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The Parish of Hythe St. John the Baptist St. Anne

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THE PARISH OF ST JOHN’S AND ST ANNE’S, HYTHE

Please note: Whilst all ervices have been suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on movement, worship and our many other activities will continue via our church website and Facebook pages (see next page for screenshots). https://www.stjohnshythe.org/ https://www.facebook.com/stjohnshythe/ https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-St-Annes-Youth172652072776655/

On the website, simply click on the ‘Coronavirus’ tab on the black bar and a new menu will appear. Jo is posting recordings of daily services of morning prayer and weekly Sunday services. These are on the ‘Recorded Services’ tab. Also on this menu you will find other useful resources related to the Coronavirus crisis. On Facebook, simply click on the relevant section to find out more. As our churches are closed, we are taking a big hit to our income. Every little contribution will help. If you feel you can support us as we support you through our virtual groups, please contact Jo or the parish office. Thank you! vicar @stjohnshythe.org office@stjohnshythe.org


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VICAR’S LETTER Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, During this Easter Season one of the things that has struck me, and I emphasise one, are the parallels that can be drawn between the first Easter and the crisis we find ourselves in today. In my talk on Easter day I reflected on the parallels that there are between Jesus being confined in the tomb to us being confined in our homes and the hope that we’re given through the resurrection that this restricted existence will come to an end. On that first Easter Sunday the disciples were locked away in fear, fear that the authorities would come and arrest them and put them to death. In the evening Jesus appears to them. John writes about this. (John 20:19-22) “Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send 22 you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Having met with the risen Lord, and having received the Holy Spirit, the first disciples emerge from their locked room – from the building. They’re transformed from being fearful and timid to being able to speak out boldly about the good news of the Resurrection. They go beyond the streets of Jerusalem, they go and make disciples of all nations as Jesus tells them to (Matthew 28:19).


VICAR’S LETTER In this pandemic as we’ve been behind locked doors for fear of Covid-19 we’ve been forced to change the way that we proclaim the Gospel. As our buildings are locked, we’ve been able to come together in spiritual communion by broadcasting our worship through our websites, social media and other IT platforms. As a result, the church has been able to reach many who wouldn’t, for a number of reasons, come into our buildings. Maybe because they’re unable to attend the services at the time they take place, now they can access the worship at any time. Maybe because they find it hard to walk into a building filled with strangers and into an event that’s unfamiliar to them, now they can take part from their own homes. Maybe they’re no longer able to get to church because they’re isolated at home due to age or other health related issues, now they can access the worship at home. For those who aren’t able to access the worship online they can now access worship using their phones. In these short few weeks of Easter the way that the church has worshipped and proclaimed the good news of the resurrection has been catapulted into the 21st century. In the same way that the 1st century disciples were moved out of the locked room into the world we’ve been moved out of our buildings into our technological age. As we look forward in hope to being able to meet together physically for worship, the question for all of us to reflect on and pray about is: When lockdown is lifted, what should we do differently? How will we reach all people (all nations) to share the good news of the resurrection and God’s great love for them? With love in Christ

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION Archbishops and Bishops: say stay at home but continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”. It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. It means all Church of England churches have closed in line with the Government’s instructions, including for private prayer. There will also be no weddings or baptisms. Funerals can still go ahead but within strict limits with only the closest family in attendance and essential physical distancing measures in place. In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given. We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”

For up-to-date information please visit the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/ more/media-centre/coronaviruscovid-19-guidance-churches#na


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UPDATE FROM THE DIOCESE OF WINCHESTER Dear Friends, For now, the doors of our churches must remain closed, but we continue to have many opportunities for communal worship and companionship despite our physical separation. Throughout this time, prayers and daily reflections from members of the Cathedral community are being uploaded to the Winchester Cathedral website, and a host of other resources are available from the Diocesan website. With the announcement of an extension to the lockdown, and no clear end to the current restrictions in sight, we know that for many this experience is becoming increasingly difficult. Thank you for all that you are doing to support those members of your communities who are struggling. Please remember to look after your own mental health and wellbeing even while you are helping others. Richard Harlow, Area Dean of Basingstoke, has offered a reflection and suggested some useful resources to help all those offering pastoral support at this time. "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" These words of Jesus as he dies on the cross (Matt 27.46) take us deep into the mystery of atonement: the perfect One tastes the consequences of sin, so that we, the guilty, may know reconciliation with God (or whatever other interpretation of this verse is offered by your theology). They are words from a unique moment in time. Nonetheless they may be echoed by others around us in this time of stress, fear and isolation. Stress can take any of us into anxiety or depression, where a felt absence of God may be experienced.

