2019 May 19 - Pew News


Sunday 19 May 2019 - the Fifth Sunday of Easter
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
             Anthem: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S.Bach
             Voluntary: Carillon-Sortie Henri Mulet
             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 – Black sheep and prodigals (Revd Andrew Doye)

Sunday 26 May 2019 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion with Baptism (Revd Andrew Doye)
11.15am Sung Communion at Woodmancote
Readings: Acts 16: 9-15; Revelation 21: 10,22-22: 5; Psalm 67; John 14: 23-29

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May 2019
8.30am Morning Prayer

Tuesday 21 May 2019
11.00am Funeral of Revd John Pilkington at St James's Church Emsworth

Wednesday 22 May 2019
10.30am Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday 24 May 2019
12 noon Wedding at St John the Baptist Church

Monday 20 May and Thursday 23 May 2019
10.00am to 12 noon Drop In for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall

Saturday 25 May 2019
10.00am - 12 noon Cake Tasting in the Parish Hall
1.00pm Wedding at St John the Baptist Church

The Rector’s day off is Thursday this week

News and Events

Christian Aid Chilli Supper - The evening raised more than £800 from ticket sales and raffle, so with Gift Aid that is more than £1,000 for Christian Aid. The funds will go towards maternity support in Sierra Leone - training for midwives, improving health clinics and supporting mothers. The country presently has the lowest child and mother survival rate in childbirth. Our efforts will help to make the difference between life and death for mothers.

Wildlife Survey - Thank you to all those who supported the evening and gave generously. 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 Westbourne Café (not at the Village Pharmacy).

Revd John Pilkington, RIP - It is with great sadness we learned of John’s death on 28 April 2019. His funeral will be at St James's Church, Emsworth at 11am on Tuesday 21 May 2019. All who are thankful for his ministry here, and beyond, are welcome to attend.

Cake Tasting Morning - we will again be holding a cake tasting coffee/tea morning in the Parish Hall on Saturday 25 May 2019, 10am - 12noon. 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 M (contacts on pew sheet in paper). Posters are available to advertise the event - please take one if you have a convenient window.

Diary Dates (see also list for the Summer Term)

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

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

Ascension Day, Thursday, 30 May 2019 - Please join the events of the day: a beating of the bounds walk, 08:30 from St John the Baptist Church - 7.5 miles, or less depending on your preference. It is intended to return in time to catch the end of the drop-in; and/or sung Eucharist at 19:30 at St Mary's Church, Funtington - joining parishioners from Funtington, the Octagon and Southbourne, in company with a good many from Westbourne. Lift sharing is encouraged.

Sunday 16 June 2019, 7pm - Organ recital by Callum Alger at St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne. £5 entrance. Callum Alger at Westbourne poster.


Personal 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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