Announce - 19th February 2017

Announce - 19th February 2017

Ian writes

Irish Twitter boss Sinead McSweeney bans tweeting wasn’t quite the headline of a recent article in The Sunday Independent Newspaper*, but the irony wasn’t lost on the reader. It’s akin to the manager of a café telling the barista to only drink instant coffee!

But Ms McSweeney is quite clear that during staff meetings, unless you are giving a presentation, there is no tweeting, and the use of devices such as iPhones and laptops are also barred. It is all part of her philosophy of “resilience and respect”, where “respect is everything, it’s about being present”. So while staff swarm around the Dublin Twitter HQ carrying paper thin computers, during meetings, out come the “old- School” note books and pens, so that they engage with the presentation and “have better decision making and better outcomes, it’s also just respectful,” says the Twitter MD for Ireland.

Like it or not the infiltration of technology in the way we live is here to stay, but Sinead McSweeney is not taken captive by this subtle take over. It’s a lesson we all need to heed. For while technology keeps us in touch like never before, it can also isolate us from those immediately around us. We all have had experiences of mobile phone calls distracting face to face conversations, and few of us are completely guilt free! Her idea of respect “about being present” really adds fresh meaning to a familiar word that we all agree without a lot of thought. But to be present, to be aware, listening and being attentive to those we meet is to actually engage with them and has the potential to open us to better decision making and better outcomes.

Of course like much of our thinking and behaviour we have to un- learn things.  And with Lent just under two weeks away it could be a time to recover the power of this ancient tradition. To in fact reimagine it to really grow in our respect and relationships with each other and also God. To use Lent as an opportunity to “be present” – be present to others and to be present to God. And when we do that we start being present to who we are, and we can “live out our God created identity” (Matthew 5 v 48 The Message).

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday with a Communion service in St Peter’s at 8pm and this year we will use ashes as a reminder of our mortality. Being present before God starts in humility. Next week we will share some ways and means to Reimagine Lent – watch this space.

 * Dearbhail McDonald- Sunday Independent 5th February 2017 

Turning Vision into Reality

Establishing a Hub for Blessing the Community

It was good to see so many at this meeting last Wednesday night. A report is being prepared and will be available asap. It is vital we have your prayer, feed-back and questions, so please do get in touch with the staff team by leaving messages, texting, and likewise with Select Vestry members and the sub-committee – please see below for the names.

I alluded to an article by Bishop Ken Good about the growth that has come to traditional churches from being prepared to Plant Churches and here is a link to Robert’s blog, which in itself has much to get you thinking and join in the discussion.

http://www.irishchurch.org/pause/2017/02/10/church-planting-in-ireland/

 

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 and Robert..

 

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

 

SELECT VESTRY 2016-17

Jim Casey, Jane Moffatt, Laurel Watts, Marion Murphy, Jeff Johnstone, Irene Johnstone, Kevin Wood, Ruth Hockey, Robert Devoy, Michael Kenning, Ian Jonas,. Doug Venn, Jean Gunn, Andrew Watson, Richard Wood, Richard & Sylvia Bolster, Paul Everett.

Ballincollig Committee: Bill Lane, Matt Gould, Jane Moffat, Robert Devoy, Michael Cronin.

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

26 February  – The Sunday before Lent

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  – Ash Wednesday

8pm  – Holy Communion St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

 

5 March  –  The First Sunday in Lent

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

 

12 March  –  The Second Sunday in Lent

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  – The Third Sunday in Lent

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

11 am – Sunday AM with ADVENTURERS in the Parish Centre

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

3.30 pm – Lighthouse The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

 

26 March  – The Fourth Sunday in Lent

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, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

 

2nd April  – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

11am – United Celebration followed by Easter General Vestry and lunch.

 

9th April  Palm Sunday

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, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

3.30 pm – Lighthouse The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

 

Tuesday 21st The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

Toddlers in Blarney

 

Wednesday 22nd

8pm – House Group in Venables.

 

 

Friday 24th The Parish Centre

No Toddlers in Carrigrohane (Half term)

10am-12 Noon – Family Fun Morning Blarney Secondary School

7.30-9.30pm Glow Max

 

Sat 25th

7pm  UPPER ROOM CHURCH A CELEBRATION SERVICE  for their  new building on Union Quay Cork. Bob Buckley warmly invites everyone to join them for this ground breaking new venture.

 

Evening Meal and Entertainment with Christian Comedian Mark Palmer in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery for the 20’s+ .For more information please speak to Robert.

 

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.

 

Friday 2nd The Parish Centre

10.15am – 11.45am Toddlers in Carrigrohane

8pm – World Day of Prayer in Blarney

 

Tuesday 7th The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

10am – 12 noon  Toddlers in Blarney

 

Wednesday 8th

 

Friday 10th The Parish Centre

10.15am – 11.45am Toddlers in Carrigrohane

7pm – 9pm Glow