MOTHERS DAY SERVICE
9TH APRIL - PALM SUNDAY
HOLY COMMUNION AT 11AM
ENCOUNTER AT 6.30PM
13TH APRIL - MAUNDY THURSDAY AT EMMANUEL CHURCH, SHELLEY
MAUNDY SERVICE AT 6PM FOLLOWED BY THE
YOUTH GROUP SLEEP OVER AT EMMANUEL CHURCH, SHELLEY
14TH APRIL - GOOD FRIDAY
AN HOUR AT THE CROSS
16TH APRIL - EASTER DAY
Please contact us through the website if you would like to join one of our LENT GROUPS. There are two open groups which require no prior notice of attendance:
Wednesday’s AT THE EMMANUEL CHURCH, SHELLEY
12:45pm – 1:45pm, finishing with Home Communion
Tuesday’s AT THE FLYING FERRET
10:30am – 11:30am
MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICE
Our Mothering Sunday service will be held at All Hallows Church at 11:00am on SUNDAY 26TH MARCH. Please do join us.
Today the United Benefice of Kirkburton and Shelley, wish to thank and pay tribute to all those who were involved in the terrible and senseless acts of terrorism yesterday. To give our thanks and condolences for the lives taken and those injured by a lone terrorist who attacked the houses of parliament.
It is our desire to thank all the security and police officers, our emergency services and all who those in positions of authority as well as those who sacrificially serve and dedicate their lives to keeping this country safe.
We respectfully send our condolences to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives yesterday. To police officer Keith Palmer who in an act of pure sacrificial bravery gave his life not only to protect the members of parliament but to protect us all. We are grateful to this man (and others) who have given this country a renew energy to stand united as a people who defiantly uphold British Values and Democracy.
Today, we reverently send our love, especially as mothering Sunday approaches, to Aysha Frade a teacher who died, allegedly collecting her children from school yesterday. In our compassion and love, we offer our prayers to her children and husband, as they wake up this morning to irrevocably changed life.
As we come to terms with our loss as a nation we collectively offer our thoughts and prayers of healing and recovery to the forty people injured. We ask God to be with all people affected yesterday but particularly those in a critical condition.
Poignantly we are currently in a period of Lent where are called to re-examine our lives, to ask for forgiveness of all our wrongs, and to be quietly reflective. This Lent let us today unite in prayer:
Lord, we pray for all those who walk in freedom today, because of those who sacrificed their lives and bodies to keep us safe.
Lord, we pray for the families of those who lost their lives yesterday and for those who are still battling to stay alive. To them, we offer our solidarity, our love and our determination not to give up but to carry on with them at this difficult time.
Lord, we pray for those injured or maimed. To those who will face the rest of their days coming to terms with physical and physiological scares, or deeper mental and spiritual wounds after yesterday’s terrible and senseless event.
Lord, we pray for all those striving to give support amid this devastation, for our security forces, police officers, ambulance and medical services and for those who with such bravery assisted in yesterday’s disaster. And we ask that all unsung heroes are equipped today with renewed compassion, wisdom and strength.
Lord, we pray for Teresa May. We thank her for the determined and yet compassionate speech and tribute she gave yesterday to the nation. Also for her strength and power as she addressed and parliament today. Help guide her as she continues to work with other countries and our own people to keep our beautiful nation safe and united.
Lord, may we never take others for granted, may we be united in our love of those who have suffered. Give us the strengthen to be united in the face of evil and give us the power to change this world, not by killing but by loving.
The humbled Reverend Amanda.
March sees the recommencement of our evening service. The ENCOUNTER SERVICE is our contemporary Sunday evening service providing intimate and thoughtful worship. Join us on the 3rd Sunday of every month. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF APRIL WHEN THE SERVICE WILL BE ON THE 9TH (Palm Sunday).
YOUTH GROUP UPDATE
Great News! Billy Clark (aged 5) raised £1,000 for the youth Group which was matched by a donation from the Bishops Development fund of £1,000. A big thank you was given to Billy for all his hard work.