Updated: Jun 19, 2021
Dear All Saints and St Marys It feels hard to believe that we are 50 days since Easter. Pentecost is the great festival of celebration of the Holy Spirit and it will be brilliant to celebrate this weekend with people in different ways. As part of the festival of Pentecost we celebrate the very beginning of the Church, a group of people from a multitude of places, who spoke a variety of languages but who gathered in that one place on that day. Its often called the Birthday of the Church. A day when the church was born. Over the last year we have “missed” many birthdays and have got used to celebrating them in different ways, even if singing Happy Birthday on zoom is not quite the same as in person. May this feast, a feast of fire and wind and flame brighten your lives this weekend and may we get to sing Happy Birthday once more. Our services for Sunday 23rd May and the subsequent week are as follows 8.00am – All Saints – 23rd May– Holy Communion. Revd Lizzie and Revd Janey Live Streamed: Sunday 23rd May Live Stream 10.00am – St Marys – 23rd May– Holy Communion – Revd Lizzie and Revd Janey 11.45am – St Marys – Baptism – Sadie Makepeace Here are the Roots Activity sheet and notice sheets are at the bottom.
Monday 24th May Morning Prayer at 8.15am (on zoom), hosted by Carla. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the circulation list for the link.
Wednesday 26th May Celtic Morning Prayer 9am
Please note that this service returns in All Saints Church this week.
Thursday 27th May HOLY COMMUNION – St Marys 10am
Sunday 30th May 10.30am – Cafe Church – Via Zoom – Please note we are online for this service – We continue with our worship by looking at How to Pray by Pete Grieg. 3.30 – Children’s Service at All Saints – PENTECOST PARTY (a belated whitson one!) 6.30pm – St Marys -Holy Communion
I think that the Pentecost prayer on the Notice Sheet today is apt to pray and I hope that you find it a blessing and a way in which we might all be called to be “whole” or “holy”. PRAYER FOR PENTECOST Breathe in me O Holy Spirit that my thoughts may all be holy; Act in me O Holy Spirit that my works, too, may be holy; Draw my heart O Holy Spirit that I love but what is holy; Strengthen me O Holy Spirit to defend that is holy; Guard me then O Holy Spirit that I always may be holy. St. Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430).
Blessings 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 and Spiritual Direction for Bristol Diocese 0117 9650856 07973917720