Weekly news for 7.5.23

Dear Friends

Thank you to everyone who took part in our annual meeting, and to those who have offered their time and service to us as they join the PCC (more below).

A little word

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.                                                                                                                                                                  Galatians 5.22,23,25 (ESV)

Running up to Pentecost and then following on from there to when the schools break up, we will be thinking about the fruit of the Spirit. These are things we should all see growing in us, markers of the Spirit of God working in us. It is a beautiful list that is worth spending time over. I love the idea of being in step with the Spirit. I picture in my mind two friends on a journey together falling into the same rhythm and pace, journeying in harmony.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the fruit you see in your own life and in the lives of others.
  • For the situation in the Sudan and Ukraine; for peace to reign and differences settled.
  • For our nation as we elect local councillors and crown a king, may they come not to be served but to serve.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

All-age Worship at 10.30am. 

This week’s readings are: 1 Cor 13 & 1 John 4.7-12 

Refreshments to follow.   

Sunday evening at 7pm

This week is Taize style

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Lunch Club in the Welcome Centre.

APCM results  

We are delighted to welcome a mix of old and new faces to join the leadership team of the PCC. The following people were elected…

Church Warden: Blessing Pepple and Will Ross

Deputy CW: Ruth Crowley

Deanery Synod: Joanne Chadwick and Yvonne Hayes

PCC: Ange Drozdowsky, Pat Limb, Dienye Pepple, Jane Skinner and Kate Thompson

We will soon have a vacancy to fill as treasurer. We have a small team that looks after the finances, so you don’t have to do it all. If you have skills in numbers and IT, we would love to talk to you!

Christian Aid breakfast

To raise some money for the fabulous work of Christian Aid we will be serving breakfast from 10am on Sunday 14 May. Put it in your diary and set aside some money.                                                                                   

Church chairs

We have got four sample chairs to look at. Try sitting on them and picking them up. I would be interested in your thoughts. The fabric ones come in many colours so don’t be swayed by that alone.                       

Keeping up

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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