WEEKLY NOTES is published in hard copy every Saturday and is sent by email to many. Here is PART of the current Weekly Notes:
SUNDAY 1st August 2021
THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
10.30am Parish Communion
The Collect for this week:
Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the light and life of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
First Readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Gospel Reading: John 6:24-35
Sides people Alan Kirsopp
Organ/piano Gordon Swift
Reader James Wilders/Alison Stewart Smith
Intercessions Sue McGinn
A Prayer after Communion, which you may say privately:
God of our pilgrimage, you have led us to the living water: refresh and sustain us as we go forward on our journey, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Other services today:
6.00 pm Phone Church
Wednesday 7.00pm Bellringing Practice
Thursday 10.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Parish Communion – Tenth Sunday after Trinity
6.00pm Phone Church
Dates for Your Diary:
On Sunday, 15th August at 4pm we will be having a "Songs of Praise" style service in the churchyard (weather permitting). Pimms and non-alcoholic beverages will be served and we will sing some of our favourite hymns. Please bring a folding chair if you have one.
22nd August Afternoon Teas, proceeds to be shared between Stroke Association and Holy Cross Church.
11th/12th September Heritage Weekend
We are hoping to have a Confirmation service sometime in the autumn. At this point it would be helpful to have an idea of how many candidates we might have. If you would like to be confirmed or if you are the parent of a young person who is interested in being confirmed, please let Rev. Alison know. Once we have numbers, we can start thinking about some preparation sessions which may be held jointly with candidates from St Paul's. These are likely to start in September.
800th Anniversary Celebration
Sylvia and her group have begun meeting again to prepare for their history of Holy Cross presentation in September. Sadly, some of the group have had to withdraw and so Sylvia would love to hear from anyone who would like to become involved and take part in the presentation.