Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin. What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.” (Genesis 27:11-12)
This Sunday, we begin a Lent series looking at some of the women from this year’s Lent book. Rebekah wants her second son, Jacob, to inherit God’s blessing to Abraham and Isaac, not the firstborn, Esau, So she wants to force God’s plan by deception and trickery. How can this be? Will God be tricked into picking the wrong son, just like Isaac was?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service of Holy Communion in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at part of Rebekah’s story.
The 10:30am Sunday morning 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.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
For our Lent devotions this year, I’m suggesting that we read “Forty Women: Unseen women of the Bible from Eden to Easter”. There are short devotions for each day in Lent, and we’ll also be using it to help shape our Sunday sermons in Lent. The author, Ros Clarke, gave our revived Rachel Bradgate Lecture, below, and we have some copies still available for sale at £7.50. You can also let the vicar know if you would like a copy (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07446 516945).
As well as our prayers, there are various appeals raising funds to support those fleeing the conflict and those who cannot leave. Two that you might like to consider are:
The Rachel Bradgate Lecture
The revived Rachel Bradgate Lecture was recorded, and is available on our SoundCloud page.
Monday Morning Service
On Monday mornings at 9am in St Thomas, during term time, we hold our Monday Morning Service. This is a service focussed on the whole school community, but is open to everyone. This service is a great way for the church family and school community can build relationships. We’d love you to join us on Monday mornings.
Vera Morey’s Memorial Service
Vera’s memorial service is at 12pm tomorrow (Saturday 5th March) in St Thomas. You would be most welcome to join us as we celebrate Vera’s life together.
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly in person Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, all are very welcome to join us.
All legal coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted, and so there are no longer any mandatory requirements. You may, however, still wish to wear face coverings for sings and when moving around the buildings.
Praying during the week
We try to send out an email each week with suggestions for your prayers. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email email@example.com.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services. 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.