2019 April 28 - Pew News

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Sunday 28 April 2019 - Second Sunday of Easter
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Bill McCoubrey)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Frank Hillebrand)
Readings: Acts 5. 27-32; Rev. 1.4-8; John 20.19-end
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Cathy Rudkin)

Collect for Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to
rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of
malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of
living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sunday 5 May 2019 - The Third Sunday of Easter
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Acts 9: 1-6; Revelation 5: 11-14; Psalm 30; John 21: 1-19
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Revd Andrew Doye)

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May 2019
8.30am Morning Prayer

Monday 29 April 2019
12.15pm Funeral

Wednesday 1 May 2019
10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 29 April 2019
10.00am to 12 noon - Drop In for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall
No Drop-in on Thursday this week

Friday 3 May 2019
12.30pm First Friday Lunch in aid of Christian Aid
The Rector is off duty until Wednesday

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.

On Saturday 4 May 2019, our choristers will be singing Choral Evensong at Salisbury Cathedral. This is a very well-attended service with many visitors. It will be an unforgettable experience for our girls, with a top-notch cathedral choir and this, together with the delivery of a substantial anthem for us this morning, marks the culmination of the first stage of the Junior Choir's development. Our thanks to David Halls, Director of Music at Salisbury, for his kind invitation. The service will be at 5.30pm and will last for about forty-five minutes. All are welcome.

Christian Aid Week 12-18 May 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.

May magazine on sale from today.

Chilli Supper for Christian Aid, Sat 11 May at 7.30pm. Tickets, on sale after each 09:30 service or from Robina R or Rona M (contacts on pew sheet in church).

50/50 Club The new year’s membership commences in May and we welcome any new members. All you need to do is buy a year’s stake for £20 and you will be allocated a number. These are pooled and the lucky winners drawn at the end of each month. 50% is given as prizes and the remaining 50% donated to St.John the Baptist Church. Contacts on the pew sheet in church.

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.

Woodmancote Church A great video has been made, celebrating the refurbishment. Our thanks to Anne Wilson. Contact the Rector for a link for your computer or smartphone.

Diary Dates (more on the list for the Summer Term and the Fundraising page)

  • 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
  • Life of Christ - outdoor all day performance at Wintershall near Guildford, 18-22 June 2019. https://www.wintershall.org.uk  
  • 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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