Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Swynnerton and Cotes Heath

Latest newsletter for St. Mary's , Swynnerton and St. James, Cotes Heath 21st March

19 Mar 2021, 9:15 p.m.
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Read how through the toilet twinning project generous donations have funded toilets for our links in Uganda with Archdeacon William Shakespeare Paschi.Following the recent installation of the new toilet in St Mary's the generosity of church members have made this possible .

 The 23 rd March marks the date of the first lockdown and a national day of reflection is planned . The newsletter gives details on how you can reflect and also ways of showing support to those who have  been bereaved.

Our thought provoking and engaging Lent course #Live lent continues with this weeks session 5 called ,'Passing on the story of Jesus'.Do join us for at 3 pm via zoom everyone is very welcome.

This Sunday the church celebrates Passion Sunday and the start of what is called in the church calendar as Passiontide . This is the time when our thoughts turn to the last few weeks of Jesus ' life on earth.

Our reading for this Sunday is from the gospel of  John and focuses on a discusion between Jesus and his disciples , Andrew and Philip and a conversation that doesnt appear to make sense writes  Rev . Jeanette Hartwell!  But in this passage  Jesus is really telling them why he came, what he is about and that soon he will reveal the glory of God . Jesus also speaks of a cost of following him and that is of losing our life in order to keep it for eternal life . Read more of this weeks sermon to find out what that might really mean for our daily lives.

Our intercessions for this Sunday have been prepared by Frank Mugglestone.