Weekly News

Pew sheet for week beginning 28/2/21:-To read it click HERE. 

 


Hi everyone, our shared Lent Course for 2021 is 'Opening the scriptures: setting our hearts on fire'. It is a Churches Together course which invites us to ‘open the scriptures’ and read them with with both our hearts and our heads.

It is free to download from here... https://ctbi.org.uk/lent-study-2020/ The clergy are facilitating ZOOM groups so if you have a preference let me know and I will forward your request on. Happy reading and may the scriptures set your hearts on fire this Lent

Other Lent resources can be found on the C of E website  https://www.churchofengland.org/livelent 


Church diaries are now available. If you'd like one, please contact Frances in the office  01691 656208. They're very cheap at £1.00, pocket-sized, and have all the church info - which Sunday is which etc - and absolutely all the money goes to St Oswald's as it's paid for by advertising.


The mid-day Wednesday ‘praying together apart’ initiative continues, if you would like more information or would like to receive the weekly prayer update, please email Lindsay  LFLClarke@hotmail.co.uk
Prayers and worship resources are available online and hard copies can be produced by Frances should you wish to have them, please contact her on 01691 656208
We are continuing to resource people who are off line, so if you are aware of someone who would like a hard copy of this Sunday sheet could you please print one off and give it to them. Could you also let Frances know so she can keep track of who is receiving what and how.
The Office email is stoswald.office@gmail.com


THE MARCH PARISH MAGAZINE CAN BE DOWNLOADED AS A PDF BY CLICKING THE LINK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD BANK OPEN AS USUAL

SUPPORTING THE FOODBANK - You can make donations in the ‘Vicarage drive’ throughout the week. The
‘church’ box can be accessed without going into the main building. On behalf of the Foodbank, thank you!

You can check the Foodbank website https://oswestryandborders.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/  for up-to-date lists of their urgently needed items.

If you are unable to get out to make a donation of food, please consider a Standing Order to the Foodbank.  Here are the bank details:-

Bank: HSBC

sort code: 40-35-32

Account number 11785451

name; Oswestry and Borders foodbank.

You can find out more about the Trussell Trust network’s response to coronavirus here [link: www.trusselltrust.org/coronavirus-food-banks]


TO ALL SUPPORTERS OF THE SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN WORKER PROJECT

 Dear Christian friends,

Your attendance at the February prayer meeting was very encouraging, and the latest Newsletter from Jane Webber, our Schools Worker, reminds us that the next meeting online, using the Zoom platform, is planned.  I hope you will be able to join us in praying for our local schools and young people between 9.00 a.m. and 9.40 a.m. on

Saturday, March 6th.

In case you are unfamiliar with Zoom, there are two ways you can connect, and it’s best to do so a few minutes in advance of the starting time.

You can click on the following link, which should take you directly to Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78403569135?pwd=aXFnL0U1S0w3R2JwUjFONVVwL20yQT09

Alternatively, you can go to zoom.us and then click on JOIN A MEETING.  You will be asked for the meeting I/D, which is   784 0356 9135

and the passcode, which is    76XGR4

Jane will conduct most of the meeting.  It’s customary to keep your microphone muted until there is an opportunity for you to pray.  You will be able to signify your wish to do so by raising your hand.

We look forward to the day when we can meet and again enjoy breakfast together before we pray on a Saturday morning.

Should you require further information, please email or phone me, Alan Braddock, on 01691 654991

Thank you for your continuing interest and prayers. May God bless you.

 READ ON FOR JANE'S LATEST NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2021 SCWP NEWSLETTER Change, change and more change. This seems to be the theme of this academic year. Despite this God is still continuing to work within our local schools through the project. This time last month my diary was looking busy with face-to-face activities planned for the term that I was looking forward to delivering. A few days later we entered another lockdown with schools closing to most pupils. I was initially concerned that schools would no longer require my online assemblies, but by the start of the first week of term I had received confirmation that every school still wanted them. Schools were also keen to not only use them with pupils still in school, but to make them available for pupils at home. This was encouraging to hear as it means that not only the pupils had opportunity to watch them, but also their parents. This month is looking busy with online content for schools. Assembly subjects include love, perseverance, courage, friendship and honesty.

If you would like to view some of my online content please visit our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN4psZ1OEf6aMpYS6c5a1Yg In addition to producing online content for schools I have started a level 2 distance learning course with Shrewsbury college on the subject of Safeguarding and the Prevent agenda. This is allowing me to take a deeper look at these areas and how they apply to my work.

Please continue to pray for the work of the project and our local schools.

Please pray for  Families as they undertake the difficult job of homeschooling  Teachers as they manage teaching those in school as well as providing home learning.  Wisdom for the Government as they plan for schools to return.  Young people for whom home is not a safe environment.

Regards Jane Webber Schools Worker Schools Christian Worker Project

 


The opening hours for Oswestry Christian Bookshop are:

The opening hours for Oswestry Christian Bookshop are:
Sunday                 – closed
Monday               – open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Tuesday               – closed
Wednesday        - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Thursday             - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Friday                    - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Saturday              - open 10 till 1

 


Oswestry Rural Youth Church are currently offering a number of online activities for young people and families during this time of restricted gatherings, including weekly gatherings for those starting years 5 & 6 in September and those 11+, Fortnightly family quizzes, Photo competitions and more. Please check out www.facebook.com/ORYCuk or contact Matt on minister@oryc.org.uk or 07762148085 for more information.'

Thanks and Blessings

Matt Barkley

Pioneer Youth Minister (PYM)


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