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.

Another great breakfast!

Thanks to the team who cooked and served nearly 50 breakfasts in the hall on Saturday 9th February. We were overwhelmed by the number of folk, aged from 0 to 80+,  who arrived. Some had the full cooked breakfast, others settled for coffee (or tea) and cake, while some managed both.

Our next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday 2nd March 10am – 12noon in Llanishen Village Hall.

 

Llansoy Christmas Coffee Morning

This year our coffee morning is raising money for the Monmouthshire group of Friends of Chernobyl Children, run entirely by local volunteers organised by Jane Hines from Llangwm. Ten children from the area of Belarus most affected by the after effects of the 1986 disaster will stay for a month with local families here in Monmouthshire. Appointments with dentists and opticians are arranged, as well as trips to the seaside etc. They return home with vitamins, new shoes, second hand clothes and lots of happy memories. Funds are needed to cover the cost of flights, visas, hiring a minibus – and even simple things like icecreams – treats that we all take for granted.

We do hope you can come and support our village event on
Saturday December 1st
10 – 12am
at Llansoy House

Hand-made gifts, cards, cakes, raffle etc

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.