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  • Revd David warmly welcomes you to the parish church.

    Palm Sunday Online service

    - Service video link (Available from 7:30am on Sunday)

    - Service booklet

    - Readings

    - Making a "palm cross" (Start with two 15mm stripes of A4 paper; join the ends to create one strip 15mm x 594mm.)

     

    5th April 2020

    Daily Scripture:
    For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one man died for all, and that therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Cor. 5:14-15)

    Daily Reflection:

    To Paul the Christian is, in his favourite phrase, in Christ, so that the old self of the Christian ‘died’ with Christ, and we now lead a new life in him. This new life is not only a hope for the future, but a present reality, the reality in which - by the grace of God -we already ‘live and move and have our being’. We rejoice that the Resurrection that we celebrate so joyfully at Easter is not only about Jesus, but about all God’s people.

              Christ is risen; we are risen! Shed upon us heavenly grace…

              That we, with our hearts in heaven here on earth may fruitful be,

              And by angel hands be gathered, and be ever safe with thee.

    Revd Rosemary

    New resources that may help you at this time:

    “Zoom” – a virtual meeting app. I encourage you to look at downloading and installing this free conference calling software. We can use this for video conference calls – for church business or for pleasure – to help us through self-isolation. For example, we could use it for a virtual prayer meeting, where we could join in as a Prayer Group, daily or weekly. Here’s a link to a video showing how to download and install the software. (It’s quite easy!) If you’re interested in a virtual prayer meeting, drop me an email….or Zoom message!

    Here are some Prayer Resources that you might find helpful during this different time of being church:

    Prayer Resources from “Prayer 24-7”, Lectio 365.

    Don’t know how to pray? Looking for new ways to pray? A 365-day-a-year prayer resource

     

    “Pray as you go” (For those “on the go”.)

    A daily audio prayer resource: including music, scripture, a reflection/question, and time of prayer. (Approx. 12min daily video.)

     

    The Church of England

    Daily Prayer resources. Access to daily Morning and Evening Prayer, and Compline. Learning to pray. Access to Prayer App’s. And access to Common Worship and BCP daily prayer resources.

     

    NIV Daily Bible readings (read by David Suchet)

    Another way to access daily Bible readings is via this audio app, so you can listen to the scriptures being read. (You will need 1.3GB free space on your device for it to install successfully.)

    If you come across other on-line resources that you find helpful, please send the link to Revd David; we will try adn add to the resources available here. This could include things that just make you smile; for example: "What do you hope people will say at your funeral?"

    Now spread the word about the church website!

     

    Information regarding St. George’s Church:

    Our church building is now closed – but our church is alive and active.

    The outer door will be open from 9am to 6pm to give access:

    • to information (if you are passing for your “one walk a day”)
    • “Catching Lives” donations…..these are still required at this time – perhaps even more so. (There is a list of items required by Catching Lives on the Coronavirus page.)
    • “Leave what you can. Take what you need” donations / collection

     

    “Services” and Prayer:

    Though the building is closed, it is important that you know that prayer is still happening every day between Revd Rosemary and Revd David

    • 8am Morning Prayer
    • 5pm Evening Prayer.

    Please join us "in spirit" to pray for our community, our nation, and the world.

    If there is something particular you would like prayer for, please send me an email or give me a call.

    There is a recording of a Communion service for the 5th Sunday of Lent available on YouTube. (Thank you to everyone who watched it, and for your positive feedback.) If you want to take part in this Communion follow this link: https://youtu.be/qaMx1wcnzKY

    There will be another service available for Palm Sunday.

     

    Care:

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
    Now really is the time to care for your neighbour. Please, pick up the phone, speak to them. We are a strong community, a caring community. Together we will get through this.

    Finally, I encourage you to use these prayers when you get up and when you go to bed:

    A prayer in the morning:

    Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’.
    Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
    Hear my prayers for others and for myself, and keep me in your care. Amen.

    A prayer in the evening:

    God our Father, by whose mercy the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light:
    we place in your hands our unfinished tasks, our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,
    knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
    To your love and protection we commit each other and all those we love, knowing that you alone are our sure defender, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

     

    Keep safe. Keep well. Keep praying. And God bless you.

    With love, David

     

    Revd David Commander, Rector   01580 240658    revdavidcommander@gmail.com

    Church and community help and information during Coronavirus pandemic

    Newsletters

    Direction Finder : TN17 4DL                                    

    Safeguarding Officer

    Diocese of Canterbury safeguarding

    Church of England website

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  • DATES AHEAD

    ALL CHURCH SERVICES SUSPENDED. The church building is closed........but THE CHURCH IS ALIVE!
     

    Daily Prayer - every day:

    8am Morning Prayer

    5pm Evening Prayer

    A "Worship at Home" resource can be found at: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/midweek_worship_at_home_0.pdf

     

    (Resources for all Holy Week services will be available on the website shortly.)

    Sunday 5th April - Palm Sunday

    10am On-line service. Revd David will conduct Communion on behalf of the church and community

    5pm Evening Prayer

    Holy Week services On-line (Evening Prayer will continue at 5pm throughout Holy Week)

    Monday 6th, 7:30pm Reflective service

    Tuesday 7th, 7:30pm Reflective service

    Wednesday 8th, 7:30pm Reflective service

    Manudy Thursday (9th), 7:30pm Communion service

    Good Friday (10th), 10am "At the Cross"

    Saturday 11th, 7:30pm Reflective service

    Easter Sunday (12th), 10am "Christ is Risen!" - Communion service

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