Category Archives: Sunday

Sunday 13th October 2019

We will be continuing our series on the eucharist this Sunday at 10:30am when Anna Bland will be sharing her thoughts about the eucharist as “Kingdom Economics”, a divine economy based on sharing, generosity and gift: “you give them something to eat” (Luke 9:13)

If you would like to find out more about this series then please visit Phil Gardner’s site.

Sunday 6th October 2019

We have now come to the end of Creation time with the celebration of the feast of St Francis on Friday 4th October. Over the next six weeks we will be exploring the meaning of “The Eucharist” also known as Mass, Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The Last Supper,  etc. The Eucharist has been a central practice of most of the Christian church on and off since the time of Jesus but it’s roots go back even further. We hope that you will be able to come and share with us what this meal means to you.

Our meeting is at 10:30am and this Sunday is also our Harvest Festival. If you would like to bring any produce it will be donated to Rainbow Junktion who are specifically looking for sugar, instant coffee, fresh fruit and veg, oil (olive + vegetable), tinned tomatoes, tinned lentils and beans, vegan and gluten-free stock.

And continuing to talk about food! This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and we usually have a shared lunch together. If you can, do please bring some food to contribute to the lunch and stay after the service to share food and drink.

Sunday 29th September 2019

The 29th September is St. Michael’s Patronal Festival  (a sort of church birthday party). There will be joint service at 10am with St Michael’s and St Chad’s at St Michael’s Church in Headingley (opposite the Sky Rack and the Original Oak pubs), when Hannah Lievesley will be preaching. It will be followed by a Faith Lunch in the Hall, and a showing of the film, The Way, starring Martin Sheen.

Sunday 22nd September 2019

On Sunday Heston will be leading us in our thinking about “Water”, the last of the four classical elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) that we have been considering in our Creation-tide series.

Sunday is also “World Car Free Day”. Coming so soon after the worldwide Climate Strikes today (Friday) we would encourage everyone to try and get to church without using their car if possible and if they have to use a car then share lifts as much as possible. If we want to reduce the effects of Climate Change then we all need to change the way we live by reducing our consumption of planet resources and emitting less greenhouse gases.

Sunday 15th September 2019 – Creation 3

During Creation Season we are reflecting on the four classical elements of nature – earth, air, fire and water. This Sunday the Rev. Angela Birkin will be leading our thoughts on fire using the readings Exodus 3:1-15 and Luke 3:15-17.

 

Sunday 8th September 2019 – Creation 2

This Sunday will be the second Sunday in Creation and we will be thinking about Air in our series on Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Graeme Hay will be leading our thoughts.

The Canticle of Creation (by Saint Francis of Assisi)

O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God,
to you belong praise, glory,
honour and all blessing.
Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation
and especially for our Brother Sun,
who brings us the day and the light;
he is strong and shines magnificently.
O Lord, we think of you when we look at him.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon,
and for the stars
which you have set shining and lovely
in the heavens.
Be praised, my Lord,
for our Brothers Wind and Air
and every kind of weather
by which you, Lord,
uphold life in all your creatures.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water,
who is very useful to us,
and humble and precious and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire,
through whom you give us light in the darkness:
he is bright and lively and strong.
Be praised, my Lord,
for Sister Earth, our Mother,
who nourishes us and sustains us,
bringing forth
fruits and vegetables of many kinds
and flowers of many colours.
Be praised, my Lord,
for those who forgive for love of you;
and for those
who bear sickness and weakness
in peace and patience
– you will grant them a crown.
Be praised, my Lord, for our Sister Death,
whom we must all face.
I praise and bless you, Lord,
and I give thanks to you,
and I will serve you in all humility.

Sunday 1st September 2019 – Creation 1

The first Sunday of a new month and of a new season! This Sunday sees that start of Autumn and is also the start of Creation Season in the church’s liturgical year. Over the next four Sundays we will be looking at Creation under the four topics of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Toby Parsons will be leading us this Sunday as we reflect on “Earth”.

As this is the first Sunday of the month we will also be having a bring and share lunch together so do please, if possible, bring some food to share as we celebrate the abundance of God’s Creation and His love for us all.

The first day of September has also been set aside as World Day of Prayer for Creation and here is a prayer written by Pope Francis that we can use to guide our thoughts and prayers, today and throughout the year in this time of ecological and social crisis:

A Prayer for Our Earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe

and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love,

that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live

as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor,

help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,

so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives,

that we may protect the world and not prey on it,

that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts

of those who look only for gain

at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,

to be filled with awe and contemplation,

to recognize that we are profoundly united

with every creature

as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle

for justice, love and peace.

For further prayers and resources see https://seasonofcreation.org/

Sunday 4 August – LGBT Liberation Sunday

The first weekend of August, Leeds celebrates LGBT Pride. At All Hallows’ church, we start Pride Sunday by celebrating the gift of diversity in God’s creation, and we would love you to join us!

Our Bible reading is about Jacob wrestling with God. It is a story of struggle and transformation that speaks so well to the experience of many LGBT people of faith.

In our service, we celebrate the gift of LGBT people in our midst, we thank God for the progress that has been made with LGBT liberation in our country and across the world, and we pray for full liberation to come.

10:30am, at All Hallows’ Church.

Sunday 28th July

WHAT a week!

If you’re also feeling nervous about our new government .. on Sunday in our 10:30am meeting we will reflect on ‘authority’ and how Christ’s authority and Mr Johnson’s compare/contrast. Partly based on these hopeful / seditious words from Colossians 2:8-10

Sunday 7th July 2019

It is the first Sunday of the month and so we will be having Taize style worship at our 10:30am service. Usually on the first Sunday we also have a shared lunch in the cafe but this Sunday will be a bit different as we are going to join in with the Beckett Park Picnic in the Park so do come and join us. If you are able to offer a lift or need a lift please let us know on Sunday. Everyone is welcome!