Services this week…

Dear All,

Services this week are taking place in person or via livestream through our YouTube Channel.
Please find gathering times and service sheet links below.

Wednesday 17 February

@  Noon – Ash Wednesday Service
Service Sheet: Ash Wednesday Service 
Hymn Sheet: Hymns for Ash Wednesday 2021

Friday 19 February
@ 10.30am – BCP Holy Communion with Revd Jeremy Morris

Sunday 21 February

@  11am – Holy Communion
Service Sheet: 21 Feb Service Sheet
Hymn Sheet: Hymns for 21st February
Sermon: ‘Into the Wilderness’

Giving

As always we are grateful for all of your gifts! Offerings may still be given during this time via a basket collection during live services, Standing Orders, or one time bank transfer, via BACS [SORT: 20-17-19 / ACCT #: 30851477 – “St Edwards Church Vestry Fund”]

Home Groups: At St. Edward’s, as in previous years, we will mark it with a Lenten reading group. This year, we have chosen Rowan Williams’ book Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a time of pandemic (https://spckpublishing.co.uk/candles-in-the-dark). This year groups will be meeting via Zoom. If you would like to join a group then please contact Matthias Grebe (mg471@cam.ac.uk).    

Services this week…

Dear All,

Services this week are taking place in person or via livestream through our YouTube Channel.
Please find gathering times and service sheet links below.

Friday 12 February
@ 10.30am – BCP Holy Communion with Revd Dr. Mark Scarlata

Sunday 14 February

@  11am – BCP Holy Communion
Service Sheet: 14 Feb 2021 14 Feb BCP
Hymn Sheet: 14 Feb 2021 Hymns for 14th February 2021
Sermon: ‘Seeing God Face to Face’

Ash Wednesday 17 February

@12pm — We will be holding our normal Ash Wednesday Eucharist with ashing (by cotton swab!) to mark the beginning of Lent. The service will also be livestreamed.

Giving

As always we are grateful for all of your gifts! Offerings may still be given during this time via a basket collection during live services, Standing Orders, or one time bank transfer, via BACS [SORT: 20-17-19 / ACCT #: 30851477 – “St Edwards Church Vestry Fund”]

Home Groups: At St. Edward’s, as in previous years, we will mark it with a Lenten reading group. This year, we have chosen Rowan Williams’ book Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a time of pandemic (https://spckpublishing.co.uk/candles-in-the-dark). This year groups will be meeting via Zoom. If you would like to join a group then please contact Matthias Grebe (mg471@cam.ac.uk). 

Lenten home/zoom groups…

Dear All,

As Epiphany draws to a close, we look towards our next season in our Church calendar, Lent. During this time of penitential preparation for Easter, fasting and reflection, we remember especially Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.

At St. Edward’s, as in previous years, we will mark it with a Lenten reading group. This year, we have chosen Rowan Williams’ book Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a time of pandemic. In it Rowan writes:

“As we contemplate the coming months, not knowing when we can breathe again, it’s worth thinking about how already the foundations have been laid for whatever new opportunities God has for us on the far side of this crisis.”

You can purchase the book here –

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08NSRB4V5/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

 

In the past, the Lenten reading group has met after the Sunday service, but this year we will take advantage of the flexibility offered by Zoom. Rather than meeting as one big group, we plan to increase the group’s accessibility by forming groups of 5-6.

We do of course have several home and Bible study groups already meeting, and we would encourage these members to remain in their existing groups. If this is the case, please would you let me know that you will be covering the Lenten book, and who is in your group.

If you are not already in a home or Bible study group and would like to study our Lenten book, please contact me (mg471@cam.ac.uk), ideally with some indication of when you will be available during the week. In deciding on a convenient day and time to meet, Doodle-polls have proven to be a helpful tool in the past (https://doodle.com/free-poll). Ideally, each group should appoint a chair or facilitator, though of course everyone is encouraged to get involved and share their reflections.

This book is not only very timely and relevant, but also very accessible and full of hope for our current times. It has 26 short reflections, each roughly 2-3 pages. For each week of Lent (apart from the first), we will read four reflections:

 

Week 1               7 – 21 Feb: 2 reflections (pp.1-6)

Week 2               22 – 28 Feb: 4 reflections (pp.7-18)

Week 3               1 – 7 March: 4 reflections (pp.19-32)

Week 4               8 – 14 March: 4 reflections (pp.33-46)

Week 5               15 – 21 March: 4 reflections (pp.47-61)

Week 6               22 – 28 March: 4 reflections (pp.62-77)

Week 7               29 March – 4 April: 4 reflections (pp.78-93)

 

We look forward to journeying together through this season, and are excited about the reflective and intellectual opportunities offered by this book.

With all good wishes,

 

Mark & Matthias

Services this week…

Dear All,

Services this week are taking place in person or via livestream through our YouTube Channel.
Please find gathering times and service sheet links below.

Friday 5 February
@ 10.30am – BCP Holy Communion with Revd Dr. Matthias Grebe

Sunday 7 February
@ 9am – BCP Holy Communion

@  11am – Holy Communion
Service Sheet: 7 Feb 21 Service Sheet
Hymn Sheet: 7 Feb 2021 Hymns
Sermon: ‘The Word Made Flesh’

Giving

As always we are grateful for all of your gifts! Offerings may still be given during this time via a basket collection during live services, Standing Orders, or one time bank transfer, via BACS [SORT: 20-17-19 / ACCT #: 30851477 – “St Edwards Church Vestry Fund”]

Home Groups: We will also be sending out additional information on Zoom groups over Lent. We would love for everyone to participate if possible.