Third Sunday of Easter 26th April 2020
10.00am Café Church via Zoom
(contact Robert Opala or Owen Searle for the link)
The readings for today are: Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116, 1 Peter 1:17-23, Luke 24: 13-35
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen
Prayers are asked for:
- all who have asked to be remembered by name, Dorcas Hamilton, Nancy Lewis, Fred Addison, Nicole Addison, Dorothy Brierley, Peter Johnston, Barbara Payne, Nick and Tania Shone, (young friends of Searles) Alfie Yates, Martin Husband, Michael and Margaret Brabin, Eleanor Durham,
- all those who mourn the loss of loved ones
- all who are having to self-isolate or who are ill
- All hospital staff and medical researchers, especially all known to us personally including Rachel Lickess and Lisa Opala
HR Isolation and Support Group
The group is doing amazing work, with an wonderful number of volunteers. If you need help with shopping or prescription collection for example, please ring the Help Line 01642 706156 or email HRisolationgroup@gmail.com.
Foodbank – message from George Reid
The Middlesbrough Foodbank volunteers collected nine large boxes of donations from Hutton Rudby people this week. Thank you so much for your help!
As you will understand, the Foodbank is needing to help increasing numbers of families. So your donations of TINNED and PACKAGED food are desperately needed. Please leave them in our porch at 6 West End, or in the porch of All Saints’ Church, or at the back door of the Hub, or at the Spar shop where there is a trolley ready for them on the right as you go in.
You can also donate money online at www.middlesbrough.foodbank.org.uk
NEW EMOTIONAL HELPLINE – 01642 282400. If you have a relative in a South Tees hospital and want to send them a letter, a card, a drawing etc. please send to email@example.com and it will be delivered. As always Leven Online Radio has some good videos on its YouTube page, some excellent broadcasting and some good podcasts. Go to levenonlineradio.com to access them all.
Daily services from the Chapel in the Rectory are available for people to watch on the Internet – type You Tube Whorlton Church into Google. If you missed the Act of Witness on the Green on Good Friday, it is still available with all the other services for Holy Week. Every day, Robert and David continue celebrating Eucharist in their vicarages on behalf of people but also for their well-being. Services are also available online from other churches in the Diocese www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/onlineworship.
We may not able to gather in worship for some time, nor hold social events, but it is important to remember that our giving to our churches is as valuable now as ever. We may need to re-imagine the ways in which we give to our churches in the coming weeks, by setting aside our cash offering prayerfully at home, or by considering transferring our regular giving by a bank transfer. This will enable us to continue to receive your weekly gift in a way that is safe and secure, and which maintains an income for our Church so that stipends and other overheads can be met. Please contact the Treasurer on 01642 700269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to do this.
“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” – 1 Peter 4.10
You may have noticed a tiny garden-in-pots in the church porch. It will be there all summer, with more plants as the season progresses. You can read more here.