ChadNet – no 35 – Sunday 22nd November 2020
Welcome to the 35th edition of ChadNet – the eBulletin of St Chad’s Church, Pattingham with Patshull.
View from the Pews
Are you a good neighbour?
For weeks now when I open a magazine there are articles on what they call “National Treasures”. Every day heroes who have gone out of their way to help those around them. They may have been nominated by a member of their family, a friend or a neighbour.
This pandemic has brought out the best and worst in us but let us only look at the best.
How many of us have helped a neighbour? Maybe you did their shopping or knocked on their door to see if they were alright and just said hello. Made that phone call.
There is a hymn and the first verse I think brings all this to mind
Jesus Christ is waiting, waiting in the street
no one is his neighbour, all alone he eats.
Listen, Lord Jesus, I am lonely too;
make me, friend or stranger, fit to wait on you.
Continue to be that good neighbour. We don’t need to be nominated for a reward; the reward is a smile from someone who is grateful and happy to see you.
No services in church
Due to the current lockdown restrictions there will be no services in church until at least early December but the church will be open for private prayer.
December magazine and Christmas cards
A reminder that publication of the December magazine has been put back by a week. Magazine distributors should receive their magazines on about Friday 4th December.
The Christmas cards which are delivered to all homes in the parish should also be ready at the same time. For most parts of the parish we have distributors for the cards but if anyone else would like to volunteer to help please contact Ken Scott. We do need someone to cover Rudge, which would particularly suit a keen walker or cyclist as it is a fairly large area.
Contact details for other church officers can be found on the Contacts page of the church website. Communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to
Sunday 22nd November – Christ the King
The Worship on the Web service for Christ the King (the last Sunday before the new church year starts on Advent Sunday) will be led by Maureen and Ian Budd will be preaching.
It will be on the Worship on the Web page of the website from 10.00 am. For those without internet access it will also be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from 9 am – until then last Sunday’s service is on the phone line. The collect and readings for the Eucharist, which would normally be on the pewsheet, are available on the website.
During the week Maureen (or occasionally Ken) will stream Morning Prayer and Compline (Night Prayer) on Facebook Live. Morning Prayer will be at 8.30 am and Compline will be at 9.30 pm (there will be no Compline on Friday).
The church will be open for private prayer every day. The times may vary depending when the keyholders are able to open and close the church. Look out for the “church open” sign outside the porch. Please observe the instructions in the notice on the door, which include the need to wear a face covering, using hand sanitiser and not going into the church if someine else is already in there.
Sunday 29th November – Advent Sunday
The Worship on the Web service for Advent Sunday will be led by Ken. It will be available as usual on the Worship on the Web page of the website from 10 am.
The collect and readings for the Eucharist, which would normally be on the pewsheet, are available on the website.
Advent Online is a set of resources to be used each day by individuals and clergy. There are five topics: music, scripture, tradition, art, and literature.
For each day of Advent, there will be an offering of music, visual, written, and scriptural content that will cover the themes of hope, peace, love, and joy; but equally not shying away from the themes of lament and waiting. Churches might directly share the resources to their parishes, or individual Christians might use the site for their own personal devotions.
The website is at https://adventonline.faith
Advent Bible Study Course
Something we are all looking for in these difficult times. Advent is traditionally a time of looking forward, of anticipation, of hope.
Ian Budd and I would like to invite you to join with us over the four weeks of Advent exploring how we as Christians can understand the extra dimension our faith can and should bring to the seasonal hope for joy and love. As the author, John Birch, writes… “hope is … a source of energy to live differently, not according to the values of a society based on the thirst for possession and competition.”
Why not take a little time out to join us via Zoom, on the Wednesdays through Advent? Starting at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd December. You should be able to join by clicking on the link below, or send me an email () for help with joining.
[Zoom session details are in the copy of ChadNet emailed to subscribers. Others can request a link from Maureen]
Prayer for the Nation
The Archbishops ask that the nation continues to pray each day at 6 pm.
Resources are available at https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/call-prayer-nation
The weekly prayer for 16th to 22nd November is:
Loving Father God,be with us in our distress;
be with our families, friends, and neighbours,our country and our world.
Give health to the sick,hope to the fearful,and comfort to mourners.
Give wisdom to our frontline and key workers,insight to our Government,
and patience to us all.Overcome disease with the power of your new life,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
The weekly prayer for 23rd to 29th November is:
Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.
In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.
Do it again, we pray.
Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,
Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.
Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.
Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days,turn your face towards us,
have mercy upon us,
and heal our land, we pray.
From the Memorial Book
Those whose anniversaries occur between 15th and 29th November.
May Weaver – 15th November 1938
Elizabeth Wood – 16th November 1934
Eva Margaret Curtis – 18th November 1981
Harry Nickholds – 18th November 1995
Trevor John Darlington – 18th November 2008
Glynne Charles Davis – 21st November 2004
Frank Davies – 21st November 2008
William Ernest Davis – 22nd November 1970
Marjorie Gwendoline Greenway – 22nd November 1996
Brenda Rose Pendrell – 23rd November 2015
Vivienne Roper – 25th November 2009
Alan Thomas Hastilow – 28th November 1975
You can see the pages of the Memorial Book for the second half of the year on the Memorial Book Online page of the Church website.
For those without internet access – listen to a Pattingham church service by phone
Several members of our congregation who do not use the internet are using the dedicated phone number – 01902 906585 – to listen to our services. Calls are charged at normal rate. The service for each Sunday will be available from about 9 am and will continue to be available until it is replaced be the next week’s. If you know someone who might find it useful please let them know.
The Daily Hope phone line from the Church of England on 0800 804 8044 is also available.
Resources for worship and prayer at home
Some of resiources which can be used at home are listed on the Resources Available Online and the Resources Available for Children, Young People and Families pages of the website.
In the absence of our own Sunday School we encourage children and families to look at the Virtual Sunday School YouTube channel. A new Sunday School video comes out each Saturday. This week’s is Joseph in Prison – Making the Most of your situation!
They can all be found on the Sunday School on the Web page of our website as well as on YouTube.
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Giving to the church
In the current circumstances there will inevitably be a reduction in the money which the church receives. However we will need to continue to pay our bills and we would ask that those who can afford to do so should continue to give regularly. Details of the various ways in which you can give can be found on the Giving page of the website.
If you are paying by cheque please make the cheque payable to “Pattingham PCC” or “Pattingham Parochial Church Council“.
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