Church of England Diocese of Salisbury St. Mary the Virgin West Moors

Pew Sheet

16 May 2020, midnight

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">For our thoughts and prayers</span>

As we hold in our thoughts and prayers the needs of the world, we pray for all those who struggle in mind, body or spirit including Bente Entwistle, Susan McDonald, William Munn, Veronica Morgan, Peter Cook and family, Claire Louise Davis, Jeremy Hayward, Mike Voysey, and Enid Hayward.

We entrust to God’s keeping all those who have died including James-Jacob Barney, Christine Beezhold, Charlie Sutherland and Rose Kirby and we pray for all those who mourn the loss of loved ones.

MOVING FORWARD

The national church guidance on the resumption of public worship was published this week. Please pray for us as a team as we review this guidance. We are still working towards returning to church on Sunday 2nd August, but we have still much work to do, to finalise what this will look like, so bear with us and pray for us. I will update you as soon as I can.

BURKINA FASO

Eddie Martin has been offered some space on a container going to Burkina Faso next month. Small items such as pencils, toothbrushes and toothpaste would be much appreciated. You can drop them in the vicarage porch. Deadline is 10th July.

READINGS FOR THIS WEEK

Wednesday 8th July: <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Hosea 10:1-3,7-8,12, </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Matthew 10:1-7</span>

Next Sunday 12th July Trinity 5: <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Romans 8:1-11, </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Matthew 13:1-9,18-23</span>

PUB QUIZ

This was a resounding success and was won by a team styling themselves the ‘Chocolate Oranges’ (the Butlers, Middletons & Harveys). There might have been one or two questions about Fulham Football Club…

MEDITATION

This will take place by Zoom next Saturday (11th July) at 10am. A Zoom link will be emailed out.

DEANERY PRESENTATION ON SOUTH SUDAN

A presentation happening on Zoom by Robin Sadler this Tuesday 7th July at 7pm. No password is needed, the Zoom meeting id is 818-297-1889. (this has changed from the number published last week). All are welcome to ‘attend’.

PLAY SAND

If anyone has a small amount of clean play sand (soft sand) say about the volume of 2 pints they could give me for the prayer corner in church, that would be much appreciated. Thank you.

SREBRENICA ANNIVERSARY

Next Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia. As part of our worship tomorrow we will light a candle in memory of all those whose lives have been lost or affected by genocide and acts of ethnic cleansing.

NHS

Today (Sunday) is also 72 years since the formation of the NHS. We are invited to clap the NHS again at 5pm. Do join in celebrating the love and hope the NHS has given us all over 72 years and especially recently.

FUNERALS

Jacob-James Barney – Thursday 16th July at St Mary’s