Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 14th April 2020

Christ is Risen

Dear friends,

Many of you were kind enough to join our online services on Easter Day. It was lovely to see our community of all ages sharing virtually in our celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Thank you for being so game to have a go with the new technology !

The Church at Easter, from our local level to the National, gave many opportunities to participate in online worship; from my desk to the Archbishop’s kitchen table, communion was offered, and familiar words were shared in this, the strangest of Easters. I remarked to Emma that this was the first Easter since 1995 when I had not been celebrating in a church. It will have been the same for many of us. We may be kept apart by this virus, but we are “one body in Christ our Lord”.

Sunday Worship

Next Sunday (19th April) there will be two online options for you from the Team, both using Zoom, at 10am and 11am. Everyone is welcome.

10am Service of the Word led by Revd John     Meeting ID: 188 513 761     Passcode  019797
11am Super Informal All Age Service led by Revd Kevin       Meeting ID: 636 645 195        Passcode 000162.    Please wear something brightly coloured !

You can also share in worhsip led by our Diocesan team, or the National Church Team. www.oxford.anglican.org/livestream and www.churchofengland.org

Prayers for when you are stuck, and even if you are not.

In these times when words are sometime hard to find, prayer is a very natural response. Prayer can also give a very important “rhythm” to our daily routines. The Church of England has set forms of prayers for the morning and the evening of every day. A free booklet has been produced offering a selection of prayers for use in these difficult times, as well as a simple form of morning and evening prayer. You can find a copy to download here

Do have a look. There are some excellent prayers. Why not take five, find a quiet spot, light a candle and tell God how it is?  Then, listen.

May God’s grace be our guard and our guide.

Your Rector                                       Revd Kevin Davies

A Candle Prayer

Father God, even as we find ourselves far from each other, please hold us close to you.

Jesus Christ, shine in the darkness and show us the way, for you are the light of the world.

Holy Spirit, in our fears console us and bring peace to our troubled hearts.

Amen.

 

 

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