Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
10th May 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.calry.elphin.anglican.org fb:/calryparishchurch/
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):
|Date||Service Time & Type|
|17th May||11.00 am Service of the Word: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/|
Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):
Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.00 pm at: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/
Do you need prayer?
The new designated prayer email address is: email@example.com
If you need prayer for yourself, someone else you know or a situation that is a cause for concern then just send a brief message to this address and a team of Calry parishioners will pray for you.
The Preparation Group continues on Tuesday at 4.00 pm over Teams. This week’s theme is: Communion Pt II.
Wednesday Evening Home Group – The Prayer Course
We have started the 8 week Prayer Course on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm. The session involves watching a video for 20 minutes. All are welcome. We meet on Zoom but you don’t need anything special to join in, just internet access and an electronic device. We are starting slightly later at 8.00 pm. For more information on the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/
Saturday Prayer Meeting
If you want to join in get in touch with Canon Patrick and ask for the link. You don’t need any special software, just an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information on www.rootsontheweb.com
CEF is putting on Good News Club videos for NS aged children in two age categories. These are highly recommended. To view them with your children go to:
Youth – If you could ask God one question
The Saturday night Zoom youth group is starting a new course based on a book called ‘If you could ask God one question’. Yesterday they looked at the question ‘Isn’t the Bible just a bunch of made-up stories?’
Whatever your age you can download the book for free by going to: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/if-you-could-ask-god-one-question-2
Diocesan Dial-up Service
If you do not have internet access there is a number you can call on your phone which allows you to listen to a whole service. Each Sunday’s service (led by different clergy and lay readers from around the Diocese) is available from 10 am on Sunday morning, but you can call it at any time. When you dial wait 15 seconds and then the service will begin. The number to call is: 048 912 43 912. It is a standard national rate call.
Want a Phone Call?
If you are a Calry parishioner and would like to have a phone conversation with someone from church then please give your number to the People’s Church Warden Temitope (089 989 0284) or Canon Patrick. We will put you in touch with one of the Welcome Team to give you a ring.
Where is God in a Coronavirus World?
This excellent short book by Prof John Lennox comes highly recommended. If you want to borrow a copy ask Canon Patrick or you may order your own copy by going to: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/where-is-god-in-a-coronavirus-world
If you are able to make your giving electronic please contact either Mrs Margaret Henry, the Hon Treasurer, on 086 330 0474 or Canon Patrick to get bank details. Of course, if you prefer to give by cheque that can be sent to Margaret at her home address: Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo.
However, if you are in a situation where you actually need financial help yourself please get in contact. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.
A sub-committee of the Select Vestry is undertaking a review of our Parish. As part of that process we are looking at forming a vision statement. This will all take time. To help us we would really appreciate contributions from as many parishioners as possible. If Calry is your church then please would you send an email to David Bourke who is chairing the group, to firstname.lastname@example.org with your assessment of what you think are our:
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
- wisdom for leaders in national and local government
- LC students
- HSE employees, care home staff, other health care professionals and ‘front-line’ workers putting themselves at risk for the benefit of others
- households where there is sadness and distress, loneliness or isolation
- those who are under severe pressure because of financial worries
- our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo as the people cope with not only the C-19 epidemic on top of Ebola but also recent flooding
As you come to him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house…
1 Peter 2.4-5a