Easter Day, 5th April 2020

You will know by now, that for the time being we aren’t doing the notice sheet as it used to be though we’ll try to keep you updated in emails as much as we can. 

Thanks to everyone who has sent messages complimenting the new way of getting our worship and reflections leaflets to you.  As you know these can be used alongside the Church at Home link on our website:  Click here for Church at Home 

Thanks go out to Ben who pulls this all together for us and the many people who are working behind the scenes to produce these lovely services.   

Resources and Activities for Children

On the same page of our website we have a Resources for Children and Families section with loads of ideas for helping to explore the Easter story with all ages. If you’re looking for something else to entertain children, then we are also doing a virtual Easter Egg and Easter Bonnet competition via our Facebook page (search for St Marys Monkseaton on Facebook)


Below are our Intercessions for this coming week

and we hope that you will pray for all those named at this time.


Your Prayers are requested for:

Martin Cooper

Enid Havard

Edna Davis

Shirley Teasdale

Tina Tompkins

Russell Dawson

Lesley Towers

Please also pray for our Prime Minister Boris Johnson and all those affected by coronavirus.

Rest in Peace

David Bottrill

David Barrow

Sue Hart (Anniversary)

Evelyn Beton (Anniversary)

Brian Stephenson (Anniversary)

As you know our dear friend David Bottrill died last Friday morning, at home. David had been poorly for several weeks and his death was not related to Coronavirus. There will be a service of Committal at Whitley Bay Crematorium but can we remind you that because of coronavirus restrictions only immediate family are permitted to attend. A memorial service will be arranged as soon as we can go back into church.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and her family at this time.

APCM

As you will realise we cannot go ahead with the APCM which was scheduled for 26th April and this will be postponed until a later date.  However, the APCM Report Booklet is ready and can be sent out to you by email if you let us know that you’d like a copy.  The booklet can be viewed now on our website if you click on the ‘News’ tab at the top of our webpage.

Anniversaries or Announcements

Do let us know if you or others are celebrating any special event or anniversaries so that we can put this news into our future email letters.  You can do this by leaving a message on the church office answerphone 0191 251 4216 or emailing us on: office@stmarysmonkseaton.org.uk

We’d like to wish you a very Happy Easter and wish you joy, peace and hope at this special time.


Dot & Carol 


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