Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sunday Worship podcast link and other news


Dear friends

Join us for worship online, on the phone or in the building today. 

with best wishes
Anne Le Bas

Worship podcast     Order of service
You can also access this podcast by phoning 01732 928061

In the church building today - May 29 Easter 7
10 am  Holy Communion & Baptism
6.30pm Evensong

During the week
Monday             2-3.30pm Talking Village in Deniz Cafe in the High Street

Wednesday      No Good Book Club this month
Thursday           JUBILEE -  Exhibition of Seal over the last 70 years opens in the village hall                               at 2pm- 6pm see details below. 

Friday                9.30am Morning Prayer in Church
                           10.30-12.30 Friday Group in the church hall
                           JUBILEE 10am - 2pm Seal History exhibition in the village hall
Saturday            JUBILEE10am - 2pm Seal History Jubilee exhibition in the village hall

                           JUBILEE 12 - 5pm Garden Safari - see details below

10 am   Holy Communion 
12 - 4pm JUBILEE - Seal Big Lunch on the Recreation Ground - see details below
6.30pm Evensong

Easter 7
Acts 16.16-34

Today's sermon explores the story from the book of Acts of Paul and Silas in prison after they had healed an enslaved girl who was being exploited by her owners. What does it mean to be free? What is true freedom and how do we find it?


Todays first Bible reading tells the story of Paul and his friend Silas, who heal an enslaved girl who is being forced to work by her owners, telling people's fortunes. The owners are angry with Paul and Silas because of this, and they are put in prison. 
Instead of being sad or angry, though, Paul and Silas pray and sing hymns in prison. Then there is an earthquake, and the prison doors burst open, but instead of running away, which will mean that the jailer is in trouble, they stay where they are. The jailer is so moved at their care for him, and their lack of fear in this terrible situation, that he asks to become a Christian too, and is baptised with all his household. He chooses to follow the way of Jesus, like Paul and Silas. 

  • Make some paper chains, and think about what it might have been like to be in prison with Paul and Silas. Pray for prisoners today. 
  • Paul and Silas were still giving thanks and praising God even in prison. What are you giving thanks for today? Sing a song together - how does singing make you feel? 
Jubilee celebrations in Seal
Like the rest of the country, Seal village will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next weekend.
Celebrations will include:
In the Village Hall
The exhibition in the hall will be open during the following times:- 
Thursday June 2nd from 2pm-6pm
Friday June 3rd from 10am-2pm
Saturday June 4th 10am - 2pm
Sunday June 5th 10am - Noon

Seal Garden Safari is on Saturday 4th June for the Queen's jubilee celebrations. 12 - 5pm for the Kent Air Ambulance. Tickets can be bought from Seal Supermarket on the high street in advance for £5 or from 2 Zambra Way on the day for £6.
There will be a grand raffle and plant sale at 2 Zambra Way TN15 0DJ. There are 12 gardens to visit and Lavender Fields are hoping to join in with a street party from 2.30pm with singing entertainment and refreshments. Do come along and support a local charity!

And on Sunday...Seal Big Lunch poster

NO GOOD BOOK CLUB ON WEDNESDAY Following my mother's death last weekend, I need to go down to Exeter to begin arranging her funeral. I will not be available, therefore, from Tuesday to Thursday of next week, so there will be no Good Book Club this month. Thank you for all your kind words and prayers this week.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION.  If you are interested in your child preparing to receive Holy Communion, there will be sessions after church (at around 11.15 am) on June 12,19 and 26.  We hope to admit them to communion at the Patronal Festival on July 3

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS FAITH WITH OTHERS? Why not join one of our home groups? They meet on Tuesday evenings (contact Babs Bartholomew or Wivine Turner) or Thursday mornings (Contact Kelly Durrant or Marion Gilchrist).

Monday afternoons between 2pm and 3.30 in Deniz's on the High Street. Buy a cup of tea or coffee and join us on the Talking Village table, for a chat and to make new friends, or catch up with old ones!
Saturdays - On the first Saturday of each month in Seal Library from 10.15-11.15am. Join us for a coffee whilst out browsing for your library books.
At both these venues, there will always be two hosts to welcome you, and we look forward to meeting with you and getting to know each other better.

Deniz's coffee shop still has some copies of our Seal Historical Guided Walk books for just £5 a copy. All proceeds go to the Seal Village Fund. A perfect time to walk around our beautiful village and see it through new eyes!

OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS - For more community news from Marion Gilchrist, check out the Know Your Neighbours blog. or email to ask to be put on her mailing list.

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