9th April 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017

A PRAYER FOR HOLY WEEK

God of love, my prayer is simple: Your son, Jesus, suffered and died for me. I know only that I cannot have real strength unless I rely on you. I cannot feel protected from my many weaknesses until I turn to you for forgiveness and your unalterable love. Help me to share this strength, protection and love with others. Amen

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm      Church at 4

Thursday 13th April – Maundy Thursday

10.30am   Chrism Eucharist at Bristol Cathedral

6.30pm       Passover Meal and Eucharist of the Last Supper

Friday 14th April – Good Friday

10am          Good Friday Service

11.00am     Procession of Witness

7.30pm       Good Friday Choral Devotion at St Joseph’s Church

Saturday 15th April – Holy Saturday

8pm            Easter Vigil and Lighting of New Fire 

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 9th April

Monday 10th April

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

2.30pm        Funeral Service for Edna Long

Tuesday 11th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 12th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

Thursday 13th April—Maundy Thursday

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

9.00am         Leave from Church car park for…

10.30am       Chrism Eucharist at Bristol Cathedral

6.30pm        Maundy Thursday Passover Meal

Filling Station         – Carol & Tricia

Friday 14th April—Good Friday

10.00am       Good Friday Service

11.00am       Ecumenical Procession of Witness

7.30pm        Choral Devotion for Good Friday – St Joseph’s Requiem by Bob Chilcott

                   Miserere by Jan Dismas Zelenka

Saturday 15th April

8.00pm       Easter Vigil and Lighting of New Fire

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Veronica Garside, Tracy Mason and David New who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Dates for your diary

Ladies who Lunch

Tuesday 18th April at 12.30pm at The White Horse, Winterbourne Bassett. Lifts available. Please let Gwen know by Sunday 16th April

Sunday13th August 2017

Barbecue at Legge House from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sunday 16th April

Easter Day

5.45am       Easter Sunrise Service at Barbury Castle

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Sidespeople: John & Iris Smith

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Intercessor:  Helen Toomer

Reading:       Acts 10: 34-43

Reader:        Keith Bassett

Gospel:        Matthew 28: 1-10

Servers         Alan Gregory and Jean Ford

Sidespeople: Sherralyn Gower and Sean Woodward

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leaders:       Teresa Townsend

6.00pm      Evensong

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Revd Barbara Abrey

1st Reading: Revelation 1: 12-18

Reader:        Clive Parker

2nd Reading:    John 20: 11-18

Reader:        Roger Moore

Servers         Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Tony & Julie Edmonds

Church Electoral Roll Revision – Last Day Today!

We are revising our Church Electoral Roll in preparation for our annual church meeting on 30th April. This is the roll of members of our church who are entitled to vote at that meeting. If you are not yet on our Church Electoral Roll, please fill in a form today and place it in the box as you leave the church.

Volunteer Readers Holy Saturday 8.00pm

We are looking for three readers to read the readings in the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, 15th April at 8.00pm. If you can help, please let Marion Colton (814900) know as soon as possible. Thank You.

Easter Lilies

Donations for Easter Lilies may be placed in the box in church, given to the Church Wardens or the Parish Office.

Serving in Church

Would you like to become a server?? I know when dear Bill Ruck asked me quietly one day after the Church service if I would think of becoming a sever, it was my first step to gaining confidence to taking a more active role in Church services – I will always be grateful to Bill for giving me that gentle “push” !!! – we are looking for Volunteers to join the servers rota, if you feel God is giving you a “gentle push” to Volunteer, please speak to one of the servers or Michael about what is involved – training will be given!!!

Many thanks Cheryl 

Health & Safety

The PCC has recently reviewed and updated the Church Health & Safety Policy, and all the arrangements that are in place to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the congregation, clergy and all who visit the Church premises, in any capacity. We all have a responsibility to take reasonable care of ourselves and others, so if you notice anything that is potentially unsafe, have a ‘near miss’or an accident whilst on the premises please let a sidesperson, churchwarden or member of the clergy know. If you have any concerns or questions related to health and safety, please contact the Health & Safety representative, Helena Thomas (tel 07909 882150) or a member of the PCC or clergy.

