How do we grow?

Dear All Saints

How do we grow? A strange question perhaps and one depending on age and stage and season of life that will be different for everyone. We never stop growing, even physically our ears still grow as we age!


How we grow as children of God and followers of Jesus are seen in the gospel stories that both churches are exploring this Sunday. One of those is the story of the Mustard Seed – that the children will look at All Saints. The other is the parable of the “Good Samaritan” which occurs in our lectionary this week.


Both stories that Jesus tells prompts us to ask questions about our own spiritual growth. How do we open ourselves to the possibility of seeing the world in a different way. The Good Samaritan challenges our thinking of who is our neighbour. The mustard seed recognises that growth can come from even the smallest of seeds. God is never done growing us – perhaps that is why God is so often seen as the Gardener.

This week we celebrate a number of things at All Saints and St Marys and our worship and fellowship reflect that.

At the 10.30 service at All Saints we are celebrating our children with their annual gifts, giving thanks for them and all they bring to the life of the church. That will be followed by a picnic in the grounds of All Saints – everyone is welcome and please join us even if you are worshiping earlier in the day or at St Marys.

We also have a 8am Holy Communion at All Saints and a 10am Sung Holy Communion at St Marys

SUNDAY 10th JULY 2022

8:00am

All Saints

​Holy Communion

Revd Janey

10:00am

St Mary's

Sung Holy Communion

Revd Janey

10:30am

All Saints

Thanksgiving and Celebrations with Gifts

Lay Led

Please find here the Roots materials:

roots-at-home-10-july-2022-colour
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activity-sheet-10-july-2022
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THE WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday 12th

10:30am

Music for Toddlers

St Marys

Wednesday 13th

9:00am

Celtic Morning Prayer

All Saints

Wednesday 13th

7.30pm

Joint PCC

All Saints

Thursday 14th

10:00am

Holy Communion

St Marys

Sunday 17th

10:00am

Creative Church

St Marys

Sunday 17th

10:30am

Holy Communion

All Saints

Sunday 17th

6:30pm

Evensong

St Marys

Sadly some of us have contracted Covid – so are unable to worship with you in person this week – but we look forward to being back with people soon. Blessings for what God brings to you this week. Revd Lizzie

Revd Lizzie Kesteven

Vicar of All Saints Church and St Marys Church, Fishponds

Interim Co Area Dean of Bristol City Deanery

Advisor for Spirituality for Bristol Diocese

0117 9650856

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10th July 2022 Email Notice Sheet
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St Marys Notice Sheet 10th July 2022
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