North Tuddenham Mardle
The August edition of North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine is now available form the Resources section of this website.
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The August edition of North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine is now available form the Resources section of this website.
Do join us for worship together this Sunday, 2nd August. We are having two benefice services again with Welborne hosting our "physical" service and there again being a Zoom service. Joyce Turner will leading and preaching at the service at Welborne. Alan Cossey will be preaching in the Zoom service, which can be accessed in the usual manner using the link here or starting Zoom and entering a meeting ID of 834 0140 0096 with a password of 858873. Both services start at 10.00.
For the Welborne service there will be some things you will need to do to keep yourself and everyone else involved safe. Part of this is that you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering (there will be disposable ones available at the service).
For the Zoom service, please ensure you have joined before 10.00.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the services.
There is a new audio series on Trusting the Gospels by Andrew Ollerton (from The Bible Course which over 50 of us have done in the benefice) and Peter J. Williams from Tyndale House in Cambridge, which covers material similar to Peter Williams excellent, 140-page book "Can we trust the Gospels?" which came out earlier this year. Both Andrew Ollerton and Peter Williams know their stuff and, importantly, how to put it across in a way that the ordinary man or woman can understand. If you are interested in knowing why we should trust the Gospels (that should be all of us), then do have a listen to the first episode. You can hear it online at https://trustingthebible.buzzsprout.com/.../4327502... and you can download the actual audio file from https://www.buzzsprout.com/.../4327502-trusting-the...
PS Peter J. Williams doesn't include the "J." in his name, because he is a poser, but to distinguish himself from at least two other UK Christian leaders called, "Peter Williams".
This morning Betty Trinder preached on Philippians 2:12-18 as part of our series on Philippians, with Sally Thurgill leading the service. Thank you, Betty, for joining us just ahead of your retirement.
The audio recording can be heard from the Resources section of this website or directly from here. There will also be a video recording available on your YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vlLiqkyImh3iiloD4Mm9w/videos
Recordings of the benefice service of 12th July 2020 are now available. The audio recording can be listened to or downloaded from the Resources section of this website or directly from here. There is also a video recording which can be seen at our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnDTnsmgMdk Andrea was our preacher speaking on Philippians 2:5-11.
The video is also on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/matvchurch/
The audio recording of today's online benefice service is now available from the Resources section of this website or, more directly, from here. Sally Thurgill gave her talk based on Philippians 1.1-11 as the first main talk in our series on Paul's letter to the Philippians. The video of the entire service is now available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vlLiqkyImh3iiloD4Mm9w (minus the music while we sort out copyright problems).
This week's recording is only partial, because I (Alan Cossey) forgot to turn on the recording until about 30 seconds into Mark's talk. I have added the first two songs manually at the start to partially make up for it. The recording can be found in the Resources section of this website or directly here.
We now have a YouTube channel where we are starting to add some videos. To get to it, please either go to www.youtube.com and search on "Mattishall and Tudd Valley" or go directly to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vlLiqkyImh3iiloD4Mm9w. If you want to be notified when new videos get added, please subscribe there to our channel.
Please do take a look and let us know what you think.
The audio recording of our benefice service on 7th June 2020 is now available. Paula Finlayson gave her testimony and Derek Finlayson was the preacher.
During this time of lockdown many of us who are able to have been taking extra walks around our communities. This prompted me to draw up a village trail for Mattishall. It is designed for adults alone or adults accompanied by children so nothing too taxing! Just for fun!
If you would like to participate you can download the form from the resources section of the benefice website here or fill it in online, e.g. on a smartphone, here. In addition to these, feel free to pick up a paper copy from my home - 4 Mill Road, Mattishall (Turn right off the main Dereham Rd just past Mattishall News going towards Dereham). Such a copy can be collected at any reasonable time! The closing date for completion is 30th June and small prize awaits the winner. Hope you enjoy.
Please note that as we expand our use of Zoom for services and meetings we are having to alter some of our connection details. The new connection details for our services are as below. Connection details for home groups and other meetings will be sent by email to those due to take part in them.
Morning Prayer Mon-Fri and Informal Prayer Sat
Meeting ID: 835 1392 5378
Sunday Morning Services
Meeting ID: 834 0140 0096
To join a Sunday morning service by phone, please ring one of the following numbers. When prompted,
* enter the meeting ID followed by #,
* when prompted for a participant ID just enter #,
* then finally when prompted enter the password followed by #
0203 481 5237
0203 481 5240
0131 460 1196
0203 051 2874
The church building may be closed but the Church, the people, are still there for everyone.
If you have something you would like to give thanks to God for, or to ask Him something, let us know and we would be privileged to pray for you.
If you don’t wish to provide details, that’s fine too. All requests are confidential if you wish them to be.
To let us know:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 01362 858873 and leave a message if you wish and the office is closed.
Post – in the post box to the office which is adjacent to the Drs surgery. The address is Church Office, Church Rooms, Dereham Road, Mattishall. NR20 3QA
Foodbanks are now feeding many families with basic essential foods.
A collection of non-perishable, non-alcoholic items can be donated at 4 Mill Road, Mattishall. Please leave your bagged items on the doorstep and ring the bell to alert us a package has been left.
All items will be donated to the above foodbank on a weekly basis. All donations will be greatly appreciated and much needed.
Despite the problems at Zoom which stopped some of our people from seeing the service, we have managed to produce an audio file of the entire service. This can be played at or downloaded from the Resources section of this benefice website or directly from here.
