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CTMH Update 29.3.20
A message from Churches Together in Mossley Hill
On this Sunday I am sure many of us will have been able to engage in one of the rich variety of services being shared online, whether from our own church or another we have connections with. Some are straightforward accessible videos on websites, facebook or youtube and even just down the phone. Others are more interactive using platforms such as Zoom.
How ever you are worshipping today it is good to know that though we may be in isolation we are not isolated but part of one family joined together in our Lord Jesus.
On 22nd March tens of thousands of Christians across Britain united to pray as part of the National Day of Prayer and Action on Sunday 22nd March 2020, responding to the call made by Presidents of Churches Together in England (CTE).
CTE are encouraging us to join together again at 7pm every Sunday evening. CTE (Churches Together England) have produced as a safer alternative, where candle flames, window sills and curtains do not mix. (Click on the image of the candle and you will access a pdf you can print off)
To read the letter explaining the initiative click here
The God who speaks is an initiative of the Bishop's Conference in England and Wales it makeks the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death.
Locally the Archdiocesan Formation department, Irenaeus and the Archdiocesan Pastoral Associates have been working to to find ways of overcoming physical separation. To this end they are developing a website:
Statement from Churches Together in England:
As our nation faces the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Churches Together in England (CTE) is encouraging Christians across our nations to continue uniting in prayer, praying #PrayersOfHope in their homes at 7pm each Sunday evening.
Following the overwhelming response which the National Call to Prayer and Action received on Mothering Sunday, CTE has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. Visit www.cte.org.uk/prayersofhope
This poster has been made available due to our awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills. We are keen to avoid adding any pressure to our emergency service personnel, particularly at this difficult time.
‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5
If you have a neighbour/friend who does not have internet access but may need some support, please ask their permission beforehand and then, pass on their details to the SVP. We know that there is a lot of goodwill out there and that everyone is doing ‘their bit’ so keep praying and supporting your families, friends, parishioners and wider community in any way you can, but always staying safe and keeping to all the directives.
They will endeavour to help but may need to refer you to the council help!
If you signed up to volunteer for BESAFE, we are sorry but following Archdiocesan advice we cannot proceed with this initiative.
If you wish to volunteer or nedd suppoert please contact the city councils dedicated lines
volunteer line 0151 233 3068] or support line 0151 233 3066.
or visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus
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