7th June 2020 – Trinity

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet
7th June 2020 – Trinity

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

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

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):
Date Service Time & Type
14th June
11.00 am Service of the Word: facebook or calry.ie

Don’t Zoom Off!
After this morning’s service there will be a Zoom meeting for anyone who wants to have a chat and virtually share a coffee. Check your email for the link and stay for 5 minutes or much longer. NB: This will only be available from 12 noon on Sunday.

Interviews: In this morning’s service there is an interview with Niall and Deborah Davitt.

On the Facebook page you should also see an interview with Carla Hewston.

Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):
Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.30 pm at: Facebook or calry.ie

Do you enjoy listening to choir members singing each Sunday? Can you sing? If you would like to be part of singing for the glory of God in our virtual choir please get in touch with Canon Patrick or Matthew Topley (+44 7732 312108). To contribute you need internet access, a pair of headphones and some way of recording yourself singing.

The Irish Blessing
Have you seen the video yet? It’s very moving… and you may spot some familiar faces.

Confirmation Preparation
The group is now breaking for the summer. But, young people please stay in touch with us and don’t forget the Saturday evening youth group!
How is your prayer life?
How is your prayer life?

On Wednesday evenings at 8 pm a group of us meet for an hour to explore the huge topic of prayer, following material called The Prayer Course. The session involves watching a video for 20 minutes. All are welcome. We meet on Zoom but you don’t need anything special to join in, just internet access and an electronic device. For more information on the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/ The book that accompanies the course is called ‘How to Pray – a simple guide for normal people.’

Are you busy on Saturday at 8 am?
…if you’re not then why not join us for the Zoom Sligo churches weekly prayer meeting? You don’t need any special software, just an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Ask if you would like to Zoom link in order to join in.

Children and Family Devotions
There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information or visit www.rootsontheweb.com to see also what there is for adults.

Youth Saturday at 8.00 pm – If you could ask God one question
Next Saturday the young people should be looking at the question ‘Isn’t faith just a psychological crutch?’ It is the next question from a book called ‘If you could ask God one question’.

Carla has set up some challenges for the young people for the summer with a prize for the overall winner. For more details email Carla on carla.marin.r@gmail.com

The Bible and The Bishop
Bishop Ferran is leading a weekly reflection on a psalm. The latest one is on Psalm 23 and is available at: https://www.dkea.ie/the-bible-and-the-bishop/ or via Spotify, iTunes or any Podcast App.

Diocesan Services
This month the theme is Mission. The services are broadcast at 10 am each Sunday on the diocesan YouTube channel. The plan is as follows:
7th June – Through Faith Missions
14th June – Irish Church Mission
21st June – Church Mission Society Ireland
28th June – South American Mission Society

You can also listen to the service each week by dialling 048 912 43 912. It is a standard national rate call.

Crosslinks is hosting an online summer series over three evenings in June. We will be encouraged by mission stories from church leaders, supporters, partners and those recently return from the field. Rev Nick Jones will open God's word for us as we think of how we can ‘Love Thy Neighbour’. The Summer Series will be premiered on the Crosslinks in Ireland Facebook page on Monday 8th June, Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June at 7.30pm. For further details contact ireland@crosslinks.org or call 048 9079 6028.

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 People’s Church Warden Temitope (089 989 0284) or Canon Patrick. We will put you in touch with one of the Welcome Team to give you a ring.

If you are a Calry parishioner we need you to give. Giving is an essential part of our worship. No one has to pay, but if you can give financially you should. Our Parish cost just over €94,000 to run last year (which included the cost of essential repairs that were not covered by grants). If you want to give using the envelope scheme you can post your gifts as cash or cheques (payable to Calry Parish Church) to Mrs Margaret Henry, Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo. If you would prefer to give electronically you can contact Margaret on 086 330 0474 to get the IBAN number. But please attach your name to your electronic giving so that she can trace the source in order to reclaim the tax.

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

Diocese of Kindu, DR Congo
In view of the crisis in Kindu the diocese wants to give assistance to 300 families. This includes plastic sheeting for shelter, soap and Jerri cans for water. The funds required to help one family with these supplies is about €25. If you would like to give to help our partners in Congo please get in touch with Patrick or Margaret. Already €100 has come in… but we would love to give a lot more. Could you use a little CMS collection box?

Church of Ireland Gazette
You can access the May edition of this national Church of Ireland magazine The Gazette for free at the moment by going to: https://gazette.ireland.anglican.org/may-gazette-download-for-free/

Vision Statement
David Bourke is chairing a sub-committee of the Select Vestry (called the Generous Giving Team) that is working on a vision statement for the Parish. If you would like to contact him with any thoughts you have on the matter use his email address which is: davidcbourke@gmail.com

The Scribe
A special July/August edition of The Scribe is going to be published online. The deadline for material is 12th June. If you have a story of faith or something relevant for church life from this strange time would you let Patrick know?
New Website
A new Calry website is available from today. It’s at: www.calry.ie It is not all complete as yet. If you have any good quality images of some aspect of our church life please get in touch with Eric D’Errico at ericderrico@gmail.com However, you can now view the various videos of services without going to Facebook and you can also see these notices.

Do you need 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 and a team of Calry parishioners will pray for you.

Up-to-Date Details and GDPR
If you haven’t filled in a GDPR form for Calry Church please would you do so. If you are not currently receiving this by email please get in touch. Alternatively, if you are currently receiving this or other communications from Calry and you do not wish to please let us know. Use rector@calry.ie or call 071 91 46513.

New Birth…s!
Ronan and Aíne had a little girl called Cora Kate Ivers on Friday 29th, born at 5.09 pm weighing 8 lbs 9 oz. Both mum and babe are doing well.

Also, Damian and Amy have also had a little girl called Verity Rebecca Shorten born on Tuesday 26th weighing 8 lbs 6 oz. Amy and Verity are also doing well.

Many congratulations to both families! We pray for God’s blessing and protection for you all.

Happy Birthday
…to Crystal Dele who was 9 on Wednesday!

Prayer Points:
Parish Generous Giving Team in their important work
HSE employees, care home staff, other health care professionals and ‘front-line’ workers putting themselves at risk for the benefit of others
families under strain
wisdom for leaders negotiating government coalition
Yvonne Stuart, Denise Hughes and the staff of Cosy Cats as they prepare to re-open at the end of the month
that we would be a mission-minded church
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
that the protests for racial equality in America and Europe would lead to lasting change

‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…’
Matthew 28.19