2nd Sunday before Advent - Trinity 23 - 15th November 2020
Call to Prayer for the Nation
Following the extra news email earlier in the week, please note the Praying for the Nation page with lead up to Christmas, which you can find here where there is a new reflection with accompanying music.
This Sunday our main service of Holy Communion will once again be recorded, coming from St John's, Stockcross. The video will be available from 8.30am on Sunday, streaming from that time and then available at any time later for you to use in your devotions. Services of Prayer During the Day and Compline for Ordinary Time for each day of the week are also available. The videos for all these services can be found on the benefice website, YouTube, and Facebook. As always, subtitles will be available.
For those who are missing Evensong can I recommend the services being broadcast on Radio 3? Each Wednesday at 3.30pm and repeated on the following Sunday at 3.00pm (with occasional variations in timing) are some excellent sung services to listen and join with. They are also available on the BBC ’Sounds’ App/website following the Wednesday broadcast.
Opening the churches. Although we are again shut for public worship, we still have five churches in the benefice open for private prayer. The details are:
Beedon - Sundays (10am-12pm ), Wednesdays (2pm- 4pm)
Boxford - Sundays 10am-4pm
Chieveley - Wednesdays (11am-12pm)
Peasemore - Open every day as previously
West Ilsley - Sundays (9.30am-6pm-not 15/11)
We are not yet able to offer general opening for Oare, Stockcross or Winterbourne and we have had to close Farnborough church for the time being while some necessary building work is carried out. Please contact the Rector for details if you would like access to any of the churches in the benefice outside the above hours to discuss availability.
Also included in this along with the Weekly Sheet we have a sermon from Douglas for Trinity 23 on Divine Judgement and a sheet with notes on the Saints' days of the week. Also there is a copy of the Diocesan course book for the coming term. There are some excellent courses on offer so please do have a look.
Finally, the current issues of the Benefice Magazine and the Diocesan Magazine are available here.
Please do still encourage others to keep in touch with what is going on by signing up to these updates just cut and paste the link to them in an email:
Very importantly, if there are any people who you know would like a hard copy of this then please print it off for them or let me know, and I’ll take care of it.
For now, as always, all the best, God bless, and keep safe
The Second Sunday before Advent
15th November 2020
A Sermon for Trinity 23
Saints for this week
For the week commencing
15th November 2020
Equipping for Life
Courses from the Diocese
for September to December