Service for Sunday 21st June

We have a guest Preacher for Sunday, June 21st, it is the Bishop of Basingstoke David Williams, who was formerly a Priest in the Diocese. I worked with David when he was the Vicar of Dore & he was instrumental in my decision to enter the process to be Ordained [Don’t let this colour your views of him!].

He is preaching in the context of the Generous June campaign, to help us consider afresh the generosity of God.  The last time he visited us here in Wath he ended up telling the vendors of the local Fish & Chip shop that Wath Church was a wonderful place to be, & even though he has never been, he was right!

 

Intercessions

Dear Lord Jesus,

Where there is darkness in this world help us to bring your light, the light of truth justice and peace.

Hear our prayer

 

Dear Lord Jesus,

We pray for the persecuted Christians of this world, we ask that you would protect them, and may they be free from fear and full of joy.

Hear our prayer

  

Dear Lord Jesus,

We ask for your blessing upon your Church, the body of Christ.  Help your Church to bring love and hope into every situation.

Hear our prayer

  

Dear Lord Jesus,

We thank you that you are generous God, one who gives without measure, help us to be generous as we seek to live out the life of Christ in the midst of a fallen world.

Hear our prayer

 

Dear Lord Jesus,

We pray for those who are struggling at this time, particularly those who are in debt, those who are ill, those who are lonely, those who feel neglected and those who lack a sense of hope.

Hear our prayer

 

Dear Lord Jesus,

Keep us safe, keep us faithful, keep us smiling, and help us to give time to hear the still small voice of God.

Amen

Other News

From Sunday, June 21st, Wath Parish Church will be open for the following hours;

Sunday 10 am – 12 noon

Wednesday 2 – 4 pm

Please note there will be certain restrictions, but both myself & Charles will be present.

I hope & pray that you are all well & are managing to keep in contact with others, via various means. 

Tomorrow there is Sunday Worship at 8.10 am on Radio 4.

On BBC 1 Sunday Worship commences at 10.45 am with a Service of Celebration. 

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm.

There are daily reflections you can read or listen to in the podcasts on the Generous June page.

A range of services can be found via the St Peter’s link

Church of England virtual Services can be found here

Also, the Church of England has a free national phone line to provide a simple way that praise and worship can enter people’s homes. Daily Hope, which is available, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

Evening Prayer will continue to be put on to our YOUTUBE channel on Monday & Wednesday evenings.     If anyone wants to join in then please contact me & I will print a copy off & deliver it, or send you one electronically.

Our Parish Prayer meeting will once again be held on this coming Tuesday at 2 pm, I will send out the link.  As before you can pray a pre-prepared prayer, read one you have found, or just enjoy listening, knowing that God is with us as we gather.  Please feel free to send in prayer requests to me.

We shall be holding another ‘Coffee & Quiz’ gathering on Thursday afternoon at 1.30 pm.   It is good to just see other people & to partake in a bit of fun & laughter. 

Once again, if you or anyone you know is in need please get in contact with me.

 

Every Blessing

John

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