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Church Services May 2018

Sunday 6th May

6th Sunday of Easter

11am St Augustine’s Parish Communion

 

Sunday 13th May

7th Sunday of Easter

11am St Augustine’s Parish Communion

Tues 15th St Augustine’s Holy Communion

 

Sunday 20th May

Pentecost

11am St Augustine’s Parish Communion

 

Sunday 27th May

Trinity Sunday

11am St Augustine’s Morning Worship & Thanksgiving

Tues 29th St Augustine’s Holy Communion

 

NB No Morning Prayer on 7th & 28th May

 

Dates for your diary

Monday 21st May
7.30pm Friends Meeting

Tuesday 22nd May
7.30pm PCC Meeting

Saturday 2nd June
Film Club 4pm

Saturday 16th June
Bake Off, BBQ & Gift Day

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New Beginnings

SarahFarrimondthumbDon’t hold your breath, but it looks like winter has ended. I hope you have been enjoying the lovely spring weather now that it has finally arrived. By the time you read this the weather may of course have taken a turn for the worse. But Spring is here anyway; it can’t be put back or put off. The leaves are opening and the daffodils giving way to bluebells as the year turns.

In church things move on too and we are now well into the season of Easter; the seven weeks that begin on Easter Sunday. For these weeks the focus of our Sunday worship is on Jesus’ resurrection; what this meant for his first followers and its significance for us in our life of faith today. The weeks immediately following the resurrection were a time of great joy as those who had given up everything to follow Jesus discovered that after all seemed lost, there was in fact new hope and new life.

But those weeks were also a time of waiting for what was to happen next. This big next event was we call the Ascension, when disciples saw Jesus rise into heaven. We celebrate the Ascension this year on May 10th. Next and, as inevitable as the turn of the year, was what we refer to in church as Whitsun or Pentecost, which this year falls on May 20th. Pentecost is one of the Jewish harvest festivals, and therefore an occasion for Jewish people (including the disciples) to gather to celebrate.

For the first Christians that first Pentecost after Jesus’ death and resurrection was a critical turning point. As they met and prayed together they shared a profound experience of the Holy Spirit working in them and among them; empowering them to continue the work of Jesus in the world, to be the people and the community that Jesus had called them to be. We, as Jesus’ followers today in Scissett are called in the same way: to live in fellowship with one another and to live out the good news of God’s love in our community. As we move into the summer I look forward to finding out ways we can work together to do this.

With my prayers and Best wishes

Sarah

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MESSY CHURCH 2018

St Augustine’s Church, Scissett

Saturday 5th May 4pm

July 7th - Sept 1st - Nov 3rd

 

Messy Church is for all ages. Crafts , story telling & singing followed by a meal together & lots of FUN!!

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

As part of the centenary of the First World War the CWGC are working on a project to erect Commission signs at sites that contain war graves. A sign will be installed at St Augustine’s church in memory of Private Alfred Craven 45467. 16th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who died on 05 December 1918 Age 20. Son of Joseph and Clara Craven of Scissett.

Please make contact if you have any more information about Private Craven, we’d love to hear from you.

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St Augustine’s

Film Club

Saturday 2nd June 4pm

‘WONDER’

Admission Free - donations very welcome

The Friends of St Augustine’s meet about six times a year to arranged fundraising events for St Augustine’s church. If you would like to be part of this group please contact

Revd Kate Currie curatekate@icloud.com 07949850460

 

GIFT DAY

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE 12 - 4PM

St Augustine’s church would like to replace its heating system to make it a more welcoming and usable community space. A grant application is being made but donations from the wider community would be gratefully received both for this work and the continued upkeep of the church. The church treasurer will be at this Gift Day to receive donations.