A little word
knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5.3-5
Paul, who knew more about suffering than most of us, was able to write these words. He is speaking about suffering for his faith rather than in general. But I guess there is something about mindset here. E can let it destroy us, or we can learn from it. And as he says later, nothing can separate us from the love of God.
The last 15 months have tested and stretched us in so many ways. I pray that our faith and our character has held on and grown.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the abundance of the love of God. Poured into us.
- for our newly elected PCC as they meet.
- for the continuing struggle for vaccination justice for the poor.
In-Church worship 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.
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 3.20-35
We have restarted on Thursdays at 10am. It will be lovely to welcome you back.
Thank you to those who were able to make it.
The following were elected:
Warden – Mike Dennett & Sue Mate
Dep. Warden – Christine Grainger & John Hayes
Deanery Synod – Joanne Chadwick & Yvonne Hayes
PCC – Nick Edmondson
On both the Church facebook page and the ‘& friends’ facebook group is a video from the diocese with some questions. If you could watch it and respond that would be really good.
Jane and Yvonne are both stepping back from leading CoGs. We want to record a huge thank-you for all that they have done over many years.
We will need a new team in place to lead our children’s work, ready to start in September. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak to Sara or Pip.
15 minutes of peace sat in our Church Yard! This Saturday, 5th June, to Sunday 13th June 2021 is Churches Count on Nature week, focusing on the brilliant wildlife to be found in churchyards.
Locally, Ecclesall Church have all sorts: nature walks, guided prayers, bring your dog and a question-and-answer session about Science and Faith. More info at: South Yorkshire — Caring for God’s Acre (caringforgodsacre.org.uk)
FOR US: this is a great opportunity to begin finding out what wild- life there is in our Church yard (a wild bumble bee nest has already been sighted). So, please enjoy 10, 20, or 30 minutes looking and praying around the church yard this week and record:
- Who you are;
- What you saw – e.g., swift, ladybird, daisy…
- Where abouts in the Church yard it was
- When – include the day, month, and year.
and post it to Sara: [email protected]
A Starters guide with pictures to identify things is available at: https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/resources/starterguide-2/
Earlier week’s news Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.