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The Vicar's newsletter: 12 July 2020

Dear friends,

It’s been another busy week for us digesting all the new guidance.  Our Parochial Church Council meets on Tuesday evening so do pray for us as we consider, and plan for, the future.  Our church school Governing Body also meets this week, on Monday evening, the last time we will meet with our wonderful headteacher, Tess Trewinnard, before she retires.  Please pray for governors, staff and new HT Tim Cheesman as we also have to plan for the next academic year, and for Tess for a good ending and God’s blessing upon her next phase of life.

This Sunday: 5th after TrinityI invite you again to take some time at 10am or when possible during the day to join in our Sunday worship and prayers.    

Online service: you can find this Sunday’s recorded service online here including voluntary, hymns and a reflection from The Revd. Gussie Walsh ‘The Parable of the Sower’: at https://youtu.be/HXRrfdmxwPE.  

Diocese: Bishop Jo’s sermon on ‘Profligate Sowing’ is available here https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/resources/clergy/sunday-sermons.

Cathedral: each week the Cathedral Team are also recording a service; you can view this week’s, and previous weeks’, and also download the order of service via their website https://www.guildford-cathedral.org/.

Families: I know Sue Willis and Gussie Walsh are circulating resources but you might also like to use this free link to Roots, which is what we use for Sunday Club and Wholly Youth, which provides prayers, readings, ideas and activity sheets based around this Sunday’s readings www.rootsontheweb.com/familiesathome12jul.  If you haven’t done so yet, do check out the Church of England ‘Faith at home’ resource https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent.

Parish magazine

If you haven’t read it yet, our bumper July parish magazine is available now via our website:  http://www.shamleygreen.org/index.php/christ-church/parish-magazine/

 Prayer of the week:

Divine sower, scattering seed, never hoarding, wasting life - or so the world thinks; give us the depth to receive the gift so freely given and the maturity to revel in love’s abundant, reckless growth; through Jesus Christ, the grain of life. Amen.

(Steven Shakespeare: Prayers for an Inclusive Church.  In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells a little story about sowing seed - and what comes up...)

With my love and prayers as always,

Sally x

 

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