Keeping in Touch


Click here for our Service for the Day of Pentecost (31 May)

 

You can watch previous services here 

Click here for Compline (Night Prayer)  

 

 

The past couple of weeks I have been fortunate enough to go to sea a few times.  I was treated to the splendid sight of two buzzards, outlined against the clear blue sky, soaring high on the invisible thermals near Labrador Bay.

During the past 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, the Church, both locally and worldwide, has been praying for renewal through the gift of the Holy Spirit in a season of prayer known as Thy Kingdom Come.   It is this Spirit that breathes life into God’s Church, enabling us to soar like those buzzards.

Without Pentecost the Christ-event, - the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on.  The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell within us, so that we can become living Christs here and now.   Henri Nouwen

May the Spirit of the living God breathe afresh on each one of us this Pentecost, continuing our transformation into living Christs, loving, and serving those around us.

Sue

Sunday Service

Our next online service will be available here on our website on Sunday. Simply click the link marked ‘Service for the day of Pentecost’ at the top of the page. You can also watch previous services if you missed them.

The Gospel reading will be John 20.19-23

The Collect for the Day of Pentecost:

God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

Keeping in Touch During the Week

A ‘Thought for the Week’ is available as a recorded message by telephoning 01626 242141 and a new message will be available every Monday.

Midweek Communion - Tuesdays at 9.30am

For some people, attending a communion service during the week is part of their regular practice. We are now able to offer this form of spiritual communion via the internet as one of our clergy celebrates the Eucharist. Monday 1st June Holy Communion 9.30 (zoom) The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. Tuesday 2nd June Holy Communion 9.30 (zoom). If anybody would like to be added to the list of those who receive the link to these mid-week zoom services please contact Jane Frost Tel: 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Telephone Prayer Meeting

Whichever one of our churches you go to, all are welcome to phone 0330 606 0403 – and when prompted, enter the Access Code which is 516129 followed by #. Revd Jane will answer, and you will be able to speak to others who also phone in. Calls cost the same as a phoning a landline number.

Coffee & Chat - Thursdays at 10.30am

Would you welcome the opportunity to meet up online for a weekly coffee & chat session? If so, please contact Revd Jane Frost Tel: 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Compline (Night Prayer) is now available for your use any day. You may like to say Compline on particular days as part of your rhythm of prayer.

Pentecost

Resources and a reflection for you to use at home are available here. 

Revd Sue Astbury

Sue is on leave from 1-15 June inclusive. She will be unavailable in that time so please contact Roderick or Jane as needed. 

Parish Magazines

The June editions of The Chronicle (Bishopsteignton) and Parish News (Ideford & Luton) are now available here. 

Praying at home      

Information and resources can be downloaded here. If you would like a printed copy, please reply to this email. If you have a specific prayer request please send details to Mervyn Niblett, Team Administrator by replying to this e-mail. He will pass it on in strict confidence to the clergy for their prayers. The clergy will also be happy to pray over the phone – Roderick on 01626 779177 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Jane on 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We appreciate this is a time of concern and please be assured of our prayers and support.