A Message from our Rector Mark:
Working in Partnerships: Harvest this year will be as special as ever. Songs of Praise at Saxtead at 6pm and in Framlingham at 11am a Family Service – in partnership with the College (who invite us to lunch afterwards) and with the Baptists. The service will include favourite hymns – old and new for all age ranges but at both services ‘We plough the fields and scatter’ will definitely be sown. Not sure about all the words but it wouldn’t be Harvest without it.
Since the hymn was written so much more about the soil, seeds, meteorology… has been discovered and understood – but will never be entirely controlled by humanity. Our task now is to work in partnership with the Creator as stewards of his creation. But with our ancestors we will sing loud and sincerely – ‘Now thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all his love.’ I hope that love inspires us to care for creation properly and respectfully. To give thanks for those who work on the land and for the sharing of its resources.
On a different tack there is another partnership – more local – which is worth a mention. The Town Council and the PCC are working together on the renewal of St Michael’s Rooms into a new Hall for the community. Both sides hope to work through the many issues which face such a project in order to produce a worthy building of interest and utility that will help Framlingham come together as a community.
In October – pray for good partnerships.
St Michael’s Church News:
Baptisms in October: Sienna Mae Falcucci will be baptised in the service on Sun 21st Oct.
Confirmation: If you or anyone you know are interested in being confirmed please get in touch with Mark. You can never be too old to be confirmed, but you do have to be 10!
One World Week Coffee Morning: In Church on Sat 27th Oct 9.30 – 12noon. In aid of The Friends of the Delhi Brotherhood and Fairtrade. Delicious homemade cakes!
Concerts in St Michael’s:
East Anglian Academy Celebrity Organ Recital: Sun 21st Oct, 3pm – 4.30pm Stephen Farr plays music from Rameau, Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Distler and Judith Bingham. Tickets £12 (free to school-age students). Refreshments available.
The Rupa Ensemble: Sat 27th Oct at 7.30pm – Julian Marshall presents The Rupa Ensemble. An Octet of singers and music by Julian Marshall, Purcell, Stravinsky, Messiaen and William Byrd. A wide range of tickets to suit all pockets, for more information go to www.rupaconcert.evenbrite.co.uk and general enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org