2019 May 12 - Pew News

Services

Sunday 12 May 2019 - 4th Sunday of Easter
8.00am   Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am   Worship for Everyone (Revd Andrew Doye)
11.15am Sung Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm   Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Acts 9: 36-43; Revelation 7: 9-17; John 10: 22-30

Collect for 4th Sunday of Easter
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Sunday 19 May 2019 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Acts 11: 1-8; Revelation 21: 1-6; Psalm 23; John 13: 31-35
11.30am   Baptism (Revd Andrew Doye)    
6.00pm    Mid-Month Special (Revd Andrew Doye)

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

12-18 May 2019 - Christian Aid week House to House Collection begins today

Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May 2019
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday 15 May 2019
10.30am  Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.30pm    PCC meeting at Funtington Church

Monday 13 May and Thursday 16 May 2019
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop-in for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall

Saturday 18 May 2019
9.30am     Deanery Prayers at East Dean All Saints Church, Valley Parish Newhouse Lane/The Street, East Dean PO18 0NJ

The Rector’s day off is Friday

Revd John Pilkington, RIP. It is with great sadness we learned of John’s death in April 2019. His funeral will be at St James, Emsworth at 11am on Tuesday 21 May 2019 All who are thankful for his ministry here, and beyond, are welcome to attend.

 

News and events

Market Research for the planned parish lectures. The Rector has produced a questionnaire to allow effective planning for the next set of lectures. Please complete a form today (available in church) if you have not already done so, as this will help us gauge levels of interest and best times for a future programme.

Westbourne Wildlife Survey. You will have seen posters advertising this request for input from residents. If it is too daunting to provide your results by means of App or electronically, please be aware that an alternative is to use forms which are available at the Village Pharmacy.
 
The Parish Magazine always welcomes contributors. There is a present vacancy for someone to write up the Calendar of Events or produce a “What’s on” page of nearby events. Speak to an editor; the Rector; or Marjorie Kipling.

Meanwhile, copy date for next month’s magazine is Tuesday 14 May 2019.
 
50/50 Draw. Winning numbers for April are 1st No. 31, 2nd No. 48 & 3rd No. 44.
 

Diary Dates

Monday 20 May 2019 7.00pm - Annual Parish Assembly at the Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne,  to include the SCAM presentation from the police (if you missed this when it was in the Parish Hall).

Saturday 25 May 2019, 10am - 12noon -  Cake Tasting in the Parish Hall. We will again be holding a cake tasting coffee/tea morning. Please let me know if you are able to join in this fund raising event by making a cake and providing the recipe. Thank you. Lynda Mortimer (contacts in church).

Sunday 26 May 2019, 7.00pm  ‘The Gondoliers in Concert’ (with narration) in St John’s the Baptist Church. No tickets required, retiring collection for Christian Aid. Please take a poster from St John the Baptist Church or download a copy below if you are able to display it in a window. Gondoliers concert fundraiser (PDF - opens in a new window)

Thursday 30 May 2019, Ascension Day - please join the events of the day: a beating of the bounds walk, 08:30 from St John the Baptist Church - the route is 7.5 miles, or less according to your own abilities, ntending to return in time to catch the end of the drop-in; and/or sung Eucharist at 19:30 at St Mary, Funtington, joining that parish and parishioners from The Octagon, in company with a good many from Westbourne. Lift sharing is encouraged.
 

Rule of Life

We have each been invited to shape a personal Rule of Life (using the blue cards in the churches). In Advent, we considered a resolution as to how/when we would pray. At Christmas, we added ways we would be generous (a ‘gift to the world’).  In Lent, we committed to our better use of time (including attention to other people), and the reduction of waste. In Eastertide, propose ways that you will celebrate, notably within your Christian faith: give expression to ‘the wellbeing that rejoices’.  


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