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Singing!

This Sunday we will Sing!  But this will be the only concession we will make to the removal of restrictions.  All other things we do to restrict the spread of COVID-19 will be kept in place.  We hope to slowly remove them one by one.  This is indeed frustrating, but we want to be good neighbours to everyone – including those who are vulnerable and anxious.
We have a poll that will help us choose the songs for the next few weeks.   You can choose only three of the following Hymns and Songs.  Polls close on Saturday!

10,000 Reasons

In Christ Alone

What a Beautiful Name it is

Waymaker

Raise a Hallelujah

How Great is our God

Amazing Grace

How Great Thou Art

King of Kings Majesty

Great is Thy Faithfulness

My Jesus, My Saviour

Build your Kingdom Here

There is a Redeemer

And Can it Be

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer

Goodness of God (All my life you have been faithful)

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

The Lords my Shepherd (I will trust)

That’s all the Songs!  Now click here to cast your three votes only!
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Sunday 18th July 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament – Joseph

This Sunday we continue  with our series at St Philip’s Church at 11am.

It is called “Heroes of the Old Testament” (When God calls ordinary People).  This week it is Joseph – a story we all know very well. Genesis 45:16-28

The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church – you can also join on Zoom with those praying at the church.  Both at the usual link:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Please pray for the Whitby Trip on Monday – 2 coach loads are going from Manningham and Girlington with friends from our community outreach.  Pray especially that we arrive and leave with the same numbers of people on both Buses!

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Sunday 11th July 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament – Sarah

This Sunday we continue  with our new series at St Philip’s Church at 11am.

It is called “Heroes of the Old Testament” (When God calls ordinary People).  This week it is Sarah – Gen 18. 1-15

The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church – you can also join on Zoom with those praying at the church.  Both at the usual link:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

 

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Sunday 4th July 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament (When God calls ordinary People)

This Sunday we begin a new series at St Philip’s Church at 11am.  It is called “Heroes of the Old Testament” (When God calls ordinary People).  Over the next few months we will look at the well known stories of Noah, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Deborah, Gideon, Daniel, Esther, David and Ruth.

This week we start with Noah. The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church – you can also join on Zoom with those praying at the church.  Both at the usual link:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Please continue to pray for the advert and interview process.  We hope to be able to fill the vacant post of associate vicar as soon as possible. The Job advert is available here – please share it widely!

NHS Big Tea Party

5th July is the 73rd birthday of the NHS! People across the UK will be hosting tea parties to honour this and to raise money for NHS Charities.

On Wednesday 7th July after the 10.30am Communion service at St Barnabas you are invited to one such tea party to raise a cuppa to our beloved and brilliant NHS.

 

 

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Sunday 26th June 2021 – God’s Grace

This Sunday we are back at St Philip’s Church – 10am for prayer which is also on Zoom

Then 11am for our main Communion Service which will also be livestreamed.

https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Our theme this week is God’s Grace – looking at Luke 14: 12-24 – the Parable of the Great Banquet

Notices

For those of you who prayed for Charlene’s wedding – our PCSO in Heaton – here are some pictures of the wedding which was finally able to go ahead!

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Come and Work with us!

Please pray with us for the right person to come and work with us here in the Parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham.  The Job advert is available here – please share it widely!

It was Sue’s last day working with us yesterday.  What a privilege to have breakfast with Church Leaders from around the city to pray with her and her husband Ian as they move to South East Asia working with CMS

If you missed our Baptisms last week there is a page with links and a recap here

Please pray for Clare and Chris – we head into a time of increased pressure without Sue, we’ll miss her terribly.

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Sunday 20th June 2021 – Baptism Service and Farewell to Sue

The weather forecast for Sunday has meant a few changes need to be made to our plans.

We have a Baptism service at St Paul’s Church – Manningham starting at 11am.  It will be inside and we will do our best to cope with COVID regulations.  So please bring your mask and sorry but after promising that we’d sing it will not be possible this time.  We are not fully setup for streaming but we can certainly send a live feed of the proceedings online so if you cannot make it please lookout for notifications from YouTube.

We will also be saying a very fond farewell to Rev Sue Jennings, our Associate Vicar.  She has been central to our leadership in the Parish for many years now and it will be very hard to say goodbye.

We will attempt to have some sort of event afterwards it may not be what it should be!  Please bear with us, and please remember that you really do need to follow instructions when asked to stay in your seat and keep your mask on.

As a way for you all to contribute to the Baptism can you please bring a thermos flask with boiling water in it. During the service we will all pour our hot water contributions into the full size baptismal pool – bringing something from our own homes as a contribution.  It will also make the whole experience more pleasant for our baptism candidates.

10am Prayer meeting at St Paul’s –  St Paul’s Rd, Bradford BD8 7LS

11am Baptism and Communion service

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Sunday 13th June 2021 – Generous Hospitality: In the Household

mary Martha

This Sunday at our Parish Communion Service we will continue our series on Generous Hospitality: This week is entitled “In the Household” – looking at the story of Mary and Martha. Luke 10: 38-42.

We meet at 11am in St Philip’s Church. It’s the usual link to join us online.

Prayer beforehand is at 10am back in the church but also on zoom at the usual link.

Notices

On 20th June 2021 we will be having a Baptism service at 11am.  This will be held at St Paul’s Church, Manningham – it is complicated and not advisable to have such a change of venue but there are many good reasons for it.  This service will be outside – so not livestreamed.  We will be able to SING! We will be recording much of the event and a video summary will be available YouTube, hopefully before the end of Sunday.

We will also be saying a very fond farewell to the Rev Sue Jennings as it will be her last Sunday – we will still be under restrictions of course but we have far more scope to be ‘normal’ outside so please come and celebrate Sue’s ministry with us.

Our first parish wedding in a long while is taking place tomorrow – Sat 12 June – in St Barnabas Church.  Please pray for Hollie and Oliver and their family as they get married after many postponements.

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APCM 2021 Videos

Thanks to the many of you who attended our APCM on 30th May 2021.  It came around quickly this time since our last one was in November 2020.

Here is a page giving a summary of what happened at the APCM and 2 videos that you may have missed.

PS Apologies for all the emails you may have got on Friday.  The system kept saying they failed to upload – but they clearly did upload…. 21 times for the lucky ones!