Holy Week and Easter Sunday
To start with, a few words about the Lent Course. If the person organising that had been more on the ball, she would have realised that it included something for every day of Holy Week, including Easter Sunday! (And knowing how busy Holy Week is, maybe she would have looked for a different course!!). Anyway, it has been good and we've had some great discussions, and rather than give up on it, we decided to include its content if possible during the other events of Holy Week. Where that might be possible it's mentioned below.
Wednesday - Weekly Prayer 6pm
Ian will lead Weekly Prayer at 6pm on Wednesday. We continue to pray for the nation, but also for things closer to home.
The Zoom link is
Meeting ID: 832 5137 5688
Lent Course content: Focusing on Jesus' holy habit of 'serving', the session may include prayer relating to humility and service following the example of Jesus the humble servant.
During the prayers The Litany may be used, so a copy will be handy but not essential. Also, you may like to have the Daily Prayer app on your smartphone (but this is not essential either).
Everyone will be very welcome. There will be a time of free prayer, but please do not feel pressured to speak. God hears all our prayers, including the silent ones! Please bring a written prayer or reflection if you would like to.
Maundy Thursday - Evening Holy Communion
At 8pm on Maundy Thursday, the day that marks the Last Supper, we will remember it ourselves through a service of Holy Communion.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88228759424?pwd=a0ZZQ0RzdFBCa1VSOUtEVm1tK0lQQT09
Meeting ID: 882 2875 9424
Lent Course content: With a focus on 'breaking bread' the service will include reflection on Jesus' profound gifts to us in bread and wine.
Here is the service sheet.
Good Friday - Hope from the Cross
On Good Friday afternoon at 3pm, Peter will lead 'Hope from the Cross - A Service of Reflection'.
Peter will link two reflections from Hilary Faith Jones (one focusing on Mary and the other on Simon of Cyrene) to readings from the Bible. The service will also include prayers, music and hymns.
Lent Course content: The Lent Group content focuses on the generosity of Jesus; through Peter's reflections it's likely that we may notice generosity in Mary and Simon too.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87025253601?pwd=cTVhUGt4cDg5dHl1RXdIdjF0VlkvQT09
Meeting ID: 870 2525 3601
Service sheet to follow.
Church Open on Good Friday
Before the Service of Reflection, from 12 noon until 3pm the church building will be open for private prayer.
Easter Saturday - for Families ...
Easter Saturday at 4pm will be family time as we enjoy a 'Seriously Surprising Story' for Easter, with a virtual adventure trail!! A puzzle for all the family with a video, an Easter song and some prayers. Get your compass and walking boots ready! Not really ... we're still on Zoom!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84430570104?pwd=aFJmcXhPdk9ZYXRyK2svMEVWaTdRQT09
Meeting ID: 844 3057 0104
Please print and have ready the adventure trail answer sheet - a copy for every adventurer.
Looking forward to welcoming everyone!
On Easter Day we will be back in the building for Easter Day Holy Communion, 8am (in church only) and 10am (in church and by Zoom).
We will follow Common Worship Order One Holy Communion at both services.
The order of service will follow asap for those attending by Zoom at 10am. If you are coming to church, the order of service will be supplied.
Booking is necessary
With the 2m safe distance, it is only possible to fit a maximum of 36 people in the church at once, so if you would like to attend on Easter Sunday, please book your place with Aline (email or 07771 636 872). Please book by 5pm on Friday 2nd April.
As safe as possible ...
Please note that the wearing of face masks in church is compulsory for all in the congregation, unless someone has a legitimate reason not to wear one.
Zoom Details for 10am
The Zoom link will be the usual one for Sunday services: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86563973122?pwd=SWtUY1pqNXJJdWFMSCtXc2hCTWhUdz09
Meeting ID: 865 6397 3122
Please join from 9.45am.