CORONAVIRUS - PRAYERS FOR A DISPERSED COMMUNITY

Life as a dispersed family of the Church

We have always been a family that gathers - now for a period of time our common life is lived as a family which is dispersed.

So here is what is happening at St. George’s.....

  • Sadly, the Church is now closed, by order of the Archbishops of Canterbury & York. 
  • Public worship will no longer take place in the church until further notice.

So....a temprary chapel has been set up in the Vicarage where....

  • Morning and Evening Prayer are being said every day in the church
  • There will be a very quiet celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 12 noon every day. The intention is to maintain the eucharistic life of the church in the heart of the community. Sadly no congregation can be present at the celebration of this Eucharist

 

Keeping in Touch

We are producing a very different style of newesletter which will be distributed by e-mail, or where necessary, by hand. We hope it will be a good way to keep in touch. It will be posted on this website each week.

If you have any news to share, then please contact me on revajh@virginmedia.com, or Maggi Creese

We are also intending to set up a network of telephone contacts so we can keep in touch with as many people as possible.

We have a Facebook page! 'Parish of St George, Cullercoats' look us up a become a friend!

 

Helping Out

If you can lend a hand with:

  •             Distributing the newsletter
  •             Shopping
  •             Telephoning people

Please let Fr. Adrian know

 

Praying together while we cannot be together

Please continue to pray for members of our church family who are sick, notably Paul Bain, Pat Collins, Nigel Corbitt, Brian Hall, Helen Hall, Ron Paine, Michael Scott, Jordan Storey and Catherine West

...and let's give thanks for the measure of recovery in Fr. David Twomey and Thomas Cashman.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Judith Foster-Smith and June Miller

 

We have distributed a small order of prayer for you to use each day at home : more copies are available if needed..

 

We are inviting every member of the family to pause for a time of prayer at 12 noon each day. In particular please pray for:

  • All involved in our Health Service
  • The sick and anxious
  • The family of the church, and especially the most vulnerable

     

 

Giving

It is important that we continue in our regular giving to the church. Denise will soon be supplying us with new sets of envelopes which will be delivering to you. Please add your weekly/monthly contributions and put these to one side for when you return. Thank you.

 

Donations to the Food Bank

The box is now in the church porch. If you have anything to contribute should be happy to pass it on. If you cannot get to the church ask a friend or neighbour to drop it in (as part of their daily exercise) - they might possibly put something in themselves!

 

Planning Ahead

We have begun planning for the most fantastic party when we all get back together. Sharon is already collecting ideas - so feel free to forward all your ideas to her. I like the idea of fireworks!

 

 

The Collect for today - the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)

God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:

strengthen us in our daily living
that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence

to bind together and to heal;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.