Traidcraft Easter Eggs

I still have some Traidcraft Easter eggs for sale at £3.60. They are Fairtrade and have a bar of chocolate plus the story of Easter inside. Please see Sally Parker.

Maundy Thursday Passover Meal 6.30pm

On Maundy Thursday, 13th April, we shall be having a Passover meal. This is the meal that Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he died. We invite everyone to share in this meal in church. If you are able to come please sign the sheet on the church chest. There is another list to sign if you are able to contribute food for the supper. Thank you.

Dementia Friends Workshop:

The Dementia Friends Workshop will be held on Saturday 22nd April @ 10.00 am in Church – there are still places available, so if you would like to come, please speak to Cheryl. Many Thanks.

London Marathon 2017

On 23rd April, my daughter Hannah and I will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Parkinsons UK.

Parkinsons is a disease that affects approximately 127,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure for it but there are treatments to help manage it. The Parkinsons UK charity drives for better care, better treatment and better quality of life for those who suffer from it as well as carrying out research to find a cure. Our Just Giving address is www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Awre3 I will also have Sponsorship forms available. Your support will be greatly appreciated

 Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone at Wroughton Parish Church who has supported my London Marathon fundraising for Hospice UK. Thanks to your donations and the cake sale last Sunday, the total now raised by the church is £441. I have been so touched by everyone’s support. Thinking of your generosity will be such a huge help on April 23rd, when I am in need of motivation! Victoria Ford vjford@gmail.com

Thank You

Thank you to all those who prayed for our daughter-in-law Sharon Horlock, who you will know sadly passed away in December. Our Son / Sharon’s husband Mike, has been organising various charity events for Cancer Research UK, one of which is Cancer Research’s Shine half marathon evening walk on Sat Sept 23rd in London. Mike’s fundraising initiative ‘Cancer Ninjas’ are aiming to be the largest Shine team entry to date with 50+ people. If you would like to find out more about possibly joining in the fun with Cancer Ninjas on the walk, then do please contact me for more information on rosemary@horlocks.com before the 17th April. Many thanks. Rosemary

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Israel – February 2018

If enough people want to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land I will arrange it with Israel Travel Service (I.T.S). It would be for 8 days. 1 night in Tel Aviv area near Java; 2 nights in Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee; 3 nights in Jerusalem. 6 days of sightseeing using 4* hotels with half board. Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, Masada and the Dead Sea are included. Cost would be about £1,500. Contact Dr John Godfree on 813783 or email johnrgodfree@btinternet.com

Wooden Tables

We have some 5’ and 6’ wooden tables available that are now surplus to requirements. If you would like one ,or two, or more, please speak to Nick Orman

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

 Swindon Youth for Christ

Swindon Youth for Christ works in many of the secondary schools in Swindon. They are sometimes invited to lead assemblies or RE lessons. In some schools the BIOS van may visit at lunchtime or after school to provide opportunities for the young people to talk with the SYFC workers. Some schools may have Christian groups which SYFC are able to support.

Please pray for all the young people in Swindon’s schools, that they will be able to find out about God’s love for them.

Knitting for Seafarers

Thank you to all who have handed in hats, scarves, gloves and balaclavas. The Mission to Seafarers is grateful for donations throughout the year so please keep knitting and put your finished items in the box in church. There are a couple of balls of wool in it if you need some to get started and some suitable patterns, but you can use your own favourite patterns. Please call Janet Henderson on 525856 for more information.

This week please pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • The Residents of Moat Walk and Scorhill Lane
  • Those suffering drought in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia
  • Our Choir and Director of Music
  • Our Clergy and Lay Ministers
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently, especially, Edna Long and Brendan Carroll. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.