Weekly news for 10.10.21

Dear Friends

Heads up – No livestream this coming Sunday, and next week’s newsletter will be website/facebook only, sorry no email.

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

 Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. The Scriptures train God’s servants to do all kinds of good deeds.                                                                                                                                                                  2 Timothy 3.16-17

This week the church commemorated William Tyndale. He translated the scriptures into English and was killed for it in 1536. He, along with others, believed passionately that ordinary people should have access to God’s word in their own language. For many that would have been by hearing as they could neither read nor afford books! The church, to its shame, opposed him. I guess they feared losing control, and it hastened the reformation. I chose the verses above because they demonstrate that the whole point of reading it is to let it change us. If God’s word is nothing but letters on a page it is robbed of its power.  We need to let it train, inspire, and change us, so that we might be God’s agents in the world.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the availability of God’s word.
  • for those worried about paying fuel bills.
  • prisoners of conscience around the world.


In-Church worship Sunday at 10am. Holy Communion with CoG’s.

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

Sorry, no livestream this week.

This week’s readings are: Psalm 90.12-17 & Mark 10.17-31

The beautiful flowers in Church this week are a tribute to Len. Enjoy them and think of him.

10am on Thursday

Holy Communion in Church

Service details

We are going to continue with our current Sunday morning pattern at 10am through to the end of November. We don’t want to be changing constantly. Now that the schools are back the children’s work has restarted also. We will review it again for the later Autumn and adapt as we go.

Being all together in one service means some differences from ‘normal.’ We would love to know what you have liked and found valuable and if there are ways we could adapt.

Harvest Collection

The Foodbank at St Cuthbert’s want to say a huge thank you for all the gifts given last Sunday.

Autumn Confirmation

There will be a Deanery Confirmation service with +Sophie at Chapeltown on 28 November. We will be running a course to prepare people, but it could also be used as a refresher course if that would be helpful for you. You do not at this stage have to have made your mind up about Confirmation. Pip or Sara would love to hear from you if you are interested.

Chocolate Box cake

As part of their outreach work the Chocolate Box project get through a lot of cake. I have suggested we might be able to help. Would you be willing to supply a traybake on a Sunday? If enough of us sign up it would only be once a quarter or so. Let Maureen know (office@pitsmoor.church or 07765 232789) if you want to join the rota.              

Climate Crisis action point

Find ways we can, bit by bit, reduce our own personal part in Global warming. There are some ideas on the notice board at the back of Church – please do add ideas of your own.                                                              

Earlier news

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