Shellrock Ramblngs - 9th August
My Dear Friends
As I am writing this, I am wondering, at what stage we decide this is the “new norm” or, since things are changing almost every day, perhaps this is rather a pointless question. The people of Leicester and Manchester having started to come out of lockdown, are suddenly plunged back into it. We have been so fortunate in Norfolk to have low numbers afflicted by the virus, and please God, may it last.
My heart goes out to all those in our country who are constantly facing the uncertainties which this pandemic has brought. And this morning I am also thinking of those in other countries, particularly this week in Lebanon where over a hundred were killed and many more injured as a result of the explosion there. This occurred just after I had submitted my service sheet to Colin for distribution so there was no mention of this disaster in my prayer list. I hope we can pray for the people of Lebanon in the days ahead.
August: the holiday month and I know that among you, there will be some disappointments that the plans for going away have had to be jettisoned. Whatever alternative arrangements have been made, I hope that you will be able to have some enjoyment as well as rest, tranquillity and the opportunity to meet with some family members or friends. Many of us are re-discovering the simple pleasures of just being together. But I also know that there will be some in our benefice who are still not able to see their loved ones and are trying to cope with the sadness which that brings. Let us remember them.
My love to you all
The Shellrock Sunday Service is here
10:30 St James, Great Ellingham - Mornng service
Christian worship programmes
Sunday 8.10am Radio 4 Sunday Worship, ‘exploring the cross through the lens of black experience'
1.15pm BBC1 Songs of Praise, ‘the Christian reformers who founded the National Trust 125
3.00pm Radio 3 Choral Evensong, from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London which was broadcast
live last Wednesday
Christina’s Sunday Service
As our churches are now open for worship, Christina’s Sunday Service is to be discontinued; the last service will be on 30th August. If any of you would like to continue having some form of worship at home, then please let one of the Ministry Team know.
Face coverings in church
Sorry folks/good news folks, the wearing of face coverings in church is now mandatory with a few exceptions. If you wish to read the complete advice on face coverings from the C of E website then here is the link:
If you have any queries, you can contact any of the Ministry Team for further information.
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