DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 25 June at 7pm: Mary-Lou’s Farewell Service
Monday 5 July at 7pm: Rev Hannah Lins to be licensed as Interim Priest in Charge by the Bishop of Shrewsbury
See News for further details
WORSHIP IN CHURCH
All but one of our churches are now open for public worship but, as all the social distancing regulations are still in place, we regret we are still unable to open the Mission Church in Bomere Heath.
COMING TO WORSHIP AT CHURCH
- Masks/face coverings must be worn at worship, unless medically exempt. If you are exempt, wearing the sunflower lanyard helps our churchwardens to understand.
- All social distancing (2 m) still applies, and individuals and households must not mingle in the church, or in the churchyard or car park, where that applies.
- Singing during worship is not permitted under the regulations, whether inside the church or outside.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE
We are asked to remind people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 to stay at home as much as possible and observe social distancing guidance, and to strongly discourage them from attending church in person.
Revd Mary-Lou Toop
26 March 2021, updated 1 April, 9 April, 17 April
SHARING THE LIGHT IN THE LOOP – WEEKLY PHONELINE WORSHIP ON 01743 298285
'Sharing the Light in the Loop' is our own weekly phoneline worship, led by your own ministers, fresh for each Sunday!
Simply phone the number to hear a short service with prayers, a reflection and a hymn at the end. For many of our housebound folk this has been a gift of the pandemic because it has enabled them to feel part of the corporate life of the church once again, from the comfort of their home. It is also well-used by those who don't have easy access to the Internet. Even if you do, you may like to give it a try?! The message begins with an automated welcome, then a pause, then you'll hear the service. Do share the number with anyone who might value it.
See News for:
- The Loop newsletter (including previous editions) - back to monthly editions from April 2021
- Sunday Readings and Reflections
Online Worship via Zoom this Sunday 9th May at 6 pm!
Zoom in the Loop – Evening Prayer and catch up! Please let Mary-Lou, Hannah or Peter know by email by lunchtime on Sunday if you’d like to receive the invitation link. If you have joined us before, you will already be on our list of regulars, but we definitely don’t want this to be a closed group. All are welcome – it’s relatively easy if you have a laptop, smartphone or pc with a webcam and audio.
The Order of Service can be downloaded to view or print out (click or tap for Word.docx file or PDF file) and will also be emailed to our list of existing contacts along with the Zoom link. which will be sent out on Sunday. The reason for this is that we have had problems in the past when the invitation has gone out earlier – please always look for the most recent email!
Midweek worship at home Click here for a lovely resource from the Church of England, giving a suggested rhythmn of daily prayer.
A cross in a hedge spotted opposite Leaton Church, by a passer-by. A small sign of hope to surprise us, nestling amongst the darling buds of May. Death and resurrection, death and resurrection, over and over- that is our Christian journey, and in these challenging times it throbs with a particular poignancy. May we find resurrection joy in the small things today, give thanks and be nourished!
Prayers For Use During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Click this link for the Church of England's 'Worship at Home' section of their Corona virus guidance page where you can download a PDF of prayers for use during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Read update from Mary-Lou Toop, Priest in Charge about Covid-19 here: Loop Bulletin 1 15th March 2020
A Prayer for these Unsettling and Anxious Days
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.
Revd Mary-Lou Toop 13 March 2020