Today:  16th July 2017 : Fifth Sunday after Trinity

 

THE WEEK AHEAD:

 

Tuesday 18th July

Wednesday 19th July

Thursday 20th July

·                                 09.30    Holy Communion

·                                 15.45    PCC Afternoon tea with +Nicholas

·                                 16.30    Tea continues with the wider community representatives

Friday 21st  July

·         17.30     Friday Knights Youth Group

·         18.45     Choir practice

·         19.30     Bell ringing

Saturday 22nd July

·                                 14.30    Wedding of Sean Eaves and Danielle Harper

·                                 10.00    Craft fair in the hall with strawberry teas

Next Sunday: PATRONAL FESTIVAL

·         14.30   Songs of Praise

 

PRAYER FOCUS

Our Patronal Festival celebrations and the episcopal visitation this coming week; organisers of the raft race; farmers as they begin to harvest their crops; all whose work is affected by Brexit decisions.

 

PATRONAL FESTIVAL WEEKEND

SATURDAY 22nd JULY

·         10.00 – 16.00 Mission Matters Art and Craft Sale in the hall and Art Display in church. Can you help serve strawberry teas? See Victoria if so!

SUNDAY 23rd JULY

·         10.30 Festal Eucharist. This year we will be joined by +Nicholas, Bishop of Grantham, as part of his episcopal visitation to our parish. Do come along and bring a friend! The morning service will include the Haydn Little Organ Mass, with string quartet accompaniment.

·         12.00 Hog Roast Tickets are now on sale from Victoria Worthington (£7.50 adult, £3.00 children). Live music supplied by Moonlighters Band. Please bring your friends along – there are still places we need to fill.

·         14.30 Songs of Praise Thank you for your suggestions – we now have enough hymns!

 

RAFT RACE ~ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We will be taking a tombola stall at the raft race on Sunday 6th August. Ideally 6 people are required for this so that no one has to man the stall all day. We are also providing people to help with traffic management: Simon Marshall is looking for 6 volunteers for this from 9.30am onwards. Can you help? It is important that we have a presence at all community events. There will also be a Churches Together stall and an act of worship will be taking place – see Kate Drewett or Jan Fisk if you can help with any of these activities!

 

TESCO COMMUNITY FUND

If you shop at Tesco’s, please make sure you get a token to vote for Tesco supporting the Priory Hall repairs which we so desperately need! We stand to get either £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000, depending on whether we come first, second or third in the Community Fund stakes.