Service for Sunday 2nd August

The preacher for today is the Archdeacon of Sheffield

 

This morning’s prayers are by Gill Fellows

Intercessions

Draw your Church together, O God, into one great company of disciples together following our Lord Jesus Christ into every walk of life. Together serving him in his mission to the world and together witnessing to his love on every continent and island.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Lord God, We thank you for the wonderful world that you have created: for fresh air, pure water and earth’s bountiful resources, for the riot of birdsong, the buzz of the bee, the scents of garden, woodland and wild flowers, and the glorious colours of everything in this beautiful world. Help us to nurture your world with love, to care and to share, to use only what we need whilst respecting and appreciating all living things.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Keep us Good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and the fearful and lift up all who are brought low. We think, especially at this time, of those who are worried about their businesses, their jobs and their financial situation. We think of teachers, parents and students who are concerned about the next school year. May they all enjoy a restful time this summer.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Lord, you taught us to love our neighbour and to care for those in need. In this time of anxiety give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick and to assure the isolated of our love and your love. We thank you for all the people who give support to others less fortunate than themselves. We pray for the Foodbanks here in Wath and elsewhere and we pray for the staff and residents in the many Refuges in South Yorkshire and beyond. May they find strength and hope for a better future.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation. In their anxiety, be their hope. In their darkness, be their light. Give resilience, skill and empathy to all who are caring for those who are ill and wisdom to those working for cures.

 

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

Other News

There is Sunday Worship at 8.10 am on Radio 4, with the focus being on the Archbishop’s Chaplain.

Songs of Praise is with us at 1.15 pm, with Aled Jones.

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. Please feel free to send in prayer requests to me via the contact page.

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. 

Church will continue to be open from 10-12 Sunday morning & 2-4 Wednesday afternoon, with appropriate Social distancing in place.

It is our intention to begin worship in Church again from September, with Morning Prayer on Sundays and Evening Prayer on Wednesdays, both set in the context of Church being open for private prayer.  More information will follow.

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

 

Every Blessing

John

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