Dear All Saints and St Marys This week we see a little bit of light refreshment! Mothering Sunday is typically celebrated at a mid way point in Lent. It is a time of light relief when we join in celebrating together in a slightly different way. It was traditionally called Mothering Sunday as young people, often working in those pre 1st World War in large houses, would return to their Mother Church, and their families, at this time in Lent. It is sometimes accompanied with a Simnel Cake. All that MARZIPAN! This year, we will be marking Mothering Sunday in a slightly different way, but I hope a celebratory way as well. We will be concentrating on the themes of nurture, a gift that we can all enable and inhabit. To do this at both All Saints and St Marys we will have a chance to pot our own bulbs and take that away to see how we can nurture them so that it flowers later in the year. We can take these to others who cannot join us physically. A chance to get “hands on” in different and Covid safe ways. SO – THIS SUNDAY – MOTHERING SUNDAY 14th MARCH 8am – All Saints - Simple Said Holy Communion – Live stream https://youtu.be/5VwqUUoIFE4 10am – St Marys - A very simple (no sermon) all age said service with an outdoor blessing of the pots. 3pm – All Saints - A Spot of gardening in the grounds followed at 4.15pm by a simple service of Blessing of the Pots. *Please bring some of your own tools to the gardening session at All Saints.
*St Marys has also recently re installed its children’s corner and it is looking AMAZING – so a huge thanks to the team led by Laura for getting that sorted before Sunday.
*Both the 10am and the 3pm will be led in such as way as to include our children as much as possible and as Covid regulations allow.
Attached here is the Roots Activity sheet as well as notice sheets.
This will be followed on SUNDAY MARCH 14th at 11.30am by Coffee & Chat on zoom – a really good place to do all that interacting if we want and need to - join with this link: https://zoom.us/j/92226275253?pwd=dUxPTlp1cnE5eGlleWxMWXp6YUs5dz09 Meeting ID: 922 2627 5253 - Passcode: 200369
In the week ahead, we have a wonderful selection of opportunities to pray and grow in faith together: Monday 15th March Morning Prayer at 8.15am (on zoom), hosted by Carla. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to the circulation list for the link. Wednesday 17th March Celtic Morning Prayer at 9am - (on zoom), hosted by Mark. E-Mail us for details. Private Prayer All Saints - open from 10am-11am Lent Group at 7.30pm (on zoom), where we continue our exploration of ‘The Joy of the Gospel; by Paula Gooder, a book which “… enables individuals and groups to rediscover the joy of encountering the good news of Jesus and the transformation that is possible when we communicate the good news to the world today.” Details to join the Group are: https://zoom.us/j/99516938516?pwd=UlZZaVgyZzVCZXhjQlQ2ZXlwM2d2dz09 Meeting ID: 995 1693 8516 and Passcode: 136387 Thursday 18th March Private Prayer St Mary’s - open from 10am-11am Friday 19th March Evening Prayer for Lent at 6.30pm (on zoom), hosted by Sharon. You can log on Zoom with these codes: Meeting ID: 3802068975 and Passcode: 579429 Sunday 21st March – Lent 5 (Passion Sunday) 10.30m – Holy Communion All Saints – Rev Janey Preaching 6.30pm – Holy Communion St Marys – Rev Janey Preaching I leave you with a little video..... a tempter for our worship tomorrow! I hope you enjoy the light refreshment from the vicarage garden this week. 13th March Vlog Blessings to you all and may we nurture each other this week in Jesus name. Lizzie Revd Lizzie Kesteven Vicar of All Saints and St Marys Church, Fishponds Bristol 0117 9650856 07973917720