Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
3rd May 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
email: firstname.lastname@example.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):
|Date||Service Time & Type|
|10th May||11.00 am Service of the Word: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/|
Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):
Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.00 pm at: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/
Today would have been Confirmation in Calry for ten young people from the Grammar. Instead, this will be postponed to a future date but the Preparation Group continues on Tuesday at the slightly later time of 4.00 pm over M/S Teams. This week we will be looking at the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Wednesday Evening Home Group – The Prayer Course
On Wednesday evenings we are starting a new course on prayer rather originally called The Prayer Course. If you have never joined us on a Wednesday before this could be your chance! We meet on Zoom but you don’t need anything special to join in, just internet access and an electronic device. It’s at 7.30 pm. For the link contact Canon Patrick. For more information on the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/
Saturday Prayer Meeting
Every Saturday at 8 am is a Zoom prayer meeting. Yesterday there were 30 people (the most ever?) involved from 10 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.
There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information on rootsontheweb.com
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:
Youth – If you could ask God one question
The Saturday night Zoom youth group is starting a new course based on a book called ‘If you could ask God one question’. Yesterday they looked at the question ‘If you’re really there, God, why on earth don’t you prove it?’ Next Saturday will be: ‘Isn’t the Bible just a bunch of made up stories?’
Whatever your age you can download the book for free by going to: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/if-you-could-ask-god-one-question-2
Diocesan Dial-up Service
If you do not have internet access there is a number you can call on your phone which allows you to listen to a whole service. Each Sunday’s service (led by different clergy and lay readers from around the Diocese) is available from 10 am on Sunday morning, but you can call it at any time. When you dial wait 15 seconds and then the service will begin. The number to call is: 048 912 43 912. It is a standard national rate call.
Want a Phone Call?
If you are a Calry parishioner and would like to have a phone conversation with someone from church then please give your number to the Rector’s Church Warden Temi (089 989 0284) or Canon Patrick. We will put you in touch with one of the Welcome Team to give you a ring.
Where is God in a Coronavirus World?
This excellent short book by Prof John Lennox comes highly recommended. If you want to borrow a copy ask Canon Patrick or you may order your own copy by going to: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/where-is-god-in-a-coronavirus-world
Canon Patrick Writes: Giving
Our Parish depends on the giving of parishioners. Much of that is given in Sunday services. We as a family have been in Calry 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 our worship. If you are in a position to do the same please contact either Mrs Margaret Henry, the Hon Treasurer, on 086 330 0474 or myself to get bank details. Of course, if you prefer to give by cheque that can be sent to Margaret at her home address: Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo.
However, if you are in a situation where you actually need financial help yourself please contact me. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.
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 email@example.com with your assessment of what you think are our:
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
Do you need prayer?
The new designated prayer email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and a team of Calry parishioners will pray for you.
Archbishop Masimango, Primate of the Province of Congo and Bishop of Kindu, 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.
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 recieve a hard copy just let us know.
- 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
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…