St Thomas News 6th August 2020
We continue our online services throughout August each Sunday at 10.30am. Join the Zoom call (ID 631 970 6882), or follow on Facebook or YouTube. The good news is that, after this Sunday when it's me again, some exciting speakers are lined up!
This Sunday we will again have a socially distanced communion service at 4pm in church. We expect that masks will now be mandatory for those attending. We will then have two weeks (16th and 23rd) when there will be NO 4pm service.
Pete and Marie have produced a new prayer diary here for (the rest of) August. We're taking a few weeks off writing the daily Bible notes for August, but we expect these, and the verses of the week, will return in September.
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St Thomas News Extra- 31st July 2020
A little reminder of what's happening at the moment:
We'll be streaming again from the church building this Sunday at 10.30 on Facebook and YouTube. Feel free to join in on Zoom if you want to feel more in the action (Zoom ID 631 970 6882 - join from 10.20-10.30) - as this is Louise's last service, we will be praying for her. If you would like to pray for her, again please join the Zoom call.
We'll again be having a communion service in St Thomas' at 4pm. It's helpful if you can let me know if you plan to come, as numbers are limited by social distancing.
Read more: St Thomas News Extra- 31st July 2020
St Thomas News Extra - 26th July 2020
The final week of daily readings from Colossians are here. We'll be having an August break and the daily readings will return in September!
Also, please take a look at the excellent online 'conferences' being held over the next few days:
Keswick Convention's virtual event is running from Monday 27th to Friday 31st.
New Wine 'Breaks Out' goes from Thursday evening (30th) to Monday 3rd August.
Both include lots of teaching and worship for all ages.
Read more: St Thomas News Extra- 26th July 2020
St Thomas News - 24th July 2020
A little up date on what's coming up and where we're up to:
We'll be streaming again from the church building this Sunday at 10.30 on Facebook and YouTube. Feel free to join in on Zoom if you want to feel more in the action (Zoom ID 631 970 6882 - join from 10.20-10.30).
We'll again be having a communion service in St Thomas' at 4pm. It's helpful if you can let me know if you plan to come, as numbers are limited by social distancing. These services are spoken (no singing) and only bread is distributed (not wine). The bread remains covered until it is distributed and is taken to congregants in their seats. This week (for reasons not entirely clear to me), the Church of England has changed its advice to say that those attending are 'strongly advised' to wear a face mask. No one will be compelled to do so, but as the suggestion is that the wearing of masks may give limited protection to others, you may wish to consider how you respond.
Read more: St Thomas News - 24th July 2020
St Thomas News - 17th July 2020
We're continuing to get the church and hall ready for limited use over the coming weeks. The main things to be aware of:
Sunday Livestreams will continue as the main 'service' for some time to come. It seems many people are engaging with these and so we want to retain this focus for the life of our community.
This Sunday, join again on Facebook or Youtube at 10.30am. As with last week, if you would like to be on the call (you would not appear or be heard on what is broadcast, but you would be able to see some other people) please join the Zoom meeting between 10.20 and 10.25am (ID 631 970 6882) - people have found this helps them to engage.
This Sunday at 4pm, we will have a short, said communion service in the church building. (Only bread will be distributed.) We will be following guidelines about social disctancing
Read more: St Thomas News - 17th July 2020