Pew Leaflet

9th August 2020
9th Sunday after Trinity
Year A

THE READINGS
1 Kings 19. 9-18                                                  Romans 10. 5-15                                       Matthew 14.22-33

Prayer for the week

God, You call us to step out in faith, to place our lives in Your hands,
and to wholeheartedly commit to following You.
It is not always easy to follow where You lead—to turn away from our own personal wants and desires,
to let go of our safety nets and trust that You will provide for us in all things.
Open our eyes to see past our own interests and concerns,
to Your broader vision for us and for our world. Amen.

We pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Jackie Brown; Ann Brighouse; Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Barbara Edwards; Martin Finey;
Pat Grist; Seb Hall; Bishop Peter Hancock; Connie Hull; Brenda Hunt: Peter Jackson; Jan Jacobs;
Norma Nugent; John & Sue Peek; Ann Simmonds; Sarah Townsend; Simon;
Tim Warren: Toni: Teddy Webb; John Williams; Valerie Worster.

RIP
Evie Watts; Joan Jasper; Tony Turner, Priest
and those whom we remember in our memorial books this week
Margaret Boyd Cleaver; Henry John Hutton

Holy Cross Church is open today from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
for private prayer

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday 11th  10.00 am-5.00 pm          St Peter’s Church open for private prayer 
Wed       12th    7.30 pm                       Acts 2.42 meets by Zoom
Thursday 13th   9.00 am-5.00 pm         Holy Cross Church open for private prayer
Friday      14th   2.00 pm                       Funeral of Kathleen Sylvia Waites (Holy Cross) 
Saturday 15th  10.00 am-5.00.pm         St Peter’s Church open for private prayer

The PCC’s in the Plurality are now confident that they can open the churches safely for public worship but what can be offered is not going to be the type of service we had before the lockdown.  As has been said on a number of occasions
there will be no singing for the foreseeable future. 
The churches will open for public worship on 16th August.  As numbers will be limited, if you have not already done so, w
ould you please e-mail hilary.spurgeon@portsmouth.anglican.org or telephone 615551 indicating if you would like to return to church or whether you would prefer to worship with the video links.  Booking can now be made for next Sunday.

Three of the churches in the plurality are open for Private Prayer
Holy Cross is open on
Sundays and Thursdays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on both days.
St Peter’s is open on
Tuesday’s and Saturdays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on both days
St Edmund’s is open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
except Friday when it will be 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

For those who cannot or prefer not to visit the churches there is a link on our own website, address at the top of this bulletin, for
‘Prayer Resources for when you can’t get to church or for use at home’

Reader Arthur Edwards has recorded a service of Morning Worship for this Sunday which
can be found at https://youtu.be/Q3R8mNKob2M

Our next diocesan Sunday Eucharist will be led by, and come live from the home of, Ven Jenny Rowley, Archdeacon of Portsdown, and will involve others from across the diocese.
It start at 9am on the diocese’s Facebook page, which you can find here.
An order of service can be downloaded in advance here.

Portsmouth Cathedral is now open on Sundays for public worship and details can be found on the link below.  It is also continuing to stream services during the week at 8.15 am for Morning Prayer;
5.30 pm for Evening Prayer; and 8.30 pm for a service of Compline
plus Toddler Group on Wednesdays at 2.00pm via Facebook
at https://www.portsmouthcathedral.org.uk/

The Hymn for the Day on the Royal School of Church Music website since the beginning of lockdown will come to an end on 15th August although the 100 hymns that have been placed on the site will remain there for the time being
To open the link go to https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/


If you have difficulty in accessing any of these links please ring 615551 and
we will try to guide you through it

There are many resources for children and young people just click on the following link

https://www.portsmouth.anglican.org/coronavirus/children-young-people/

There is also a feature from the Church of England entitled
Daily HOPE.  This is a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers
which can be reached on 0800 804 8044

This line which is available 24 hours a day while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus received more than 6,000 calls in the first 48 hours. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, launched Daily Hope as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes, during the lockdown period. The line has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services in mind. Callers to the line hear a short greeting from the Archbishop before being able to choose from a range of options, including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on COVID-19.  It is necessary to listen to the initial message in order to hear the 8 options.
 

