5th Sunday after Pentecost

[Jesus said:] Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
 
My dear sister/brother in Christ,
 
I’m writing to inform you that we are working to open Resurrection for worship from this Sunday the 5th of July. There is much to do and several safety checks to go through but it’s all aimed at ensuring the building is ready.
 
The UK Government has told us that we can only have up to 30 people in the building at a time and to operate within that limit we will be offering 2 services for the next 3 Sundays, one at 9:30am and the 'usual' at 11:00. There will be no Bible study or Sunday school and no Zoom service.
 
What can you do? To ensure that we have an even spread, I’d like to ask you to sign up for one or the other (you can change next Sunday) so that we can accommodate as many as possible. Please reply at your earliest convenience.
 
Things to expect:
  • There will be a one-way system in place. You will enter the building via the double doors on Westfield Lane and exit through the big red door by the kitchen.
  • Half of the pews will be off reach and signs will be in place to mark the stipulated distance.
  • People from the same household must sit together and children must stay with their parents all the time.
  • We will speak the liturgy and there will be music but no singing. This is due to the risk of transition via droplets of saliva. So, we will follow the lyrics from the hymnal silently.
  • There will be Holy Communion and one pew at a time will be called up. You must not kneel at the rail.
  • Offerings will not be collected. If you can, continue to give online, at least for the time being. The details will be on the back of the bulletin. Still, you will be able place your offering in the plate on your way out of the church, if you wish. But bear in mind that our treasurer won’t be able to record your gift before 72 hours.
  • There will be no refreshments after the service
The church will be sanitised before and after the first service.
 
I hope you are not discouraged by any of this from coming. This is for the safety of us all and with special consideration for the most vulnerable among us.
 
However, do not come if you or someone you live with has any of the symptoms of COVID-19:
  • A new, continuous cough, where you cough a lot for more than an hour, or have three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • Fever - where your temperature is above 37.8C
  • Loss of smell or taste
We have waited patiently until now – and this is a great development, we can break our fasting from Holy Communion – and we can wait a little longer until we are able to sing, shake hands and catch up with one another with joy and without fear.
 
Again. Sign up for one of the services as soon as possible (you can change next Sunday). I will only contact you if I need to reallocate you to another service.

I look forward to seeing you!
 
Yours in the love of Christ,

Rev. Jaime R. Kriger

News from the Executive Council
and around the ELCE February 2020

Yes, today is an unusual dayrequired to keep our travel around the Sun and they way we count time with our calendars aligned. I hope it is a blessed day to you!

ELCE COVID 19 UPDATE
From the Executive Council–20March 2020

There are lots of good news around! Nevertheless COVID-19 is still around and it is not good news. Actually it is a virus doing its own virus-thing because we are spreadingit.
Date
Activities
9 July
Ladies Bible Study at 2pm
• Studying theology through hymns
12 July
6th Sunday after Pentecost
• The Divine Service with Holy Communion at 9:30am
• The Divine Service with Holy Communion at 11am
15 July
Church council meeting at 7pm
19 July
7th Sunday after Pentecost
• The Divine Service with Holy Communion at 9:30am
• The Divine Service with Holy Communion at 11am

• Congregational meeting after the service
25 July
ELCE’s extraordinary Synod

FELLOWSHIP OF ELCE

Resurrection Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England a registered charity in England and Wales (number 220466) and in Scotland (number SC041204). The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE) is a confessional Lutheran Church, in England, Scotland and Wales, and a member of International Lutheran Council (ILC).

 

Coming Soon

9 July
Ladies Bible Study at 2pm via Zoom
Studying theology through hymns
12 July
6th Sunday after Pentecost
• The Divine Service with Holy Communion at 9:30am
• The Divine Service with Holy Communion at 11am

GET IN TOUCH

Pastor: Revd Jaime Kriger,
mobile number is +44 (0)7956 061004
Parsonage: +44 (0) 1223 779181
25 Westfield Lane
Cambridge CB4 3QS

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