Supporting each other through the virus...
Sunday virtual service
Sunday 5th April 2020
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Click on this picture to download this week's children's reading of the big story. Full of little activities to have fun with!
Staying together when we can't be together...
During this difficult season, as a community, the church family at The Annunciation want to make sure that we are acting responsibly and responding appropriately to people's needs for safety as well as their worshipping and friendship needs.
We are making sure we are keeping in touch with the latest updates, directives and advice from both Government sources and the Church of England.
Current measures in place for Sunday morning worship:
Sadly it has been necessary to close all places of worship across the country as we endeavour to support the Government and each other in arresting the spread of Covid-19.
We know what a huge impact this will have on so many.
We are doing our best to ensure that everyone has access to the worshipping and praying community.
We have set up a WhatsApp group called 'Sundays still together'. This is where we post a recorded service, which includes, music, communion and sharing the peace (which we do across the WhatsApp group). The feedback from our first week was very positive and we will continue to do this for as long as is needed. We will also endeavour to post the service on this page each week so that you can see it on your computer.
If you are on WhatsApp (have a WhatsApp 'app') and would like to be part of this Sunday service WhatsApp group, please go to the 'contact us' page and email Trevor & Jacqui with your phone number and address (so we can vouch for who you are :) and they will add you to the group.
Many churches are providing virtual services and prayer rooms etc. So do have a good browse on the internet - check out churchofengland.org for more ideas of how to 'be together, whilst being apart'.
coffee morning plus
As things have progressed the decision to close coffee mornings is no longer just up to us. As of Sunday 22nd March 2020 we must all stay in our homes and there are to be no more than two people together in a public place, while implementing the safe distance rule. We do hope that over the summer months things might improve, but we know it will be some time before we can all meet up once more, in person. We will confirm when we know we can move forward again.
Please know that we are very much still here for everyone. If you need to make contact for any reason or just want to stay in touch, please feel free to contact us by using the drop down menu at the top of the page by clicking on 'More' or by leaving a message on 020 8908 2252.
Please do take care, follow all the guidelines for hygiene and for staying home. Stay in touch with friends and family as much as you possibly can. Try not to be too scared. Just try to live one day at a time and ask for any help you might need.
With our love and prayers,
Revd Trevor & Jacqui Goddard
on behalf of all at The Annunciation.
Just a thought...
In the psalms King David always tells it how it is - He was someone who knew both despair...
'Save me, O God,
for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
the floods engulf me.'
'The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
May we all know that however we're feeling, however today is going, that God walks with us in our despair and gently whispers his hope.