A Message from the Wardens – 6th May 2021

Dear Friends,

Next Thursday is Ascension Day and it is the day when the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative begins. Angela has been looking into the different suggestions for being involved in it. For us at All Saints, as we are still not able to worship together, each household will receive a bag with all the components needed for ‘at home’ prayer stations, one for each of the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost. We hope you will enjoy doing the activities, whether alone, or as a family, and that praying for our 5 friends and family will be a really meaningful and fruitful experience for all of us. The bag will also contain a prayer journal, and for our families, the Family Prayer Map, and will be delivered to your home. Many thanks to Angela for organising all this.

If you are able to access it, the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website includes resources catering for ages from 5 to 105 years old with lots of ways families and individuals can be involved. There is more information about Thy Kingdom Come in the attachment.

The PCC will be meeting on Monday and hopefully be able to agree on a date for returning to holding services in church.

Next week is also Christian Aid week and Dorothy has sent a reminder about the online quiz:

QUIZTIAN AID SATURDAY 8TH MAY 7PM. To register go to https://www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week/quiztian-aid

She has also shared the following quote, seen on a poster in a friend’s home in New Zealand:

Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught
and the last stream poisoned, will we realise we cannot eat money.

Appropriately, our sermon series based on the book “Saying Yes to Life” continues on Sunday with the chapter “Let the waters teem with living creatures and let birds fly.”

Coffee & Chat from 11.00am on the usual Zoom details. These can be obtained from the Wardens.

With love from Ann & James