Online Service for 6th Sunday of Easter

Date: May 17, 2020

Good evening,

I hope this finds you well as we start looking towards the end of
Eastertide, towards the Ascension (this Thursday), and Pentecost (Sunday
31st).

Our Ascension Day service will be with St Mary’s, led by Yunghee Koh, via
Zoom on Thursday, 8;15pm. Further details here: Team Yunghee Announce and
Ascension Day.docx
<https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/npDYzcPSw62uVIOZJHlQ>

Tomorrow’s services can be found online here:
https://soundcloud.com/stjohnswimbledon

The order of service can be read here: Easter 6 Online.pdf
<https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/sPYbdYHxQhWs6KuwO6Ur>

(And if you missed it, do look up the service for St Matthias day, where
Peter offered a superb homily on a feast day that often goes unnoted, and
we were provided with a rather lovely hymn!)

I am very grateful to Rob and the choir, who have put together a new
setting of the Gloria for us to enjoy in today’s service.

The Bishop of Kingston’s homilies can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SouthwarkDiocese/videos

Video services offered by the Bishop of Southwark can be found here:
https://twitter.com/BishopSouthwark

The Bishop of London has recently led a service commemorating Florence
Nightingale:
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/join-us-church-online/previous-online-services/national-weekly-service-bishop

The University of York St John is undertaking of survey of churchgoers to
see how churches are responding to the pandemic. Please do consider filling
it in, and inviting others so to do: http://tinyurl.com/ycsq9fy2

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national
phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s
homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily
Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services
from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line –
which is available 24 hours a day on *0800 804 8044* – has been set up
particularly with those unable to join online church services during the
period of restrictions in mind.

I am enjoying doing my best to offer a brief thought for the day during
Morning Prayer as regards the Old Testament, and in particular the Book of
Numbers, which is not a text that is often taught. Originally, I prepared
extracts from pious and learned tomes, but more recently I’ve taken to
speaking off the cuff, attempting to avoid hesitation, repetition or
deviation. I hope these thoughts do not come across as too informal!

We shall of course keep you in our prayers as the Eucharist is offered
privately at St John’s tomorrow. We look forward to the day when we can
again open the doors. (The Church of England has given the vaguest
expectation that this could be July 5th, but obviously, many things could
change in the meantime.)

Our service of Evening Prayer can be found online here:

https://soundcloud.com/stjohnswimbledon

I also attach a photo from our service in church this morning. I had hoped
for more atmospheric pictures, but it was a rather overcast morning.
(Perhaps a good thing that Rob was not there to endure our rendition of
*Sweet Sacrament Divine*…)

With kind regards,

Stephen & Rosie

Service times

Sunday

8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:15am Sung Eucharist

2nd Sunday of the month

10:15am All Welcome Service