Grapevine 26th June 2022

    
Readleaf Rose
Dear Everyone,
 
Photo of Redleaf Rose, botanical name Rosa glauca, growing in churchyard Remembrance Garden.
 
Please find details below of events happening this week.
 
26th June –2nd Sunday after Trinity
Online BCP with Revd. John Wates leading and presiding. Rachelle Sanderson preaching.
 
Onsite 10am Morning Worship with
Tom Sanderson leading, and Rachelle Sanderson preaching.
 
Onsite 10am Ignite and Children’s groups in the Orchard
 
Covid Protocols
At the last PCC meeting it was agreed that, since a lot of people have dispensed with face masks, we recognise that some people, for whatever reasons, still feel vulnerable, particularly when people are singing. The PCC has therefore decided to reserve the pews in front of the organ on the north side of the church for those who feel uncomfortable surrounded by people not wearing masks. 
 
Diary Dates
 ShabfestShabfest
Mark Banham Sheep Dogs, Working Border Collies in the North Downs of Surrey at Shabden Farm, please see www.barnhamsheepdogs.co.uk for further details.
Saturday 26th June and Sunday 27th June (Championship)
There will be two open trials a day with a championship on Sunday 27th for the 15 highest pointed dogs over the 3 days.
Safari Supper Poster (003)Saturday 2nd July, 6:30pm onwards - Safari Supper, social event travelling to different homes for each course. All welcome. Be ready for an adventure! Suggested donation of £5 per person to secure your place. Volunteer hosts also welcome. Please contact admin for further details.
Sunday 10th July onsite in the Orchard 3 -4.30pmMessy Sports will an all-age afternoon of fun, activities, and food. Please contact Deborah  to book your place!
  
2022 Passion A5 flyer - front 14-17 July, and 20-23 July 7:30pm Gatton Passion Play Tom, Rachelle and Erin have booked for Sat 23rd July in case anyone would like to join them.
Sunday 17th July 2.30pm You are warmly invited to a Thanksgiving Service for Pam Jarrad followed by afternoon tea in the Orchard. Please can you let us know if you hope to come and contact Pauline Kelly (Pam’s daughter) on 07811360474 or email paulinesandrakelly@gmail.com to help us with numbers for catering.

Sunday 24th July 10am St Margaret’s Patronal Festival with Thanksgiving Service for the ministry of Revd. John Wates with Bishop Christopher, The Venerable Moira Astin, Archdeacon of Reigate, and celebration lunch afterwards
Loveworks Food bank would be extremely grateful for any donations, you can leave them in the ‘big red box’ by the entrance or at the Rugby Club on Thursdays between 11am and 1pm.
Life in a parish church...
 
early mapGreek academic Anaximander is believed to have created the first world map in 6th century BC. Anaximander reportedly believed that Earth was shaped like a cylinder, and that humans lived on the flat, top portion. Today maps represent the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another, and they help you work out where you are and where you would like to get to. In todays digital world, they are also available at your fingertips on your smartphone! There are also many apps that can assist you in finding the quickest route between two points.

You may remember that last Saturday was our Mission Action Plan (MAP) workshop where the purpose was to discern God’s priorities for St Margaret’s over the next 5 years or so by exploring both vision and priorities for St Margaret’s over the coming 5-year period. We are immensely grateful to Keli Bolton from Southwark Diocese who facilitated and Tom Sanderson who led the event.  

Tom Sanderson had this message for you all "Thank you to all who came to the Mission Action Plan (MAP) workshop on Saturday 18th June. It was great to meet together and to celebrate all the good things that we have experienced at St Margaret’s in recent years and to ‘dream’ about new things we think God might be calling us to do over the next five years or so.  
 
We looked at our SWOTs: our Strengths; Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. We also began to consider some SMART goals: Specific; Measurable; Achievable; Realistic and Time-bound. 
 
Please find attached the summary SWOT analysisWe are keen to hear as many views as possible and will shortly be circulating a questionnaire. Please join in praying and discerning God’s vision for St Margaret’s. The steering group is Tom Sanderson; Jen Smith; Madeleine MacCallum; Kat Wicksteed. 
Feel free to contact any of us to share your views.”
 
We will also be having special readings during most of July to tie in with our MAP. There will only be one each week, which have been chosen by Revd. Erin Gilmour. The themes will be, “Tell”, “Teach”, “Tend” and “Transform” with “Treasure” in August.

I leave you this week with words from Albert EinsteinYou can't use an old map to explore a new world.

Wishing you all a very happy week
Deborah
 

 



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