2019 April 14 - Pew News


Sunday 14 April 2019 - Palm Sunday

8.00am    ​​Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am​    Walk, Passion Reading and Eucharist (Revd Andrew Doye)
Anthem:   Hosanna to the Son of David     Alan Bullard
Readings:  Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Philippians 2: 5-11;  
Liturgy of the Passion – Luke 22:39  -  23:56
Voluntary:   Prelude in C BWV 546     J S Bach

Collect for Palm Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Collect for Good Friday
Almighty Father, look which mercy on this your family for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed and given up into the hands of sinners and to suffer death upon the cross; who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Sunday 21 April 2019 – EASTER DAY

5.15am​ ‘Son-rise’ (followed by breakfast)
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am​​ Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Acts 10.34-43; 1 Cor.15.19-26; Luke 24.1-12
11.15am​   Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

Holy week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April 2019
8.30am ​Morning Prayer

Monday 15, Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 April 2019
7.30pm​  Meditation, words and pictures  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Wednesday 17 April 2019
10.30am​ Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

Thursday 18 April 2019 – Maundy Thursday
7.30pm​  Eucharist (Revd Andrew Doye, Preacher – Martin Brown)
​Followed by Vigil until 10pm for those wishing to stay

Friday 19 April 2019 – Good Friday
10.00am​  Walk with the cross (starting at Monks Hill)
2.00pm​    Service at the Cross (Revd Andrew Doye)

Saturday 20 April 2019 - Holy Saturday
9am - 12pm  Decorating St John the Baptist Church (flowers and other preparation)
2-4.00pm​   Easter Egg Hunt at St John the Baptist Church - Do come!
7.30pm​      Evening Liturgy of the Vigil (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday, 15 April and Thursday, 18 April 2019
10.00am to 12 noon​Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector’s day off is Saturday


News and Events

Holy Week  -  this is the most important period in the church’s year. Do make good use of it, and our many acts of worship, in walking these precious days with our Lord.

Any Plants to decorate our Garden of the Vigil on Thursday evening: please bring them to the Church on short-term loan from Monday morning.

Son-Rise breakfast  from around 6am on Easter Sunday we will enjoy a breakfast in the Hall, after the early morning service. If coming along, please let The Rector know with good notice so that we can cater appropriately.

Annual Church Meeting, Wed 24 April, 7.30pm:  at least five places will be available on the Church Council (‘PCC’) and one place on the Deanery Synod. Formal notices of the meeting are on the Noticeboards and Reports and nomination forms are available at the back of St John the Baptist Church.

Christian Aid envelopes were given out on 10 March 2019 at the visit of Mark Johnson. Last day to return these envelopes – until Christian Aid week itself.

Chilli Supper for Christian Aid, Sat 11 May 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets, on sale after each 0930 service; or from Robina Richter or Rona Musker.

Christian Aid collectors We are needing help with the parish house to house collection during Christian Aid week, May 11 - 18.  Please contact Robina R if you can join the team of those who have already volunteered..

Diary Date:  An opportunity to become a "Dementia Friend" 7-8pm on Wednesday, 8th May in Westbourne.  Open to everyone, sign-up sheet for those interested in Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church. Jane Stuttard

Bible Reading Fellowship booklets for those who have ordered them will be in pigeon holes from Sunday, 7th April, covering the period May to August 2019 and costing £4.60 per booklet (or £13.80 for the year). Please help by paying promptly – cheques payable to “D Farr”. Other BRF leaflets may be seen in the relevant section of the welcome area, including 'new titles' for Spring 2019 and one about BRF itself. More information or orders via Dennis Farr.

Alton Abbey Open Days 12 noon -5.00pm on 27 and 28 April 2019.

The Passion of Jesus  - Trafalgar Square 12.00 19 April 2019 and 12.00 Guildford High Street 20 April 2019  https://www.wintershall.org.uk
Life of Christ - outdoor all day performance at Wintershall near Guildford, June 18-22 https://www.wintershall.org.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. 

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