Sunday August 9th – Trinity 9

There will be a service of Holy Communion at Drayton Parslow at 9:30 and a Family Service at Mursley at 11:00.

For the online service there will be Zoom Morning Prayer (joining details in your emailed invite).
If you don’t already have a copy of the order of service you will need to download a copy here to print the booklet or here to read on your screen.

Or the Diocesan selection of services can be found here

Or for your own private prayer, if you are still unable or advised not to gather, then the readings and collect for the day are here.

There is also another reflection from Val Plumb, this time on the Transfiguration which feast day was on Thursday. It is very thoughtful and poignant, exploring how we perceive experiences of God and of eternity.

Please also note the NEW instruction from the Diocese concerning face coverings, effective from this Saturday, 8th August:

“There are valid exemptions for some individuals and groups to not wear a face covering in these [worship] settings. In particular, those who are leading services or events in a place of worship, and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayer) do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn especially if physical distancing cannot be maintained (i.e. distributing consumables). This exemption does not apply to worshippers, who should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space.”

“In light of this we recommend having a box of disposable masks (widely available) to offer as people enter church as hospitality. You are not required to prevent people entering church if they are not wearing a mask. They may have a valid reason under government guidelines which means they do not have to.”

Please help those welcoming at services, Churchwardens, and others in charge of opening our churches for worship by complying with these regulations. Thank you.

David.

Sunday August 2nd – Trinity 8

There will be a service of Morning Prayer at Mursley at 9:30 and Coffee Outside at Swanbourne at 11:00. Bring your own biscuits and chair to the latter! (some cleaned plastic chairs will also be available).

For the online service there will be Zoom All Age Worship (joining details in your emailed invite).
You will need to download a copy of the prayer activity here. Only one per household is needed and best cut out beforehand.
If you can’t print this off yourself, then please make your own of similar size.

or the Diocesan selection of services can be found here.

or for your own private prayer, if you are still unable or advised not to gather, then the readings and collect for the day are here.

Please also note again the following from the Diocese concerning face coverings, in effect from Friday 24th July following the government’s advice:

We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

“The Prime Minister has outlined plans (27:13-27:35 of this 45 minute recording) to make face coverings mandatory in Places of Worship from 8th August and has withdrawn guidance to permit indoor professional performances with immediate effect. We will study detailed government regulations and guidance once they are available and will update our guidance accordingly.”

ALSO — the new Diocesan Pathways Magazine is now available as a PDF on line here.

David

Sunday July 26th – Trinity 7

Hello everyone,

There will be a Family Service at Mursley at 11:00, for which you might like to bring your own pencil or crayons. If you forget, then quarantined church crayons will be available!

For the online service you are encouraged to join either the Deanery reflection from Val Plumb here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcGpccO5WcY&feature=youtu.be (last week – reading: Mark 6:30-35)
or this week’s reflection now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzDcExMyVUI&feature=youtu.be
(reading: John 20:1-18 – from the feast of Mary Magdalene on Wednesday)

or the Diocesan service here: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19-2/livestream/ (available from 9:55 a.m. on the day. Order of service incorporating readings, collect etc. for this and your own, private devotions are also available from the same page now).

There will also be a Parish, lay-led service of Morning Prayer at Drayton at 10:00.

Please gather as church somewhere in one (or several!) of these places this Sunday.

Please also note the following from the Diocese concerning face coverings, in effect from Friday 24th July following the government’s latest update:

We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

David

This Sundays worship – 5th July 2020

This Sunday we will be having another All Age/Interactive service, there is no service sheet but there will be a craft activity, if you wish to take part in that you will need to download and print the resource below.

This first one is one you can colour in either as we worship or beforehand.

This is a two tone version that doesn’t need any colouring.

You will also need scissors (you can cut out before if your prefer) and something to stick either glue or sellotape.

(Acknowledgement is given to DLTK as the copyright holder of this resource.)

You can also follow the service live on YouTube, click here and the page will open in a new window. (you will then need to click on the image labeled live once it appears).

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

For those Following the morning prayer at home this weeks collect and readings are linked below.

God bless

Simon

This Sunday – Trinity 3

This Sunday is a service of Morning Prayer that we have used several times now.

The printed order of service, for those who will be worshipping at home rather than online can be found here.

The collect and readings are here.

Once again we will be live streaming on to YouTube as well as on Zoom.

and don’t forget – this week’s Coffee Morning is on Thursday 2nd July at 10:30.

Blessings,

David