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Sunday 15th September 2019 – Trinity 13

The Thirteeth Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 15th September 2019

Today: 9am Holy Communion
11am Family Service
7pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday: 10.30am Holy Communion

Next Sunday: 9am Holy Communion
11am Morning Prayer
(Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Reader: Roy Tilson)
7pm A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

SCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 (OT page 643);
1 Timothy 1:12-17 (NT page 198); Luke 15:1-10 (NT page 74).

FAMILY SERVICE: Our Junior Churchwardens today are Joshua Dennison and Zack Milligan and the collection will be received by Charlie Laverty, Alfie Laverty, Dylan Laverty and Holly Robinson.

REFRESHMENTS will be served in the Parish Hall immediately after the Family Service. Everyone will be made very welcome.

S-CLUB Parents are asked to complete the annual consent forms in the Parish Hall following the morning Service next Sunday. Thanks.

There will be a Branch Meeting of Ballymore Mother’s Union on Thursday 19th September in the Minor Hall at 8pm. The theme is ‘A Shout for Help’ and the speaker will be Lisa Crozier from Women’s Aid. Please come and bring your friends. This meeting is open to all in the Parish.

BALLYMORE BOWLING CLUB will be reopening for the autumn session on Thursday 26th September at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Fun bowls for all ages and everyone is welcome. Come along and try it!

WALKMORE -the Parish walking group will recommence on the first Wednesday in October – Wednesday 2nd October at 10am at the Parish Hall and will then continue to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. New members welcome.
GDPR: Back in September 2015 we started the massive task of updating our Parish database and in the months following tried to contact all our parishioners to make sure that we had the most up to date and accurate contact details for them. It was not an easy task and we got information for about 90% of the Parish. Since then the new General Data Protection Regulations came into law in the UK. We therefore now require the consent of every member of the Parish in order to hold those records and to be able to contact parishioners using their address or telephone number. Over the next number of months we will be producing a new GDPR consent form for every parishioner to complete and sign. The regulations state that everyone over the age of 13 must sign their own form and those under 13 must have their form signed by a parent or guardian. It will be a time consuming exercise but is now a legal requirement. More information will be provided in the next few weeks as to how we are going to administer the paperwork.

CHURCH ATTENDANCE CARDS for the year 2018/2019 should be handed in to whoever is stamping the cards in Church during the month of September. New cards are ready for collection and are available in the Church porch.

BLACK BAG COLLECTION: Bags of unwanted clothes, paired shoes and curtains can be left in the porch of the Parish Hall anytime during the next few weeks. No ripped or dirty clothes, ladies boots, quilts or pillows please. All money raised will go to GFS funds.

ARMAGH CATHEDRAL: The Dean and Chapter invite the clergy and people of the Diocese of Armagh to a Service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 3.15 p.m. to mark the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. The Preacher at the Service will be the Right Revd Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph.

SAFEGUARDING TRUST: Our Parish is committed to the Church of Ireland Safeguarding Trust policy which sets standards for the welfare of all children involved in the ministry of the church with a view to protecting them. The parish panel members to whom any concerns can be brought to are the Rector, Garry Morton and Mrs Ann Poole. Their contact details are displayed on the notice boards in the Church and Parish Hall.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT SHEET: Information and articles to be included on the weekly announcement sheet should be sent to the Parish email address by Thursday evening. Thanks.

PARISH WEBSITE contains information about the Parish and its organisations as well as the weekly Services. Please do have a look at it and let us know if there is any other information we should add to it.

15th Mrs Beryl Grant
22nd Mrs Gloria Topping
29th Mrs Janet Hamill

15th Family Service
22nd Roy Tilson (1 Timothy 2:1-7)
29th Mrs Melanie Meredith (1 Timothy 6:6-19)

SICK & BEREAVED: If you know of any parishioners who have been unwell recently, bereaved or who would appreciate a home visit please let the Rector know.