Weekly Announcements

Sunday 26th May – Trinity Sunday
8.30 am Holy Communion
11.30 am Healing & Wholeness Service
  [Creche available in Massereene Chapel]
  NO Funday Club
  NO Next Steps
 NOTICES for the week ahead:
 Mon 27th 7.15 pm Alpha Course in Parish Centre, session 5
 Wed 29th 11.00 am Holy Communion in Parish Centre
 Fri 31st 9.30-11.00 am Tots ‘n’ Us Playgroup
  7.30 pm ‘Wine Tasting’ – Massereene Golf Club, £15 pp
Next Sunday – 2nd June
8.30 am Holy Communion
11.30 am Holy Communion
  Creche available in Massereene Chapel

[Both Funday Club and Next Steps are on their summer break]

Dates for your diary:
Mon 3rd June, 7.00 pm Select Vestry Meeting, Parish Centre
Thu 6th June, 7.30 pm Holy Communion Service and celebration of 90 Years of All Saints’ Mothers’ Union branch
Tue 18th June, 1.00 pm Evergreens outing – Dunsilly Hotel
Bible Readings for the week:
MONDAY Psalm 22 Proverbs 9: 1-12 Mark 10: 17-27
TUESDAY Psalm 23 Proverbs 10: 1-12 Mark 10: 28-31
WEDNESDAY Psalm 24 Proverbs 15: 16-33 Mark 10: 32-45
THURSDAY Psalm 25 Proverbs 17: 1-17; (21: 30 – 22: 6) Mark 10: 46-52
FRIDAY Psalm 26 Proverbs 23: 1-21 Mark 11: 12-26
SATURDAY Psalm 27 Proverbs 25: 15-28 Mark 11: 27-33
The next Extra Mile Bucket fundraising effort is for The Leprosy Mission……………

In 1986 the Vicar had the opportunity to visit a Leprosy Hospital in Salur in Andra Pradesh in the southern part of India.  It was a transformative experience seeing at first hand the dreadful effect this disease has on the lives of those suffering from it and their families.  When we think of Leprosy, most of us associate it with biblical times, when Jesus healed people afflicted with the illness.  Although we will probably never meet any one in the High Street who has Leprosy, it is still prevalent in poorer countries where people suffer from an inadequate diet, poor sanitation and there is little health provision.

The Leprosy Mission, which was founded 150 years ago by Dubliner Wellsley Bailley continues to work to prevent the spread of the disease.  It runs hospitals and provides much needed care for those afflicted and their families and advocates on their behalf.

£24 is the cost of multi drug therapy which will cure a person from the ravages of the illness. How many people can we help with our donations…. 10, 50, 100??

Alpha Course (8 sessions) – Parish Centre, starting on 22nd April at 7.15 pm

Sometimes the best thing in the world is just to have a chat with someone.  We all need people that we can share our lives with!  Whether it be news, what’s going on or even having a chat about how we feel.  When it comes to faith, we might want to talk about that too but there are many reasons the time never seems right.  The Alpha course that we are running is the perfect opportunity to talk about faith with other people.  A chance to ask questions and share thoughts and perhaps best of all, to get to know God, and each other, a bit better.  See you there.

OASIS FOOD BANK – please consider donating an item or two to support the local food bank project.  This is a marvellous way of showing God’s love in a practical way.  Please leave items in the box in the porch [eg pasta, tinned soups, tinned vegetables, cereal, toiletries, etc]