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Mothering Sunday 2019

A big thank you to those who made the posies and put the service together.

We had a quiz about mothers in the animal world, heard some stories about two mothers in the Bible and then thought about the way that Mary would have looked after Jesus as he was growing up.

We said prayers for our families and homes and for Mother Church, Mother Earth, and our motherland.

And, of course, we gave all the ladies a posy and took some away to give to others who weren’t with us in church.

Remembrance Weekend

St Denis Church, Llanishen, is now decorated for Remembrance weekend.

Do pop in and have a look even if you cannot come to the service there on Sunday morning at 9.30am.

Many thanks to those who have knitted poppies, lent flags, and who will contribute readings and music in the service.

There will also be Acts of Remembrance at 10.50am on Sunday in Trelleck Grange and Llansoy churches and our church bells will join in with the national ringing at 12.30pm on Sunday.

An invitation: a Week of Accompanied Prayer

A week of what??!!

A WAP is one way to go on retreat – in daily life, without going away to a retreat house. Those taking part meet together at the beginning – perhaps on the Sunday afternoon – to be introduced to ways of praying with a passage from scripture. Then, each day during the week, they undertake to spend about half an hour praying by themselves and then meet with the person who is ‘accompanying’ them for no more than half an hour. That person will listen to what happened in their prayer time and offer suggestions for what to pray with next. At the end of the week everyone meets together again to celebrate what has happened during the week.

If you’ve never done something like this before, it may sound scary but it can be a wonderful experience of drawing close to God and receiving support, encouragement, guidance.

It would be a good way to make space for Jesus in the busyness of Christmas preparations.

The dates are Sunday 2nd December – Saturday 8th December.
Your prayer time can be when and where you choose; individual meetings would take place at the Vicarage.

If you would like to know more, even if you can’t manage this particular week, do talk to Janet.

Trelleck Grange Harvest Festival

Trelleck Grange celebrate their Harvest Festival on Sunday 7th October

Harvest Thanksgiving Service in church at 11am

Harvest Lunch at The Fountain at 12noon

Main course choice: Beef / Lamb / Pork / Vegetarian (Nut Roast)
Adult £8.95  Child £4.50
Dessert choice at the meal £4.50

Tickets must be booked and paid for by Tuesday 2nd October
Contact Grace 01600 860263

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Jesus’ disciples saw the difference prayer made to Jesus himself and they asked him to pass on a few tips. And so he taught them what we know as The Lord’s Prayer.

A group is gathering over 5 Monday evenings to think about that prayer – what does it say and what does it mean?

We are using a booklet from the Pilgrim Course – information is on www.pilgrimcourse.org
You can order the book (£6) from Amazon or ask Janet to order for you.

 

The next meeting is on 8th October in the vicarage.
7pm coffee and catch-up
7.20pm discussion
finish by 9pm

If you can’t get to the meetings you can still listen to some of the audio and/or watch the videos on the Pilgrim Course website