Weekly Notices 2 Aug 2015

Published 31/07/2015

Sunday 2nd August (11am) –‘Taking a Modern-Day Sabbath’

‘Sabbath’ – a weekly day devoted to worship and of rest from work. Our culture has in many respects abandoned the idea of Sabbath. We may attend worship services once a week, but we follow up by shopping, running errands, travelling, partying, and other frenzied activities. What does Sabbath mean to you? Do you have a day of rest?  Led by members of the Worship Group.

Sunday 2nd August (7pm) – ‘Lughnassadh Celebration’

The Wheel of the Year celebration of Lughnassadh (also known as Lammas), the first of the Celtic harvest festivals. With music, ritual, poetry and perhaps a circle dance, we celebrate abundance. Led by the Wheel of the Year group.

Children’s Programme – During the summer months there will be a box of (quiet) toys and activities available for children to enjoy during the main service. The Children’s Chapel and crèche program will begin again in September.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday This is a ‘double’ Sponsorship Sunday

Flowers Sponsored today, by Ed Fordham and Russell Eagling.

Flowers have also been left in the Chapel today, following the Memorial Service on Saturday of Ros Osmond, a Member of the Chapel for many years.  John her husband, and Penny her daughter would like to thank those Members who attended the Memorial.

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during August will be donated to

‘Discovered in Kathmandu’ and our Sunday collection basket

will also be divided with ‘Discovered in Kathmandu’  

 

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

 

In Memoriam

A Memorial Service for Ros Osmond will take place on Saturday 1st August (2.15pm) led by Rev. Feargus O’Connor. Ros was a member of our Chapel Choir. Let us keep in our thoughts Ros’s family as they mourn their loss.

Coffee Hour – Volunteers invited!

Serving tea/coffee at 12noon  in the side aisle is an enjoyable and useful activity. Please contact  Margaret Perry (email: margaretperry14{at}hotmail.co.uk) to offer 30 minutes of time to suit you.  Thanks.

Chapel Poetry Group meets on Monday 3rd August at 7.30pm. For more information contact George Appleby (Tel: o2o 7424 9733, email: gappleby[at]talktalk.net

  

Flower Group meets on Sunday 30th August at 12.30 after services in Basement Cottage 3.  New members needed.  Come see if you can help with flower arrangements or administration..

 

Membership Group

The chapel welcomes newcomers at all times.  If you are new to the chapel or have been coming along to services for a little while and would like to know more about getting involved, becoming a member, or about the chapel in general, please contact Claire Julian of our Membership Group on o2o 7435 8254 or claire.marley{at}mac.com. If you are already a member and happen to chat to someone attending a service who would like more information, please do take their details and pass them on to Claire, as above. Thank you from the Chapel Membership Group

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 9th August (11am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Coded For Error: Learning from Our Mistakes’

Islam has a saying that “Perfection belongs only to God, the rest of us make mistakes.” The price of high achievement for a lot of people means they neither tolerate nor make room for even the smallest mistakes in their lives, or in the lives of those they claim to love. Such perfectionism would be laughable if it were not so deadly – to one’s self-esteem, to one’s relationship to a partner, to one’s children, to one’s joy in living.  Come join us for a thoughtful morning!

Sunday 9th August (7pm)

Evening Gathering –  ‘Meditation’

The essence of meditation is simply to reach a ‘state of being’ – Come and join us for silence, reflection, poetry and music. Led by Ingrid Tavkar.