Good afternoon all,
A new, bumper edition of our monthly newsletter for September is now available at church and it looks terrific! Make sure you pick one up on Sunday; Alex has done a great job.
I’ve attached a poster for our new initiative: “Families @ 5”, Sunday September 18th. This will be an informal social occasion, hopefully happening each month, and EVERYONE is invited. A ‘family’ can mean one or two parents with child(ren); single people; couples; grandparents (with or without grandchildren); or any other combination you can think of! There will be games for various ages to play and pizza to enjoy; tea & coffee, BYO cool drink if you wish. When the weather is nicer we might choose to meet at a park so energetic ones can kick or throw a ball around (while some of us sit in our camp chairs and watch 😊).
This would be a good opportunity to invite your neighbours or family members along. There is an online booking option and also a sign-up sheet in the foyer at church. Don’t forget that the day before, Saturday 17th at 2pm, the Mother’s Union is holding a Beetle Drive: it’s going to be a weekend of fun!
Do you watch our live-streamed services? If you do, please let me know and if you have any constructive feedback I’d like to hear it. This week I had some very good suggestions from a parishioner that will be helpful. It’s really good to hear from people who are not able to attend church in person at the moment, and lovely to know that making services available online continues to be valuable.
I have attached a reflection I read today that spoke to me; it’s about how the Holy Spirit will guide us if we listen to the inner voice that prompts us. I hope it speaks to you too.
Here is the Collect Prayer of the Week following the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost:
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you:
teach us to offer ourselves to your service,
that here we may have your peace,
and in the world to come
may see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Reverend Lorna A M Green