Today: 18th March 2018: 5th Sunday of Lent: Passion Sunday
· 09.50 Children’s Church (in the hall)
· 10.00 Sung Communion with prayers for healing
· 11.30 Baptism of Annie Elizabeth Irving
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Wednesday 21st March
· 09.30 Holy Chaos Toddler Service
· 19.30 House group at 45 Crowson Way
Thursday 22nd March
· 09.30 Holy Communion
· 12.00 Lent Lunch (hall)
Friday 23rd March
· 17.30 Friday Knights
· 18.45 Choir practice
· 19.30 Bell ringing
Next Sunday, 25th March: Palm Sunday
· 09.00 Allsorts service (in the hall) followed by breakfast
· 09.50 Blessing of palms (on the green) and procession with donkeys into church
· 10.00 Sung Eucharist with dramatised reading of the Passion narrative
THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS
Provision for the interregnum; our church musicians; the vicarage refurbishment; Brexit negotiations; nuclear discussions between America and North Korea.
Mission Matters are serving the last of the soup and sandwiches lunches in the hall this Thursday from 12.00-1.30pm. Do come along, especially if you have missed the opportunity so far!
We shall be judging today’s entries (hot cross buns) after the service. Please use your coloured dot to vote, either by taste or appearance. The winner will be announced at the end of morning coffee!
Have you picked up your recipe for week 6 of the Bake-Off? The sixth dish (Easter Men) is due on 25th March! Just bring it along to the 10.00 service NEXT WEEK and either stay for the judging afterwards or return in an hour to see if you have won.
I have been asked whether we might have an Easter Day finale to the Bake-Off, with a free choice of dishes on offer, with an Easter theme. While my immediate reaction is that everyone may well be too busy, I am happy to reconsider if there is sufficient interest. NB Nobody has commented since last week, so things remain in the balance….! Rev Sue
The service next week begins with the Palm Sunday liturgy on the green, followed by procession into church. If you are able to take part in the outside service, please assemble for 9.50am, otherwise come straight into church and await the arrival of the procession.
If you would like to sign up to read a role in the Passion Gospel next Sunday, please look for the list at the back of church.
NEW CHOIR MASTER
We are delighted that Jeremy Jepson has agreed to become our new choir master following Charles’ departure. We look forward to a smooth transition and give thanks that our music ministry will continue to be in such capable hands. Thank you, Jeremy!
CHILDREN’S CHURCH ON 8th APRIL
Can anyone volunteer to lead Children’s Church next month? Please see Vicky Billyard or Rev Sue if so. Thank you!
Rev Sue and Charles will be having their farewell on Sunday 15th April, and there will be a bring and share lunch after the morning service. Do have a look at the sign-up list of food items and, if you are bringing a contributio0n, tear off the relevant slip so that we know what is still needed. There may well be extra guests coming along on the day, so please be ready to bring a little extra for non-regular congregation members that day. Thank you!