The 2012 London Olympic Games commence today.
We wish all who are taking part as sportsmen and women, judges and spectators a great festival of sport.
A prayer from Eurobishop Blog:
Eternal God, Giver of joy and source of all strength,
we pray for those who participate in the London Olympic and Paralympic games.
For the competitors and their loved ones, For the many thousands who support them,
and for those who welcome many people from many nations.
In a world where many are rejected and abused,
we pray for a spirit of tolerance and acceptance, of humility and respect and for the health and safety of all.
May we at the last be led towards the love of Christ who is more than gold, today and forever. Amen
Wishing everyone a lot of fun!
Saturday 21 July the Wanderers are taking a walk around Stadtpark.
Meet at the Altona Bhf bus station at the metro 20/25 stop at 10.30 am to travel to Winterhuder Marktplatz, arriving shortly after 11.00 am. Tha Stadtpark is only a few mins walk. Alternatively, if it is more convenient go directly to Winterhuder Marktplatz and join the group there(bus 109 also stops there).
The plan is to have a shared picnic lunch, but no-one needs to cater for the entire group!! Have clothes for all weather conditions!
Please let Cicely know by Friday evening if cou are coming: Cicely-hollingsworth (at) t-online.de; 049/86 07 90 ; mobile no. 0182 635 93 98
Spotted on the ABC's website, a BBC Radio 4 Programme by pop-star turned priest Richard Cole on 'The Voice of God'. No, this is not the BBC getting above itself, but an exploration of the way God speaks to us depicted within literature, theatre, music and film, and within sacred texts.
If you are quick you can still listen to it on the
Radio 4 website.
The church will be open this Saturday afternoon as part of the activities to 'Extend a Welcome' and provide an opportunity just to pop in and have a look round.
As announced on Bishop David's Blog, The Revd Matthew Jones, the Chaplain of St Thomas Becket Church, has been appointed the Bishop’s Advisor for Healing & Deliverance Ministry.
This is a very special and demanding ministry for which we offer Fr Matthew our prayers and good wishes.