For others, stress takes them to a heightened sense of awareness, perhaps even mania. They can feel wired, completely inseparable from God, convinced that God is speaking directly to (and perhaps through) them. Sometimes, tragically, those who experience the symptoms of mental illness/distress can be the last to recognise that they are unwell. We spot these signs better in others than in ourselves. And isolation can make it


UPDATE FROM THE DIOCESE OF WINCHESTER harder for others to help us become aware that we need help. The task of carers is never easy, especially around mental health issues. Those caring for people with dementia are especially vulnerable in this time. The Church of England has produced some basic guidance on looking after our mental health and wellbeing, available here. But if you want more in-depth advice or individual support I found some of these websites and apps helpful during my 12 years as a mental health chaplain, all have useful resources around this epidemic: Mind and Soul Foundation (Christian resources and reflection around mental health): https://mindandsoulfoundation.org/ MIND - the mental health charity: https://www.mind.org.uk/ The Mix - mental health support for under 25yrs: https://www.themix.org.uk/ The Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Alzheimer's Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ NHS talking therapies (North East Hampshire): https://www.talkplus.org.uk/ (Central Hampshire): https://www.italk.org.uk/ (you can self refer) Directory of NHS and charity helplines: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stressanxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ If you want to develop some good habits during this lockdown, you could try: Christian meditation app and website, promoted on Facebook by Archbishop Justin: https://www.soultime.com/ Take Time - guided daily Christian meditation on the Gospels: https:// taketime.org.uk/ With our prayers for you all,   Bishop Tim, Bishop David and Bishop Debbie    And the Bishop’s Staff Team:   Andrew Robinson, Diocesan Chief Executive    Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester   Peter Rouch, Archdeacon of Bournemouth   Richard Brand, Archdeacon of Winchester   Mat Phipps, Bishop’s Chaplain   Update from 21 Apr 2020


FOOD FOR THOUGHT Not everything is cancelled. Sunshine is not cancelled, Spring is not cancelled, Love is not cancelled, Relationships are not cancelled.

Reading is not cancelled, Naps are not cancelled, Devotion is not cancelled, Music is not cancelled, Dancing is not cancelled,

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Imagination is not cancelled, Kindness is not cancelled, Conversation with God is not cancelled, Worshipping God is not cancelled. Hope in God is not cancelled. Author Unknown Advanced Image search free to use

Submitted by Sue Blomley

Editor’s Note: In trying to find an author for this month’s ‘Food for Thought’ I came across this video on Youtube. It was created by Dr Heinrich Derksen, President of the Bible Seminary, Bonn, Germany. It fits in well with Sue’s contribution! Here is the Internet link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNDK6uQoEJU


PARISH OF HYTHE MONTHLY PRAYER LIST In May we pray especially for: Peter & Kate, Colin & Barbara, Anne, Debbie, Elaine, Nancy, Colin, Jill, Carol, Shadia & Michael We pray for everyone we know who is unwell, and we pray for those who have lost loved ones especially the families and friends of Audrey and Ray This month we remember the work of the Foodbanks and the Waterside Isolation Group. We pray for the containment of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, people infected by the virus and the families of virus victims. We also pray for people who are suffering financially. May our church family be united in our worship of God, in fellowship with one another, and in ministry to the community.

WORDS OF WISDOM • • •

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom Faith isn’t faith until it’s all you’re holding onto. Unknown Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence. St Augustine


ONE WORLD: SOUTH KOREA Anglican Church of Korea sends aid to New York as Churches gear up Covid-19 response Christians from the Diocese of Daejeon in the Anglican Church of Korea are sending a package of aid to the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of New York. Members of the diocese collected 5,000 face masks, 3,000 bottles of hand sanitiser, and 3,000 sets of protective clothing. They were collected in Holy Week, as preparations were underway to turn the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York into a field hospital. Those plans have been put on hold as health officials in the city of New York say that the extra emergency beds are no longer needed. On Easter Monday (13 April) the aid package was blessed during a service at Wonseongdong Cathedral in Cheonan before being shipped to the United States. “The living Jesus Christ keeps telling us to love each other regardless of size, race anglicannews.org or any differences among us”, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Korea, Archbishop Moses Nagjun Yoo, said. “This is the moment that the Word works out through the two connected Churches in Korea and the US. . . Warmest hearts and lots of prayers go together with the hope of resurrected life of Jesus Christ to overcome Covid -19 for all in the package of aid”. Archbishop Moses said that it was a reversal of the usual pattern of aid being sent to Korea from the United States. In the service of blessing on Easter Monday, he told the congregation that “through this blessing prayer, we are going to dedicate this world to God. It is God’s, and it is a place to serve God. In the meantime, it is a place to remember and repent of turning away from God, and to re-establish a relationship with God. “It’s amazing that our smallest diocese sends the aid to the largest diocese of New York”, he said. “This is like Saint Paul, the smallest of the apostles,


