you also to remember the following people
especially in your prayers:
Paul Kennett's brother, Martin, undergoing chemotherapy;
James - a friend of Sarah and Phil Smith, only 20, in palliative care with cancer; his mother Sophie cannot see him as she is in Covid-related isolation;
The family and friends of David Robinson, who lost his battle against cancer yesterday.
Grace, mercy, and peace.