Where has the sun gone? [217]

Bertie here, with 4 fantastic things you need to know for your Wednesday: do read and respond…

  1. Wokingham Council are seeking nominations for local heroes of the Pandemic. It’s a really lovely idea and a lot of people have gone the extra mile for us over the last year. It is a very short form to fill in so why not think about the Receptionist or volunteer or neighbour or teacher who has really helped you and suggest them? It will literally take you 2 minutes, I promise- and if I can do it in 2 mins with my claws you might be able to do it even faster with your flexible fingers… Wokingham Borough’s Covid-19 heroes – Wokingham Borough Council
  2. Sunday is Mothering Sunday– please bring along a sheet of A4 paper and colouring pencils or a pan for the service at St Paul’s and do keep lighting a candle as you settle down to help us all gather together in worship. More to follow.
  3. Riding Lights are a fabulous Christian drama group which many of you may have heard of or even seen. They are putting on an online play in the run-up to Easter which looks amazing. You can book to watch it as a household if you would like, or, if enough people are interested, we could sign up as a Church and watch it together and then discuss it. If you would like to watch it, can you let Louise know? And then, if enough people do, then we can either arrange to all watch it en masse or book an evening to respond to it. Thanks.

Riding Lights Theatre Company Presents:

Breaking Day

A Lockdown Passion Play by Les Ellison

Daybreak on Good Friday. The Governor’s grip on authority is slipping, his wife plagued by dreams, and their servant clearly knows more than she should. Torn between the Capitol, the Sanhedrin & the mob, the lines between personal & political begin to blur. The teacher at the centre of it all remains silent.

Filmed remotely in lockdown, Breaking Day is an innovative passion play for Easter 2021, immersing us with stark intimacy in decisions that led to crucifixion.

Available to stream 19 March – 15 April. Tickets are £10 per household, and can be purchased from the Riding Lights website:

4. Mary has sent this very lovely prayer in for inclusion, written by a colleague of Mother Teresa:

When I am hungry, give me someone in need of food;
When I am thirsty, send me someone needing a drink;
When I am cold, send me someone to warm;
When I am grieved, offer me someone to console;
When my cross grows heavy, let me share another’s cross too;
When I am poor, lead me to someone in need;
When I have no time, give me someone I can help a little while;
When I am humiliated, let me have someone to praise;
When I am disheartened, send me someone to cheer;
When I need peoples’ understanding, give me someone who needs mine;
When I need to be looked after, send me someone to care for;
When I think only of myself, draw my thoughts to another.

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