St. Michael's during the Covid-19 outbreak

 

 

The Church is now open for private prayer on Tuesdays between 10.00am and 1.00pm and on Fridays between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.  A service of Holy Communion is being held every Sunday at 10.00am. Due to social distancing regulations, numbers attending have to be limited but we can usually accommodate visitors.

A shortened recorded service is available each Sunday at https://soundcloud.com/alan-jarvis-810124904. A printed order of  the same service for those who prefer this format, or wish to use it to follow the ‘podcast’ can be found here. A link to the current week's service can be found on the homepage, https://www.stmichaelsamersham.org.uk/

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

If you need pastoral support of any kind please contact the clergy or the church office.

 

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.