Sunday 7th June, Trinity Sunday
|9.30 am||Services page||Eucharist from Great Gaddesden Church for the Berkhamsted Team Ministry||(JR)|
The broadcast will begin shortly after 9.20 am on the Services page and the Eucharist itself at 9.30 am.
Tuesday 9th June
|10.30 am||Zoom||Café Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake||(see below)|
Wednesday 10th June
|10.00 am||Services page||Midweek Communion from Great Gaddesden Church for the Berkhamsted Team Ministry||(JR)|
The broadcast will begin shortly after 9.55 am on the Services page and the Eucharist itself at 10.00 am.
|7.55 pm||Zoom||Midweek Discussion Group||(see below)|
Sunday 14th June, Trinity 1
|9.30 am||Services page||Eucharist for the Berkhamsted Team Ministry||(JR)|
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there will be no formal acts of worship at our three Parish Churches for the foreseeable future. All our churches will now stay closed until further notice. There will be a broadcast Eucharist service at 9.30am on a Sunday and a midweek Communion at 10.00am on a Wednesday for all the Berkhamsted Team Ministry.
Several meetings are now being held on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Details of two of them are below. Here’s some general guidance about this technology, which many people in the village are now getting familiar with.
Joining instructions for each meeting will come by email from the person who’s hosting it. You’ll need a computer, tablet or smartphone with working microphone, speakers/headphones and camera to participate fully. If you’re using a tablet or smartphone and haven’t used Zoom before you can get ready ahead of time by downloading the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App Store (for iPads and iPhones) or Google Play (for Android tablets and phones). If you’re using a desktop or laptop, the software will download automatically when you join your first Zoom meeting, or is also available for manual download in advance here (choose Zoom Client for Meetings).
Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are now online. We are getting together virtually by Zoom on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00noon. Contact Barbara Sheard at firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom. You’ll need to make your own coffee…and bring your own cake!
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
The Midweek Discussion Group has now been meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings for the last weeks, since the COVID-19 lockdown, and these are planned to continue.
The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion centred around a Bible passage (usually studies in Matthew’s Gospel), with a short time of prayer at the end. Everyone will be considered to be fully present if they have signed in, but there is no need to say or share anything. You can spend the whole time ‘mute’ if you wish!
There are the usual protocols about confidentiality, as anything shared must be respected as being confidential to the group. If you would like to invite “outsiders” then please contact Anthony first.
The next series of ‘meetings’ are as follows:
- 10 June Matthew 28:16-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
- 17 June Acts 11:19-30
- 24 June Matthew 10:24-39
- 1 July Matthew 10:40-end
- 8 July Matthew 11:16-19, 25-end
- 15 July Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
- 22 July Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
- 29 July Matthew 13:44-46
Sign is at 19.55 hrs and the sessions end at 9.30pm sharp. The Zoom invitation is sent a few days beforehand, usually with some background material. Please contact Anthony Archer on email@example.com or 07721 504125 with any questions.
Please remember that the church continues to function even with the buildings closed, so we do ask that you continue with your regular financial giving to support the ministry. If you normally give weekly in church, you may like to consider paying direct through your bank account. Click or tap here to visit the Donate Page to find out more.
Do you need any Financial Help?
If you, or anyone you know, is in financial difficulty, the Vicar has access to a hardship fund. Please feel free to contact him in the strictest of confidence on 01442 214898 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two new videos have been released on the Front Page of the website this week.
The Eucharist for 3 June 2020 is a recording of the Midweek Eucharist first broadcast at 10:00am on Wednesday.
And Anthony Archer, Reader, shares his Thought for The Day for 4 June 2020: