Team News 7 March 2021

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

The March issue of Heart & Sole is now available printed copies will be available in St. Edmund’s and also from other Churches in the Team.  It is available to view on our Home Page www.solebayteamministry.co.uk

In light of the enhanced lockdown announced by the government it has been decided, for the time being, in order to keep our church family safe, to provide limited mid-week worship and online/home worship on Sundays.

Sunday Services via Zoom

For added security sometimes we may welcome people via a Waiting Room.  You don’t need to join the service any differently from normal, there may just be a slight delay.

8am BCP & 9.30am CW Eucharist via Zoom. 9.30am Family Service via Zoom.

7th March

8.00am BCP Holy Communion: ID 889 0709 1935; Passcode 993408

9.30am CW Holy Communion: ID 879 1053 0340; Passcode 254227

9.30am Family Service via Zoom please contact Halcyon halcyonmeldrum@gmail.com

Mid Week Services

Tuesday 23 February Eucharist – 6.30pm Eucharist via Zoom: ID 878 1693 7469; Passcode 611589

Wednesday 24 February – 10.00am Eucharist at Walberswick.

Thursday 25 February  – 8.45 Morning Prayer at Southwold, 10am Eucharist at Southwold & 8pm

Most Church buildings will remain open every day for individual private prayer.

Prayer point: We pray for us all as we continue to live under very tough restrictions.  We pray for the widespread roll out of the vaccine.  We remember the lonely, bereaved and those who are now unemployed due to the pandemic.

Our website www.solebayteamministry.co.uk and CoE www.churchofengland.org/

contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life

Funeral of Brenda O’Neill

Brenda’s funeral service will take place in St Margaret’s Church, Reydon on Thursday 11 March at 1.30pm.  As numbers are restricted the service will be live streamed via St Margaret’s YouTube Channel. Search for St Margaret, Reydon

Holy Land Pilgrimage – 24 May – 2 June 2021

With the widespread use of vaccination growing both here in the UK and in Israel we are hoping that the pilgrimage to the Holy Land will go ahead at the end of May this year.  A couple of vacancies has arisen due to cancellation on health grounds so if you would like to receive a brochure or more information please contact Rev Alan.  The 10 day trip involves visiting all the major sites associated with Jesus’ life, including Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem as well as important sites to Jews and Muslims.  The cost of £2095 includes return flights, accommodation in good quality hotels, fully air conditioned coach, English speaking guide, Half board and all entrance fees and gratuities. There is a Holy Land Briefing Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 9 March at 7.15pm: ID 811 0165 0147; Passcode 209629                               

Daily Hope prayer hotline Available 24 hours 0800 804 8044, for those who have no or limited access to the internet offering options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19. 

Food Bank Donations  Thank you for all the your support so farThe Sole Bay Foodbank (working with Lowestoft Foodbank and Trussell Trust) is currently very short of the following items:-Tinned Fish, Tinned Tomatoes, UHT Milk, Rice Pudding, and Tinned Fruit. Please bring your donations to John and Jan Collins house at 19 Lakeside Park Drive or phone 01502 725731 for collection. Also, now a collection point in Blythburgh Church – just inside the main door, beside the Traidcraft stall. 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 vhcsouthwold@btinternet.com.

Guidance regarding Financial Giving during the CrisisOur churches are not immune from the same financial challenges as other institutions during this time.  Please continue to give, as is your custom, by weekly envelopes, by Standing Order or the Parish Giving Scheme. The Parish Giving Scheme tel is 0333 002 1271. 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). For some of our Churches you can donate online. You can join the Parish Giving Scheme online at parishgiving.org.uk