Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 16th March

Enjoy the springtime

Dear friends,

The inexorable insistence of new life, whether in flower or bud, pushes back against chill winds and heavy showers. The hope of Easter lies ahead, and beyond that, a slow liberation from the constraints that we have all been under. Mothering Sunday marked the anniversary of the lockdown – a sombre reminder of just how far we have travelled, and how bitter the winter has been. What we have been through is quite unprecedented and remains so. Be gentle with yourself, and with one another, in the months that lie ahead. Remember those less fortunate (don’t forget the foodbank has moved to Mary and Steve’s doorstep for the moment) and make a donation to church or your favourite charity, as a thanksgiving for the gift of life in you this day.

The Lent Journey online meetings continue, with Jesus in Galilee, watching his ministry there and exploring faith and our walk with God. We’ll be heading toward Jerusalem soon, as Holy Week and Easter beckon. Join us each day or when you can, at 8.30pm for a ten minute devotional; readings, prayer, music, with input from Revd Kevin and Revd John. Everyone is welcome. The zoom numbers are 842 3891 2144 and 123165. Do make a note of them in your diary.

Worship for Sunday 21st March

You will need the zoom app installed on your device (laptop, tablet, phone or PC) – download from https://www.zoom.us.  Just before the appointed time, run the app, click on “join meeting” and enter the meeting number and passcode below.

11am Family Worship with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162.  An informal service with songs from the music group, and an Easter themed craft activity to try at home.

It is absolutely OK to pass these details onto friends and family, who are very welcome to join us. Other online service options can be found on the Langtree Team Ministry Churches website.

You can support Checkendon church and  Stoke Row churches via dedicated and secure online card donation pages. Just click on the link. Please also Gift Aid your donation if you pay any income tax. Thank you !

Maundy Thursday Team Service

The Communion of the Last Supper will be on Thursday 1st April at 7.30pm, online. The zoom numbers are 879 0804 7954 and 107463. There’ll be contributions from across the Team, and the celebrant will be myself. Details of the other Easter services will be in this notice next week.

Thank you everyone for your support, and care for each other.  “From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be upon your people” Psalm 3:8

Revd Canon Kevin Davies

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