The Mission Prayer
God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send  your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A prayer for the Pastoral Ministry in the Plurality
Heavenly Father, as we come together to raise our concerns for the world to you, we thank you for those who exercise pastoral ministry in our parishes.  We pray that they may continue to share your love and comfort with all with whom they come into contact this week, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

CONGRATULATIONS:  To Madge Brown who celebrated her 99th birthday last Friday.  Well done Madge!

  • Items urgently required for the Foodbank this month are Packet Rice; Tinned Spaghetti; Tinned Potatoes; Longlife Fruit Juice; Puddings (eg instant whip); Shaving gel, Shampoo; Washing up liquid, Washing powder.  There is a box in the porch at St Peter’s Church for donations which is being well supported but donations of money are equally welcome and can be made to https://isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/.  Thank you to those who have made contributions this last week which have been much appreciated.

CHAIRS IN NORTH AISLE – HOLY CROSS: Veronica and the PCC of Holy Cross want to thank everyone, who has given the Binstead PCC money for the purchase of new chairs for the North Aisle.  They have received enough money to purchase about 20 chairs but it is not too late if anyone wishes to purchase one.

The addition of 40 chairs in the North Aisle is a significant addition to the fabric of Holy Cross and requires diocesan approval.  This means that the PCC needs to apply for a faculty to put these chairs in the church. Since there is a fee for each faculty application, the PCC tends to bundle several requests into a single application (when possible) so that we don’t have to pay for multiple applications.  It is now possible to progress the replacement of the chancel window and so it is intended to combine that request with the 40 chairs in the North Aisle into a single application which we are hoping to submit shortly.
If anyone who has not already done so wishes to give a chair in memory of a loved one please do have a word with Rodney (882291) or Hilary (615551) who will happily forward the necessary form.  This is the last opportunity for the time being to purchase a chair in memory of a loved one as the permission is likely to be given shortly following which an order will be placed.

A CALL TO PRAYER FOR THE RYDE AREA: The Churches in the Ryde Area invite you to set apart two thousand and twenty hours this summer to pray for our town and its surrounding area.  This initiative will run from 10.00 am on Wednesday 1st July until 2.00 pm on Wednesday 23rd September.  The churches are committing themselves to pray each day for Ryde and the surrounding area and we call upon all our Christian brothers and sisters in the area to join us in this commitment.

On the dedicated website prayforryde.org you will find daily themes and other resources to guide your prayers. 

At the beginning of the year we could never have imagined where we would be right now, nor the devastating effect that the Covid-19 Coronavirus would have on our lives and our community. None of us could claim perfect 2020 vision.   For the Isle of Wight, dependent so much on leisure and tourism and all the other businesses and community groups that maintain and enrich our lives, this is going to be a hugely different summer from the one we expected.  Please do join in and pray for our town and surrounding area.  

CONFIRMATION:  It is hoped to start a group in the autumn which in the present climate is likely to be by Zoom.  If you are interested in joining a group, which are available for all ages please sign up by sending an email to Veronica…vbrown.brownassociates@gmail.com or Hilary…homs12@tiscali.co.uk

CAN YOU HELP?  If you have any small bottles glass or plastic you no longer require Hilary (615551) would be pleased to hear from you.

PUBLIC WORSHIP:  Public worship in the plurality returns next Sunday, 16th August with an 8.00 am service of Holy Communion at St Edmunds, a 9.30 am said Holy Communion service at Holy Cross, a 9.30 am service of Morning Worship at St Mark’s and at 10.00 am an open air ‘Peter’s Pop in’ at St Peter’s. As numbers are limited in all the churches due to the Covid 19 restrictions booking is essential.  To book please e-mail hilary.spurgeon@portsmouth.anglican.org for services at Holy Cross or St Peter’s or telephone 562890 indicating which service you would like to attend or visit http://www.cofeparishofwoottonbridge.org.uk/ for services at Wootton.  It is hoped to stream some of the services live from Holy Cross starting from next week and possibly from St Peter’s and if you do not wish to be shown in them please indicate when you book.  Face masks are now mandatory in places of worship unless there is a medical reason for not wearing them.  As has already been indicated there will be no singing for the foreseeable future but there can be music.

PETER HANCOCK: Some of you will remember Peter Hancock, who was vicar of St Wilfrid's Church, Cowplain, and Archdeacon of the Meon, before he became Bishop of Basingstoke. He is now Bishop of Bath and Wells, and his diocese has shared this week that he is due to have treatment for leukaemia. He will step back from his role there and faces a challenging few months; please remember him and his family in your prayers.