St. Michael's during the Covid-19 outbreak

 

 

In the light of the Government’s guidance on preventing the spread of Coronavirus and the rapid spread of the new variant, it is felt to be the sensible course to keep the church closed for the time being.  

If you require pastoral ministry of any kind please contact the clergy 

A number of the congregation are part of a prayer chain, praying for those who have requested this form of support, in their own homes. Prayer requests can be made here, or by getting in touch with the Office directly. Any such requests will be passed on to the Prayer Chain co-ordinator.

A weekly audio service is available as a downloadable file at https://soundcloud.com/alan-jarvis-810124904. The orders of service for these, along with the words of the hymns, can be found on the Church at Home page.

Details of streamed services from around the Diocese can be found at https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/  

For those looking for other material to use at home, we are currently running a series of reflections on the Psalms, Those already available can be found at https://www.stmichaelsamersham.org.uk/worship/devotional-resources-for-private-prayer/the-psalms/ with more being added each week.

 

 

Candle Prayer

Dear God, the candle we have lit represents each and every one of us whose lives have been touched and changed by the Corona virus. The light reminds us of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who is the light of the world and the light in our darkness. Give us, we pray, comfort in our anxiety and fear, courage and strength in our suffering, patience and compassion in our caring and consolation in our grief. But above all, give us hope now and always, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Let’s live hopefully, love generously and pray earnestly, blessing each other by the way we behave. Stay calm and let those who are in high-risk groups or self-isolating know that you care for them. Phone calls, messages, letters, cards, food left on the doorstep are all signs of us being community together.