Pastoral Letter 21st March 2021

Pastoral Letter 21st March 2021

Pastoral Letter 21st March 2021



PASTORAL LETTER FOR ST ANDREW’S CHURCH

BURNHAM ON SEA for 21st March 2021

READ CAREFULLY – THE FOLLOWING

Services

8.00a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00a.m. Said Eucharist for Passion Sunday

Face masks are mandatory, Please observe social distancing and follow instructions for receiving Communion and when leaving after the service.

We are monitoring the Government and Church of England websites and you will be notified of any plans and changes. Anyone who wishes to return to Church in the coming weeks who has not already informed GRAHAM – please do so. Graham is collating the list so please direct your requests DIRECTLY to him and not via Margaret or Sharon – thank you.

IF ATTENDING – PLEASE NOTE –

If you attended on the 14th March you need not inform Graham if you are attending today.

Those attending Church today for the first time are asked to inform Graham, if you have not done so already. We are not using the bi-weekly system ( A – M, N – Z) at present. You may bring a cushion to sit on if this makes you more comfortable, provided you take it home with you afterwards.

 

PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING TIMES - The Church is open for individual prayer from 10am to 12Noon on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (10a.m. Holy Communion followed by open church for prayers, commencing 18th March) - and Friday.

TODAY’s online service of Morning Prayer for Passion Sunday is led by Graham

We will have the service available to you via, post, church website, email and YouTube & Facebook and the website – A Church Near You.(ACNY) The YouTube service should be available on Saturday – so do look.

https://youtu.be/nRgDHSD1SX0

 

Tuesday 23rd March – THIS TUESDAY

This is a National Day of Reflection on the 1st Anniversary of the first Lockdown – The Church will be open with different reflective activities or a chance just to come and sit and be still. Church is open from

10a.m. to 1.00p.m.



Monday 15th Mch

Ps 73

Jn 11vv28 - 44

Tuesday 16th Mch

Ps. 35

 

 

Jn. 11v 45 to end

Wed 17th Mch

Ps 55

Jn 1 - 11

Thursday 18th Mch

Ps 111

Jn 12vv12 - 19

Friday 19th Mch

 

Ps 22

Jn. 12v 20 – 36a

Saturday 20th Mch

Ps 23

Jn 12v 36b - end

 

FOODBANK – Thank you for the donations left at the Vicarage. The Foodbank is receiving a huge number of requests for help while people wait for grants and benefits to come through. If, you can support the foodbank donations can be dropped off in Tesco or at the Vicarage.

INTERCESSION TOPICS FOR THE WEEK

Monday Those in hospitality industry

Tuesday Weston Hospice & St Margaret’s hospice and their staff and chaplains

Wednesday Those working in our care homes in Burnham and Burnham hospital.

Thursday Our Foodbank

Friday Our local schools in Burnham - staff and pupils

Saturday Our Bishops at this time. Especially Bishop Peter shielding and preparing for this retirement on medical grounds. .

 

Prayers are asked for - Mark Coles. We are asked to pray for Philip. We pray for Alison Crump convalescing at home. We pray for Emily, Matt and Ted Scott and pray for them at this time.

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Remade cards for most occasions available in aid of the Children’s Society. Phone Jean 781514.Thank you. Regards Jean

LENT 2021

LENT DEVOTIONS.

To help us this Lent there will be devotions " Chocolates for Lent" commencing Ash Wednesday, 24th February.

They will be available each Wednesday of Lent on: YouTube, A.C.N.Y.  St Andrew's church website, and our Facebook page.  The devotions will also be available in a printed version available each week in the weekly postings on email and by Royal Mail. Note – Postal copies may not be available until later in the week.  The on-line version will NOT be word for word of the printed version, but the theme will be the same.   

Please retain any paper copy as only the Reading (if used) and meditation differ

Stations of the Cross

There will be a set of 12 Crosses placed in the churchyard that you can prayerfully follow and pray for all affected by Covid 19. So, when you are out for exercise do walk the Churchyard.

LENT APPEAL

During Lent we are going to offer you the chance to join in the UNICEF TwinningVax. Just as we are twinned with our toilets – so we have an opportunity to donate monies so that people in the Third World can be vaccinated.

You can read about the UNICEF appeal on their website. Please retain any monies saved for this excellent cause and it can be collected up nearer Easter – THANK YOU. The suggested cost of a Vaccine for the 3rd World is £4.00.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE – HOLY WEEK

Church service for Maundy Thursday – 10.0a.m.

Good Friday – 12noon – 3pm

12 – 1.00 Midday Prayer and devotion ending at 12.50p.m.

  1. – 2.00pm Virtual Stations of the Cross and reflection – ending 1.50pm

2.00 – 3.00 Service of Devotion for Good Friday. ( Not Holy Communion)

 

Please note the first 2 hours end at 50 minutes past the hour to allow those who wish to leave or arrive to do so – or you can stay for the whole time.

 



 

 





 

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