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We are a Church of England Church and are proud of our strong relationship with the community of Kesgrave. You may see us out and about at Kesgrave's community meetings, retirement homes, regular community services, primary and secondary schools.

Every Blessing 

Rev Robin Spittle

Vicar


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THE BLESSING OF SERMON PREPARATION

For the next of our series of Bible Studies Robin would like to introduce you to the spiritual insight that comes from preparing a Bible passage for a sermon. Using a randomly chosen Bible passage he wants each set of people to work out (under his guidance) how it could be preached. We will look together at context, main message and how illustration work together to make a sermon. Finally, at the end, Robin will preach “our” 7-minute sermon back to the group!

This would be suitable for all levels of Bible knowledge and no one would be placed under any pressure to contribute. Robin has long wanted to encourage All Saints to find the encouragement that comes from reading a Bible passage with a deeper understanding and he is excited about the possibilities. Working with different passages (Old Testament on Wednesday at 7.15pm and New Testament on Thursday at 8.00pm) you are invited to choose your preference and, if space permits, also attend your second choice.

Please let Robin know by either email ( robinspittle@btinternet.com ) or phone ( 623388 ) if you would like to attend on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12th at 7.15pm or THURSDAY AUGUST 13th at 8.00pm. Both sessions will last about an hour.


ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE CHURCH SERVICES

All Saints Kesgrave are delighted to announce to be hosting Three CHURCH SERVICES a week:

8.30am -9.00am         Sunday Holy Communion 
12.00pm - 12.30pm  Sunday Holy Communion
11.00am- 11.30am   Thursday Holy  Communion 

All three services will be 20 min long, traditional BCP style or Common worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
 Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

We hope you have found some comfort and joy in attending our Zoom ASK Services and Events. We will be continuing with those and will be sending updates and links to those on our email ASK Directory or alternatively you may also see our updates here on this page bellow. 
We are trying to regularly update notices and information as they become available, as well as adding items onto our pages on The Church of England's 'A Church Near You' site - https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2061/
If you are on Facebook, please like and follow us on our page - All Saints Church Kesgrave
https://www.facebook.com/Askesgrave/
- where we will also upload important developments and information, videos and ideas for prayer and worship.


COVID-19 - REVISED Tuesday  4th of August  2020

A message from your Vicar

We wish to assure you that as a church we are continually  monitoring and  updating our decisions and practices with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of national and world-wide uncertainty, we will of course continue to adhere to rules and guidance as set out by the Government, The Church of England and the Diocese of St.Edmundsbury. Please see below details of our online and Church services:


Thursday 6th of August 2020-11.00am-11.30am - THURSDAY HOLY COMMUNION
Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will  be able to listen to some music to reflect uponHoly Communion will also be available for those who find  it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on 
robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.


Friday 7th of August 2020 - 18.30pm-20.00pm- ZOOM PUB QUIZ
Please join us for a fun evening of questions and laughter via Zoom. Children are very welcome, with one round of questions even complied by our younger members. No need to form a team, our Quiz Master Ollie will work that all out for us – he really is rather brilliant at all this online stuff! 
Here's the link to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88443845681?pwd=dmZ5WGw3Q0UySkhrTEM4NkdZNmZXQT09

Sunday 9th of August 2020-8.30am-9.00am -  HOLY COMMUNION
Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will also be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. An uplifting way to start any Sunday.Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

Sunday 9th of August 2020- 10.00am- 11.00am ASK ZOOM CHURCH-  Fruit of the Spirit –   'Gentleness'
We would love you to join our All Saints Zoom Church- Fruit of the Spirit –                               
'Gentleness' -9.08.20 at 10.00 am !!!
Please click the link below to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84897821356?pwd=RE03VnJmWkNVYjdTUEFHZi9KU2o2QT09

You will be able to listen to a sermon, join in with worship and prayer-time activities.This coming Sunday 9th August at the 10am Zoom service, we continue our series ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ and our theme will be ‘Gentleness’. Our prayer activity this week involves colouring in some beautiful balloons - but be gentle, you don’t want them to POP!!!  Once you’ve coloured them we will then be using each of the different colours to help focus and write our prayers to God. 

It would also be great fun if you have any, to have a real balloon to hand. At the end of the prayer section we can all blow them up and then let them go simultaneously whizzing off on our Zoom screens!!

Feel free to draw your own balloons or use the link below:-


https://coloringhome.com/coloring-page/1816953?album=balloon-coloring-pages-printable


Balloons


Please can you let us know in advance of any upcoming Birthdays or Anniversaries between 9.08.20 – 16.08.20 if you wish to mention them in the Service. Please emairobinspittle@btinternet.com

For those joining Zoom for the first time ,
There are some simple instructions how to join
https://www.askesgrave.org/howtojoin.htm
You can watch this Service live on : 
if you wish to view our recorded All Saints  Zoom  Church Services on our Website

https://www.askesgrave.org/askzoomchurchrecordedservices.htm

Sunday 9th  of August 2020- 10.00am- 10.30am-HOLY COMMUNION at Playford
The services will last for approximately 20 minutes and will be adapted to conform to all government guidelines, including physical distancing, use of hand sanitiser and wipes, and regular cleaning of the Churches. There will be social distancing rules in operation except for family members who can--of course--sit together. Please note that services will vary from church to church. While we are all getting used to this strange new world, we hope that you will come along and join us since we don’t know when we will get back to church as it used to be!

