Several things to note, put in your diary or sign-up for 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
Who can climb Mount God? Who can scale the holy north-face? Only the clean-handed, only the pure-hearted;
Men who won’t cheat, women who won’t seduce. Psalm 24.3-4 (Msg)
Monday coming is All Saints’ Day. It is so much more than a mopping up exercise to remember those who don’t have their own named day. You will no doubt have heard me say before that the letters Paul writes start: to the saints in Rome; to the saints in Corinth; to the saints in Ephesus; etc. it can get lost in our translations. We need to reclaim the word from the stained-glass gang with golden dinner plates behind their heads. Saints are God’s people. You and me. The Psalm above gets across the audacity of thinking we can get close to God. But the point is…. we can. Because he invites us and welcomes us. So, on Monday, happy St. You Day.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the Saints we have met over the years.
- for countries experiencing authoritarian and military rule.
- for the COP26 in Glasgow – for real progress.
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.
You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page.
This week’s readings are: Psalm 119.1-8 & Mark 12.28-34
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion in Church
Next week (7/11) is All-age Worship
We are going to be thinking about coming to God when things are tough. Please could you bring: a loo roll; a cereal box and, if you have a newspaper, something from the paper which concerns you… and… your spy film knowledge!
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. Use the post-its on the noticeboard at the back of church.
Rotas to join please
As we become more settled on Sunday mornings it will be good to re-establish a refreshment rota. We welcome old and new faces to take a turn. Find a friend and sign up. Three weeks out of four are now taken, so this is the last push to sign-up.
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. Only two names so far!
Let Maureen know ([email protected] or 07765 232789) if you want to join either rota or sign up in church.
Climate Crisis action point
Sheffield – Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
Start: Saturday, November 06, 2021 @ 12:00noon
Devonshire Green, Devonshire St, S1 4GT,
Host Contact Info: [email protected]
LLF Study Day – Saturday 20th November, 10.00 – 4.00
You may be aware of the Living in Love and Faith project by which the Church of England is learning and praying together as part of discerning a way forward in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. The LLF resources explore these matters with the idea we both learn, discern and feedback our thoughts.
Living in Love and Faith is a course that can be done over weeks, and some may choose to do that, but to help those who may prefer or need a more compact version, we’ll have a study day at Christ Church on Saturday 20th November, 10.00 – 4.00.
Please see Huw Thomas if you are interested, or message him on Facebook or email [email protected]
Ecclesfield & Hallam Deanery Event
Christ Church is hosting this on Tuesday 30 November, 7-9pm. Open to all to hear from and engage with the Bishop and members of the Senior Staff Team.
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