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Sunday 17 March 2019 - The Second Sunday of Lent

8.00am    ​​Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Anthem: And did thou travel light?   Richard Shephard

Readings: Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3: 17-4: 1; Psalm 27: 9-16; Luke 13: 31-35

Voluntary: Prelude, Fugue & Ciacona in C  - Buxtehude

6.00pm​     Mid-Month Special from Taizé Community (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for The Second Sunday of Lent

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen

Sunday 24 March 2019  – The Third Sunday of Lent

8.00am    ​​Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​    Parish Communion & Baptism, The Annunciation’ (Revd Andrew Doye and Martin Brown)

11.15am​  Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-9; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13;  Luke 1:26-38

 

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March 2019
8.30am ​    Morning Prayer

Wednesday 20 March 2019
10.30am​   Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 18 March and Thursday 21 March 2019
10.00am to 12noon - ​Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

Friday 22 March 2019
12.30pm​ 3rd Lent Lunch with speaker, Steve Gough for the Sanctuary in Chichester in the Parish Hall

Saturday 23 March 2019
9.00am​​    Churchyard tidy. All help needed. Bring any tools

The Rector’s day off is Friday

 

News and Events

UPROOTED and DISPLACED Exhibition - Westbourne Church is lucky to be able to host the Christian Aid exhibition which is touring the country to raise awareness of the 40 million internally displaced people around the world. Please take time to read view the stories from Iraq, Kenya and Nigeria.

Woodmancote Church Open Day Saturday 30 March 2019 from 11.00am-3.00pm (with an act of dedication at 2.15pm).  Refreshments on offer. Please drop in at some time during the day to see the refurbished Church, and offer a prayer.

New Electoral Roll - This year the church electoral roll has to be fully revised. Anyone wishing to be on the new roll must fill in an application form, even if your name is on the current one. Forms are to the right inside the north door at St John the Baptist, Westbourne. No addresses will be published. Completed applications are needed by Sunday 31 March 2019.  Please put them in the ‘B’ pigeon hole marked with my name, or send to Margaret Bristowe.

Posies for Mothering Sunday  Calling gents and under-18s to help for an hour at St John the Baptist Church from 10-11.00am on Saturday 30 March 2019. No past skills needed!

Supper Lecture. A huge thank-you to everyone involved in making the evening such a successful one - Tracy even offered to return again! £815 was raised.

40 days – 40 items. Stuck for something to give up for Lent? Why not take one item from your house each day, which you don’t still use or wear, and put it in a bag. At the end of Lent, donate the items to a charity shop or homeless shelter.

Further Quiet Day - I have room for up to four others wishing to join me at Birdham for a Quiet Day on Monday, 25 March 2019, 10am-4pm. There is no structured input, but you would bring your own materials and lunch, and silence will be kept. Lifts provided. Let me know of your interest. Revd Andrew Doye 372867.

Open the Book - we still have room for others to join our team bringing bible stories into local schools. Please make yourself known soon (the next training session is 25th March).  Contact Thomas Blower, Peter Bailey or Michael Driver.

Annual Church Meeting, Wed 24 April, 7.30pm:  at least three places will be available on the Church Council (‘PCC’) and one place on the Deanery Synod.  If wishing to stand, or know more, speak with an existing member or the Rector.

Parish Council Elections occur every four years and are due next on Thursday 2nd May.  In 2015, of the 67 parishes in the Chichester area, 51 were uncontested: ie there were the same number of candidates (or even fewer) than seats on the Council.  Richard Hitchcock, of Westbourne Parish Council, writes to encourage anyone from our churches who’d like to become a parish councillor, noting the central role these churches play in the village. Nomination forms are soon available from the Parish Clerk at clerk@westbourne-pc.gov.uk.

In this Year of Vocation we have been invited to shape a personal Rule of Life (using the blue cards that are in the churches). In Advent, we considered a resolution as to how/when we would pray. At Christmas, we determined ways we would be generous (a ‘gift to the world’, reflecting God’s great Gift). And now, in Lent, we may wish to add to our Rule of Life, ways in which we will fashion greater time and quality of attention for those near to us, and how we might reduce waste in our living.

Christian Aid envelopes were given out following last week’s visit from Mark Johnson, Regional Officer for Christian Aid. Please feel free to return them through the collection plate anytime up to the end of Lent.


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