Weekly Notices – 06 Sep 2020

From Rev’d Gill

Most of us settle into a rhythm every September that’s engrained since school days. The pattern is familiar; stiff new school shoes, too short hair, and the mix of excitement and anxiety of a new year. I learned this week that these two words, anxiety and excitement, come from the same root and, this September we find ourselves holding both in a strange kind of tension. Familiar things that now look different can disorientate and worry us, and yet there can be a frisson of excitement about the potential for something new which we mustn’t ignore.

We can take encouragement from today’s Collect prayer which reminds us that God searches us and knows us – God knows how we feel, each one of us, whatever age, in our anxiety, and we can say  –  God, ’we can rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness’ in whatever we face this week. Let’s expect God to speak to us, whether at a ‘burning bush’ or in the everyday aspects of our life, and let’s make the most of exciting opportunities with all God’s courage as we take risks in the kingdom of God. You might send a card or letter, speak words of encouragement to a neighbour, consider joining a small group on Zoom to deepen your relationship with God. (If you are interested in a course please speak to Gill or Steve).

Collect for 06 Sep 2020
Almighty God,
you search us and know us:
may we rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

For our prayers this week

  • Chloe, Pat Wickham’s granddaughter recovering from a traumatic injury
  • Jack, Pat’s son-in-law, in a medically induced coma
  • Margaret Downing, adapting to her new surroundings at Marnel Lodge Care Home
  • All who feel lonely or anxious
  • Teachers and children adapting to school

During the week:

Tuesday and Thursday – Daily Morning Prayer at 8 am – in church and on Facebook Live.  All are welcome to join us as we pray together.  You may also watch the video and follow the short prayer service at any time on Facebook.

Wednesday at 10am – Morning Prayer in church and on Zoom – please contact Charles Lewis if you would like to attend in person.  All are welcome to join on Zoom. We are working to improve the audio quality and the Zoom experience.

To join the Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 10am, please use this URL:


Meeting ID: 623 178 6968

Passcode: 3uTwhZ

You may also dial in by phone using any of the phone numbers below:

        0203 051 2874 United Kingdom

        0203 901 7895 United Kingdom

        0203 481 5237 United Kingdom

        0203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 623 178 6968

Passcode: 407114

Compline Live on Facebook every Wednesday at 9.30pm

Next Sunday:

Sunday 13 September Morning Worship will be on Zoom.

Topic: St Mary’s Morning Worship

Time: Sunday 13 September 10.30 am

To Join the Zoom Meeting please click on the URL below:


Meeting ID: 893 0976 8136

Passcode: 929043

You may also dial in by phone using any of the phone numbers below:

        0203 901 7895 United Kingdom

        0203 051 2874 United Kingdom

        0203 481 5237 United Kingdom

        0203 481 5240 United Kingdom

When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 893 0976 8136 and Passcode: 929043.

Further Ahead:

Sunday 20th September APCM at 12.00 via Zoom

Harvest Pilgrim Walk on Saturday morning October 3rd. Save the date for this socially distanced event. Details to follow …

Harvest Festival on Sunday October 4th. If you have ideas for celebrating this or a theme, please get in touch with Gill. It’s an opportunity to do something different and create something together.

Tadley Autumn Arts Exhibition at St Mary’s, all ages, 26th Oct – 1st Nov.

Half-term Pumpkin Event and competition 4pm Saturday 31 October outside at St Mary’s. Details to follow …

 If you have any questions or would like to contact Rev Gill, please phone the Vicarage on 01189 279 321

You can find us on Facebook and connect with us on our website at https://st-marys-church-tadley.org.uk/

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