Sunday 14th October 2018 6.00 pm
Palladwr, 30, St James’ Street, Shaftesbury
This week Pilgrim stands at a fork in the track, with his back to us, and scratching his head with one hand as he looks up at the finger posts. One, pointing to the left says "The Way", the other says "This way" while the one pointing back the way he has come, says "Yesterday". The onward tracks wriggle away apart from each other, one finally disappearing into a wood and the other behind a hill. What a choice he has to make – and how should he make it? Is there a hidden meaning or a special code?!
Come and unravel this mystery with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.
NOTE: Change of Venue due to Church being full of scafolding during decoration
Sunday 9th September 2018 - 6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury
We now see Pilgrim’s road is closed to him as the level crossing gates are set for a train to pass; He has already waited sometime and there’s still no sight or sound of an approaching train so – in the meantime – Pilgrim sits down and contents himself with idly taking in the sights around him; he becomes aware of the drowsy buzzing of a bumble bee, and how beautifully this roadside daisy he is holding is put together. Maybe this enforced ‘time-out’ is God’s idea?!
Come and find out with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.
Sunday 9th September: 3.00pm - an afternoon of musical treats from Peter Miller (violin) and Greg Underwood (piano). Tickets £8 from Gill Waine (01747 851007) or from Motcombe church after services. Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.
“Pilgrim Service” Sunday 12thAugust2018 6.00 pm St James’ Church, Shaftesbury
After surviving a hard winter, Pilgrim has resumed his journey as the countryside, too, is waking into spring. His path leads him through a stretch of forest and, as he rounds a corner he comes across the strangest of sights – a full-grown grizzly bear standing with his back to the trunk of a tree and using it as a scratching post to his evident relief and delight as he rubs away the layers of winter fur which, while protecting in the winter, have now become insufferably hot.
Maybe we, too, after a life-changing experience, realise that our comfort zone has become increasingly insulated from the world and that we need to shed our outer layers and excess baggage and travel comfortably carrying with us only the ‘bare necessities of life’!
Come and put down your loads and find out how much easier life can become; Remember God loves all bears – even if some of them are grizzlies!
Join us for refreshments and fellowship afterwards.
On Friday the 27th July at 7:30 Nick Crump and Friends presents a Musical Variety Show. Featuring music and song from classical, jazz and folk Genres, Including some of Nick's invented instruments.
This concert is an interesting mix of many different styles of music, Nick is joined by friends who will play or sing solos, duets, trios and quartets on various instruments. Featuring the recorders, guitars, keyboard, violin, organ, vocals, trumpets, flugelhorn and the inevitable couple of invented instruments (flyer shows Nick playing the seahorn). It will be an entertaining and fun informal event for a good cause in a church with lovely acoustics (bring a cushion for your extra comfort!)
St James' Church Shaftesbury
Friday 27th July 7:30pm
Tickets £10 and £5 under 13 at the door
This is a fundrasing event for the Church Reordering Fund.
Please note the Team Barn Service on the Sunday 29th July is now at Lower Breach Farm, West Orchard, SP7 0LL. It is still at 11am, led by Bishop Karen and followed by a Bring & Share lunch.There is parking available and maps should be available in your church or on the following link.
Places for the Team Retreat, at The Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole on 21-23 September, are filling fast, with only a few rooms still available.
If you are thinking of going, please return the booking form which is on the below link and available in most team churches; or get in touch with Michael or Beverley Pattison for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org, 01747 852017.