The Way

LENT GROUPS

This year we will be using a mix of Bible Study and clips from the film "The Way". Starring Martin Sheen (from "The West Wing") this beautiful film is described thus:-

Dr. Thomas Avery is an American ophthalmologist who goes to France following the death of his adult son, Daniel(Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a Christian pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in GaliciaSpain. Tom's purpose is initially to retrieve his son's body. However, in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to walk the ancient spiritual trail where his son died, taking Daniel's ashes with him. While walking the Camino, Tom meets others from around the world, all looking for greater meaning in their lives.

 Each session will be "free standing" and you are invited to join us via Zoom for as many or few as is practical for you. They will each run from 7.10pm to 8.30pm and will all be followed by a 15 minute service of "Compline". Dates are Thursday 25th February, Wednesday 3rd March, Wednesday 10th March, Thursday 18th March and Tuesday 23rd March.

The DVD of "The Way" is available quite cheaply on Amazon Smile or free with Amazon Prime; this will add to continuity and enjoyment if you have to miss some of the sessions.

Please click this link to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87063766972?pwd=Tk42b3dScDdhZ3lQazBBVTkwZHVZdz09

Meeting ID: 870 6376 6972
Passcode: 831100

Further to the announcement about using the film "The Way" during Lent we will be looking at the following themes. 

Thursday 25th February - Nothing Wrong With My Life.... (a change of perspective - John 11:1-27)

Film Clip 0:00 to 20:00

Wednesday 3rd March - Who Needs Companions.... (a change of direction - Acts 16:16-34)
Film Clip 20:00 to 44:20
 
Wednesday 10th March - Looking Outward.... (a change of heart - Galatians 6:1-6)
Film Clip 44:20 to 73:00
 
Thursday 18th March - Choices Have Consequences.... (a change of principle 1 King 17: 7-16)
Film Clip 73:00 to 94:00

Tuesday 23rd March - The End and Then a Bit Further.... (a change of ultimate destination - Luke 24:13-35)
94:00 to the end


           

Description:

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   Evensong Service

An evening service of Said Evensong on Sunday March 21st at 6.30pm  using the Book of Common Prayer liturgy. Enjoy traditional hymns, a short sermon and the Evensong canticles of the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis

Do join us on the link below:

Link to follow

Please note:

If you encounter any difficulties  in joining this Service, please contact  Ollie Scase  for assistance askyouthwork@gmail.com    




 

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ALPHA ONLINE

Alpha Online is a course designed to give you the space and time to ask challenging questions about life, faith and meaning from the comfort of your own home.
It is ideal for those new to faith, those sitting on the fence regarding faith, and those of us who want to know Jesus more.

Each film is designed to create conversation around a topic such as: is there more to life than this, who is Jesus, what proof is there that he existed, what is the meaning of life, why is there suffering in this world.
Each week we watch the short film prior to the meeting, and then join the Zoom meeting for 1hr 30 mins where we explore life’s big questions.

We invite all of you along, but especially ask you, do you know anyone who might benefit from this course? Perhaps someone struggling, feeling a little lost, or wondering about faith and whether it might be for them. If so, please suggest they join us.
The course will be eleven weeks long and meetings will be held at 7.30pm each Wednesday from the 10th February 2021.
If you would like to join us at ANY point of the course, please contact Helen Wittgreffe at helen.wittgreffe@btinternet.com



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BISHOPS' LENT APPEAL 2021
KAGERA LENT APPEAL

The Bishop's Lent Appeal this year is once again supporting our link diocese in Kagera, Tanzania.
The emphasis is on providing help for Key Workers with particular reference to Farmers, Doctors and Priests
  • Our donations will support a wide range of vital activities including:-
  • building rainwater tanks using local materials,
  • employing specialist doctors for Murgwanza Hospital and
  • supplying motorbikes for priests (!) to help them move around the long distances in their parishes         
All the details can be found on the Diocesan Website:   https://www.cofesuffolk.org/exploring-faith/our-bishops/bishops-lent-appeal/
You can also find out how to "Buy a Bishop" for an hour or take part in the auction for Bishop branded products!
There is an online donation facility on that page but donations can also be made via BACS and by
Cheque
BACS:  Sort Code: 16-22-17   Acc No.  12190112   Name of Account: St Edmundsbury and Ipswich DBF No 2    Reference Kagera Lent
or by post to Diocesan Accountant, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, IP1 1UQ  
Make cheque payable to St Eds and Ips DBF and write Kagera Lent Appeal on the back of the cheque.
(I can also collect cheques and take them down to St Nicholas Centre if you prefer not to post them)
Robin is planning to March a Marathon to raise funds and Carl Lawrence will be supporting this effort too if Robin needs a break!
Please contact Sally Wainman if you have any queries      Mobile:  07807 984589


                                                 Lands End                                                          

CHARITY WALK

Lands End to John O’ Groats

We are a team of 16 colleagues who have decided to do a virtual challenge. Together, we plan to either walk, cycle or run the 874 miles from Land's End to John O' Groats over 4 weeks 30th January to 28th February. Our Team captain will plot our miles each week, making sure we keep on target!

We are supporting two charities. East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and Macmillan Cancer Care.

EACH are experiencing a devastating drop in income during the COVID crisis. Together we can make sure that vital care and support is still available for the children, young people and their families who need EACH, during and beyond this challenging and uncertain time.

Macmillan are experiencing a 50 percent drop in income due to COVID. As many of us know Macmillan will move mountains to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. Without help they cannot support everyone that needs it.

https://www.justgiving.com/team/LE2JOG2





                                                       

                                                                   St Elizabeth hospice

ANN'S HAIR- RAISING !

I am going to dye my hair  PINK  for St Elizabeth Hospice (Suffolk) because we all know someone they have supported! In this lockdown we all need a little bit of colour in our lives too!
Please take a moment to read Ann's story:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ann-fenton