April 8th-12th, 2020
Dear Mease Valley Parishioners,
During these uncertain and difficult times, you may be aware that our churches have had to close their doors: which is a very sad time for us all. Especially during this Holy Week and Easter season, a time when we would normally be gathering together for more, not less services and occasions. One door closes and another opens: Social Media is a platform we can use to reach into the homes of so many people whilst we are socially distancing.
Due to this situation we and the Diocese have prepared a number of online resources: Please share this information:
Bishop Michael’s Easter message: https://youtu.be/G4Jy-apxuaE
Maundy Thursday Thursday 9th April Lichfield Diocese Renewal Service 11am
Good Friday, Friday 10th April Jackie Tyler is leading a 2pm Service of Reflection on the Cross. This will be available below for you to join in. The words for the hymn used are HERE
Holy Saturday (Easter EVE) Rev Nicola: available from 8am
A short reading and reflection ‘Mary Magdalene’ and time for silence:
Easter Sunday Bishop Michael in his garden
5.15am Easter Morn Sunrise Easter Vigil
Light a candle and say the following prayer:
Jesus Christ yesterday and today,
the beginning and the end,
Alpha and Omega,
all time belongs to him,
and all ages;
to him be glory and power,
through every age and forever. Amen
10.15am Mease Valley Benefice ‘Welcome to our Easter Service’ : Goes live from 5am Easter morning. What at your convenience on Easter day : )
Easter greetings from around the valley, scripture, reflection prayers and an Easter blessing.
The above links will take you to the websites and from there you can follow the links to each individual services as it goes live, thank you. God bless and see you all soon, The Ministry Team Mease Valley Churches.