Weekly news for 18.4.21

Dear Friends

We are welcoming the latest relaxation enabling us to restart physical services, albeit in a socially distanced fashion.

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

Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my prayer. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in him and I am helped; Therefore my heart dances for joy and in my song will I praise him.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Psalm 28. 7-9

This came from one of the Psalms for today. It starts in the regular cry out to God because of oppression way that is so common in the Psalms. I have noticed that so often both the OT and the NT (especially Paul) give clues that real thankfulness, praise, and wonder seem to accompany hardship. In fact, there are warnings not to forget God when all is well, presumably because that would be our go to position. So, amidst the continuing trials of Covid and general weariness with life that so many are feeling may you find your heart dancing when you recognise the ever-present God as your source of strength.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for God’s ever-present constancy in a turbulent world.
  • for Northern Ireland, that the gains of the last 20 yrs. would not be lost.
  • for the dialogue needed to bring nations together so that the next climate talks will be meaningful and effective.

Services

In-Church worship resumes Sunday at 9am. Service of Holy Communion.

Numbers are limited, social distancing and face coverings apply. Sorry still no singing!

10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom

We are continuing our on-line services. This link 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: Luke 24.36b–48

Electoral Roll revision and APCM

In advance of our annual meeting the Electoral Roll is being revised. The formal notice can be found here https://www.pitsmoor.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Untitled.jpg

Please put the APCM date in your diaries. Weds 26 May 7pm. Further info will follow nearer the time.

Coffee break is taking a break

Christ Church Coffee break – is having a rest.

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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