Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: ‘Before the cock crows twice you will disown me three times.’ And he broke down and wept. (Mark 14:72b, NIV)
The apostle Peter: bold, brave, rash and often seems to speak before he thinks. He has boldy proclaimed Jesus to be the Messiah. He has bravely promised to follow Jesus to his own death, even if everyone else falls away. Yet here here he is, having disowned Jesus three times. Has he gone too far this time? Can this ever be put right?
I hope that you’ll be able to join us in-person or online this Sunday, as we look at what happens next for Peter. It will show us that we are never too far from God, and that he can always put things right.
You would be very welcome to join us at either of our in-person services this Sunday. Please note that we are in Tier 4 restrictions, meaning that there should be no indoor or outdoor mixing with anyone not part of your household or support bubble.
Our 8:30am Sunday service of Holy Communion continues in St Thomas, Northaw.
The 10:30am Sunday service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. This week, the service at St Andrew will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion.
Because the service is now live, the audio from the 10:30 service will be available (01707 927907) later in the afternoon, once it has been processed. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
Church Family Fellowship
Holy Week and Easter
For Holy Week and Easter this year, we will be meeting both online and in person. The current plan for the Easter period is
- Monday 29th March - Thursday 1st April: 5pm Online Evening Prayer/Compline
- Friday 2nd April: 2pm Good Friday Service at St Thomas
- Sunday 4th April: 8:30am Holy Communion at St Thomas; 10:30am All-age Easter Celebration at St Andrew, followed by Holy Communion
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
Do please join us on Wednesday mornings, via Zoom, for a short service of Morning Prayer: https://zoom.us/j/93894170814.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
I’d love for you to join me on Wednesday evenings at 7:30, for no longer than 60 minutes, as we look at little bit more at God’s Word together. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97466572556.
Praying during the week
Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying - we may be physically separate, but we can still pray together; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meetings and Electoral Roll
Our Annual Meetings are scheduled for Sunday 25th April, after the morning service. At the meetings, we will elect churchwardens and PCC members, as well as hear reports from the previous year.
As part of the preparations for the meetings, the Electoral Roll will be revised on the 10th April 2021.
More details of both of these will be published in due course.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.