REMEMBERING & REMEMBRANCE 2020
As the days get shorter and the leaves swirl in the autumn winds, we come to the days between November 1st and 11th traditionally a Time of Remembering.
There are few people who haven’t been touched by loss of some kind during the Covid 19 pandemic, so it will be an especially poignant time as we search for meaning and hope.
Here at Holy Trinity, Tresillian we have some special services in the next two weeks.
Sunday 1 November 11.15 am we are joined by our good friend, Revd Brian McQuillen as we remember those we love but see no longer.
We will be praying for all who have died this year especially, and their families and lighting a candle in their memory.
Remembrance Sunday 8 November with Revd Elly Sheard, we meet in the Playing Field at 10.50 am for The Silence at 11.00. Wreaths will be laid, names read and prayers said as we think of those who have died or been injured through war and conflict. We then continue at Holy Trinity Church for a short Communion Service.
We will be following all the necessary guidelines for everyones safety. If you come to church you will need a mask. There are other ways of joining in too:
Visit churchofengland.org/prayers-for-the-moment to help you pray and remember those who you knew and loved but have lost, either recently or long ago.
Visit churchofengland.org/prayers-for-remembrance to help you pray and remember the fallen from your home, or wherever you’d like to sit quietly.
Mark the time of silence at 11.00 on Sunday 8 November and November 11.
We hope you can join us and experience the peace and love of God at this special time of year.
With love from The Holy Trinity Church Team
The Church is now open for services in accordance with the guidance issued by the Church of England. Face masks must be worn, hand sanitiser used on enter, seat only where indicated and social distancing of 2 meters be maintained.
The vicar/churchwardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning 01872 520198 or 01872 263830 or emailing: email@example.com
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Prayers during the Coroavirus Pandemic
God in the Midst of Us
A Candle is a Sign …………
of our prayers and the offering of our lives in the service of Christ;
of our prayers for others in their need that they too may be
strengthened in their faith and love of God;
as a symbol of all those who through the ages have shone as lights
in the darkness of the world;
as a witness that we come together as people of faith believing that:
“All shall be well, all manner of things shall be well”.
Jesus said “Come to me and find rest and peace”
My soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning
O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Your steadfast love is better than life,
My lips shall praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call upon your name.
Ever present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing, be healing in our sickness,
be joy in our sadness, be light in our darkness,
be wisdom in our confusion, be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen we may with the zeal of Pentecost
inhabit our communities
and speak of your goodness to an emerging world.
For Jesus’ sake. Amen.
General Prayers for this time
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated of our love,
and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen
From one who is ill or isolated
O God, help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me
from your love revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Christian community
We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God, giving and loving,
wherever we are, whatever it costs
for as long as it takes wherever you call us.
Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference
A prayer for the world
God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times, you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer unites us across the world:
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen
In the shadow of Your wings I will sing your praises, O Lord.
I believe I shall see the goodness
Of the Lord in the land of the living.
O wait for the Lord!
Have courage and wait, wait for the Lord.
In the shadow of your wings I will sing your praises, O Lord.
We come together as God’s family:
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God be with us
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you;
All things are passing away,
God never changes.
Patient endurance attains to all things;
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. St Theressa of Avila.
+ In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen