|‘He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
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Download the Weekly Bulletin – St Andrew’s Newsletter 18th Jan 2021
Update: 17th January – 2nd Sunday of Epiphany
Each of the readings for today is a call to vision. Visions are not the preserve of the mad, or saintly, or both. They are for all Christians. The reason that not everyone gets them is (in part) because not all of us open ourselves to the possibility, we are not looking for them, or because we are looking but somehow not seeing.
St Augustine thought that sight was the highest of the five physical senses, because he associated it with light. In the Gospel, Philip calls Nathanael to “come and see” — while Jesus has already “seen” Nathanael, before he met him in person.
The Collect for today: Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: Grant to us, who are born of water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday 17th January we open for 9.45am Said Eucharist. What is essential is for that everyone to disperse leave promptly as soon as the service concludes, to reduce the risk associated with mingling.
This week marks the beginning of the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity. Everyone is invited to share in midday prayers via ZOOM from Monday – Friday from 12 noon. This year’s resources have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. All are most welcome – see Zoom links below.
Revd. Esther Foss
|Morning Prayer is back at 10.00 am every Wednesday – a Book of Common Prayer Said Service in the Lady Chapel.
While in church, restrictions are in place to ensure we can worship safely together, including a one way system, hand sanitising stations and clearly marked seats to maintain social distancing. Toilet facilities are available.
If you have a prayer request or would like more information, please do get in touch with Esther at St. Andrew’s Vicar or call 0203 620 1885.
|Prayer for the Community – Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton
|The Church Hall
The Church Hall is open for bookings, subject to latest government bookings. Covid19 safety measures are in place.
Contact our Hall administrator on email@example.com.