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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

HOLY ‘T’

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 Sketty Parish invites all to practise Christian faith,

together serving God   and our community by

sharing the good news of Jesus

                   

                                      

 

      



                                   

 






     


Holy Trinity Church Parkway           

Sketty Park.

Weekly Notes.



   


                                                                            

                                                                              

         






















News.

 

The new Beacon is on sale. The Annual Reports

are also on the table for you to take one.



      

                                             

 Vicar: Rev’d Robert Davies-Hannen

 The Vicarage,

  De la Beche Road, Sketty,   SA2 9AR

 

 Tel: 01792 202767  

  Email: rdhannen@gmail.com




              

                    

Sunday 17th February 2019          

         




11:00.am MORNING PRAYER

   

                              6.30pm     

  In our Prayers, we pray for: :

 Gower Ministry Area:Peter Brooks (Ministry Area   Leader)


The Church of the Province of Central Africa

The Most Revd Albert Chama Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia   

  


Wednesday 20th. February 2019         

 

               10.00 Eucharist                                                                                                                                  Reader Ann Morgan                                                                        Readings  (1) 1John 4: v 11-19                                                                           (2) ---------                                                                                        

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


                                          

                                                                

                     Gospel                                                                                    

                          

                                                    

                                                                   

              

                          



 

 Sunday 17th. February 2019

3rd. Sunday before Lent.  

 Education Sunday


Readings:   Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 138;

                       1 Corinthians 15: 1-11;     Luke 5: 1-11;


    9.30 FAMILY EUCHARIST

            and Sunday School


  11.00 EUCHARIST

          

           6.30 EVENSONG



Wed 11.00    EUCHARIST

    Readings: Sirach 4: 11-19;

      Psalm 119: 161-168; Mark 9: 38-41;

    

  

  12.30  SHARING TOGETHER



    

     


 

          

 Fri. 12.30 :     LUNCH CLUB



  Sat  9.30 Graveyard Tidy


 

      



All requests for St Paul’s newsletter inclusions

 to parishofsketty@gmail.com.

by Wednesday morning, please.




Flowers at the Altar

Donated by

Fiona Mann

in remembrance

of Eileen Greenwell


Flowers at

the memorial book

donated by

Jen Davies, Carol Edwards and Ennis


 LAST WORDS FOR SUNDAY

FEBRUARY 17TH. 2019

Dear friends

On Thursday it was St Valentine’s day. Valentine was a bishop in the Christian church in the time of Claudius. The Emperor, believing his soldiers would perform better if they were not distracted by family life, apparently prohibited them to marry. Valentine felt that it was God’s purpose that couples should be joined in a matrimonial ceremony in the eyes of God and defied Claudius, marrying couples in secret.


The secret was soon exposed and Claudius, furious by this betrayal, imprisoned Valentine. While in prison, the jailer’s daughter became a frequent visitor, and soon she and Valentine fell in love.


The story goes that one day when she came to visit, all she found was an empty cell and a note, which said “from your Valentine X”. He had been executed.


Valentine ’s Day is now a large commercial investment, but interestingly this story of love and romance has spread outside of Christian western society, and is celebrated in Lebanon, Japan and even China.


Apparently, a chocolate company promoting Valentine’s Day in Japan, made an error in their translation. As a result, it is Japanese women who buy gifts for their sweethearts on Valentine’s Day. Japanese men return this favour by giving gifts on White Day, March 14th. The gifts given by Japanese men should be three times the value of the gift they received on Valentine’s Day. A gift of the same value would symbolise the courtship being cut. White was considered the colour of purity, it also resembles sweetness as it is the colour of sugar.


In Korea, single people who have not received a token of love on Valentine’s Day or White Day, meet on Black Day (April 14th) where they eat black noodles with black sauce, however not surprisingly, this is not a popular celebration and is not commercially supported.


On average a billion pounds will be spent on Valentine’s Day in the UK.


Every blessing,  Vicar Robert


 Sunday 24th. February 2019

2nd.  Sunday before Lent.  

                          Creation Sunday

  Readings: Jeremiah 17: 5-10; Psalm 1;

           1 Corinthians 15: 12-20; Luke 6: 17-26;


8.00 Eucharist


9.30 Family Eucharist and

              Sunday School


 6.30   EVENSONG



                


  


Thurs.

            

Flowers –   Donated by the Congregation.

2nd. Sunday before Lent.  

Creation Sunday

 

We are having Messy Church here on 28th February it is a Thursday morning from 10:00am until 11:55am and the children will have a Buffet Lunch provided- if you can come along and help you would be very welcome.

      Iris.



                  


 Mon.  9.00 OPEN THE BOOK!

        

 1.30 PRAYER MEETING

 

Tues. 10.00  TOTS

  

  3.00 MOTHERS’ UNION    

          Please note the start time this week.

             

Sunday 24th. February


11:00.am  EUCHARIST

   

        6.30pm EVENSONG IN ST. PAUL’S    

                                                                              6:30pm Evensong at St Paul’s


                   Psalm  119: v 161-168 116: v 12-19

                 Gospel Mark  9: v 38-41

                     

  

 

Page 24 CH.2 opb

                 

               Reader  Rita Ford                       

                  Readings  (1) Sirach 4: v 11-19                                         (2) ---------                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                   Gospel John                                                                 

3rd. Sunday before Lent.

Education Sunday


Messy Church will take place on Thursday 28th February at Holy Trinity at 10am.  All help would be greatly appreciated.


                                     Women's World Day of Prayer: :  



                                        T his year's meeting will be at 11am on4                                Friday 1st March in St Hilary's  Church,

                                Killay.  Karen Williams.


                              



PARISH REPORT

We are compiling this year’s Parish Report in preparation for our Easter Vestry (11th April).

Could all organisations please send a short report to the Vicar.  


Thanks Robert




Mothers Union This coming .Tuesday 19th

 February we will meet in the Parish Centre

at 3pm please note the change of time the reason is we are having our Wave of Prayer Service after our Speaker.  Mrs Carol Edwards is going to talk to us about her visit to Patagonia.  I am sure that will be very interesting, then afterwards we will have light Refreshments and our Service will begin at 5:15pm-6:00pm, that is the time we have been given. I hope to see you all there.    Iris.



Eco church meeting-an early notice that the next eco church meeting will be on Thursday, 14th March in the main St Paul's church at 1pm. All welcome. We will be discussing some ideas linked to our application for the A Rocha Eco church silver award with some outside speakers  on energy generation and community garden projects. By then we will hopefully have our bronze award and plaque! For further details please contact Karen Williams on 206297.


FOODBANK NEWS The anonymous donation given last Sunday was spent on foodstuffs at the Coop, thus generating ‘divvies’ which we can then spend on FOODBANK supplies. The depot are now going to let us know what they are short of from week to week. At present they are short of tinned tomatoes, custard powder(I would suggest the packets mixed with boiling water),pasta sauces, biscuits and always toilet rolls. At present they are well stocked with rice and pasta. Many thanks for the continuing support from both our churches. The Parish of Sketty is very warmly regarded at the Elim depot.  Viv.