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and how we can encounter and grow in Him.  



10th July 2022

Preaching Series:
What is Church?
 


What is Church

5: Caretakers of Creation


9.00am 
Holy Communion in Church

Preaching: Rev'd Pippa Ford
Presiding: Rev'd Pippa Ford

(with breakfast after the service)

10:30am

 Morning Service 
with Holy Communion 
& The Spring 

Leading: Anne WardPreaching : Rev'd Pippa Ford
Presiding: Rev'd Pippa Ford
Prayers: Anne Ward
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10th July - 3pm Living with Loss service 
- with tea and cake
Living with Loss

Here is a link to the songs we are using here at St Michaels so you can listen to them and become familiar with them - just scan the photo when on Spotify and it will come up with the playlist!

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Attention!

Our large cedar opposite the main church door is being reduced on Wednesday 20th July 2022 from 8.15 am and will take up most of the day. 

This means the driveway up to the church door will closed for the day, access to the church will be through the hall door only and parking only in the bottom or top carpark. 

Any queries please speak to Hilary.

 


8.50am Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday - 

Visit the Church Calendar on this website for the Zoom link for each dayMorning Prayer every Wednesdayin Church at 9.00am


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         Rev'd Pippa Ponders

It was a very special day yesterday being at the cathedral together with friends, old and new, from St Michael’s to celebrate with Anne her ordination as Deacon.

Many congratulations Anne, and we look forward to your ordained ministry amongst us here at St Michaels. 

Anne Ordination

It was a great reminder yesterday that in each of our journeys of faith many people are involved along the way – God uses all sorts of people to encourage, inspire and challenge us. The other side of this is that we too influence others; we each have our own circle of people, individual to us, who we can inspire and encourage. Often it is just one sentence that can stir something deep inside someone to take a step into something that God is calling them to. For some that is ordained ministry, as with Anne, but actually each person is called by God in a way individual and suited to them. 

We need to remember that any calling from God is not for our own benefit or purposes; if we think of the passage from 1 Corinthians 12: 12 -13 we are challenged that  “There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ.  We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body.” A body does not function so well without all of its parts. We need each person to follow what God is calling them to do, in order that the body of Christ, for us that is his church here at St Michael’s, works as it should. We all have different giftings and passions, and no one person can or should do it all – not even the vicar!!  It is God’s plan that we work together, following His promptings, to see His kingdom come. 

So let’s reflect this week on the words of that beautiful hymn “ I the Lord of sea and sky” 

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard My people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart
 

As we ponder on these words, what might God be calling us to as individuals for the sake of his kingdom?

And let’s ask Him too who he might be wanting us to encourage this week, that they might step into their calling too. 

Love Pippa

Rev'd Pippa Ford

Vicar, St Michael’s Camberley.


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Are you currently exploring or considering ordained ministry in the Church of England then join a vocational retreat at St. Columba’s House, Woking  14th - 16th October led by The Revd. Haydon Wilcox
 
Amid so much stress and mental health issues would you be Interested in attending a course of three evenings on14th, 21st & 28th July to explore Compassion for ourselves and towards others?  It is run by The Revd. Haydon Wilcox at St. Columba’s House, Woking
 

Contact: admin@stcolumbashouse.org.uk or ring 01483 766498 for more details.


Please see the church calendar for Zoom links Button

Livestream

Live Stream:



  


Upcoming dates for your diary
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14th July at 7.30pm at the Church
Deanery Eco Meeting
Deanery Eco Meeting
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16th July 10am - 4pm
Retreat Day at the Vicarage
Retreat Day
Please bring your own lunch, 
drinks are provided.
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17th July - 6pm to 8pm

20 - 30's Social Evening at the Vicarage.

20 to 30s social

Please bring drinks to share

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What is Church?

What is Church

10th July  – Caretakers of creation

17th July  – Caring for all

24th July  – Funded for a purpose


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Mothers Union Meetings:

July 12th, August 9th 



Would you like to give to St Michael’s Church?

We would really love you to join with us in supporting our ministry here in Camberley.

At St Michaels we are:

  • A growing community exploring faith and open to all.
  • A church who want to Share God's love in our church and wider community
  • Seeking to bless the community by running and growing our children's and youth work 
  • Developing our wider ministry and exploring fresh ways to connect with our town. 
  • Committed to looking after our beautiful church building as a peace-filled place of prayer and worship for Camberley
  • Supporting mission locally and abroad to help others know God
We are totally reliant on giving to support our work, so thank you for your generosity


Light the Spire
Spire

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Why not Light the Spire to celebrate a Birth, Anniversary, or
a special occasion or in memory of a loved one.

Send a few words which we will put in the weekly newsletter email and also add to our website on the "Light the Spire" page.
www.stmichaelscamberley.com 

For further details contact the office
office@stmichaelscamberley.com

Covid Guidance in Church 
  
We have a collective responsibility to look after our church family and give people the choice to stay as safe as possible and to be comfortable as they worship at St Michael’s.  
  • Our welcomers will wear masks at the entrance to the Church.
  • We continue to advise all people to hand sanitise on entering and leaving the building.  This is good practice. There are masks available to those who wish to wear one.
  • There are red stickers available to wear for those who would prfer to sit at a distance from others.
  • We will continue to ventilate the worship area (the nave) as best we can during the services.
  • Coffee after the services is available in the hall - but for those who would prefer to stay socially distanced they may prefer not to come to that, or to take their drink out of the hall and to chat socially distanced at the back of church. 
We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe and enabling us all to worship together.  We ask that  we would all act with wisdom and grace, being respectful of each other’s preferences. 

With every blessing
 
Church Wardens and Clergy 
                     

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We invite you to join us for prayer

Keep in touch with God and with each other 

    No-one needs to feel alone or isolated

We meet for prayer by Zoom every weekday morning at 8.50am   weekday daily prayer by zoom

Simple Prayers that we will use  Simple Prayer Download

Email Rev'd Anne for your Prayer Request  

Church of England National Daily Prayer  Church of England Daily prayer

Try Praying


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Parish Office Opening Times: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm

  Phone:  01276 23602 

If you leave a message it will be answered as soon as possible

or Email anytime  office@stmichaelscamberley.com

Sue Nichols - Parish Office Administrator

Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms & all Pastoral needs 

Vicar,  Rev'd Pippa Ford

Phone 07814 847 436


Email Vicar - Rev'd. Pippa Ford


Rev'd Anne Mitchell:    07770848276

Email Rev'd. Anne Mitchell  

Charity Number: 1132852


Safeguarding

The PCC of St Michael's is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Particular regard is given to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We are fully committed to the protocols set by the Diocese. Diocesan Safeguarding Advice is available from:-Jackie Broadfoot on 07918 559387. For further information please see the Diocesan Safeguarding website.

Safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults is very important to us. You can read about our safeguarding policy (including contact details for our Safeguarding Officer) here  

Lone working policy  Click the link

Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?  Click the link

Our Safeguarding Officer is Hilary Turner, and she can be contacted on 07747301716  and at   hilaryjturner@hotmail.co.uk


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