The new music group led by Nathan Barrett will make its debut at an informal act of worship for all ages in the Parish Centre at 6.30pm next Sunday, October 5th. The worship leader will be the parish intern Rev Abigail Sines. This will be followed by a supper of sausages and potato wedges. All very welcome.
Note that the evening service of Holy Communion will go ahead at 7pm as usual in the church.
The Archbishop of Dublin has set the date for confirmation in this area as Sunday, February 1st, 2015. There will be two services that day, morning and afternoon, and as there is now a policy of gathering the candidates from a number of parishes together in one church, there may not be a service in St Paul’s. Those interested in being confirmed in 2015 (in at least second year at secondary school) should inform the Rector before Sunday, October 5th. Tel: 01 280 1616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will probably begin in November.
This Thursday’s Film Night (Sept 25th) will feature the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, staring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (above) in the Parish Centre at 8 pm. The film will be introduced by Philip Molloy, presenter on Newstalk of The Picture Show and Movies on the Right Hook. Admission free but book by emailing: email@example.com
Ms Abigail Sines (pictured below), who will be working part-time in the parish for the next nine months, will be ordained a deacon in Christ Church Cathedral next Sunday, September 21st, at 3.30pm. All are welcome.
Read about her journey to St Paul’s from Virginia in the US here:
There will be a Service of Harvest Thanksgiving at 10.30 am in St Paul’s this Sunday, September 14th, with speaker Lydia Monds of the Bishops’ Appeal.
It is also Sunday Club Welcome Day for children aged 4-11. Sunday Club children should come to church for the start of the harvest service then leave for the Parish Centre. Parents are invited to the centre after the service for coffee and a chat and to register their children for Sunday Club.
There will be a family outdoor service and barbecue in the church grounds this coming Sunday, September 7th. Please note the later starting time of 12 noon for the service, with food served afterwards. If the weather doesn’t co-operate, both events will go ahead indoors.
That same day we will welcome Abigail Sines and Nathan Barrett, who will both be starting work amongst us. Abigail, who is to be our intern deacon, is training for the full-time ordained ministry. She will be ordained deacon in Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, September 21st, at 3.30 pm, and will be with us on a part- time basis until June 2015. Nathan has been appointed as our new music group leader.
You can read a summary of Abigail’s fascinating journey to St Paul’s, from Virginia in the US, on the Dublin diocese web page at:
Dalkey Island Swim this Sunday
September 7th is also the day of the annual Dalkey Island Swim, at 1pm from the area of Maiden Rocks (Dalkey Island) to Coliemore Harbour in aid of Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda. Each swimmer must commit to raising a minimum of €50 when registering. Safety boats will be organised but swimmers participate at their own risk. If you want to take part, please contact Peter Cravenpcraven@eircom.net. At present, based on the number of safety boats, the swim is limited to 30, so it’s first come, first served.