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Sunday Worship 10.30am

Services at St.Mark’s and Bethesda

Please take a moment to read through the following pointers for when we come together in worship:

  • As face coverings have been made compulsory in shops from 24 July, we are asking members wear them when in church unless there is an underlying reason for not doing so. Wearing them is a way of showing our love, care and concern for each other.
  • Please remember to maintain social distancing in the car park and the area immediately outside church - both before and after the service. It is important for the safety and well-being of everyone that people do not congregate in groups at the church doorway or in the entrance hall or lounge area. Please queue responsibly!
  • At the end of the service, if you are asked to wait in your seats until directed to leave, please do so – it avoids a crush in the entrance hall / lounge area!

 

Please note that, as we are meeting for services on a Sunday, we will no longer be opening the churches for weekday Private Prayer.

 

REACHING OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER

 

Collect for Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Lord God,

your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake:

when we prosper save us from pride,

when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The topic for August is for times of refreshment

We thank you for the gift of leisure, for time to unwind, reflect and plan, to exercise or simply sit in quiet. May we be truly recreated in our recreation, our lives enlarged with new enthusiasm and a broader vision of your purpose.

(Stephen Orchard)

 

Prayer for family and friends:

Spirit of the Living God, pour out your blessing on those who need your healing touch,

We give thanks for the life of Barbara Dale following her recent death and continue to pray for her daughter and grandchildren at this sad time.

 

Prayer for local churches:

We pray for churches as they seek to provide care and support for their congregations and communities. This week we pray especially for:

St Edward’s R C Church.

 

Prayer for our neighbours

At this difficult and worrying time, we pray for our neighbours in:

Abington Walk, Ainley Close, Allendale,

Allysum Court, Ambleside Close, Arndale

 

Contact numbers to call if you want to talk, receive prayer or are in need

Vicarage: 01928 713101 or m – 07493853027

or contact Anita at parish@hallwoodparish.org.uk

 

If you would like to add people to the prayer list, contact parish@hallwoodparish.org.uk or phone 01928 716050.