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St. Peter's Fun Day
Face painting, bouncy castles, food and lots of fun arrived at Plas Machynlleth today. Yes it was St. Peter's Church Fun Day again. Even the drizzling rain couldn't put people off from having fun. As you can see from the pictures, only one person didn't want to get wet and that was becasue she didn't want her newly painted face washed off.
Many thanks to everyone who helped organise the day and also to everyone who attended.
Pictures are courtesy of Rev. Canon Kath Rogers.
I'll get that rat next time.
Maybe next time...
I think one us is the wrong way up.
I'm glad it was a soft landing.
The story trail.
Smile for the camera.
I'm waiting patiently.
Is it nearly my turn?
Rapping in the rain.
I've got the next ball ready for you.
Let's see, that's 1, 2, 3...
The Mothers' Union
Slate Painting and Brass Rubbing.
A well desrerved bite to eat.
I don't want my face to wash off!
It's a gooooaaaaaal. Oh he saved it!
Holy Trinity Corris - News
On the 11th July Corris and District Clwb -y-Deri “over 55’s” travelled to Brecon with Lloyd’s Coaches, with many thanks to the driver for his kindness and patience as always.
The weather was dull with rain on the way, however, everyone remained cheerful and the sun was out to greet us in Brecon.
Lunch was enjoyed at the “Clarence Inn” the food was hot and tasty served cheerful and helpful staff.
After lunch we travelled to Brecon canal, were Dragon Cruises took us on a two and a half hour journey in one of the narrow boats. The trip was so peaceful and relaxing, gliding through trees, bushes and wild flowers growing along the banks, with the occasional wave to walker’s on the tow-path.
Travelling through a lock to reach our destination and then the return. On the return journey we were served a Cream Tea, upon arrival at the Port, we climbed on the bus and made our way home.
Thanks to Tony for arranging a wonderful day out and everyone who contributed to the day.
Thanks to God for the fellowship of the Clwb, for the beautiful places to visit and the ability to do so.
The Parable of the Rich Fool
Luke 12 Verses 16 - 21
16. And he told then the parable,saying “The land of a rich man produced plentiful,
17 and he thought to himself “What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store crops?”
18. And he said, “I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”
20. But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?”
21. So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.”
I wonder how many of us, like the “rich fool” on finding ourselves with a bumper harvest, a windfall of money, or even money saved over many years of careful or frugal living, would want to put their wealth in a secure place to give security for the future?
Is Jesus telling us off for building bigger barns? Is he telling us to give all our wealth away for charitable purposes, in order to be rich towards God.
There is a parallel story in the Old Testament. Joseph in Egypt, storing grain in huge barns during the 7 years of plenty, in order to feed the hungry in the 7 years of famine: and yes, Joseph - the servant comes good and becomes the hero we all respect and love. (Genesis 40) has Jesus got this story wrong, should he not be praising the entrepreneurial, careful “rich fool”
Actually there is a fundamental difference between these two stories. Joseph stores the grain for then benefit of everyone, he uses his leadership and administration skills for the well being of the wider community. However, the “rich fool” uses his good fortune “ the abundant harvest” simple for himself. “To take life easy, eat, drink and be merry” He goes and buys his third yacht and sunbathes in the Caribbean!
I’m sure that Jesus is not criticising wealth creation, but we are expected to be responsible in the way we use our wealth, and part of being responsible is to love our neighbour, for to care for our neighbour is to be close to God.
The Mission to Seafarers Flag Day
The grand total of £188.94 was raised, thanks once again to all the collectors.
Christian Aid Collection
The Christian Aid Week collection amounted to £2313.49.
Many thanks to all the House to House collectors for their continued support.