SUNDAY JUNE 16th Trinity Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 9:30am in Algarkirk Village Hall.
Parish Eucharist at 11:00am in SS Peter & Paul, Kirton.
Holy Baptism at 2:30pm in Kirton Parish Church . Today we welcome into the family of the Church by Holy Baptism - Myla Grace French
Understanding the Trinity. Essentially the Trinity is the belief that God is one in essence (Greek ousia), but distinct in person (Greek hypostasis). The Greek word for person means "that which stands on its own," or "individual reality," and does not mean the persons of the Trinity are three human beings. Therefore, Christians believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are somehow distinct from one another (not divided though), yet completely united in will and essence. How can this be? Well, think of the sight of two eyes. The eyes are distinct, yet one and undivided in their sight. Another illustration to explain the Trinity is the musical chord. Think of a C-chord in music. The C, E, and G notes are all distinct notes, but joined together as one chord the sound is richer and more dynamic than had the notes been played individually. The chords are all equally important in producing the rich sound, and the sound is lacking and thin if one of the notes is left out.
The Son is said to be eternally begotten of the Father, while the Holy Spirit is said to proceed from the Father through the Son. Each person of the Trinity interpenetrates one another, and each has distinct roles in creation and redemption. God the Father created the world through the Son and the Holy Spirit hovered over the waters at creation.
JUNE 19TH AT KIRTON PARISH CHURCH – safeguarding training from 6:00 - 9:00pm. See Fay Baillie for full details and registration. This is a must for all PCC members and people active in our churches.
June 20th is the Feast of Corpus Christi. Special Mass and Benediction at Kirton at 9-30am. There will be Eucharistic Devotions at Noon in Fosdyke Church.
The Feast of Corpus Christi (also known as the Feast of the Body of Christ) is celebrated on the eighth Thursday after Easter. The celebration commemorates the ritual of the Eucharist and is a reflection of the Maundy Thursday observance during Holy Week.
Our next Messy Church at Algarkirk Village Hall will be on Sunday June 23rd at 1:30pm. We shall be exploring the Festival of Corpus Christi and the Holy Communion. All children are welcome.
Kirton Patronal Festival Sunday 30th June at 11:00am. On this occasion we celebrate our two patron saints St Peter and St Paul at our Sunday Eucharist followed by special food and wine afterwards.