This Sunday we will NOT be meeting at All Hallows! St Michael’s Church in Headingley are celebrating their “Patronal Festival” and so we will be joining them for their 10am meeting when The Rev Hayley Matthews will be sharing her thoughts and this will be followed by a bring and share lunch.
Patronal Festivals are seen as the birthday of any particular church and are often celebrated on the Sunday nearest to the day dedicated to the Saint the church is named after. St Michael’s Day is on 29th September and so St Michael’s are celebrating this Sunday. All Hallows is another way of saying All Saints and All Saints Day (All Hallows Day) is on 1st November so we usually celebrate our Patronal Festival or church birthday on the nearest Sunday. Halloween is a short form of All Hallows eve, the day before All Hallows Day which is why Halloween in on 31st October!
This coming Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Creationtide, a time for especially celebrating God’s Creation and thinking about how we look after it.
We will be welcoming Tony Whatmough from St Michael’s to our 10:30am meeting and he will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 17:20-37 as we fast approach the end of our series looking at the Gospel of Luke.
It is the start of a new term at the Universities and our part of Leeds is set to become home for lots of students – returning and new – so let’s pray for them as we offer everyone a warm welcome to All Hallows’ and Hyde Park.
This Sunday is the second Sunday in the season of Creation when we particularly focus on how we look after the world in which we live. We will be welcoming the Rev. Tom Lusty from St Chad’s who will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 16:19-31 , Heston will be leading the service at St Michael’s.
This Sunday is the first Sunday of the new academic term. So let’s celebrate that we’re all Called by God to learn and grow into fullness of life, and to love and serve God through our daily life and work.
And let’s bless each other’s daily life and work by blessing the bags that we carry around with us. So on Sunday please bring your school bag, book bag, computer bag, hand bag, shopping bag, tool bag, gym bag, nappy bag, goodie bag- any bag that you regularly use in daily life.
It is also the first Sunday of the month and so we will be having a shared lunch together. If you are able please bring along some food to share with each other. As it is the first Sunday in Creationtide we will also have the opportunity over lunch to share our thoughts and ideas about looking after God’s creation and in particular how we together can be an “eco-church”.
This Sunday many members of the All Hallows’ community will be at the Greenbelt Arts Festival, many of them camping, we hope that the sun shines on them! Those of us who remain will be sharing our 10:30am meeting with members of the Hyde Park Methodist Church community and our meeting will be led by Alison Terrell.
This Sunday we will be keeping a lookout for Jan Kramer who is visiting from St Michael’s in Headingley, we may not see her from far off as she approaches but we hope to offer her a very warm welcome as she comes and shares her thoughts on Luke 15.
As always, everyone is welcome to join with us at 10:30am as we seek to follow the Way of Jesus and celebrate the fact that each and every one of us “was lost but now is found”.
At our morning meeting at 10:30am Heston will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 13:22-35 and leading us in a celebration of the Feast of Life.
After the meeting a group of us will be heading to Armley Mills to have a picnic (unless it rains in which case the picnic will be at church) and to visit a beautiful exhibition of felt making called “Wool Stories” connecting with the industrial history of Leeds. Linda, one of the All Hallows’ folk, has some of her work in the exhibition and has helped to organise the exhibition.
Mon 15 Oct @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe Tue 16 Oct @6:10pm Planned deportation of Andrew Mustapha – please sign to stop the deportation Tue 16 Oct @7:30-9pm Bible Study at church (07930 815911 for further info) Wed 17 Oct @12-2pm OWLS lunch Thu 18 Oct @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe Fri 19 Oct @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe Fri 19 Oct @ 11am Beth and Max’s WEDDING!! Sun 21 Oct@10.30am Sunday morning worship with Baptism Sun 21 Oct @4-6pm Sacred Wing Christmas Concert rehearsal See our calendar for more details of what is happening at All Hallows’