ONE WORLD: SOUTH KOREA working with God's favour – see 1 Corinthians 15:10. Today, God uses Daejeon Diocese as a tool of grace to give the same role as the apostle Paul.” Elsewhere, the Internal Province of Ghana in the Church of the Province of West Africa has donated 60,000 Ghanaian Cedi (GHS, approximately £8,500 GBP) to a national Covid-19 Trust Fund established by Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The funds were presented to the President’s Chief of Staff, Frema Opare, by the Bishop of Accra, Daniel Torto, alongside a delegation which included Archdeacons Dr Joseph Lankwei Lamptey of Accra East and John Antonio Tello Nelson of Accra West; and Dr George Kotei Neequaye, the Dean of the anglicannews.org Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity. At the handover ceremony, Bishop Daniel offered prayers for the nation. In England, a church in the Somerset city of Bath has been temporarily converted into a production line making face shields for use within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). In the first three weeks of operation, more than 16,000 face masks have been sent to NHS hospitals across the country; and thousands more are on order. The scheme was established by Edward Chudleigh, a former engineer with the firm Dyson, to deal with the increased need for personal protective equipment (PPE). He began by producing them in small numbers in his basement, but the new assembly line at St Michael’s Without the Walls in the centre of Bath is churning out one mask every minute. ACNS Staff Writer

http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2020/04/anglicanchurch-of-korea-sends-aid-to-new-york-as-churches-gear-up-covid19-response.aspx


OPEN THE BOOK—MARCH 2020 In March we paid our monthly visit to Hythe and Waterside Primary Schools. This month the story was the ‘The Storm on the Lake’ Jesus climbed into the boat with his friends and As Jesus slept a storm blew up on the lake. As the storm got worse, his friends got worried.

They were scared they would drown.

New members are very welcome, training is given as we have to adhere to the ‘Open the Book’ guidelines. The commitment is 2 hours on a Monday morning and an hour on a Thursday afternoon once a month. We take a dramatised bible story with a message into the


They woke Jesus up from his sleep as they were frightened Jesus woke up and said to the wind ‘Quiet now!’ To the waves he said ‘Settle down!’ Jesus said to his disciples, ‘All you had to do was trust me. See, everything is calm’. Photos courtesy of Chris McMahon

primary schools in our parish. The group will start again once the Corona Virus Crisis is over. We have a giggle and it’s really enjoyable. Please contact Chris McMahon if you are interested and would like to know more.


CHILDREN’S WORK ONLINE Here are a few pictures of some of the activities we have done in our online Sunday Club, Messy Church and Toddlie-Winks. There are also a couple of pictures that parents have posted on Facebook of what their children have been doing whilst linking into activities posted online If you use Facebook please do visit the St John's and St Anne's Youth pages where you can see videos of some of the things we have been doing. Chris McMahon


CHILDREN’S WORK ONLINE

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HOW MUCH DOES A PRAYER WEIGH? - A STORY Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store. Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can." John told her he could not give her credit, as she did not have a charge account at his store. Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery list?" Louise replied, "Yes sir". "OK" he said, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries." Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the


HOW MUCH DOES A PRAYER WEIGH? - A STORY scales carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it." The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scales did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer which said: "Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands." The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store. The customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said, "It was worth every penny of it." It was some time later that the grocer discovered the scales were broken; therefore, only God knows how much a prayer weighs. Have a blessed day! Author Unknown Contributed by Sue Blomley

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IT’S GOING VIRAL! Two strangers, social distancing on a long park bench: L: "How's it going friend?" R: "Not well, I'm afraid. I've been struggling. And you?" L : "Yes me too. I've been down with all the usual symptoms, cough, fever, tiredness - nasty business really. Knocks the stuffing out of you. But mercifully I'm slowly on the mend. Same for you?" R : "Well, kind of. I used to be very fit and active. The family's envy, pride and joy really. But gradually this thing took hold, and I'm a shadow of my former self now. Just can't throw it off." L: "What sort of symptoms?" R: "Well for me, a bit different. I began to get bloated - full of gas if you know what I mean. I tried to adapt but the virus or whatever it is just seemed to keep multiplying. It affected my guts, then my waterworks - they seem to be getting worse and worse. I don't seem to be able to do as much as I used to - sort of less productive day by day really. Then I found that whereas I was good at just about everything I turned my hand to, now, I can do less and less, ..... it's as if one bit of me after another is slowly shutting down. But enough of me. Did you ever get tested?" L: "Yes, I was lucky. And it was Covid19, as I feared. But at least I'm immune now, and hope to get back to normal soon. What about you?" R: "That's good news. I'm happy for you. I wish I could say the same. No-one believes the tests they've done on me. But maybe we shouldn't get back to normal. You see, unless more people work harder to stop the spread of this thing, I don't see a way out of the mess I'm


