20 September 2020
Dear EFP church folk,
A spot of Indian Summer this week. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy it.
Tomorrow we have a special service at Escot - a Melanesian and climate service.
- Monday Sep 21st is Bishop John Patteson Day in the C of E calendar
- Melanesia is already affected directly by climate change, through rising sea-levels (see below)
- 10.30am - all welcome from all parishes
- it is a non-Communion service
- Service Sheet HERE
- Children's Church Sheet HERE and 'Extra' Sheet HERE
There will also be the usual Sunday Reflection and Prayer video, Link HERE
- God’s generosity is the theme, and its relevance to our response to climate change
- ...and, for a hymn afterwards, Psalm 23 sung by the Melanesian Brothers
- For reflection - more on Melanesia -
- a stimulating 6-minute video conveys the impact of climate change on Melanesia, and how local churches are at the heart of their communities’ response - http://www.mmuk.net/newsresources/newsresources-films/ . I highly recommend it.
- listen to the Melanesian Brothers’ beautiful singing of Psalm 23 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sv8ijQNQBQ&feature=youtu.be , which we will have at Escot tomorrow
- for further reflection, a 10-min sermon from Melanesian Bishop Willie on loving our neighbour, including our , at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QvGjzZ2NVQ&feature=youtu.be
Payhembury APCM -
- is this Tuesday 22nd Sept 7pm
- it will be in the church, within C of E ‘rule of 6’ guidelines (following the same guidelines as for Sunday worship)
- all Payhembury-ites warmly invited!
Feniton APCM - is on Tues 29th Sept at 7.15pm, and will also be in the church.
- attached here, thanks as ever to Becky
Children’s church also attached - with bonus “Grapeful for Grace” (!) sheet.
Services for the coming weeks -
27th Feniton 9am Storytime+
Payhembury 10.30am All-age
4th Oct Feniton 10.30am Harvest Festival Communion
11th Payhembury 10.30am Harvest Festival
18th Escot 10.30am Harvest Festival
That’s enough for today’s email, I think! Have a good weekend
Take care, and God bless,
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team