3 September 2023 – Trinity XIII

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

3 September 2023 – Trinity XIII

Rector: Ven Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

Associate Minister: Canon Ronnie Bourke

email: rector@calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch  www.calry.ie  Day off - Monday

Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo



We are starting a new series called ‘What Can I Do?’ This first Sunday the answer to the question is Bless.

Our readings are Number 6.22-27 and Romans 12.9-21.

Songs at the 11 am service are: 701 Jubilate; Blessed be your name; Light of the world; and 712 Tell out my soul.

There is a 3.00 pm service in St John’s Hospital.

The latest edition of The Scribe is ready for collection in church today.


Forthcoming Calry Service Times

Date Details Theme Sunday School & Bell Tower Group
10th September

Sunday School restarts

11.00 am Service of the Word Give SS and BTG

Back to Church Sunday

11.00 am Service of the Word Gather SS and BTG
24th 11.00 am Holy Communion Reconcile SS
1st October 8.30 am Holy Communion (traditional)

7.00 pm Harvest Thanksgiving

Thank and Praise  


What Can I Do?

Faced with all manner of bad news, disasters, disappointment and even despair we may feel completely helpless. It can leave us feeling listless, like the wind has completely gone out of our sails. What can we possibly do that will make any difference? An awful lot, as it transpires! A rain jacket isn’t designed for fine weather. Similarly, we were not created to live in comfortable isolation from the harsh realities of life around, rather to be in the thick of it making a difference. That’s what we are called to do. That is the holy, godly, missional thing to do. So, what exactly can we do? That is the very question this ten Sunday series attempts to answer. It’s not a complete answer to the question, but it is a start.


Tuesday Group

11 am – 12 noon in the Rectory. All welcome!



Would you like to help in church but aren’t sure how?  If you would like to learn how to set up slides on VideoPsalm, or send out these notices on MailChimp, lead intercessions or read a Bible passage please write your name on the sign-up sheet in church or email admin@calry.ie Notification about future training opportunities will be sent out soon.


Cosy Cats Childcare Ltd

Have you wondered what Cosy Cats does and how it is run? Wonder no longer! The Cosy Cats AGM is on Wednesday 6th at 7.00 pm in the Catacombs. All welcome!


Sunday School

The Sunday School leaders have a meeting in the Rectory on Thursday 7th at 7.30 pm.

Sunday School will resume, God willing, on 10th September.

Saturday Spring to Life Prayer Meetings

The programme on Saturdays at 8 am prayer meeting is:

9th Sept – Sligo Presbyterian Church Hall

16th – TREM (opposite the Baptist Church in Cartron Village)

23rd – Sligo Methodist

30th – RCCG in Sligo Presbyterian Church Hall



We have some beautiful invitation cards in church today. They have been printed so that you can invite your friends, neighbours, work colleagues or family members to join us in church on two Sundays in the near future. Please pray for an opportunity to give your invitations to people prepared to receive them.


Sligo Presbyterian Church Harvest Thanksgiving Weekend 15-17 Sept

Floral displays and refreshments. All proceeds to Sligo Social Services.

Opening hours:

Friday 15th Sept: 5pm - 8pm

Saturday 16th Sept: 11am - 7pm

Sunday 17th Sept: 2pm - 6pm

Harvest Songs of Praise:

Sunday 17th Sept at 7pm


James Nelson Solo Concert - Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo on Sat 9th September  at 8 pm

James Nelson, one of our own local lads and member of the famous Celtic Tenors, is coming home to Sligo for his first solo concert which he entitles - "James Nelson, Singing for his supper". The concert is on Saturday 9th of September  at 8 pm in the Hawk's Well Theatre. It should be a real musical treat. Tickets can be purchased through the Booking Office at the Hawk's Well Theatre.


Calry Harvest Thanksgiving

This year it will be on Sunday 1st October at 7.00 pm with speaker Gillian Maganda from CMSI.


Indian Syrian Orthodox Church

There will be a special service for the congregation meeting in Calry on Sunday 10th September at 5.30 pm with their bishop. Worship is conducted in Malayalam, the language of Kerala, South India.


Full-size Second Hand Keyboard Required

Do you have a keyboard you no longer need? Eunjoo is looking for a good quality second hand keyboard for sale. It must be full-size. Anyone know of anything?


Select Vestry

Our next meeting is on Thursday 14th at 7.30 pm in the Catacombs.


Tamara Irene

Tammy is away today. She has finished her time as intern and we will mark that next Sunday. If you want to contribute to a gift for her speak to Patrick or put it in the offering in an envelope marked ‘Tammy’.


For Prayer:

  • Back to Church Sunday on 17th Sept
  • new boarders in the Grammar
  • opportunities to bless!
  • cessation of hostilities in Sudan
  • good relations with the ex-patriate Ukrainian community and a just end to the war


Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Romans 12.14