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Thy Kingdom Come

Dear All Saints and St Marys


"Thy Kingdom Come" are some of the most powerful words of the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples and teaches us today. They invite, welcome, anticipate and encourage into our lives, what God desires for the world. Not the little kingdoms that we build around ourselves, but the bigger, bolder vision of a world created, at rest, in love, and at peace. Sometimes we feel a fair distance from that, and yet - each week - we sincerely pray it.


 "Thy Kingdom Come" is the strapline for this time of prayer between the feasts of Ascension and Pentecost. A time when the church prays for the coming of God's kingdom, in that we accept the task that Jesus gives us and wait and pray for the Holy Spirit to help us in that task. For us in the parishes it is also a time of APCM's and the importance of reflecting together whilst looking back on what we have noticed and been part of, and looking forwards towards where we might be taken by the Holy Spirit in the coming year. 


This is also the week that Christian Aid Week occurs, a time when we can be part of and are invited into being part of seeing God's kingdom come through the work of this Worldwide Church. Envelopes are available in both churches as we worship together this week.


Our services this week include

8:00am

Holy Communion

All Saints

10:00am

Sung Holy Communion (followed by APCM)

St Marys

10:30am

Muddy Messy Church

All Saints

7:15pm

Generations

All Saints Community Hall

THE WEEK AHEAD 


Mon 13th

10:00am

Tiny Tots

All Saints

Tues 14th

10:30am

Music for Tots

St Marys

Weds 15th

9:00am

Celtic Morning Prayer

All Saints

Thurs 16th

10:00am

Holy Communion

St Marys

Fri 17th

11:00am

Living After Loss

St Marys

Sat 18th

10:00am - 11:30am

Christian Aid Coffee Morning

St Marys


12noon - 3:00pm

Spring Fayre (with Dog Show)

All Saints


12noon - 2:00pm

Saturday Lunches

St Marys

Sun 19th

10:00am

Sung Holy Communion

St Marys


10:30am

Holy Communion

All Saints


12noon

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

All Saints

I love the month of May - especially when we see the sun a little more. I found a 7 fold piece of poetry about creation that I wanted to share with you, as we are invited into the rest that God desires for his Kingdom.


Blessing and rest, delight in everything,

Sustained by your strong love and richly blest, 

This is the gift you give, the day you bring

Blessing and rest.


This is the 'gladness of the best'

From the lines in the east where linnets sing, 

To where the last light lingers in the west.


You lift the cares to which I used to cling,

As you yourself descend to be my guest 

And show me how to find in everything 

Blessing and rest.


Malcolm Guite  - Parable and Paradox


May you all know the blessing and rest that God desires for the Kingdom.


Blessings


Revd Lizzie

Vicar of All Saints and St Marys Churches, Fishponds

Interim Co Area Dean Bristol City Deanery

01179650856

07973917720

Please be advised that Monday is my day of rest so I do not respond to emails on that day of the week.


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