Prayer Circle

lectiodivinaTuesday 6 June, 7:30 p.m., St Mary’s West Room

The next meeting of the Prayer Circle will be on the first Tuesday of the month, as it is near Pentecost. Peter Alcock will guide us in lectio divina for Pentecost entitled “Standing in God’s Holy Fire”.

(In Christianity, Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.)

Christian Aid – Thanks

Thanks to all who helped so generously with Christian Aid week. The house to house collections went well with a few new volunteers who along with our reliable regulars were much appreciated. Sadly only a few of the five envelope packs were taken this year. We'll be trying again next year in the hope that again will each one of us will be able to do something to help those in desperate need. Final counting to be done on Monday 29 May so please make sure I have your envelopes by then. Grateful thanks to YSMAA on a very successful Big Brekkie and to Elizabeth Leicester who had a tea party.

Julia Kilby

Thy Kingdom Come

TKC PosterPlease take the leaflet of events in the Moseley Deanery from the welcome desk in church that are taking place as part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, a call to prayer by the Archbishop of Canterbury. There are times of prayer taking place in our own churches (click on the image on the right) as part of this initiative, do come along for one or all of these. Ask Mark Simons for more information or if you want to help.

Book of the term

falling upwardsFalling Upward, a spirituality for the two halves of life by Richard Rohr (available from Amazon).

In this book, Fr. Richard Rohr, founder of the Centre for Action and Contemplation, takes the reader on a journey of exploration of how the heartbreaks and disappointments of life can be stepping stones into the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us. There will be an opportunity to discuss the book with others on the evening of Tuesday 25 July.

'Restore'  – Thanks

restorelogo‘Restore’ expresses warm thanks to St Anne’s people for all their gifts.

Moseley Car Park – changes to charging

From Thursday 1 June the car park in Moseley is both increasing its charges and introducing charges for 24 hours a day. Please do not be caught out.

Benefice Lunch

Sunday 14th May at 1.00pm in St Anne's hall

Lunch and activities for all the family. Minimum donation of £5.00. All monies raised will go to Christian Aid. If you are able to provide a pudding please let Angela or Janet know through the Benefice office. Sign-up sheets are on the welcome desks in each church.

Regards
Angela Brown
Hospitality Team
Moseley Benefice St Mary & St Anne

Container for Malawi

Please bring any items by Sunday 4 June

Moseley Churches Together are collecting items for the container for Malawi which the Diocese is sending on Saturday 10 June. There is a box at the back of both churches for contributions.

We are collecting school furniture, writing materials, books, children's shoes and school bags, haberdashery, wool, knitting needles, cloth, women’s jerseys and flat shoes, babies’ and children's clothes, sheets, blankets, thin duvets, bedspreads, woodwork and garage tools, computers, mobile phones and cameras.

Moseley @ the movies

Wednesday 17 May, 7:30 p.m., The Vicarage

We meet to continue our exploration of money.

Christian Aid Week

Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 May

Christian Aid week is here and there are several activities. Our focus is on refugees. Please visit the Christian Aid website to download games and activities for your children. We are always in need of new house-to-house collectors. The more roads we cover in Moseley, the more funds we make for Christian Aid! Please collect a pack from the table, or speak to Julia Kilby 449 0559. Thank you.