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We are having daily updates from Rev Rowe with some Bible quotes and versions to reflect upon during this time. We will post these when you are received. 

Monday 29 June

Good Morning South Severnside,

Before I was born the Lord called me

(Isaiah 49:1)

God has a purpose for you.

Please join us for zoom Evening Prayer today on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87535468868?pwd=K0kxZVdTcHppVUFLNzVDNGZyeXd1dz09 or Meeting ID: 875 3546 8868
Password: 964602.

Thank you for your food donations for the foodbank run by the Sisters of the Church in St Pauls, Bristol. The next collection from Almondsbury Community Shop or outside Almondsbury Vicarage is tomorrow at 9.30am.

Astrid will be Midweek Musing on Wednesday at 10am.

We are hoping to hold Morning Worship in St Mary’s Almondsbury on Sunday 5th July at 10am. This service will also be live streamed. Further details will follow after we receive guidelines from the Church of England centrally who are in turn waiting for guidance from the government. The Church Council will review this on Tuesday 7th July.

Tuesday 30 June

Good Morning South Severnside,

As the prodigal son returned home

While he was still far off,

His father saw him and was filled with compassion

(Luke 15:20)

God looks out for us.

Thank you for your food donations for the foodbank run by the Sisters of the Church in St Pauls, Bristol. The next collection from Almondsbury Community Shop or outside Almondsbury Vicarage is today at 9.30am.

Wednesday 1 July 

Good Morning South Severnside,

Whoever is faithful in a very time

Is also faithful in much

(Luke 16:10)

Our character is revealed in the ordinary.

Thursday 2 July 

Good Morning South Severnside,

They forgot what God had done

And wonders he has shown

(Psalm 78:11)

Recall a blessing from God that you have forgotten

Morning Worship will be in St Mary’s Almondsbury on next Sunday at 10am. This service will also be live streamed.  The congregation will in their separate households. We can seat 24 households in designated places on the pews. Further details of the arrangements will be in the risk assessment which I hope to circulate tomorrow.

As the lock down is easing the Daily Message will become the Weekly Message probably circulated on Fridays. As a transition next week there will be a Daily Message on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

This weekend the Church may be open for private prayer on Sunday from 11.30am to 4pm. It will not be open on Saturday as the building will have been made ready for public worship on Sunday. We are unsure of these arrangements because we do not know how practical it is to transition the use of the Church building between public worship and private prayer

Friday 3 July 

Good Morning South Severnside,

Happy are those

Who have the God of Jacob for their help

(Psalm 146:4)

How has God helped you?

Morning Worship will be in St Mary’s Almondsbury next Sunday at 10am. This service will also be live streamed.  I attach a risk assessment which I ask everyone plannning to join us to read. Please note that because of the need for social distancing individual households will be asked to sit at the each end of the pews.

Monday 6 July 

Good Morning South Severnside,

On hearing that he was to be blest with a long awaited for first child, Manoah said:

O Lord, I pray, let the man of God whom you sent

Come to us again and teach us what we are to do concerning the boy who will be born

(Judges 13:8)

How can you use what is precious to you in God’s service?

Please join us for Evening Prayer at 4pm tonight on zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5195968025?pwd=NExMY1Z3TVFrWmVVQzB1d0E4dGcvQT09 or Meeting ID: 519 596 8025 and Password: 441828.

Astrid’s last midweek muse will be this Wednesday at 10am.

Sadly for the time being Almondsbury Church will not be available for private prayer and so will be kept locked. This is because it is now more complicated making the building available as it is being used for public worship. For private prayer to be reinstated in Church we need a volunteer to take responsibility for this in the first instance. If anyone may be interested in doing this please contact me.

As the lock down is easing the Daily Message will become the Weekly Message probably circulated on Fridays. As a transition this week there will be Daily Messages on Wednesday and Friday.

There is no zoom coffee on Sunday morning anymore because we are now back in the Church building.

Thank you for your food donations for the foodbank run by the Sisters of the Church in St Pauls, Bristol. The next collection from Almondsbury Community Shop or outside Almondsbury Vicarage is next Tuesday.

Do join us on Zoom for Morning Prayer at 8.30am from Monday to Friday (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4847949535?pwd=K0ZTK2h6QjRHTk8rbWZBdlh6cDQ2QT09  or Meeting ID 484 794 9535 and Password 700999).

Every week there is a live streamed Sunday service at 10am and a Midweek Musing on Wednesdays at 10am. These are on https://www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Church-Almondsbury-730715950415825/. Once on the Facebook page, scroll down a little. The Livestream broadcast will be visible on the page at the advertised time. Click on the box ‘St Mary’s live now’.  Previously streamed services and musings can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapaQDyh5yd2Gj8pLGK-IXA/.

Keep safe and continue to be kind. Please do not hesitate to phone Alison or me on 01454 613223 should need arise.

Wednesday 8 July 

Good Morning South Severnside,

God is greater than any mortal

(Job 33:12)

How big is your God?

Friday 10 July 

Hello South Severnside,

So Zacchaeus ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree

to see Jesus

(Luke 19:4)

What do you do to meet Jesus?

Morning Worship will be in St Mary’s Almondsbury on Sunday at 10am. The background material for adults is  www.rootsontheweb.com/adultsathome12jul and for families www.rootsontheweb.com/familiesathome12jul . An order of service is attached. I look forward to seeing those of you who feel safe to come and understand why others feel it is not wise.

After our first experience of public worship in COVID 19 times I am better able to explain how this works. These restrictions are frustrating. However they mean the congregation can worship in a COVID secure environment and be kept safe and also be freed to focus on Jesus.

·       Members of the congregation will enter through the west (back) door so no handles or rails need to be touched

·       For Trace and Trace purposes the sides person will ask for their name and phone number or email address

·       If they are already members of the Church’s Data Protection data base they will not need to give their phone number or email address. Forms to join this are available for people who don’t wish to give these details each week.

·       They will then sanitise their hands and take an order of service. These cannot be handed to them.

·       Then they should sit promptly in a designated place. Because of the need for social distancing individual households will be asked to sit at the each end of the pews.

·       As we are working on a ‘table service’ or ‘pew service’ basis people should remain in their place until the end of the service.

·       The accessible toilet is available. We ask that surfaces likely to be touched are wiped over by the user before and after use.

·       At the end of the service the congregation is asked to leave promptly by either door keeping social distance. We can then enjoy chatting safely in the Churchyard in the open air.

The 10am service will be live streamed. The IPad camera is positioned in front of the front pew and is facing towards the chancel. This ensures that no one sitting in the pews or moving around the nave will be filmed.

Do join us for Evening Prayer on Monday at 4pm on zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5195968025?pwd=NExMY1Z3TVFrWmVVQzB1d0E4dGcvQT09  or Meeting ID: 519 596 8025 and

Password: 441828.

Almondsbury Church will be open for private prayer on Wednesday from 12pm to 4pm.