Week beginning Sunday 24th July 2022


This week in July is often a week of saying goodbyes. We gathered with many Y6 children from Fishponds Church of England Academy for their “Leavers Service” on Wednesday as they were able to reflect on their time together through school before they start out on new adventures in September. It was a great service and such a privilege to host it for them at All Saints. I spoke about the value of courage, and of Joshua in the Old Testament. It was good to talk about how sometimes when we are about to do something new that like Joshua we just have to go down to the river and “get our feet wet”. We are often tasked with new things, and they can be daunting, but they are often God opening a door for us that we might never have dared to even push.

This weekend we have a variety of different ways of being together. It is a weekend that involves worshiping alongside each other with some food and fellowship. We start our goodbyes to Revd Janey as she begins to make the transition to a new posting, a new adventure. After the 10am Holy Communion at St Marys there will be a lunch, do join us as we join together to share in this moment. The following week will be Revd Janey’s last service on the 31st July – so double the chance to come and join us and celebrate with her that new beginning.

At All Saints the 10.30am Service is Cafe Church and the worship will centre around the question “Why does the Big Bang have a face?” – exploring who Jesus is and why does it matter. It is a chance to build relationships and grow in confidence about faith. No question is too big or small and the table discussions are safe and welcoming spaces for people to explore a little deeper with others. (with food to boot!)

Worship on Sunday 24th July 2022

8am – All Saints – Holy Communion

10am – St Marys – Sung Holy Communion with St Marys Kids

10.30am – All Saints – Cafe Church

12 noon – Lunch at St Marys.

Please find attached the weekly sheets, Roots materials for people to use at home and the readings. There are two pictures – one about the lunch this Sunday and another about the All Saints Family Cafe this summer.

Our week ahead looks like

THE WEEK AHEAD

Wednesday 27th 09.00 – Celtic Morning Prayer at All Saints Church

Thursday 28th 10.00 – Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church

Sunday 31st 8.00 – BCP Holy Communion at All Saints Church

10.00 – Benefice Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church

I hope and pray that this week that you find the chance to “get your feet wet”.

Blessings

Revd Lizzie

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