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Updated 29th July 2020

 

Perseverance and Joy

 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

NIV Bible, James ch1 vs 2-3

Thank you, Lord, that You are producing in us great perseverance through these difficult times.  You are building spiritual strength.  We gather close to your presence today, and no matter what obstacles we are facing, we choose joy.

Amen

 

 

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Charities

 

Christian Aid for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon and Iraq Is the charity we are supporting to raise £5000 over 2 years and donations are greatly appreciated.

The Archer Project is in need of a continuing supply of Pot Noodles, tinned fish or fruit with ring pulls and breakfast cereals. Don’t forget to support the Food Bank with an extra item when you do your shopping. Please donate unwanted clean clothing/shoes/blankets/sleeping bags to Ben’s Centre via Alan Brailey.

Thank you for your continued support to all these charities.

Coronavirus Guidance

See link below to Methodist Church Guidance, resources & latest guidance.

Link to Guidance

Link to Track & Trace Info

Coronavirus & Pastoral Care At this time please be aware of any vulnerable people & help in any way we can. If you feel vulnerable or anxious PLEASE contact someone from church. We are here to help. 

Link to Dementia Support during the Crisis - from Sheffield Directory

Link to Local Shops who will deliver

Shops Link

 

Holy Habits

Link to Holy Habits recent articles

 

 

Banner Cross news

 

 

Saturday Prayers Rota

The rota for the coming weeks is as follows.
August 1st - Margaret

August 8 _______ Jackie

August 15_______Lawrie

August 22_______Chris
 
August 29 _______Aubrey

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if, for any reason, it is not convenient when your turn comes, and we’ll make alternative arrangements.

Love and best wishes to you all,
Margaret

SINGING A NEW SONG

One of the many drawbacks of the lockdown is that we can’t share our reading of the Connexion magazine; this summer’s edition is especially helpful as it focuses on Singing a new song, something all our churches will have to do and something we are thinking about particularly with the church questionnaire. Connexion have offered a litany for churches to use and I quote it here.

 

We thought we knew how the world was meant to be.                                        Day followed night, every week had a Sunday and that was the day for church.                                           

How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?

 

We thought we knew how the world was meant to be.                                        We made our plans, held our meetings, kept the roof on the church and the show on the road.                                                                                             How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?

 

We thought we knew how the world was meant to be.                                         We would see colleagues, friends and loved ones again, and we would embrace, laugh and share stories as we always have.                                                                                             

How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?

 

And now, we know something new.                                                                 We know that the world is not ours to control, and that our plans are confounded by the smallest microbe.                                                               God is teaching us a new song, for a new land.

 

And now, we know something new.                                                                     We know that church is not committees, agendas and buildings, it is us, in homes, streets, hospitals throughout the world   

God is teaching us a new song, for a new land                                                         

And now, we know something new                                                                     We only have today with those we love, today is the day to say ‘I love you,’ to mend an argument, to hold on tight.                   

God is teaching us a new song, for a new land. 

 

New Poetry Group

The new Poetry Group will be meeting for the first time in person, provisionally on Friday 14th August in the afternoon.  Under current Lockdown restrictions, we shall be meeting outside and so we are dependent upon fine and warm weather. We will be reading aloud poems that we have written ourselves which will be on a variety of subjects (not just Lockdown) that have sparked our interest and imagination.  We also intend to bring along poetry books to share our favourite poems.  If this group interests you, please get in touch with one of the following: Kate Woodcock, Hazel Harrison, Alison Russell, Christine Rowe, Janet Southgate or Lorna Marshall. 

 

Lock Down Poetry

My Nails, Hair and Teeth in Lockdown

I have managed to cut my nails

but I haven’t touched my hair.

I really don’t want to pull my own teeth

so I long for the dentist’s chair. 

 

I have cut a nail that was growing in

but my hair is down my back.

I really don’t want to pull my own teeth

‘cos I haven’t got the knack.

 

My feet and hands are clean and neat

but my hair is going grey.

I really don’t want to pull my own teeth

but my dentist’s not called today.

 

My feet feel like I’m walking on air

but my hair looks like a hedge.

I really don’t want to pull my own teeth

‘cos that will set them all on edge.

 

My chiropodist invited me over

but I will have to book a haircut.

I really don’t want to pull my own teeth

so I hope my dentist’s not shut.

 

Alison

29 June 2020

 

My Covid-19 Words

Face mask and visor, sanitiser and gown.

Is the infection rate back up or down?

Stay at home and quarantine.

No traffic noise is heard.

These are a few of my Covid-19 words.

 

Hospitals, hospices, care homes, community.

When will these places get virus immunity?

Unprecedented, pandemic, furlough.

When will we finally see the rainbow?

 

CMOs and CSAs and profs on my screen.

When will they tell me they’ve found a vaccine?

The guidance is flouted,

so I am disturbed.

These are a few of my Covid-19 words.

 

No new cases.

Visit places

where I long to go.

I simply remember my favourite things

and then I don’t feel so low.

 

Alison

26 June 2020

 

Link to all Lock Down Poetry

 

The Gospel according to Brian & Friends

Link to recent articles

 

Lectionary. For the next 3 weeks can be found at 

www.singingthefaithplus.org.uk


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