Sunday 1 November 2020

Our Online Service for Sunday 1st November 2020. Our Service for All Saints & All Souls. Meeting Details included.

 Hi Folks

There is a new online service from Prestatyn Church in Wales to Celebrate All Saints Day.  Do check it out!

This week there will be the Annual Church Meetings via Zoom, so if you can receive this email, then you should be able to join in that meeting, and for those not online they can alternatively get connected via their telephones.

If you've not Zoomed before, then clicking on the appropriate link below will trigger an invitation to download Zoom, which hundreds of thousands have found a safe thing to do.  Then you will be given the option to join a meeting ID, which you follow and when prompted put in the meeting code and password.  That brings you into a waiting room which I shall monitor during the 15 mins before the meeting is due to start and can then let you into the meeting.  Do please allow audio and video so that everybody else can see you and you them.

For those who join via the telephone, they will tap in the room code, then they will be asked for a personal code, but the alternative is to tap the 'hash' button, you then tap in the passcode and will then be in the waiting room too.  You do get prompted through these stages.

To participate, please use the appropriate links here...

David Ash is inviting you to the Christ Church Annual Meeting 
Time: Nov 4, 2020 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 974 6816 8148 
Passcode: 858828 

03300885830,,97468168148#,,,,,,0#,,858828# United Kingdom or 01314601196,,97468168148#,,,,,,0#,,858828# United Kingdom 
or 0208 080 6591 (using ID and passcode) 
all at your standard landline rates

David Ash is inviting you to the CHS Annual Church Meeting
Time: Nov 5, 2020 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 922 3063 2791 
Passcode: 147383 

02080806591,,92230632791#,,,,,,0#,,147383# United Kingdom
or 02080806592,,92230632791#,,,,,,0#,,147383# United Kingdom
or 0330 088 5830 (using ID and passcode)
all at your standard landline rates

Open in Prayer,
Apologies for Absence,
Annual Reports for 2019,
Finance Report,
Mission Area Business,
Elected Representatives,
Electoral Roll,
Close in Prayer.

I hope that both of these meetings can be followed by brief PCC or MOB Meetings to plan future meetings and consider anything urgent.  

Questions to consider:

Service Times - We are at a time when changing the times of services could be relatively easy, so let us take this opportunity to review when the optimum time might be. Would other people we know be more likely to attend if they were at a different time? Are there times when I definitely couldn’t attend and others that would be more convenient? We may end up saying that no change is needed, but would there be any advantages if we did alter them?

Christmas 2020 - It is looking very likely that live services will be somewhat limited this year, in which case would you still want a Christmas Eve Communion (just the wafer) whatever the timing? We will be able to sing carols via zoom, but are there other things that you would like to try (suggestions include a Zoom murder mystery event, a Zoom Christmas Quiz and maybe Zoom Christmas crafting demonstrations).  

Priorities for the Future - as part of the Mission Area Review, each church needs to present their plans for the future, so what do you think should be included? 

Notice is also given for the Annual Mission Area Vestry Meeting on Tuesday 24th November, also on zoom with access details to follow.

Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, so there will be a short online All Age Service from 10am and at 10.45am live streamed coverage of the service from the War memorial including the 11am silence.

If you are exercising and have a spare poppy then do visit the Christ Church churchyard and add it to those by the war memorial making the outline of a cross (between 1st and 11th November).

I hope that all is well with you.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.