2019 May 5 - Pew News

Services

Sunday 5 May 2019 - 3rd Sunday of Easter
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Anthem: O Filii et Filiae (O sons and daughters)
Readings: Acts 9: 1-6; Revelation 5: 11-14; Psalm 30; John 21: 1-19
Voluntary: Grand Choeur in D Major Op18 No.1 A Guilmant
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for 3rd Sunday of Easter
Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with
the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with
us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve
you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Sunday 12 May 2019 - The Fourth 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; Psalm 23; John 10: 22-30

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 6 May to Friday 10 May 2019
8.30am Morning Prayer

Wednesday 8 May 2019
10.30am Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.00pm “Dementia Friend” meeting in the Parish Hall

Thursday 9 May 2019
5.30pm Collation and installation of new Archdeacon of Chichester at the Cathedral

Monday 6 May and Thursday 9 May 2019
10.00am to 12 noon Drop In for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall

Saturday 11 May 2019
7.30pm Chilli Supper for Christian Aid - tickets still available. Speak to Robina R or Rona Musker soon.

The Rector’s day off is Friday

News and Events

Annual Parochial Church Meeting – Results of Elections Jane Stuttard and Angie Leggett have been elected as our Churchwardens, with Ali George and Andrew Turner as Deputies. Karen Doye, Guy Elgood, David Olliff, Evelyn and Tony Pearce and Ali Rawlinson have been elected to the vacancies on the PCC and Marjorie Kipling to the Deanery Synod. Our thanks to all these, and to those now retiring from the posts they have generously filled.

Woodmancote Service: 12 May 2019, 11.15am We are aware of a likely low turnout at next Sunday’s Woodmancote Service. Rather than cancel, we would like at least six of our St John the Baptist Church's congregation to underwrite that event and to promise to
attend. Please sign the sheet in St John’s today. It’s good to recall that worshippers from the two church communities are always welcome to attend at the other church when this makes good sense.

Market Research: planning parish lectures. The Rector will be distributing during the next two weeks, a question sheet to allow effective planning for the next set of lectures. Please complete a form to help us gauge levels of interest and best times.

Christian Aid Week, 12-18 May 2019 - House to House collection bags and envelopes for collectors will be at the back of the church from today. Please collect the one with your name. Thank you. Please note you will need to complete the back of each envelope.

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.

50/50 Draw Winning numbers for April are 1st No. 31, 2nd No. 48, 3rd No. 44.

Cake tasting morning - we will again be holding a cake tasting coffee/tea morning in the Parish Hall on Saturday 25th May, 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 in church pew sheet).

Diary Dates: (see also list for the Summer Term)
An opportunity to become a Dementia Friend 7-8pm on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 in the Parish Hall. Open to everyone, sign-up sheet for those interested in Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church. Jane Stuttard

Decorating the Parish Hall The Hall is so well used that it will again need some work during the summer school break. If you could offer a few hours to help, please let me know. Andrew Turner

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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