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The Word This Week – 7th May

Dear Friends in the Northwest

This Sunday is the fifth Sunday of Easter. This Sunday and next, there will be a service in Ullapool. This is also, of course, the coronation weekend. The Scottish Episcopal Church has provided a prayer for use on this occasion which can be found in the News and Notices section of this website.

The next meeting of the monthly Bible study group, looking at Parables, will be on Monday 8th May at 5.00p.m. at Joy’s house.

On the afternoon of Saturday 13th May, there will be a reflective walk at Leckmelm Garden, similar to that which some of us enjoyed at Lael Forest Garden last September. The reserve date is Saturday 20th May. It would be helpful if you would let me know if you plan to attend so that, if the weather is awful, I can let you know if we decide to postpone. I hope to hold a similar event in the early autumn in the Lochinver area.

On Sunday 14th May, Bryn Higgs will be giving a presentation after the service in Ullapool (over coffee) about his experiences as a UN Human Rights observer in Palestine. Some of us remember the short introduction he gave before he went to Palestine last October, so this the follow up.

The St Mary’s Environmental Group has produced its first newsletter to keep us up to date with issues and events. This has been sent to the St Mary’s congregation. However, I feel its contents are of wider interest and it can also be found on our website www.nwcharge.org in the News & Notices Section. If you don’t have access to the website and would like me to send you a paper copy, please ask.

I would particularly like to draw your attention to the revival of our Green Screen initiative. The first of the new series of films, Honeyland, is on Wednesday 17th May at 7.30 pm at the Ferry Terminal – see the Environment Group newsletter for more details.

As previously mentioned, from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th May, Rev’d Val, a Lutheran pastor who ministers in the Anglican Church in Canada, will be visiting us. If there is anything you think she particularly ought to see or do on the Tuesday when I plan to take her around our area, please let me know.

On Saturday 27th May, the Achiltibuie, Lochinver and Kinlochbervie congregations are having a joint day of worship, fellowship and reflection in the Assynt Centre in Lochinver at which we will be joined by Bishop Mark. I will be emailing about this separately, but now is the time to let me know if you are intending to come so that we can plan accordingly.

Finally, my grateful thanks to Fr David and Fr John for providing cover during my recent holiday.

With love and prayers

Rev’d Clare

Please click the link below for this week’s reflection

23 05 Easter 5.pdf