Updated: Nov 12, 2022
Those who sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy! Psalm 126.5 Dear All Saints and St Mary's During this past week of mourning for our late Queen Elizabeth II we have been reminded again and again of the good seeds she sowed across our nations and the whole world. The seeds of healing, forgiveness and reconciliation she planted were particularly remembered and emphasised during the visit of King Charles III to Northern Ireland last Tuesday.
At a service of commemoration and thanksgiving for the Queen's life at Belfast Cathedral the lines of the final blessing were poignantly shared among church leaders across a spectrum of denominations, and leaders of different faiths were introduced to His Majesty. The Queen joined the Girl Guides in 1937
This Sunday's Harvest Thanksgiving at St. Mary's at 10am will be led in part by the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.
How fitting, since Queen Elizabeth II was Patron of Girl guiding from 1953 until her death on 8 September 2022 and she herself had been a Guide, Ranger and she loved guiding which involved adventures out of doors. Do come along and give thanks for both our late Queen, to support the guides and to give thanks for the fruits of creation at harvest-time.
The Queen visiting a market in
Hong Kong in 1975 All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above! Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love!
You are still welcome to write a message or memory of the Queen in the books of condolence at All Saints or St Marys this Sunday.
Services of Worship, Sunday 18th September 10.00am Harvest Festival at St. Marys with Revd Diane & Guiding Unit 10.30am Holy Communion at All Saints with Revd Paul Denyer.
THE WEEK AHEAD
The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, broadcast on TV and radio.
Celtic Morning Prayer at All Saints Church
Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church
Funeral of Kay Powell at All Saints Church
Holy Communion at St. Mary's Church
Café Church at All Saints - on the theme of justice
Here are the Roots materials with the Sunday notice sheets at the end of this message. We will try and keep people updated as to events and services throughout the week on our websites and Facebook pages. THE WEEK AHEAD Other events and activities
Monday 19th 10.30 Tiny Tots at All Saints - cancelled due to Queen's funeral Tuesday 20th 10.30 Music for Toddlers at St. Mary's Church NEXT SUNDAY'S SERVICES Sunday 25th 10.00 Holy Communion at St. Mary's Church 10.30 Café Church at All Saints - on the theme of justice ________________ Revd Diane Simms Assistant Curate Benefice of All Saints and St Mary Fishponds