In order to safeguard all, we have to limit attendance so please call (leave a message) or email to book a place.
Please contact  Churchwarden at  Playford Church Colin Hedgley
by email  colinhedgley@aol.com  or phone 01473 738468
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

Sunday 9th of August  2020-12.00pm-12.30pm - SERVICE
Quiet traditional Common worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will be able to listen to some music to reflect upon.Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 - 10.00am- 11.00am- COFFEE & CHAT
Tuesday 11th August will be Zoom Coffee & Chat! Alternating with Messy Church we hope to offer a chance for carers and their little ones to have a catch up with one another over a coffee. There’ll also be chance for our younger members to ‘show & tell’ any creations or achievements from the past week! 10am onwards.

Please click the link below to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83680052489?pwd=aGRuWkJyeklpSUdnSU81UFAvTkJUdz09
(Please note that for safeguarding purposes all participants must be prepared to share video for the duration of the service. Thank you.) 

Wednesday 12th of August 2020- 19.15pm- 20.15pm- ZOOM BIBLE STUDY 
THE BLESSING OF SERMON PREPARATION
For the next of our series of Bible Studies Robin would like to introduce you to the spiritual insight that comes from preparing a Bible passage for a sermon. Using a randomly chosen Bible passage he wants each set of people to work out (under his guidance) how it could be preached. We will look together at context, main message and how illustration work together to make a sermon. Finally, at the end, Robin will preach “our” 7-minute sermon back to the group!

This would be suitable for all levels of Bible knowledge and no one would be placed under any pressure to contribute. Robin has long wanted to encourage All Saints to find the encouragement that comes from reading a Bible passage with a deeper understanding and he is excited about the possibilities. Working with different passages (Old Testament on Wednesday at 7.15pm and New Testament on Thursday at 8.00pm) you are invited to choose your preference and, if space permits, also attend your second choice.

Please let Robin know by either email ( robinspittle@btinternet.com ) or phone ( 623388 ) if you would like to attend on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12th at 7.15pm or THURSDAY AUGUST 13th at 8.00pm. Both sessions will last about an hour.

Thursday 13th of August 2020-11.00am-11.30am - THURSDAY HOLY COMMUNION
Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will  be able to listen to some music to reflect uponHoly Communion will also be available for those who find  it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on 
robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

Thursday 13th of August 2020 - 20.00pm-21.00pm - Zoom Bible Study 
THE BLESSING OF SERMON PREPARATION
For the next of our series of Bible Studies Robin would like to introduce you to the spiritual insight that comes from preparing a Bible passage for a sermon. Using a randomly chosen Bible passage he wants each set of people to work out (under his guidance) how it could be preached. We will look together at context, main message and how illustration work together to make a sermon. Finally, at the end, Robin will preach “our” 7-minute sermon back to the group!

This would be suitable for all levels of Bible knowledge and no one would be placed under any pressure to contribute. Robin has long wanted to encourage All Saints to find the encouragement that comes from reading a Bible passage with a deeper understanding and he is excited about the possibilities. Working with different passages (Old Testament on Wednesday at 7.15pm and New Testament on Thursday at 8.00pm) you are invited to choose your preference and, if space permits, also attend your second choice.

Please let Robin know by either email ( robinspittle@btinternet.com ) or phone ( 623388 ) if you would like to attend on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12th at 7.15pm or THURSDAY AUGUST 13th at 8.00pm. Both sessions will last about an hour.

Sunday 16th of August 2020-8.30am-9.00am -  HOLY COMMUNION
Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will also be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. An uplifting way to start any Sunday.Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

Sunday 16th of August 2020- 10.00am- 11.00am ASK ZOOM CHURCH-  Fruit of the Spirit –  
'PATIENCE'
We would love you to join our All Saints Zoom Church- Fruit of the Spirit –‘Patience'      -16.08.20 at 10.00 am !!!
Please click the link below to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88605539677?pwd=T3JycDZ1YXdva3VSN01pUUE1clpWUT09

You will be able to listen to a sermon, join in with worship and prayer-time activities.
Please can you let us know in advance of any upcoming Birthdays or Anniversaries between 16.08.20 – 23.08.20 if you wish to mention them in the Service. Please email
robin.spittle@btinternet.com
For those joining Zoom for the first time ,
There are some simple instructions how to join
https://www.askesgrave.org/howtojoin.htm
You can watch this Service live on :
https://www.twitch.tv/askyouthwork
if you wish to view our recorded All Saints Zoom Church Services on our Website
https://www.askesgrave.org/askzoomchurchrecordedservices.htm

Sunday 16th of August 2020-12.00pm-12.30pm -  HOLY COMMUNION
Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will also be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. An uplifting way to start any Sunday.Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it comforting.
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 

Sunday 16th of August 2020- 18.30pm-19.00pm- EVENSONG
Evening Prayer at 6.30pm re-starting on 16thAugust 2020: 
A simple traditional  book of common prayer evening  service.  We look forward to welcoming you back!
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.  
Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings from 8th of August 2020 


I have now produced  “Thoughts For The Times” videos and (amazingly to me) these seem to have been very well received! Apparently you can subscribe to get updates about future “episodes”. They can be accessed through this  website
https://www.askesgrave.org/thoughtforthetimes.htm
or here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL7_EWd9SRQ

To help us communicate with each other our Ministry Team are  using Zoom for Morning Prayer and a Staff Meeting each Monday
Look out for the Prayer, Listening and Practical Support Schemes that are coming into practice 
https://www.askesgrave.org/supportline.htm

You can also keep  in contact with us through our Facebook Page 
https://www.facebook.com/Askesgrave/

At the moment we are still allowing funerals at All Saints. Having said that the number that are allowed to attend is very low and the suggestion is that a basic funeral can be followed by a Thanksgiving Service later in the year. I want to reassure those who can’t attend that to simply remember their loved one at home during the time of the service is both itself appropriate and also what that loved one would want them to do.

Please be assured that the community of Kesgrave is continually in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Robin

A prayer for this time of difficulty...

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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