2019 April 7 - Pew News


Sunday 7 April 2019 - The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passion Sunday

8.00am â€‹Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​ Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Anthem: O for a closer walk with God     Charles Villiers Stanford

Readings: Isaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3: 4b-14; John 12: 1-8

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

6.00pm​ Evening Prayer (Martin Brown)

Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Sunday 14 April 2019 – Palm Sunday  

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

9.30am​​    Walk, Passion Reading and Eucharist (Revd Andrew Doye)
​Meet outside the Doctor’s Surgery in the Square

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April 2019
8.30am ​     Morning Prayer

Monday 8 April 2019
12.00 noon​ Funeral in church

Wednesday 10 April 2019
10.30am​ Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 8 April and Thursday 11 April 2019
10.00am to 12 noon​ Drop-in for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

Friday 12 April 2019
12.30pm​ Sixth and final Lent Lent lunch is in aid of Stonepillow, a charity for homeless people, with a talk from the Chief Executive, Hilary Bartle in the Parish Hall

The Rector’s day off is Friday

News and Events

Distributors needed to deliver our Easter greetings around the Parish. Please take a bag of cards from the back of the church and deliver before 14 April 2019.

Church Clean-up - Thank you to those who helped at St John the Baptist Church on Saturday.

Easter Egg Hunt - St John the Baptist Church, Saturday 20 April 2019, 2.00-4.00pm. Do come.

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.

Annual Church Meeting, Wed 24 April 2019, 7.30pm: at least five 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.

Formal notices of the meeting have now been posted 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. You can return these through the collection plate up to 14 April.

Chilli Supper supporting Christian Aid is at 7.30pm on Saturday 11 May 2019. Tickets are on sale every Sunday at coffee, as well as from Robina R or Rona M (see pew sheet for contact details).

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 8 May 2019 in Westbourne. Open to everyone, sign-up sheet for those interested in Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church. Jane Stuttard

Chichester Cathedral - Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and have the time to do so? Do you enjoy history, art/craft or drama activities? Do you enjoy being part of a team? Are you well organised with a friendly and helpful manner? We are looking to expand our team of Learning and Engagement Volunteers to work with visiting schools, colleges, adults and families. If you are interested, ask for a copy of our Volunteer Role Profile from Sue Poil, Schools and Adults Officer.

50/50 Draw - The March winners are 1st No. 20, 2nd No. 46 and 3rd No. 19.

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).  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 F.

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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