Weekly Email w/b 1st May 2023
This weekend, up and down the nation, and across the Commonwealth, people will be celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. There will be street parties, bunting, flags, cake galore, and for some reason – quiche!
I wonder what will be going through King Charles’ mind during the whole event. Will he be nervous? Will he be emotional? Will he be scared? When Saul was declared king of Israel in the Bible, he hid behind some baggage, overwhelmed by the whole idea. David, on the other hand, leaned fully into God for help and support during his reign.
During the ceremony King Charles will be anointed with oil, specially prepared with olives from the Mount of Olives, and consecrated just outside Bethlehem. This anointing is the most sacred part of the whole event and will happen out of view behind a screen because it is such a special moment between the King of the United Kingdom and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords – Jesus, who sits enthroned in Heaven.
Whatever your personal views of the Royal Family, I hope that you will join me in praying for King Charles, that he will put his trust in Jesus, that he will be led and guided by the Holy Spirit, and that he will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. And that he too will perhaps enjoy a piece of quiche to mark the occasion.
Keith Moore (Pioneer Community Minister)
PS A final reminder about our Coronation event on 6th May. Big screens, great company and in a historic setting. Tea and coffees served, and why not bring cake “fit for a king” to share with others on this royal occasion! Given the service and procession might last a while you’re welcome to bring something picnic-related as well if you want to sit in the courtyard or church grounds and eat as well.
This Sunday we’ll be celebrating all-things-Coronation as well in different ways. Would you wear something red / white / blue as we get together? We’ll be praying for our country, offering opportunities to be anointed with oil fit for a king, and hopefully some kingly cake to share together!
In the morning services Keith Moore will be speaking across the three morning congregations at Trinity as we continue to explore some of the images which Jesus and the early church came to speak of when referring to life in the Spirit, and how we might live that out today. Meanwhile Fi Iddon will be speaking in the evening as we continue our series called “How to hear God” based on Pete Greig’s really amazing book and online course.
Trinity Youth and Trinity Kids continue as usual, though we are aware a few families might be off doing Bank Holiday type activities. Anon and Pathfinders are meeting in their usual way, with Trinity Kids meeting in the Bradbury Hall.
We’re hosting another community event in May with REVS making a welcome return. For the classic car fan and petrol-head in your life – as well as those who love music, people, crafts, activities, hog roasts and whatever else – REVS takes place on 20th May here in the Trinity Centre and outdoor areas. These sorts of events can be a really great way to invite people with you. Who might you be inviting?
Sunday 21st May is our Annual Meeting, the yearly opportunity to review, enthuse and pray about year behind us and the months ahead. We meet at 630pm in the Trinity Centre, and alongside worship and stories this is a really great opportunity to hear things about our life at Trinity which you might not be aware of. Reports and some of the written things will be ready over the next few days, and will be available from our website or to pick up in church
Talking Annual meetings…:
If you haven’t yet done so would you consider joining what we call the ELECTORAL ROLL for those who want to say “count me in” to life here at Trinity. Click here for more.
We’re also looking for some more people to join our PCC, who meet six times a year to oversee all sorts of aspects of our ministry and mission here. Find out more by talking to one of the staff team…
More details on our website, or back of church, or chat to one of the team.
The May and June edition of Trinity Life is now out. You’ll find details of what’s coming up in a new season of life for us here at Trinity, including Sunday services, online gatherings, children and youth news, and ways to get involved. Pick up a copy at Church or from Cafe Connect, or take a view online.
There’s a plant sale at Holy Trinity Belle Vue again this year on Saturday 13th May, with proceeds going towards the work of the church there. If you would like to contribute plants for sale, please contact Julian Durbin (via the Church Office) to arrange collection or delivery of the plants. And do come on the day! We start at 10am, and alongside amazing plants for those feeling suitably green-fingered there will also be refreshments and cakes.
Many people live with the experience of dementia, whether through a personal diagnosis, or for those they care for and support. Head to Heart is a video resource produced through Lichfield diocese using the personal experience of Sarah Thorpe and family who supported their dad through his diagnosis.
Join us for an hour to view parts of this film and discuss what living with dementia is like, led by David Latcham, Dementia Link Worker for Alzheimer’s Society.
4-5pm, Friday 19 May, Café Connect, Unit 9, The Morris Radbrook Centre, Bank Farm Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 6DU
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Last month we kicked off our first “Expresso”, our monthly caffeine shot on mission and discipleship. We took as our subject “how to keep your faith and be on social media”, and in twenty minutes tried to give a taster of a really important subject. You can catch-up and watch again online by clicking the link below on our website. And watch out for our next event coming on Facebook Live in May, looking at “how to pray when there’s big stuff going on.”
Catch up – and future editions of Espresso
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