Wed: 1st April – Jordan Magezi and Vaishali More
Fri: 3rd April – Chandrika Subramaniam
Please remember to pray for:
Sunday: Angelique Rukuba-Raine
Monday: James Salter
Tuesday: Vanja Salter
Wednesday: Theepica Sanjopan
Thursday: Kinjal Shatish
Friday: David Shaw
Saturday: Celestial Solikar
Today’s Bible readings:
Daniel 2: 1-29
John 1: 45-50
Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Lent
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
If you don’t have access to a computer then you might want to access St James’ sermons on your landline. If you dial 0208 016 2333 I’m hopeful you will be able to listen to our most recent sermon. It’s a local number and so will cost you accordingly – many of us have free minutes as part of our telephone bill and so we’re hoping the cost is minimal to none for those who use it.
PASTORAL CARE AT ST JAMES
If you need urgent prayers at any time please contact a member of the Prayer Chain who will pray and then pass your prayer request on to another member of the chain until the circle is complete.
Those on the Prayer Chain:
Rev Amelia Jacob
If you would like a visit from the church whether at home or in hospital, the information will be passed on to the Pastoral Care Team who will facilitate this.
A massive thank you goes to Sandria and Petrunella, Sandra and John for helping to deliver flowers for Mothering Sunday last week.
A Message from the vicars
Hello St James,
Last week it was novel and new; it’s beginning to dawn on us that we will be doing this for quite a bit longer.
The pandemic will continue to hit closer and closer to home as the situation develops: members of St James have already caught, and survived, the corona virus. Many are still working in vital areas and putting themselves at risk. The anxiety and fear that comes from the virus itself and our worry for our loved ones is very real but we are committed to supporting each other and we continue to trust in our God and Saviour.
Some positives: Praying online each night on Facebook has been a new and moving experience. We are growing in competence and it has been a place where people from St James can congregate and pray together. Thank you Manisha for being brave enough to lead us in Hindi on Thursday night. We would welcome anyone willing to pray into a camera (phone or computer) to share & lead us in a bible verse or a song in their own language. We will continue to meet each weekday evening at 8pm on our church Facebook Group. If you need help accessing this then please do call.
In the meantime, look out for a package on your doorstep or through your letterbox containing a palm cross (for April 5th) and “Holy week in a box”. Maybe we can do this together at the same time each day? We’re hoping that this will lead us through this special time and focus our prayers.
Stay focussed on Jesus, stay loving, stay resilient as we stand on the rock of Jesus shining his light together.
With love and prayers,
Ali & Steve
Contact: Revds Ali & Steve Taylor (Vicar)
Phone: 020 8795 0861
(Day off on Fridays)