Dear EFP church folk,
 
Stepping into September, and the schools are all back this coming week. 
What a huge step it is for all our young people, and for teachers and parents, as they return to full schooling whilst also adjusting to all that is different.
God’s words to Joshua as the people stepped into the new territory of the Promised Land seem apt:
"Be strong and courageous; 
 do not be frightened or dismayed, 
 for the Lord your God is with you 
 wherever you go.” (Joshua 1v9)
I will be continuing my involvement in Collective Worship in our two primary schools, but in different ways: 
- in Feniton school, I will be joining one class each Friday afternoon.
- in Payhembury school, I will be leading a whole-school session remotely, roughly fortnightly.
 
Service patterns
Our principal service pattern in September and in subsequent months will be as follows:
1st Sunday Feniton 10.30am
2nd Payhembury 10.30am
3rd Escot 10.30am
4th Services oriented towards young people and families -
Feniton 9am Storytime+
Payhembury 10.30am   All-age
 
- There will be adjustments for seasonal festivals.
- ’Storytime+’ will develop from Storytime roots to incorporate a wider age-range. All ages are welcome!
- Video reflections continue each Sunday.
- We won’t be continuing midweek services at present.
 
So September services will be:
6th Feniton  10.30am Communion
13th Payhembury  10.30am Patronal Festival (Communion)
20th Escot  10.30am Special service - Climate and Patteson anniversary
27th Feniton  9am Storytime+
Payhembury  10.30am   All-age
 
1. Tomorrow’s (6 September 2020) Communion at Feniton 10.30am -
  • Communion bread will be distributed.
  • However, if you prefer to bring your own bread, please do so.
  • As usual, those from other churches are very welcome, whilst needing to be mindful of social distancing.
  • Order of service attached.
 
2. Sunday Reflection and Prayer video
 
Picture of the week
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Take care, and God bless,
David
 
 
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team 
The Rectory
Feniton