Rev Chris Weekly Update 30/10
Please let me remind you that we have a Commemoration Service at St Nicholas Church on Sunday 6th November at 2.30pm. All are welcome to come and if you would like the name of a loved one remembered in that service, please let me know the details as soon as you can.
This week’s issue of the diocesan newsletter, The Briefing, had a link to an online wish list that has the aim of providing toys for refugee children living in our diocese. There is a flyer attached to this email and there will also be one on the notice board in church – the QR code on the flyer takes you to the ‘wish list’ where you can purchase toys that range in price from £5 to £14. You can also click on this link to take you to the online wish list. This is a great opportunity to help refugee children to have a more enjoyable Christmas.
This coming Sunday we will celebrate the festival known as All Saints Day (also known as All Hallows Day). The actual day for this is Tuesday 1st November (following on from All Hallows Eve) but we are permitted to transfer it to the Sunday. It is a time when we honour all the saints and martyrs of Christian history, known or unknown, and when we consider our own sense of joining them through our faith in Jesus Christ. A prayer that we will use this coming Sunday reflects this as we will say the following;
God of holiness,
your glory is proclaimed in every age:
as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,
inspire us to follow their example
with boldness and joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Introductory verses taken from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God………….To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 1:1-3)