Pew Sheet

 The Collect, the prayer for the day

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

Church Opening

Our churches will be open for silent, personal and private prayer only, in line with the current guidelines.

2 metre Social Distancing rules will strictly apply, with set seating arrangements. Please note we are not allowed to give out Bibles or prayer books; please bring your own if needed. Toilet facilities will not be available as our hall facilities will remain closed at both churches.

St Botolph’s will open every Saturday and every Tuesday from 10am - 11am

St Mark’s will open every Saturday from 11am - 12noon

until further notice

Sadly, this is not a time of formal worship, which we hope and pray will be allowed to begin at some time in the future as we await further guidance – still being finalised - from the Church of England. We have a duty of care for all, so please note that these arrangements are dependent on there not being a ‘second spike’ of infections and the ‘R’ number less than 1.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped to clear the paths and paving slabs at St Botolph’s on Friday and to the ‘church mice’ who cleaned, sanitised, laundered and prepared the churches for opening! 

Fr Cyril 01474 535814 or Marion 01474 823381 

or the St Botolph’s Churchwardens on 07948 095109, 07732 653358 

or St Mark’s Churchwarden on 07834 808244.

We are available if you are feeling isolated, vulnerable or frightened by all that has been going on around us. You may contact any of the numbers above and we will talk to you by phone or by email. We are not able to check on everyone in the congregation, and so we leave it to you to contact us as needed. Please keep in contact with those members of the congregation you know. Under GDPR rules we cannot give addresses, phone numbers or email addresses.

Please explore our website and discover the items under different tabs. 

Registered Charity – 1185604 Northfleet & Rosherville PCC

Please pray for: Stephen U, Peter U, Lynn Ruddock, Ivan Stoneham, Joyce K, Avril Knight-Sweeney, Rick, Lenny, Christine and David, Jane White, Chris Roots, Stephen & Mark, Narinder, Matt L, Michael, Helen H, Daniel, Emma, Tess, Jon Graves, Margaret C, Helen & daughters, Cathy, Lizzie, Joyce G, Barbara O, Dionne, Alastair, Mick Bannister, a Dad, Ken B, Mark S, Carole Smith, Janice C. 

 

Those who have died: + George and Lilian Johnson +

 

At the Anniversary of their death: + Rose Chandler + Charles Oliver +

 

INTERCESSIONS   

Lord, we pray for all people who seek to follow your way in their lives. Let your church speak your word of truth with confidence and in unity so that those who are searching and listening will be able to see and hear clearly your message of love and peace. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord, we pray for people and nations whose troubles drown out your message of harmony and where the violent heat of anger seeks to destroy your word of peace for all peoples. Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord, we pray for the people around us in our neighbourhoods and our places of work. Give us sensitivity and insight into their needs and vulnerabilities so that we may learn truly to love our neighbours as ourselves. Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord, we pray for people we know who are ill, anxious, and for those that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, especially in these times of COVID-19. We pray that you will lead them, and us, in peace towards healing and wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord, we pray for those who have died, gather them to your eternal kingdom of peace. At the anniversary of their passing we remember those we have known. Draw near to those who mourn and for those who carry the burden of bereavement, that they may know your peace and comfort at this time. Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord, we offer ourselves to you in faith and confidence. Show us, as we go out into the world, how we can best prepare ourselves to be part of your response to our prayers. Fill us with the Spirit of life which was in Christ Jesus, Son and Saviour. Merciful Father: Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Younger church members – please look at our special page for you each Sunday on our website.

 

No church means no income from collections, and if you usually give by the envelope scheme or by cash in the Collection plate, you may wish to use our Bank Account details to continue doing so – 

“Northfleet and Rosherville PCC” Sort code 20-46-73 Account Number 03234568 

- noting your name. If you are a taxpayer, please consider filling in a Gift Aid form, available 

from 01474 823381. Thank you.

    

In the past weeks the Hive Hope Foodbank has provided much needed bags of essentials for families and individuals. Hive Hope Food Bank, Northfleet Central, Rose Street is OPEN on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm

You can give invaluable help by donating money by bank transfer to Hive Hope; Sort code 08-92-99 A/C 65716766

Thank you for your kindness

 

We are in constant contact with members of our congregations and parish and everyone seems to be well, given the current situation. Prayer requests and thanksgivings may be sent to Marion (phone number on previous page) for the prayer chain or prayer list. Any photos of life in lockdown can be submitted to webmaster Amanda Horrobin for our special pages and gallery. (amanda_horrobin@hotmail.co.uk)

 

 

 

 


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