WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF SKETTY
God welcomes weeds into the garden of His church and acceptance and the addition of the Holy Spirit, plenty of love, prayer, Bible Study, protection, and continual support and nurture, weeds in God’s garden become the wonderful blossoms that draw others to them to find out what changed them.
Lent is the time to nurture the weeds that we are to enable us to blossom for God at Easter.
HOLY ‘T’ MARCH 2017
NEWS LETTER ALTERNATIVE FORMAT
Sketty Parish invites all to practise Christian faith,
together serving God and our communityby
sharing the good news of Jesus
Sunday 15th Ocotober -
the 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Isiah 25: 1-
Matthew 22: 1-
9.30 Family Eucharist and Sunday School
Mon 9.00 Open the Book
Tues 10.00 TOTS
2.15 Mothers Union
Wed 10.00 Holy Trinity
Isaiah 35: 3-
2 Timothy 4: 5-
12.30 Sharing Together in THE PARISH CENTRE.
Thurs. 6.30 Youth Alpha
Fri 12.30 Lunch Club
Sunday 22nd October -
the 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 45: 1-
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-
9.30 Family Eucharist and Sunday School
Sunday 29th October
10.30 at St Hilary’s Church, Killay
Holy Trinity Church Parkway
Sunday 15th October 2017 Trinity 18
11:00am Agape Service
6:30pm Healing Service at Holy Trinity
In our Prayers:We pray for:
West Radnor Ministry Area: Andrew Perrin
(Acting Ministry Area Leader)
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Reader Chris Williams
Reading (1) Isaiah 35: v 3-
Psalm : 147: v 1-
Gospel Luke 10: v 1-
Sunday 22nd October 2017
6:30pm Evensong at St Paul’s
LAST WORD SUNDAY OCTOBER 15th.
THE WEDDING BANQUET
We have all received our invitations to God’s Wedding Banquet in His Kingdom. Are we excited? Are we looking forward to it? Are we making preparations and considering what would be an appropriate gift? Are we making efforts with our appearance?
Some who have received an invitation are not at all happy about it. They have given their excuses just like the people in the Gospel story. We know of those too who violently reject God’s invitation and seek to destroy His messengers.
Perhaps we identify ourselves with those in the story from the highways and byways who have accepted God’s invitation. Certainly, the church today recognizes the need to make everyone welcome no matter who they are or however ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and are encouraged to bring others with them.
If we are these people, is it enough that we have accepted our invitations? Apparently not!
What do I mean? In the story, there was one person inappropriately dressed and was thrown out of the banquet! Does that mean we have to be careful what we wear to church? Not at all! The meaning behind this is that it is not enough just to accept God’s invitation, we are expected to make proper preparation for the time we will enter the feast. That involves altering attitudes and our ways of behaviour to reflect the teachings of Jesus and to represent Him as His disciples today.
Acceptance requires change and changing means we will have the most appropriate gift to offer The Lord. What is that gift? It is of course ourselves adorned in the love received from God and shared with many others.
Mothers Union Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17th October at 2:15pm in the Parish Centre. Our speaker is Sue Thomas (of the R.N.I.B.) and the talk will be on Visual Awareness. This will be the last chance for members to put their names down for the Christmas Lunch at this meeting so if you want to come please give me your name. Iris.
The Chutney Chums are grateful to everyone from St Paul’s and Holy Trinity – (and elsewhere!) who bought apple chutney this year. We are able to send £88 to the orphanage in Africa whose choir assisted in our worship on Good Shepherd Sunday. Viv.
Autumn Fayre Saturday 28th October in aid of Cancer Research Wales and the Vivian Memorial Chapel Restoration 10-
Flowers at the altar this week
donated by Anne Rees.
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Vicar: Rev’d Robert Davies-
De la Beche Road, Sketty, SA2 9AR
Tel: 01792 202767