Today: 14th January 2018: 2nd SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

·       09.50    Children’s Church (in the hall)

·       10.00 Sung Communion with prayers for healing

·       14.00 Plough Service  DON’T FORGET THE PLOUGH LUNCH TODAY AT 12 NOON IN THE HALL!

 

THE WEEK AHEAD:

Wednesday 17th January

·       09.30   Holy Chaos Toddler Service

·       19.30   Housegroup meets at 45 Crowson Way. All welcome!

 

Thursday 18th January

·       09.30 Holy Communion

·       14.30  Music for a While at Cranmore Farm with Philip Astle’s choices of ”Water Music, but not that one”!!

 

Friday 19th January

·       17.30 Friday Knights

·       18.45 Choir practice

·       19.30 Bell ringing

 

 

Next Sunday: Third Sunday of Epiphany  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

·       10.00  Family Communion

·       18.00  Churches Together Service at St. Guthlac’s, Market Deeping

 

THIS WEEK'S PRAYER FOCUS

The healing prayer group; all exploring their vocation and faith at the beginning of a new year; the Bishop’s initiative for Learning Communities; those who advertise in our parish magazine; the people of California in the wake of recent mud slides, and all who help them.

 

HALL BOOKING SECRETARY – STILL URGENT!

Tony has had to step down as hall bookings secretary, so we are looking for a replacement. Could this be you? The job entails using the dedicated mobile phone to take bookings and arranging access to the hall for casual users (regular users all have keys). The hall is an important part of our ministry as an outreach opportunity, especially now that the kitchen has been improved. Please pray about this and let Rev Sue or the wardens know if you can help. For more information, see Nick Drewett, who is kindly holding the fort in the interim, despite having many other warden’s duties. We are hugely grateful to him for stepping in temporarily but must not trespass on his goodwill for longer than necessary.

 

ADVANCE NOTICES

CHURCHES TOGETHER AGM

The AGM for Churches Together will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th January at Open Door Baptist Church. All welcome!

 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

There will be a service at St Guthlac’s Church, Market Deeping, next Sunday at 6.00pm to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. All welcome.

 

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Bishop Christopher is initiating a project called Learning Communities across the diocese. The idea is to partner with churches in other areas of the diocese to see whether we can share ideas and mission opportunities with similarly placed parishes. There will be a launch service at the cathedral on Saturday 3rd February, followed by a lunch, for interested parties. Our PCC has signed up to hear more about this: if you would be interested in attending the launch, please have a word with Rev Sue.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations are due to our Rural Dean, Philip Brent, who has been made an honorary canon of the cathedral. His installation will be on 3rd February in the evening. This is a great honour, and we send him our congratulations.

 

BAPTISM REUNION

We are planning to invite back the baptism candidates from last year to a reunion service followed by party refreshments. Would anyone like to take responsibility for collating the invitations and getting them delivered? And would anyone like to make a baptism cake for the occasion? This will be on 4th February - First Sunday Praise with a difference! Please have a word with Rev Sue if you can help.

 

MUSIC @ THE PRIORY 2018

 

Aspects of Love

 

3.00pm on 11th February

 

Come and hear Rutland Big Band and enjoy themed refreshments.

Tickets £10 from Victoria Worthington (01778 343860) or on the door