Jesus, the WORD of God in our Scriptures!
God having spoken diversely and in many ways by the prophets 'last of all in these days has spoken to us by his Son' (Hebrews 1: 1-2). We give thanks this week that God has chosen to reveal Himself and his loving, saving will for us through the sacred scriptures in our Bible.
Sunday 25th October 2020 11.00am the Parish Eucharist at S Martin's Sherford
In addition this Eucharist will also be streamed via our website www.stmichaels-stokenham.co.uk / www.stmartins-sherford.co.uk Check the time of the broadcast there.
S Martin's Sherford will be also open today from 10.00am – 4.00pm for private prayer.
Wednesday 28th October: 10.00am said celebration of the Eucharist at S Michael's with time to rest apart from the 'busyness' of our lives for prayer and reflection
Forthcoming Sunday Services:
NEXT SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER:
10.00 THE EUCHARIST FOR ALL SAINTS AT ST MICHAEL'S STOKENHAM
4.00PM THE EUCHARIST – A COMMEMORATION OF OUR DEPARTED LOVED ONES FOR ALL SOULS AT S MICHAEL'S STOKENHAM (Names to Lynda Trout on 01548 580489)
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER:
10.55 ACT OF REMEMBRANCE & REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY EUCHARIST AT ST MICHAEL'S STOKENHAM
10.55 ACT OF REMEMBRANCE & REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY EUCHARIST AT S MARTIN'S SHERFORD
SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER: 1100 PARISH EUCHARIST FOR THE PATRONAL FESTIVAL OF ST MARTIN OF TOURS AT S MARTIN'S SHERFORD
SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER (CHRIST THE KING) 10.00 THE EUCHARIST AT S MICHAEL'S STOKENHAM
Please keep in your prayers those elected to serve our Parish:
Churchwardens: Lynda Trout & Sue McKenzie
Lesley Cowley, Ann Foss, Paul Foss, Trevor Trout, Pat Stone, John Shepherd, Jane Chubb, Steve Collier, Suzan Gray
Deanery Synod members:
Natalie Bashford, Maggie Sly, Juliet Towell
Thank you! to Ann Sidwell and her team of helpers who worked so hard to enhance our worship,at S Michael's with Harvest decorations and arrangements of flowers!
Preparing to come to church:
Please try not to arrive more than 15 minutes before the service. Numbers are limited by social distancing, so it is 'first come first served'!
· If you are attending church with someone from your household, then please do sit together. Your ‘group/bubble’ must however be two metres from your neighbour. Individuals must please sit 2 metres from each other. You will be asked to sit in a particular pew.
· If you fall into the ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ group you will need to make your own decision as to whether you come to church or not, based on your health and safety needs.
· When you arrive in church, your name will be recorded and kept for track and trace purposes, so that if anyone should report they are having symptoms of COVID-19 after attending a church service we know who was there. This information will be destroyed after 21days. Please complete the consent form for this on entry to the Church or use the QR code if you have the NHS Test and Trace App.
· Face masks are required.
· We are sorry but we cannot allow dogs in Church
It has been really wonderful to see so many of you returning to public worship and also being prepared to travel between our two lovely churches to attend services at both. It makes our Parish feel even more united! We continue to look forward to being able to sing our praises and have live music at some point but do not know when this might be possible yet.
COMMEMORATION OF OUR DEPARTED LOVED ONES AT ALL SOULS-TIDE:
We will be keeping this with a Requiem Eucharist at 4.00pm next Sunday 1st November at S Michael's Stokenham. You are warmly invited to come and light a candle in memory of your loved one. If you wish us to read out their name(s) when you come to the service please telephone Lynda Trout beforehand on 01548 580489.
Morning and Evening Prayer: Said daily at 9.00am & 6.00pm by Fr Michael with prayers for Parish and People. Please join him at these times in your homes. You might like to use the Form of Morning and Evening Prayer for Ordinary Time which is available on the website, or your own Book of Common Prayer.
'Daily Hope' is a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Now that we have begun public worship again and have the streamed service online, the weekly reflection has come to a natural end. But those unable to join us in either way can access this free telephone line to hear hymns, daily prayers and reflections: 0800 804 804