30th August 2020 – Trinity XII

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
30th August 2020 – Trinity XII

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo

Good morning! The Summer is over and the new academic year is getting underway. Welcome back to anyone who has been away on holiday. We pray that as we adjust to lots of things God will give us what we need to face each day with courage and peace in our hearts.

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service Time & Type
6th September 11.00 am All Age Worship
13th September 11.00 am Holy Communion
Statement Re Face Coverings in Churches:

At this time, both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, the governments have not formally made mandatory the wearing of face coverings at services of worship. This is, in part, due to the fact that as churches we are committed to maintaining 2 metre physical distancing between household groups and strict adherence to all government guidance on hand hygiene, cleaning, ventilation etc.

It, however, remains our responsibility to ensure that our services of worship are safe places for all who join with us. It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face coverings, in conjunction with hand washing etc., is likely to reduce the spread of coronavirus, thus helping to protect others. Their use is therefore one way in which we can evidence protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers, and practical love for our neighbours.

Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing, from Sunday 30th August 2020, and earlier if practicable.

We understand that some people are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, as outlined in the two jurisdictions.

We also recognise that whilst it may not be appropriate for those who are leading from the front during worship, including preaching, to wear face coverings, they should at all times continue to maintain at least 2 metre physical distancing from one another, and 4 metre physical distancing from the front row of the congregation.

This statement was issued by Archbishop John McDowell and by the leaders of the Roman Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Ireland.

Sponsored Walk for Kindu

Thank you very much to everyone who supported the sponsored walk in any way – we are very grateful and most encouraged by the response. All in all €1501 was donated online. A further €490 has been given as cash donations. (In the earlier part of the summer €480 was sent as an initial response to appeal for help in Kindu.) A short video about the walk will be shown this morning and will be on the Facebook page after that.

Saturday Morning Prayer

It’s still 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

Getting Back on Track Financially

For more information visit www.backontrack.ie or freetext GETHELP to 50015 for a callback.

Mothers’ Union

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions the MU All Ireland President, June Butler and the All Ireland Trustees have decided that the time is not yet right to resume MU Branch meetings. This will be reviewed at the end of November, with a view for a ‘normal’ MU year in 2021.

Offertory

Thank you to everyone who gives financially to support the ministry of Calry. There is no collection under the Covid-19 restrictions but two offertory boxes are available in church if you want to give cash or cheques. Calry depends heavily on the giving of regular worshippers.

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

Livestreaming

Please note our services are being live-streamed on Facebook and the website www.calry.ie Only those in the area between the lectern and the Lord’s Table from 11 am will be visible on screen.

Prayer Points:

Pupils and teachers going back to school
The Generous Giving Team and our parish finances
Blessing and protection on staff and children in Cosy Cats
Businesses trying to get back on their feet
Integrity for our public representatives
Our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.

Honour one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal.
Romans 12.9-11a