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Corona Virus Update

3rd July, 2020

Dear congregation,

We are delighted that the church can reopen this weekend. Hallelujah! After these months in which we have all been aware of the services, some of us assisting them as servers, some lighting a candle far away – now at last we can worship together again.

The government guidelines which are aimed at preventing further spreading of the virus mean that we cannot yet share out communion, even though it would be our deepest wish to offer this healing medicine after these weeks of uncertainty and grief.…

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Sermon on John 1 by Tom Ravetz

The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?”

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The Red and the Green – Luke Barr

At Easter, the altar frontal is red. The chasuble, which the priest wears is red and green. You will recall that the chasuble has something like a figure 8 on the front, and an elongated U-shape on the back. The chasuble is predominately red; the edges and the shapes are green.

At this time of year, the green in nature is astounding.…

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