Sunday April 25th 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

Notices for Sunday April 25th 2021
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Services live and online
We are open for public worship today, at 10am. The social distancing rules will apply. We will continue with streaming the service online.
You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premiere”, 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”. Prayers on-line are available each day.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11.45am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments

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

Readings and Collect

Acts 4.5-12
John 10.11-18

Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:
teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command,
that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, William’s family – Denise, Caroline, Grace and Geraldine and the family and friends of Kay Barrett whose funeral is in church on Wednesday 28 April, 12noon.

Christian Aid Lent Boxes
Could folk please return their Lent boxes to Derek Millington, our Christian Aid representative, or drop them off at the church office.

If you weren’t able to take a box then please feel free to make a donation. If by cheque then this should be made out to Churches Together in Dronfield & District from where all money raised is forwarded to Christian Aid.

If you would like Derek to collect from your home, please do let him know.

The need for funds is as great as ever as other countries around the world struggle to deal with the pandemic and its consequences.

Live Streaming - Rob Aldread has organised and run the live streaming since November, with wonderful help from Josh. Rob cannot keep doing all this with his choir commitments. Can you help? Rob assures us it is not too difficult. If no help is available we won’t be able to live stream every week

John Ruddy would like to thank everyone for their cards and good wishes on his 90th birthday last Tuesday.

Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will take place after the morning service on Sunday 13 June. Later than normal because of the pandemic. Please could Sue Harvey have reports from all group by Sunday 16 May at the latest.

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

As well as the wildlife and weeds seeds growing, we are planning and preparing for the summer by planting our own seeds – a cucumber, tomato and beetroot in the picture….

And not all pictures turn out well. I tried to photograph the magnificent spoonbills at Fairburn Ings. I had to use the 50x zoom, which left all but one of the photos out of focus. In this one, one spoonbill took off just as another one came into land…