SUNDAY August 18th    The Ninth Sunday after Trinity. 

Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

Holy Baptism at All Saints in Fosdyke at 3pm. Today we welcome Oscar Roan Joe Feakins in to the Church by Holy Baptism.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Ask for your tickets now!

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Sunday September 8th will be Fr Paul’s last Sunday with us, and on that day there will be one joint Eucharist for the whole Benefice at Kirton at 11:00am. This will be an opportunity for us collectively to say our farewell. WE are delighted to hear that the our village Methodist Church will be attending this service along with their new minister, The Reverend Ann Letts.

DURING THE VACANCY.

As from September 9th the normal schedule of services will remain the same on Sunday and Thursday, and the Church will remain open on a daily basis, except on Mondays. However, the regularity of the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer may need to change. Please watch out for announcements and changes on Sundays and in the Kirton News.  Also, a new special telephone number will be made available very soon for contacting the Churchwardens in respect of making bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, but with Funerals being done direct, with the Rural Dean via local Funeral Directors.

Please do all you can to assist the Churchwardens in running the Church during the vacancy. Here is prayer you might like to pray every day:  We remember before you the people sitting beside us now – whose names you know and whose lives you care about. People to be cared and prayed for as fellow members of this extraordinary family of God, and we ask that during this time of uncertainty and change that you help us to work together, building up the church, listening to each other’s doubts and fears, working towards unity.

 Empower each one of us to use the gifts you have given us to create a worshipful and welcoming place. Enable us to share our thoughts openly and honestly, but help us also to respect the opinions of others. Instil in us a vision of the life you intend us to lead and guided by your Holy Spirit, we will be united in love and joyfully accomplish this mission, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We turn to you to guide us in this time of transition. We need your wisdom, that we might be receptive to change, conversion and growth. We need your grace to redirect our hearts so we may be willing to offer ourselves in joyful service not allowing fear, ignorance or pride to limit the work of your spirit. We pray for the process and look for your leading of a new priest to this our church in the Kirton group.