Parish Update 24 July 2020
I hope that this finds you well.
As we have been enjoying our gatherings (not just physically, but digitally also!) much work has gone on behind the scenes. I want to give a huge shout out of thanks to Jane and Caroline in the office for the amount of work that they have been doing in these past few months. The work that has been done during this time has been great and my life has been made so much easier due to both their relentless efforts and standards.
The office will be taking a well deserved break over the next few weeks. The office will be closed from today July 24th and will reopen on Monday August 17th. I also will be taking some time off over the next few weeks after this Sundays gathering in the school yard. I will be back also on Monday August 17th.
If you have any needs or information please contact Rev. Suzanne Harris (tel: 087- 935 4869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be covering while I am gone. I know many within the parish may be off or "away" for these next few weeks but please continue to pray for all as we head into this new season that is ahead of us.
A few things to note.
Weather permitting we will continue to gather physically in the School yard each Sunday at 11am. All our online services and devotionals will continue and can be found on our website www.kotg.ie Our hope is that we will begin to meet indoors come September. This will all look quite different so please bear with us as we figure all this out. I am really excited at the possibilities of what and who we can be in this new phase of what God is calling us into. More information on this will follow when I return.
A directive has come from Church House for us to hold our General Easter Vestry. Our Select Vestry have agreed that we will have this on Sept 6th. Again, more details on this will follow.
The Archbishop has again been in touch and wants to commend all of us for the initiative taken in how we are gathering and all that we are desiring to be as a community. Be encouraged.
For those of you that have been connecting in with our devotionals over the past few weeks you will know that we have been reading through the book of Acts and Pauls incredible journey of faith. One thing that continues to challenge me is the consistency of Pauls faith and relentless drive in his pursuit of people to know God. There is a short passage where it talks about Paul being in prison (again!) waiting for trial as the country leadership changes from one to another. In this fleeting verse it mentions Paul being in prison for 2yrs. When he again has an opportunity to give his testimony, his passion, desire and commitment has not changed. A quick read for 2yrs!! Be encouraged, all things pass but the love of God is never-ending.
May you know the peace, presence and joy of God in these coming weeks and I look forward to the journey ahead,