Weekly news for 16.10.22

Dear Friends

A special thank you for those who have helped with our Churchyard tidy up and sorting out the Church & Welcome Centre ready for groups recommencing.

A little word

How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!                                 Psalm 147.1

I really enjoy a good sing. There is something special about being surrounded and united in the act. It’s not even about how perfect it is. But this Psalm goes on to immediately remind us of the nature of the God to whom we sing. The Creative power of God and the transformative way he gathers and rescues and lifts up. We sing because of who God is, and as a reminder of what that call requires.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for experiences of true praise.
  • For our Mission Area. St Peters, St Cuthberts, Wincobank & Brightside.
  • For Chaplains in Education, Hospital, Prisons & Industry.


Morning Worship in Christ Church at 10am with CoGs group.

This week’s readings are:  Psalm 121 & Luke 18.1-8 

Refreshments to follow. 

Cogs are needing clean, old, white plastic bags please. Please give to Sara or put in the box provided by the bins on the way to the Welcome Centre.

Sunday at 6pm.

No reflective services yet.

10am on Thursday 

Holy Communion will continue at Pitsmoor Methodist Church (corner of Christ Church Road and Burngreave Rd) followed by coffee. Lunch Club has restarted, roll up from 11.30 if you haven’t come earlier. We expect to be back at Christ Church in a few weeks when the lift is fixed.

All age lunch 27th October

12.30 to 2.30pm at Pitsmoor Methodist Church, Christ Church Rd

Soup, jacket potatoes and toffee donuts

£2 per person £3 total for a family

Come and have fun with a Singalong, build a church game. Contact Yvonne to book a place 07749662623

Ideas exchange

One of the things we thought about at our Harvest service was the knowledge/skills/ ideas/ stuff we can share to help each other over this next winter.

The end wall (in church) now has an image of a giant light bulb with post- its stuck to it, each with an idea like, get an electric blanket (cheapest way of staying warm apparently) written on.

Please do add to the ideas over the next weeks together with your name so people can ask you about it. It doesn’t have to be anything big: knowing how to draft – proof your home; to grow spinach in a tub; to fix clothes; to use the buses; to provide a reassuring smile; every little has the potential to help someone somewhere.

Five Marks feedback

Pick up the sheet from Church with the feedback from our recent meetings and join in the conversation.

Keeping up

The church building is back up and running. It will be at least another week or two before other groups are back in the Welcome Centre with a functioning lift.

If you are a keyholder, please check with Pip or Maureen before coming in. There have been some key and Alarm Code changes.

In church there are some compromises. Plastic chairs until we can order permanent replacements, and the organ clean will be a little while. We are just glad to be back!

Reminders of contact details:

Maureen (for admin queries).    office@pitsmoor.church, 07765 232789.

Pip (for everything else!).             vicar@pitsmoor.church, 07799944436.

Earlier news

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