Weekly news for 11.6.23

Dear Friends

A little word

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.                                 James 5:7 (NIV)

We live in a very immediate society. ‘I want it, and I want it now’! Electronic forms of communication mean we expect immediate answers to everything. The image of a slowly growing crop is a helpful reminder that sometimes things take time, and that God’s time is not necessarily our time. If we could all learn to be a little more patient and live in the moment that would be a good thing.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for those who are patient with us.
  • For families known to us who have been bereaved.
  • For Ukraine and all the parties involved, knowing that a lasting peace will need to be built.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

Holy Communion at 10.30am. Fruit of the Spirit – Patience

This week’s readings are: Mark 4.26-34 

Refreshments to follow.   

Sunday evening at 7pm

This week is a guided meditation.

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Lunch Club in Church.

Advance Diary date

On Sunday 9 July we will have a Church Picnic, probably at Abbeyfield Park. This will be Will & Lucy’s first proper Sunday with us, so a good chance to say hello to them and Eloise and Phoebe.

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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