I hope you are all having a good weekend, celebrating both the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Pole Fair. For me the best bit of the Fair were the people we bumped into while walking round, and the best bit of the Jubilee, so far, was the Archbishop of York’s sermon in the Thanksgiving Service on Friday. If you only saw that reported on the News I would recommend watching the full sermon on iPlayer, because while he did mention horses it was only as an illustration and most of the time he was talking about faith and Jesus!
I say the best bit of the Jubilee so far because our JUBILEE CELEBRATION is still to come tomorrow. It is a great shame that the weather forecast has changed from fine to heavy rain, but at least we know where we stand and will move everything INSIDE. However we do still want to put up a gazebo and some decorations outside to let people know there is something happening, so if you are on the set up team please do still come at 9am. We won’t need to close the whole car park, but if you are able to park further away and leave space for our guests that would be wonderful. Everyone needs to register for lunch, ideally before the service. If you are receiving this email direct you won’t need to complete a registration form as we already have your details, but you do need to register.
Just to remind you the programme is as follows:
10.45 Registration opens
11am Celebration Service
12 noon (approx) Lunch, with opportunity to register those people who arrived after the service started. This will be served in the Hall and includes a cold drink. Immediately after lunch the tea tent will be open serving hot drinks and cakes. We will start the games as soon as we have space to do so, and from about 1pm the displays will begin.
Please don’t forget to stay on at the end of the day, about 3pm, to pack away – this should be easier as we won’t have to move chairs inside.
There is no date for Tracy Ward’s funeral as yet but please do keep Chris in your prayers. Shelia O’Shea’s funeral will be on Tuesday 21st June in church. It would be good if as many people as possible could come and support Mickey on that difficult occasion. And please do pray for Mickey as he adjusts to life without Sheila and as decisions are made about his ongoing care needs.
We look forward to welcoming Tim & Carol Derbyshire from Hope From Above (HFA) in Australia to our HOLY COMMUNION service next Sunday morning, at 10.30am. They will be telling us more about their work and giving us lots to think and pray about. Our children and young people in Energize will be preparing for the Fathers Day Service the following week.
HOPE INTO ACTION (HIA)
There won’t be a Prayer Meeting tomorrow evening, but we will be meeting again next Sunday (12th June) at 6pm.
I look forward to seeing you at our Jubilee Celebration tomorrow.