I wonder how many of you, like me, have had to stop and think what day it is! Last week I had to stop and think what MONTH it was! Days are blurring into weeks, weeks into months. But there again, I wonder how many of you, like me, have begun to realise what is REALLY important in our lives? My parents always taught me that in time of trouble or adversity, to sit down and count my blessings. And it seems that so many people are doing this - on the phone, on social media and personally. How lucky we are to live in such a wonderful location - how we can still stay in touch through modern technology - how people are banding together to help each other. Whilst I was thinking about this, Celeen sent me the following video which sums it up. No matter what, God loves us; He is always there for us and we can take all our worries and fears and hand them over to Him. Please watch the video to the end, and hear Jesus saying DON'T WORRY, STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE AND BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER
Sue Revd. Sue Deacon (Local Minister)
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The Healing of the Leper "This video is so powerful as we all are not able to touch our loved ones or be with them at this time.....Holding onto our faith is so important. If we reach out to Jesus, just one touch from the Saviour and our lives can be transformed...He is our hope as we go through this tough time." Celeen
Lock down is a really strange time but remember - Jesus says God is like the farmer who never gives up hope. He loves us like the farmer loves his sheep.
How about trying to spot the ten differences between the pictures!
Then watch the video and see how the farmer was full of ENDURANCE and kept on going until he succeeded in finding his lost sheep. I think we should copy his example and keep going, and care for each other, just as he cared for his sheep.
...and then here's some great NHS thank you pictures for you to colour in and stick in your windows.
...and when you've done all those how about making this fantastic Vulcan (courtesy of Vulcan to the Sky Trust) then write a prayer underneath its wings and see how well it flies.
or to 'keep in touch and be kind' send one of these cards
to someone you love.
We understand that children right now might be finding the current situation a little difficult to understand. There is a really good story on the link here which you may wish to share with your children CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Thanks to everyone for your help!
Thanks to those people who have been popping into church and donating much needed food whist taking your daily exercise. Sixteen items of food were donated this week and taken to the Lincoln Larder
We invite you to grab a tin from your kitchen cupboard,and drop it into the box in the church porch whilst taking your daily exercise..
We send the food to The Lincoln Community Larder whose aim is to provide basic food for people in crisis. They do this by issuing Larder Vouchers to a variety of agencies in the area who then refer people to them who are in need of assistance in the form of food. The larder provide 3 days worth of food for each person included on the voucher. Lincoln Larder give advice about the best tins required by them here. ('For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.' Matthew 25.35)
PS ...and thanks to a generous local donation we have taken numerous boxes of food to the Trussell Trust for distribution to all Lincoln food banks, and Dave's Daily Bread is helping out too.
RAF Stained Glass Window - Update
Grand Aviation Raffle
As our grant application to the Arts Council National Heritage Fund has now been rejected three times, a Grand Aviation Raffle has been organised to fund the associated children's project (details below); however due to the pandemic crisis all of the events at which we were going to sell tickets have been cancelled. Also Greg and Steve at The Dambusters Inn kindly offered to sell 1000 tickets, but sadly our pub is now temporarily closed. Can you help by selling some tickets to cover our costs. If you would like a few books to distribute to friends and relatives during the lock down we would also pay the UK postage.
Please contact email@example.com if you can help sell some tickets.
INVESTING IN THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN ABOUT OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE IS OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE
We thought it was really important not to just relate the project to the installation of the window, but to expand it into an educational arts, history and remembrance project for our 200 local children at Scampton C of E Primary School and Pollyplatt Community Primary School. Many children have no concept of the sacrifices made by previous generations which enable them to live in a free and democratic country. The children will design and make a tile each which will represent their understanding of ‘remembrance’. The tiles will be joined together to make 6 framed collages one of which will be presented to each school, The Dambusters Inn, RAF Scampton, The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows) and Scampton Church.
The collages will be displayed at the VE75 Remembrance Service at Scampton Church on 8 November 2020 and then again at The RAF Scampton Heritage Centre on 11 November 2020 (Remembrance Day) when all 200 children, staff, parents and carers will take part in a remembrance service in 617 squadron hanger. (Security clearance yet to be authorized`). Let's hope and pray that our Remembrance Services go ahead this year.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The Children will learn the skill of glazed tile design and making, and the history of RAF Scampton and its relationship to Remembrance Day
At the end of the arts sessions the children, under the supervision of the stained glass window designer and creator, will:
Design a glazed tile based on the theme of ‘remembrance’
Create the tile ready for firing
Explain the relationship between their tiles, the history of RAF Scampton and the reasons for commissioning the RAF stained glass window
Explain the links between RAF Scampton and Remembrance Day
A sample collage of tiles, with an abstract theme, designed and made by children from another school .
Scampton Community VE Day Celebrations
At present, all national scheduled plans for VE75 Day are to be moved later in the year, to the weekend of 15 and 16 August, coinciding with VJ (Victory Japan) Day.
Sadly all VE75 local celebrations have been cancelled; however this does not stop you from doing your own thing from home - like hanging out red, white and blue bunting.
Members of the public are still being encouraged to take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ from the safety of their own home.
The toast will take place at 3pm on
8 May, and will serve as a thank you to those who gave their lives to ensure the freedom the country enjoys today.
People can also get involved in celebrations by joining BBC Radio Lincolnshire in making their own VE Day Great British Bunting. If you would like to take part, you can download some templates from the BBC website.
It is hoped that a representation of Scampton Church bells will ring out for peace at 3pm and 7pm on 8 May.
The Bells! The Bells!
The bells at Scampton Church have historic significance, with the treble bell being dated at AD1399.
They have not rung for many years and are deemed unsafe. A project has been underway for the past 18 years to have the bells reinstated. The project has accelerated over the past 6 months and following two specialists' inspections and reports, we are now in a position to apply to grant-awarding bodies to have the bells restored.
If anyone is interested in bell ringing or bell restoration, and would like to help with the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow all our activities now on Twitter - @scamptonschool
Charlie Hebborn (Headteacher)
Scampton Church of England Primary School
High Street, Scampton, Lincolnshire LN1 2SD
Cleaning team for this month
No cleaning this month as church closed.
A new rota will be issued in due course.
April 2020 Winners:
£50 no 25 Janet Goult - Denby Dale
£25 no 17 Rod Callow - Lincoln
£10 no 76 Virginia Hughes - Scampton
The church's weekly lottery scheme directly supports Scampton community initiatives, like the Scampton 'VE Day' 75th anniversary celebrations.
Recent beneficiaries include the village defibrillator fund, the Queens 90th birthday celebrations in the village, and the church roof fund.
Entry to the draw costs £9 per month paid quarterly in advance by standing order.
Monthly lottery prizes are usually drawn on the fourth Sunday each month, with all draws being independently drawn and witnessed. Prize money is paid electronically into the bank account of the winning ticket holder.
Winning ticket numbers and names are published in this newsletter, on the church website and notice board, and in the Village Venture magazine.
You have to be in it to win it - contact us for an entry form - GOOD LUCK
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