Axe Valley Mission Community

Now we are part of the Axe Valley Mission Community here is a link to the website

Axe Valley Mission Community Website

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Caption Competition

Exeter Cathedral Online Services

Pew News for the AVMC

Parish News

The latest Parish News can be downloaded as a PDF from this website.

The Good Shepherd & His Sheep

ZOOM

In case you missed it yesterday here is the link to the 11am service given by the AXMC.- https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71885450686

Sunday 26th April 2020

This Sunday there will be an Uplyme Church Service on YouTube at 10am (or later if you wish) and then a live get together on Zoom at 11am. 

You can view the service on YouTube by clicking this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCclQWLSAS49TN4ACnJTeFIQ

After the service at 11am there will be a time of fellowship on Zoom or dial in if you don’t have a tablet, phone or computer with a camera.  Details of how to access this are given at the end of this e-mail.  We will have a few minutes all together and then try to divide everybody up (randomly) into smaller groups of about 5.  There were 43 of us in the chat last week and although we failed to get the technology to work to make the smaller groups, it was great to catch up and see everybody.

Uplyme Church Post Service Chat
Time: Apr 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84676823165
Or
Dial in – 0203 481 5240 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 846 7682 3165

The Road to Emmaus

REFLECTIONS

EASTER 2

EASTER DAY!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia Alleluia

Easter Day Live

Join us by following the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb-jY5oJJhM

GOOD FRIDAY

Jesus is betrayed, arrested & sentenced to death   

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 10.16-25  

Gospel Reading: John 18.1 end of 19

Collect: Almighty Father, look with mercy on this your family for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed and given up into the hands of sinners and to suffer death upon the cross; who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen

Maundy Thursday Reflection

We approach the end of a difficult week of faith. The present closure of our churches feels especially challenging this week – Holy Week. Yet in some ways it brings home to us more than ever the sense of the despair that must have been felt by the disciples as they were separated from their master following that famous last supper. Everything was up in the air and seemed to be changing by the minute – even more so than for us today. He – their Lord, – insisted on washing their feet ! Everything was turned on its head.

Jesus’ last days as mortal contained much loneliness. He felt isolated, and abandoned. The joy with which he had been received just days earlier, was short lived. Many of us are experiencing isolation and loneliness whilst living so close to others in community. Again, the present circumstances may be presenting us with a new and challenging experience and an opportunity to understand anew to sense the painful abandonment of Christ. Even Peter, the rock upon which the church is built, denied him not once but three times.

How much more abandoned did His followers feel after Good Friday? We are so often quick to reach easy judgments, – that seems to be an in-built human failing. When our comfort zones are breached we so often seek to justify or point blame – yet that rarely is the best way to take us forward. At the last supper He shared on earth Jesus instructed his followers to “love one another”.

Today it is incumbent upon all off us to contemplate what it truly means – to love one another.We pray that Christ’s grace be with us, that we may be slow to judge, and willing to forgive – those qualities that He taught us to hold close.

With thoughts and prayers

Clive