September - already!

I know we’ve all had eight months of preparation for this, but doesn’t it seem like September is here WAY to soon? I’m sure we must have skipped a month or two earlier in the year and no one told me. But today sure feels like September, it’s damp and grey and gloomy and it holds promise of evenings spent beside the fire, beautiful explosions of colour in all of nature, and crisp misty mornings. I love September! Part of that is the everlasting gratitude I feel whenever I hear the words “Back to School!” and my heart sings with joy as I remember that no one is talking to me! O Thank God! It’s been 30 years since I left school and I still get a rush from that knowledge.

This Sunday 1st September is the last Sunday of just one service at 9:30 am. And guess what - this week Liz Hamel is going to be away so we will welcome the Reverend Elizabeth Ruder Celiz. Does that name sound familiar? That’s because her husband is going to be our new Priest. Nice that we get to know the family too isn’t it?

On Tuesday 3 September at 6:00 pm the Men’s Fellowship group will meet in the parish hall for food and fellowship. Please sign up on the board - but if you can’t sign up - come anyway. There’s always plenty to go round.

On Wednesday 4 September we have our usual midweek Eucharist at 10 am followed by the Bible Study.

On Thursday 5 September the Parish Health Care Team meet at 9:30 am ish and the Craft Group meet in the hall at around 10 am.

That’s if for next week. Remember we’re back to two services at 8:30 am and 10 am NEXT Sunday - 8 September.

Oh and to reward you for reading right to the end - here’s a little announcement - Messy Church is back on Saturday 28 September at 4 pm. Crafts, music, stories and dinner AND you get to leave the mess with us. Thank you so much to the Messy Church committee who have worked and planned and made this important ministry viable again. And thank you to all of you for your support. As you know one of our primary goals is Outreach to Young Families - you’ve done it. You’ve made it happen. Thank you!

Have a happy weekend!

Flower Pearson