To the Holy Trinity Church Family (Extracts)
This week it was great to receive advice from the diocese about starting the return towards being able to use the church building again. Ian and I have done the parts of the service we are involved in from the church. This week is third Sunday which would usually have been communion at 10.30am so we have recorded sharing bread and wine as part of ‘Worship Together’. At the moment we are unable to ask others to join us in church, but we are now praying there from 9am-9.30am each morning.
Next Thursday, 21st May, is Ascension Day, so we will be recording a service for that evening as we would usually have gathered in church to celebrate together. This will be live from 7pm that evening. Ascension Day also marks the start of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer. There is a document attached to this email with ideas of ways to join in, and look out for our YouTube and Facebook recorded material we have put together to help us rest, read, reflect and respond during the days between Ascension and Pentecost.
We are hoping to run an Alpha course online using zoom, the app that the national Alpha team are recommending. This will probably start on Monday 1st June and run for approximately ten following Monday evenings. If you know anyone who might be interested please could you ask them to email us or the church office.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-6)
Lis and Ian Ward