An update for the Second Sunday before Lent

Covid 19 Omicron Variant Update

Despite the lifting of Plan B restrictions in England we continue to ask that all visitors should please wear a mask when attending services and events in the Church buildings. In line with Government guidance, please do consider taking a free NHS Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before your visit too.

The following activities are taking place each week. All are welcome to join us:

Sundays

  • 8am – BCM Communion Service
  • 10am – Contemporary Service (Communion service on the first and third Sunday of the month, informal morning praise on the second and fourth Sunday of the month)
  • ~10:45am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

Mondays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:30am-12 – Zoom Study group on Pennington Church general zoom link

Tuesdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 11am-12 – TakeTime Meditation Group on Zoom – Parish Prayer zoom link

Wednesdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:15-11am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

Thursdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 1-2:30pm – Fareshare Larder – St Mark’s Community Hall Car Park

Fridays

  • 9-9:20am – Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link

Saturdays

  • 9-10 Parish prayers on zoom, followed by coffee – Parish Prayer zoom link

MAF Parish Outreach

Palm Crosses

We’re in the run up to Lent and that means Easter is not far away! If you have your palm cross from Palm Sunday last year, please bring this back into church at any of our upcoming services – where it will form the ash for our Ash Wednesday service.

Study groups

Our Monday study group has now completed the Pilgrim Course looking at the Eucharist in more detail. It has been a good course with good conversation and a number of lightbulb moments!

We are going to be doing a Lectio Davina study on one of the readings for the upcoming service. This involves reading the passage through followed by a short period of reflection before reading the passage again. We will then be discussing if any particular words or phrases stand out to us. It is a good way of dwelling in the Word.
All our welcome to join us on the Zoom link on Monday between 10.30am and 11.30am. We will then stay on Zoom for a general chat and coffee if participants wish to stay until 12 noon.

If you would like to join us, you will be very welcome.

We are also looking into starting an evening study group with a Zoom link and also meeting in the Lady Chapel at St Marks. If this is of interest to you, please let Jane know at vicar_pa@penningtonchurch.uk.

Update on Rachel

We are delighted to know that Rachel has been having some much better days recently and is beginning to venture out on some of these as part of her recovery strategy. However, she is still signed off from work duties.

Her main prescription is plenty of rest and recouperation and her visits out are vital for her continued mental wellbeing. At present no plans are in place for a phased return to work as she is still signed off. Rachel has asked us to pass on her very best wishes to everyone.

We are continuing to ensure that we keep her distanced from any Church business to aid her recovery! Your continued prayers and support are very much appreciated.

Churchyard Working Party

A date for your diaries – the first Churchyard Tidy for 2022 will be on 26th March 2022 between 10am and 12 noon. Do please come along with tools and enthusiasm and we will be happy to provide refreshments

Food larder

We’ve recently celebrated the first anniversary for the Food larder and the team continue to thrive as we provide much needed food in conjunction with Fare Share and the Basics Bank in Lymington. We started with approximately 15 families and now have around 40 families a week coming to the community hall on Thursday between 1pm and 2pm.

If you know of anyone who might benefit from this service, do please spread the word.

Lent Course

We are going to be working alongside other churches in the area to offer a range of dates and times for a Lent Course this year. If you are interested in joining in study together do please keep your eyes peeled for dates and times.

Get involved; would you like to contribute with readings or intercessions?

Key parts of a church services are in sharing the wisdom within our Bibles and through prayer, giving thanks and sharing our fears and concerns with our loving God.

If you would like to contribute to the work we do in the form of the readings or leading in prayer, do please get in touch – we’d love to include you in our services. You don’t have to be able to be in the building for reading either; we can include you pre-recorded too!

Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Daily Prayer

With St Thomas in Lymington, we continue to ‘pray for our nation, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer’ this week at 9am on Zoom. Led by Jane Nicholson from St Mark’s and Sarah Salisbury from St Thomas, this now runs Monday through Friday. Please do join them either by computer or phone:

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
  • Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020
  • Dial in from a landline phone: 0131 460 1196

Rachel’s art for sale!

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If you’d like to purchase art that our priest Rachel has created and showed in our our worship recently, please check out our new Red Bubble shop. Profits from sales of these items all go to support the ministry of Pennington Church.

YouTube and Facebook

All our services can be found on our YouTube channel here. We also stream our services on our Facebook page too, here.

Online Connection Information

Zoom Details

  • Pennington Church General Zoom link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 971 631 0618 Passcode: 1839
  • Parish Prayer Zoom Link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarksChurchPennington

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