Announce 12th February 2017

Announce 12th February 2017

Ian writes …

Since last week how has the pursuit been going? Fallen at the first fence? Simply been floundering and it has been less a pursuit and more a clinging on?  Be reassured, no one said the “Pursuit of God” comes easily, and the very last thing is that it should be driven by good intentions that soon become legalistic, deadening and dreary.

Instead the Pursuit of God should lead us to life with a deep sense of the enjoyment of God. To paraphrase an old catechism:

What is the chief end of men and women? To glorify God and to enjoy him forever.

To feed this enjoyment it must be centred on listening for His voice through scripture, and receiving, knowing and sensing the Holy Spirit’s ways of love, not condemnation. Every Pursuit of God is empowered by the Word and the Spirit.

And as we take up this Pursuit of God we are then taken to His very heart for the needs of others- the broken, the vulnerable, the distracted, the trapped and the lonely. And that is why any vision for the church must have at its heart this Pursuit of God.

And we take heart for our Vision from the work of The Haven in Cork, where as we heard last week, deep needs are being met and lives are being empowered, faith stories are shared, and the signs of the Kingdom of God are apparent. And when that happens we all benefit:  the pursuit leads to enjoying God and a surprising new call on our lives, there is an overflow which should encourage us across all our congregations/ missional communities.

And to inspire us further I suggest reading  the Christmas Letter ( with apologies for the lateness)from Emma and Robson Rodriguez which is all part of this week’s Email update. And please do pray for their on-going needs.

Safeguarding Trust Child Protection Training

If you have not received the Church of Ireland child protection training, please consider doing so. Obviously, it is essential for youth work leaders but even to assist and help is a vital role, and therefore to be trained really strengthens what we can do. So please speak to Ian if you are interested and want to know more.

Communion Assistants

Every three years Bishop Paul renews the permission for the Ministers’ of the Eucharist, i.e. assisting with their cup at Holy Communion. If you would like to be considered for this ministry, and it is a very special one, please have a word with Ian.

A New Ministry

We are delighted that Michael Kenning has offered to be trained as a Diocesan reader. Please pray for him  as the process of discernment by the Warden of Readers, the Bishop and other takes place.

 

Emma and Robson Prayer Needs.

  • For a ‘Hub’ or Drop in. It hasn’t been easy to find a building with an affordable rent.
  • For the continued need in developing a team to reach into the community from the different churches.
  • For God’s wisdom and guidance in the months ahead.
  • For us as a family to continue to settle into life here.

 

DICOESAN AND ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

Cobh and Glanmire Vacant Adrian Moran (Priest in Charge)

Non-Stipendiary Ministry

Lay Pastoral Workers

 

Mahajanga – (Indian Ocean) Rt Revd Jean Claude Andrianjafimanana

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

 

12 February

9.30 am –  Morning Prayer, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11 am – Sunday AM with ADVENTURERS in the Parish Centre

11 am – A Service of the Word, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

11 am –Holy Communion, The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

 

Friday 17th February Parish Centre, Carrigrohane

7pm Storehouse Meal – call Ian 086 3360354 to book your meal

8pm Worship with time to encounter God’s presence.

 

19 February

9.30 am – Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11 am – Sunday AM with ADVENTURERS in the Parish Centre

3.30 pm – Lighthouse The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

11 am –  Reflective Worship, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

 

26 February

9.30 am –  Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11 am – Sunday AM with ADVENTURERS in the Parish Centre

11 am – A Service of the Word,  Blarney

11 am –  Holy Communion and Baptism of Edward Martin, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

 

1  March

8pm Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday

 

5 March

11am United Celebration – with a faith focus on the UCC project “Uncovered” with Peter Grier from IFES.

 

12 March

9.30 am –  Morning Prayer, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11 am – Sunday AM with ADVENTURERS in the Parish Centre

11 am – Holy Communion, Blarney

11 am –  Morning Prayer, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

 

17 March – St. Patrick’s Day

11am – Holy Communion, Blarney

 

19 March

9.30 am – Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11 am – Sunday AM with ADVENTURERS in the Parish Centre

3.30 pm – Lighthouse The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

11 am –  Reflective Worship, St Senan’s, Inniscarra


 

LOOKING  AHEAD

 

Office Hours:  Mon & Wed 9.30-3.30pm Tues & Thurs 9.30-12.30pm

 

Tuesday 14th The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

10am-12 noon Parent and Toddler Group

 

Wednesday 15th The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney.

 

7.45 pm  INFORMATION EVENING

BALLINCOLLIG “CONNECT CENTRE”

Establishing a Hub for Blessing the Community.

Come, Look and Listen to the Proposals

and ask Questions.

  Refreshments at 7.45pm

Vision 2015- 18 Turning Vision into Reality

 

Friday 17th The Parish Centre

10.15am-11.45am  Carrigrohane Toddler Group

7pm Storehouse Meal – call Ian 086 3360354 to book your meal

8pm Worship with time to encounter God’s presence.

                            

Tuesday 21st The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

10am-12 noon Parent and Toddler Group

 

Wednesday 22nd

8pm – House Group in Venables.

 

Friday 24th The Parish Centre

10.15am-11.45am  Carrigrohane Toddler Group

7.30-9.30pm Glow Max

 

Tuesday 28th The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

10am-12 noon Parent and Toddler Group

 

Wednesday 1st March  ASH WEDNESDAY

8pm  – St. Peter’s Holy Communion.

 

St Peter’s Carrigrohane   CUP    St. Senan’s Inniscarra

The Church of the Resurrection Blarney.

Sunday AM Carrigrohane /Ballincollig

 

Parish Office – 021 4877260, office@cupcork.ie

Rector: Canon Ian Jonas ian@cupcork.ie  0214871106

Associate Minister: Revd Robert Ferris robert@cupcork.ie 0214516620

Youth workers: Matt and Katie Gould youth@cupcork.ie