19th March 2017 : 3rd Sunday in Lent
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Wednesday 15th March
Thursday 16th March
Friday 17th March
Saturday 18th March
Next Sunday: Mothering Sunday (Lent 4)
PRAYER FOCUS: Those organising or attending Lent courses in our local churches; all those preparing for marriage; all in danger of starvation in the Middle East and Africa and those who seek to provide aid.
Can you spare any time on Saturday 25th March to help put up some displays? We can mount pictures in the morning in church, but then need to carry them into the hall in the afternoon. We also need some cakes for tea-time! Offers to Margaret Flegg, please!
Mission Matters are running their Soup and Sandwich kitchen on Thursdays from 12.00-1.30pm in the hall.
Our daytime Lent course is based on the film “The King’s Speech”. This is taking place on Thursday afternoons, after the Lent lunches.
QUIZ NIGHT ~ 1st APRIL, 7.00pm
Please support the quiz night for Churches Together Mission. Tickets £5 from Jan Fisk or Kate Drewett! Price includes supper and dessert: bring your own drinks.
GOOD FRIDAY CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
This year we are planning to run an afternoon session for children on Good Friday, which will enable us to take part in the Churches Together walk of witness in the morning after the service here. Can you help, either by running an activity or helping with the hot cross bun tea at the end? See Rev Sue if so.
MUSIC @ THE PRIORY 2017
Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help with publicity! However, for the series to be a success, we still need more individuals to take responsibility for distributing posters for the concerts. Perhaps you could choose just one concert and be responsible for putting up posters that we will give you to distribute? You will be given a list of poster sites along with the requisite number of posters, so it couldn’t be easier! Please put your name alongside a concert on the list at the back of church – many thanks!
CHURCH CLOSURE AND PREPARATIONS FOR IT
The church will be closed on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March so that woodworm treatment can be carried out. Apologies for any inconvenience! Holy Chaos will meet in the hall on 29th, although the church should be back to normal by then. Meanwhile, next Sunday may we have a few minutes after the service to move kneelers and clear areas in preparation for the treatment? Thank you!