St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love

From the Vicarage

October 2018

Dear All

It’s well and truly Autumn, but the pace of Church life starts to heat up now to keep us warm!  You will have received an invitation to our special presentation service ‘Forward Together’ as we celebrate St Michael & All Angels on 30th Sept.

Just the week after, on the 7th we celebrate Harvest Festival in Church at 10:30 – an age-old tradition of giving thanks to God for His great goodness and bountiful provision for us.  In the afternoon we invite you to repeat our efforts of last year, planting bulbs in the Churchyard.  (They did look wonderful this Spring and we had so many positive comments).  We thought we would add to the fun, by including a Scarecrow Competition.  Come along for 2pm either with a ready-made scarecrow, or with the resources to make one, and plant it in the front of the Churchyard.  Judging will be at 3pm and tea will be served for both bulb and scarecrow planters until 4pm.  It should be fun and it’s free!  No entry fee at all and there is no age limit (either on the scarecrows or the builders); it’s something we can all join in with.   It will be a practical and enjoyable reminder of how, when seeds are planted in the Autumn for the crops next year, we need to help God with the nurture of them.

On the 4th November we will hold our annual Commemoration of the Departed service at 6.30pm – a lovely reflective service where we light a candle for all those who we know have passed away in the last three years, and will include any names of anyone else as requested by you.  Please get in touch with Judy at the office 01622 831890 if you would like to add names (the person remembered does not need to have lived in Marden).  

The rest of the busyness of the Church is for the next issue, but we have resource to keep warm this autumn – things to do both physical and spiritual that will give thanks to God and keep us warm in His love.

With my love