IT’S GOING VIRAL! in... I get so sad when people ignore all the warnings and just carry on chucking nasties out into the air. So thoughtless. It's been good to talk, but before I go, what's your name, if I may ask?" L: "Human". And yours?" R: "Me? Oh, my name's "Earth", but it's not CV19 I've got. It's something more terminal." Edgar Ruddock

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HAVE FAITH! Satan:” I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil” Jesus: I will bring together neighbours, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources” C.S. Lewis 1942


MOTHERS’ UNION

Our programme of meetings is postponed while we stay at home and stay safe to save lives. On Saturday 25th April at 11.00 members of the Lyndhurst Deanery of Mothers Union came together in prayer and worship from their own homes Members contributed prayers including the one below:

Loving Lord, When this is over, may we never again take for granted a handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the shop, conversations with neighbours, a crowded theatre, a Friday night out, the taste of Communion, a routine check-up, the school rush each morning, coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring, each deep breath, a Boring Tuesday. Life itself. When this ends, may we find that we become more like the people we wanted to be, we were called to be, we hoped to be, and may we stay that way – better for each other, because of the worst.

AMEN

Contributed by Trish Murphy


DAILY HOPE 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 26 April, 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 services during the period of restrictions in mind. ADVERTISEMENT


PHIL’S PHOTO CHALLENGE How good are you with your camera? I’m holding photography competitions over the next couple of months for members and friends of St John’s and St Anne’s. Send me your photos and the winners will be published in future editions of ‘Contact’. This month’s topic is ‘Things around the House’ Looking forward to hearing from you! Phil

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ALPHA ONLINE Don't forget that we will soon be running an Alpha Course online. Please share this information with your friends.

The Alpha Course creates space for conversations about faith, life and God. Each week we will share a link for a video which you can watch at a time that is convenient to you. We will then meet together through Zoom to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Please get in touch if you would like to be a part of our Online Alpha Course and we will try and find a time that suits everyone for our weekly Zoom meetings. For more information and to register your interest, email churchoffice@stjohnshythe.org or message us through our Facebook page MUSIC FOR HOPE Dear Friends Here is a link to a 24 minute video on Youtube recorded for Easter Sunday by Andrea Bocelli. It was sent to us by our son-in-law and we thought it worth sharing with you. Maureen & Norman https://youtu.be/huTUOek4LgU Eds: We enjoyed it too!


THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY Thank you to all who supported our coffee morning on 14 March and helped us to raise £230.50 to help the Children’s Society continue its work supporting children and families . This was the last social event I attended before ‘lockdown’, it hardly seems possible and that money is already safely in their hands thanks to Sue Harvey banking it straight away. Our AGM planned for May has ben postponed until May 2021, our speaker already has it in her diary! Charities and foodbanks are crippled under the strain of the current crisis, cash strapped councils do not have the resources to help and families are running out of options. The Children’s Society is asking the Government to step in and lift the conditions which prevent children and families from accessing the vital support they desperately need at this time. YOU could help with this: On the Children’s Society website there is a link to ‘A lifeline for all’ asking us to contact our MP and demand that the Government steps in. Please will you do this? Either use the website or write to Julian Lewis MP . 3 The Parade,

Southampton Road, Cadnam SO40 2NG Thank you all for your continued support. Trish Murphy


PUZZLE CORNER

Puzzle created by Phil

A Riddle: You answer me, although I never ask you


BIBLE QUIZ: GENESIS—Answers 1.

Seth was Adam’s third son.

2.

The four rivers of Eden: Gihon, Pishon, Tigris, Euphrates

3.

Enoch ‘walked with God’ and was taken by Him?

4.

Name and age of the oldest man in the bible: Methuselah, 969

5.

Nimrod was the son of Cush and described as a mighty hunter.

6.

Babel was the famous tower built in Shinar.

7.

A raven was the bird Noah sent first from the ark.

8.

Ur Kasdim was Abraham’s hometown.

9.

Abraham lied to Abimelech.

10.

Hagar was his wife Sarah’s servant.

11.

Hagar’s son was Ishmael.

12.

‘Jehovah Jireh’ means ‘The Lord will provide’.

13.

Jacob saw a ladder to heaven in his dream.

14.

Esau got angry with his brother as he stole his birthright.

15.

Jacob’s sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Naphtali, Issachar, Gad, Zebulun, Asher, Dan, Benjamin.

16.

Joseph was sold for 20 pieces of silver.

17.

A cupbearer and a baker were Joseph’s companions in prison.

18.

Pharaoh’s dreams were about cows and heads of grain.

19.

Joseph hid a silver cup in Benjamin’s sack.

20.

Jacob and his sons settled in Goshen.


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