24th January 2021 – Epiphany III

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

24th January 2021 – Epiphany III

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

 

This morning’s service can be found at www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

The children’s activity sheet for today has been sent to parents by email. If you haven’t received it please email Patrick with your address.

Don’t forget the after church Zoom meeting as an opportunity to catch up with friends from church. The link has been sent to the email list.

 

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service
Sunday 31st January 11 am Service of the Word

 

In addition, the Diocesan Service each week can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4Vir1O4cdG7xBdGBosdMQ

 

Great News!

Carla recently heard that she has permission to stay in Ireland for a further 12 months. Praise the Lord!

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

There is a special Sligo service on YouTube for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which can be viewed by going to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21UKN1Lur8E&feature=youtu.be

 

The Scribe

This month’s edition of hasn’t been delivered yet. The likelihood is that both the January and February editions will come together.

 

If you don’t have internet access and can’t come to church…

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.

 

Youth Games Night

At 7 pm this evening. You should have the link in your email or on WhatsApp. If you don’t have it get in touch with Carla or Patrick.

 

Daily Office

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

 

Confirmation Preparation Group

This is going to re-start on Tuesday after school on Teams. If you were previously meeting please join us.

(A new group will start soon for those in 2nd year or above who wish to begin confirmation prepration.)

 

Wednesday Evening Group

The group is going to re-start this week at 7.30 pm. A link will be sent to all members. But if you are interested in joining us please just ask.

Inter-church Saturday Morning Prayer

8.00 - 9.00 am on Saturday via Zoom. Calry is leading it this week.

 

DR Congo

CMS Ireland has given a press release about instability in the eastern part of DR Congo. This is a region that doesn’t often feature in news media, but we are asked to offer whatever support we can.

CMSI Launches Appeal after Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Following a significant increase in insecurity, violence and mass displacements in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Church Mission Society Ireland (CMSI) has launched an appeal in support of its partners in the region.

 

Over the past two weeks, CMSI has received updates from a number of its friends and partners in DR Congo, including Bishop Isesomo of North Kivu Diocese. They each shared heart–breaking stories of an upsurge in brutal attacks, killings and kidnappings: unspeakable cruelty unseen by the outside world. These events have seen thousands of people fleeing from their homes in fear. Many have arrived in Butembo town and have come to the Anglican Cathedral for help.

 

Bishop Isesomo has organised his people to help manage emergency support of food and shelter. Almost 2,000 people have already registered, having arrived footsore in Butembo with nothing. The Church’s resources are limited and there has been precious little assistance from aid agencies or government, so CMSI’s partners have asked for help from the Church of Ireland.

 

In launching the DRC Appeal, CMSI’s Mission Director, Jenny Smyth, said: “Here is an opportunity to respond in support of the local church as it provides for those seeking help in desperation. As their willing hands work, we can give the funds needed to supply food, pots and pans, blankets, shelter and jerrycans.”

 

In endorsing the CMSI Appeal, the Rt Revd Ferran Glenfield, Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh and a member of the Church of Ireland Council for Mission, said: “The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most unstable geopolitical regions on earth. CMS Ireland has learned through their partners on the ground of an appalling flare–up of violence which is consuming people and property. They have launched an emergency appeal to help those affected by the recent contagion and I commend this response for your prayers and generosity.”

 

You can support the DR Congo Appeal via the CMSI website – www.cmsireland.org – or by sending a cheque to CMSI’s offices – at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, 237 Upper Malone Road, Belfast, BT17 9LA – made payable to ‘CMS Ireland’ and marked ‘DRC Appeal’ on the back.

 

Alternatively, you can contact Margaret Henry or the Rector with your gift for relief in the DRC.

 

Prayer Points:

  • courage and resilience for us all, especially for those in very difficult and demanding situations
  • those who are sick and those who attend to them
  • wise decisions to be made by the Dept. regarding Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams
  • peace in eastern DR Congo and relief to get to those who need it most
  • the new administration in the USA

 

In God is my strength and my glory;

God is my strong rock; in him is my refuge.

Put your trust in him always, my people

Psalm 62.7-8a