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 Come Holy Ghost our Souls inspire

Dear All Saints and St Marys


This Sunday is the great Feast of Pentecost, and I can't help but hum and sing to myself the hymn "Come Holy Ghost our Souls inspire”. 


I find the ancient lilting tune of the 16th Century to be both haunting and comforting. It is perhaps also poignant as it is the hymn that is sung at the Ordinations of Deacons and Priests, normally the first verse and line being a solo by the Bishop, It has always felt like a moment of complete trust and fragility. Not many people enjoy singing solo lines in front of hundreds of people, and yet on our knees in prayer as the body of Christ, we ask for the Holy Spirit in that place to "inspire our souls". 


The Holy Spirit is the inspiration in our lives. Often described in multiple ways, breath, fire, wind, power -  to try and explain that life force that is in each person we encounter. The drive and force and breath of our lives. This week in worship join us as we pray, sing and reflect on this part of the Christian faith.


THIS SUNDAY 19th MAY - PENTECOST

10:00am

Sung Holy Communion

St Marys

10:30am

Holy Communion with Hymns

All Saints

THE WEEK AHEAD

Mon 20th

10:30am

Tiny Tots

All Saints

Tues 21st

10:30am

Music for Tots

St Marys

Weds 22nd

9:00am

Celtic Morning Prayer

All Saints

Thurs 23rd

10:00am

Holy Communion

St Marys

Sat 25th

12noon - 2:00pm

Saturday Lunches

St Marys

Sun 26th

8:00am

Said Holy Communion

All Saints


10:00am

Sung Holy Communion

St Marys


10:30am

Cafe Church

All Saints

May God's peace and protection and blessing rest on each and everyone of us,

may we encounter the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives

and may we in turn be inspired to bring light and goodness

in God's name to other people in the week. 

Amen


Revd Lizzie

Vicar of All Saints and St Marys Churches, Fishponds

Interim Co Area Dean Bristol City Deanery

01179650856

07973917720


Please be advised that Monday is my day of rest so I do not respond to emails on that day of the week.


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