Weekly news 10.1.21

Dear Friends

Following the government update, regrettably, in-person worship on Sunday’s is suspended again.

Do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week as things do change!

A little word

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. 1Jn 3.1

What a week! The national situation looks grave and the USA has lost its mind.

But, and it is a huge but, God still loves us; we are children of God.

However frustrating it might be that the PCC has had to take the decision to suspend Sunday worship in person; however difficult it is for pupils, parents, and all who work in our schools; however worrying it is for all who work in healthcare; however sad it is to see a loved one suffering; nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop God loving us or stop us being his children.

It is what we are.

New for this week

Services

In Church suspended for the foreseeable future

10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom

We are continuing our on-line services. This link and will be the same every week.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89030249289?pwd=dTdneVo3L0RreVdSYm15MGF2OHlwQT09

Meeting ID: 890 3024 9289  Passcode: 238289

Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0203 901 7895, and follow the instructions.

This week’s reading is Mark 1.4-11

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for belonging, for being part of the family of God
  • For everyone adjusting to the effects of lockdown
  • For the forgotten parts of the world

Coffee break returns

Christ Church Coffee break – Monday mornings in January at 10.00 starting next Mon 11th. Zoom coffee and catch up – about half an hour or so. Bring your favourite hot drink and something to dunk or nibble and join Ruth at 10.00 for a zoom coffee and chat

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82168523735?pwd=SVBER2RhUFN1dnBNa1ZnRzNOakxBZz09

Meeting ID: 821 6852 3735
Passcode: 948578
Dial by your location +44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom

MLK day 2021

When we used to celebrate Martin Luther King Jnr Day in the Welcome Centre, we learned a lot about how his life touched one-another’s’ lives.

With the murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement, we thought CCP marking this moment once more on Monday 18 January 2021 would give us an opportunity to speak out, be heard, and see what we can all learn from this.

Given the Coronavirus restrictions, we cannot gather in the building. At present we can collect individual reflections to share online, and in the future as a display, perhaps below the Holy Table like an offering:

– What effect have the lives of Martin Luther King Jnr, or George Floyd had on your life in the past and today?

– What effect have their lives had on our Church, and what commitment is expected of our Church in response?

– Or any other thoughts

You might have a photograph, a letter, a poem to share that tells a story. You might want simply to say a prayer in private.

Please get in touch if you would like to take part in this. We will give more info. next week.

A request

Sara would like to know:

Is anyone involved in local conservation work e.g., with local trusts or with the RSPB? It’s one of the questions for a survey I’m doing to assess how ‘Eco’ CCP is and how we can care for God’s creation even better.

Earlier week’s news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.


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