Church of England Diocese of Norwich Dickleburgh with Langmere and Shimpling

This Week

13 Nov 2020, 10 a.m.
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Notices

This week's highlights:

Sunday 15th November
0930 Holy Communion - Pulham Market
1900 Celebration - Contact Verona
Monday 16th November
2000 Compline - Contact Sarah for details
Tuesday 17th November
1930 Pulham Market - Prayers
Contact Jaap Biersteker (01379 608539) for details
Friday 20th November
2000 Compline - Contact Sarah for details
2020 - Prayer 2020 - Contact Ann Leitch For details

A Message from Our Rector, Sarah

There has been some good news this week with the announcement that Pzizer and Biontech have achieved success in
producing a 90% effective vaccine for Covid-19. It will take some time for everyone to be vaccinated but it does though give some hope that people’s lives will be able to return to a little more normality. There are too other companies who are still working on potential vaccines who may well be announcing success very soon.

2020 will be a year that is remembered for many years to come. One hopes that it will not only be remembered for the
traumas of this pandemic but also the achievements within medical science, and the hard work of many who have worked around the clock in order to produce a safe and effective vaccine. It is important to remember the talent and commitment of medical scientists and researchers who have dedicated their lives this year in developing a vaccine for Covid-19.

Hopefully then from spring of next year the ordinary events within our Benefice will be able to be resumed. Until then though we will have to continue with what we are allowed to do and support each other through phone calls, emails, zoom meetings and chatting to each other from a distance. I personally have been very grateful for modern technology especially as through zoom I can chat to my friends and my family.

There is no doubt that the run up to Christmas will feel very different this year and it may also feel rather isolating and lonely. There is an opportunity though of us learning new things. During Advent there will be morning prayer and a meditation each day on a particular theme of Advent. It will be zoomed at 8am each day and you will be most welcome to come as often as you like. If you are not able to zoom for whatever reason then the prayer and meditation can be printed out for you by Julie or myself.

We have also been invited to join with the Pennoyers Book Group to share in reading a book. At the moment it will be through zoom and the next meeting is on Thursday 10th December at 16:00 where the book ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens will be discussed. The book can be bought through Amazon and the zoom details will be available shortly. It will a
wonderful opportunity to meet others and so I hope that you may be able to join us.

I hope that you are all having a good week. Many thanks too to everyone who helped in organising the Remembrance Sunday service and who have laid wreaths at the different war memorials in the villages. May God bless us as we continue to live through this lock down, keep you safe and well, and hopeful as Captain Tom Moore says ‘Tomorrow will be a better day’.

God bless and please do give me a ring for chat if you would like to.

Sarah