18th October 2016

eileenDear Friends

Last Wednesday saw the revival of our monthly lunches for more senior members of our community, very ably organised by Anne McBride and her team. Thank you very much to those involved for their hard work!  A good time was had by all – it was a chance to enjoy each other’s company in very hospitable surroundings, over a delicious meal.

The next lunch will be on Wednesday 9th November at 12 noon in St Denys Hall. These lunches are open not only to members of the congregation but also to any senior people living within the parish – we would welcome some new faces!  There is no need to book in advance and no formal charge, although donations are very welcome. If you know someone who you think might like to join us, please do give them our details and encourage them to come along.

Tuesday this week is the feast of St Luke the Evangelist, author of the Gospel according to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. From Acts we learn that Luke was a gentile convert to Christianity, a doctor who accompanied Paul on his second and third missionary journeys, and stayed in Rome with him while he was in captivity. Luke’s narrative of Christ’s life shows the sequential pattern from the nativity through to the death and resurrection. Luke makes clear that the good news of salvation is for everyone, regardless of gender, social position or nationality.

This week the builders arrived to begin our major programme of reordering the interior of church and rebuilding the organ. You can see the detailed plans at the back of church. As you will see from the photos below, it will look very different this Sunday! Nevertheless our Sunday worship will continue much as usual, we will adapt our activities as necessary, rejoice in the fact that we have sufficient funds to carry out this part of the building project and look forward to its completion next year.

With every blessing

Eileen