THE ETERNAL CHRIST

The Apostles Creed and the later Nicene Creed are two important documents of theological summary and history. Both creeds reveal historic Christian assumptions about  who God is, and what is God doing. However there are aspects of the creeds that should be examined to help to define the difference in meaning of the names Jesus and Christ.

Apostles Creed.  –  “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy  Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell…”

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All Saints’ Repair Fair

Excitement on social media is already growing about All Saints’ first Repair Fair, to take place on Saturday 19th Feb between 2 and 5pm.

We will be attempting to fix anything electrical that you can carry, from toasters to laptops, toothbrushes to radios, battery operated toys to table lamps, and more besides!

We will also be offering bike servicing and repair, and mending and alterations to clothes and fabrics.

Please book your repair using the button below. This is both to ensure we can fit you in (if at all possible) but also to avoid a Covid risk from overcrowding.

We are not professionals and can offer no guarantees, but will do our best in the time available to fix your item, or to advise you of your best options.

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Cornelia’s gives £6000 to charities

CORNELIA’S is delighted to announce that it is able to distribute £6,000 to the
following charities. This is a fantastic amount which will hopefully be well received by
the charities. A huge thank you to all customers and volunteers.
• £500 Citizen’s Advice Bureau (Harpenden)
• £1,000 The 267 Project
• £500 JUMP
• £500 STEP
• £1,000 Open Door (St Albans)
• £500 Orphans Know More
• £500 Rennie Grove Hospice
• £1,000 MIND in Mid Herts
• £500 Mercy Ships

Sermon:Harvest

Sermon – St Marys 260921 Harvest
Readings: Joel 2:21-27, Matthew 6:25-33

Have you noticed this wonderful water pump? Restored and renovated by Rob Hemmin to be part of our display today, it represents clean water for all and enough rain to water our crops; as we explore the theme of water. Our superb flower arranging team have put lots of thought into all of these windowsills to reflect our focus on Eco church: the areas where wild flowers were planted or encouraged to grow, to help our wildlife; the pollution of our seas, oceans and rivers; and the importance of our trees and woodlands.
I want to talk about our own use of water, and to take us beyond ourselves to the Bishops Harvest appeal “Water is Life”.

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Harpenden Child Contact Centre

Without the services of Harpenden Child Contact Centre, many separated families would be unable to meet their children after a relationship breakdown.  So local volunteers were delighted to meet Hitchin and Harpenden MP, Bim Afolami, when he dropped in at one of their fortnightly sessions at All Saints’ Church Hall in Harpenden recently.

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COP26 – Repair and Reuse

Countdown to COP
Sustainable St Albans

Unless they’ve been living under a rock, it can hardly have escaped anyone’s notice that the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 is happening in Glascow in November. Locally, Sustainable St Albans is running a series of blog postings entitled “Countdown to COP” to raise awareness of how we can all do our bit to counter perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.

Electricals and electronics constitute the fastest growing waste stream, and the carbon footprint of manufacturing replacements for all those gadgets is horrendous. Surely this isn’t good stewardship of this beautiful planet God has entrusted to us.

In the Sustainable St Albans blog this week, Philip Le Riche (All Saints’) shares his passion for fixing things, so avoiding or delaying throwing them away. You can read all about it on the Sustainable St Albans website, and maybe even get inspired to fix one or two things yourself! (Philip also gave an interview on Radio Verulam but unfortunately the link to the recording is no longer available as of Aug ’22.)

Announcing our updated parish website

Our website has been in need of refreshing for some while. This has been tricky for technical reasons, and so a complete replacement is now in place. There are likely to be errors and omissions, but in general we hope you like the feel of it.

In particular, the capacity to include a greater number of documents of peripheral nature, without making the site look cluttered. This is achieved primarily by categorising and tagging pages that cannot otherwise be found through the main menu.

Key to this is the “Search” page. Please explore the categories and tags to be found in that page.

You will find some of these ephemeral documents via the “parish -> articles” menu item. This facility may I hope prove to be a way in which articles that might previously have appeared in the “Link” magazine can be given a home.

We would be very pleased to have constructive feedback, both positive or negative, as the new website in its current form does not represent a static resource, but rather a starting point from which to grow. If you wish to be able to create posts on the website please let us know using that feedback link.

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