WEEKLY NOTICES | 17 MARCH 2019

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17 March 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

          

              9.30am           All Age Service

Luke 13.31-end                                    pg. 1047

              10.30-11am      Coffee In Hall (Anthony Sutton Home Group)            

              11.15am           Morning Prayer

Genesis 15.1-12, 17-18                        pg. 15

Luke 13.31-end pg. 1047

              6.00pm           Holy Communion

Jeremiah 22.1-9, 13-17 pg. 780

Luke 14.27-33 pg.1048

 

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WELCOME: A warm welcome to anyone with us for the first time.

Please make yourself known and ask for our introductory leaflet.

Children: (5-11years old) begin the service in the church and go to Jiffy in

the Church Hall just before the Bible reading.

FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN: there is a crèche in the room under the tower

at the 9.30am service. Activity Bags for small children are available

—as well as emergency supplies — please ask at the back of church.

PRAYER: There is an opportunity for prayer, for yourself or others,

in the Pemberton Chapel between the morning services.

THERE IS A LOOP SYSTEM in this church for the hard of hearing.

At the 9.30 am service, please sit in-between the pillars for the best reception.

At the 11.15am service, please sit outside the pillars for best reception.

THOSE WITH HEARING AIDS SHOULD TURN TO “T”

others should ask for a “hand held” aid.

 

NEXT WEEK

24 March 2019

Third Sunday of Lent

          

              9.30am           4th Sunday Service

Luke 13.1-9                                             pg. 1046

              10.30-11am              Coffee In Hall (Tony Smith Home Group)            

              11.15am Morning Prayer

Isaiah 55.1-9 pg. 742

Luke 13.1-9 pg. 1046

              6.00pm Reflective Worship

tbd

 

EVENTS THIS WEEK

18 March — 23 March

Monday 18            10am                Bumps & Babes at Church

                                  6.30pm           Clued Up in the Church Hall

                                  6.30pm           Alpha at the Rectory

Wednesday 20    12noon           Lent Lunches in the Church Hall              1.00pm         Lenten Meditation in the church

                                  7.30pm           Choir Practice

Thursday 21        10-12 noon     T & C at St Mary’s

                                 10.30am         Holy Communion

                                  7.45pm          Prayer, Praise & Presence

Friday 22               8.00pm         Bellringing Practice

Saturday 23          4.00pm         Music Group Practice

                                  7.00pm         Friends’ Bangers & Mash Evening (see left)

 

Please pray:

For those who are Ill: Liz Hodgson, Beryl Apted, John Dixon, Lorna Haverson,  Chris Hurst, Rex Charles, Hugo Lamberty, Michael Marron, Lindy Schiff, Bob Trusler, Avril Bird (Rex Charles’ sister), Claire Pettit.

For the bereaved relatives and friends of:   John Holloway whose Funeral will be held in the St Leonard’s Church, Catworth, at 11.30am on Wednesday 20 March.

For local ministries: Pray for all the clergy in our town as they minister to their congregations and the wider population.

For our Partners in Mission : CPAS VENTURES AND FALCONS:

Pray for Bridgwater Ventures, two Venture Camps in Somerset being led by David White and Helen Pattinson. Bridgwater 1 is for school years 4-8; Bridgwater 2 caters for school years 9-13 and gives young people a chance to develop creative worship skills by majoring in drama, dance, music or visual art. Pray for those who attend

and the leaders in the activities, friendships and worshipping that will go on.

A date for your Diary: see the back page for our Bring-and-Share Lunch 24 March.

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Lent lunches 12 noon

Lent Lunches will be served in the Church Hall each Wednesday during Lent

followed by a time of meditation in the church . Donations for Christian Aid.

Thank you to everyone who helped last Wednesday to prepare and serve the Lent Lunch.

 

Prayer, Praise & Presence

THURSDAY 21 MARCH—7.45pm

Don’t miss out on this special informal evening,  waiting upon God and rejoicing in his presence with us.

 

BANGERS AND MASH EVENING—SATURDAY 23 MARCH, 7pm

plus Honky Tonk piano and singalong in the Church Hall.

Tickets from “Friends” or 652222 are now available (£8 and £6 members)

Bring your own bottle—glasses provided.

 

VISIT BY MISSION PARTNERS: BRIAN AND VAL HODGKIN: 24 March            

Our mission partners from Wycliffe Bible Translators—Brian and Val—will be joining us on 24 March for our morning services. We will also be having a Bring & Share lunch that day after church. Please put it in your diary now!

 

CHURCH ANNUAL MEETINGS: —2 APRIL, 7.30pm

The Annual Vestry and APCM will be on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 in Church.

Please see the Electoral Roll at the back of church to ensure you are included. Forms are available if you need to complete one. Nomination forms for Church Warden and PCC members are now available.

LENT COLLECTION 2019

The Lent Collection this year will be for Tearfund. Please take a collecting box or a jar and fill it with your loose change.

 

CHURCH OFFICE

The Church Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday this week from 10am to 12noon. Please have all notices for next week’s notice sheet at the Church Office by 10am on Thursday by placing in the letter box outside the office, phoning: 412235 or emailing: stmaryschurchoffice@btinternet.com.

 

GRAPEVINE DEADLINE: APRIL EDITION

Today is the deadline for articles and notices for the April issue. Please send items to Jude: missjudecurtis@btinternet.com as soon as possible.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 AREA MISSION GET-TOGETHER – FRIDAY 29 MARCH, 10.30am

St Peters Church , Coffee 10.30, Lunch 12noon, £7. Daniel Kirk talking about his work in Chile for CMS. More information see Edna Wadsworth (357253)

 

YOUTH EVENT! FIRE CHURCH—SAT 30 MARCH, 7-9pm PETERBOROUGH CATH’L

Food, Worship, Music and a few surprises: an event for Youth Groups 11-18. FREE admission via Eventbrite.  Dress warm for outdoors! See Helen Smedley.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB—MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 15-17 APRIL

Easter Holiday Club from 9.30am to 12 noon. Kids learn about Easter and have loads of fun! Cost is £15 (£5 per day) for the first child and £6 (£2 per day) for siblings.  Booking forms are now available at the back of church.

ContactLynne on 01933 353655 or email lynne@lateralflow.co.uk for more details.

 

Agape—Thursday 18 april. 7pm

This special Maundy Thursday event takes place in the Church Hall sharing a meal together as we remember the Last Supper.

Tickets now available at £4 each from Martin Compton.