From the Church of England's "Thy Kingdom Come" website, resources for the family during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The last few months have certainly looked very different to normal. For many families, there has been more time to spend together and with the summer holidays swiftly approaching, we wanted to share some of our favourite family based resources with you. Our hope is that you can grow in faith as a family during this time.
Family Adventure Prayer Map
Did you get to complete our Family Adventure Prayer Map? If you haven't, why don't you try it over the summer? If you have, you could try it again and go deeper! Click on the image to find the map!
Family Prayer Adventure Podcast
The Family Prayer Adventure podcasts are a fun and engaging way to help families pray together. At 10-12 minutes long, they feature a game, an interactive Bible story, a chance to pray and great music. Click on the image to hear the podcasts!
Have you got young people in your household? Why not encourage them to work through the devotional series in this year's Prayer Journal which explores the theme 'The Fathers Love'. Click on the image to find the journal.
'Bright Ideas for Families' has some creative and fun activities to help families pray together, such as pebble prayers or rocket prayers! Click here to see more >
The latest from Fr. Phil:
We have not yet received diocesan approval to have live indoor worship until July 12. We will livestream all worship in any case as a matter of course.
Starting July 12, we will hold the 10 am service outdoors, weather permitting. If not, it will be indoors, as we have capacity to seat all members safely indoors in that event.
Masks must be worn and proper distancing observed or the Rector will smile at you and ask you to play along.
If you are prevented by health concerns from attending please email the office to request home communion.
Clinton's Farmer's Market and others
Clinton Community Farmer's Market
North County Library, Halstead St., Clinton
Sunday 9-1 Opens June 28!
Help Needed to Begin a Lay Ministry for Livestreaming
Volunteers are needed to help in the restructuring of our worship, both in its delivery over the Internet and how it is projected for those worshiping in church. This might include delivery to handheld devices.
Going forward we will always be live-streaming our worship. The sharing of bound books and hymnals will be discouraged for use during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond, so we need to have a plan for utilizing the technology available to give people as much access as possible to all components of worship - the liturgy and the hymnody in particular - both online and within the church building.
Please note that the plans to be developed will not be as drastic as it sounds: it's just adapting to our situation and in keeping with our Episcopal Tradition. We are a prayer book church and will continue to be so, though perhaps not with as much paper in our hands.
If you are interested in helping with this new ministry, please let the Marge Keller, Eva Lesniak and Father Phil know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis.
During the World War II bombings of London, the four Pevensie children are sent to a country house where they will be safe. It is a large house in the country, a house with many rooms, which are filled with many things. But one of the rooms is absolutely empty, except for a single piece of furniture: a large wardrobe. It is a wardrobe, the children discover, which has magical properties.
CHS Pastoral Care Virtual/Tele Chaplaincy
This program is a way to support the congregation during these difficult times. We all respond to the current events and the trauma related to COVID differently and may need to speak with a live chaplain. The chaplaincy program is not limited to current events but could be personal whatever is on your mind and you need support and comfort. All calls are confidential unless there is something said that is cause for concern.
Deacon Michelleslie will be the Virtual Chaplain and can be contacted Sunday's from 12 to 6pm at 908-442-8063 (GIB T0NE).
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