Worship at Home

It is currently not possible to worship and pray together at one of the churches. However, you can still pray and worship at home as you read a bible story and sing songs together.

To help you with this ‘roots on the web’ a lectionary based resource is available for free. Follow this link for families

https://www.rootsontheweb.com/lectionary/2020/106-march-april-2020-a/lent-5/familiesathome

and for adults at home follow this link

https://www.rootsontheweb.com/lectionary/2020/106-march-april-2020-a/lent-5/adultsathome

For people who don’t have access to online resources the Church of England have launched a phone service called Daily Hope. Read more here

Today I am thankful for…

Join the White Horse Team Clergy as we pause through the day to reflect on the daily readings, lift our hearts and voices to God and give thanks -it may seem a strange thing to do when we are in the middle of a crisis -but the psalms are full of prayers that speak of crisis yet the Psalmist is able to raise their eyes to God and in the midst of all things to give thanks and praise. We are extremely blessed but we forget to notice when we are busy each day. It could be said that we are experiencing the desert -a period of dryness, a place of hostility by staying at home and not visiting friends and neighbours but maybe this is an opportunity for us to make friends with ourselves again, to spend some time reacquainting ourselves with our innermost needs and to re connect with God perhaps at a deeper level.

Follow us on Facebook and rejoice in the things that people have found to be thankful for each day…we are hoping to post 100 days of thankfulness. Today I am thankful for the view from my backgarden. “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10: 23+24 (NRSV)

During this period of reflection, we have the opportunity to address some of the things in our own lives that may be out of sync with living well in the world. This may manifest itself in a variety of ways such as through personal feelings of dejection or anxiety or perhaps the way we care for ourselves, our neighbour and the environment. Throughout Lent we are encouraged to take part in a spiritual MOT. The Jesuits have a wonderful 30 day series of exercises helping people to connect more deeply with God. The Community I am exploring of St Aiden and St Hilda seek to help people connect more deeply with God and to help others discover how God is already at work in the world and so connect more deeply with God.