You are invited to join our livestream service on our Facebook page, this Sunday, April 18th at 10am. We continue to celebrate the Easter season, reflecting on resurrection and new life.
Jesus comes and stands amongst his disciples and invites them touch his hands and feet confirm that it is really him, that he is alive. He asks to eat with them. They are certainly astonished but come to believe that it is indeed Jesus. Their joy comes from seeing the Risen Lord just as our joy of spring sprouts when we see the bright and beautiful flowers in the church garden. We know there is life. Our prayer for everyone is that we may rise like our Lord and flourish like these flowers showing the beauty of life in all its vibrant colours and bring and healing into the lives of the people around us.
It's Spring for Sure - The days of spring ahead of us promise to be warm and beautiful, perfect for the growth of new life. I pray that we all may find ourselves growing in new life in our faith especially in the midst of the pandemic. I hope everyone is well and continuing to keep safe and socially distanced. Many of us have been able to have the 1st dose of one of the vaccines on offer. It is something to be grateful for, particularly when there are so many in our world who do not have access. May we care for and respect our neighbours as we go about our lives at this time.
Easter Communion Distribution Continues - I have been able to visit the doorways of about 75 of our households, representing about 120 people in our faith community since Easter Day. There are about 40 more people to visit to bring the wafers for Holy Communion. The bread wafers are put into small plastic sachets immediately after the Sunday service and are kept safe and free from any contamination. When I arrive I simply ring the bell or knock on the door and pass over the packaged wafers for you and your spouse or family. I also give you a sheet with a Bible reading, the Lord’s Prayer and prayers after communion. You can take communion at a time that is suitable to you and your family. I hope to finish ‘the rounds’ this week. It is not really possible to make an appointment to drop by as that would take more time and likely there would be delays. If you are not home when I drop by, I will arrange another time. I wear a mask and stay socially distanced and I stay outdoors. If you do ask me to come in, as much as I would like to, I cannot come in. The reality of the coronavirus makes for taking very few chances, if any. Please don’t be offended when I say no to your invitation. Please do remember to be in touch with me by phone or email for any pastoral needs and concerns. The best phone number to reach me is my mobile.
Daily Prayer - You are also invited to join our Daily Prayer livestream each morning from Tuesday to Friday at 10am. It is a great way to begin your day or even to end your day. You can view it on our Facebook page at any time during the day or the evening.
The Wednesday Coffee Hour and Conversation will resume this week via Zoom beginning just after 10am following the morning prayer livestream. The link for the zoom gathering is below. All you have to do is click on the link and when I see you in the waiting area, I will let you in.
Stephen Laskey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Wednesday Coffee Hour and Conversation Join Zoom Meeting
Click here to Link to our Wednesday Conversation and Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 883 7593 9308 Passcode: 463326
Donations to St. Helen's - People have asked us how they might be able to make a donation to St. Helen's in support of our ministry. As a faith community and a charitable organization, we undertake a number of projects of loving care and are supportive of other organizations in our area of Surrey and beyond. If you are able, to do so, we would love to have your financial support to help us continue our pastoral work as we reach out and help people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. You can help small things be strengthened and grow to the fulness of life.