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 16th July
Readings: Genesis 25: 19-
Romans 8: 1-
9.30 Family Eucharist
6.30 Evening Praise Healing Service in HT
Mon 9.00 Open the Book Coffee Morning
Tues 10.00 TOTS
2.00 Mothers Union
Wed 10.00 Holy Trinity
Readings: Exodus 3: 1-
Matthew: 11; 25-
7.00 Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course, Maxime Court
Thurs 6.30 Youth Alpha
Fri 12.30 Lunch Club
Sat 1.00 Wedding and Baptism of Stephan Ray Harrison and Bethan Anne Marie Tracey
Sunday 23rd July
Readings: Genesis: 28; 10-
Psalm: 139; 1-
9.30 Family Eucharist
Holy Trinity Church Parkway
Sunday 16th July 2017
11:00am Morning Prayer
6:30pm Evening Praise Healing Service
In our Prayers: We pray for:
Eppynt A’r Wysg Ministry Area: Paul Wilding
(Ministry Area Leader)
Ontario (Canada) -
Russell Bruce The Rt Revd Michael Oulton.
Flowers: Donated by Bill Ward
Wednesday 19th July
Reader Iris Jones
Reading (1) Exodus 3. V 1-
Psalm 103: v 1-
Gospel Matthew 11. v 25-
Sunday 23rd July 2017
6:30pm Evening Service at St Paul’s
This is the last week for Jigsaw before the holidays and we will start back on 14th September.
Starting on the 24th July for four days there will be Holiday Club held in the Parish Centre.
The Last Word Trinity Sunday 16 July 2017
“Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you more valuable than they are?” Matthew 6:26
Jane and I have been looking out of the vicarage window with a little bit of frustration and it has something thing to do with this verse from Matthew’s Gospel.
You see we are blest with a large vicarage garden which has numerous edible bushes and trees. First, we watched the birds and squirrels eat all the cherries of the tree. Then we watched them eat all the gooseberries of the bushes and finally watched the birds eat all the blackcurrants.
We are just waiting now for the two plum trees to be stripped and we will have the fattest birds and squirrels in Swansea. The fox however will have to look elsewhere as we are unable to provide “the chicken dinners” that Vicar Andrew did.
The verse of course is all about not worrying which we are not, as at lease our garden visitors are not going hungry. We do however live lives which we manage to fill with stress and strain about things we often have little control over.
Over and above the necessities of life and health for ourselves and love ones, which is the greatest of blessings, everything in our lives is a graciously received bonus.
So as our Lord said:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, ….. Are you not of more value than they? ….. can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? …. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Yours in Christ
My Mum Alice (and Harry the Hound) Please may I give my special thanks to all who have supported me and sent messages, cards and flowers during this very emotional and upsetting last few weeks. Your prayers and thoughts are such a comfort. I hope now to have a few days of prayer and reflection but pray to get back to the arms of my Christian family this weekend. Sonia
MU Our next meeting is on Tuesday 18th July our Speaker is Jon Franklyn who is the Local Area Co-
Youth Alpha will meet at 6:30pm in the Parish Centre on Thursday 20th July for food, games and to learn more about Jesus. We will not meet in August so will meet next term on Thursday, 15th September. Liz Jowett 07968 231192.
Parish Walk Next walk planned for Thursday, 27thJuly. Meet at the Parish Centre car park at 6pm to drive to Cheriton for a beautiful walking route to Burry Pill and Ryer’s Down. Please contact me in case of poor weather or if you intend meeting us at Cheriton. Liz Jowett 07968 231192.
Holiday club will be on the 24th-
Helen Warner would like to thank those that have expressed sympathy at the loss of her husband David Warner, who sadly passed away on 18th June.
In light of the recent acts of violence against the Coptic Christian community of Egypt, SAT-
Flowers donated by Bryan and Ennis Roberts.
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Vicar: Rev’d Robert Davies-
De la Beche Road, Sketty, SA2 9AR
Tel: 01792 202767