Rector’s Holiday Arrangements
The Douglas Clergy will cover pastoral emergencies from 1st August until 26th August. Telephone 021-4891539
13th Morning Prayer St John’s, Morning Prayer St Mary’s : Mr George Quinn
20th Holy Communion, St John’s, Holy Communion St Mary’s :The Rt Revd Michael Mayes
16th Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter
23rd Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter
The Select Vestry invite you all to join them in the Rectory Garden for a Barbecue at 7:30pm on Friday 8th September. Please stick the date in your diary now and there will be more details nearer the time.
Mothers’ Union – This year, instead of our annual conference, we are organising a ‘A Day Away From It All’ at Inchydoney Lodge Hotel on Saturday, 23rd September from 12 noon – 3.30pm. It will be an opportunity to relax and spend time with friends. The lunch, organised by Kate Ryan of Flavour.ie, will be based around local food producers and their story, will include a drink and will be followed by a walk on the beach and a visit to Clonakilty Community Garden. Tickets €37.50 per person. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. All welcome (not just for Mothers’ Union members) – bring your friend, partner, husband, whoever!! For more info talk to Hilary on 086-3680513.
August Rector on vacation
4th Sept Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall
7th Sept Select Vestry Meeting 8pm Rectory
8th Sept Parish Barbecue 7:30pm in Rectory Garden
10th Sept Choral Evensong 7pm St John’s
11th Sept Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall
14th Sept Friendship Club`11am Rectory
15th Sept Youth Club 7:30 till 9:30pm Parish Hall
18th Sept Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
23rd Sept Mother’s Union Day Away. Inchydoney.
24th Sept Blessing of Animals Service 11am St Mary’s
1st Oct United Harvest Celebration 11 St Mary’s
Preacher : Keith Dyde
7th Oct Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall
8th Oct United Harvest Celebration 11:15 St John’s
Preacher : The Revd Tony Murphy
PRAYER FOR SUMMER
Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank you for the warmth of the sun
and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all around me
and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.
Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to You this summer.
Teach me how I can pray
no matter where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence
and light my path with Your Word and Counsel.
As I enjoy Your creation, create in me
a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.