THE WEEKLY PEW SHEET – 29 MARCH 2020 (FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT)

                    SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH         CH-300x207

All Saints Challoch with St. Ninian’s Fellowship

Scottish Charity SC003582

http://www.allsaintschalloch.com

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The Scottish Episcopal Church will broadcast the second of its weekly Eucharistic services on Sunday (29 March).

The service will be held in private, in line with SEC guidelines following government advice to suspend church services as part of the national effort to halt the spread of coronavirus.

At the end of a week where the public health message has been “stay at home”, worship will be led from the home of the Rt Rev Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh.

The broadcast will be available for all to access on YouTube and Facebook, from 11am on Sunday. The liturgy is available to download here: https://www.dropbox.com/…/0vfk04…/AADhwXXaQbIoriW6ocQInVbua…

More information is available at our website here: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/stay-at-home-with-online…/

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In our prayers we hold before God:

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Those 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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NOTICES

OUR INTERIM PRIEST IN CHARGE: Revd Stephen Hazlett
tel. 01557 620132
mobile: 07800 231360
email: stephen.hazlett@greyfriarsstmarys.org.uk

During the current closure of all churches, Stephen is still available for pastoral  and hospital visits and end of life care. 

MACHARS FOOD BANK (The Basics Bank) needs: We are not asking for anything specific this week as any donations of any items will be very welcome. We are trying to build up a healthy stock of food before we are really under pressure as we are expecting that we will see a huge spike in demand in the next couple of weeks when people are being laid off work with no immediate access to money.

Thank you for your support in these difficult times.

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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