St Thomas News - 19th June 2020
As things chug on, it's been great to receive feedback from quite a few people about what you've found useful. If you haven't done that yet, we'd really value it. Families in particular, I know Charlotte would love to hear from you! You can find the short form here.
Sunday Service will, as ever, be on YouTube and Facebook at 10.30am, with the opportunity to receive prayer afterwards (Zoom ID 631 970 6882).
This week's songs will be (click for words): You're Everywhere; This is Amazing Grace; I Stand Amazed; This is Our God; O Church Arise
We are going to be able to open the church building for private prayer only starting on Monday. This coming week we will open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-4pm. We'll see how it goes!
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St Thomas News - 12th June 2020
We've been plugging on through this lockdown period, trying to do things which will be beneficial. New things (or new versions of older things) have sprung up online, and we are grateful for feedback we've received. However, it's a weird experience being 'online' and unable to see and speak to people, so to help us gauge what's going well, what's less effective, and what we might be missing, please fill in thisshort feedback form. Just click on the link and you can answer the questions very briefly (or write an essay if you prefer!) - it will be a tremendous help to know what's proving valuable. Please go through to section 2 in order to submit - the questions for families are in section 2, but you can skip over if not relevant to you.
We'll be going live again on Sunday at 10.30. Please do join us on Facebook or YouTube. Again I'll be offering some informal words and taking bread and wine, so please respond to that at home in whatever way you find helpful. Our songs this week will be (click the link for words):
Because of God's Great Love (Dumbrocks); Rejoice (Ed Corke); chorus of I Will Worship (Kees Kraayenoord - good name); Sovereign Over Us (Aaron Keys); Here is Love
As we did two weeks ago, we'll 'gather' for a post-service chat via Zoom (ID 631 970 6882) - it was fun! Everyone's welcome to join.
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St Thomas News - 5th June 2020
We 'meet' again on Sunday at 10.30am on Facebook and YouTube. We enjoyed the chance to chat together on Zoom after last week's service and hope to do that every couple of weeks. This week, prayer ministry will again be available on Zoom after the service - ID 631 970 6882.
The songs for this week's service are/include (with links to lyrics): Forever; What a Beautiful Name; Because of God's Great Love; Crown Him with Many Crowns
We've emphasized prayer during this time of lockdown (and indeed at the beginning of 2020). I attach the prayer diary for June (thanks to Pete and Marie), and this coming week we are trialling Night Prayer (compline) at 9pm, Monday to Thursday. To join in, you again join Zoom Meeting ID 631 970 6882 - you won't be on video if that worries you! For this coming week, this in instead of the 1pm prayers on Facebook.
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