Spotlight News for 7th March 2021

 

 

Sunday 7th March 2021

Year Of The Bible Scripture Readings

As part of our Year of the Bible we are highlighting two readings each week.  During the year, these will combine to show the full story of the Bible - from creation to new creation.  This week’s readings are:

Genesis 37: 1 - 36                Sold into slavery

Genesis 39: 1 – 41:57         Prison and a promotion     

Full details on this collection of readings are available on our website in the Year of the Bible section or https://www.brockenhurstchurch.com/yearofthebible/weekly-readings/

 

 

Lent Programme 2021

On Wednesdays through Lent there will be a service of Night Prayer (Compline) at 7pm.   Peter Pattisson will be sharing of how the Bible has helped and encouraged him on 10th March.  A full programme of services and others events for Lent can be found on our website.

#Live Lent - Let your light shine" is the title of an on-line study course at 7.30pm on Monday evenings during Lent.   Participants should have a booklet, £2.99, which can be ordered from the Church Office or Diane Webster.   

For more information about taking part please contact the Revd Diane Webster webster.dianem@googlemail.com or John Pearson johnmpearson@gmx.co.uk

 

Lent calendar on the church website

Please use this calendar as an invitation to spend time with God during Lent.

There is a new picture available every day and you can go back and see previous days.

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Our Mission of the Month for March is Rwanda (Deanery Project); for details of the work being done please visit our website.

Rwanda Lent Appeal 2021 – Covid Recovery and Pastor Training

Rwanda like nearly every country has been affected by the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic; strict lockdown conditions are in force and many are unable to earn a daily wage.  Local churches have set up foodbanks, but without income from regular church services, pastors themselves are facing severe hardship.  There is also still a priority that all Christian ministers have a university education, so please help us to provide bursaries for pastors to continue in ministry; and funds to support the community during this pandemic.  There are Lent Collection boxes and small envelopes in St Saviour's & St Nicholas’ porch, please help yourself.  Boxes and envelopes to be returned by Easter Sunday.

 

On Palm Sunday, 28th March, St Saviour's will be reopening for 'live' services with a 9am Holy Communion and a 10.30am Service of the Word as prior to the current national Lockdown.  Social distancing, face-masks and handwashing restrictions remain in place.  The Zooming of services will continue.

 

 

Journeying with Jesus this Lent

What might it mean to Love and Live and Serve with Jesus? How might a Rule (or Rhythm) of Life help us to grow and be more fruitful in our relationships with God, with each other, and with the communities we’re part of?

The sessions will be held on Zoom, led by the Revd Sally Dakin.

Take time to reflect on one of these short online retreats:

Friday 12th March                   10am-12.30pm

Monday 15th March                 2-4.30pm

 

Each session has:

Introduction and Prayer (online)      

Time alone (offline)                                       

Plenary and Prayer (online)  

 

Enquires to sally.dakin@winchester.anglican.org

Bookings to wendy.atkinson@winchester.anglican.org

Take a little time out to listen to Jesus’ invitation.

 

The Church of England is here for you - Daily Hope

During this Coronavirus pandemic whatever situation you are in we know that this is a difficult time, so we hope that this free phone line can help bring you God’s comfort and peace.  The Church of England has set up a free phone-line of hymns, reflections and prayers.  The content is updated regularly and there are many different items to listen to all in the comfort of your own home. 

The free phone number is 0800 804 8044. 

 

Brockcare – If you hear of anyone in the village who is sick, elderly, lonely or bereaved and who might welcome a visit from one of our Pastoral Visitors, please contact Nikki Cullingford in the Church Office on 624584.

 

A prayer for the Christianity community

We are not people of fear: we are people of courage. We are not people who protect our own safety: we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety. We are not people of greed: we are people of generosity. We are your people God, giving and loving, wherever we are, whatever it costs for as long as it takes wherever you call us. Amen. 

 

Litter Pick for Easter Cross:  The Eco Church Team are collecting empty bottles and cans that have been litter picked off the Forest to build an Easter cross, as a reminder that Jesus Christ died for the redemption of the whole of creation, a creation that we continue to abuse and take for granted. Please join in and pick up any bottles and cans that you see on your walks and pop them in the green wheelie bin by the pedestrian gate on Burley Road at St Saviour’s.  NB only litter picked bottles and cans please, i.e. none from home! 

Don’t forget to observe usual Covid precautions when collecting, e.g. wear gloves.

 

 

ECO Church Weekly tip – March’s theme is ‘going shopping’

Make a list before you go food shopping to help avoid over impulse buying; and buying food you will end up throwing away.


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