Weekly news for 16.5.21

Dear Friends

Lots of info and news again 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 law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.                                                                                                                                                                                Micah 4.2-3

The situation escalating in Israel/Palestine is heart-breaking. Jerusalem seems to be the epicentre of faction, dispute, and lawlessness. It is so far from the vision that Micah and the other prophets had. Please pray for the authorities in Israel and Palestine, and for regional power brokers and the US who have influence. Most of all pray for those civilians caught up in the destruction. May peace, common sense and justice prevail.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the vision of hope the scriptures hold out for us.
  • for an end to the escalating violence in Israel/Palestine
  • for the work of Christian Aid amongst the world’s poorest.

Services

In-Church worship Sunday at 9am. Service of Holy Communion.

Numbers are limited, social distancing and face coverings apply. Sorry still no singing!

10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom – Christian Aid week focus

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89030249289?pwd=dTdneVo3L0RreVdSYm15MGF2OHlwQT09

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.

This week’s reading is: Micah 6.1-9.

Midweek Communion

We are planning to restart on Thursday 20 May at 10am. It will be lovely to welcome you back.

APCM- Weds 26 May at 7pm

Details of the meeting here.

https://www.pitsmoor.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Notice-for-election-of-church-wardens.pdf

https://www.pitsmoor.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Notice-of-APCM-2021.pdf

Please be praying about the vacancies that are coming up. Nomination forms are in church or can be requested from Maureen ([email protected])

The new E. Roll is displayed in church if you want to inspect it.

Christian Aid Week – 10-16 May

Because we cannot meet in any number, we are planning to raise money by hosting a quiz on zoom on Saturday 15 at 7pm. If you would like to enter a team let Pip know. Suggest 6-8 is a good number for a team. The link is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82673995572?pwd=VitIYnRSV3p5U2VWMCtGNlpsTU4wZz09
Meeting ID: 826 7399 5572  Passcode: 772613

On Sunday 16 the Zoom service will have a particular focus on Christian Aid.

Donations can be made here:

https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/christ-church-pitsmoor?channel=status

or envelopes available in church.

Ascension to Pentecost – 13-23 May

As in previous years we are being called to make this a special time of prayer. There will be daily links to focus on.

YOU are invited to a Harvest Party on Sunday the 23rd of May, on Zoom at 10.30.

Please wear you party clothes and bring some Harvest Party treats to eat – your favourite fruit or cake perhaps. AND wear or bring something which tells people what makes you really special (it might be a secret no one else knows!)

Party bags will be provided to anyone blessed enough to belong to COGs.

See you there!

P.S. there is also a second party happening in the Church Yard at 5.00, where you can also bring party food and we are going to sing. You are very welcome to that too. TWO parties in one day!

AND (Not to be read by children):

If you are coming to the Zoom Service, don’t belong to COGS, but still like fun… you could provide yourself with the materials to make an elastic powered vehicle and to make a light bulb light up =)

CoGs leadership

Jane and Yvonne are both stepping back from leading CoGs. We want to record a huge thank-you for all that they have done over many years.

We will need a new team in place to lead our children’s work, ready to start in September. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak to Sara or Pip.

Earlier week’s news

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

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