Weekly news for 28.5.23

Dear Friends

This week we celebrate Pentecost as we remember the coming of God’s Holy Spirit.

A little word

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.                          1 Cor 12.2-13

As we celebrate Pentecost, we remember that the Spirit is the unifying bond between us. Brothers and sisters, one family around the world. Paul has just spoken about the empowering and gifting brought by the Spirit. We are thinking about the fruit that the Spirit manifests in our life. Let us all open ourselves to the work of God in our lives and recognize each other as equals and family members.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the presence of God within us.
  • For newcomers to our country that they would be welcomed despite the current hostile language.
  • For all taking a break this bank holiday and half-term.

Services

Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

Holy Communion at 10.30am. Pentecost

This week’s readings are: John 7.37-39 & Acts 2.1-21 

CoGs groups and refreshments to follow.   

Sunday evening at 7pm

This week a contemplative celebration of Pentecost.

10am on Thursday  

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

Thursday Lunch

Lunch this week is an all-age affair with families on ½ term welcome to join in. Speak to Yvonne for details.

International Meal

Thursday is International Meal. Food served at 7pm. Meat & Veggie options.

Everyone is welcome. The housed and the unhoused, the hungry and the full, the well-connected and the lonely.

Did you find the heat tough last summer?

A new project looking at heat waves in Burngreave is starting. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is a not-for-profit newsroom which specialises in community-driven journalism. This year they are running a project looking into how people in Burngreave experience heat waves – in particular, how the house you live in affects your experience of heat, and how this may impact on your health. They are looking for members of the community who found the heat challenging last year to take part in this project.

So, if you think you might be interested, please contact Paul on 07929114418 or pauleccles@tbij.com or talk to Pip.

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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