Our July newsletter is now available we hope that you will find it interesting and enjoyable.
Many thanks to all our contributors and to Rachel and family for putting it together.
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As the UK’s largest charity care provider, MHA (formerly Methodist Homes) enable people to live later life well.
Through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups and befriending, we inspire the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life.
With over 75 years’ experience we put people at the heart of everything we do in all our homes and schemes across Britain.
To find out more about MHA, please visit their website www.mha.org.uk.
at 3:00pm on Sunday 14th June 2020 there will be a service of remembrance, focusing on the kindness shown by our colleagues and volunteers at this time. It will include stories and experiences from across MHA as we reflect and pause to remember those who have sadly passed away as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The service video will remain online available for you to watch anytime after 14 June.
Take your seat from 2.45pm on Sunday 14 June, ready for the 45 minute service video to live stream at 3pm – the MHA Sunday Service will be available for all to watch from this webpage (you will not need a YouTube account to watch the service).
You can make a donation online by visiting the online donation form >
Or, if you prefer, you can call us on 01332 221641 to donate by credit or debit card,
or send a cheque to: MHA, Epworth House, Stuart Street, Derby, DE1 2EQ.
(Please make cheques payable to MHA)
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Because of Lockdown Christian Aid week is a little different this year – there are many ways to give.
You are invited to join a Lockdown Quiz for Christian Aid Week! It is taking place 7pm Tuesday 12 May at…your home. Jonathan Plows, famous for his annual quiz night in Salisbury has launched into cyberspace and will host this quiz via zoom. Each home is a team — it can be you alone, or you with other people in your house. There will be four rounds: History, Literature, Pictures, Diseases.
If you want to join, visit our Justgiving site (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/salisburyca) by Monday 11 May 5pm. Please donate at least £5 per member of your team, and place a comment that you want to join the quiz. Please also email me at email@example.com with your name, phone number, email address. We will then email your team an invitation to the zoom meeting. Please log into the meeting by 6.55pm on Tuesday.
The team with the highest score wins … a nanny goat.
Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide. As coronavirus spreads around the world, help support their work in combating its effects among our global neighbours.
Dear sisters and brothers,
It is a regular part of our worshipping life together to join with other local congregations from time to time, and we are so blessed that technology allows us to do this even in lockdown! So this week, my heartfelt thanks, for their hard work in offering worship, to my Methodist colleague well known to you all, Rev’d Steve Hawkes, my local ecumenical colleague, Rev’d Kelvin Inglis, Rector of St Thomas’, and my Connexional colleagues, Rev’d Tony Miles and the team at Central Hall, Westminster. Whether you want to connect with our Circuit community, local 3 Churches community, or Connexional community, there is a service for you this Sunday. And they all remind us that wherever we are we are one body in Christ.
Next week worship will be on our own website again, led by members of our own congregation and a guest preacher, to mark Christian Aid Week.
We’ve now had 5 weeks of lockdown, and I wonder how you are faring. I guess some will have got into a comfortable routine by now, while others may be wondering whether they can stand it for even one more day. However you are feeling, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me and have a chat. I am home-educating Grace and George in the mornings, but I am available every afternoon. Please do get in touch.
I also want to thank our Pastoral Visitors for all that they are doing to keep in touch with everybody and to keep our community together.
Stay safe, everybody. God is with us.
Oh glorious morn, oh wonderful day, Jesus is raised from the dead.
From obedience to glory the work of God completed, the barrier broken,
the curtain rent asunder. We see God in all His awesome holiness and wonder.
Through Jesus, the sacrificial lamb victory is won, the ransom paid, death overcome. The suffering Son, now risen Christ, magnificent in glory in the heavenly trinity entwined, eager to embrace the smallest seed of faith. The gates of Heaven open wide to receive all who will seek and find. To our God from whom such grace so freely flows we give praise, thanks and honour for the Son who arose.
TRULY THIS IS THE SON OF GOD!
from Kate Newton
Prayers for Tuesday 31st March
Compline is the ancient monastic service of night prayer.
This service of Compline is taken from the book, Prayer at Night: A Book for the Darkness by Jim Cotter.
It is available to buy from Canterbury Press under the title Praying the Dark Hours: A Night Prayer Companion.
All words are copyright Jim Cotter 1983, 1999, 2001 & 2011
Used by kind permission from Cairns Publications.