22nd November 2020 – Last Sunday before Advent

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

22nd November 2020 – 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
29th November

Advent Sunday

11.00 am Service of the Word


Sermon Series on Well-being

On Sunday mornings we are nearly finished our mini-series on well-being.


Sunday Theme Text
Today Be grounded in hope Romans 8.18-25
29th November Focus on Jesus Hebrews 12.1-3


If you don’t have internet access…

… there is a phone number you can call to pick up the diocesan service for the week. It costs only the same as a local rate call. Dial 048 912 43 912 anytime.



There is a special Advent Calendar for every Sunday School family in Calry. Parents please use the little booklet that comes with it. As usual there is an activity sheet today sent out by email to parents. 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.


Tuesday Daily Office

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



Alpha continues on Tuesdays at 6.00 pm. CU is on Thursdays 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 moves to 7.30 pm

The Wednesday group continues this week on 25th at the earlier time of 7.30 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.


Inter-church Saturday Morning Prayer

8.00 - 9.00 am every Saturday on Zoom.


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


Week of prayer for schools in Ireland 23rd – 29th Nov organised by Prayer Spaces in Schools

Just as Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses when he grew tired (Exodus 17:12), now is our time to hold up the arms of our schools in prayer. And we would love you to join us on the week of the 23rd-29th November as we pray for schools across Ireland.


We will be sharing stories from students, teachers and those supporting young people. They will guide us daily in how to pray into this situation and we'll provide some simple resources to help families pray in this season too. You can sign up as a church/organisation for a day, or take an individual hour.  So join us as we rally the Church across Ireland to hold up the weary arms of the schools across our land. Sign up at the link below and follow us on social media for daily stories: https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/05fc59/


There will be resources available from Prayer Spaces in Schools, which can be found on the website or on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/prayerspacesireland.


Candle Video for Advent Sunday – from Archdeacon Craig McCauley

Advent Sunday is coming up and there will be a diocesan service from St. John's Cathedral, Sligo. To add to what will be recorded there I would like as many people to send me a short video of a candle being lit in one of your church buildings or at home etc... It need only be a few seconds long and good to have a person in the shot as well. (Please film in landscape mode). They can be sent via WeTransfer to rectorofvirginia@gmail.com or WhatsApp: 086 397 8858. The idea is to have lights shining from right across the diocese to mark the season of Advent.



Happy birthday to Iyanu Taiwo who is 18 on Tuesday.

Prayer Points:

  • the sick and infirm
  • safety in schools and pre-schools
  • Alpha on Monday mornings with Tessa and on Tuesdays evenings in the IT
  • the Generous Giving Team and our parish finances
  • Brexit negotiations
  • end to hostilities in Ethiopia
  • G20 meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia



For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

2 Corinthians 4.17