We also have two videos available, the interview Mark had with our speaker, Andrew Davison, which we showed at the start of the service and a video of Andrew giving his sermon. These can both be seen here.
The audio recording of the benefice service online from Sunday 3rd May 2020 is now available. Please see the resources section of this website. Mel Stevenson was the preacher.
Do you know your Exile from your Exodus, your Jeremiah from your Job? Ever wondered what was going on during the time of that Old Testament reading that you didn’t really understand in church? Should we trust the bible? Why is this or that reading actually in the bible? Does it all seem to fit together or do the readings you read or hear seem totally unrelated and confusing?
Bible Society has created a course to help us understand and appreciate our bibles better. A couple of years ago, we ran it in a number of people’s homes and around 50 people took part overall. A new version of the course is now available and can be streamed to our homes for us to watch without having to meet together physically. Since so many people are restricted to their homes, it seems an ideal time to run it over the next few weeks.
The course consists of 8 sessions, each with 2 x 20 minute videos to watch together as well as time to discuss things together with one person leading the sessions. To enable us to chat together we will probably also use Zoom (as we have been doing on Sundays, but in a simpler fashion) and we will probably run one session per week.
To find out more details, please either contact Alan Cossey (01362 857904 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and / or have a look at the course website at https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-bible-course/ where you can see a couple of short videos describing the course as well as being able to watch the video of the first session in its entirety (36 minutes = 2 x 18 minutes). The only cost is for a manual for each person which goes with the course and which is really very helpful both during the course and afterwards and costs £4.99 each (corrected from £3.99), which we can order it for you.
Hope you can join us.
Over the last three weeks (22nd, 29th March and 5th April) we have found Zoom to be an effective way of bringing us together in worship despite our physical separation. It is an App which can be used on Android/Apple or Windows devices and is relatively easy to install and use without requiring you to register . There are plenty of ‘How to’s online: This one is on how to Join a Zoom Meeting https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1 which will tell you how to join any of the acts of worship we are having this week.
Obviously, there are some things that are easier to do than others, so our worship is different from before, but with the same sense of the Spirit joining us together.
You can either join one of the acts of worship by clicking on the link above, or by installing/opening Zoom on your device, entering the correct Meeting ID (e.g. 224-497-494 for Easter Sunday) and then entering the password (which Zoom requires us to set) of 858873 which is the MATV Office Phone Number without the area code. The password is the same for all the Acts of Worship to make it easier to remember.
And please do offer to help with the worship in this most special of weeks by using the form you will find at https://bit.ly/2xcxDZZ to tell us how you would like to help. It would be helpful if you could use the form rather than via email as it will make the planning easier.
Looking forward to seeing you this week as we join together to remember all that Jesus has done for us.
With every blessing,
The Archbishop of Canterbury has created a short series on prayer. See www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/exploring-prayer for details. Also, Norwich Diocese is now running a series of podcasts. See www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/ for details.
AUDIO RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTENING TO DIRECTLY FROM THE "FEATURED RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD" SECTION OF THE HOME PAGE. THE SERVICE SHEET AND THE TEXT OF THE READING ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE RESOURCES SECTION OF THE HOME PAGE OF THIS WEB SITE. If reading this on a mobile phone, please tap the picture of Andrea first then tap on the link above.
I hope this week has not be an anxious time for you amid all the changes to our way of life and that you have been able to feel something of the presence of God, nonetheless.
After last week’s trial of streaming worship using Zoom, we are giving another go! It was great to see so many of you last Sunday, and thank you for all the encouraging comments after the service. It was great that so many of you found it a real blessing to see each other’s faces through the power of technology overcoming our physical separation.
Use this link for our worship this week and every week from now on: https://zoom.us/j/224497494. Or from your Zoom App, click “Join a Meeting” and then enter the Meeting ID of 224 497 494.
If you have not got the technology for Zoom (i.e. no Laptop or Smart Phone) you can still join us. Phone 0330 088 5830, 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237 and enter the Meeting Id via your keypad when prompted. Obviously you won’t see us, but you will be able us this to follow the worship. If you tried the app last week but didn’t hear anything, that’s because you need to use select “Call via Device Audio” via the headphones icon at the bottom left hand side of the app screen when you connect to the service. If you don’t not only won’t we hear you, but you won’t hear us either.
Our worship begins at 10:00am although we will start gathering from 9:45 onwards. This week our worship will be led by Andrea and we will be joined by Ven. Ian Bentley, Archdeacon of Lynn, who will give our talk on the Bible Reading: John 11:1-45. There are some activity sheets to go with this bible reading are available at here for home printing. If you like craft try looking here: https://ministry-to-children.com/lazarus-raised-crafts/ for some fun crafts to make.
On Friday or Saturday I will email out a service booklet for those of you who don’t like following words on a screen.
I would also be grateful if you can forward this email to friends, neighbours and members of your congregation. I am painfully aware that our distribution list does not yet have everyone’s emails on it. So please help by passing this on. The act of worship, like all our ‘normal’ worship is open to all and we don’t want anyone to miss out because we haven’t got their email on our system and of course that means that others in our communities or wider who want to join are very welcome.
Finally, can I ask you for forbearance, not least when things are not perfect or quite ‘as you would like it’. Please remember that an item of the service that you are finding a barrier to worship is almost certainly the one thing that is blessing someone else. If you don’t know the song, just listen to others worshipping or take that as an opportunity to have a biscuit (having switched your mike off of course so we don’t hear you crunching). We are a diverse benefice. Our worship from now on will reflect that.
Looking forward to seeing you again on Sunday.
With every blessing,
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