Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 29th March 2020
Prayer for the week 
Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
Readings for today
Psalm 130
Romans 8.6-11
John 11.1-45
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 73, Exodus 8.1-19 & Hebrews 11.17-31
Tuesday        Psalm 35, Exodus 8.20-end &Hebrews 11.32-12.2
Wednesday   Psalm 55, Exodus 9.1-12 & Hebrews 12.3-13
Thursday      Psalm 40, Exodus 9.13-end & Hebrews 12.14-end
Friday           Psalm 22, Exodus 10 & Hebrews 13.1-16
Saturday       Psalm 23, Exodus 11 & Hebrews 13.17-end
Your  Diocese question for this week is –
Does it really matter what you believe in?
Prayer Topics:  for Sunday 29th March and the coming week:
Given the pandemic nature of Covid-19 (the Coronavirus) our prayer topics this week will focus on this situation. Please pray, whether in Church or at home: –
  • Pray for the hard-pressed staff of the NHS, particularly for those on the frontline dealing with those who have caught this virus.
  • Pray that there will be sufficient equipment for the NHS, and that it will be on hand when needed, for ventilators, protective clothing and masks, for the supply of oxygen and drugs, etc.
  • Pray for those final year medicine and nursing students who have been called to serve in the NHS sooner than they might have expected.
  • Pray for the retired doctors and nurses who have also been called to return to serve in the NHS.
  • Pray for the thousands who have responded to the plea for volunteer helpers for the NHS.
  • Pray for the 1.5 million who have been told to stay at home for the next 3 months because of their underlying health condition – we pray that they will receive the support they need.
  • Pray for the residents in Care Homes who are now unable to have visits from family and friends and pray also for the care workers supporting the vulnerable.
  • Pray for ourselves that we follow the guidance given to us, and adhere to the limitations to our daily lives in order to protect ourselves and those we might come into contact.  We also pray that in doing so we do not forget or ignore the needs of others.
  • Pray for those known to us who are currently unwell, whether from this virus or a different cause and for their families and others who support them.  Also, for those who are awaiting investigations or operations now delayed because of the virus.
  • Pray for the nations who are also suffering from this virus and whose needs are as great, if not greater, than ours at this difficult time.A chorus we used to sing was brought to mind yesterday – “Bind Us Together, Lord” – and to me it spoke of the need to be strong both in faith and fellowship particularly whilst we are unable to meet together either to worship or socialise. So, finally, we pray: -
  • Bind us together Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken, bind us together in love.   
For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus.               Amen
Prayer Topic Suggestions:
Suggestions of Prayer Topics, for this section of Lifeline, are most welcome whether for a specific or a personal need or of a general nature. 
They can be sent by email to or by voice mail or text to 07970 881779.  Care will be taken to respect your privacy with any prayer that may appear within the Prayer Topics section of Lifeline. 
The next deadline for any Prayer Topic suggestions for Lifeline is early on Thursday 2nd April if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued for Sunday, 5th April 2020.
Prayer Chain Requests:
Those wanting prayers said on their behalf by the Prayer Chain should send their request by email to  - putting "Prayer Chain" in the subject line.  
Alternatively please contact Jeff Brewer on 07970 881779 
I am continuing to produce Lifeline which will be published on the website., through Facebook and emailed out to all on the Church Directory who have an email address.  If you know of anyone who has an email address but is not in the Directory and would like a copy of Lifeline, please ask them to email me on  Thanks, Sonia.
I am now working from home so please do not come to the office, I won’t be there.  Please email or phone 01458 442671. Sonia.

Sad News  Those who knew Aline Shee will be sad to know that she passed away last Sunday, Mothering Sunday.  She had been living in Norfolk so the funeral will be held there.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Fiona and the rest of the family. 
Zoom Church, 29th March, 10.30am
Diana Greenfield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
You will be able arrive at Church up to 1/2hour early to chat with others, and get your coffee ready - it is my intention to start the service on time at 10.30am.  
If you are on a computer:
Follow the links that come up when you click on the invitation.
You will see an option to click CHAT - this will open a side window where I will be posting the liturgy and bible reading for you to follow.
Also you should see a button at the top of your screen that gives you the option to switch to gallery view if you want to see everyone at the same time
The hymns will be shown with the words underneath so do feel free to sing along.
If you are using a tablet or smart phone
Again follow the instructions once you have clicked the hyperlink below - you will have to install the app I think
How you see chat and people will depend on your device so I don’t want to into great detail here but you will still see people and the videos.
Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616,
Office -  01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 44296
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by midday next Thursday,