Updates for Sunday 15th Nov
I was reading Psalm 91 this week – a favourite. These words struck me:
If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge’, and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways..’
I am grateful for the promise of this Psalm that when I make my home in God, I am safe.
May the presence of the living God and his angels be with you and your families this week.
With my love and prayers,
It was wonderful to see so many faces and hear so many voices last Sunday. I think we had record numbers! We are so looking forward to meeting with you all again this Sunday on Zoom or Conference Call at the usual time of 10am.
See the Resources page for details for how to connect and for the service sheet.
We look forward to meeting again this week at 10.30am. Come and join us if you are free. It’s a great way of sharing news and views as well as having a laugh!
Again, please see the Resources page for connection information.
Sadly, our churches will no longer be open for public worship. We will receive further guidance after 2 December 2020. If you wish to use your church for private prayer, please contact your local church warden.
Our online Remembrance Reflection is available on the Exe Valley Mission Community website. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this. We have had some very positive feedback! Sadly, we know that watching things online can be difficult for those of us with slow broadband speeds. Please let us know if this is you!! We can provide you with a copy on a memory stick. Contact me at the Church Office or Dawn Williams and we will try and sort it!
Plans are already underway for our Christmas Online Celebration. If you have any suitable Christmas photographs please send them to Dawn Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org – but be careful if they contain pictures of people unless we have their permission to print. We would also like to know your favourite Christmas Carols as we will be choosing some top favourites. Please let Dawn know your favourites!
The Bible study resumes on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm on either Zoom or Conference Call. To join the conference call from your phone, call 0330 336 0036 and enter PIN 586191
The Zoom details can be found... on our Resouces page.
For the next three weeks we will be looking at the worldwide Anglican church and celebrating its diversity. ‘Living with a World of Difference’ celebrates what it means to be part of the Anglican Communion, which is the world’s third largest Christian community, after the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
There is a study booklet to accompany this series. Please let the office know if you are planning to join us and we can either send you or email the material.
Steve’s operation has been postponed, but because of lockdown he will be working remotely. This is not without its challenges! If you wish to speak to Steve he will be available on 01884 821232 on Fridays 9.90am -12.30pm
Steph will be working from the church office. Do please email or leave a message on the answerphone if you need to speak to her.
The More the Merrier!
We are always trying to think of ways to encourage people to worship with us and to make it as easy as possible for them to do so. We are hoping to record our service on Advent Sunday and then make it available to listen to on the website. If you have any thoughts about this, please let us know.
Also – if you know anyone who would like to join in with us, please pass on the details of the Conference Call or Zoom and encourage them to do so. We are joined by people from all over the UK and abroad and it’s great to have their company.
A Month of Prayer
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York together with the Bishop of London are asking us to use this month of lockdown as a month of prayer. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning this week you are welcome to join us for Daily Prayer on Zoom and Conference Call at 8.30-9.00am. Robert and I will be joining with Justin Montague and Andy Humm (St Paul’s and St George’s) to lead this time of prayer. It might be helpful, if you can, to find the service for Daily Prayer on the Church of England’s website or to download the App Daily Prayer on your phone, tablet or device.
To join us please use our usual Conference Call number or click here to connect on Zoom. Alternatively log in to Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 872 4897 4993 with Passcode: 062198
Please check on the website (as you are!) for the most up-to-date information.