10/6/18

PARISH NEWS for week beginning 10/6/18

WEBSITE

http://www.bristol-orthodox-church.co.uk/

This newsletter is published weekly on the website as well as on our Facebook page. Search for ‘Orthodox Church of The Nativity of the Mother of God, Bristol’ (please view and ‘like’ us).

DID YOU KNOW that the parish also has a YouTube channel? Search on YouTube for ‘Orthodox Church of The Nativity of the Mother of God, Bristol’. You will find sermons and service clips from our church.

NEWS HEADLINES

VISIT OF RELICS OF ST SERAPHIM OF SAROV: Cancelled (see below)

 

CALENDAR FOR JUNE

Saturday, June 9th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

 

St Colum Cille (Columba), abbot of Iona, Enlightener of Scotland.

St Cyril of Alexandria.

Sunday, June 10th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

REMINDER: Monthly Second Collection today.

Tone 1. Second Sunday after Pentecost. All Saints of the British Isles. All Saints of Russia. All Saints of Romania. All Saints of Palestine.

Monday, June 11th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

 

Holy Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew

Sunday, June 17th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

9.30 a.m. Baptism

10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Tone 2. Third Sunday after Pentecost.

Tuesday, June 19th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

 

Holy Apostle Jude

Friday, June 22nd.

 

St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain (c209 A.D.)

Saturday, June 23rd.

6.30 p.m. Vespers

Eve of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

Sunday, June 24th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Tone 3. Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

Nativity of St John the Baptist

Friday, June 29th.

(Fish, wine and oil)

(End of the fast)

(no service)

Holy Glorious Apostles Peter and Paul

NEWS

VISIT OF RELICS OF ST SERAPHIM OF SAROV

This visit has unfortunately been cancelled.

BAPTISM We shall baptize Alexander, new-born son of Raluca and Neill McKett, on Sunday 17th June. Beginning 09.30 a.m.

 

REMINDERS:

COST-FREE GIVING

Here’s a new way to give painlessly to your parish:

Amazon: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/290747-0

That link will allow Amazon users to set up Amazon Smile, through which money from all eligible purchases can be donated to the church. Unlike Easy Giving, it works directly through your Amazon account.

Earn triple donations from 15 to 29 June: To celebrate the successful launch of AmazonSmile UK just six months ago, Amazon is tripling donations from 15 – 29 June on all qualifying purchases*.

Only 2 weeks left – Spread the word to increase your AmazonSmile donations

REGULAR REMINDERS:

SINGING IN THE CHOIR

Singing in the choir is an important ministry and service to the church. But it is not a closed shop! If you can sing, have some knowledge of reading notes and would like to try out singing in the choir, we would very much like to hear from you. Come and talk to Reader Anthony (Hearn) after any service.

HELPING YOUR PARISH

1) This year we have successfully bid for funding to cover most of the cost of upgrading the stonework of the porch, and been nominated to receive charity donations from Clifton Village Co-op. If you live within 15 miles of Clifton Co-op and have a blue Co-op membership card, you can vote for more of their charity donation to come our way whenever you visit Clifton Co-op.

2) Use https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ for your online shopping – Amazon, John Lewis and hundreds of others. You just access your usual site via the easyfundraising link, selecting our church as your chosen charity, and they give a percentage of your purchase money to the church. It’s easy once you have done it once. And it all adds up.

LEARNING ABOUT OUR FAITH

1. Children’s Catechism Class

If you are registering your child/children for the first time, please e-mail Christina (vice-president@bristol-orthodox-church.co.uk) their names and their ages or inform her about them on a Sunday.

2. Adults

Henry (Cuthbert) McGrath is running a group for teenagers and adults, teaching about aspects of our Church and its faith. If you would like to join in with this just ask him in church on a Sunday or email him (henrymcgrath67@gmail.com). NB new email address.

N.B. This group is open to anyone from 12 years upwards.

FOOD BANK

We cannot live by bread alone. Sadly, there are some who have not even got bread. After a cold spell, the food bank’s reserves will need to be topped up. If you can spare anything, please do make a donation. The food bank can also accept toiletries, such as toothpaste and sanitary towels.

Please continue to give suitable dry and tinned goods. The number of people having to rely on Food Banks is rising.

“God loves a cheerful giver.” “Faith, hope and charity, these three abide, but the greatest of them is charity”.

REMEMBER: If anyone in our own community is is real need, Fr Kyril and Robert can both sign the vouchers needed to receive a food parcel. They can be approached in the strictest confidence.

SALE OF JAM etc.

Kate Hearn has always got a selection of home-produced jams, chutneys, etc. – even honey sometimes – for sale after the services.

ICONS FOR SALE

Do keep an eye on the icons that Raluca mounts and puts on sale in church. Perhaps you have room for one in your home? Have you seen her Facebook page (Raluca Ortodox Icons) yet ?

PLEASE NOTIFY US AT ONCE OF A CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS OR POSTAL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER

The Eastern Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SP, registered Charity No. 290747, is a member Parish of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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