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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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COVID-19 - REVISED Wednesday  25th of November 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 Services:



Friday 27th of November 2020- 7.00pm-8.30pm-  ZOOM PUB QUIZ 
Please join us for a fun evening of questions and laughter via Zoom. Children are very welcome, with some questions even complied by our younger members. No need to form a team, our Quiz Master  will work that all out for us!
Here's the link to join :

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87485557337?pwd=cElVOXphSVExUEdFM3hJL2FTWTJTUT09
Meeting ID: 874 8555 7337
Passcode: 946947

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



Sunday 29th of November 2020- 10.00am- 11.10am- ASK ZOOM CHURCH-1st Sunday of Advent 
We would love you to join our  All Saints Kesgrave Zoom Church at 10.00 am !!! 
Please click the link below to join :

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84731576479?pwd=UHNjbnNFRzk4bExVOHp0Rmw2cnpnZz09
Meeting ID: 847 3157 6479
Passcode: 119023

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

You will be able to listen to a sermon, join in with worship and prayer-time activities. This coming Sunday 29th November is the First Sunday in Advent. For our prayer activity at Zoom Church at 10am we have an advent colouring page for you to complete! We’d love for you to colour in the nativity scene during the service, and then for each day of Advent there is a star to colour in too. As you colour in each star it gives us a wonderful opportunity to say a prayer to God for someone we know or a situation that is important to us. 

We look forward to seeing your creations!

http://www.getcoloringpages.com/coloring/30591

Advent calendar  

For those joining Zoom for the first time ,
There are some simple instructions how to join
https://www.askesgrave.org/howtojoin.htm

if you wish to view our recorded All Saints Zoom Church Services on our Website
https://www.askesgrave.org/askzoomchurchrecordedservices.htm



Monday 30th of November 2020- 8.00pm- 9.00pm- ZOOM BIBLE STUDY

Our next Bible Study will focus around the concept of “Loneliness in the Life of Jesus”, how he coped in those moments of his life, what  can we learn from him.. Can we relate to how Jesus was feeling? As Humans, we describe Loneliness as feeling empty, unwanted, rejected and isolated. It is not necessarily being alone, instead, FEELING alone. Loneliness  plays into our state of mind.
We will be especially focussing on the “ Flight into Egypt”, “ Being misunderstood and rejected”, “ The Garden of Gethsemane” and “The Cross”.

Identical sessions will take place on Monday30th of November (8.00pm) and Wednesday 2nd of December(7.15pm) and both will last an hour. Robin wants to both welcome back “old hands” and also introduce “beginners” to the delight of Bible Study through Zoom.

Simply contact Robin by email robinspittle@btinternet.com or text 07443924285 and he will let you have the “Link”.

Tuesday 1st of December 2020- 10.00am- 11.00am-MESSY CHURCH at Home  
Tuesday 1st December will be Zoom Messy Church at Home, where our theme will be ‘Creation (Days 6 & 7) - 'Animals, People & Rest!'.

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...


- One of the printable animal masks from the link below.  There are lots of animals to choose from in either colour or just outline format.

OR alternatively a paper plate that you could decorate to look like an animal.

https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/printable-animal-masks.html


OR a colouring sheet printed using these links :-

https://christianpreschoolprintables.com/wp-content/uploads/CPP/BibleColoring/Creation/Day6Coloring.pdf

https://christianpreschoolprintables.com/wp-content/uploads/CPP/BibleColoring/Creation/Day7Coloring.pdf

- Pens/crayons, glue, anything to decorate your mask e.g. tissue paper, wool, cotton wool etc.

- Bubbles 


We look forward to seeing you then!


LINK TO FOLLOW!


(Please note for safeguarding purposes all participants must be prepared to share video for the duration of the service. Thank you.)


Creation 67



Wednesday 2nd of December 2020- 7.15pm- 8.15pm- ZOOM BIBLE STUDY

Our next Bible Study will focus around the concept of “Loneliness in the Life of Jesus”, how he coped in those moments of his life, what  can we learn from him.. Can we relate to how Jesus was feeling? As Humans, we describe Loneliness as feeling empty, unwanted, rejected and isolated. It is not necessarily being alone, instead, FEELING alone. Loneliness  plays into our state of mind.
We will be especially focussing on the “ Flight into Egypt”, “ Being misunderstood and rejected”, “ The Garden of Gethsemane” and “The Cross”.

Identical sessions will take place on Monday30th of November (8.00pm) and Wednesday 2nd of December(7.15pm) and both will last an hour. Robin wants to both welcome back “old hands” and also introduce “beginners” to the delight of Bible Study through Zoom.

Simply contact Robin by email robinspittle@btinternet.com or text 07443924285 and he will let you have the “Link”.


Thursday 3rd of December 2020 - 11.00am- Thursday HOLY COMMINION 
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 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. 




I have now produced  “Thoughts For The Times” videos and (amazingly to me) these seem to have been very well received!  They can be accessed through this  website

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

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