Weekly news for 5.9.21

Dear Friends

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

 Yet God has not left himself without testimony: he has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.                   Acts 14.17

St Paul uses these words on one of his travels as he talks about the good news from ‘the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them’. For so long the Church seemed to have lost sight of the wonder and witness of the created order as we individualised faith. Time and again Paul and others speak of salvation in cosmic proportions, God’s concern for everything created and the redemption of everything. Our series during September will pick up on that as we think about Wonder, Abundance, Desolation & Restoration in relation to the Creation Emergency as our country prepares to host COP26.

I was struck by the word ‘kindness’. We need to practise kindness to our planet as well as to each other. Some researchers are doing a project on kindness, it has been on the radio quite a bit this week. If you are interested there is a survey to help their research, you might take a look at. www.thekindnesstest.org

Wouldn’t our country, the nations, and our planet be all the better for a bit more kindness.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the wonder we feel when we consider all that God has made.
  • for all those welcoming and helping refugees to settle.
  • for groups restarting after a long break


In-Church worship Sunday at 10am. Service of Morning Worship WITH SINGING – Creation Emergency – Wonder

Face coverings please and be especially conscious of how some people will still want to be cautious.

You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page

This week’s readings are: Psalm 33 & Proverbs 8.1-11,22-31

10am on Thursday

Holy Communion in Church

Service details

We are going to continue with our current Sunday morning pattern at 10am through September too. We don’t want to be changing constantly. Once the schools are back the children’s work will restart also. We will review it again for the Autumn during Sept.

Prayer Day – 18/9 10am -3pm

The last eighteen months have been a testing time for many of us. During this time, we may have encountered isolation, grief, ill health, financial difficulties and more. Also, we may have discovered new things… How have we been affected? How has our faith journey held up?

On Saturday 18th September there’s an opportunity to reflect, contemplate and pray –maybe thinking particularly how we might move forward as a community, as Christ Church Pitsmoor, and as individuals, but primarily a quiet space where we can spend time with God after the upheaval and trauma of the past eighteen months. There will be some visuals and quiet music to help us reflect. We also hope to have the Diocesan video on how ‘church’ could look as we move forward, playing in the Holroyd Room.

Feel free to drop in at any time between 10am & 3pm for however long you like. The day will draw to a close with prayers led by Sara at 2.45pm

Any queries / questions about the day – please ask Karen Rodgers or Ruth Crowley (Sara is currently away)

Afghan Refugees – how can I help?

There is a need for working smartphones. They need to be wiped back to factory settings and have a charger. If you have (an old) one you could donate, give it to Pip and we will pass it on.

There will be other ways to help in time.

You can see donation requests on a facebook group, search Sheffield Donations for Refugees. It changes quite often, and they are quite specific.

Earlier news

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