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  • Leonard has now left to take up his new post but will rejoin us for the service at 9.30am on 13th June when we will say our formal goodbyes. We wish him and his family every blessing for the future.
  • Household and handyman sale on Saturday 5th June 10am until 12 noon in the church grounds.
  • Derek’s Eastertide greetings are published: newsletter.
  • You’re welcome to join us at any or all of our services, either at the church or online. For details, see worship.

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    In church

    When you come to the parish centre or church, you need to wear a face covering and follow the stewards’ guidance to keep risks from Covid-19 as low as possible. Our church is currently open for:

    • Services at 8am and 9.30am on Sundays, and 10am on Wednesdays.
    • Private prayer from 9-10.30am on Thursdays, for details see private prayer.
    • Food bank donations on Sunday and Thursday mornings.

    Online

    • Services at 9.30am every Sunday. Attend using zoom or watch the recording later on YouTube. For details and links to recent services, see Online services.
    • Online sessions for children are taking a break until September. For more information and links to useful resources, see Derek’s letter to families. For links to recorded sessions of Busy bees and COGS services see the Busy bees and COGS channels on YouTube.

    For services from the Oxford diocese, see https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/.

    If you have friends who don’t have internet access, there are also services from Oxford and prayers available by telephone. For details, see a note from Hayley.


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    Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas
and gave him grace to encourage others:
help us, by his example,
to be generous in our judgements
and unselfish in our service;
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.

If you would like to know more about our patron saint then please follow this link from St. Barnabas Church, Northolt Park. It provides an excellent short summary with Bible passages, the prayer for today, and some personal reflections:
https://www.stbarnabasnortholtpark.org.uk/whowasstbarnabas.htm
    Happy St. Barnabas Day! - 11th June

Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas
and gave him grace to encourage others:
help us, by his example,
to be generous in our judgements
and unselfish in our service;
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.

If you would like to know more about our patron saint then please follow this link from St. Barnabas Church, Northolt Park. It provides an excellent short summary with Bible passages, the prayer for today, and some personal reflections:
https://www.stbarnabasnortholtpark.org.uk/whowasstbarnabas.htm
    God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
    Prayer today for St. Columba
Abbot of Iona and Missionary 597

Almighty God,
who filled the heart of Columba
with the joy of the Holy Spirit
and with deep love for those in his care:
may your pilgrim people follow him,
strong in faith, sustained by hope,
and one in the love that binds us to you;
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.
    God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
    O God,
the strength of all those 
who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers and, 
because through the weakness 
of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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.
    A weekend to lift the spirits!

A very big thank you to all our volunteers and visitors who helped to make the Handyman Sale on Saturday such a great community success. £1375 was raised and will be going to our education charities overseas: Education for Life in Mombassa and Masiphumelele. 
On Sunday we had a winged visitor in church, much to our surprise and delight. After some gentle coaxing the little bird flew out through the main church doors to return to the great blue yonder!Image attachment
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    A big thank you to all our church garden volunteers, you really make a difference 😀

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    Well done team, it's looking amazing!

    Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you that in the wonderful sacrament
of communion you have given us
the memorial of your passion:
grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries
of your body and blood
that we may know within ourselves
and show forth in our lives
the fruits of your redemption;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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    Who was Barnabas?

    Barnabas lived at the same time as Jesus and during the life of the early Christian Church he became instrumental in the spreading of the Christian gospel throughout the Mediterranean.  His name means ‘encourager’. Encouragement forms an integral part of our church community at the crossroads in the benefice of Emmer Green with Caversham Park.

    Like Barnabas we want to encourage and support you. Also like Barnabas we believe we have a message we want to share with you, the good news of the gospel which opens up a whole new way of life.