26th April 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

26th April 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

email: calry@elphin.anglican.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):

DateService Time & Type
3rd May  11.00 am Family Service: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Emailed Notice Sheet

Many thanks to Eric D’Errico who is sending out these notice sheet on email. If you have yet to receive one it is probably because we don’t have your correct email address. Use the contact details above to send it in.

If you would rather receive a hard copy just let us know.

Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):

Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.00 pm at: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Confirmation Group

The Confirmation Preparation Group resumes again on Tuesday at 3.30 pm over M/S Teams. Young people will be sent a reminder to their email.

Wednesday Evening

The house group will resume on Wednesday at 7.30 pm on Zoom. If you would like to join in and haven’t done so before now just send an email or text to Canon Patrick.

Saturday Prayer Meeting

Every Saturday at 8 am is a Zoom prayer meeting. Yesterday there were 20 different households involved from 7 different churches. 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.

Children

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:

http://www.cefsligo.com/index.php/schools/ages-4-7

http://www.cefsligo.com/index.php/schools/3rd-class-to-6th-class

Youth

Carla is keen to hear from any Calry young people who are feeling bored or could do with a bit of light Spanish conversation. You can make contact with her on:  carla.marin.r@gmail.com Don’t forget next Saturday’s Zoom conversation at 7 pm. Ask her for the link.

Canon Patrick Writes: Giving

Our Parish depends on the giving of parishioners. Much of that is given in Sunday services. Obviously that can’t happen at the moment. We have been here now for 11 years. From the start we arranged to make a monthly electronic payment to the church as our regular giving as an expression of worship. If you are in a position to do the same please contact either Margaret Henry the Hon Treasurer on 086 330 0474 or myself to get bank details.

However, if you are in a situation where you actually need financial help yourself please also contact me. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.

 SWOT

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 davidcbourke@gmail.com with your assessment of what you think are our:

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Prayer

The new designated prayer email address is: prayer@calry.ie

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. A group of Calry pray-ers will then pray. They are: Tessa Marsden, David and Jennifer Bourke, Canon Ronnie and Ruth Bourke, Carla Marin and Canon Patrick.

The group are not there to enter into correspondence. It is a not a counselling service. The sole purpose of it is to ensure anyone in our church family or any visitors we have can be prayed for.

The emails will be treated with strict confidentiality.*

Obviously, many others in our church are great pray-ers and this is not meant to be a substitute to praying for yourself. But it’s a bit of extra help when the need is felt.

*There may be rare occasions when for reasons of child or vulnerable adult protection a matter raised in a prayer email may need to be passed on to the relevant authorities.

Kindu

Archbishop Masimango in a recent address said this:

Every crisis is an opportunity for mission; let us take advantage of this period for more harvest for the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s be available and hearing the Voice of the Holy Spirit!

Let us follow Daniel’s example during the period of Captivity of the Israelites in Babylon, he was determined to keep turning to God, until the time promised by the prophet Jeremiah, was accomplished (Daniel 9:1-20).

We say “No” to the spread of the epidemic of fear.

Pray for:

  • 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
  • Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students
  • wisdom for leaders in national and local government
  • 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

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and when  you pass through the rivers

they will not sweep over you.

Isaiah 43.1b-2a