Newsletter 12th June 2022

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Trinity Sunday

12th June 2022

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Image depicts the Trinity.  Art by Revd Jess.  See ‘Bible Art’ below for commentary.

 

Collect

Holy God,

faithful and unchanging:

enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,

and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,

that we may truly worship you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

 

Readings

Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5.1-5
John 16.12-15

 

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Sea Lights our Sunday group for children meets this week in the hall. New children are always welcome.

 

Summer Fayre Saturday June 11th, 11am-3pm

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Summer Beach Labyrinth Walk

Anytime from 8am-9am, Saturday 18th June, Shoreham Beach 

 

Celebrate mid-summer by walking a beach labyrinth in the cathedral of nature on Shoreham Beach.

Meet on the beach (anytime from 7.30am) directly opposite the Church of the Good Shepherd. Low tide is at 9am. Arrive anytime from 7.30am if you’d like to help build the labyrinth. Helping hands to collect and lay pebbles for the path are appreciated.

Walking a labyrinth is a simple meditative practice and an act of pilgrimage, reconnecting with our heart and soul. No experience of labyrinths required. In the event of wet weather check back on the church website for confirmation of whether the event is going ahead.

Opportunity for coffee and a croissant afterwards – £1.50 donation requested to cover costs.

 

Covid Update

We agreed at our last PCC to bring back all five of our hymns, now that summer is here, and we can keep our doors open wide. This may take a few weeks to get everything back in place, but we look forward to more singing this summer.

Bible Art (see image at top of newsletter).

John 16.12-15 for Trinity Sunday. This painting shows the Father represented by blue, the Son by red and the Holy Spirit by yellow. Orange, purple and green are here too. The painting is supposed to represent the ways in which we see the actions of God in our world; sometimes thinking of one part of the Trinity as being more active than another in certain situations; but is this what is really happening? Jesus’s words in the passage from John would appear to indicate that we cannot separate the actions of the Trinity one from another? Maybe Trinity Sunday is the day in the year when we could think about seeking each person of the Trinity equally, so that our knowledge of them is equally balanced?

Revd Jess

Refugee Tales

On Saturday 2nd - Wednesday 6th July, Refugee Tales is walking from Merstham to Winchester. It is a walk in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and people who have experienced immigration detention.

 

I have a ticket to join the walk on 3rd July, Dorking to Guildford.

Information on the programme can be found by following the link below. This will take you to the page where you can see details of the walks and information about the programme for each day. If you are interested and want to have a chat please catch me at church or contact me via email:glennisedey@aol.com 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-tales-the-walk-of-2022-tickets-275517298657

Glen Edey

 

And finally…

No description available. We are now moving into a long stretch of ‘Ordinary Time’ in the church calendar. This is marked by the colour green, and our Good Shepherd banner is back on display. It has been created for us by Chris Diebel, as a fundraiser for the church. If you would like to have a sheep on the banner, please speak to Chris and make a donation of any amount. You might want your family name on the sheep, or an anniversary date, or the name in memory of a lost loved one from the church community. Chris can be emailed at: chrstndiebel@gmail.com

 

I work half-time and the usual days when I am available are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

Blessings and prayers for you all this Jubilee bank holiday. Revd Jane

Contacts

Revd Jane Bartlett Email: bartlett.jane@ntlworld.com Tel: 079355 38085.

Church wardens Kay Haffenden, Angela Tritton and  deputy warden Penny Humphrey email: office@cogschurchwardens.co.uk

Safeguarding Officer Emma Purser 07786651886

Children’s Ministry Daisy Durrant email: cogssundayschool10@gmail.com

Parish centre and hall bookings Tel: 01273 440202

Prayer chain (for emergency prayer) Liz Beeston 01273 454685

 

Services this Week

Sunday, 12th June

8am – Holy Communion with Canon Tony.

10am – Parish Communion with Canon Tony.

This service will be live streamed onto our Facebook and You Tube channel.

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE

 

 

Tuesday 14th June

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Jane.

 

Wednesday 15th June

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom

CLICK HERE

Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274

 

Friday 17th June

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer at St Mary de Haura

Followed by breakfast and discussion for those who wish to stay.

Saturday 18th June

8am – 9am Beach Labyrinth Walk

Evening Prayer This is said at 5.30pm at St Marys and via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If you want to attend online contact Revd Steve for the link. Email: shorehamcurate@gmail.com

To donate to the Church of the Good Shepherd online CLICK HERE Thank you!

 

 

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All notice for the newsletter should be emailed to Revd Jane by Wednesday at 12noon.  bartlett.jane@ntlworld.com