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SUGGESTIONS FOR HOME SERVICE FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (MAY 24TH)

Dear All, 

I very much hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well wherever you may be in these troubled times.    

Here are some suggestions for supporting worship at home as replacement for the Holy Eucharist service May 24th: 

1. Please use our Morning Prayer Book. 

2. Regarding Readings, Prayers of Intercession and the Collect of the Day, please refer to the bulletin together with a Children'sworship bulletin. 

3. Regarding a sermon, please refer to Fr Simon's message titled “UNITY IN DIVISION”. 

4. Fr Simon’s video message, prayer & service music* can be viewed on YouTube titled “YCC ON-LINE PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER”: https://youtu.be/aatZRrk39K8 

*Organ Voluntary: Choral Prelude on "Llanfair" (Hymn "Hail the day that sees him rise") by McNeil Robinson.    

5. It is suggested to use the link to Streaming Service from St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia: stjohnscathedral.com.au   

They are one hour ahead, and so their service is at 8:30 am (JAPAN TIME) on Sunday. They have a wonderful selection of services, choral evensong... they are streamed and then can once again be viewed on YouTube. They also have the service booklet.  

Though the time difference is greater, here are further options for some who miss ‘home’ during these challenging times. These services are live-streamed at the Japan times indicated. However, if unable to view at those times, access will be available thereafter on YouTube.  

1) The Church of England have a new section called Church online:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

- service time: 17:00 (Japan time) on Sunday 

2) All Souls' Episcopal Church in the USA: https://allsoulsokc.com/

- service time: 24:00 (Japan time) on Sunday  

3) St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong: https://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/ 

- service time: 10:00 am (Japan time) on Sunday   

6. In addition, to support mental and spiritual health during the suspension period of our church services, it is suggested to use the daily reflections titled "13 daily reflections supporting good mental health" taken from the Church of England. These will be sent on a daily basis (except Sundays) by Fr Simon, from May 16th until May 30th. 

I look forward to seeing you again soon. 

Prayers and peace, 

Simon

Rector of Yokohama Christ Church