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Weekly Sheet 24 January 2021

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Readings for the coming week, the first week in Year 1:
Mon:                Acts 9. 1-22; Psalm 67; Galatians 1. 11-16a Matthew 19. 24-30
Tues:                Hebrews 10. 1-10; Psalm  40. 1-11; Mark 3. 31-45
Wed:                Hebrews 10. 11-18; Psalm 110. 1-4; Mark 4. 1-20
Thurs:             Hebrews 10. 19-25; Psalm 24. 1-6; Mark 4. 21-25
Fri:                   Hebrews 10. 32-39; Psalm 37. 1-7, 23f; Mark 4. 26-34
Sat:                  Hebrews 11. 1,2, 8-19; Psalm 89. 19-29 Mark 4. 35-41
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Greetings on this bright, sunlit morning with so much frost on my car windscreen that I’m glad I don’t have to drive anywhere….

The good news, of course, is the roll-out of the vaccine, now reaching (some) people in their 70s as well. This is not, of course, a green light for a resumption of normal life, as the powers-that-be make abundantly clear. Even those who have had part one of the vaccine are, like all of us, potential carriers to others. But the R rate is dropping, proof that the shutdown works and we all look for some sort of post-Easter relaxation. Light at the end of the tunnel…..

The Conversion of St Paul on Monday marks the end of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity where we have remembered in our prayers all the other Christian gatherings in this town and prayed for their wellbeing – a congregation is literally the flock gathering together. Many of these gatherings are closed for public worship at the moment and have an online presence only. We look for the day when we can all open wide our doors and let everyone in.

It would help if you could let us know how we can do things better and differently and what other online offerings you would find helpful – it is a part of our ministry we are anxious to enhance. We think we have conquered the audibility problem (most of the time anyway) and are considering putting a permanent camera in All Saints (because the hall has wi-fi already). Other suggestions welcome!

Stay safe and stay well.
Every blessing,
Philip