During the Season of Creation in September 2021, the church was decorated with wild flowers, plants etc instead of freshly bought ones. 25th September is our Harvest Festival, and on the following week, 3rd October, St Francis Day, we will celebrate this by having a pet blessing after the service.
ST FRANCIS DAY 3 OCTOBER
AT ST MARY’S CHURCH GARDEN
AT 12 NOON
A walk through blessing.
AND A BLESSING!
IF YOU WOULD PREFER A TELEPHONIC BLESSING,
TEXT REVD KATHY 07552 503859
Or, we can visit you at home if you are indisposed.
All animals are welcome, but if there are special breeds or kinds of animals, let us know, so we can be prepared!
SEASON OF CREATION Join us at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, to celebrate God’s ongoing wonder of creation, nature and all its creatures, highlights being 5 SEPTEMBER – 12 NOON: PRESENTATION ON PEACEHILL ANAEROBIC DIGESTOR PLANT IN WORMIT: SUPPLIER OF YOUR HOME GAS!
26 SEPTEMBER – HARVEST FESTIVAL, 11AM
3 OCTOBER – ST FRANCIS DAY, 11AM – BRING YOUR PETS FOR A BLESSING!
It really feels like summer doesn’t it! It felt like that this morning and it has stayed like that all day! It is wonderful to see the brilliance of the leaves darkening to deeper greens, and witness, and feel within ourselves, the quickening of nature in this growth season.
It has also been wonderful to be back worshipping together, and slowly being allowed to open up to sharing a cup of coffee after the service and tomorrow, to sing. What a discipline it has been not to be able to ‘live in to ‘O Lord, open our lips, that we might proclaim your praise!’ This is always said in Morning Prayer, and now we can all share it tomorrow. Here is an excerpt from the Diocesan Advisory committee: ‘congregational singing, subject to the wearing of face masks and social distancing, has been permitted in levels 0 and 1 from 31 May’. Newport and Tayport, ‘have moved to Level 1 at 00:01 on Saturday 5 June’.
There is a new evening service beginning tomorrow evening at the Parish Church, Tayport, at 6.306.30pm, and last about 30 minutes. It will be a quiet service, with some singing of Taize chants (short worship songs), prayers and candles. It is our intention to hold these evening services monthly, at least, and use each of the local Tayport churches in turn.
Thank you for your donations to the local food bank, to which our churches donate your food items. They gratefully received, so do continue to bring your little bag to church!
Look forward to seeing you at the weekly Zoom meetings. Here is the link we used for last week’s session on ‘Prayer, Session 3’. We thought it was excellent. Zoom links stay the same as before
It is so wonderful to be back to worship, to enjoy a blather afterwards, and,shortly, to be able to sing!
Of course our joy is heightened by the loveliness all around us!
The Prayer Course: we will continue with this course until school holidays and then take a break from the weeks of 23 June to 11 August. Should you be unable to join us on Zoom, on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights (7 or 8pm respectively), you might like to set aside time to look at the video and questions yourself. We found it easy to follow and practical. We hope you do too.
Here is some good news about new regulations on worship, from the Diocesan Advisory Group: Congregational singing is to be permitted in levels 0 and 1 from Monday 31 May. The Advisory Group guidance reproduces verbatim the new guidance from the Government. The Government Guidance indicates in relation to singing that “it is advised” that congregational members wear face coverings and maintain 2 m social distancing. If that sounds as though such requirements are optional, that is not the case since both are legal requirements in places of worship. Removal of face coverings is possible only for the permitted “small group” who may lead worship “from the front”.
June 6 the 6.30pm at the Parish church in Tayport on for a short service of music (Taize), candlelight and reflection!See attached. This is the first in our planned ecumenical series and we think this will offer something lovely for everyone, so do bring friends!
11 July: This Sunday service will be on the theme of ‘Mission for seafarers’.
21 June. LUNCH IN TAYPORT at 12 noon. We thought that a get-together after a vestry meeting to which all members are invited would be good. It will be a ‘bring and share’ light lunch so please diarise, and enjoy some recreation time
May it be a blessed Trinity Sunday, tomorrow, and every day, for you!