Greenways Group of Churches

St. Nicholas News

November 2018

 

The Rt Rev Maurice Wood (1916-2007)
Bishop Maurice Wood's prayer seems appropriate for Hardenhuish:

“Make us like a city set on a hill whose light cannot be hidden; so that men and women and children may find Christ as the light of the world, and his church as the family of the redeemed, and eternal life as the gift of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord”

 

Sunday

4th November

10.30am

Holy Communion

Sunday

4th November

4.00pm

BCP Evensong & Tea

Saturday

10th November

4.00pm

Peace & Prayer

Sunday

11th November

10.30am

Remembrance

Sunday

18th November

10.30am

Shine

Sunday

25th November

10.30am

Morning Worship

Sunday

2nd December

10.30am

Advent Sunday

 

 

 

St. Nicholas now has a Facebook page @harnishchurch Please tell family & friends!

 

Ministry Musings

On November 14 1940 the city of Coventry was devastated by a German bombing raid that lasted over 10 hours and left over two-thirds of its buildings destroyed or damaged. Among the ravaged buildings was the Cathedral of St. Michael which had stood in the city since the late 14th Centuary. Only its tower, spire, outer wall and the tomb of its first Bishop remained.

In the wake of the bombing, Cathedral Provost V. Revd. Dick Howard said “ The Cathedral will rise again and it will be a great pride to future generations as it has been to past generations”.

The shell of the mediaeval Cathedral and its spire remain today as a garden of remembrance. Many people reading this will probably have visited this Cathedral and will be aware of the two wooden beams found in the rubble that now sit on the altar to form a charred cross and the words ’FATHER FORGIVE’ inscribed on the wall behind the altar.

I personally found this one of the most moving things I have seen along with the whole ethic of the Cathedral being given over to ’peace and reconciliation’

These words speak volumes to the thousands of visitors that come from all over the world. The message for all is “FATHER FORGIVE”.

Luke 6 : 37

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked “ Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me , up to seven times?

Jesus answered “ I tell you not seven but seventy times seven”

A prayer for forgiveness is something we all seek at some point in life. Forgiveness is a valuable gift that is neither easily obtained nor easily given.

Forgiveness is essential for life. It frees us from past wrongs and gives us hope for the future . It is for forgiveness sake that Jesus Christ came to earth to die for mankind.

Hate is infectious and can consume us and the people around us .

Forgiveness is also infectious but can set us free , free to live the kind of life that Christ would have us live , that is , life in all its fullness.

Every week we pray these words,

“Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others do to us” . Let us pray that we may find it in our hearts to sincerely forgive others , remembering that on the cross ,Jesus said

       “ FATHER FORGIVE”

Blessings to all

Judith

 

Prayer & Peace

Please join us for a short time on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th ST.NICHOLAS, 4pm , as we reflect on “PRAYER AND PEACE” to mark the centenary of WW1. All Welcome.

Craft and Christingle

Saturday December 1st :  3-4.30 pm in Church.

As part of our encouraging families into Church, there will be children’s craft, icing biscuits  and Christingle making and story . All are welcome , please spread the word.

 

Operation Christmas Child “Shoe Boxes”

Shoe boxes and donations need to be in very soon.

Please contact Brenda for more information. Main shoebox collection sites will be open from 1st November.

Women’s Union

Women’s Union Programme of events -
Join us at 2.15pm in St. Paul’s Hall.
1st November – Crafts or board games and Bring & Buy,
15th November – Joe McNeilage- Slides,
29th November – Crafts and Board games or Bring & Buy,
13th December - Carols                       
Details Barbara Wood Tel: 655413

 

Dates for the Diary

10th November 2018 – Prayer and Peace for WW1 centenary

29th Nov to 6th Dec 2018 – Trip to the Holy Land, organised by Greenways Benefice

1st December 2018 – Craft and Christingle 3.00pm to 4.30pm

 

Travelling Nativity

We plan to do this again so look out for the sign up sheet at the back of Church.

The idea is that we try and take the Nativity into the community ie an organisation that we may belong to or a relatives house or someone not able to get to Church at present.

We may need to knit some more sheep , pattern provided .

Contact Judith 443317 for more details.

 

Contact Details

Priest in Charge, Revd. Simon Dunn T: 324944 greenwaysvicar@stpaulsweb.org.uk

Associate Minister, Revd. David Kilmister T: 650926 djkilmister@sky.com

Curate, Revd. Tom Hunton T: 07464 505800 greenwayscurate@stpaulsweb.org.uk

 

Some of our Lay Ministers

Barbara Wood Tel: 655413                  bmdwood@btinternet.com

Judith Eckersley Tel:443317                 judith_roger@talktalk.net

John Moncrieff

 

Newsletter, Mark Sheppard Tel: 721451 mark@avonweir.co.uk

or Dick Wood Tel: 655413 dickwood@talk21.com