Resources for Home Worship
If you're missing hearing the organ or hymns, the Beauty in Sound Youtube channel has weekly organ concerts at 7pm on Saturdays and then from 5pm on Sundays there is a live hymn request event that normally goes on for three hours or more! You can type your hymn request in the chat column. The organist is Richard McVeigh and he uses an electronic organ in his home which has the sounds of some of the big, well-known organs from the world via computer, which sounds wonderful! Beauty in Sound can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdRXZZXDmLJM6XBnUpIoog
Below is a service of Spiritual Communion for the time we are unable to meet.
The Diocese of Exeter has a variety of resources and suggestions on their website HERE You can also watch live services and recordings of them on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/exetercathedral/videos/
The Church of England has posted a sheet with more worship at home resources at https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/midweek_worship_at_home_0.pdf
Other resources are at www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.
Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church service. Please share this with those who have limited or no access to these services.
A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God our refuge, we seek your protection. Protect the vulnerable from illness: those who are old and frail, weakened by years and struggle; those who care for others, expending energy and love; those for whom inability to work means hardship and poverty.
Protect us from the greed and suspicion which snatches at our own security stock-piling and panic-buying that deprives others of the necessities of life.
Protect us from the short-sightedness which sees the germ in our own eyes and ignores the plagues of hunger, war and violence that take so many lives each day.
Protect us from the isolation that leads to loneliness and despair denying the interconnectedness that links us with one another.
God our refuge in our panic and fear may we not lose sight of our common humanity that makes us one people in you. Amen.
Written by Jan Berry
Below are two reflections for times when we aren't able to attend a funeral due to Coronavirus restrictions.
The diocese has links at https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/coronavirus-guidance/sunday-services-to-watch-online/
Wesley’s Methodist Chapel in London will continue to live-stream worship, adapted for no physical congregation.
Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.
All these services will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA
Radio 4 has a daily service at 9.45am on LW and DAB and also a Sunday morning service at 8.10am. Also Radio Devon has a Sunday morning service at 6.30am. These are also available online or on BBC Sounds.