An intentionally family friendly Holy Communion as far as we can manage in this pandemic. As a community which is looking to grow in faith and numbers, we are developing a more family oriented service on the first Sunday of every month.
Morning Prayer from the Daily Office is an opportunity for prayer followed by reflections on the Bible passages. We primarily use the smartphone app for Daily Prayer available for iPhone and Android, but we also have a couple of copies of the hardback book available. Come along and join in or just listen. Morning Prayer is said around the Benefice: Monday 9:30am, somewhere public in Marsden Wednesday 9:30am, St James, Slaithwaite Thursday 9:30am, St Bartholomew's, Marsden Friday 9:30am, somewhere public in Slaithwaite
Worship at your own convenience, or join our zoom community. Our online service of Holy Communion takes about 30 minutes. An audio service with transcription for those with hearing difficulties. Click play and just listen, or read along. Either way, God invites you into His rest, His Sabbath. Come and find peace in prayer, and be blessed. Where ever we are today; online, offline or meeting in person… God gathers us together in the name of Jesus Christ.
In order to help with the setting at home, find somewhere unlikely to experience interruptions for the next 30 minutes. Light a candle, or a set a small lamp on a stand, something that brings to mind the idea of light shining in the world.
You may want to get a small piece of bread for later in the service… In St Bartholomew’s (9:15am) and St James (11:15am) we will be receiving communion in one kind only. At home, taking a small piece of bread and giving thanks to God for his goodness, eating it and knowing that there is nothing that can separate you from the love of God is perfectly acceptable. Eat: knowing that even in the wilderness, God fed his chosen people by sending manna from heaven.