A gracious Harvest…
Have you seen the amazing harvest moon of recent nights? Hard to miss really.
So great, so full and so bright!
This year we seem to have taken even more gifts than in previous years for Stone Pillow. Thank you.
Sometimes it really does feel as if we are living close to that ‘abundance’ made real for us in the love of God in Christ. Thank God.
And we have also had a gracious harvest of your hearts.
So we give thanks for that awakening within our hearts to all that God is calling us to be and do. Our life together – like that harvest moon – so great, so full and so bright!
The stirring of our hearts is encouraged in the coming days with opportunities to find out more about how God may be calling us:
GOLD HEARTS: Tuesday 10th October, 21 Longmeadow Gardens on @ 7.30pm. Contact Sue: Tel. 01243 512881 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RED HEARTS: Monday 9 October, Rookwood Lodge, WW @ 7.30pm. Contact Anthony: mob. 07860530534 email: email@example.com
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
We continue to pray for:
Conor Jones, Ian Gray and family, Carole Richardson, Robert Shippam, Elisabeth Ropner, Janet & David Drake, Peter Barnett and Snowdrop.
If you know of anyone who needs our prayers or would appreciate a visit, please let the Rector or the Parish Administrator know.
At the main service at Birdham (9.30am) Eric Eyre’s sermon theme will be “What do you do when your wine runs out?”. At West Wittering (10.00) George Talbot’s sermon theme will be “Faith and Trust – but in who?”. At Itchenor (11.00) Ben Harvey’s sermon theme will be “ The inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven”.
The Ministry Team are only too happy to talk through aspects of their Sermon.
There will be 8.00 BCP Holy Communion at West Wittering.
There will be Evensong at West Wittering at 6.00.
Sunday 8th October – Trinity 17
Isaiah 5. 1-7; Philippians 3. 4b-14; Matthew 21. 33-end
Ephesians 4. 1-6; Luke 14. 1-11
Proverbs 2. 1-11; 1 John 2. 1-17
Sunday 15th October – Trinity 18
Isaiah 25. 1-9; Philippians 4. 1-9; Matthew 22. 1-14
1 Corinthians 1. 4-8; Matthew 22. 34-end
Proverbs 3. 1-18; 1 John 3. 1-15