Making the most of Lock-down

Posted on April 19, 2020 Under Blog Post

Joining a Daily Service

St Ebbes Oxford are publishing a Daily Service on Youtube. This is a short format Morning Prayer from 8.45 to 9am, Monday to Friday.

Join a short sung worship session each morning:

Message from Phil Moore

It’s been so great to tune into a couple of services from Lutterworth over recent weeks, a great encouragement that this unique time has brought to us is being able to reconnect in a way that we haven’t been able to before.

My friend Olly Knight has been leading a time of worship and bible teaching each weekday morning from 8.30-9am. This has been huge encouragement to our family and from what it seems many others…this week he hit 150,000 views since lockdown began. I’m now partnering with Olly in taking a Thursday morning and leading that from our home.

It’s on Olly’s Facebook Page Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri https://www.facebook.com/ollyknightmusic/

And on our Cornerstone Worship page on Thursdays https://www.facebook.com/cornerstoneworshipUK/

Get Fit in your Living Room

It can be hard to be motivated to stay healthy and get moving. Why not log in to some online PE lessons. Joe Wicks is doing family PE each day at 9am, but he’s also got some specific sessions for different ages and abilities on his YouTube Page.

Get on the Phone

Not everything has to be online. Why not set a new pattern of contacting people online? You could choose a person for each day of the week and give them a quick call.

Pick up a Book

Being stuck at home is a great chance to open those classic tomes that have been gathering dust on the bookshelf. At a time when we’re all on screens so much, what a great opportunity to disappear into literature.

How about this quotation from Roald Dahl with his top recommendations:

Within a week, Matilda had finished Great Expectations which in that edition contained four hundred and eleven pages. ‘I loved it,’ she said to Mrs Phelps. ‘Has Mr Dickens written any others?’

‘A great number,’ said the astounded Mrs Phelps. ‘Shall I choose you another?’

Over the next six months, under Mrs Phelps’s watchful and compassionate eye, Matilda read the following books:

  • Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Good Companions by J. B. Priestley
  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

Get Outside

Finally, whilst we’re all spend so much of our time indoors and online, try your best to get some sun. The weather is quite good at the moment, so why not sit on your porch or in a window and get some fresh air.