2018 April 29 Pew News

Services

Sunday 29 April 2018 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
8.00am   Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am   All Age Parish Communion (celebrant Revd Andrew Doye;  preacher Revd Alison Green)
               Anthem:  You are the vine     John L Bell
               Voluntary:  Carillon de Westminster      Louis Vierne
11.15am Sung Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Alison Green)
               Readings:  Acts 8: 26-end; 1 John 4: 7-end; Psalm 22: 25-end; John 15: 1-8

Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord.

Monday 30 April to Friday 4 May 2018
8.30am Morning Prayer

Wednesday 2 May 2018
10.30am Holy Communion  (BCP) (Revd Frank Hillebrand)

Thursday 3 May 2018
7.30pm Deanery Confirmation Service, Bosham   -   All welcome

Friday 4 May 2018
The Rector's day off this week

Sunday 6 May 2018 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
8.00am   Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am   Parish Communion with Songs of Praise (Revd Andrew Doye)
               Readings:   Acts 10: 44-end;  1 John 5: 1-6;  Psalm 98;  John 15: 9-17
11.30am Baptism (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm   Evening Prayer (said) ( Martin Brown)


News and Events

Monday 30 April 2018 - 10.00am to 12 noon Drop In. There will be no Drop-in on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Friday 4 May 2018 -  12.30pm First Friday Lunch in support of Christian Aid.

Thursday 10 May 2018  Ascension Day - Do come to the sung communion service at 7.30pm, with guests from Funtington parish and their rector, Revd Christopher Huxtable, who is our preacher.

Ascension Day Walk with the Rector  - There will be a walk around the Parish boundary, with prayers along the way, starting with Morning Prayer at 8.30am at St John the Baptist Church. Speak to Revd Andrew Doye for details of the route, as there will be opportunities to join for part of the walk.

At the Annual Meeting  - Jane Stuttard and Jonathan Kipling were elected as Churchwardens, and Ali George and Andrew Turner as Deputies. Full Election results are posted in the North Porch.

Copies of the ‘Church Financial Times’ (on pink paper) and the reports for the year are available at the back of the churches.

50/50 Club  - The new year for the 50/50 Club begins in May and any new members would be welcome. You buy a year’s stake for £20 and will be allocated a number.  50% of the money is given as prizes, in monthly draws, with the remaining 50% being donated to St. John’s Church.  Please contact: Carole W, Angie L or Robina R to continue or to join the Club.

Saturday 12 May 2018 - Chilli Supper for Christian Aid at 7.30 for 7.45pm. Please join us for a lovely supper to raise funds for Christian Aid. This social evening is for all, and will be very enjoyable. Why not bring guests? Please bring your own cutlery, crockery, glasses and drink of your choice. The chilli-con-carne meal (with a non-chilli and vegetarian alternative) and dessert are provided.  Tickets: £12 adults¸ £7 for under 16s from Robina R

Fun Quiz Night –Thanks to Angie and all her team for organising a fun evening, which raised the magnificent sum of £500.

Lent Groups and beyond -  It was pleasing to see more than 40 people at our midweek home groups during Lent. Several of these were keen to form/join possible ongoing groups. Do join Andrew in the Hall today, Sunday 29 April 2018, after the 9.30am service over coffee for a brief discussion of these possibilities, or contact him by phone or email this week to express your interest.

DATA PROTECTION – we need your consent to hold your personal data. Copies of the consent form that we require you to sign to comply with the new Data Protection regulations are available in front of the bookshelves at the back of the church, together with copies of an explanatory Data Privacy Notice. Please return signed forms into the box provided (which will be emptied after each service). Please note: addresses will no longer appear on the Electoral Roll posted in our churches.

Revd Alison Green - The parish of Westbourne has been grateful for the ministry of Alison over the past year.  We have now sadly to say farewell as she moves to her permanent post as Chaplain to Chichester University and sets aside her Sunday duties here.  We wish Alison every success and enjoyment in her ongoing roles.  Opportunities to show support for Alison, arise at the 9.30am service at St John's on Sunday 13 May 2018 (which will be her last weekend in the parish) and on the following evening Monday14 May 2018, at her licensing service in the chapel of the University at 7.30pm, to which all friends from Westbourne are warmly invited.

2018 is the Diocesan Year of Prayer

Lord God, you draw us by your beauty and transform us by your holiness; let our worship echo all creation’s praise and declare your glory to the nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Dates for your diary  

Sunday 13 May to Saturday 19 May 2018 - Christian Aid Week

Sunday 20 May 2018 - Evening Organ Recital in Church, by Kyoko Canaway, Organ Scholar at Chichester Cathedral  (free entry with a retiring collection)


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