Summer Garden Party , 10th June 2023
We are looking forward to welcoming you at our services for Trinity Sunday this weekend. The 9.30 Eucharist will be a Family Eucharist, as usual on the first Sunday of the month, with children reading and leading our prayers, and the children’s choir leading the singing. We do hope that those families not still away for half-term will be able to join us, and that anyone who would like to sing in the choir is able to be with us for the rehearsal at 8.45 am.
It was very good last Sunday to welcome the Revd Duncan Dormor, General Secretary of USPG, to preach the sermon at Matins. For any who were unable to join us, his sermon is now up on our website, and if you would like to donate to the charity or to read more about it, you can do so here. I am hopeful that Duncan may be able to return in the autumn to preach at the 9.30 Eucharist.
We are now getting excitingly close to the Summer Garden Party in the Vicarage Garden on June 10th! Several of you have asked me to clarify – there is NO admission charge for the Party this year (though a donation HERE would be very gratefully received, either via our What is on page, or on the gate). There will, of course, be charges for the stalls and games. We are delighted to be offering lots of new activities for people of all ages, live music and delicious food, alongside stalls for cakes, toys and books. Leonora is still keen to hear from anyone who is able to make and donate a CAKE for the cake stall, or to volunteer help on the day, but most importantly, please come along, enjoy our wonderful community and raise funds for our beautiful church!
Building on the aspirations of our Mission Action Plan, the PCC has set aside a sum of money to be donated to other charities as part of our church’s sacrificial giving and to honour the Bible’s teaching on our responsibility to care for the poor and needy. Over the next few weeks, we shall be holding a couple of sessions during which we reflect together on what the Bible says about money, and invite your insights into how God may be calling us to use these resources. The first of these will be at 12.30 pm on 18th June 2023. Please join us as we reflect on this most important aspect of our discipleship, and if you are unable to be with us, please send any thoughts you may have to Fr Christopher.
Generous Lord, deliver us from all envious thoughts, and when we are tempted by the desire for wealth, let us see your face; for your abundance is enough to clothe our lack, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen [Common Worship, Daily Prayer, response to Psalm 17]
With my love and prayers
31st May 2023
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