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ST LAWRENCE CHURCH

STRATFORD SUB CASTLE

 

DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS THE CHURCH IS LOCKED
AND THERE ARE NO PUBLIC SERVICES BEING HELD IN THE CHURCH

 

IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT EITHER OF THE CHURCHWARDENS:

 

JEFF LONG 01722 324421

CHRIS LUSH 01722 324681

                                                                                               


 

   

               

Lent Morning Prayer 2021

Morning Prayer with reflection and discussion for Lent
via Zoom

 

Tuesdays in Lent from 9.30am-10.30am

Dates:

Tuesday 23rd February

Tuesday 2nd March

Tuesday 9th March

Tuesday 16th March

Tuesday 23rd March

Tuesday 30th March
 

Anyone who would like to join is asked to email Revd Sarah Wood-Roe each week for the link

 


     

 

 

 

Children and Families at St Lawrence

 

Once again, we all find ourselves staying in, home-schooling and indeed trying to help our children navigate and understand this new, much more isolated way of life.  With all this in mind, we at St Lawrence want to do all we can to continue to reach out to our children, young people and families - providing opportunities to meet and worship together.  So, Family Fellowship will continue to take place via Zoom on the fourth Sunday of every month at 3pm, but from this month, Together in Worship will begin as a Zoom service, taking place as always on the second Sunday of the month at 10am. 

The plan is that it will very much follow the same shape as the normal service in church.  So, I will have one of the children’s bags with me to use throughout the service.  The children may want to use some of their toys or things at home to follow along.  For example, when we talk about Jesus being the ‘lamb of God’, I will hold up the lamb from the bag, so the children may want to hold up a cuddly toy or indeed a prayer bear from the church if they have one. When it comes to the talk, I will do a short talk for the children and then they and their families will (by the wonder of technology) go into a Zoom ‘breakout room’ with Natalie and Karen who will demonstrate a craft activity, whilst I expand my talk for everyone else.  After a short period of time, the children and families will leave the breakout room and re-join the main service.  Of course, all of this is entirely dependent on me working out how to use Zoom breakout rooms!

One of the most wonderful things about Together in Worship is the fact that it appeals to all ages – so it would be lovely to see as many people taking part in this service as possible.  For those of you who have grandchildren, please let them know that they would be very welcome to join us with their parents for this (or any) Zoom service.  If you want to go with them into the breakout room for the craft, this can be easily done and would give you a chance to see what they are doing, to discuss with them at a later date.

Our first attempt at Together in Worship via Zoom will be on Sunday 14th February at 10am.  As always, do let Jeff Long know if you (and any other members of your family) would like the link for the service and I will make sure that you get it.

 


                   

                  

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES AT ST. LAWRENCE

                                   
 

Please pray for these couples as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

 

God is love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.
1 John 4:16

                          


 

FORTHCOMING BAPTISMS

 

 

 

 


  

PRAYER BEARS FOR BAPTISM CHILDREN

 

    

We give a knitted Prayer Bear to every child baptised at St. Lawrence. If you would like to knit one from a simple pattern or know someone else who would enjoy creating one, please contact Heather Balston for details - 01722 411628.

 


 

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