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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   

                                                PENTECOST Songs of Praise VOTING FORM 

We're running a Pentecost Songs of Praise (Sunday 31/05/2020 at 5.00pm), and we need you to pick the hymns/worship songs! So our favourites will be sung at the Songs of Praise.

The voting will be in two stages. First, we will collect a list of everyone’s favourite hymns/worship songs. Please only pick one hymn/song to allow a fair representation of people’s favourites. The form will be accepting responses until the end of Sunday (17/05/2020). Just fill in your email and write the name of the hymn in the text box and click submit.
The second stage will allow everyone to pick their top three. Again, we request that everyone only submit one form. There will be a grid, and along the top you’ll see “1” to “3”. 1 = favourite.
We’ll then assign a score value to each vote, weighted by preference.

First Stage Voting:      Opens: Now;                          Closes: 17/05/2020
Second Stage Voting: Opens: 18/05/2020             Closes: 25/05/2020

We will then select the top choices to be sung at a Songs of Praise service on Sunday 31st May (31/05/2020) at 5.00 pm.

Link to the Form: https://www.askesgrave.org/pentecost-songsofpraise

Please only submit one response per person to make it fair. Of course, everyone in your household is entitled to vote, but please let them make their own choices! Feel free to pass on the invitation to vote to anyone that might be interested.
The link to the second form will be distributed when submissions are being accepted.


                                        DIFFICULT QUESTIONS Zoom Mini-Conference-
                                             Wednesday 3rd of June ,7.30pm-9.00pm 

As an extension of our "Bible Study" evenings  we are going to hold Zoom Mini-Conference where we can discuss difficult/interesting questions.

“If You could ask God one question, what would it be?”

Please submit your question using the link to the form below by 24.05.20 in order to have it included in a discussion group. All questions (asked beforehand and on the night) will have at least a suggested "simple" answer by Robin and there will be the opportunity to discuss three of them in a smaller group, led by a member of the Ministry team. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than speak, no one will be under pressure to comment in the smaller group.
Everyone will then be able to choose their three questions from an advance list of about six main questions.

 PLEASE CLICK  THIS  link to the form to submit your question :   

https://www.askesgrave.org/difficultquestionsmini-conference.htm

If you do not wish to send your question, but just would like to attend Mini-Conference, please email Robin Spittle robinspittle@btinternet.com  to express your interest and receive the link to Zoom Mini-Conference .

 

COVID-19 - REVISED Wednesday  17th of MAY 2020

A message from your Vicar

We wish to assure you that as a church we are continuing to monitor and if necessary, update 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. We have therefore cancelled all our services and meetings until further notice.However, please see below details of our online services:


Tuesday 19th of May -10.00am-11.00am - ZOOM MESSY CHURCH

This coming Tuesday 19th of May at 10.00am  will be Zoom Messy Church at All Saints, where our theme will be ‘Wise and Foolish Builders’.
We’d love for you to join us at 10am for some crafting, singing and story time fun, and of course bubble prayers!

You will find the following items useful...

- A picture of a house, either hand drawn or printed using this link from ‘Let their light shine’ : https://lettheirlightshine.com/

- Colouring pens/crayons, tissue paper or any colourful stickers or crafty items (feathers, Pom poms etc) to decorate your house, plus suitable glue to stick them on with.

- A square piece of white paper and colouring pens (for origami houses!)

- Duplo, Lego or building bricks if you’d rather build a house than colour!

- Bubbles

We look forward to seeing you then!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82540851071…
(Please note for safeguarding purposes all participants must be prepared to share video for the duration of the service. Thank you.)


Tuesday 19th of May -7.00pm-8.00pm - ZOOM ALPHA

Exploring is good. We’re built for it. But for all our searching – it’s rare to find time to think, and talk, about the big questions of life; about faith and reason and God and meaning.

Light wave are running a midweek alpha on zoom starting with a taster session at 7.00pm-8.00pm on Tuesday 12th May. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. It runs all around the globe, and everyone's welcome.

If you are interested in attending please contact Charlotte Cook by email Charlotte.cook@cofesuffolk.org



Thursday 21st of May 2020-8.15pm-9.15pm-Ascension Day Service & Songs of Praise
An uplifting service of simple thoughts from multiple ministers on the Ascension of Jesus, interspersed with our favourite hymns. 

We would love you to join us ! Please click the link to Join. 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82049552156?pwd=iawVRNyetfzbFy1Ch5kli8wMs-Y4Zw

Sunday 24th of May 2020- 10.00am- ASK ZOOM CHURCH- "Waiting " Service
We would love you to join our All Saints Zoom Church- "Waiting" Service -24.05.20 at 10.00 am !!!
Please click the link below to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88986149121?pwd=bWVOV1JuNy9SWUNkYUpLdzdXQitLZz09

You will be able to listen to a sermon, join in with worship and prayer-time activities. For this Sunday’s  Activity we will be making  “ Jesus has time for me!” clock . Please can you have some paper, pencils or crayons ready to draw and design your own clock. You may have some paper plates handy  and even wish to make moving hands! Whatever your design will be – it will certainly be UNIQUE! 

Please can you let us know in advance of any upcoming Birthdays or Anniversaries between 24.05.20 – 31.05.20 if you wish to mention them in the Service. Please email
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

We are also repeating the option of watching  Songs of Praise (1.15pm on BBC 1)

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.

All Saints Kesgrave Support Line