A few things to share with you this week but firstly many congratulations are due to Penny Pullan and Bob Smith who were licensed as Readers to our parish at a service led by Bishop Martyn today. Although not quite the same as all gathering in the Cathedral it was still a very special occasion and lovely to see Penny and Bob in their formal robes and being given their licence.
Tomorrow morning, we shall be continuing that theme from today of being 'called together' and as we celebrate the Reader ministry of Penny, Bob and Martyn we shall think about the calling we all have as those baptised into Christ. An order of service is attached. Our preacher will be the Revd Liz Rawlins and the service will be live streamed on YouTube at 10.30am. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNymtzHV8G_EfZprXch9RIg Once the service finishes we shall stop the live stream and open up the call for after church 'coffee and chat' on zoom so I do hope you will be able to come along and say hello and congratulate our Readers yourself. For zoom log in details contact [email protected]
In the evening the annual united Loughborough Churches Partnership service will be available to watch from 6.30pm on both the LCP Facebook and YouTube pages on the theme of Hope. It will be good to support our brothers and sisters in Christ at the end of this week of prayer for Christian Unity. https://youtu.be/hpxWp6BdZuI
Worship on 31st January for Candlemas
Family Worship 10.30am
It has been lovely worshipping with our Little Saints over the last few weeks on zoom using songs and storytelling and we shall return to that way of worshipping next week for a Candlemas service. All ages can really get a lot out of worshipping with the children so please do come along whatever your age.
Choral Evensong 6.00pm
At 6.00pm we shall be live streaming a service from the church building on our YouTube channel. This service will feature music recorded by our choirs and the preacher will be the Dean of Leicester Cathedral, David Monteith.
Giving to All Saints
With our building still closed we have set up an easy way for people to make a donation to All Saints, particularly for those who would normally bring a financial gift to church on a Sunday or perhaps when visiting in the week. This link https://tinyurl.com/y4xswfto allows you to make a donation of any amount of your choosing at any time. For those who have a regular income and who consider All Saints their church community we encourage people to think about setting up a regular pattern of giving by using the <strong>Parish Giving Scheme. Just call 0333 002 1271 and use the reference number for our church 190 619 199. If you would like any help or would like to ask any questions about church finance please get in touch with our treasurer Bridget Towle on [email protected]
Congratulations to Ed Cubitt who has become the first member of our church to get his bronze award on Creation Care. This is a scheme that Revd Emily asked us to consider taking part in as individual households. Take a look at this little film and see if this might inspire you to go for your bronze award too. https://youtu.be/hNaoSdc6pYA
Support for local families - a message from Equality Action
We have been receiving requests from local disadvantaged families who are struggling with supporting their children’s education via remote access. We understand there are pathways for technology from schools, colleges, and local authorities but currently the need outweighs the supply and families are struggling to support their children’s education. Help us support Charnwood children continue their education during these times. If you have an old tablet or laptop sitting in a drawer, please contact us and help our local children.
Lastly perhaps like me you were deeply moved by the poem written by Amanda Gorman for the US Presidential inauguration. The last line of her words delivered with such passion particularly struck me 'for there is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it.' May you find the light of Christ this coming week in whatever you are facing and may each one of us find ways to be the light of Christ for others.