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A Sunlight of Hope


Dear Friends

 

As we woke up on the dawn after election day with a new Prime Minister, Sir Keir spoke about a 'sunlight of hope' emerging from the shadows and he restated his focus on public service.  Tim Farron, a Christian and Lib Dem MP speaks of politics as a 'mucky business' . He encourages us both to get involved in local life and pray for our MPs because the commitment to improving life for those who struggle is a noble but complex and demanding project. Sir Ed Davey falling off a paddleboard and getting on it again was a good illustration of that.

 

Jesus came that 'they might have life to the full'. Here in Fishponds at All Saints and St.Mary's churches the core of our faith is to see lives flourish. Our new MP Damien Egan has already popped in to meet people from the wider community at St.Mary's weekly Saturday Lunch and we look forward to regular contact, so that people can make their views and needs known for making Fishponds not just 'quite nice' but a 'very good' place to live across all ages. We pray for MP Damien and for all local community leaders, faith leaders and support networks.

 

Why not come along and join in our Sunday and midweek worship. Everyone is always welcome.

Don't miss the Special Events on Saturday 6th July!

Place

Time

Activity

All Saints

10-12

Coffee Morning and Repair Cafe

A special welcome to the local Fishponds LGBT+ Meetup group who we're helping to create their banner for Pride. Come along and have a look.

St Marys

11-2pm

Summer Fair

Everyone loves a fair! What's not to like: cake, the raffle and tombola, the white elephant stall and books to browse -  plus refreshments. Come along and bring your friends.

Services This Sunday 7th July 2024

Place

Time

Type of Service

St Marys

10.00

Creative Church

All Saints

10.30

Holy Communion with Band and Junior Church

St Marys

18.30

Evensong

 

The Week Ahead

Date

Time

Place

Activity

Mon 8 July

10.30

All Saints 

Tiny Tots

Tue 9 July

10.30

St Marys

M4T Summer Party!

Wed 10 July

09.00

All Saints

Celtic Morning Prayers

Thurs 11 July

10.00

St Marys

Holy Communion

Sat 12 July

12- 2pm

St Marys

Saturday Lunches

Services Next Sunday 14th July 2024

Place

Time

Type of Service

All Saints

08.00

Holy Communion (spoken)

St Marys

10.00

Sung Holy Communion

All Saints

10.30

Messy Muddy Church and Junior Church Celebration!

Vicarage

19.15

Generations YP Summer Party !

 As we pray for all in Fishponds and work with our new MPs, a poem by Ian Adams encourages us to trust that life can get better, when we look at it through the lens of resurrection hope.

 

See Resurrection in Everything - by Ian Adams

 

Resurrection is not only a future hope.

It happens now.

Vibrant and inextinguishable

 

And small signs of resurrection are everywhere.

In the street where you live.

In imaginative design.

In the patient turning of the seasons.

In courageous movements for justice,

And in the daily acts of devotion that so many will offer to God and neighbour today.

 

The invitation is to see resurrection.

To allow the resurrection to seep into your life.

To embody resurrection.

So that you live resurrection life now.

 

Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord

In the name of Christ - in Fishponds and beyond.

 

Rev'd Diane (curate)


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