Opening Church for Worship
From the 6th September we will be gathering in our church buildings for worship once more. The new service pattern starting on Sunday the 6th September will be as follows:
1st and 3rd Sundays in the month: 9:15am Holy Communion at St John’s
4:00pm Evening Prayer Service at St Michael’s
2nd and 4th Sundays in the month: 9:15am Morning Prayer at St Paul’s
11:15am Holy Communion at St Leonard’s
5th Sunday’s will be at St Leonard’s at 10:30am.
As all churches are now open for worship, we are intending to bring to a close the weekly private prayer session in St Paul’s and St Leonard’s.
Online Evening Service each Sunday at 7pm
The online Evening Service which can be accessed via the Crosslacon Facebook page and on this website (Crosslacon.net) will continue and you will be able to access it from 7pm each Sunday evening.
Morning Prayer on Tuesday’s at 8:30 on Zoom
Our weekly Morning Prayer service on Tuesdays at 8:30 on Zoom will also continue and you can access these either through an internet device or through your landline telephone. Please contact Rev. Nicki if you are interested in taking part.
Is it just me or is life getting busier? It seems that there are fewer times to just stop and be still. As life becomes busier, the challenges we face increase, we all need times to take a deep breath….
On Thursday Evenings every week at 6:30 we will be gathering on line for a contemplative time of prayer which we are calling ‘And Breathe’. A time of quiet. A time to allow your soul to catch up with you. A time to come into God’s presence…and Breathe…’
A typical meeting will involve a time of welcome and greeting, a Bible reading (and or a reading from another source, possibly a poem), a short reflection, some music and a period of meditation (about 20 minutes) and then a time to chat and share at the end of the meeting. The whole meeting will last for about 45 minutes. Anyone is welcome to join us. We will be meeting over Zoom. If you would like to take part please do contact Rev Nicki to find out how you can join in.
As the national situation in terms of responding to the pandemic is quite fluid, these arrangements may be subject to national and locally implemented changes. Please do check in with either Rev Nicki, or any of the church wardens, if you have any queries about whether services in the church buildings will be taking place on any particular Sunday.
Each church service will have a booking in system and details of who to contact can be downloaded in the letter here.
You can also download our ‘Welcome to Church,’ Booklet here which provides details of the measures we are taking to minimise risk.
Do get in touch if I can be of any help or support at this time ….
A prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book for People Facing Great Uncertainty
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
4 O’Clock at St Michael’s Arlecdon
At 4 O’Clock once a month at St Michael’s Arlecdon all ages come together to share, make, have fun, pray and learn together …. These are informal services and all are welcome.
Forthcoming 4 O’Clock Services:
- 10th May
- 14th June
- 12th July
- 13th September
- 11th October
- 8th November
- 20th December
Worshipping in Older Adult residential settings
In September we began a monthly service in Wyndham Manor (the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm) and Stafford Court (the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm).
Each month friends from the different churches across our Coast to Fells Mission Community will be taking turns to lead and facilitate the service.