Page 2 - ECSJ May 2020 Magazine
P. 2

inSPIRE                                     Issue 20  l  May 2020


                                    VICAR
                      Revd. David Woodall – Tel: 0161 620 5981                              David writes…
             Baptisms, Banns, Marriages by prior arrangement with the Vicar
                                   CURATE
                         Rev. Howard Moston – Tel: 847940
                              CHURCHWARDENS
               David Marsland – Tel: 845907   l   Kath Moss – Tel: 842265                     Prayer and Promise

                               PARISH VERGERS                              WELCOME
                         Audrey Walker & Trudy Theobold                                     Dear Friends,                       which we are called to pray and work
                              DIRECTOR OF MUSIC                                              HOPE that you are coping. Please do  for in our daily lives – ‘Your Kingdom
                           Howard Moston. Tel: 847940                                       Ibe in touch if you would like to talk or  come, your will be done on earth as
                     Choir meets on Thursdays in St James’ Church                           pray, or if you have a prayer request.   in heaven’.
                       Children: 6.20pm-7.20pm – Adults 7-8pm                               Oración, gebet, preghiera. Do you rec-  Before Jesus ascended, he prayed for
                                                                                            ognise these words? They are Spanish,  those who gathered at Bethany with
                  MAGAZINE EDITOR/PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION                                   German, and Italian for ‘Prayer.’ Ac-  him. We are told that Jesus, now at
             Trevor Dunkerley – Tel: 843682   l   Audrey Walker – Tel: 840225               cording to research done by Jeanet  the right-hand side of God, intercedes
                             NEW PARISH WEBSITE                                             Sinding Bentzen, the rising interest in  for people here on earth just as he did
                                www.ecsj.org.uk                                             seeking information about prayer on  during his earthly ministry (read the
                                                                                            Google skyrocketed during the month  letter to the Hebrews). Prayer is at the
                                                                                            of March 2020 as people worldwide  heart of Jesus’ ministry.
                                ST JAMES’ PARISH CHURCH                                     made enquiries about praying.       Before he ascended, Jesus told his fol-
           TIMES OF WORSHIP  House Communions for the sick and housebound are by arrangement  Life during this pandemic is precari-  That promise is celebrated by the
                           Every Sunday: Eucharist at 8am and 10.30am.
                                                                                            Perhaps it is not surprising since a  lowers gathered at Bethany that the
                The Junior Church meet in the Parish Rooms/Nursery School at 10.45am
                                                                                            root word of prayer is ‘precarious.’  promised Holy Spirit would be sent.
                       joining the congregation in Church during ‘The Peace’
                                Eucharist every Thursday at 10am
                                                                                            ous for many people. Pray that every  Church at Pentecost, Sunday 31st May.
                                                                                            person who has entered ‘prayer’ into  God the Holy Spirit is able to move be-
                                                                                            the Google search engine may find the  tween the dimensions we call heaven
                                       ST SAVIOUR’S
                                                                                            peace of risen Christ.
                                                                                                                                and earth, into the houses and hearts
                                                                                            The next major festival in the Christian  of people. Just as the disciples were
                        Eucharist at 9.30am every Sunday unless announced.
                                                                                            calendar is Ascension Day on Thurs-
                                                                                                                                empowered to leave the locked room
                     The Junior Church meet in Church every Sunday at 9.30am
                                                                                            day 21st May. The church celebrates  and venture out, we too look forward
              joining the congregation in Church during the service (finish approx. 10.30am)
                                                                                            the risen Jesus ascending to heaven,  to the time when we can move about
                              Said Reflection – Tuesdays at 7.30pm
                                                                                            that other dimension of God’s creation  freely once more.
                                                                                            that we pray will be visible to more  Prayer and promise. At the heart of Je-
         Before you read this magazine, take time to
                                                                                            and more people on earth and for  sus’ ministry for you while he sits at the
         Relax your body and quieten your mind.  Do not strive or be anxious.
         Be open to God in the silence.     Be silent, be still and let God reach you.       “Just as the disciples were empowered to leave the locked
         God is with you – here – now.      Let God love you.                                room and venture out, we too look forward to the time
              “GETTING TO KNOW JESUS BETTER . . . MAKING JESUS BETTER KNOWN”
                                                                                             when we can move about freely once more.”
        2                                                                inSPIRE           inSPIRE                                                               3
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7