Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
3rd October 2021 – Trinity XVIII – Harvest Thanksgiving
Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.calry.ie fb:/calryparishchurch/ Day off - Monday
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo
Today is our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 6 pm. Well done to everyone who has decorated the church, cleaned, baked, prepared music or craft and helped in any way to make this a special occasion.
We welcome Emma Lynch from Tearfund Ireland as our guest speaker. It’s not Emma’ first time in Calry. We look forward to what she has to say, especially as we think about the reality of climate change, its effect on especially the world’s poorest people and what a Christian response should be.
After the service this evening we plan to serve tea and traybakes outside… weather permitting! If for any reason you do not wish to stay don’t be embarrassed to move on, but all are welcome.
Generous Giving Programme
If you haven’t already taken your Generous Giving information leaflet please do so today. Please complete it and return it by next Sunday 10th October. Use the envelope provided and when ready drop into the offering boxes at the back of church or give to Margaret Henry or David Bourke.
Football is happening at the new time of 3 pm in Fort Hill. This is for boys and girls. In the event of bad weather please get in touch to hear the alternative plan.
A mini-series of three Tuesday evenings in how to share your faith by telling stories. Organised by Crown Jesus Ministries, each evening will be held on Zoom from 7.45 pm on 5th, 12th and 19th October. Register by Eventbright. For more information email email@example.com
Mid-Week Bible Study
The Rectory mid-week, mid-morning group is back. We start at 10.30 am on Wednesday. This is an hour for chat, Bible discussion and prayer.
The Daily Office
10.30 am on both Tuesday and Thursday. Come in person or watch online.
Saturdays Inter-Church Prayer
An hour of prayer, reflection and fellowship 8.00 – 9.00 am. All welcome. Contact Patrick for the link.
For students who wish to join in the Christian Union in the IT please email Ray Cotter: Cotter.Ray@itsligo.ie
The next meeting of the Calry/St John’s Branch is on Wednesday 13th October at 8 pm in St John’s. Guest speaker is Revd Albert Dawson, newly ordained OLM.
Confirmations are happening again! For anyone who has yet to be confirmed please get in touch with Patrick to express an interest. (Minimum age is 2nd year.) This includes those who started preparation in 2020. Confirmation is an important step. It involves making a public commitment to Christ and his church and being prayed for by the Bishop to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.
There are some very informative resources on the CMSI website: www.cmsireland.org Please take a little time to inform yourself about the organisation and what is happening in countries as diverse as South Sudan, Nepal, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Egypt and Kenya.
If you are experiencing some financial difficulties feel free to make contact with the Rector for a confidential conversation. There are some sources of help available.
If you need prayer or just a listening ear also please get in touch.
- Climate Change – our own response and those taken at COP26
- Claudio Barguena and our young people
- students starting the new year in college, including in the IT
- parishes of Drumcliffe and Lissadell
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.