15th November 2020 – 2nd Sunday before Advent

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

15th November 2020 – 2nd Sunday before Advent

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
email: rector@calry.ie  web: www.calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch/  Day off - Monday
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo


Today’s service can be viewed on the website www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Afterwards at 12 noon we will have a Zoom meeting for anyone who would like a bit of a catch up or an opportunity to discuss the service. It is the same Zoom link as the last two weeks.


Forthcoming Online Sunday Worship (subject to change):

Date Service
22nd November


11.00 am Service of the Word


Sermon Series Focusing on Well-being

On Sunday mornings between now and Advent we are going to follow a new series just for Calry instead of using the lectionary readings. The remaining themes are as follows:


Sunday Theme Text
Today Leave your burdens behind 1 Peter 5.6-11
22nd November Be grounded in hope Romans 8.18-25
29th November Focus on Jesus Hebrews 12.1-3


Children Today

If you have young children at home you should know that there is an activity sheet each Sunday which is sent out by email to the parents of our Sunday School children. If you haven’t received anything and would like to please just ask!

Alpha Tomorrow

The mid-morning group led by Tessa Marsden continues at 10.30 am tomorrow.


Calry Women’s Fellowship Re-starts!

There is a meeting of the Calry Women’s Fellowship on Zoom tomorrow, Monday 16th at 8.30 pm. If you want to know more or to receive the link get in touch with Jennifer Bourke.


Tuesday Daily Office

Half an hour of prayer and Scripture on Tuesday at 9.30 am on www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/



Alpha continues on Tuesday 17th November at 6.00 pm. CU is on Thursday at 1 pm. Both meetings are on Zoom. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page: www.facebook.com/itsligo.chaplaincy.1


Wednesday Evening Fellowship on Zoom

The Wednesday group continues this week on 18th at 8.00 pm for an hour of chat, prayer, worship and Bible discussion. Get in touch if you would like to join us. We have started a new course called ‘The Journey’ which in six sessions will provide a Bible over-view.


Saturday Morning Prayer

This really is a wonderful opportunity for anyone serious about growing in their prayer life. 8.00 - 9.00 am every Saturday on Zoom. On 28th Calry will be leading it.


Memorial Service for Calry and Riverstown

Thank you to everyone who helped with yesterday evening’s service.


Mothers’ Union Appeal

Request from Marlet Hunter, KEA Mothers’ Union Social Policy Contact:

Our 16 days of activism against gender-based violence will still be happening, but this year it will be on line.

This year again we are asking for donations for DVAS Sligo. Carmel from DVAS has suggested household items and kitchen-ware suitable for someone moving into a new home eg: bed linen, towels, tea towels (all should be new), crockery, cutlery, also games for children - jigsaws, board games, nothing noisy or battery operated.  Toiletries are always acceptable.

If you wish to donate something we will be opening St John’s Hall, John Street, on both Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November between 11am and 12 noon to receive items. Thank you!


Grammar School

In addition to viewing the virtual open day, you will also be able to see the school service of remembrance and reconciliation on the website at: www.sligogrammarschool.org


Generous Giving

Calry's finances are not good at present. Simply put, we are not covering our costs and have substantial arrears. Please pray for the Generous Giving Team and for our collective response. Look out for more information in the near future. In the meantime, consider this: We give as a response to what God has given us. We are not doing him, or anyone else, a favour by giving. It is our duty and our joy.


NB: SV Postponed

In case members of the SV aren’t aware, we are postponing the SV that was provisionally booked for 19th Nov until next month when hopefully we can meet in person.

In case you haven’t heard, Lyndsey had a lovely baby boy on Tuesday morning called Reuben Eric Tucker. As he is a few weeks early he is staying on in the SUH for a few days.Great News


Prayer Points:

  • for those remembering deceased loved ones this at this time of year
  • the sick and infirm
  • safety in schools and pre-schools
  • Alpha on Monday mornings with Tessa and on Tuesdays evenings in the IT
  • our political leaders
  • peaceful transition in the USA



Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5.7