This week’s contributions to the ‘Trinity Creates’ challenge on the theme of ‘TASTE’……  (Click on the individual photos to see them enlarged).  This is the last week of the challenge.

Please join us for a few minutes each Wednesday, between noon and 2pm, to pray with the Trinity community

Pray for all those who maintain our local transport networks, both those on the front line and also those invisible to members of the public using the services.

Pray for office workers. Pray for those who have been working from home and who are now needing to return to the office environment; and pray for those who are expected to continue working from home. Pray for those with medical conditions or other vulnerabilities, who have been able to work fully while working from home, but who face dilemmas if asked to return to the office.

Pray for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger (World Council of Churches Ecumenical prayer cycle)

Photo by USGS on Unsplash.  Niger River. Coursing through parched, landlocked Mali in Western Africa, the Niger River flows north through an ancient sand sea before turning sharply east to skirt the edge of the dune-striped Sahara. At the confluence of the Bani and Niger Rivers is an island delta (shown here) complete with narrows, twisting waterways, lagoons, and tiny islands.

Even in the fiercest storm, Jesus meets us amid wind and wave – and bids us have faith.

Revd Dominic Grant leads our service, for which the Bible reading is Matthew 14.22-33. During the theme introduction, look out for the link to a video showing how some people have managed to come close to “walking on water”!

With thanks to Andrew our director of music, with Trinity’s choir and guest vocalist Ruth; to Graham our Bible reader; to Sandy who leads our prayers of concern; and to Sarah for our Junior Church resources.

Please aim, if possible, to start watching the video at 11am on Sunday so that, even in our separation, we can be sharing together in worship. However if that’s not possible or convenient for you, do make use of the video at whatever time suits!

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This week’s materials for Junior Church from Sarah Elliot are here…..

You’ll find below links to a Bible story, notes/discussion/ songs, activities for the 11+ group, colouring, puzzles and activity sheets for younger children, and other resources.

Children’s sheet
Colouring sheet
Family sheet
YP sheet

As we continue to see and hear reports of devastation in Beirut we pray for those who are bereaved or injured and for those responding to the catastrophe that has engulfed the city.

Gracious God,

We pray for those who live and work in Beirut that
the bereaved may be consoled and
the injured comforted and healed.

We pray for the rescue services and the hospital staff
giving thanks for their commitment and skill.

In the midst of catastrophe we pray for peace, truth and justice.

As the sound of explosion fades and the smoke clears
give wisdom to those who lead,
courage to those who serve,
and hope to all.

– Prayer from the Revd Ruth Gee, Assistant Secretary of the Methodist Conference