Seventh Sunday of Easter - 24th May 2020
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First up this week, we are hoping - in the weeks following Pentecost - to set up an online Bible Study via the Zoom video conferencing website/app. If you would find this of interest, please contact me (email@example.com) so we know whether this might be of interest.
Please do pass on to those who might find it helpful the initiatives from the central Church of England and the Diocese of Oxford:
'Daily Hope' offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line on 0800 804 8044 (further details can be found here.)
The Oxford Diocese line for those unable to watch services online is reached via 01865 920930 and, once connected, dial 0 for the full version of the service, or dial 1 for a short version. However - PLEASE NOTE - this line is not free, standard call rates apply. Please remember there will be a few seconds of silence before the service starts.
As before, worship from the benefice is available here and a service for this Sunday will be available from 8.30am on the day.
Also included in this week's mailing - along with the Weekly Sheet - we have another sermon from Douglas which looks at Ascensiontide through the New Testament.
The Diocese are also providing lots of resources and help, much of which is highlighted in their weekly news mailing, available here.
I am still hoping to broaden the input to our worship. If any of you can help and would be willing to record bits of a service - preferably video but audio would be fine - and then email them to me then I will do the editing. There is a lot to include over the course of the next two weeks with Pentecost and Trinity Sunday coming, so if you can offer a reading or a prayer, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) - limited technical advice available!
I probably ought to stop talking about our revamped benefice website, but 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 (whilst keeping physically distant!)
For now, as always, all the best, God bless, and keep safe
7th Sunday of Easter
24th May 2020
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