Here is your weekly update from All Saints.
Parish Communion in Church 10.30am
This will be a celebration of Revd Emily's ordination as a priest and will be the first time that she presides at Communion. Our preacher will be the Revd Dr Stuart Burns, Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese and someone who has encouraged Emily's vocation over many years. All of our Covid secure measure are still in place so thank you in advance for working with us on wearing face coverings, sanitizing your hands regularly, keeping a safe distance from those not in your household and following the directions of the stewards. The rule of 6 does not apply to gatherings for worship so long as we are following Covid secure practices so please be reassured and come along if you are symptom free and feel able to do so. The current advice continues to be that those over 70 may be at a greater risk of developing sever symptoms of Covid-19 so please let's all be really mindful of how we interact when we gather especially before and after the service. Remember: Hands. Face. Space. 🙂
Parish Communion online 10.30am
Our intention is to live stream the service on YouTube. Apologies for those who tuned in last week, we had a technical hiccup at our end! Unfortunately at the time of writing the Wi-Fi is not responding in the church building. I have completed the usual technical advice of 'turning it off and on again!' but to no avail. Unless the issue is one that restores itself overnight we will be unable to live stream tomorrow. If that is the case the service will be recorded and be made available later on in the week.
The order of service for Communion can be found on our website
Daily Prayer through the week
Morning Prayer every day 9.00am live stream via Facebook
Evening Prayer Monday to Friday live stream via Facebook
Morning Prayer in the church building at 9.00am this coming Thursday and Saturday morning.
For all the above services you will find it easy to follow if you download the Daily Prayer app
Chancel Restoration Project
Work will begin on the Chancel Restoration Project in earnest from the beginning of October. This means from Monday 5th October the church building will be closed from Monday to Friday for four month. Exceptions will of course be made for funerals and any special Christmas services we are able to hold. More details in the October Herald.
New ordinand joining the team
In October we will be welcoming Liz Piki to the ministry team as a second-year ordinand as she trains for ordination at St Mellitus College. We will be welcoming Liz to All Saints on Sunday October 4th and you will be able to read more about her in next month's Herald.
Harvest Festival and Climate Justice Sunday October 4th
This autumn we shall revisit the theme of our Lent sermon series of Care for God's Creation. Harvest will look and feel different this year and of course there will be no traditional harvest lunch but we shall still take the time to give thanks for the gift of creation.
If you haven't already done so already please take a moment to share a story or two of your experience of faith and lockdown as part of the Diocesan 'Shaped by God Together' listening exercise. You can click on the link https://harvestmoonpni.com/wp-content/plugins/narrafirma/webapp/survey.html#project=Leicester%20CoE&survey=Main to find your way to the form and below is a video that explains a little more about why sharing stories is going to be really helpful.
Lastly I do hope you enjoy the couple of photos from last week's ordination at the Cathedral. In this strange year where everything is changed the words of the ordination service brought me back to the constant need to trust in God and to that sense of belonging to a worldwide community of faith and to the saints that have gone before. The words of the Bishop to those being ordained I find particularly powerful:
'You cannot bear the weight of this calling in your own strength, but only by the grace and power of God. Pray therefore that your heart may daily be enlarged and your understanding of the Scriptures enlightened. Pray earnestly for the gift of the Holy Spirit.'
May that be a prayer for each one of us in whatever way we are called to follow Jesus.
Yours in Christ
Reverend Wendy Dalrymple
Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity