There will be an outdoor service at 11.15 am this Sunday. The 9.00 am service will be live-streamed.
Details of the current service arrangement can be found on the Services page.
A mid-week service of said Holy Communion takes place on Tuesdays at 11.00 am.
On Tuesday 3rd August 10.00 am - 12 noon. Raffle and produce stall. Money raised to be used for buying overnight packs for parents staying with premature babies in Oxford. All welcome. Any queries contact Louise Stallwood - 01494 712705.
Food Parcel Facts
In the week to 9th July 2021, we supported 451 people, 214 of which were children (47%). The previous week we supported 441 people and 44% were children.
In the week to 9th July 2021, parcels were delivered to 183 homes.
In March 2020, pre-COVID, the average number of people we were supporting was 225 per week.
We are currently still supporting 100% more people compared with pre-COVID times. In other terms, we are supporting twice as many people than we were.
Needs and Wants
Tinned ham, corned beef, meat pies, olive oil (500ml), condiments e.g.mayonnaise/ketchup, pasta sauce, baked beans, tinned fruit, biscuits, healthy cereals, granulated sugar, washing-up liquid, shampoo and shower gel.
This shows how much receipt of a food parcel can mean. This is a note from one of One Can’s clients:
"When I got my first parcel from the food bank it was such a relief. There were things in there I hadn't been able to buy for ages, like shampoo and a packet of biscuits. The support I received from One Can made me feel more human and that someone cared."
Thank you everyone for continuing to support One Can.
The July/August edition of Outlook is available on Magazine page.
Please send any contributions for the September issue by the 15th August to email@example.com
As a response to the present situation, we have restarted our team to support anyone in our community who may need some friendly assistance. Should you need help with shopping or collection of medicines do let us know. If you would just like someone to talk with on the phone, discuss a worry or to pray with you, we have people who would love to help.
If you have problems where you need some advice or have struggled to get help elsewhere we will try and signpost you to the right assistance. We will be very happy to do this and look forward to hearing from you.
Please pass this information on to any local contacts.
Below are Sunday's readings if you wish to continue with the lectionary readings:
Old Testament Reading:
Jeremiah 23: 1-6
The Lord's people are sheep without a shepherd, says Jeremiah, as Jesus also said much later. Jeremiah denounces kings for ineffective leadership and promises a new and righteous king descended from the shepherd-king David.
New Testament Reading:
Ephesians 2: 11-22
Jesus came to save both Jew and Gentile alike. This good news brings into God's household all those who once had neither hope nor knowledge of God. Christ has broken down all human barriers.
Mark 6: 30-34 & 53-56
The apostles returned from the mission on which Jesus had sent them, and looked for a time of rest. But people would not leave Jesus alone, and his heart went out to them as sheep without a shepherd. Always, the needy drew his compassion and healing.
You are encouraged to especially remember the following people in your prayers at this time:
Bob, Cerys, Ann, Rex & Mary, Kay, Anne, Pauline, Julie, Rose, Ann, Charlotte, Jane, Ruth, Tony, Steve, and all who care for and about them.
Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Rev. Keith Johnson
Home: 01494 257569
Mobile: 07772 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Helen Peters
Home: 01494 716772
Mobile: 07792 email@example.com
Rev. Tracey Jones