Notices & the week ahead

Dear All,

This week we will meet and sing, outside, at St George, or inside at St Cyr. There will be no on-line service this Sunday.

15th Sunday after Trinity -  12th September
9:30am All Age Service outside in the Churchyard at St George's

Please download and bring this Order of Service on your phone/tablet.
 

11:10am Holy Communion Service at St Cyr’s
6:00pm Sacred Space at St George's 

Attending in Person (Inside)
Although all restrictions have now lifted we have decided to make moves out of the restrictions in a slower way in order to think of those who are more vulnerable in these times and also with rising cases at the moment:

  • We can sing but hope that this can be done from behind masks for now.
  • We will continue to keep some distance from other household groups and wave or smile at the Peace.
  • We will continue to only take the bread at Communion.

Attending in Person (Outside: 9:30am)

We are allowed to sing (outside), but please follow these guidelines to keep everyone safe:

  • Consider keeping distant from other households, especially when singing.
  • Follow the instructions of the Stewards, please ask if you would like a chair.
  • We are using the churchyard in front of St George, there are trip hazards due to tombs and plants – please take care.
  • If you are able please use the space between the tombs, leaving the paths for access and those less able.
  • We hope to serve cold drinks after the service - please bring your own reusable mug,

The Week Ahead

  • Morning Prayer at 9.00 on Facebook Live Monday- Friday. If you have any prayer requests, please do let us know.
  • Prayer Course - Wednesday 7:30pm @ 47, Brunel Road GL11 5DE and 1 Cam Green GL11 5HL
  • Prayer Course - Thursday 7:30pm @ St George
  • Both churches will be open for Private Prayer daily 10am-4pm. 

Next Sunday - Sunday 19th September
9:30am Holy Communion @ St George, also live on YouTube
6:00pm Evensong @ St Cyr

For your prayers:

  • All those who have Covid 19 or are suffering from long covid, those who have lost loved ones to the pandemic and those continuing to work on the vaccine and it’s distribution.
  • All those who have lost there home through war, unrest or natural disaster.
  • In the life of our community: GL11 Project.
  • In the life of our church: Readers and intercessors.
  • Within ‘Churches Together’: St. George’s.
  • The homes and families of: Birch Road, Ash Close, Oak Drive, Ryder Close, Leaside Close and Berkeley Road.
  • Those suffering or sorrowing, especially: Dave, Roger and the families of Anne Robinson, Margaret Jakuta and Duncan Powell.
  • The recently departed especially Anne, Margaret and Duncan.

Prayer Course
Prayer is something we all turn to at some point in our lives. It is something we would like to feel easier about and a subject which causes many questions. The Prayer Course is 8 sessions using the Lord's prayer as a template to discover more about prayer and hopefully will answer some of our questions and frustrations about prayer.  We will be running the course for St George's and St Cyr's on 3 occasions. Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm either  at 47, Brunel Road GL11 5DE, in  the home of Holly or at 1 Cam Green,GL11 5HL in the home of Nicky and oThursday evenings at 7:30pm in St George's Church.
The leaders of the course will be Fiona Crocker, Peter Smout and Andrew Hill. If you require lifts to get to any of the venues do get in touch. It would be helpful if you would let me know (revfionacrocker@gmail.com) which group you will be attending but not essential. The first sessions will begin on Wednesday 15th September or Thursday 16th September. If you would prefer a course during the day, let me know and I will see if we can sort this. If you just want to look at the course on your own without any discussion with others then the material can be found at https://prayercourse.org/sessions/.
I do hope that you are able to access the Prayer Course as I think it will be a blessing to all of us.
A great companion to The Prayer Course, is ‘how to pray’ by Pete Greig, not essential to have but helpful. And a good read even if you do not come on the course.

Holding Together in GL11
aims to support, share and inspire trauma informed compassionate action across the community. Partnering with Rednock School, the GL11 Community Hub and KCA we are launching the initiative with a screening of the Resilience film at Rednock School on Thursday 30th September at 7.00pm.


On the second Saturday of September (this year on the 11th) it is the Historic Churches Ride and Stride.  On this day many churches welcome walkers, cyclists and horse-riders to raise money for the Historic Churches Trusts and for a church of their choosing.  Participants can take whatever route they like and explore churches that they've never seen before. 
The Reeves family has been taking part for many years by cycling and raised funds for St George's church.  We tend to visit all the churches around Cam and Dursley in the morning or afternoon and spend the rest of the day visiting churches further afield.  Would you like to join us for some or all of the day?  Alternatively if you would like to take part on your own we can help you plan a route.
We will have a sponsorship form in church this Sunday and next, should anyone wish to sponsor us,

Foodbank Collection
Current Shopping List: Tinned pulses, Tinned potatoes, Tinned spaghetti, Cooking sauces, Toiletries, Sweet and Savoury treats (We have plenty of pasta, cereal and Tea.)
Either drop off at a local supermarket or at St. George’s. Thank you.

Abseil Adventure 2021  Team Haem – to raise funds for Southmead Hospital in Bristol. I would really appreciate any support you can give. The money you donate will help Southmead Hospital Charity be there for every patient every step of the way, supporting ground-breaking research, patients and their families, staff wellbeing, state of the art equipment and enhancing buildings and spaces.
Your support means so much and I cannot thank you enough for helping me to make Southmead Hospital even better for the one million patients treated there every year.   Helenna Boucher. Donation Link
God bless

Rev'd Fiona, Sophia, Andrew, Ken and the Team

 

 

 


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