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(UPDATED) Worship Plans – A message from Revd Helen: (UPDATED)

Dear Friends,

I’m looking forward to meeting more of the church family – I’m enjoying being in Hucknall but belonging to a community is about worshipping together too – but safely of course.

I’m writing to update you on what we hope will happen in the next few weeks.

Because things change quickly, Martin, Jane and I have put together a short term plan for beginning to open for worship at both of our churches. This is an experiment as there is still so much uncertainty.

Latest update: our churches St Mary Magdalene, and St John the Evangelist are now both open for on-site services at the following times:

Worship for Sunday
8am Holy Communion at St Mary Magdalene
9:30am Holy Communion at St John the Evangelist
11am Holy Communion at St Mary Magdalene (also broadcast via Facebook Live)

Worship for Thursday
10:15am Holy Communion at St Mary Magdalene

IMPORTANT: You do need to book in by calling Chantelle on 07538 735103 (before Friday lunchtimes), as due to social distancing measures, spaces are limited. For everyone’s safety: You will need a face mask and will be asked to sit in certain seats. There will be music but sadly no singing yet. Services will be conducted with all Covid precautions.

“Hope and Remembrance” – the service for those who have been bereaved will restart in October with the first service on the 4th at 6.30pm

PLEASE REMEMBER: you need to book in for ALL services with Chantelle on 07538 735103 and leave a message before Friday lunchtime to book a place for Sunday worship. If we are already fully booked you will receive a call – if not, you have a seat, but won’t receive a reply.

URGENT/IMPORTANT: A MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESE:
“Email scam aimed at Churches – Please let your congregation know.
We have been informed of an email scam purporting to be from clergy, asking for someone at church to buy Amazon cards.
The email address is churchonline948@gmail.com. The body text of the message says;
I need 6 qty of Amazon gift card £100 value on each (total £600) you should get them at any store around you. After you get them scratch the back and take a clear pictures of each card and send to me on here. I will handle the disbursement. Please keep the physical cards and receipt for reference purpose. You will be reimbursed. Thanks.
The imposter quotes from the Bible and clearly knows the names of church administrators and vicars so has done the homework needed to try to deceive people.”

message ends

Please consider whether you can give at this time. If so, here’s how you can help: make a secure, online donation to our churches via the Give A Little website.

Welcome to you all. To offer support in the best way we are able to at present, our website home page has been changed to include information, guidance, and links to worship resources. It is updated on a weekly basis.

COVID-19
The Church continues to be alive and active, but we cannot open the building as often as usual. Our worship of God and our care for each other continue. The Vicar Rev Helen Chantry (0115 8747369), or the churchwardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning 0115 9631503 or 0115 9636643, or by emailing helenchantry@btopenworld.com or jane_haywood@hotmail.com or kowalskimh@aol.com
Thursday evening bookings through the Church Office are suspended until further notice.
Click here to read the full advice and guidance on the Church of England website.

RESOURCES FOR THE COMING WEEK

Click the links below to view the resources:

PLEASE REMEMBER, SUNDAY 20th September:
8:00am Worship – Holy Communion will take place at St Mary Magdalene (PLACES MUST BE BOOKED)
9:30am Worship – Morning Prayer will take place at St John the Evangelist (PLACES MUST BE BOOKED)
11:00am Worship – Holy Communion will take place at St Mary Magdalene, and broadcast via Facebook Live (PLACES MUST BE BOOKED)

• NEW • A reflection for the 20th September from Revd Helen
• NEW • 20th September Pew leaflet for St Mary Magdalene and St John the Evangelist (includes readings for the week, prayer focus, and all notices)

GENERAL, ONGOING RESOURCES

Click the links below to view the resources online or download PDFs to print out if you are able.

• CLICK HERE TO MAKE A SECURE ONLINE DONATION TO CHRISTIAN AID
• Daily Hope free phone line from the Archbishop of Canterbury
• Funeral Liturgy – A simple reflection at home on the day of a funeral you can’t attend (PDF)
• Live streaming of services by local priests
• Liturgy – a reflective service for worship in isolation (find Gospel readings in Resources for the coming week)
• Radio, TV, Internet links
• Looking after our Mental Health and Wellbeing
• NCC Guidance for residents who need support from volunteers during the Coronavirus outbreak
• Hucknall CofE Faith Group Facebook page (private group for church members)
• ACCs COVID-19 Crisis Counselling Support Service

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Click the links below to view the resources online or download PDFs to print out if you are able.

• A Prayer for this time
• Faith at Home – “You Are Enough” – a video thank you to parents and families from children on YouTube
‘Going Back To School’, simple discussion & prayer activities to help talk through children’s return to school
• NEW • ‘Colouring Time’, children’s colouring in activity sheet from ©ROOTS for Churches Ltd 20th September
• NEW • ‘Activity Time’, children’s reflection, prayers, puzzle, and activities from ©ROOTS for Churches Ltd 20th September