Sunday 18th October

This Sunday offers a choice.  We can either use the readings and prayers for the 19th Sunday after Trinity as we are doing in church, or celebrate the feast of St Luke the Evangelist as the National Church of England service is doing here

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/cross-cultural-celebration-st-luke

From the Diocese of Norwich we have the Sunday Hope podcast here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

and the Saving Graces podcast here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-saving-graces/

I was reminded this week of the Daily Hope phone line which offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
A Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

This might not be needed by those of you who are able to access the internet, but if you know someone for whom it would be helpful, please do share it.  We have made it known to those we are aware of who can’t get online, but the more it is shared the better!

Don’t forget that there is also Songs of Praise at 13.15 on BBC One each Sunday, as well as Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 08.10

The news sheet for this week can be downloaded here

and contains the readings for the service in our churches.

The Church of England website contains a huge amount of resources for use at home; why not check it out here https://www.churchofengland.org

And the Diocese of Norwich page is also well worth a look, https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org

I do hope you will find something here if you aren’t able to be at church this week.

Love and prayers,

Liz

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