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18th June 2023

18th June 2023

By Justin Dyche in Sunday Service on 24 June 2023

Hello everyone,

It is good to be back in Corby, although I did not feel quite that way on Tuesday when it was so hot and humid here, without the sea breezes we had become accustomed to in Cornwall! On our trip to the Isles of Scilly we visited the most south westerly church in the British Isles, on St Agnes, where they had some wonderful modern stained glass windows illustrating Bible verses. I will be looking to use those as a sermon illustrations at some point.

Please see below details of what’s happening over the next week.

Sunday 18th June

We have a service of Holy Communion tomorrow at 10.30am at St Columba’s, with Energize groups for children and young people. I will be preaching on Romans 5 v1-8, sadly not one that was illustrated by a window in St Agnes. The service will be available as a livestream for anyone not able to join us in church.

The Prayer Meeting will also be happening at 6pm in St Columba’s for anyone who would like to join in an hour of prayer.

Fellowship Groups

Having completed our study of the Beatitudes there will be a break in Fellowship Group meetings for a couple of weeks as there are other things happening, particularly on Wednesday evenings (see below).

Churchwardens’ Admission Service

Although we elect our churchwardens (Janet Taylor and John Lynch) at the Annual Meeting they do not officially take up their office until they attend an Admission Service led by the Archdeacon. This year we are hosting the Admission Service for Corby and Kettering Deaneries at St Columba’s on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. You are welcome to come along and support John and Janet in the service (there will be about 100 churchwardens from different churches present!) but we also need help with refreshments. If you can make cakes, or help serve in the Hall after the service, please do speak with Miriam – thank you.

Men’s Breakfast

Men of the church! Come and join us for a special Men’s Breakfast next Saturday 24th June at 9am in the Hall. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of church this Sunday or you can email Riaan by Tuesday to let him know you’d like to come –

Sunday 25th June

There are three services next Sunday as follows:
9am at St Leonard’s, Rockingham – Holy Communion

10.30am at St Columba’s – Morning Worship with Energize groups

6pm at St Columba’s – Holy Communion

And finally…no puzzles etc this week but a request from my neighbour Rab for people to support his friend Hilmi Say to fight Stage 4 Rare Sarcoma Cancer. Any donations would be welcome at:

May God bless you all in this coming week,


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