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Parish News - Extra - 6th June 2020
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Holy Holy, Holy Holy,
Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty;
now we lift our hearts before you
as a token of our love,
holy holy, holy holy.

Gracious Father, gracious Father,
we are glad to be your children, gracious Father;
now we lift our heads before you
as a token of our love,
gracious Father, Gracious Father.

Risen Jesus, risen Jesus,
we are glad you have redeemed us, risen Jesus;
now we lift our hands before you
as a token of our love,
risen Jesus, risen Jesus.

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
come and fill our hearts anew, Holy Spirit;
now we lift our voice before you
as a token of our love,
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit.

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah;
now we lift our lives before you
as a token of our love,
hallelujah, hallelujah.
This I Believe (The Creed)

Our Father everlasting,
The all creating One, God Almighty;
Through Your Holy Spirit,
Conceiving Christ the Son,
Jesus our Saviour.

I believe in God our Father,
I believe in Christ the Son,
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
Our God is three in one;
I believe in the resurrection,
That we will rise again,
For I believe in the Name of Jesus.

Our Judge and our Defender,
Suffered and crucified,
Forgiveness is in You;
Descended into darkness,
You rose in glorious life,
Forever seated high.

I believe in You,
I believe You rose again,
I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord.
I believe in You,
I believe You rose again,
I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord.

I believe in life eternal,
I believe in the virgin birth,
I believe in the saints’ communion,
and in Your holy Church;
I believe in the resurrection,
when Jesus comes again,
for I believe in the Name of Jesus
A note from Elizabeth………..

Trinity Sunday
This is the end of Volunteers Week, which takes place 1 - 7 June every year. It's a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
 During the corona virus pandemic, many are focusing on supporting volunteers to take on corona virus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of corona virus. We’ve seen such a lot of wonderful things happen in our own community and across the country. We’ve been out at 8pm each Thursday evening to say thank you to our NHS and key workers.
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help us gain valuable new skills and experiences. And not only that, enforced lock down and closure of our churches has had to make us think very differently about church. I, for one, have learned new IT skills as we have put our worship on line. If I’m honest it has made me want to be a bit more proficient in this field!!
Those who receive the Lichfield Diocese Bulletin may have been participating in the ‘Space for Learning’ programme. I’ve done most of it and acknowledging that Online learning is not my preferred learning style in spite of doing a Masters a couple of years ago in that medium, I wonder if this is going to be the future?
One of the programmes encouraged us to think
  • What is our Christian community doing better in lock down?
  • How might we maintain this?
  • What is harder to do in the present time?
  • How will we redevelop all of this when restrictions are eased?
I’m sure we have all thought about the new ’normal’ when the pandemic subsides and what life might be like. It will be especially hard for those who have shielded for 12 weeks and had little or no contact with anyone.
There is much food for thought here and we might well feel hesitant about the risk of new parameters. For a piece of inspirational music composed during lock down by Father Michael Joncas (Composer of ‘On Eagles Wings’) click on the link below to hear ‘Shelter Me’ – based on Psalm 23 and written especially to help those coping with the Covid 19 pandemic.

I  always liked the phrase ‘I will make an informed choice’ and many might well be sick of me quoting it but now I am not sure how to disseminate the information I am constantly receiving about the current pandemic.
If you like making informed choices then the Diocesan ‘Space for Learning’ is open to all. Details are below; you can opt in or opt out at will! There is another five days next week to engage should you have a space in your diary….

Space for Learning

Hundreds of people have visited our Space For Learning page where Bishop Michael is inviting all ministers, clergy and lay people to engage between now and 12 June.
Each week day during that time, there will be an opportunity to take part in different ways of learning with the theme of Being in Community. Through talks, films, art, poetry, reading and discussion we are engaging with some of the key questions of what it means for Christians to be in community, how we can build communities and what community means at a time of social distancing.  
Meanwhile we look forward to a bit of social contact in our community as restrictions are lifted! Keep well and safe whilst you adapt to all these changing circumstances.
                                                                                 Elizabeth Wall
                                                                                             Associate Minister



                 St Stephen’s Church, 

      Worship has been produced each Sunday in lock down and we welcome you to participate with us whilst we cannot use our Church buildings.
We will be sending out a recording of online worship for Trinity Sunday for 7th June. Our Music Group will be leading music at this Service, as they would usually do for our All Age Worship on the 1st Sunday of the month. We have seen the application of some wonderful pieces of technology in lock down, and of course, those with the skills to use them. Thank you to all of them for enhancing our worship.
Please join us for Trinity Sunday by clicking on the link below.
The Service will be live at 10.30am on Sunday 7th June.
St Stephen's Church Fradley

Bored? Missing Messy Church?
We are all missing you! But we have not forgotten you and we will be back soon…
In the meantime, some colouring to do, some puzzles and something to think about!
With love from
 The Messy Church Team
                (Activity Sheets by courtesy of Carole Griffiths)
Church Contacts

Vicar:                        Revd Preb John W Allan.  Email:
                                 The Vicarage, Church Road, Alrewas, Burton on Trent DE13 7BT        01283 790486

Associate Minister:   Revd Elizabeth Wall          Email:
                                 Gaia Cottage. 15 Gaia Lane, Lichfield. WS13 7LW                                01543 254891

Reader                      Mrs Carole Ellis
                                  49 Heritage Court, Lichfield                                                                    01543 254448

Reader                      Dorothy Giles       Email:                                01827 820218


Wardens:                  Mr Ian Kirkland, 29 Micklehome Drive                  01283 790622 
                         Mr John Feathers,                                                                                  01283 791842
Assistant Warden:    Mr Edward Gould                                                                                    07896 929113
PCC Secretary:       Ms Laura Jacks,                                                                                      07904 774589
PCC Treasurer:       Mr Nick Kilford,                                                                                        07912 359237
Organists:                 Mr David Hall and Mr Chris Greenhalgh
Captain of Ringers:  Mr David Hall                                                                                          01283 792464
Church Flowers:       Mrs E Newton,                                                                                        01283 790281
Pastoral Care:          Mrs Julie Willis,                                                                                       01283 791719
Children's society:    Mr and Mrs Peter & Lynn Lerigo,                                                            01283 791544

St Stephen's, Fradley
Warden:                  Mrs Cindy Davies 85 Church Lane                                                          01283 790317 
PCC Secretary:      Mrs Jenny Summers 12 Bailye Close, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LD   01543 263359
PCC Treasurer:      Mr Nick Kilford                                                                                          07912 359237
Altar Flowers:         Mrs Elaine Lloyd, 34 Long Lane                                                               01283 790655

St Leonard's, Wychnor
Warden:                  Mrs Frances Mayes, Blackenhall Lodge,
                               The Green, Barton under needwood                                                        01283 713058
PCC Secretary:      Mrs Jackie Coates, Keeper's House, Wychnor                                        01543 473173
PCC Treasurer:     Mrs Karen Mercer, Hill Farm, Wychnor                                                     01283 791515

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Editors:                   Mrs Nikki Burns                                               email:

Alrewas Methodist Church
Minister: Revd Joanna Thornton 01543 253744
61 Burton Road, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LR  email:  
Steward: Mrs Pam Handscomb 01543 257594
Bookings: Mr John Henley 01283 752016

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