We welcome you to join us this Sunday for a joint service of Holy Communion at All Saints Tellsiford 10:30am
13th Sunday after Trinity
James 1: 17 – 27
Mark 7: 1 - 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 23
Listening is a great gift and one that is hard to find in other people. Have you ever been talking to someone and they are clearly only half listening and looking somewhat glazed and pre-occupied in their own thoughts while you have been sharing something that actually was quite a precious experience to entrust to someone? It leaves us feeling unheard and insignificant. Within the prison service over recent years there has been a big drive to specifically train “Listeners”. “Listeners” will go in and visit inmates and do just that, sit and listen to what ever someone feels a need to talk about and share. Being heard strikes a deep inner cord in us all and is the place where friendships and relationships are cemented and grow. So this teaching in James’ letter to the first century Jewish Christians residing in Gentile communities outside Palestine, speaks just as much to us today. ‘You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.’ James 1 v19. But we also need to recognise that as we listen, as we hear things they should inform our actions - how we respond to others, how we live our lives, how we live out our faith. Otherwise we are just simply going through the motions of being compassionate, caring, obedient people but in truth acting out a charade. As we look at the letter of James over the next few weeks be prepared to be challenged about the simple reality of your faith and how it is lived out in day to day life.
Melanie Chiswell Brooks been appointed by The Coop to carry out some research in Norton St Philip. Cooperative Food are looking at the current shop site but would like to understand more about local opinion and needs. Melanie would like to hear from as many villagers as possible to hear what is important to them and if they would also support the Coop.
This is a great opportunity for us to influence the return of a village shop and have an input for the type of shop we’d like and use.
You can contact Melanie on 07557 308300 or by email
Sunday afternoons 4 .00 pm
Games and Tea
This has proved so popular that it will continue to take place in Norton St Philip on Sunday 6 Sept on the Mead and at Rode on Sunday 13th on the Playing Fields, Rode.
This is for everyone from the very old to the very young. Come along and take part in the games or watch the fun and have a cup of tea and make some new friends.
Thursday 17 September -
The Frome Blokes’ Club
A Frome Policeman’s Story - Andy Mugridge - The School Room, Wesley MC. For further information contact Archie Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 hours of prayer
On Saturday 26 Sept - as part of the National weekend of prayer - we are holding 12 hours of prayer at All Saints Tellisford 8.30am - 8.30pm. If you wish to cover part of this time please sign the sheet at the back of Tellisford church or email direct to Caroline. There are hourly slots to be taken starting from 8.30 am. Also if you would like to create one of the prayer stations for that day please contact Caroline. The day will finish with a short Compline service at 8.30pm.
13 October 7.30 pm –
Riding Lights, Baked Alaska, Frome
Scientists, farmers, oil magnates, climate warriors, prophets, mothers, and others – we’re all in the mix and hungry for a recipe of hope in the struggle about power. Some will sound the warming bell, while others make a pudding of the planet.
Through the entertaining world of Baked Alaska, the realities of climate change are served up with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. Riding Lights are creating an inspiring show which is challenging but fun. For further information contact Vivienne Bolton on 834165 or email@example.com.