1 August 2021
 
Dear EFP church folk,
 
Here's today’s Sunday Reflection and Prayer - on all being one
 
Today we have 
- Feniton Communion 10.30am
- our video reflection
- baptism of Harrison Reeves, Feniton 2pm
Trinity season service sheet attached.
Becky’s taking a holiday from Children’s Church and the Prayer Diary.
 
Sundays this month -
Aug 8th Payhembury All Age 10.30am
Escot Evensong 6pm
Aug 15th Escot Communion 10.30am
Aug 22nd Payhembury Comm 10.30am
Aug 29th Songs of Praise, Feniton 10.30am
 
Prayer -
May our God bless you today 
and each day that follows 
May you hear his voice 
Follow His footsteps 
Be comforted by His care 
And live in His grace 
Now and forever.
Amen.
(@TheCarceri 29/7/21)
God bless,
David
 
 
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team 
The Rectory
Feniton

                        CHURCH SERVICES IN AUGUST 2021

                        ESCOT, FENITON & PAYHEMBURY

SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST                      NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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Feniton 10.30am Parish Communion (DC) S. Rogers  

S. Boyes

R. Gwerman-Jones

D. Beaven

SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST                     TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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Escot 6pm Evensong L Saunders  
Payhembury 10.30am All ages service (DC)      

SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST                   ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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Escot 10.30am Parish Communion (ST) O Price   J Davis

SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST                   TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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Payhembury 10.30am Parish Communion (DC)  

 

SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST                   THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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Feniton 10.30am Songs of Praise (DC) Liz Chatfield  

J. Chatfield

G Sweeney

  

Pat Sweeney

SUNDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER                          ST MARY THE VIRGIN

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Payhembury 10.30am Patronal Festival Communion (DC)      

18 July 2021

Dear EFP church folk,
 
Here's today’s Sunday Reflection and Prayer - ‘How are you with crowds?’ (today’s reading is strangely appropriate to tomorrow’s ’Step 4’) -
 
Covid Step 4 tomorrow - what will the church be doing?
  • C of E guidance issued on Friday encouraged caution at this point, in the light of the rapidly rising Covid cases
  • i.e. we enjoy being able to do more but not feel we should do things just because we can - we're mindful of the continuing risk of infections and the needs of all - we maintain reassurance
  • there are no legal restrictions in churches - guidance is recommendations
  • guidance can be different for different services or situations
  • decisions are made locally, by the incumbent, wardens and PCC, based on risk assessments
 
So our recommendations at the moment for Sunday services are -
  1. face-masks - we remain face-masked, as recommended for other communal indoor activities.
  2. we sing! - but remain face-masked whilst singing (except perhaps for a ‘choir’ if we wish).
  3. distancing - we maintain sensible distancing (singing will be safer).
  4. physical contact - restraint is encouraged. We continue with 'distanced’ Peace.
  5. Communion - we continue bread-only for the time being.
  6. coffee - outdoors preferred. Whether out or in, it’s done with care and sensible precautions.
 
Some of us will be more relaxed about things than others. I ask that we’re considerate towards those who are more concerned or anxious about the greater freedoms possible. Alongside the reassurance the vaccinations offer, the rising Covid cases brings uncertainty to the summer.
 
Small groups (eg house-groups) - there are no formal restrictions, so precautions can be taken that the group are comfortable with.
 
 
Today we have 
- Escot Communion, 10.30am
- our video reflection
Prayer Diary and Children’s Church attached, with thanks to Becky.
Trinity season service sheet attached.
 
Here's today’s Sunday Reflection and Prayer -
 
Sundays coming up -
Jul 25th Storytime+ 9.15am
Payhembury Comm 10.30am
Aug 1st Feniton Communion 10.30am
Aug 8th Payhembury All Age 10.30am
 
 
A prayer -
Lord of life, 
Help us to live this week Quietly, Easily; 
To lean on your strength, Trustfully, Restfully: 
To wait for the unfolding of your will Patiently, Serenely; 
To meet others Peacefully, Joyously; 
To face this week Confidently, Courageously. 
Amen.
(from Bodmin Hermit, Twitter)
 
God bless,
David
 
 
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team 
The Rectory
Feniton

11 July 2021

 

Dear EFP church folk,
 
This day Lord, may I dream your dream
This day Lord, may I reflect your love
This day Lord may I do your work
This day Lord may I taste your peace.
 
This day - the opportunity that football lovers - and the country - have hoped for for years! We shall see what the evening brings... 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
 
For our Payhembury All Age service this morning, all are invited to bring/wear anything football-related if you wish - football shirt, football-related item, a football, etc!
 
So today we have 
- All Age at Payhembury, 10.30am
- our video reflection
Trinity season service sheet attached.
 
Here's today’s Sunday Reflection and Prayer -
 
Sundays coming up -
Jul 18th Escot Communion 10.30am
Jul 25th Storytime+ 9.15am
Payhembury Comm 10.30am
Aug 1st Feniton Communion 10.30am
 
 
God bless,
David
 
 
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team 
The Rectory
Feniton
 
StGeorge

4 July 2021

Dear EFP church folk,
 
Having given condolences last week to those with Welsh blood after their sad defeat in the football, I feel obliged to convey national balance... Well done England.
 
Here is today’s Sunday Reflection and Prayer -
 
Sunday, a day gifted to us to draw breath 
(even if our culture no longer sees it that way, and not everyone is in a position to do so). 
A day to be refreshed from whatever the week has thrown at us.
A day to be fed for the coming week.
A day to allow God’s grace to seep into our pores again like a rising tide.
 
Today we have 
- Communion at Feniton, 10.30am
- our video reflection
Trinity season service sheet attached.
Prayer Diary and Children’s Church attached, with thanks to Becky.
 
Sundays coming up -
Jul 11th Payhembury All Age 10.30am
Jul 18th Escot Communion 10.30am
Jul 25th Storytime+ 9.15am
Payhembury Comm 10.30am
 
 
Lord God, from whom we come
in whom we are enfolded and to whom we shall return,
Bless us in our pilgrimage through this day;
with the power of the Father protecting,
the love of Jesus indwelling
and the light of the Spirit guiding
until we come to our ending in life and love eternal.
Amen
 
 
God bless,
David
 
 
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team 
The Rectory
Feniton