Weekly news for 30.7.23

Dear Friends

Remember that Sunday at 10.30am is at St Peter’s this week.

A little word

An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.’                      Luke 9.46-48 (NRSV)

Jesus repeats a thought similar to this several times in the gospels. In a world that is often in thrall to and seduced by power, it is a helpful reminder of the counter-cultural call in following Jesus. How might we practise true humility? As shown to us by Jesus, the servant king.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for all the servant hearted people we see.
  • For those suffering the consequences of extreme weather, and those called to help mitigate our impact.
  • For all those who put on activities as they take a summer break.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

Morning Worship at 10.30am joint with St Peter’s

Note that Sunday is a joint service at St. Peter’s at 10.30am. Lyons Close, S4 7EP.

Sunday evening at 7pm

No Reflective service this week

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Coffee. Lunch club takes a break for August.

Services in school holiday time

Now the schools have broken up the CoGs leaders are taking a well-earned break until September. Families are, of course, welcome to join in the service at 10.30 every week. There are some toys and the new Sensory bags at the back if that is appropriate for you.

If you are busy in the mornings, the Reflective evening service follows the same theme most weeks and is a lovely peaceful end to the day.

Morning Prayer

Will and Pip say Morning Prayer together in Church on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9am. It lasts about 1/2hour. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Church Yard & grounds clear-up

Thanks to those who joined us on Saturday morning in the rain. We got some stuff done. We will have an Autumn date when we tackle the leaves, date to be announced.

Free to a good home

Following a clear out of the vestry and other hidey-holes there is a collection of lost property and books at the back of church. Help yourself to anything you want. Donations (optional) can go in the collection box. It will be there for a couple of weeks before recycling/throwing.

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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