25th October 2020 – 5th before Advent

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

Notice Sheet
25th October 2020 – 5th 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


Hello! Today’s service is led by Canon Ronnie Bourke. It can be viewed on the website www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/


Forthcoming Online Sunday Worship (subject to change):

Date Service
1st November

All Saints’ Day

25th October 2020 – 5th before Advent

11.00 am All age Worship


Zoom Fellowship Next Sunday

If you would like a chat to catch up with others or to discuss what the service involved next Sunday you can do that immediately after the service by following a Zoom link. To get the link just send an email to rector@calry.ie and on Saturday it will be sent to you.


Children Today

If you have young children at home you should know that there is an activity sheet each Sunday which can be found on the FB page. Today’s children’s slot is led by Graham and Clara Hewston.


Tuesday Daily Office

Why not join us for 30 minutes of prayer and Scripture reflection on Tuesday at 9.30 am? You can follow on FB.


Wednesday Evening Fellowship

If you would like to be part of a Wednesday evening fellowship and Bible study group send an email to rector@calry.ie


Saturday Morning Prayer

If you would like to join others in a dedicated time of prayer join us on Zoom from 8.00 – 9.00 am with Christians from a variety of other Sligo churches. If you want to get the link email Pastor Mike Wilson from Sligo Baptist Church on: mrwilson@worldventure.net



If you would like to contribute to next Sunday’s virtual choir please get in contact with Nils Kavanagh on nilskavanagh@gmail.com



CU meets on Thursdays at 1 pm. Alpha starts, all being well, on Tuesday 3rd November at 6.00 pm. Both meetings are on Zoom. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page: www.facebook.com/itsligo.chaplaincy.1


Children’s Ministry Training Opportunities

There are some excellent training resources available for anyone working with children. Here is what TWO different organisations are offering:


Care for the Family

Zoom sessions to look at how we can effectively connect with families and children and explore ideas that could help as this season continues in uncertainty.


Hear from Rob Parsons (Founder and Chairman of Care for the Family, author and speaker) and Andy Frost (Director of Share Jesus International, Chair of London Mission Collective, author and speaker).

Fascinating new research findings showing what makes online children’s work effective.

Case studies and ideas from churches who are trying new approaches and seeing opportunities among the challenges. How we can involve parents in nurturing their children’s faith. Resource ideas and practical solutions. Book here:


Tues 3 Nov 19:30 – 21:00- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helping-our-childrens-work-flourish-during-a-pandemic-for-church-leaders-tickets-125347861829


Building Blocks Conference

…on 7th November with speakers: Lucie Hutson, the founder of Muddy Church and Mel Lacey, the director of Children's ministry training at Oak Hill College in London.


Here's the link to the eventbrite page. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-blocks-childrens-and-family-ministry-conference-thrive-tickets-123753320513?aff=ebdssbeac


Online Devotional for Anyone Working with Children or Youth

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) and the Irish Methodist Youth and Children’s Department (IMYC) are delighted to invite you to a week of morning devotions with guest speakers each day and some time for prayer together as well. See below & sign up! Pause with us each morning as we start our day in God’s word and praying together. Coming up from Monday, 2nd November, to Friday, 6th November. Go to: https://buff.ly/2GvS9ck


Prayer Support

If you would like prayer for yourself or a situation you are concerned about please contact the prayer team by emailing prayer@calry.ie


Birthdays and Anniversaries

If you have a birthday coming up or an anniversary of some kind that you don’t mind sharing with the church family just send Patrick an email rector@calry.ie


Rugira Family

Thank you very much to everyone who has shared a concern for Josiana and Elisha after the death of her mother Esther in Kigali.


Mid-Term Break

The Rector is off duty from today until Thursday 29th and won’t be replying to emails during that time. In an emergency you can contact him by phone.


Prayer Points:

  • for the Select Vestry and all who represent our parish
  • children and youth ministry
  • national leaders facing difficult choices during this pandemic
  • the sick


‘…the joy of the Lord is your strength’

Nehemiah 8.10