Resources and Services this Week

Greetings everyone…
I hope you’re all doing well during this time of lockdown. The weather has been beautiful so at least you can get out for your ‘one form of exercise’ per day. I hope you can use this time to root yourself deeper in prayer and reflection as we’re physically separated from our neighbours. This doesn’t, however, mean that we still can’t gather and connect via phone call or online so please do keep in touch and make an extra effort to reach out to others.
**In an effort to continue our practise of celebrating the sacraments weekly together we are going to begin live streaming the services from this Sunday. For those who more frequently attend the Fri. BCP service, Matthias will upload a video of the Eucharist which you can find on the St. Edward’s youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeqE-P3SDLN1sf6yU931TvQ/. Please subscribe to the channel so you can get further updates when we post things.
**This Sunday worship will take place via live stream on our youtube channel which you can access here https://youtu.be/iUesbIZ_w3Q
The live link will begin at 10:55 (please remember that it’s daylight savings time this Sunday and the clocks go forward!) and the service will begin at 11 from the ‘chapel’ at the Scarlata household. Below the video you should be able to make comments so this would be a great place for prayer requests that we can use for our prayers throughout the week. The bulletin with readings for the service can be found through this link: 29 March 2020 Service Sheet 
**There have also been some other online resources made available which you might find useful. There is a course based on Tom Wright’s book Simply Jesus: Small Group Edition. You may enroll in this course for no charge from Tuesday, 24 March, 17:00 until Friday, 27 March 17:00. The window to enroll in this course is 72 hours. We are so grateful that this gift has been given for free (normally charged at £149.99!) by Prof. N.T. Wright and N.T. Wright Online. The link for enrolling is : Simply Jesus – TKC gift
The second resource, is five simple ideas for families to weave prayer and bible readings throughout these days of home schooling. These can be shared by clergy with anyone they think might benefit.
Growing in faith together
 
  1. Keep a regular routine of prayer. Good times to pray together are those times you do something regularly, eating together, going to bed or washing your hands! Or Light a candle and Pray the same family prayer at the same time every day.
  2. Read a bible story at bed-time or watch one online with them during the day.
  3. With the ongoing situation, it can be difficult adjusting to not seeing family and friends in person, however, you can still pray for them together daily. Write them a letter or send them a picture saying that you are thinking and praying for them?
  4. Choose one of the follow family Fun prayer ideas – Bright prayer ideas for families at home!
  5. Listen to a podcast together. For example, you can click here to listen to our Family Prayer Adventure podcasts.
With every blessing….
Mark

 

 

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