Grasmere Parish Magazine  February – March 2021

St. Oswald’s News

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Advent and Christmas

It was lovely to welcome our children to Church in the weeks before Christmas for their weekly Worship Time, Christingle and Nativity Story. Our thanks are due to the Village Band and to all who helped make our outdoor Carol Service go so well. It was a short and simple occasion made all the more significant by the great number of folk who, though socially distant, were determined to be together.

Sundays Online

It has been disappointing to, once again, suspend Sunday worship at St. Oswald’s but in the current circumstances it seemed the wisest course of action. At the time of going to press it is difficult to predict when matters will change and so there are no Church Diary dates in this edition(!) However, thank you for your understanding, and ‘watch this space’ for further developments.

Although we’re not able to physically meet, the praying and the caring continues across the community and thankyou for all those everyday acts of kindness which both lift morale and give flesh to what we believe.

Throughout the current restrictions a weekly opportunity for Worship and Reflection will be posted on the St. Oswald’s Youtube Channel. This can also be accessed via our Website: stoswaldsgrasmere.uk or A Church Near You: achurchnearyou.com/grasmere-st-oswald

Lent Reflections

Thank you to the administrators of the Facebook Community Hub for kindly hosting our daily Advent Reflections. A link helping you to access our daily Reflections for Lent will be posted on Facebook and our websites from Ash Wednesday onwards. Alternatively, if you wish to receive these by email do contact me via: rev.grasmererydal@hotmail.com

The Faithful Departed

In the past couple of months, we have given thanks for the lives of Joan Rowe, Laurence Harwood and Jan Perritt. Please hold them and their loved ones in your prayers.