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UPDATE 29th May

A service of Compline for Pentecost Eve -  Saturday 30th May at 7.30pm
The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. The service will take place on the website www.zoom.us  or via the App if you have downloaded it.

Contact the Parish office on 01344 884686 or office@all-saints-ascot.org for the link to the Livestream.

A copy of the Order of Service can be seen here.

 

 

Feast of Pentecost - Sunday 31st May 10.30am

You are invited to a Livestream of Mass for the Feast of Pentecost at 10.30am which will take place from the Rectory with Father Darrell presiding. We welcome Bishop Andrew who will be preaching.

The service will take place on the website www.zoom.us  or via the App if you have downloaded it.

Contact the Parish office on 01344 884686 or office@all-saints-ascot.org for the link to the Livestream.

A copy of the Order of Service can be seen here.

If you are unable to login to Zoom to view the service, you can join in by phone.   Contact the Parish Office for further details.

 

Oxford Diocese -  Church at Home service for Pentecost, which takes place 50 days after Easter Sunday, marks the end of Eastertide. Pentecost also marks the birth of the Church because it celebrates the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples. The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, presides and our address comes from the Revd Kate Seagrave, Mission Priest at St Frideswide Mission Community.

This service has been brought to you by the Revd Christopher Woods, Vicar of St Barnabas and St Paul with St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford and members of his congregations. It features contributions from around the Diocese. As ever, the order of service is available to download now and links to watch, listen or dial in to the service will be published on this page around an hour before the start of the service.

 

We have arranged a Coffee and Natter session on Wednesday 3rd June at 11am. We hope you can join us then on Zoom to have a general chat. Bring a tea, coffee or beverage of choice with you and we can catch up with each other.

Topic: All Saints Coffee and a Natter
Time: Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 11:00 AM

Contact the Parish Office for the Meeting ID and Password if you have not already received them and would like to join in.


 

 

 

Important Notice from Zoom. If you login to Zoom.us you will most likely see the following notice at the top of the screen -. Please update your version of Zoom as soon as possible.

Please begin updating all your clients to Zoom 5.0 now. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform.

 

 

New episodes in a series of reflective podcasts by Bishop Steven have been published this week. The series aims to resource the Church during the crisis.

Reflections for a Church in Lockdown: A series of reflective podcasts by Bishop Steven
Episode 3 of this series explores Psalm 3; a psalm from the middle of a crisis. What can we learn from the psalmist for the pandemic, and what should we do when we are feeling overwhelmed? Listen online on Bishop Steven’s blog, Soundcloud and Spotify. Or search ‘My extraordinary family’ wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 4 explores Psalm 4; The lockdown is an invitation and an opportunity to come deeper with God, to address our spiritual poverty, to dare to explore that inner space, to be still and to wait for the winds and the earthquake and the fire within to pass and then to listen for that still, small voice speaking in the silence. Psalm 4 is our guide as we dare to explore this inner space. Listen here: https://blogs.oxford.anglican.org/podcast/be-still-psalm-4/

Episode 5: Samuel Wesley’s beautiful setting of Psalm 5.8 is Bishop Steven’s starting place this week. Wesley crafts a peaceful song of trust out of the middle of a Psalm which refuses to hide from life’s difficulties. Listen at https://blogs.oxford.anglican.org/podcast/i-will-come-into-your-house/

Episode 6: In our journey through the Psalms we come now to a psalm which focusses on illness, on anxiety and on healing. Listen at https://blogs.oxford.anglican.org/podcast/lord-heal-me/

The episode begins with the opening lines of Psalm 6, beautifully set to music by Orlando Gibbons.

O Lord in thy wrath rebuke me not
Neither chasten my in thy displeasure
Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak
O Lord heal me, for my bones are vexed
My soul also is sore troubled

The music at the start of this episode is taken from a recording of ‘O Lord in Thy Wrath Rebuke Me Not’ sung by the Choir of New College, Oxford, available on YouTube.

 

 

Thoughts from a Cloistered House - Canon Dr Grant Bayliss writes about spiritual communion for Anglicans here.  What can we do when we cannot physically partake of the bread and wine at communion?

 

 

The Ministry team have compiled a Prayer Walk  for the local Ascot area in Lockdown. It's a Litany for an imagined walk from All Saints’ Church down to Ascot High Street then back along Winkfield Road and Windsor Road. This can be prayed while sitting quietly and imagining the landmarks one passes on the route.

The Prayer Walk can be seen here.

Please pass a copy on to any neighbours who will be unable to access the sheet for themselves.

 

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A copy of Fr Darrell's homily from Sunday 5th April 2020 can be seen here.

A copy of Fr Darrell's sermon from Easter Day 12th April 2020 can be seen here.

A copy of Mother Miriam's sermon on Sunday 19th April can be seen here.  A video of the sermon can be viewed at this link - https://tinyurl.com/ybgttaxu

A copy of the sermon from Sunday 26th April can be seen here.

A copy of Fr Darrell's sermon from Sunday 3rd May can be seen here.

A copy of Fr Alec Battey's sermon from Sunday 10th May can be seen here.

A copy of Sheila's sermon from 17th May can be seen here.

A copy of Fr Darrell's sermon on Ascension Day can be seen here.

A copy of Mother Miriam's sermon on Sunday 24th May can be seen here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ministry team has compiled a 'Worship at Home'  Booklet which can be downloaded here

If it is not possible for people to worship together, the various Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer.

Alongside them, we have crafted two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to attend church.

Bishop Steven of Oxford has suggested that we say Psalm 23 The Lord is My Shepherd every day during the COVID-19 crisis.  This is included in the text for Morning Prayer on page 4.

Fr Darrell has suggested that, also during this time, we could take the opportunity to develop a pattern of regular Bible reading.  During the Morning Prayer (on page 5), you may like to re-reread through some books of the Bible, possibly starting with one of the Gospels: Mark or Luke, Matthew or John.  You could then read another Gospel or move on to the Acts of the Apostles; and then to one of the Epistles or Genesis and Exodus.

You may wish to pray morning and evening prayers with the Ministry Team. One of us will be praying on most days between 09:00-10:00, around 19:00 and around 22:00.

 

 

Bishop Steven has suggested that we pray through Psalm 23 at 11am each day.

 

 


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