A Word from William
The Bible Society, Scripture Union and Wycliffe Bible Translations recently launched a bible reading ‘book’, E100. It is a Bible reading book based on 100 carefully selected readings, 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament. It starts at Genesis and runs to Revelations. ‘E’ stands for essential. You’ll see how all the major Bible themes fit together. Each reading includes commentary written in a warm and inviting style, plus many opportunities to record your insights into God’s Word, whether you’re a new or experienced Bible reader. The idea is to establish the regular habit of bible reading, whether it be individually, within the family or in groups.
The world’s bestselling book, the Bible, is in danger of becoming the least read. If you simply want to grasp the big picture of what the Bible is all about I think E100 is a great opportunity for anybody who has an interest in the Bible to make it more meaningful to them.
The book E100 is available from The Scripture Union Shop, 68-69 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 (Tel: 836 3764), or from their other shop on 87 Lower Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Tel: 280 2300) and also from The National Bible Society, 41 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 (Tel: 677 3272), either would gladly post the book out.
On 22nd September I attended a service to mark the 1st Anniversary for Ken Fetherston. Ken was a nephew of Anne Featherston who organised a Christmas concert in the Church annually. You may recall that Ken went missing and subsequently his body was found on St. Bridgit’s day in the Dublin mountains. The anniversary service was held in Mount Argus.
On 23rd September the ICA held a service to remember past members in Tymon North Community Centre which I attended. They have at least 5 parishioners from St. Maelruain’s as members. They also had the judging of their craft work.
Claudia Hoareau (who is the girlfriend of Liz Berkley’s son Jonathan) spoke to us in Church earlier this summer on her intended trip to Uganda. She has since returned and she will be coming back to visit on 24th November to host tea / coffee after the family service with donations going to fundraise for the roofing of a new crèche in Uganda where she had volunteered.
I am looking forward to our Harvest service and Obinna returning for a presentation on 15th October.
God Bless, William.
On Saturday 4th September the marriage of Robert Coleand Fleur Stringer took place here in St. Maelruain’s. We wish Robert and Fleur every future happiness.
On 31st August the burial of baby Marty Rigley took place. Marty’s parents are Hilary O’Halloran and Mark Rigley. Our sincere condolences to them both on their loss.
We had the baptism of Charlie Cox on 18th September. Charlie is the baby son of Wendy Kane and Brian Cox. Please pray for Charlie and his family as he begins his Christian life.
Our Harvest service will take place on Friday 15th October at 8pm. Rev. Obinna Ulogwara will be returning to Tallaght for the evening for a presentation from the parish. The service will be followed by tea / coffee in the Parish Centre.
On Sunday 17th at our 11.00am service we will have our Children’s Harvest.
There will be a ‘Hymns and Sacred Music’ concert in the Church on 19th November at 8.00pm. Free admission with a retiring collection in aid of BOTHAR.