Thank you so much for your generosity in contributing to both the Harvest Thanksgiving collection and the Glass Door sleepout. Many of us are only too aware of the difficulties and anxiety which the current economic situation is causing and are keen to know how we can help others. This Sunday (18th), we shall be re-starting our collections for the Dalgarno Neighbourhood Trust Foodbank. If you are able to bring dry goods or toiletries to donate, there will be boxes available by the entrance for you to place them in when you arrive at church on Sunday. A list of things that they especially need can be found in the newsletter.
The Government’s announcement of a tier 2 stage lockdown today does not include places of worship, so we will continue our current programme of services. We feel very much for those of seriously affected by the changes and will keep everyone in our prayers.
This week, as we celebrate the feast of St Luke, "the beloved physician", we also remember and give thanks for all those on the NHS frontline as they prepare for another wave of Covid-19 combined with the backlog of other treatments which have built up this year, and we are grateful to the Rev'd Anne Doerr, a Chaplain from the Royal Marsden Hospital for taking the time to come and preach to us this Sunday at Matins.
Thank you to all those who have sent names for the All Souls' Roll of the Departed to Leonora. Our All Souls Eucharist, with an octet singing the setting from Faure's Requiem, will take place at 6.30 pm on Sunday 1st November. Those who have been recently bereaved, or who wish to pray for departed loved ones are especially welcome at this service, but we must ask you to book ahead on Eventbrite, so that we can monitor numbers. If you do not have access to the internet, please call Leonora, who will reserve you a place. email@example.com or 020 3479 4731. A link can be found below by message.
A quick reminder that a group of us meet every morning at 9 am to say Morning Prayer together on Zoom, and to pray for the needs of the church and the world. If you would like to join us, please let me know so we can send you the link, and please do also let me know if there are any issues or people you would like to be included in our prayers.
May God support and protect you through the coming week.
With my love and prayers, Mother Emma
15th October 2020
Virtual Donation Plate
If you would like to make a donation during our services, or at any time, we have set up an online virtual collection plate below.
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