Below is the information you need for worship tomorrow with links to online services and zoom gatherings. Although it is wonderful to be able to offer worship in the church building and to be digesting the news of the potential roll out of a vaccine against covid-19 things are far from normal and it is very important we still take precautions and that no one puts themselves in a situation of unnecessary risk.
Therefore, please remember when attending the church face coverings must be worn at all times (the exception is for those leading the service) follow the directions of the stewards and maintain social distancing, clean your hands on entry and exit of the building and be ready to sign in. Details of the special Carol and Christmas services are on the attached flier for which you must get a ticket to attend. These can be obtained free or a donation can be made. Click here https://linktr.ee/ASwHTLboro for easy access to the various services alternatively phone the parish office on 01509 217029.
Sunday Worship for Third Sunday of Advent
9.00am Morning Prayer on https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsloughborough
10.30amParish Communion in the building and on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNymtzHV8G_EfZprXch9RIg</strong>
Our preacher is the Revd Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy, BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler for the Diocese of Leicester and music will be led by Kate and Will Burns. The readings are Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-end, 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24 and John 1.6-8, 19-28. You can find the order of service on our website https://allsaintsloughborough.org.uk/jml02/on-line
After service 'coffee and chat'</strong> will be hosted by Revd Emily on zoom and can be accessed here:
Meeting ID: 916 7357 0318 Passcode: 926286
Alternatively you can phone in on your normal phone by calling 0330 088 5830 and entering the meeting ID.
6.00pm Advent Worship</strong>
A reflective service of readings and music on zoom led by Penny Pullan. This is not live streamed so you need to attend the zoom meeting to access this worship.
Meeting ID: 883 6210 2409
Dial in instead:
0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196
Using Meeting ID: 883 6210 2409
6.45pm The Christmas Mystery bedtime story on Facebook</strong>
The next chapter in the story of Joachim and the magic Advent Calendar
Christmas Stars on the Parish Green</strong>
The Wombles have been encouraging us to think about environmentally friendly gifts and decorations this year and there are now some beautiful willow stars on the parish green which you are welcome take home with you on your walk through the church grounds.
A message from our Church Wardens, Angela and Gwyn</strong>
"We are sure you will want to join with us in thanking Revd. Wendy, Revd. Emily and Revd. Mark (who was with us most of this year) for all they have done to keep us all together and spiritually motivated and supported throughout this difficult year.
We are very happy to endorse Bishops Martyn and Guli's encouragement to our clergy, to not offer public worship on Sunday 27th December to ensure that they have a nice long weekend off to share time with their families. They surely deserve it. We have recommended this to the PCC and they have agreed that there will be no 1030 Communion service in church that day.
Revd. Wendy will still say Morning Prayer on facebook at 9am that day.
Bishop Guli is taking part in the national Church of England online service that day and Bishop Martyn will be leading the Cathedral online service and the bishops are encouraging everyone to engage in these services."
Christmas Gift Appeal
At the time of writing, we have just reached £2000 so as promised I will be doing another 5k Santa Run tomorrow after the morning service. Thank you to those who have already donated and here is the link for those who would like to:
Donations can also be brought to the church. We are hoping to raise £10,000 so I am hoping to do a few more Santa Runs before the month is up - although I'm not sure my legs will thank me!
Reverend Wendy Dalrymple