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Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul

NOTICES - SUNDAY 17th JANUARY 2021

EPIPHANY 2
Message from Beth

So our new confinement begins.  You will have noticed that whilst the number of cases are higher than in March, places of worship are allowed to open for services.  It has been difficult to decide the best course of action within the chaplaincy but with our main concern being the safety of our members, we won’t be having a service in person at St Paul’s, the smaller of our two churches.  We will be having a service at St George’s, but this will be a simple, said service.  The standing Committee will review these decisions in a fortnight.  Booking will be required, as usual, for the service at St George’s.

Nathaniel asks in the gospel reading today, ‘How do you know me?’  Samuel is likewise surprised by the voice of God calling him, a young boy.  In this stay-at-home time, when isolation increases even for those who are at home with family members, can we foster a sense of being known by God?  Perhaps we can re-read psalm 139 and put ourselves into each verse.  Perhaps we can be the one to make contact with someone we haven’t seen for a while, to be the one who says, you aren’t forgotten.

A Prayer

 

The prayer this week for those affected by the pandemic

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low,
that we may rejoice in your comfort,
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen

WEEKLY SERVICES
 

This Sunday 17th January

Online Service
9.30 am  - Holy Communion                                     

All online services can be viewed via the green Video Library button link below. The resources for each Service, where applicable, can be found in the RESOURCES section below. 

Services in person
11.30 am St George's - Holy Communion

Please remember that 'in person' services need to be booked by the relevant links below, before 8 pm on the Saturday preceding the Sunday service.


St George's                         
 

We regret that St Paul’s is closed due to the current restrictions.  This will be reviewed in two weeks time.

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Online Services during the week

Morning Prayer - Tuesdays to Fridays  at 9.00 am via Zoom.  For log in details, please contact Beth on her email address bethbendrey@hotmail.co.uk.  A service sheet is available in the Resources section to download, although it is even easier to follow if you download the Daily Prayer app from the Church of England onto your smartphone or tablet.
 

Evening Prayer - is live-streamed to Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.00 pm, or by clicking the green Video Library link below. Service sheets, if required, are available in the Resource section.
 
RESOURCES FOR SERVICES THIS WEEK

Sunday 17th  January: 9.30 am   
Online Communion


Morning Prayer in Epiphany

Compline, Tuesday 19th January

Taize Evening Prayer, Thursday 21st January 

Church Spirit

The next virtual get-together will be held on Wednesday 10th February at 18.00. More details will follow nearer the date.

Click on the link to stream the live-streamed service or a recorded video from the library. (URL)
Click on the link to open the Tutorial about how to stream the videos in the library. (PDF)

Readings for Epiphany 3,
24th January


Genesis 14. 17 - 20
John 2. 1 - 11
    
 
Chaplain: The Rev'd Canon Beth Bendrey
Telephone: 932 101 805

Email: padre@lisbonanglicans.org
Beth's email:  bethbendrey@hotmail.co.uk
Church House landline number 211 306 293

Honorary Assistant Clergy:
The Rev’d Frances A. Le Blanc
 
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