Church of England Diocese of Norwich Rushall

This Week

11 Sep 2020, 10 a.m.
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Notices

This week's highlights:

Four of our churches are now open for private prayer on Wednesdays.

Services continue through zoom, and at least one church is open each week for a live service. This week the main service is at 9.30am at Dickleburgh. Please ring the Rector 01379 676921 for the Zoom link.

Download the pewslip for detailsof the week, or contact the Benefice Administrator.

A Message from Sarah, The Rector

‘Tomorrow will be a good day’ (Captain Tom Moore).

‘You are as young as you feel’, ‘When you reach 60 you are the new 30’ these are all words of encouragement that have been given to me as I have celebrated my 60th birthday. I must admit the run up to it was rather daunting and I also can't quite believe where all the years have gone. However I have some wonderful memories, many positive things have come out of the difficult and hard times and I have still some good years ahead of me to enjoy, worship and minister.

Being positive, patient and calm are key elements to help people through this current Covid-19 crisis. As I was travelling the other day I listened to a live broadcast where they were interviewing Captain Tom Moore who is still raising an incredible amount of money but has also recently published his autobiography. It looks like a brilliant read and it may give inspiration as we travel through the Autumn and Winter months. I mentioned last week that it would be good to create a book club through zoom. Please do contact me if you would like to join in and this book of Captain Tom’s may also be a good book to discuss. The first session of the book club will be on Monday 20th September at 2pm and the zoom details will be on the pew slip next week.

As I write this there is the recent statement from the prime minister who announced that no more than six people from

different households are allowed to meet together as a group either inside or outside. I am currently awaiting advice from the Diocese as to how this will affect us practically but it may be that some of our services may have to be changed or not go ahead. It may feel like a backward step to some but as the Covid-19 cases are rising it is an important one to try and contain the number of infections. As we continue to travel through the uncertainty of what we can and can't do through this pandemic being positive is a priority and remembering too that despite all of this ‘Tomorrow can still be a good day’!

Please keep praying for our country and world through this pandemic crisis that we will soon be through the worst and will be able to see a brighter future. If you have concerns about anything or just want a chat then please do ring or email me or let another member of the ministry know.

All good wishes, with my continued prayers for you all and God bless.

Sarah