20 September 2020
 
Dear EFP church folk,
 
A spot of Indian Summer this week. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy it.
 
Tomorrow we have a special service at Escot - a Melanesian and climate service.
  • Monday Sep 21st is Bishop John Patteson Day in the C of E calendar
  • Melanesia is already affected directly by climate change, through rising sea-levels (see below)
  • 10.30am - all welcome from all parishes
  • it is a non-Communion service
  • Service Sheet HERE
  • Children's Church Sheet HERE and 'Extra' Sheet HERE
 
There will also be the usual Sunday Reflection and Prayer video, Link HERE
 
  • a stimulating 6-minute video conveys the impact of climate change on Melanesia, and how local churches are at the heart of their communities’ response - http://www.mmuk.net/newsresources/newsresources-films/ . I highly recommend it.
  • listen to the Melanesian Brothers’ beautiful singing of Psalm 23 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sv8ijQNQBQ&feature=youtu.be , which we will have at Escot tomorrow
  • for further reflection, a 10-min sermon from Melanesian Bishop Willie on loving our neighbour, including our , at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QvGjzZ2NVQ&feature=youtu.be 
  • the Melanesian Mission UK APCM is this Monday 21st Sept 7pm (info attached). Via Zoom, so easier to attend! Contact Katie Drew for the Zoom link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
Payhembury APCM -
  • is this Tuesday 22nd Sept 7pm
  • it will be in the church, within C of E ‘rule of 6’ guidelines (following the same guidelines as for Sunday worship)
  • all Payhembury-ites warmly invited!
 
Feniton APCM - is on Tues 29th Sept at 7.15pm, and will also be in the church.
 
Prayer diary
  • attached here, thanks as ever to Becky
  • if you have specific prayer requests, for yourself or someone else, that you would like included, please let me or Becky know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
Children’s church also attached - with bonus “Grapeful for Grace” (!) sheet.
 
Services for the coming weeks -
27th Feniton  9am Storytime+
Payhembury  10.30am   All-age
4th Oct Feniton 10.30am Harvest Festival Communion
11th  Payhembury 10.30am Harvest Festival
18th Escot 10.30am Harvest Festival
 
That’s enough for today’s email, I think! Have a good weekend
 
Take care, and God bless,
David
 
 
Team Vicar for Escot, Feniton & Payhembury, Otter Vale Team 
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Feniton
 
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