As you know our link missionaries the Goods live and work in Beirut which was devastated by an enormous explosion this week. We have received an email from Philip Good to let us know they are both fit and well as they are spending August about 10 miles outside the city. What is unclear at the time of writing is if they will have a home to return to and how many of those they work with have been injured or killed by the explosion. They have of course asked for our prayers. Barbara
10:00 Morning Worship – telephone conference
Phone: 03300 945 940
Room number: 60527473 #
PIN: 2656 #
12:00 Morning Worship – live on Facebook
Tracy Mason will repeat the reading, the sermon and lead some short prayers. Go to our Facebook page ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church’
4pm Church at 4 via Zoom – join the Church at 4 group on our Facebook page for the meeting invite and password.
Sunday 16th August
10:00 Morning Worship
Preacher: Revd Barbara Abrey
Intercessions: Mark Tubey
Reading: Matthew 15. 21-28
Reader: Veronica Garside
12.00 Morning Worship live on Facebook
Revd Barbara Abrey will repeat the reading, the sermon and lead some short prayers. Go to our Facebook page ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church’
4pm Church at 4
via Zoom – join the Church at 4 group on our Facebook page for the meeting invite and password.
10am service by telephone
Our Sunday morning service is an audio meeting that people can dial into using just their telephones – no computers involved! Follow these instructions to join:
- To join the Sunday service first dial this number: 03300 945 940.
- When prompted, enter the room number, followed by # on your telephone keypad: 60527473 #
- Finally, enter the guest PIN: 2656 #
- You may have to listen to some announcements, but you will then be automatically joined to the conference call. Join in with the responses in the liturgy as you would normally.
Calls to ‘03’ numbers are charged at the standard national rate and are included in your ‘free minutes’ if you have a call-plan.
Update from Beirut
Phil and Sylvie Good have sent this message following the explosion in the city on Tuesday:
Beirut today is a frantic place of activity as people clear up the broken glass. There is a lot of emotion in the air as you can imagine. We have been into our flat which is unharmed, and apart from a few cuts noone was hurt that we know. The cause is unclear but neither Hezbollah or Israel are saying anything much which is good. There was a large quatity of explosive ammonium nitrate in the port like 2700 tonnes which has been unsafely stored since 2013, this is what exploded. iT could be a case of governmental negligence a accident waiting to happen.
Anyway there is a lot of need for rebuilding and RCB have a fundraiser at https://gf.me/u/ymr6bw and pray that this will really cause the churches to work and pray together the outcome could be a big gain in unity amongst believers.
FAMILY GARDENING MORNING
On Wednesday 12th August we will be working with Vision4Wroughton to run an activity for families at Willowbrook Gardens. They will have the opportunity to sow seeds to take home, pot up plants, and sow seeds in the gardens. The session will run between 10.30am and midday, do bring your family or tell your neighbours.
There are a few things we need. If you have any egg boxes, very small envelopes to put seeds in, or spare seeds of winter salads or early carrots please contact Joan Orman (email@example.com) in the coming week.
Posting Giving Envelopes in the Church Hall
If you are posting envelopes in the church hall letterbox during the day and find the door open, please place your envelopes in the red Parish Office letterbox inside the porch on the right. This is emptied regularly.
Monday morning Bible Study
We have been continuing our bibles studies by phone conference calls during the lockdown, but will now break for the Summer and will resume in September, hopefully face to face by then. We have enjoyed following the sermon series through Acts and Philippians, looking at the set readings in more depth.
Church building work update
Plaster removal continues with the builders having already ‘discovered’ the outline of one of the deeper medieval windows that were originally in the North aisle. Once all of the plaster has been removed we will need to allow the walls to dry out for 12 months before they can be re-plastered – we will therefore have areas of bare stone wall to look at for quite some time.
In view of this ongoing work, we have reluctantly decided that it simply won’t be practical for us to use the building at the moment. This means that we won’t be able to begin worshipping in it again until around Sunday 23rd August.
Please remember the friends and family of the late Freda Patterson, Catherine Hoyland and Adi Lewanituva.
The Parish Office, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1.30pm
01793 812050. firstname.lastname@example.org Janet is now working from home but normal hours.
Revd Phill Harrison – 01793 812301 email@example.com
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