Weekly news for 15.10.23

Dear Friends

Over the next few weeks, we will be thinking about some of God’s wonderful promises.

A little word

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.                                         Matthew 5.9 (NIV)

The news this week has been shocking as has the name-calling and shouting from the sides. War is evil, an affront to humanity and God, and no cause justifies the killing of civilians.

So, I will be praying for peace.

The cycle of retribution and retaliation has to stop, and the voices of the peacemakers have to be heard. We are called to be like children, who it seems, are peacemakers and will be called Blessed.

So, I will be praying for peace.

Things to pray for

  • For peace in Israel and Palestine, for the voices of peacemakers to be heard.
  • For the families engaging with Stay & Play on a Wednesday. 
  • For the continuing work of ASSIST, as they celebrate their 20th anniversary.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

Morning Worship at 10.30am. God’s promised Messiah

Readings: Luke 4.14-21

CoG’s children’s group.

Refreshments to follow.

Sunday evening at 7pm

Holy Communion in a reflective style

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Coffee and Lunch Club.

Harvest Offering

Thank you for everyone who gave at our Harvest service last Sunday.

It’s not too late to add a cash gift (pop it in an envelope marked ‘Harvest’) which we will split 50/50 between Christian Aid’s Libya Flood Appeal and our Thursday evening food ministry.

Events this week

No After 8 or Craft and Chat groups this week.

Thursday – Sitting Room in church at 7pm (third Thurs of month) 

Two requests to pray

Bill and Sara would be glad of your continued prayers as Sara’s op has been put back to early next month.

Ian Parkinson is making great progress and in the next few days should be leaving hospital for a residential rehab unit. Please continue to pray, particularly for improvement to his sight, which has been damaged by the stroke.

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

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.