Pew Sheet – 6th November 2022

‘Souls of our Shoes’ coming to Carrigaline

Hilary Dring writes ‘A provocative exhibition entitled ‘Souls of our Shoes’ is coming to St. Mary’s Church at the end of November. This powerful and compelling exhibition, which walks viewers through the reality of domestic abuse, is an initiative of Mothers’ Union in Ireland; its main purpose is to raise awareness of domestic violence and its impact on so many people in our communities.

‘Souls of Our Shoes’ is an exhibition of physical shoes accompanied by comments from those who have walked away from abuse, and from those who journey with them.

Individuals and groups are welcome to drop in during this time to view the exhibition and stand in solidarity with all who experience domestic abuse. It is not suitable for young children.

Our Rector commented –

‘As the Rector of Carrigaline Union, I am delighted to welcome this exhibition to St Mary’s Church. As Christian Communities, we are called to provide assistance to, seek safety and health for, and serve as an advocate for the victims of domestic abuse. If we ignore such abuse and politely act as if it does not exist, we perpetuate violence and leave the “least of these” as vulnerable victims of violence and abuse. Thank you to the Mothers’ Union for organising such a powerful witness.’  

The exhibition will be open at St Mary’s Church from 12noon – 2pm from Friday 25th November to Thursday 1st December.

Sundays in November

12 noon Parish Hall

Bicentennial Celebration Quilt preparation with Millie Kingston

Friday 11th November 11am Parish Hall

Friendship Club

Saturday 12th November 8pm Online

Quiz with our link parish in Perton

Sunday 13th November 7pm St John’s Church

Remembrance Sunday Choral Evensong

Saturday 19th November 10:30am Parish Hall

Parish Drama Group

Coffee Morning Cake Sale plus Raffle.

Music Notes 06-11-2022

Hymns at St Mary’s

323    The God of Abraham

119     Come, thou long expected    Jesus

468    How shall I sing that majesty

488    Stand up for Jesus

This month’s Music Monday interview posted on the parish Facebook page features Dr Rowland Njoku.

He shares his thoughts on the role of music in worship which is related to a wonderfully poetic vision he has of music in God’s creation. Rowland feels there is an inherent harmony in the universe which must have been present from the moment it came into being.

His ideas reminded me of the philosopher Kepler who shared that vision which he called ‘the harmony of the worlds’. He believed there was a relationship between the intervals and harmonies of music and the movement of the planets. Kepler thought that the movement of the planets created a music which was inaudible to the ear but could be heard by the soul.

This idea of a music of the planets is still a thread in our culture and a visual and musical animation has been created by a member of the European Southern Observatory to express the ‘orbital resonances’ of the five planets of the T01-178 system.

Have a look on YouTube:

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