2019 June 2 - Pew News


Sunday 2 June 2019 - Sunday after Ascension Day
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Bill McCoubrey)
9.30am  Parish Communion (Revd David Hider)
Anthem: King of all ages, throned on high   Paul Isom
Voluntary: Toccata   Georgi Mushel
Readings:  Acts 16: 16-34; Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20-21; Psalm 96: 1-2, 7-10; John 17: 20-26
Sunday 9 June 2019 - Day of Pentecost
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Worship for Everyone (Revd Andrew Doye, Martin Brown preaching)
6.00pm  Sung Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings:  Gen. 11: 1-9;  Acts 2: 1-21; Ps.104: 24-34, 35b; John 14: 8-17, (25-27)

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 3 June to Friday 7 June 2019
8.30am  Morning Prayer
Wednesday 5 June 2019
10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)  (Revd David Hider)
Monday 3 June 2019 (no Drop-in on Thursday 6 June 2019
10.00am to 12 noon Drop In for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall
Thursday 6 June 2019
11.45 for 12 noon  Deanery Prayers at Woodmancote Church
Friday 7 June 2019
12.30pm First Friday lunch for The Leprosy Mission
Saturday 8 June 2019
5.30pm  RSCM Sussex Area Choirs Festival in Chichester Cathedral,

The Rector is on leave this week.

News and Events

50/50 Draw - Winning numbers for May are 1st No 2, 2nd No. 8 and 3rd No. 11.
Deanery Prayer Meeting is this week at Woodmancote Church, beginning at 12 noon though with participants from anywhere in the Deanery invited from 11.45am.  Please join this event, which will be led, if you are able.
Morning Prayer takes place in St John’s Church at 0830 to 0900 every weekday morning. Do come along, and give it a try, if you can.  It is led from the Church of England’s format for Daily Prayer, and contains bible readings, canticles, appropriate local, national and international prayers, and will often feature a reflection on one of the readings. Every Tuesday, some of those present usually go on for breakfast or a drink at the Westbourne Café! It is a welcoming, and unthreatening event, with up to a dozen (though more usually 5-8) people in attendance; and is part of the way in which (as a parish) we play our part in the ongoing work of prayer of the wider Church.
Saturday 8 June 2019 at 5.30pm - RSCM Sussex Area Choirs Festival.  Members of our choir will be joining other choirs from Sussex to sing Evensong in Chichester Cathedral. Everyone is welcome to attend the service at 5.30pm.
Sunday 9 June 2019 - two notable aspects for our morning worship next week at 09:30 ‘Worship for everyone’, we have an input from members of the church’s ‘Open the Book’ team, who are taking bible stories into the local schools; and for the 1115 at Woodmancote, in view of an expected lower attendance than normal, we would be glad to see six or more names on this week’s lists in St John’s of those wanting to support and underwrite this Woodmancote service, and to ensure we have a worthwhile turnout. You will be pleased/amused to hear that a keen response to this plea produced whopping congregations of 19 at Woodmancote on 12 May and another 11 on 26 May. Signing-up in advance is a temporary venture whilst the regular congregation is depleted through holidays.
Saturday 15 June 2019 at 3.00pm in the Parish Hall. An adaptation of ‘Rose Blanche’ by our young choristers and friends. A poignant story of children’s friendship set in Germany in the Second World War. Tickets £2.00 for adults, children free. A delicious afternoon tea is served for an additional donation.  All monies raised will support the Church and Help the Heroes. Tickets from choristers Megan, Mary or Evie.
Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 7.00pm - Callum Alger will be giving an organ recital at St John the Baptist. Callum is the first Prizewinner at the 2018 IAO/RCO Organ Competition and Dame Gillian Weir Messiaen Competition. The concert will last approximately 75 minutes and will include works by Elgar, Bach/Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, de Grigny and Duruflé. Admission £5 on the door. Wine and soft drinks will be available beforehand and afterwards. More details of the Callum Alger concert (PDF opens in new window).
Quiet Days this summer: two opportunities to take time apart in company with others; the first of these un-led (you bring your own resources), the second with led input from the Rector. Monday 17 June (venue still TBC); Monday 15 July at Up Marden Church (outside, weather permitting). Please register your interest with Andrew Doye.
2019 Year of Vocations - we have each been invited to shape a personal Rule of Life (using the blue cards in the churches). In Advent, we may have resolved how/when we would pray. At Christmas, we added ways we would be generous. In Lent, we committed to our better use of time, and the reduction of waste. In Eastertide, why not propose ways that you will celebrate, notably within your Christian faith: give expression to ‘the wellbeing that rejoices’. 

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