Weekly Pastoral Letter 24th May 2020
Our Pastoral Letter for the Sunday after Ascension
SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION
PASTORAL LETTER FOR ST ANDREW’S CHURCH BURNHAM ON SEA
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.
Thursday Prayer at Ten" As we cannot meet for Holy Communion and fellowship on Thursdays let us pray "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".
Thursday, 28 May
Lord of all, we thank you for the many ways in which church is gathering at this time, may we continue to creatively discern the best way to be your church. Give us the vision to be church wherever we are and the imagination to share your love however we are able.
AND TO KEEP YOU BUSY –
CHRISTIAN AID QUIZ – Return to Graham by TODAY SUNDAY - NOON
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. Thank You.
INTERCESSION TOPICS FOR THE WEEK
Monday Town and District councils in our area
Tuesday Burnham & Highbridge Foodbank – its ongoing work
Wednesday Those working in our care homes in Burnham
Thursday Pray for Bob Curry’s sister June whose funeral is today – Bob & Marilyn cannot be present.
Friday Our schools as they absorb the government advice about limited re-opening
Saturday For our families – wherever they are
Sunday For the CHURCH – on its BIRTHDAY - Pentecost
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND – There is now a FREEPHONE number with a daily reflection – so if you would like to hear a recorded message by Archbishop Justin Welby – ring 0800 804 8044
The Parish pump –
This is a section to share any news across the congregation. I welcome any contributions which need to be with me by 12 Noon on Tuesday in the week leading up to the Sunday – so that postal copies can be sent out in time
Belated Birthday greetings to members of our congregation this past week
From the Ministry team – John, Tony, Sharon, Margaret & Graham