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by Pam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Worship
Topic: The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
Replies: 0
Views: 774

The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

One of many prayer resources on YouTube

by Pam
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Prayers for those who are suffering from the illness, and for others affected, particularly those struggling with anxiety people whose livelihoods are affected those working in schools and hospitals, and other places where they may be exposed to infection those in isolation and not sure how to cope ...
by Pam
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Things to do if you can't leave the house
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Things to do if you can't leave the house

From the Internet Archive, a blog on things to do online using their resources:

7 Things To Do If You Can't Leave The House
by Pam
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

Makes me recall Psalm 91: Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the...
by Pam
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

This is ongoing and now I and other pastoral visitors are coming into the projected lock down of the over seventies? I'm afraid that will mean me being isolated and we don't have anyone apart from the Vicar of his spouse, who could visit with home communion. We currently serve 14 people in this cat...
by Pam
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Goodness, it’s been a while!
Replies: 23
Views: 5168

Goodness, it’s been a while!

Welcome back, Julia! Your situation sounds very difficult. We're always happy to pray for people, if that would help - just post a prayer request on the prayer forum. I hope all the concerns about coronavirus aren't adding too much to your stress. I'm finding it quite difficult not to get wound up b...
by Pam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

Thank you, Roger - that sounds very interesting, and something that people may like to know about in the coming weeks.
by Pam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

My thought Of the day yesterday was :- How do you isolate yourself from anyone else to attend the various testing units if you feel ill and do not drive ? Or even should you be driving if you are ill? I just noticed this question, Emle. As far as I know, someone can (eventually) come to you to test...
by Pam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

For those interested (and I have to admit it's probably just me at this stage!) I've found guidance about the use of the chalice from the LEGAL ADVISORY COMMISSION OF THE GENERAL SYNOD, which explains why individual cups are not deemed 'legal' for use within the C of E: https://www.churchofengland.o...
by Pam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

Roger said:
In addition to my usual daily office I shall be including the old Anglican rite of "Spiritual Communion". It's years since I looked at it.
I've heard the concept of 'spiritual communion', but I've never seen an Anglican rite - can you tell me where I could find that?
by Pam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Goodness, it’s been a while!
Replies: 23
Views: 5168

Goodness, it’s been a while!

I find the Christian Faith is unique in that like the prodigal son a person can wander away from God and yet still come back, even when all might seem lost. :cross: Lovely thought, Rolyn, and this is one way in which online Christian communities can serve, by allowing people to dip a toe in the wat...
by Pam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Coronavirus - COVID-19

PRAYERS FROM THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND: A prayer about the Coronavirus outbreak Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that...
by Pam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

On this information page from the C of E, it is stated:
6. Please note that the distribution of individual cups for use by communicants is not a lawful practice in the Church of England.
So that's why we're not doing it.
by Pam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

Quite a lot of churches don't do after-church coffee. When my sister was looking for a church when she moved to a new area, this was her most basic criterion - must be hospitable - and she was astonished how many churches didn't offer tea/coffee and didn't have a team to welcome people. At this poin...
by Pam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

In answer to your first question, Joyce, I simply don't know, but I'll try to find out. Because we're not used to doing it this way, I imagine filling the individual glasses and clearing them up could be quite disruptive. I'm trying to find out if there's more to it than this. Re the serving of refr...
by Pam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

The measures in place at the church I attend from tomorrow are: No service books - words projected onto screen at front No chalice - communion 'in one kind' only Exchange the Peace without physical contact Collection plate not passed round No laying on of hands in praying for healing or blessing No ...
by Pam
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

It was interesting that the CofE delayed this decision for upto a week after churches elsewhere in the UK and Ireland had already decided on that measure for themselves. . Church leaders in the C of E have had permission to make appropriate local arrangements for at least a week now - that was the ...
by Pam
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

Her Majesty recently wore white gloves when conveying knighthoods the other day. You could try that. Good point! But since I last posted, the advice to priests from the C of E has been updated. As from yesterday, the Archbishops are recommending suspending the common cup, with only the celebrant co...
by Pam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Corona Virus

It's still open to local interpretation in the C of E. The C of E website is updating with information regularly, and bishops are issuing advice locally to their Dioceses. The Diocese in which I live has authorised vicars to make their own decision about what is best according to their local circums...
by Pam
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Nadeen and her parents need our prayers
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Nadeen and her parents need our prayers

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by Pam
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Windy Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Windy Weather

BRRRRR!

There has been snow in Derby, to the east of us, but nothing more than a bit of sleet here.

:cloud:
by Pam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Prince Harry
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Prince Harry

Like Joyce, I seem to remember that William and Harry inherited most of their mother's estate. so must have some money in the bank left over I'd have thought. Maybe they are thinking ahead to the time when The Cambridge children - who are next in line to the throne after Prince William - are 'senior...
by Pam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Hello Again

Hello again, CrystalWriter. i-church is here for anyone who wants to explore Christianity. Now A Christian is a resource that some i-church members have foun d helpful when thinking about their faith. It's mainly aimed at new Christians. You're very welcome to ask questions about Christianity on the...
by Pam
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Help please
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Help please

Poor Emle, I can think of few things more miserable than continual stomach discomfort.

I'm really glad that an answer has emerged, and effective treatment.

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by Pam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Iran
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Iran

A prayer from the CAFOD website : Lord Jesus, The angels who announced your birth sang of peace; and Mary your mother treasured their words in her heart. Today we strive to bring about a world where all your children live free from the threat of violence and war. May we be lovers of peace, givers an...