Updated: Nov 26
“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
Creative Church – Hospitality and Posada Making
Holy Communion with Junior Church
Choral Evensong with Adult Baptism
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tues 7th Nov
Music For Todders
Weds 8th Nov
Celtic Morning Prayer
Thurs 9th Nov
Sat 11th Nov
Sun 12th Nov
Sung Holy Communion and Civic Service
All Age Remembrance Service
Please find below the weekly sheets.
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