Weekly news for 22.10.23

Dear Friends 

This Sunday we think about the gift of the Holy Spirit and what that means for us. 

A little word 

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Tim 1.7 (NIV) 

Jesus promises his continued presence with his followers before his Ascension. There is much said in the New Testament about the work and empowering of the Holy Spirit. We need to welcome the leading and guidance of the Spirit, remembering that all we do through that leading is about pointing to Jesus and not about us. 

Things to pray for 

  • Give thanks for those times you feel Jesus’ presence with you through the Holy Spirit.  
  • For peace in Israel and Palestine, for the voices of peacemakers to be heard. 
  • All those taking a break for ½ term. 


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.   

Holy Communion at 10.30am. God’s promised presence 

Readings: John 14.15-31  

No CoG’s children’s group this week. 

Refreshments to follow. 

  Sunday evening at 7pm 

Reflective service 

10am on Thursday   

Holy Communion, followed by Coffee and Lunch Club. 

Sunday 29 Oct 

This is a fifth Sunday, so we meet with our friends from St. Peter’s. We are hosting this time for a Holy Communion service. We are having cake after the service please bring one if you can. 

This is also the day the clocks change, enjoy your extra hour in bed! 

Harvest Offering 

Thank you for everyone who gave at our Harvest service. 

This week is your final chance 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. We will be sending it off now. 

Events this week 

It’s half-term so no Play & Stay, After 8 or Craft and Chat groups this week. 

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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