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

Local:
Pray for the lonely, the isolated and the depressed, finding another lockdown incredibly distressing. Pray for the volunteers at the Samaritans and other organisations offering help and support.

National:
Pray for musicians, actors and others in the creative industries, many of whom have lost their income but have also been prevented from enhancing all our lives with their gifts.

Global:
Pray for Iran, Iraq, Syria (World Council of Churches Ecumenical prayer cycle)

Churches nationwide will have been praying for those who work in the NHS throughout the Covid-19 situation, and many have been providing resources for churches and individuals to do so.

However, there was a feeling this morning at a meeting of Churches Together in England (CTE) that this is a key period in which we are being called to pray in a sustained way.

As Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm our health service and continues to inflict pain and loss, churches across England are encouraged to join together in a sustained commitment to pray for our National Health Service.

The URC commends to your attention the suggestion of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, one of CTE’s 50 national Member Churches, that we focus our prayer on five key areas. These have been written by a senior A&E nurse in a large teaching hospital:

  • Pray for all the NHS staff for their own safety, energy and peace in dealing with each and every patient.
  • Pray for those in hospital leadership, for wisdom and for good decisions to give the best outcomes for patients.
  • Pray for patients; for healing, for peace and ultimately to fight this disease and get home and pray for their relatives who feel helpless.
  • Pray for the vaccine, that it will and is working against this latest strain of Covid-19.
  • Pray for a reprieve and an end to Covid-19.

Today’s worship was a live ‘Worship from Home’ service held on Zoom which you can view here.

The service will be led by the Revd Alistair Cumming (Church of Scotland minister, Clerk of the Presbytery of England), to whom we are most grateful.

Today’s worship will be a live ‘Worship from Home’ service held on Zoom, which you can join from wherever you are, online or by telephone.

The service will be led by the Revd Alistair Cumming (Church of Scotland minister, Clerk of the Presbytery of England).

Joining instructions have been sent out to all Trinity members who are email subscribers – please check your Inbox.

Please join the Zoom call from 10.45am ready for an 11.00am start.

You can read/download the Order of Service here.

After the service there will be an opportunity to chat and share fellowship – bring your own coffee!

This Sunday’s worship will be a live ‘Worship From Home’ service held on Zoom, which you can join from wherever you are, online or by telephone.

The service will be led by the Revd Alistair Cumming (Church of Scotland minister, Clerk of the Presbytery of England).

Please join the Zoom call from 10.45am ready for an 11.00am start.

After the service there will be an opportunity to chat and share fellowship – bring your own coffee!

Here are the materials for this week’s Junior Church, on the theme of John the Baptist. You can find here the story, the Young People page, the activity sheet, a colouring sheet and a photo of an experiment you can do with skittles (the transforming power of water is like the transforming power of God’s love).

Story
Activity sheet
Colouring page
YP page
Skittles

 

Trinity’s Christmas Quiz is here……and there is still just time to send in your entry to win the prize!

Send your answers, to arrive by Monday 11 January, to alexander.mcleish@btinternet.com.

All entries received – one only per household – will be checked on 12 January. The winning entry will be drawn at random from all entries with all questions correct, or will be the entry with most answers correct.

What else can you be doing this weekend in lockdown?  

Read the latest advice from the United Reformed Church and from URC Southern Synod regarding public worship.

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

Local:
Pray for all those who have had a lonely Christmas and who are fearful of ongoing isolation in the New Year.

National:
Pray for those needing to establish new systems and ways of working to accommodate the changes following Brexit.

Global:
Pray for Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine (World Council of Churches Ecumenical prayer cycle)

0-3248_musical-notes-clipart-png-transparent-music-notes-clipart | RESEEDRoger Jones, minister of Tolworth and Ewell/Epsom URCs, is planning to stage a musical, collaborating with other churches over the next two months and leading to a virtual musical performance. The music and dialogue are ready to go, based on chapter 27 of the book of Numbers in the Bible.

If you’d like to take part, music and backing track will be sent out so you can video record yourself singing to the backing track (with headphones) and then send Roger the result for editing.

Roger says, “I think we could have fun with this without rehearsals or learning lines etc…. Just a few hours at home and a little more for soloists.”

What else are you doing in lockdown?   If you are interested in taking part contact Roger on jones.ra@btinternet.com