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The Vicar's newsletter:  18 April 2021

Dear friends,

I hope you have been able to take a break of some kind over these first days of Eastertide and further easing of lockdown restrictions, be it to get away for the day or for a couple of nights (as we were able to do to see family in Norfolk this week), to meet up outside with family and friends or simply to enjoy the beauties of spring around us.  May the sun shine warm upon you over the coming weeks and may the risen Son’s new life revive your own.

This Sunday: Easter 3

In church: 10am Holy Communion (no need to register but please be aware our numbers are limited by COVID restrictions)

Online service: with readings, hymns and reflection https://youtu.be/RgeR4zxF9WU.

Collects and readings. (Click here to view)   

Diocese: Bishops’ sermons available here https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/i-am-resources/clergy/sunday-sermons.

 

Church members ALERT

Our annual meetings will take place on 23rd May.  We need to elect 2 churchwardens and 4 members to our church council.  Over the past year we have sustained our church life with a dedicated but small team and the prayers, encouragement and financial support of many more.  New volunteers joined us in specific rôles: Diane Savage as Safeguarding Officer, Neil Harding as Health & Safety Officer.  Others took on new or extended rôles, e.g. all of us involved in the production of our online services and meetings.   However, to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and to continue effectively as a parish church for our local community as well as our membership, we need a full team on board.  I commend this to your faithful, prayerful consideration.  Please talk to me or churchwarden Jonathan Jenner if you would like more information about how you can play your part.

 

A Vigil in Commemoration of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Friday 16 April, 5.30pm

On the eve of his funeral in Windsor, in Guildford Cathedral a Vigil will be held in Commemoration of His Royal Highness.  Join the Dean and other Cathedral Clergy, with music from the Cathedral Choir, prayers and readings from the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and the High Sheriff of Surrey, and a homily by The Right Reverend Jo Wells, Bishop of Dorking.  The service will be live streamed and all are invited to join online in real time via https://youtu.be/Nv-KDHYz-7Q.

Online Book of Condolence: Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip | The Church of England.

 

The April edition of the Parish Magazine is now available (Click here to view)

 

Parish Council Annual Assembly Thursday 22nd April 7.30pm

Register with the Parish Clerk on clerk@wonershparish.org to receive a Zoom link for the meeting.

 

Prayer for the week

Almighty Father,

who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord:

give us such knowledge of his presence with us,

that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life

and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;

through Jesus Christ your Son our lord.  Amen.

(Church of England)

 

With my love and prayers as always,

Sally.

xxx

 

 

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