Weekly Notice Sheet 6th September 2020

Weekly Notice Sheet 6th September 2020

Weekly Notice Sheet 6th September 2020

6th & 13th September 2020 -PASTORAL LETTER FOR ST ANDREW’S CHURCH

BURNHAM ON SEA.

Graham is away from duties this week and so any clergy needs please contact Sharon or Margaret

There will NOT be a notice-sheet available in Church – this one is the notice-sheet for the whole congregation,

Both those attending worship and also for those deferring attendance

 

Sarah Champion

It is with real sadness and regret that I have to inform you that Sarah died on Wednesday. Her sudden death took place while she was at the recycling centre in Highbridge. Please remember her sister Liz and the wider family at this time. She was a wonderful friend to so many of us here at St Andrew’s and through her links with the Golf club.

May she rest in peace.

 

This week there will be a YouTube service for Sunday. We will have a service available to you via, post, church website, email and YouTube & Facebook and the website – A Church Near You.(ACNY) It would be wonderful (where possible) to all join in this occasion on Sunday at 10.0a.m. as an act of solidarity and prayer. The YouTube service should be available on Saturday – so do look.
https://youtu.be/oVTscqcmQ8M

Weeks readings

Date

Psalm

Reading

Monday 7th Sept

Ps. 5vv 5 - 9

Luke 6 vv6 - 11

Tuesday 8th Sept

Ps. 149 vv 1 - 5

Luke 6 vv 12 - 19

Wednesday 9th Sept

Ps. 45 vv 11 - end

Luke 6 vv 20 - 26

Thursday 10th Sept

Ps. 139 vv 1 - 9

Luke 6 vv 27 - 38

Friday 11th Sept

Ps. 84 vv 1 - 6

Luke 6 39 - 42

Saturday 12th Sept

Ps. 116 v 10 to end

Luke 6 vv 43 to end

 

 

 

Monday 14th Sept HOLY CROSS DAY

Ps.22

John 3 vv 13 - 17

Tues. 15th Sept

Ps. 100

Luke 7 vv 11 - 17

Wed. 16th Sept

Ps. 33

Luke 7 vv 31 - 35

Thurs 17th Sept

Ps. 118 vv 1 -2 , 17 - 20

Luke 7 vv 36 to end

Friday 18th Sept

Ps. 17 vv 1 - 8

Luke 8 vv 1 - 3

Sat. 19th Sept.

Ps. 30 vv 1 - 5

Luke 8 vv 4 - 15

 

The Zoom midweek service has been suspended for the time being and we are planning ways of offering a menu of online and church based devotions midweek. Watch this space.

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General rule worship with two congregations – A to M and N to Z alternative weeks –

we have some spare capacity each week. However…

Your own domestic and family life may mean you cannot always fit in your church attendance on the Sunday designated to you. With this in mind, should you wish to attend worship on a week that you do not normally attend then please in the first instance phone me or email me. It might well be that there is room for you to change – but – and I have to say this – it may not be possible to accommodate you – we will do our best given the guidelines we have to adhere to.PLEASE do not just turn up at Church without consulting Graham

Those attending are welcome to bring their own cushion or blanket to sit on as long as you bring it and take it away with you. If it makes you more comfortable to use a cushion – please feel free.

Face coverings – government guidelines. – face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship from 8th August. There are exemptions about wearing facemasks and these are listed on the Government website .

Normalising church – in an attempt to enrich our services we are now suggesting that where possible people may like to stand (where able) for the reading of the Gospel lesson and the Peace.

How to offer the Peace -

The divine in me honours the divine in you – we are one

I would hope that on my return from holiday on September 13th – we might begin to have other people involved in the service by either reading or leading intercessions. If you would like to offer either to read or lead the intercessions please contact one of the clergy team and we will produce a list in due course. Anyone offering to read or pray would be offered a dedicated microphone to use

Thursday Prayer at Ten"  Now Holy Communion is taking place again.

However for those not able to attend you may join us ‘in Spirit’  "together but apart" in the presence of Christ whilst remaining in our own homes.  

You are invited to devote 15 minutes, starting at 10 a.m. with the "Our Father" then praying for the weeks cause and concluding at 10.15 by saying the "Grace".  This is NOT on the internet it is simply committing to that time each week by praying "together whilst apart".

Here is the prayer for Thursday prayer:

Thursday 10th September

Today we join with the Diocesan Prayers as we remember that Thursday, 10 September is World Suicide Prevention day.

We pray for those affected by hopelessness as well as people dealing with suicidal thoughts. We ask that you provide them with comfort and guidance, and the placement of a support system in their life. Let us be mindful of those in our town who are struggling with such thoughts, that they may find help and support. Lord that we may be mindful of this and strive to provide help and prayers”.

Thursday 17th September

Today we remember Hildegard of Bingen. She was born in 1098 and had a powerful visionary life. She was a pastor and teacher, seeing herself as a “feather on the breath of God”.

We pray for all those who have a vision for the future of the church, particularly those working in the arts and music.

Most glorious and holy God, whose servant Hildegard, strong in faith, was caught up in the vision of your heavenly courts, by the breath of your Spirit open our eyes to glimpse your glory and our lips to sing your praises with all the angels; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and fore ever. Amen.

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. Tinned Potatoes and small bags of sugar are a particular need at the moment Thank You.

 

INTERCESSION TOPICS FOR THE WEEK

Monday Those in hospitality industry

Tuesday Weston Hospice and its staff and chaplains

Wednesday Those working in our care homes in Burnham

Thursday Our Town

Friday Our families

Saturday Our Bishops at this time. Especially Bishop Peter undergoing Chemo

Sunday St Andrews PCC

 

Lectio 365 This is the name of an App that you can down load for free to your mobile phone. Each day there is a simple yet profound 10-minute act of devotion. I commend it to you. I am using it myself at the moment. Graham

Bishop Peter Hancock - News came from the Palace on Monday 3rd August that Bishop Peter has acute Myeloid Leukemia and is immediately commencing treatment and will be away from work for a month. Bishop Ruth will assume all episcopal roles in the diocese at this time. Please remember +Peter and his wife Jane at this time



COVID, ME and MY CHURCH – booklet for personal use.

We are producing a booklet for your own reflections and prayers – this will be available as a paper version for those who do not use the internet.

For those who do use the internet – an e-version will be sent out so you can use it that way – or –

Paper copies will be available in Church or email me for a copy to be sent to you.

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Disasters Emergency Committee - APPEAL STARTS TODAY

Following my sermon on the 23rd August and from the articles I have written for the parish magazine I am launching an appeal for the work of humanitarian relief organised by the umbrella organisation D.E.C. For those who have internet access – you can read more about their work on their website.

There will be an additional basket for DEC Appeal collections in September in Church. For those who are not able to attend but would wish to make a contribution – please either drop an envelope through the vicarage front door marked ‘DEC Appeal’ or contact me and I will arrange to collect from you.

The Appeal will begin TODAY - Sunday 6th Sept and run until 4th October which is our harvest festival. Please give generously. Thank you.

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And finally, Please pray for Pete Mellish convalescing after a heart attack.

Please pray for Bishop Peter Hancock – undergoing Chemo – see his letter in the magazine.

Pray also for Revd. Margaret as she prepares for her ordination to the priesthood. See September magazine for more details.





From the Ministry team – John, Sharon, Margaret and Graham



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