Encouragement

This is the place for prayers, drawings or photos and links to other sources of spiritual encouragement during self-isolation, and while our church buildings are closed. Email stjohnsmilford@hotmail.com with your contribution, if you have something to share.

MAUNDAY THURSDAY - 9th April 11am

As many people as possible, especially those involved in church leadership in any way, are invited to the Maunday Thursday Eucharist on Zoom with Bishop Andrew & Bishop Jo.
https://zoom.us/j/871063940?pwd=MXozbjhhZFFwYW9mNXN2VjVIYUVkZz09
Meeting ID: 871 063 940 Password: Guildford

GOOD FRIDAY - 10th April 12pm and 3pm

The Wintershall Passion of Jesus and One Good Friday story will be available online on Good Friday the 10th of April 2020 through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay at 12 and 3pm.

 After the livestream, the recording will be available on YouTube and the link will be found on this page: https://www.wintershall.org.uk/passion-jesus-london under Media Gallery at the bottom of the page.

PALM SUNDAY - 5th April

  Here is a thought for the day from Clive, just follow this link

 

 

PRAYER

Palm Sunday prayers from Roots for Churches Ltd are here.

Hands in prayer The Church of England publishes a Prayer for the day every day, just follow the link.

 

 

Or if you'd like a little prayer from Helen and Phil Roche, who you may remember training in our parish, follow this YouTube link:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_k8SXRblI&feature=share, you can find regular postings on their YouTube channel Prayertime-lite.

OUR DIOCESE

You will find information prepared by Guildford Diocese for church leaders in these 'daily' briefing notes. They include details of online services over Easter in our diocese.

  • 31/03/2020 - Holy Communion, Safeguarding point of contact, and children and video conferencing 
  • 01/04/2020 - Updates on Funeral Planning, Domestic Abuse support and other resources
  • 02/04/2020 - Social action, how DBF is weathering the storm and taking and an offering while streaming
  • 03/04/2020 - Holy Week & Easter Services, well-being guidance and Bishop Jo's Palm Sunday sermon
  • 06/04/2020 - Can you help our NHS Chaplains; new safeguarding page and new partnership guidance on funerals

OTHER SERVICES ONLINE

church Staying at home but want to join a church service this weekend? Find hundreds of live streamed services at cofe.io/ACNYLiveStream.

 

 

If you want to take part in a very different sort of service, Brenda Saunders has suggested the International Liberty Association are having an online Easter celebration over Zoom at 4pm 4th April. Contact bahman@iliberty.org.uk for joining details, if you are interested in joining Easter celebrations with this Iranian community.

LORD'S PRAYER

Call to say the Lord's Prayer at 11am Wednesday 25th March 2020 together with other Christians around the world.

Last updated: 7th April 2020