Weekly Update for 4/10/20

Dear Friends

Here is the latest news, but do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week.

A little word from Sarah

So he went and did according to the word of the Lord; he went and lived by the Wadi Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the wadi.

1 Kings 17.5-6

So how do you picture Elijah? A great fearless chap, all muscle and strong words? Perhaps he needed to be: he had just begun to confront Ahab- the man who ‘did more to provoke the anger of the Lord than any of the other kings of Israel’.

But before he went any further, God took him aside and bought him to a place of absolute dependence. Dependence firstly on the brook and the ravens, and then on a poor widow, but ultimately on God Himself.

On Saturday, on my knees, I was commissioned to care for those God loves so very much – his people, so that together we can love the world He has created. I am so grateful that first, we took time away remembering that none of us can do it without complete and utter dependence on Him and His love for us.

New for this week


9am in Christ Church, Morning Worship.

Aimed especially at those who can’t access the on-line services. Please bring a face covering and hand cleanser. Numbers are limited, and it will take longer than usual to take your seat, so please be prompt.

10.30am on Zoom.

We are continuing our on-line services for the foreseeable future. The link is the same every week.


Meeting ID: 303 159 289  Password: 597076

Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0131 460 1196, and follow the instructions.

This week’s reading is Luke 4:14-22

Things to pray for

For all of us in this time of uncertainty, that we would all learn to rely more and more on God and His love for us.

For students, especially those leaving home for the first time, and those supporting them.

For all those in casual work here and abroad, who cannot earn in COVID- for enough to live on.

Tuesday Discussion Group

Please feel free to come along, even if you’ve never been to a group like this before. Please bring your face covering. We meet at 7.30 for about an hour.

If you are interested there is a sign-up facility on the church website, or leave a message on the church answerphone (0114 275 7240).  

Thursday morning reflection, Church yard tidy and litter pick

10.00 – 12.00 A great way to enjoy outdoors and love our neighbours.

Various groups are beginning to start in the Church Hall again:

Check the website for more details.


If you use revpip@yahoo.com to email me would you mind changing it to vicar@pitsmoor.church Yahoo are going to make it more complicated so the pitsmoor.church address is quicker and more reliable. Thanks.

Earlier week’s news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.