Weekly notices – 11 September 2016

This week’s Rector’s reflection:  Lord, Have Mercy!

It’s often said that the cry for mercy is a universally human cry. There are times in our personal lives when things become too much, and we need relief. There are eras of history in which the course of life seems to turn against us, and we long for salvation. We join with many others across time and space when we, in our worship, turn heavenward and cry for mercy. But we don’t just seek relief. We seek renewal. The mercy of God is active. It is creative. It creates new hearts and renews spirits. It results in a spiritual outlook that is not dominated by the failures of yesterday. It produces a mentality that can see the possibilities for victory over evil in the future. Let us open ourselves to God’s mercy.

Services and Activities in the coming week:

  • Wednesday 14 September:
    • 10:00am:  Holy Communion
  • Sunday 18 September:
    • 8:00am: Holy Communsion
    • 10:15am: Sung Eucharist

Upcoming events: 

Choir Practice: Resumes on Thursdays at 7.30pm. All are welcome to join, no prior musical experience or training necessary.

Harvest Sunday: on the 2nd of October, we will celebrate Harvest Sunday. There will be a bring-and-share lunch after service. Please come along!

Donations to Barnardo’s for Harvest: As usual, we will collect donations for Barnardo’s food supply. While produce is thoughtful, it is often that they cannot distribute it before it spoils. It might be best to focus on canned goods.

Lunchtime Fellowship: Tuesday, 27th September at 12.30pm focus on Harvest. Organ Recital: 1 October at 8pm by John Riley of Edinburgh: Musical Discoveries and Conjectures. Chauvet; Gigout; Linke; Wachs; J. S. Bach in East London; Brahms and a Lady on a Bicycle; Postman Pat’s Bad Day; Improvisations on submitted themes. Free entry, donations welcome.

Bottle in the Box: there are 3 bottles this time. Pop your £2 in the envelope and write your name next to the bottle you hope to win.

 

10er Challenge Save £10/week for one year, to help with the cost of replacing our failing heating system.

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