Dear Church member
This week's email from me is just a short one, focussed on the coming weekend.
Saturday (20th Feb)
We have now held a number of Saturday morning prayer meetings on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join in either regularly or occasionally with this 30-40 minute virtual gathering at 9.30am on Saturdays to give thanks and praise to God, to seek his will, and pray for our needs. This is a relatively informal time, with some sharing of scripture, silence, and open prayer, and there is no pressure for anyone to pray out loud. Do please join in on this link.
Sunday (21st Feb)
Our online service is available as always from 9am. This week is an all-girl team: our preacher is Kate Evans, leader Jan Radford, reading by Elizabeth Shields, prayers led by Eliza Wheaton, and all put together by Deborah Evans.
Pebbles Family Service is at 10.30am on Zoom. And at 8pm this week on Zoom we have a time of praise and prayer - a few songs followed by a reading and then time to be quiet and still before God. If you would like to join with either of these, please contact Sarah for joining details.
We have an opportunity to contribute via collection boxes in our churches towards the Didcot Emergency Foodbank collection. The Foodbank is currently in particular need of tinned vegetables, fruit and meats, but any non-perishables are welcome and will go to local people in need.
The Collect for the First Sunday of Lent
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Yours, in Christ,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton