Welcome to our online notice sheet. Although we are not able to meet together in person at the moment, following the escalation in the Coronavirus, we can still pray for one another, comfort and encourage each other, and perhaps help in some practical ways as well.
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The June edition of Outlook is now available on Magazine page.
As you know, we are not physically printing in the current situation to safeguard our deliverers. Nevertheless we hope you will find something to inform or entertain in this online edition. We are grateful as ever to our contributors.
It is unknown at this stage what the position will be for the July/August magazine, but please send us your contributions as usual by the 15th June to email@example.com. Lockdown tips and news from across the world welcome.
Below are Sunday's readings if you wish to continue with the lectionary readings:
Old Testament Reading:
Numbers 11: 24-30 (page page 148)
When Moses could no longer carry the burden of leadership alone, the gift of the Spirit was granted to seventy of the Israelite elders, to share God’s work on the journey to the Promised Land. Even those not present at this event received an equal measure of the Spirit’s inspiration.
New Testament Reading:
Acts 2: 1-21 (page 1093)
In Jerusalem, many pilgrims had come for the great Pentecost Harvest Festival. As Jesus had promised, the Holy Spirit of God came upon the gathered company of disciples with great power. They found themselves impelled to proclaim the resurrection Gospel to everyone who would listen.
John 20: 19-23(page 1089)
John’s Gospel is unique in speaking of the gift of the Holy Spirit before the events of Pentecost. Here, Jesus appears to his friends in a locked upper room on the evening of the first Easter; he gives them his peace, a breath of the Spirit and a commission to pronounce forgiveness of sins.
You are encouraged to especially remember the following people in your prayers at this time:
Bob Stone, Cerys Seys Llewellyn, Ann Way, Rex & Mary Harris, Kay Kennedy, Ray Simms, Christie, Alma Hansford, Anne Bowker, John Barcock, Pauline Styles, and all who care for and about them.
Please pray for Alan Hawes, who has broken his hip following a fall, and for his wife Moyna as she supports him.
On 4th June Brian and Sylvia Clark will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary and giving thanks for 60 years of happy marriage, for three lovely children and for four grandchildren.
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
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