Attachments – (1) Encounters with Jesus summary sheets

Good Afternoon Everyone,

PRAYER DIARY
People
Dodie
Ro

Roads
Fowey Close
St Ives Close
St Agnes Close

Community
We pray for the team starting out on the new Town Centre Chaplaincy Scheme and for Jules Harris as she heads it up.

Mission Partners
We pray for West End Impact, Morecambe. We give thanks for a great new look to their web-site which is full of helpful information for our prayers.

Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer at the Vicarage is on Monday and Wednesday next week. All welcome.

DATES

Sunday (12/9)
We meet in the school at 10.15 a.m. for a service led by David S with me preaching.

We will look at Mark 12:1-12 which is the parable of the tenants in the vineyard.

Your presence will continue to be recorded for track and trace purposes, the details retained for 21 days and then destroyed. If you wish to move to the back of the hall when people are singing we understand. The hall is well ventilated at all times.

We have re-started prayers before the service. The music room is not well ventilated so we will be in a classroom on Sunday. Do come and pray from 10.00-10.10 if you are involved in the service or can offer prayer ministry afterwards.

Suicide Prevention Day (10/9)
Sally is our Diocesan Rep for this day, remembered every year. More details at the website of The International Association for Suicide Prevention.

Preachers Support Group (20/9)
All preachers, of whatever experience, are invited to the Vicarage for a support session to review previous sermons and help plan any new ones. Contact me for details.

Living in Love and Faith (28/9)
Every church in the Church of England is charged with engaging with the new material on identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage – Living in Love and Faith (LLF for short).

David Smith and I will be presenting the material and discussion over five evenings, fortnightly on a Tuesday from 28/9 – 23/11. We will begin by looking at the pastoral principles which undergird the material:

Acknowledge prejudice
Speak into silence
Address ignorance
Cast out fear
Admit hypocrisy
Pay attention to power

And these will also be the subject of a short preaching series.

It is not necessary to have done any preliminary work but, if you want to buy the book or read the online resources in advance, you can go to:

<churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith>

I have 24 expressions of interest so far and am hoping to book a meeting room at Holy Trinity. There’s still time to book to join in. Contact me.

News of Future Ministry at Trendlewood (6/10)
Morey’s licensing and installation as Rector of Wraxall with Failand will be at All Saints, Wraxall on Wednesday 6th October at 7.00 a.m. Bishop Mike Hill will conduct it. I will be there as Area Dean and there will be a formal part for someone to play in welcoming Morey and Gillian. It is not expected to be a service that has much Trendlewood-focus as there will be a separate welcome service for Morey after I leave. It may well be that there is an open invitation for anyone to attend who wishes to. More when we have it.

Christmas Social (11/12)
From the Social Team:

After a gap of a year the social team are planning to hold a Christmas Social again this year.

So, save the date – Saturday 11th December.

It will be at the Trinity Centre but bearing in mind Covid security we are planning to do it a bit differently this year. More details nearer the time.

NEWS

Encounters with Jesus
Attached is a copy of the summary sheet from each service with ideas and questions to ponder.

Encounters with Jesus.doc

Each week we added a bit more to the Creed in the light of what we were learning. Here is the final version, with the six additions from each week shown in brackets:

We believe and trust in God the Father Almighty who (in his great generosity) sent Jesus for us to encounter.

We believe and trust in Jesus Christ his Son who changes the lives (and deaths) of all who meet him (wherever they are from) and calls us to worship him (in spirit and in truth).

We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit (who cannot be tamed) the great gift of Jesus to his church.

(This is the God to whom we offer ourselves.)

Housekeeping Reminders
Do please remember to wear your mask in the hall during our time there. It is OK to take it off to drink coffee but we’d prefer you to remain in a small group to do this, or take the drink outside, weather permitting.

To keep everyone safe in the car-park at the end of our time together we try to reverse into parking spaces on arrival. Then we can drive out forwards, looking out for others.

The playground gates are open now. If you can walk please park through there and leave the nearer spaces for our less mobile members. The back gate is also now open for pedestrian access.

Now that chairs are back in rows, if you would prefer not to have someone sitting right next to you please place a bag or coat on the next chair.

New Song
The link to the new song we sang on Sunday is:

If the fields are parched (Have mercy)

Diocesan News
Connect, The bulletin for clergy, lay leaders and all who are the Church in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, is available on this link:

Connect 5th September

Service Archives
Services from the last few weeks are all available on YouTube.

JOBS

General Job Vacancies

  • Children’s work co-ordinator and week-by-week helpers

  • We need more help with the laptop. Could you learn to do this?

  • One more volunteer for the Sound-desk and tech work would be appreciated

Details of all these jobs available from wardens or clergy. Do have an informal chat.

With love

St