Sunday 5th April 2020

This week’s newsletter.

Service

“Who do you say I am?” by Clive Jennings.

Led by Russ Herbert, and our reading is Matthew 21:1-11 given by David Eggleston.

Welcome

For children’s online activities, check out Emy’s Christchurch Kids blog.

If you are in the 15 – 18’s age range you can SKYPE together with Will and Ashlee on a Wednesday at 6.30pm and for the 13’s to 14’s, you can do the same on a Thursday at 6.30pm.
Contact is via Will and Ashlee at Youth@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk.

Worship Playlist

Lord Jesus Christ, on Palm Sunday you entered Jerusalem in quiet humility, taking the form of a servant even to the point of death on a cross, emptying yourself so that we might be filled.

Come afresh to our troubled world, with all its needs, its tensions, its fears, and its uncertainties.

Lord we pray for all those who are sick – those suffering with the coronavirus, and all who are ill in any way. Bring to them your comfort, strength, healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit.

We pray for all who mourn. Lord, in their grief, bring comfort, hope and peace.

We continue to pray for all medical professionals dealing daily with the intense pressures of the current crisis. We also pray for all those engaged in research who are working towards a cure.

And we pray for our leaders, and for all those who have responsibility for difficult decisions. Grant them wisdom each day.

Lord, Jesus, as we enter Holy Week and Easter approaches, renew us in faith, hope and love, that we may walk the way of the cross with confidence in your promises. Amen.

We say together the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and forever.

Amen.

Prayer Ministry and Support

Whilst we can’t pray in person, people are still available to pray for you.

The contact for the Prayer Sheet and Prayer Chain is Jean Balcombe:  prayer@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk 07810 027820

This week Helen, Sarah, Jo and Hannah helped some local families with supplies as part of the “Make Lunch” initiative.  There is also a large group of volunteers across Clevedon to help those self-isolating – Clevedon Mutual Aid.

This is a very strange, unnerving time, and unsurprisingly people will feel stranded.  The Church, as the people, are still here for you.  If you need to be connected do get in touch through our contact webpage which is still being monitored.