PARISH OF ST. PETER IN THANET
22 March 2020 – Pew Sheet
Mothering Sunday 22nd March
Following the suspension (by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York) of all public worship, our Mothering Sunday Service will no longer take place this Sunday.
Our Archbishops have called for a day of prayer and action this coming Sunday – Mothering Sunday (22 March).
Mothering Sunday has always been both a day of celebration for many and a sensitive and emotional day for some. Wherever you are this Sunday please do join in this day of prayer and action and remember especially those who are sick or anxious, and all involved in our Health Service.
As one action, they are calling on everyone to place a lighted candle in their window at 7pm as a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished.
Our church will also be open from 10am – 11am for private prayer and reflection.
Flowering Plants available in Church Porch
We have been given some tulip, hyacinth and cyclamen plants in flower to sell for Christian Aid. Tomorrow, Saturday 21st they will be available in the church porch between 10 and 11 am with an honesty box for donations. During this time the church will also be open for private prayer. The plants would make a lovely Mothering Sunday gift for someone who is in isolation at home. Any remaining plants will be available in the porch, but only when the church is open the following week
In your prayers please remember
Prayers for healing – Alexander Tate; Gordon Burley; Tony Bridges; Sybil Warner; Ernie Turner; Mandy Winters; John Cox; Nick Biggs; Betty Lockwood….and those whose names have been entered in the book for prayers in St. James’ Chapel.
Those who have died recently – Edward Love; Audrey Shutler…..and all those relatives and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved ones.
Funeral for Audrey Shutler at Thanet Crematorium on Wednesday 25th March at 1.45 pm.
Please do keep in touch with one another. There will be many who are feeling very isolated, afraid and vulnerable, so a friendly phone call will make all the difference.