Dear Beloved Community,
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and l will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
This weekend many across the country were affected by storms and severe weather conditions. Still, we hear of power outages and weather disruptions. My simple message this morning is for peace and calm in the storm. Of course, storms don’t need to be literal, they can be storms within or amongst. You might find the prayer below helpful.
Dear Father in heaven, grant us the inner quiet we need so that we may come into your presence and hear you speak, forgetting all the things that try to force themselves upon us. May we experience your true and living support. Keep our hearts glad and thankful for everything, even in grief, anxiety, and suffering. In this thankfulness we can remain with you, and Jesus Christ can help us, Jesus, whom you have given as our support and helper in all that most deeply concerns us. We entrust ourselves to you. Keep us in your Spirit. Amen.
PS: You will see the information below, but can I highlight the volunteer appreciation Sunday and the Prayer Course.
Service for Sunday 28th January 2024
8:30am: Holy Communion.
11:00am: All Together Volunteer Appreciation Sunday
Kilternan is built on the work of a great team of volunteers: from the Gathering Grounds Café, music teams, maintenance teams, the flower team, children’s and youth team, and many many more. We want to say thank you! This Sunday during our altogether service, we want to invite all our volunteers to come along as we celebrate volunteering and offer our thanks. We hope you might come along.
Pop Up Sunday Creche
We are delighted to be able to trial a Sunday Creche during our 11am service this Sunday. Parents can bring their little ones over to the meeting room in the centre. The creche will be for babies up to preschoolers (first year ECCE / Montessori).
Sunday Night at the Gathering Grounds: The Prayer Course
Starting Sunday 28th January at 7.30pm. There will be music from the band and discussion with the Prayer Course II. All are welcome so do come along and you can find all the dates for Sunday Nights here: https://kilternanparish.ie/whats-on/. There are five sessions designed to help small groups explore the hardest and most personal questions we all ask about prayer. Join us for some tea, coffee and talk as we explore this great topic.
Sunday Sermons Available online
If you missed Sunday’s sermon, you can access it here – https://kilternanparish.ie/talks/.
The best way to keep in touch with what is happening is on the website. Details here:
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Parish Office Broadband/Phone Issue
We are currently experiencing an issue with the parish broadband and phone lines due to an underground cable issue on the Enniskerry Road. We have escalated the problem to EIR and are hoping to have the issue fixed shortly. If you wish to contact the parish office, please call 085 862 2893.
No Tuesday Midweek Service this Week
The rector is on clergy conference, so there will be no Communion Service this Tuesday.
Art at the Gathering Grounds
There is a water-colour painting group in Kilternan Parish on Fridays 10 a.m. to 12 noon from 2nd February – 26th April 2024. Cost: €50 for 10 sessions. Join the small friendly group with its variety of experience. Booking and enquiries – Mary White 087 987 7377 or email@example.com
Kitchen Table Project Week 2
Last week we launched a new initiative in the parish to support family centered faith development. If you signed up but don’t receive something last week, let Rob or Lynn know. Also let us know if you haven’t signed up and we will add you to the list.
Play Café Gets OWT!
There are still some spaces available for this week’s Play Café, which can be booked through the parish website. We continue to gather in the hall for a couple of months of ‘hibernation‘ with messy, sensory and loose parts activities and child-led play. Lots of wintry, polar and arctic sensory and messy invitations to play again this week; dyed rice, desiccated coconut, water and ice, our homemade playdough, while our loose parts mat will have lots of snowy imaginative play with snowballs to throw. The popular melted gloop snowman and salad spinner spin art painting will be back too and lots more, including story and singing time. For more information conatct Lynn 087 695 7061
Bumps & Babes
Every Wednesday morning the couches in the Gathering Grounds are reserved for our ‘Bumps & Babes’ group from 10am -11.30am. A warm welcome awaits new parents, and parents to be. This is an informal, friendly meet-up to enjoy a cuppa in company, relax, chat and meet others in the community. So, if you’re expecting or have a baby from newborn to pre-walking, we invite you to come alone or bring a friend. There’s no need to book. For more information contact Julie firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn 087 695 7061