Prayer for Liverpool
In the olden days a long time ago before the great lockdown, Teddy Horsley used to get up early on a Sunday morning to go to church with Lucy, Walter, and Betsy Bear. Since lockdown happened and Teddy Horsley went into self-isolation in North Wales, Sunday church has been coming to him in his home on the computer screen. Teddy Horsley finds this all very strange. He finds it difficult to settle down and to believe that he really is in church. It is all too tempting not to stay the course right through to the blessing at the end, and to search for something else to watch on the resourceful internet.
Since engaging with Exploring the Sunday Gospel at Home Teddy Horsley has discovered that it is this preparation before the Sunday service that helps him to settle down for the service and to stay tuned in. When Teddy Horsley brought his sheep to the service two Sundays ago (the Gospel was about Jesus the Good Shepherd), he felt more like a participant and less like a spectator. When he brought his map to the service last Sunday (the Gospel was about Jesus as The Way), that worked well for him too. Now this Sunday, as the Gospel reading explore Jesus’ promise of sending the Paraclete, the Advocate, the Guide, Teddy Horsley has himself come along as the Guide.
In today’s picture Teddy Horsley is remembering how he served as a guide to what was his favourite cathedral (before finding Liverpool Cathedral that is). You may care to follow his adventure more fully here: https://teddyhorsley.org/teddy-at-bangor-cathedral.
The image for next Sunday is Royal Crowns to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus enthroned on high. You can find out more about that theme here: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html. We would really appreciate you letting us know how you are using these materials. Please send us your ideas and photos of the things you may create; email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week I launched a national survey to explore how churchgoers are feeling during the lockdown. I hope that many people who visit this website today will be willing to participate in the survey. It is completely anonymous and confidential. Find out more here: https://tinyurl.com/ycsq9fy2.
We warmly invite your participation in our Sunday service video here:
You are further invited to engage with us in the Breakfast and the Bible document here:
Prayer for Liverpool
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