Brexit Day Vigil – 31st October 2019
We are holding a prayer vigil on Brexit Day, 31st October from 8.00-9.00pm in Morland Church. Whatever happens on that day, and whether or not it reflects your own preferred Brexit outcome, we are inviting our local communities to come together in a show of mutual goodwill and care, to pray for ourselves, our neighbours and our common future.
You can come and go as you wish, although there will be a short act of common prayer to end the vigil at 9.00pm which you are welcome to stay for.
3 Candles for Reconciliation
We are also encouraging Christians across our communities, as a simple act of reconciliation, to light three candles in a window of their home on the evening of 31st October, symbolising ourselves, our neighbours and those with whom we disagree. We hope that it might be a sign that we can disagree, but still care for one another.
Worship Leaders’ Meeting
Stewart is inviting all who hold a bishop’s licence to preach or lead worship to an evening on 28 October at 7.30pm at Newby End Farm, to share in forming our plans for next year and to help each other with resources. If you’ve found something helpful, please bring it along to share.
Our Annual All Souls Remembrance Service for the bereaved is at 6.30 on Sunday 3rd November in Great Strickland. If you want a loved one mentioned in the roll of honour, please e-mail Stewart
or ring on 01931 714620
The Filling Station is a monthly ecumenical meeting where we can ‘fill up’ on God’s word and return to our churches better equipped to serve.
Next meeting: Thursday 14th November, 7.30 for 8.00pm, The Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby. Our speaker will be our Rector, Revd Stewart Fyfe.
Moving Forward Workshop 3
This day is for everyone to get involved in shaping the life and priorities of our Mission Community. It is a standalone session helping us all to play our part in development of the Mission Community.
Saturday 16th November, 9.30-2.00 (free lunch included), Sands Methodist Church. Booking essential via Joyce Keetley: 07741327318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morland Church ‘St Lawrence’ Emergency Fund
St Lawrence, Morland Emergency Fund continues to look out for needs near and far.
Contributions to keep the fund topped up are always welcome, and can be given to the Treasurer, Jenny Jones.
Morland Church is dedicated to St Lawrence, a Deacon of the Early Church, who was dedicated to caring for the poor and needy. He was killed for his refusal to hand over money collected for the need to the Roman authorities. When asked to hand over the church’s treasure, he rounded up those in his care and said “here is the treasure of the Church.” Our fund, in his memory, seeks to use our wealth to serve those in need, who are precious in God’s sight.
To see some photographs of the 2008 Holy Week services, please follow this link to Eden Online by Mike Billing, our local photographer.