Attachments – (1) Cap News-letter
Good Afternoon Everyone,
David and Ceri
Paul and Caroline
We pray for North Somerset Council as they wrestle with the difficulty of recruiting drivers to the refuse and recycling teams.
We pray for Mercy Ships ministry. We give thanks that the Sengalese and Egyptian governments enabled the Global Mercy to pass free of charge through the Suez Canal, on its way to Antwerp to be equipped for service.
Morning Prayer at the Vicarage is on Monday and Wednesday next week. All welcome.
Deanery Synod (16/9)
Deanery Synod meets tomorrow for one of its two formal meetings a year to appoint new officers and approve accounts. Pray for our reps Wendy and Karan. Do ask them about their work.
Afghan Welcomer Training (16/9, 22/9, 28/9)
It is short notice but Elaine tells me of three online training evenings for church members who wish to learn about welcoming newly-arrived Afghans into the community. The cost of the training is £10 per booking.
We meet in the school at 10.15 a.m. for a service led by Pauline with me preaching.
We look at Mark 12:13-34 – three examples of opponents trying to trick Jesus with catch questions.
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. Refreshments are served after the service; outdoors for as long as the weather allows.
We have re-started prayers before the service in the first classroom on the left. Do come and pray from 10.00-10.10 if you are involved in the service or can offer prayer ministry afterwards.
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)
David S and I will be presenting this material on identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage 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:
Speak into silence
Cast out fear
Pay attention to power
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:
I have 26 booked in so far and have reserved the Trinity Centre lounge at Holy Trinity. There’s still time to sign up and 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 p.m. I apologise for putting a.m. last week, although that would be a good test of character.
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.
Christians Together (7/10)
The Annual Meeting of Christians Together in Nailsea and District (CTINAD) is on Thursday 6th October, 7.30-9.00 p.m. at Nailsea Baptist Centre. All welcome. This town has the best set of ecumenical relationships I have ever experienced but it is due to a very small and faithful bunch of people giving much time and energy. Why not join us?
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.
We rejoice with David and Clair on the news that they are expecting a baby next March. We are delighted for you both.
Graham Dodds, our Bishops’ Chaplain, is retiring on October 31st. Our church will make a contribution towards a gift but if anyone is particularly grateful to Graham and wants to make a personal donation please contact me for details of how to do so.
There is an attachment from CAP – a news-letter detailing some of their local work. A copy of an article from Gordano Living follows:
Services from the last few weeks are all available on YouTube.
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.