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St Mary's & St Michael's
Parish of Shalford & Peasmarsh

Growing Closer in Christian Aid Week
Today's Sunday Worship 
Growing Closer Globally as Christian Aid Week begins
Click image above to worship together via St Mary's Shalford Youtube Channel
(or find links to all our online Sunday worship from St Mary's website)
Dear friends,

Today, marks the start of Christian Aid Week and we have gone global as we worship together with friends and neighbours around the world.  

Our online Sunday worship today includes 2 sermons no less! from no less than Rowan Williams and Bishop Jo, as we focus on growing closer, and pray for Christian Aid's vital work with the poorest and most vulnerable across the world,

It's wonderful to join too with friends in Africa and India today, where Shalford has links to the village of Putuke in Uganda and Seeds for Development (thanks to Alison and Alex for their contributions today) and to Vellore in India and Sebs Projects India (thanks to Emma, Toby and Charles for reading and prayers today).  We hope to continue to share, pray, and learn more through these two potential global partnerships for St Mary's, as we grow in relationship. See soon on St Mary's website more about both these global links.

Please see below for ways to give to Christian Aid Week, to help Christian Aid in their crisis to help vast numbers of our global neighbours in crisis.

Please be assured also that St Mary's continues to pray as a church together daily for those close to home and around the world who are ill, exhausted, or whose lives have been turned upside down through coronavirus, or other sickness, poverty or struggle. As well as giving thanks for new life, for love that never fails, and for the beauty of God's world. It's so good to include your prayer requests as we share in our St Mary's Live Facebook Morning Prayer every weekday at 9am (or later if recorded).  Please email, write, or phone me, or add to comment on Facebook, any prayer requests you have for any person, place, issue, hope, loss, or anything you wish to offer up to God in prayer. And please do join in morning prayer if you can on Facebook (see below).

On Monday morning, on the 35th anniversary, we join with Helen as we particularly pray for those who died in the Bradford City FC fire, and those who were injured and their families whose generous spirit is an example to all.

May you dwell close in God's love this week, at home again, as we reach out in that love that never fails to our neighbours around the world.

with love and prayers,
Rev'd Sarah 

St Mary's at Home web page:
St Mary's Shalford Parish
Daily Morning Prayer and Night Prayer

Please join any time in this short 15 mins time prayer & reflection - just silently in prayer or contemplation
via Facebook Live

(or later with recording posted on our Facebook page)
St Mary's Morning Prayer 9am live every weekday
(led by Sarah on Mon, Tues & Thurs; by Katrina on Weds; by Angela on Fri)
St Mary's Night Prayer or Compline every Tuesday & Thursday 9pm.

Please share with others and follow St Mary's on Facebook too: @stmarysshalford 
Particularly for Everybody Without Internet Access:
New Church of England phone line for those without internet access - please pass on details to all people you can who don't have any online access. Many thanks. 


all welcome, just click below on time to come in!

St Mary's Zoom Cafe on Sundays 11am
click on this link….
(Meeting ID: 743 1050 2764)

St Mary's Zoom Cafe on Wednesdays 11am
click on this link….
Meeting ID: 755 5457 4598

Midweek warming MEAL ON WHEELS
Could you cook shepherd's pie for 10, or prepare a cold pud for 10, or deliver?  If so, would you like to join with 2 or 3 other friends as a new meal team, as St Mary's partners with Shalford Age UK's lunch club team to offer 10 more residents in Shalford/Peasmarsh a little raising of spirits via a home-cooked Wednesday lunch. Delivered with love to the doorstep. Please get in touch if you'd like to prepare, deliver or receive a midweek meal.
Pick up your volume of Parish Prayers etc from church porch if not already delivered to you, or download from St Mary's website now. Please send the parish prayers team (inside cover) your favourite prayers, poems, scripture & prose for the already evolving Second Edition!
Throughout these days and weeks, please keep a close eye on our website for latest updates, news, resources, support, opportunities for connecting with others, encouragement in discipleship together.
Follow us on Facebook too:  @StMarysShalford  
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church Contacts:
Vicar: Rev Sarah  – 01483 565012
Parish Administrator - Ellen (Office Mon, Wed & Fri morn): 01483 571646
Churchwarden: Sally -

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