Notices for 10th January 2021 - First Sunday of Epiphany The Baptism of Christ

Notices for Sunday January 10th 2021
First Sunday of Epiphany – The Baptism of Christ

Services in church and online

You will be aware that the government has said that we can continue services in church. Given the rising case numbers, we were surprised at this but we think it reflects the high safety standards in our churches and that they have not been known places where the virus has spread. So after some discussion, we will continue having the 10am service in church, especially for those who don’t have the technology to watch on the internet. However, as the new variant is more infectious we will only use one in three pews instead of one in two. If you can watch at home, we encourage you to do so, but if you want to come to church, and believe it is safe for you, you would be most welcome. We remind you that we are not meant to have significant socialising after the services, and please socially distance, wear a mask and sanitise. We have high hopes that the vaccine will be distributed to all the top four priorities within weeks!

You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premier”, or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Saturdays and Wednesdays 9.30am to 4 pm.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments.

Readings and Collect
Genesis 1.1-5
Mark 1.4-11

Heavenly Father,
at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son:
may we recognise him as our Lord
and know ourselves to be your beloved children;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

For your prayers: Thelma Scarborough, Thursday 28 January 11.15am, in Church.

Daily Prayers on line have now resumed.

Sue Murphy previously Sanford – many of you will know that Sue has reverted to her maiden name, but she has asked us to include this in the notices for your information.

Items for the Notices – please send any extra items to the office by 9am on Thursdays.