We are back! Sunday services have now resumed at St Mark's at 10.30am. So that we may be as one in our worship, services will also be livestreamed and recorded for those who are unable to attend in person. Singing is still not permitted but there will be pre-recorded hymns and Communion will be in one kind only.
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Since we are not able to meet in groups, we have been using this online Lenten series: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-lent-encounter/. Those who ‘sign up’ receive a daily email with Bible verses, video reflections and ideas for practical application. A new book, 'The Bible: a story that makes sense of life', is not essential to the series but explores many of the themes considered in the sessions journeying through Lent and can be read alongside the programme (available at the discounted price of £9.99 for those who enrol).
- 'Prayers for Uncertain Times', a selection of short prayers published by Our Daily Bread Ministries which you can read online or download here: https://odb.org/resources/he-
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- Daily Hope, a free national telephone line which offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly to provide comfort and spiritual nourishment to those who are unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions
Notice of the annual revision of the Church Electoral Roll can be seen here. The Roll contains the names and addresses of those who can vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and is revised annually before the APCM. The previous year’s Roll is carried forward but people wishing to have their names added will need to complete an application form before 24th April. After April 24th the new Roll will be published in the church for the two weeks prior to the APCM. To obtain an application form or confirm that your name is on the existing Roll please contact Richard Smith, details on the attached notice.
Help at home:
Please let Nick or the churchwardens know if you are in need of help in any way. There is a St Mark's contact list of volunteers who are happy to shop, collect medication, walk a dog or have a chat over the phone - you only have to ask! Call Nick on 0118 9303595 or Carol on 0118 9303182 or Torquil on 0118 9714536 and they will put you in touch with someone who can help.
Everyone, wherever they are on their Christian journey, is welcome at St Mark's. You might also like to look at christianity.org.uk which is a website designed for anyone wanting to know more about Jesus Christ and Christianity and seeking a Christian perspective on the big questions that face us all in our daily life.