Sunday 24 March 2024

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Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship. To Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Hugh Perry for preparing our service today, and to June for presenting the Sermon. Next Sunday Chris Elliot will be with us.

Wednesday Walkers 27th March: meet 9.30am in Simeon Street near Barrington Mall carpark.  Coffee at Mosaic Café. All welcome.  Marilyn 027 363 1642 or Sonya 027 253 3397.

The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday (29th March).

A Prayer for Palm Sunday

Oh God, you are interrupting me with eternity.

And I’m not sure I’m ready.

Take hold of time and order it once again. Let me keep pace with you.

On this Palm Sunday, time is marked as one small donkey plods towards Jerusalem. One with a face set like flint, feet almost grazing the ground, walks forward toward the eastering of all sorrow – not in the power of horses and swift victory, but in small, steady steps.

Toward the mystery that through suffering, healing comes,

that through shame, dignity is restored,

that through the cross, powers are disarmed,

and death done away with forever.

Blessed are all those walking forward into the great, small work they do: in hospitals, homes, supermarkets, classrooms, churches and cafés.

And blessed are we joining the crowds waving palm branches to shout ourselves hoarse: “Hosanna! Save us! Save our world!.”  ©Kate Bowler & Jessica Richie

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                 

Monday 5pm                  MenzShed dinner (lounge)

Tuesday 10am              South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869

Tuesday 7.15pm           Meditation Group (lounge) Dugald 021 161 7007

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Barrington Sonya 027 253 3397

Wednesday 10am         Scottish Country Dancing (lounge) Irene 332 7306

Thursday 10am            Crafty Crafters (lounge) Sally 332 4730

Thursday 1.30pm          Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065

Friday 9.30am               GOOD FRIDAY Service