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Light in the Darkness

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

“God has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and has given us a place with the saints in light. You have received the light of Christ; walk in this light all the days of your life”

These are the words that we heard last week at the baptism at All Saints and will again a couple of times this weekend at St Marys - and then again on Wednesday at the Confirmation service led by Bishop Viv. It is such a joy to be part of these profound and joyful moments, whether it is a baby, a young person or an adult, we are all caught up and called into the light of God when we witness these moments of faith.

They are also words that seem apt at this time of year when the clocks go back and the winter nights draw in. I have spent most of this week finding the light on my phone as I fumble with my keys in the dark when out and about in Fishponds. Any light, be it from a phone, a torch, a street lamp or a candle is a welcome guide to my feet and hands and brings with it a sense of confidence, even if I can’t fully see everything that lies ahead of me. The light allows me just to get through the next step, or door without stumbling. The light guides me in that moment that I need it most.

This week we celebrated All Saints and All Souls. Each of these festivals bring us people whose lives can guide our feet and hands in the way of God. May we continue in these winter months to draw on their courage and their faith and Jesus’ light.

THIS SUNDAY – 5th NOVEMBER

10:00am

St Marys

Creative Church – Hospitality and Posada Making

10:30am

All Saints

Holy Communion with Junior Church

2:00pm

St Marys

Baptism

6:30pm

St Marys

Choral Evensong with Adult Baptism

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tues 7th Nov

10:30am

Music For Todders

St Marys

Weds 8th Nov

9:00am

Celtic Morning Prayer

All Saints

7:30pm

Confirmation Service

All Saints

Thurs 9th Nov

10:00am

Holy Communion

St Marys

Sat 11th Nov

12noon

Saturday Lunches

St Marys

Sun 12th Nov

8:00am

Holy Communion

All Saints

10:00am

Sung Holy Communion and Civic Service

St Marys

10:30am

All Age Remembrance Service

All Saints

7:15pm

Generations

All Saints

Please find below the weekly sheets.

Blessings

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

07973917720


5th November 2023 Email Notice Sheet
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St. Marys - 5th November 2023
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