Pew Sheet – 3rd May 2020

The Rector writes ‘This week I posted out sunflower seeds to all the children, even the babies, in the parish.  Hopefully the seeds will grow to strong and tall plants and we will have a worthy winner come Harvest Time. Along with seeds, I posted Activity Sheets to all of the primary school children.  If you should have received something in the post and didn’t, please let me know in case I have the wrong address.  It is increasingly important that as a parish community, we try and stay in contact as much as we can with each other.  As I mentioned last week , if you know of anyone who isn’t on the internet and needs the Pew Sheet posted out to them, just let me know. 

As many of you already know, in the early hours of last Monday 27th , a car crashed into and through the wall of the Parish Hall.

We have a tough job ahead of us, repairing the extensive damage done to the Hall but we take comfort from the fact that no one, not even the driver, was seriously hurt. 

It could have been so much worse and we thank God for that.’


Our ‘Zoom Parish Gatherings’ continue on Wednesday nights at 7:30/8pm.   You can check in from 7:30pm and then we begin at 8pm. It’s not a Bible Study as such, the intention is that it be  spiritually nourishing. At the moment we are looking at particular events from the Bible, seen through the eyes of the German Painter Sieger Koder and we can have a general chat around that.  I’ve taken some of the material from a book from ‘Glimpses of the Divine’ by Gemma Simmonds. 

The general theme is called ‘Sacred Ground’ and I can assure you it’ll be uplifting which is just what we need right now!   

If you haven’t been involved in a parish study group before , I promise you it will be a totally gentle experience and no hard questions at all! At this strange time in all our lives, it’s really just an excuse for me to see you all and for you to have the chance to chat to each other.  Next Wednesday (and all the other Wednesdays!) in order to join the Zoom Meeting, either click the following link:

or in Zoom, you can look for the Meeting ID: 837 6139 0791
and the Password is : 510012

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DOWNLOADED ZOOM ON YOUR PC/TABLET/SMARTPHONE, IT IS REALLY EASY TO DO…… just google ‘zoom us’ and you will be led to the Zoom site where you can follow directions to download the Zoom software on your device, then you have to register as a user, using your usual email address and picking a new Zoom

password. It is all completely free so don’t worry about costs.

Zoom software is being used everywhere at the minute and it is very user friendly. In the parish we use it now for Select Vestry meetings, I also use it daily for Morning Prayer with the other clergy in the diocese and we use it for Diocesan meetings etc. so do try it.  I’m hoping to start a Wednesday 10:30am Zoom Morning Prayer for the parish soon and I’ll send out an email specifically about that.  

God bless, Elaine

How to view Live Stream Services

If you are on a PC , just go to the parish website and under the top right hand corner of the screen you’ll see  ‘’Live Streaming of Services’  If you click on that you will be able to choose to view the service.  You can also google ‘Carrigaline Union of Parishes Youtube’ and click on the link to see the recorded services.  A huge thank you to Simon Woodworth for all the work he is doing to keep our online presence possible.  This pew sheet has the readings for today and the prayers. A copy of the Holy Communion

Service was sent out with previous emails, if you’d like a copy just let me know.  Also the Church of Ireland website has all of the Book of Common Prayer online if you’d like to look at it .  

The sermon along with the contents of the Pew Sheet are put up on the parish website on Mondays if you want to read them later.

Parish Finances  

Some of you were asking me what to do about your giving

during this time of not being able to gather in our churches.

If you use envelopes, you can post it to Helen Arnopp, our

Honorary Treasurer, at her address in Ballea, Carrigaline,

P43 HT95 or if you’d rather set up a standing order or

transfer , here are the details of our deposit bank account:

IBAN – IE47BOFI90297974081798   BIC – BOFIIE2D

Some parishioners have set up a jam jar at home and are putting their

usual ‘Plate’ giving into the jar with the intention of passing it on to the Parish when this is all over.

Text Box: ?

A Better Resurrection                      Christina Rossetti

I have no wit, no words, no tears;

My heart within me like a stone

Is numb’d too much for hopes or fears;

Look right, look left, I dwell alone;

I lift mine eyes, but dimm’d with grief

No everlasting hills I see;

My life is in the falling leaf:

O Jesus, quicken me.

My life is like a faded leaf,

My harvest dwindled to a husk:

Truly my life is void and brief

And tedious in the barren dusk;

My life is like a frozen thing,

No bud nor greenness can I see:

Yet rise it shall—the sap of Spring;

O Jesus, rise in me.

My life is like a broken bowl,

A broken bowl that cannot hold

One drop of water for my soul

Or cordial in the searching cold;

Cast in the fire the perish’d thing;

Melt and remould it, till it be

A royal cup for Him, my King:

O Jesus, drink of me.

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