Sunday 29th March 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Welcome to St Faith’s Church Gaywood
Where Anglicans and Methodists welcome all to worship together,
seeking to love God and our neighbours as ourselves.
Epistle and Gospel Readings: Romans 8: 6-11, John 11 1-45
Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us
that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters
we do also for you:
give us the will to be the servant of others
as you were the servant of all,
and gave up your life and died for us,
but are alive and reign, now and for ever.
Copyright: Archbishop’s Council 2000
You may like to include in your daily prayers:
The Church in: Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, The Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia
Local Community: Queen Elizabeth Hospital and all Health Centre Staff, King’s Reach
School: Gateway Club
Those in residential care: Margaret Chapman, John Garfoot, Audrey Mark,
Those who are unwell: Claire, Jean, Mary, Teresa, Katie Beattie, Emma Brock, John Button, Frederick Coker, Tracey Day, Carol Dexter, Les Easthall, Harry Ellis, Margery Hooke, Christopher Hooke, Vera Jackson, Cath Park, Anne Robertson, Peter Tasker, Sarah Thorne, Betty Tyrrell, Rachel Wagstaff, Emily Weightman, Siobhan Yates.
And continue to pray for: Elliot Buchanan, David Colby, Joyce Colby, Doreen Elks, Lauren Greengrass, David and June Hawkins, Ray Howard, Maggie Linney, Pam Loveless, Stephen Powell, Terri and David,
RIP: Bernard Allen, Leslie Davis, Ethel Engledow, Gillian Feast, Patricia Freeman, Dot Hall, David McEwen, Gwendolynne Smith.
Anniversaries: Bevan Bellham (21), Raymond Everitt (22),
Angela Moore (26), Arnold Addis (28), Joseph Elliott (1), Bert Targett (3), Herbert Hornigold (4).
Years Mind: Judith Wiles (27), Eileen Norman, Samuel Smith (31).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches
At St Faith’s Church we have been taking advice from the Church of England and from the Methodist Church as to how we should respond to the recent coronavirus outbreak in the country. We are seeking to do all that we can to keep ourselves safe and want to reassure you of the continuing support and care for all our members and for the wider community.
The current situation means that sadly we cannot meet in our church for public worship and so all our Sunday and mid-week services have had to be suspended for the time being and our church building is closed.
This is a big change for us but it doesn’t mean that we stop being a community of prayer and so I encourage you to pray. There will be words of prayer posted on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/StFaithsGaywoodLEP and other resources will be made available to you as well over these coming weeks.
It is so important that we stay connected as we care for one another, something that we can all take an active part in.
If you need to speak to someone please do call a member of the clergy team. Rev Julie Boyd (01553) 770952, Rev Robert Roberts (01553) 676918, Rev Karlene Kerr (01553) 768264, Rev Laura Purnell (01553) 675662
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Practical Matters – Update – please read carefully – things are changing quickly
- Faith’s Church building is closed until further notice. Even if you have keys to the church building you should not enter.
- Food and other donations for the Food Bank can be left at supermarkets. You can also support the Food Bank with cash donations at kingslynn.foodbank.org.uk or telephone: 07582 558143
or email: . The Food Bank collection from the church building is suspended.
- Church and brass cleaning rotas are suspended.
- Together Magazine will not be published or distributed in the normal way until further notice
- Please save up your Fair Shares envelopes at home until the church opens. Please do not post them through the office letter-box.
Next Sunday 5th April 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am -12 noon
Telephone: 01553 774916 (voicemail outside opening times)
St. Faith's Church, Gaywood, King's Lynn is a Registered Charity, No 116860