Baptism of Christ, 10th January 2021

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK


Worship in Church: Lockdown Update

We are now in Lockdown again, and we have made the difficult decision to operate in a similar way to the November lockdown: the church will not fully close, but worship on a Sunday will move online. Only those people will specific roles in leading worship will be permitted in church on Sundays.


If you are usually on a rota to help with the worship (readings, intercessions, organ etc.) you will be contacted by the rota coordinator. No-one should feel they have to come if they don't want to.


We will remain open for Morning Prayer on a Wednesday at 9am, staying open for private prayer until midday. You should consider your own risk when deciding whether to come to church.


Read the letter sent to the parish on Wednesday 6th January here.


If you have any queries about this, please get in touch.

Join us online! Head to our YouTube Channel to join us Live at 10am on Sunday, and access other videos. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


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NEW THIS WEEK



Confirmations

A Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptised. We are having a Confirmation Service on Sunday 9th May 2021 which is also the date of our Dedication Festival as we celebrate our Church's 90th Birthday.


If you would like to know more about being confirmed, get in touch with us. The Church of England also has a FAQs page here.



Coffee Morning this Tuesday!

Come and join us on Tuesday 12th January, 10:30am-11:15am. It doesn't matter whether you've been before or not, come and have a catch up with friends old and new.

RSVP to our January Coffee Morning >

Click or tap on the link above, and fill in your details. You will be sent an email with a link to join via Zoom. See you there!



A Message from Tina Tompkins

Happy New Year to all my church family, and a big thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. The past 16 months have been difficult for me and for my family and but hopefully I am on the mend and I look forward to attending church once again instead of watching on my iPad. A big thank you to Ben and everyone else for their work in enabling our housebound congregation to watch the service. Tina Tompkins



Engaging with our online service

Saying hello in the chat, or joining in with congregational responses is a really good way of engaging with the worship and each other online. You can also subscribe, which helps us to build our online presence, and you can 'like' the service by giving us a thumbs up. You may be asked to sign in; use your Google account and password (if you have one), or create a new YouTube one.



MORE NEWS & REMINDERS


100 Club

January winners are £50 Margaret Campbell, £30 Ann Garland and £20 Richard Hart.



Thank you for your prayers

Esther & baby Oliver are very grateful for all your prayers. They were very much needed and appreciated. We are pleased to say that Oliver is now off the danger list and doing well.


Rona Lawrie also sends thanks for our recent prayers which were very gratefully received.



For your prayers this week:

Your Prayers are requested for

Martin Cooper

Emma Campbell

Don

Chris Taylor

Peter Schofield

Pat Baker Olya Bouchard

Denise Burton

Amy Herbert



Please also pray for Suzanne Rider, who is to be baptised here this Sunday. Surround her with your love as she is received into the family of the Church. Help us all to support her that she may grow in faith and serve you with joy.


Don’t forget, you can add someone to the prayer list by emailing or phoning as usual, but you need to get their permission before adding them to the sick list. You can also use the form on the website here to submit a prayer request online.


This Sunday's Hymns & Readings


The Baptism of Christ >


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