17 JANUARY 2021 THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY

                   SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH         CH-300x207

All Saints Challoch with St. Ninian’s Fellowship

Scottish Charity SC003582

http://www.allsaintschalloch.com

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DUE TO AN INCREASE IN CASES OF COVID19 IN SCOTLAND, WE ARE CLOSING OUR CHURCH FOR A FEW WEEKS.

Please find details below of how to access online services celebrated by the Scottish Episcopal Church:

A Celebration of the Eucharist for the Second Sunday after Epiphany

The Rt Rev Dr John Armes leads a Celebration of the Eucharist for the Second Sunday after Epiphany from his home in Edinburgh.

The order of service can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/Epiphany2SEC

The service will begin at 11am and can be joined at:

Bishop John is joined by the Very Rev John Conway and the Rev Canon Marion Chatterley, Provost and Vice-Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Children’s Chapel

Each week the Rev Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart hosts a short act of worship with bible stories and crafts for young church members of all ages.

You can join this week’s Children’s Chapel from 8am at:

In addition to the online resources, there is a telephone service to allow those who do not have internet access to listen to the service of worship by telephone. The facility is free of charge for anyone calling by landline or mobile phone from within the UK. It will be helpful if those who have online access to worship continue to use that method rather than using the telephone line, to avoid unnecessary additional cost incurred by the GSO, and we would also appreciate help in reaching non-internet users who are unable to see this information.

Anyone who would like full details of how to access the telephone line, in order to share them with someone who needs this service should email AidanS@scotland.anglican.org.

Subtitles are available on both platforms, if selected by the user. Look for the CC icon at the bottom of the display screen on YouTube; on Facebook, go to Settings, then Video, then select Always Show Captions.

The Readings:

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In our prayers we hold before God:

Those who are sick
                               

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e in  residential care, housebound or in hospital. 

Those with long term illness. 

Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.
May light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.    

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OUR INTERIM PRIEST IN CHARGE: Revd Stephen Hazlett
tel. 01557 620132
mobile: 07900 231360
email: stephen.hazlett@greyfriarsstmarys.org.uk

Stephen is available for pastoral and hospital visits and end of life care.

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NOTICES

For the latest information about the Machars Food Bank, please visit their Facebook page: MACHARS FOOD BANK

PRAYERS IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked (John 20. 19)

Ever-present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing,
be healing in our sickness,
be joy in our sadness,
be light in our darkness,
be wisdom in our confusion,
be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen
we may with the zeal of Pentecost
inhabit our communities
and speak of your goodness
to an emerging world.
For Jesus’ sake.

(A prayer by Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark)

Joint prayer from the denominations in Scotland

We turn to you, our Father, for we need your help.
Lord Jesus, as you have promised, be with us, whatever lies ahead, Strengthen us, Holy Spirit, as we face this together.

We pray for our world and our country,
as coronavirus threatens our lives and our livelihood, leaving many in lock- down,
while key workers continue, despite the risk.

We pray for government leaders at Westminster and Holyrood, responding to medical and scientific advice,
making tough decisions for the wellbeing of all.

We pray for all who serve on the frontline in the NHS and in social care; facing increasing numbers, overstretched resources
and distressing human need.

Bless those who are ill, those who are alone and afraid,
those exhausted looking after their family, those worried for the vulnerable, those fearful for their finances, those shut in to their fears.

Thank you for those who have returned from retirement to help,
or joined the volunteer army.

Thank you for those working:
to manufacture needed resources,
to find a vaccine,
to keep in contact with the isolated, to encourage others at this time.

Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Give us faith, hope and love and hear our prayers, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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All Saints uses the Revised Common Lectionary for its Liturgical readings. Online access can be found at: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=77

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Items for next week’s Sunday Sheet: Margaret Turner: sandraturner4474@gmail.com

or email us direct: allsaintschalloch@gmail.com

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