Letter from the Priest in Charge and Parish Notices – 17 September 2017

Dear All

As you read this I will be in Korea – South Korea. If you are reading this at the 8am or 10am Service, I will hopefully be tucked up in bed and asleep. In a short while I will get up and try and find the Anglican Cathedral in Seoul. Yes – they have a service in English at 9.30 on Sunday mornings in the Crypt. I will let you know when I get back what I encountered. I certainly will enjoy the adventure or there again I may just stay in bed and sleep. I’ll let you know either way.

It is always exciting when we are away to go and explore new places and places of worship. The Caribbean has been very much in our thoughts this week. We spent Christmas last year on the Island of Grenada. On New Year’s Day we went to a church that still bore the scars of Hurricane Ivan which devastated that island in 2005. It was an Anglican church with no power, no form of musical accompaniment, Catholic in tradition, but a community steeped in joy. The music was led for the most part by one voice, it was beautiful. We certainly were the odd ones out, but made to feel so welcome. A 15 minute talk was given about giving at the Offertory (hint hint) and that was after a half hour sermon!

Grant, O God, that our Church may be as a city set upon a hill,

a witness to your love a powerhouse of prayer,

and a joy and help to all who worship within its walls.

 Here may the tempted find strength and the sorrowful comfort.

Here may the aged find consolation and the young be inspired.

Shew your mercy upon us, and grant us your salvation through Christ our Lord.

Amen

The Reverend Anne Price

Parish Notices

  •  Preparations for Michaelmas:
    • Donations for flowers gratefully accepted by Jill Woodside (Sundays) and
      Alice (office hours).
    • Working Bee for brass cleaning etc: 23 September from 10:00 am.
    • Michaelmas Supper: parishioners are asked to bring a plate of finger food to
      share, something that doesn’t require heating. Please leave your contribution
      in the hall before Mass.
  • Help needed: we are in need of banner bearers to take part in processions
    at the start of festive Masses. The next two occasions are Michaelmas, Friday
    29 September at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, 1 October at 10:00 am, for our Dedication
    Festival. If you would like to help please phone Ann Jinman (347 8290).
  • Communion at Three: today. All welcome.
  • Bible Study Group meets tomorrow, 7:15 pm in the school staffroom. Details Peter Oakley (960 0974).
  • Women’s Fellowship meets on Tuesday in the parish lounge at 11:45 am (after the 10:00 am Mass). Archangel Michael: Where? Why? When? Speaker Margaret Burrell. All welcome, details from Pat Evans (358 0127).
  • Meditation Group: Wednesdays 12:00–12:30 pm in the Pilgrims’ Chapel. Details Margaret Maclagan (359 9215).
  • Tickets for the school production Jack the Musical are available from the school office or can be bought on the day. Performances are on Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:30 pm at the Harmony Centre, Antigua Street. Adults $15, children/students $10, preschoolers $5.
  • Daylight Saving begins next weekend: clocks go forward one hour.
  • Needlework Group: meets monthly. Details Ros Calvert (322 6078).
  • Fundraiser: jars of marmalade and lemon curd are available in the parish lounge.
  • Book Swap: on bookshelves in the lounge. Koha to parish.
  • Recycling Electronic Equipment: please put unwanted phones etc in the box at the back of the church or take to the parish office. Details Jenny Daniels (347 7629).
  • Inasmuch basket: please continue to support the City Mission with your gifts of groceries and other household items.