Weekly news for 7.2.21

Dear Friends

Quite a lot of news and updates this week.

Do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week as things do change!

A little word

 The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.      Psalm 19.1                                                                                          

As I tramp around Parkwood Springs of a morning the light is always different. This week we have had sun, mist, pink snow-laden clouds, and grey rain. I sometimes wonder what it is like to live in one of those countries where the weather stays the same for weeks on end; what do they talk about?

 I think the Psalmist is trying to say something about both order and variety and the fact that we all experience it. As they go on to talk about God’s law and commands, we too can interpret and experience them differently, but are all subject to them. Fear (awe or knowledge) of the Lord makes them sweeter than honey.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the way the natural world declares God’s glory.
  • For Esther and others being licensed as lay ministers on Saturday
  • For the places of conflict in the world, especially Burma/Myanmar.


In-Church worship suspended for the foreseeable future

10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom

We are continuing our on-line services. This link will be the same every week.


Meeting ID: 890 3024 9289  Passcode: 238289

Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0203 901 7895, and follow the instructions.

We are experimenting with live-streaming the service on the Church’s facebook page. You can watch it that way, but you cannot interact as you can on Zoom. The livestream doesn’t show the gallery, only the person talking or the screen share. If you have any concerns about this talk to Pip and we can explain more fully.

If you know people for whom this might enable them to join us, please spread the news.

This week’s reading is Proverbs 8.1,22–31.

Sara asks: What do you think Wisdom is? When have you experienced real wisdom?

Esther’s licensing

The Celebration of Lay Ministries at which Esther is to be licensed is taking place on Saturday (6/2) at 11am. To join in you need to register here:


It will be great to support Esther at the end of her training and the formal start of her ministry.

Lent Course

This year during Lent we are going to run The Bible Course from Bible Society. It offers a superb overview of the world’s best-selling book. The course will increase your confidence, equip you to read the Bible better and help you to see its relevance to daily life. Over eight interactive sessions, it combines video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection, and daily readings. All available on Zoom. Full details next week.

Coffee break returns

Christ Church Coffee break – Monday mornings in February at 10.00am. Zoom coffee and catch up – about half an hour or so. Bring your favourite hot drink and something to dunk or nibble and join Ruth at 10.00 for a zoom coffee and chat.
Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 821 6852 3735
Passcode: 948578

If joining by phone dial 0131 460 1196 United Kingdom (please be aware this is an Edinburgh area code)

Reading the Bible

We are running a bible study group via WhatsApp.  We invite anyone who would like to join to read along with us a chapter a day from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.

For more details contact Susan 07783055650.

Connecting Sheffield

The next phase of this includes Pitsmoor, Neepsend and Kelham. If you are interested in improving walking, cycling and bus routes into the city please follow the link to see and comment on the plans.


Earlier week’s news

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