Weekly news for 9.7.23

Dear Friends

Please join us for our picnic after the service on Sunday lunchtime

A little word

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect                 1 Peter 3.15 (NIV)

Surprisingly to some, it is usually Paul who speaks about gentleness in the New Testament. He is often portrayed as a hard and uncompromising character. But his early church colleague, Peter, also talks of it. The inference is that our lives will be so different and attractive that we will get asked about it. And rather than ramming it down their throats (!) we will use gentleness to explain. The church has not always been good at this. Food for thought.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for those who with gentleness have encouraged us on our journey of faith.
  • For the continuing trouble in Israel/Palestine. Above all for peacemakers.
  • For all those recently ordained, settling into new parishes.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

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

This week’s readings are: 1 Thess 2.1-12 

Refreshments to follow.   

Sunday evening at 7pm

Reflective service seeking the gentleness of God.

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Lunch Club in Church.

Will’s first Service and picnic

We welcome Will, along with Lucy, Eloise & Pheobe at our 10.30 service. Please bring a picnic and we will gather in Abbeyfield Park after the service and coffee for a lunch. We will have access to Abbeyfield House for the toilets.

St. Peter’s Summer Fair – Saturday

Last call to Book in for Saturday

Sensory Resources

Thanks to Danielle who has put together some bags with Sensory Resources that will be available on Sunday mornings for those who might need them. This is a demonstration of our desire to be inclusive for everyone.

Keeping up

Reminders of contact details:

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

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

Will                                                  will@pitsmoor.church, 07354887660

Earlier news

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