Parish News

Hurricanes and Floods—a local connection

September was a shocking month for weather across our world.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jos
é plus flooding in Asia—all in one month.


But there has been Christian response to help the victims.

 

· Hurricane Harvey arrived first in Texas & 250 ‘rapid response’
chaplains were sent by the organisation Samaritan’s Purse to minister to the victims of the floods around Houston.  The crisis-trained chaplains provided emotional & spiritual care to people reeling from fear & loss at some of the hardest-hit locations.
Details at:
https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/international-disaster-relief/

 

· Christian Aid is bringing emergency relief to families in
India, Nepal and Bangladesh as more than a thousand
people have been killed and 40 million more affected by floods. Details at:
https://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/south-asia-floods-appeal

 

· And Ben Siddall (Tina’s son) is in the British Virgin Islands delivering aid with the Navy Marines.  Please pray for Ben and his comrades.

 

Harvest Festival

Reminder:

Please bring your gifts for our Harvest
Communion on Sunday 15 October (10:15)

 

Tinned and dry goods will all be taken to Derby City Mission, who particularly need the following for their stocks.

 

Tins:                                                     

· tinned vegetables; baked beans; spaghetti; tomatoes; red beans; potatoes; sandwich fillings

· tinned fruit

· tinned meat (mince meat; ham; corned beef; stewing steak; tinned chicken etc)

· Tinned tuna; salmon; sardines

 

Dry goods:

· Sugar

· Rice; pasta

· pasta sauces; chilli sauce; chicken tonight

· Flour; cake; biscuits; cereals

· Margarine; butter; jam; marmalade; eggs

 

Beverages

· Coffee; tea; UHT milk

· drinking chocolate (made with water)

 

Christian Aid Harvest prayer

The earth is fruitful

may we be generous.

The earth is fragile

may we be gentle.

The earth is fractured

may we be just.

Creating God,

harvest in us joy and generosity

as we together share in thanks and giving.

 

Newsletter 15th October
Our newsletter which is produced every week
Newsletter 15 October 2017.pdf
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