Hello out there
'The building is closed but the church still meets.'
Join us online again for this week's Sunday Service.
As with last week's Mothering Sunday podcast, we will be recording the whole service and adding a service sheet so that you can follow along as you listen.
This week's service sheet also sees the return of the 'Going Deeper' section, including Bible notes on the reading, with questions for reflection and prayers through the week.
We would love for you to join in at 10.30am on Sunday so that we will be "virtually" gathered, although the recording will be still be available later in the day and in the months to come.
Go to www.stokepogeschurch.org/podcast
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. (Matthew 18:20)
Remember - the clocks go forward on Saturday night!
Life Group Correction
Although not meeting in the same room, 3 of our 4 Lifegroups are still meeting virtually via Skype or Zoom. There is an opportunity to join in on a trial basis from your own living room and if we get lots of interest, perhaps even a whole new group! Please contact Natasha to see which group might suit you. What is a Life Group?
Fancy a Chat?
If you would appreciate a friendly phone call once or twice a week, please let us know, and we can arrange for one of our team to keep in touch regularly. Please contact Debbie on 01753 642331.
St Giles' Reapers
During this time of crisis, the Reapers are unable to meet fortnightly as usual, and their numbers are somewhat depleted due to current restrictions, but the grass is still growing! If you are looking for ideas for your daily exercise, we can 'buddy' you up with with one of our still-reaping seasoned pros, for a short session - and hopefully a short season - of tidying a small area of the St Giles' churchyard. If you can help, please contact Debbie.
Stoke Poges Village Store Cupboard
Following some generous donations and a trip to the wholesaler, the Village Store Cupboard is sufficiently stocked to be able to open next week! Watch this space! Click here for full details about the Store Cupboard
An opportunity to serve with our hands and feet
The Stoke Poges Good Neighbour Scheme is looking to offer help with shopping or small errands for those needing to self-isolate. Contact SPGNS@outlook.com or call 07591 350159 if you can offer to help, or to request assistance. At the moment, a network is being set up which may feel a little dormant at first, but will be ever more important as the pandemic progresses. The scheme will be operating within the guidelines for local councils and community groups offering support which are being updated daily by the government.
Put pen to paper or Fingers to keyboard
Let's brighten up our inbox with some joy; here's a chance to become a published author - or at least to have your words appear on the Blog. Let us have your reflections on the subject of 'Someone was very kind and...' and our favourites will be published on next week's Blog. Absolutely no upper OR lower age limit, so get writing!
Send your entries, of no more than 200 words please, to email@example.com
What else can I listen to?
There are plenty of other ways to hear God's word at home, even if you aren't the most gifted with computers. Don't forget favourites like:
Radio 2 Pause for Thought weekdays at 5.45am and at 9.20am
Radio 4 Thought for the Day Monday to Saturday at 7.45am
BBC1 Songs of Praise 1.15pm this Sunday.
Needing some family worship time?
For those of you with young ones who’d like some family worship time ...check out Worship for Everyone on Facebook, where Nick and Becky Drake and family stream their live Live "Family at 4" sessions.You can also investigate their website at www.worshipforeveryone.com