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Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul

NOTICES - SUNDAY 4th APRIL

EASTER SUNDAY
Message from Beth
                              
St Gregory of Nazianzus said that Easter was ‘like the sun among the stars’ of the other festivals. It is the heart of the sacred calendar, around which all of the other festivals have meaning and purpose. Today is the summit of the Christian year, the fact that Christ is risen shows that God will never leave us, bringing good out of conflict, suffering and death. Easter tells us that just as Christ is risen. so too we can expect to be raised with him to eternal life. As we go into Easter Week we consider that death was only the beginning, Christ is with us forever.
 




Prayer

Lord Jesus,
risen from the dead and alive for evermore
Stand in our midst today as in the upper room;
speak your peace to our hearts and minds;
and send us out into the world as your witnesses,
to the glory of your name. Amen.

John Stott

Update on the opening of Churches

In Person Services continue at St George's and St Paul's. Safety measures such as 2m spacing, the taking of temperatures and the use of masks will remain in place for several weeks.  Booking to attend services in person is still required for the time being, since space will be limited. Please be aware that government travel restrictions are still in place until after 5th April.  

To book a place please send an email before 8 pm on the Saturday before the service you wish to attend stating :
i ) Your name
ii) The name of any additional people in your group.
iii) Your email and your mobile number.
We need this information to help with seating arrangements. The contact details are confidential and only to be shared in the event of need for Covid tracing.

To book:
St George's please contact Jajay Ogbe at  wojolomiogbe@gmail.com 
St Paul's please contact  Barbara Gray at barbara.j.gray@gmail.com

NB  It is important that if you are attending a service in person, you are fully aware of the Covid Procedures. Please read these carefully:

St George's
St Paul's
 
ONLINE SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK

9.30 am    - Easter Sunday Eucharist
10.45 am  - Sunday Club
(see details below)

Join us in Zoom at 9.30 am for our Eucharist service.  Please email Beth padre@lisbonanglicans.org  for the passcode or a one click link by email or by Whatsapp
932 101 1085.

You will automatically be muted when you arrive in the zoom room, so you are welcome to log in any time from 9.15 until 10.30 am. After the service there will be an opportunity to chat with others if you would like to. 
You can also watch the service on Facebook live or at a later time via the   link.
A pre-recorded service is available on YouTube in case of transmission difficulties.  To view it please click here:  
The resources for each Service, where applicable, can be found in the RESOURCES section below.
You can also find other videos on Youtube, such as Evening Prayer, which will be uploaded there after they have been recorded on Facebook.

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Online Sunday Club 

Online Sunday Club will be this Sunday 4th April at 10.45am.

Parents can log into Zoom where Lorna and Gui will lead Sunday Club, beginning together, but breaking into groups for younger and older children. This will continue every first Sunday of the month. If you do not already have details of the Zoom room, please get in touch with Rev'd Iain Bendrey bezzerbendrey@googlemail.com
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Online Morning and Evening Prayer

NB - There will be no Morning or Evening Prayer this week, as the Chaplain will be on leave.              They will resume again in the week beginning 13 April.
 
Resources for online services this week.

Sunday 4th April 9.30 am   
Easter Sunday Eucharist
Church Spirit - Date for your diary



The next Church Spirit meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th April at 6.30 pm. Further details to follow.
 
IRS 2020 - a reminder to direct 0.5%


Readings for the 11th April,
Second Sunday of Easter


Acts 4.32 - 35
1John 1.1 - 2.2

 
    

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Chaplain: The Rev'd Canon Beth Bendrey
Telephone: 932 101 805
Email: padre@lisbonanglicans.org
Beth's email: bethbendrey@hotmail.co.uk
Church House landline number 211 306 293

Additional Clergy with permission to officiate:

The Rev’d Frances A. Le Blanc
The Rev'd Iain Bendrey 
          Mobile : 
911 979 007
          Email :   
bezzerbendrey@googlemail.com
The Rev'd David Hawthorn
           Mobile : 913 850 259
           Email :   
d.hawthorn@icloud.com

Congregational Worship Leader:
Joao De Castro Soares


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