Dear EFP church folk,
I hope that July has passed healthily for you, and brought you good memories to look back on. What will August bring for us?… August 1st - the date will always have a special buzz for me, when new car registrations came out each year in the "olden days", with childhood memories of excitedly looking out for them!
A change for this month in our video services. Rather than the Youtube video being a full service, I will be doing something a little shorter, in the form of a reflection and prayers. The link to this will be circulated as usual. My apologies for the late notice of this adjustment. I need to ease things a little this month. The PCCs will this week be discussing our worship from September.
If you will not be attending the church-based service and would like more than the video reflection, I invite you to…
- use the church service sheet privately at home for prayer
- watch the weekly Diocese service, this week from Lee Abbey (https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/worship/sunday-services-to-watch-online/ )
- engage in other worship on radio/TV/online, which you may already have done anyway.
Our Wednesday Morning Prayer services offer further opportunity for worship together.
Following yesterday’s Government announcement, it will be mandatory from August 8th to wear face coverings in places of worship (https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches ). Exceptions are as in other contexts, notably young children and those with certain health conditions.
Confirmation that tomorrow there will be:
- Morning worship at Payhembury church at 10.30am. Those from other churches are welcome, whilst needing to be mindful of social distancing.
- a YouTube reflection (link available HERE)
In our services in this 3-week cycle, we continue to bring to God whatever painful experiences the pandemic may have brought, and give thanks for the joyful ones.
For the Payhembury church service:
- please bring a face mask (not yet mandatory but strongly advised)
We will of course be social distancing.
Wednesday’s mid-week Morning Prayer service will be in Payhembury church at 10.30am.
Picture of the week: types of masks for church…
Take care and God bless,
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team