Outdoor service this Sunday at noon

It’s the time of reckoning for the sunflower seeds given out in church on Rogation Sunday (May 6). Prizes for the tallest plant and for the largest flower will be awarded at the Outdoor Service and Barbecue this Sunday, September 2nd at 12 noon (please note later time for service). All welcome to the service and barbecue; there is no fee but small donations towards defraying costs welcome on the day.
 Parishoners are invited to forward their sunflowers’ measurements (height of plant and diameter of flower -metric or imperial) to the Rector at garydowd@eircom.net on or before this Friday, August 31st.  If your plant is very tall please be careful when measuring it!  (And if it’s in a pot, measure from the soil up.) You may wish to send a photograph as well. And if you have a story to share about your adventures with the sunflower seeds since May you may like to include that in your email.
 Meanwhile, continuing the eco theme and with the bonus of a later starting time for the morning service, we have designated this Sunday Walk/Cycle to Church Sunday – so everybody is being asked to try to leave the car at home if at all possible.