TOGETHER (Father Peter’s Weekly News Magazine!)

SUNDAY AUGUST 9 2020.               Newsletter 21.  COVID19The ninth Sunday after Trinity.         079 038 079 46 Dear friends throughout the world,How is it for you? REMEMBER, MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY IN CHURCH (or they were when this was written!!!!!!!). This newsletter comes to you with the assurance of the prayers and best wishes of many people. In the news there are continual reports of a second spike in the transmission of the virus. Remember to STAY SAFE and do all that you can do to keep others safe.  This is a special week for many people as they look back across 75 years and remember when the Second World War finally ended. On August 15 we will remember that the war in the Far East was brought to an end and the world turned its face towards peace.   THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL READING: Matthew 14 vv22 - 33It's a familiar story; a great storm, the disciples in their boat are terrified and in the midst of the danger, Jesus is seen walking on the water. Peter, always ready to get involved, tries to walk towards Jesus who calls for him to come to him. All goes well until the storm whips round Peter, he is afraid and starts to sink. Jesus rescues Peter, they return to the boat and the storm slips away. So what can we learn from this story. In the midst of the pandemic, when we are urged to try to get back to as normal a life as possible, are you afraid? Are you fearful of the virus, fearful for your family, for going back to work and back to how it was before. Are you anxious to do what you can to support, encourage and help others; but you are afraid? Fear is a…

Fr Peter – “Together” Newsletter 2nd August

SUNDAY AUGUST 2 2020.    NEWSLETTER 20.    COVID 19The eighth Sunday after Trinity.         079 038 079 46 Dear friends throughout the world,Welcome to newsletter 20. You may be wondering how long this will all go on ...... maybe, for sometime. Now it seems masks have to be worn in church, by everyone. Well, if it helps to keep us all safe, let's wear them. Perhaps we could have a mask making / design project ...... send your entries to FP., closing date is .......... (To be announced!)  NEWSLETTER 22. Remember always, that wherever you are in the world this newsletter comes to you with the love and assurance of prayers from:The Rev'd Carole Holmes, Methodist Superintendent / Hayle, Camborne & RedruthThe Rev'd Caspar Bush, Rector of the Benefice of RedruthPastor Jenny Lockwood, Lanner Methodist ChapelReader Jim Seth, Diocesan Chaplain of ReadersDON'T FORGET TO MAKE / DESIGN A MASK!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTHE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 14 vv13 - 21This passage, the feeding of the five thousand, was one of the passages studied in the recent "Encounters with Jesus" discussion groups. It follows on from previous Sunday readings, which have focused on the planting of seed and the need for a good harvest. Here, as Jesus reaches out to the hungry the reader is reminded that God's love extends to all, and that no-one need feel excluded from the circle of his arms. One of the members in a particular group suggested that it was the child's generosity, his willingness to share his lunch that prompted everyone else to share what they had brought to eat. Hence as everyone shared what they had, everyone was fed and "nothing was lost".It is an interesting take on the story, and it is perhaps relevant to what many people found during the lockdown, and which, sadly, has begun to fade…

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