Pew Sheet

Arrangements for January
Given the high infection rates in London at the moment and guided by the Area Dean, the churchwardens have determined that we should not hold congregational worship for the time being. The Family Service on Sunday 24th January will take place via the Whatsapp group at 10am.  John Watherston will be leading Mattins on 31st January.

It will be apparent from these plans that our Vicar David remains unwell. Your continued prayers for his recovery will be appreciated.

There will be no 8 am Communion service and no Evensong during January but the church will continue to be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 pm for private prayer.
Sunday 24th January - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
8 am        Communion     cancelled
10 am      Family Service WhatsApp group only
11.15 am 
Mattins             cancelled or https://www.pbs.org.uk/churches-and-services/-1 which lists streamed services, also St. Luke's https://www.youtube.com/c/StLukesandChristChurchChelsea 
6 pm        Evensong         cancelled

Watch Mattins on January 10th here
Watch Parish Communion  on January 3rd here
Watch Christmas day Festive Mattins  here
Watch Christingle YouTube video for the Family Christmas Service available to play here and as we are raising money for The Children’s Society, we have created a link so that you can join us and can donate here
Watch a recording of Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols here
Watch a recording of Mattins on November 29th here
Watch a recording of Mattins on November 22nd here
Watch a recording of Mattins on November 15th here
Watch a recording of  Act of Remembrance here  Complete order of service  here.
Chelsea Old Church has traditionally donated the whole collection taken on Remembrance Sunday to the Royal British Legion. As we are not able to take a collection in Church this year we hope that those of you who are viewing this service online will donate what you would ordinarily have put into the collection plate on this day directly to the Legion using this link

Prayers for the National Health Service below
At this time we will also be praying in the midst of this national crisis for the NHS, medical researchers and those who are unwell:
We pray today for all those suffering from COVID-19 at this time, and especially today we pray for loved ones isolated apart from each other:
God of all love,
in whom we are all united,
and from whom we can never be parted,
strengthen all those far from loved ones this day.
Help us to know your presence with us and with them
and strengthen our hearts by your Spirit,
that they and we may know the consolation of our fellowship in you,
and may hope, in due time, for the joy of reunion,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord bless us and keep us, the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us, the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen.

A Prayer for the National Health Service

O LORD Jesus Christ, who wentest about doing good and healing all manner of sickness: Give power, wisdom, and gentleness to all thy ministering servants, our physicians, surgeons, and nurses; that, always bearing thy presence with them, they may not only heal but bless, and shine as lamps of hope in the darkest hours of distress and fear; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost ever, one God world without end.
Amen.

A Prayer for medical researchers

Almighty God, Who art the Father of truth and understanding: shed forth, we beseech Thee, upon those who are engaged in medical research the light of Thy heavenly guidance; grant unto them the spirit of patient discernment, that they may be skilled to discover the way of health and healing; and strengthen them with the assurance that they are fellow-workers together with Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for someone who is unwell

O GOD, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to thy servant the help of thy power; that his/her sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.                                                                                                     Courtesy Westminster Abbey
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There are a range of Christian resources already available and the link below lists digital streaming, tv and radio programmes, blogs and other resources.
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
and
https://www.london.anglican.org/articles/accessing-christian-services-and-resources-digitally-for-those-who-cant-get-to-church/
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Weekly donation envelopes for 2020: If any one new would like to join the regular giving scheme, please tell the churchwardens or email office@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk or the Honorary Stewardship Secretary Laura Tomlinson on laura@lauratom.com