Sunday 7th March 2021 - Third Sunday in Lent

Notices for Sunday March 7th  2021
Third Sunday in Lent

Services online
Our Sunday service is at 10am on the internet only. Please remember, and perhaps be in contact with, those who can’t access them.
You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premier”, or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:
From this link you can also find Paul Mellar’s / St Andrew’s service, Joel and his family’s “Church at Home” and Ian Webb’s Covid Island Discs.
Prayers on-line are available each day.

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

Next Week: Mothering Sunday, 14 March.
We are open again for public worship, at 10am. The social distancing rules will apply, and unless there are further changes, music will have to be provided by the computer. We will continue with streaming the service online.

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm and Sundays 11.30 - 4pm

Readings and Collect
Exodus 20. 1-17
1 Corinthians 1. 18-25
John 2.13-22

Eternal God,
give us insight
to discern your will for us,
to give up what harms us,
and to seek the perfection we are promised
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Please remember in your prayers: Olga who is now home from hospital, and Marion Giles, still in hospital at present, and the family and friends of Nancy Smith.

News: As we can’t meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share? Please send items to the office by 9am on Thursdays


From Peter:

From just outside the church, the crocuses are wonderful – they only open fully when the sun is out, perhaps a bit like the way a smile often produces another smile…

“Big Read” – Singing in Babylon

For Lent this year we joining in with "The Big Church Read" looking at "Singing in Babylon" - a book that looks at stories of Daniel and how we can respond and thrive when we don't get what we want - Daniel was in exile, we are in lockdown... We will have "zoom" groups so we can share what we think, or you can just read it by yourself. Copies can be obtained at £10 from

The Zoom groups are:

Sundays 6.30pm - hosted by Ian Webb

Mondays 6.45pm - hosted by Paul Mellars

Wednesdays 2pm - hosted by Tony Bethell

Wednesdays 7.30pm - hosted by Joel Bird

Also for Lent, a weekly Zoom Prayer meeting, led by Paul Mellars:
Starting at 7.30pm on Monday 22nd February.
Everyone welcome.

Live Lent
Many have enjoyed “Love Life Live Lent” resources in past years – we recommend them again – available by Email, or audio versions via an app or smart speaker!:
#LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story - our Lent reflections | The Church of England

Easter Eggs
Following their distribution of 106 bags of Christmas cheer to isolated and lonely people in the area, Life Dronfield plans to distribute Easter Eggs. Can you help with supplies? Your donation should be generous-sized, and preferably Fairtrade if possible; bring to Dronfield Baptist Church  each morning for 2 weeks from 9-noon from Monday March 15th onwards for distribution  on Monday 29th March by volunteers from local churches.       Thank you!!