Team News 31 MayMay 28, 2020
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings are closed
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in our building. Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life www.solebayteamministry.co.uk
Services are now being live streamed using Zoom. On Sunday 31 May, Pentecost, we will live stream a BCP Holy Communion Service at 8.00am. Meeting ID 814 4866 8625, Password 572220 and a CW Holy Communion Service at 9.30am, Meeting ID 850 0161 8093, Password 681065. There is also a Weekly Messy Church Service being streamed via Zoom. For the zoom code please contact firstname.lastname@example.org individually by email. Please contact your church contact or Reverend Alan Perry (453624) if you have technical problems regarding Zoom. We will continue to provide service materials by email, and leave paper copies in some of our church porches where they are easily accessible. Please be aware Zoom is updating their software and all of us will be asked to accept this update by 30 May or when we log in to the next service. Readings for Sunday 31 May: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39 In an emergency Rev Simon Pitcher can be contacted on 01502 725424 or emailing email@example.com Rev Alan Perry can be contacted on 01502 453624 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . .Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Prayer point – Pray for our nation and every nation as we seek to cope with the restrictions caused by the Corona Virus. We pray for those self isolating or shielding at home. We pray and give thanks for all hospital staff, and all who are providing vital services at this time. We pray for those families who have lost someone to the virus and for those worried about the survival of their businesses or loss of their livelihood.
Food Bank Donations The need of people relying on Food Banks has never been greater. Donations can still be left in the Porch of St Margaret’s Church. Thank you for all your support.
If anyone is aware of someone in financial difficulties and/or need who could benefit from a food parcel please encourage them to contact the VHC in the first instance (01502 724549) or email@example.com.
Blythburgh Choral Evensong – One will be released each Sunday until we are able to enjoy the service live once again. https://www.holytrinityblythburgh.org.uk/services/#evensong
Guidance regarding Financial Giving during the Crisis Our churches are not immune from the same financial challenges as other institutions during this time. Please continue to give, as is your custom, by Standing Order or the Parish Giving Scheme. If you give weekly by envelopes please continue to do so until they can be brought to church and offered in services, once we are allowed to worship in our buildings again. If anyone would like advice how to set up a Standing Order or join the Parish Giving Scheme please contact your PCC Treasurer or the Vicar. The Parish Giving Scheme have launched a new telephone service for people to register. Please phone 0333 002 1271. You will need to have to hand your
Personal bank account details • The name of the parish you wish to donate to • You will need to confirm if you want to increase your gift in line with inflation each year • Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid • The unique PGS code for your parish (usually 9 digits in length). St Edmund, Southwold (330 633 380); St Margaret, Reydon (330 633 377); St Peter & St Paul, Wangford (330 633 387); St Mary, Uggeshall (330 633 384); St Andrew, Walberswick (330 633 385); St Lawrence, South Cove (330 633 379); Holy Trinity, Blythburgh (330 633 364); St Andrew, Sotherton (330 633 378).