It is good to keep in touch in all the varied and wonderful ways we are creating when we can’t engage in the natural and easy way of walking and talking together and giving each other a hug. I have never felt it more keenly than this week. You will see from the Newsletter that both Charles Shaw and Godfrey Wilson have died. I know what a shock this will be to many of you and you will have lots of memories of two lovely men. Please pray for Carol and Joan at a time when all we want to do is go and give them a hug but alas we can’t do that.
I am not sure at this point in time what sort of a funeral we will be able to have but hopefully I will be able to go to Stonefall with some of the family – we will have to wait and see. Meanwhile it would be wonderful if you would send me your memories and any photos you have of them and I will put them together for Joan and Carol respectively in a memory book.
Following on from the challenge to make or find a cross in a new place I can tell you I have already had a picture of one made with toilet rolls (not so many that they’re stockpiling honestly) and one with logs. Please keep the pictures coming in. I’ll share them with you next week.
Meanwhile, stay safe, look after yourselves
Heather, Andrew and Donald
Wetherby Issue 3
Please find attached the Lent Liturgy for this coming Sunday. The cross is in the entrance porch and John McCarthy is adding the symbols each week. I hope that by doing this it helps in some way to make us feel connected to our Church as well as to each other. Also attached is part of Andrew Marshall’s address for Sunday which will add to our sense of connectedness. Andrew, as always, prepares well in advance, and this lovely story is one he would have shared if we had been worshipping in our Chapel on Sunday. It is well worth reading. After you’ve read it you might like to join me in encouraging Andrew to use any free time he has to take up the trumpet. He’ll probably want to shoot me for suggesting it but then we only meet up courtesy of the Zoom app these days!
Don’t forget to light your candle in the evening. Hopefully this is catching on.
Please get in touch either by email or phone. We would all love to hear from you even if it is just a quick note to say that you are managing OK. If you are struggling in any way then it is even more important to get in touch. We are around all the time and you are our priority. If you want worship resources or just to talk please, please get in touch.
We don’t know how long these coronavirus restrictions will last but we will keep in contact via the Newsletter, phone, email and Zoom if you fancy a face to face talk. The second edition of the Newsletter is out this weekend. Watch out for it.
Meanwhile, God bless and keep safe
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
The Daffodil Trumpet
Attached is our second Newsletter. As you will see it contains a variety of bits of information and I hope reassures you that you are all in our prayers. If you have something specific that you would like the team to pray for please let me know or contact Joan Wilson (jogowilson @ sky.com) for the Prayer Chain.
Services this Sunday are as follows:
Worship at home
· please see attached Worship Sheet: 29.03.2020
· If you have access to the internet, Wesley Chapel will be live streaming services on Sunday at 09:45 and 11:00 – go to www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA
· If you don’t have access to the internet, then BBC 1 has a service from Bangor Cathedral at 11:30, and Songs of Praise with Aled Jones and the incoming Archbishop of York at 1:15.
As well as our weekly Newsletter we hope to send you something on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday (the Newsletter).
The content of these communications will vary and it would be lovely to have things from you that you would be happy to share with everyone and then it doesn’t just come from the team – so please email me with your contribution. We would like fun things, things to make us smile, serious matters and things to lift our spirits. The range is enormous. Please keep sending us your material – we probably have a good few weeks to go yet!!
And FINALLY – DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE THE CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND.
Love and Lenten blessings to you all.
Andrew, Donald and Heather