Sunday 16th April

Sunday 16th April 2017

A PRAYER FOR EASTER

Lord of life You defeated death To demonstrate a love that is Beyond our understanding That reaches out even to me Saving Grace to all who hear Christ the Lord is risen to-day. Alleluia!

Today

5.45am     Easter Sunrise Service  at Barbury Castle

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Easter Parish Communion

4.00pm      Easter Celebration – Church at 4

6.00pm      Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 16th April

Monday 17th April—Easter Monday

Tuesday 18th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch – The White Horse

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 19th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

Thursday 20th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station         – Sarah Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 21st April

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 22nd April

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

10.00-11.45amDementia Friends Workshop

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 23rd April

Monday 24th April

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 25th April

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 26th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

Thursday 27th April

8.30am                  Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station         – Colin & Fran

Friday 28th April

8.45am                  Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm                  Bellringers Practice

Saturday 22nd April

2.30pm        Standing Committee – Vicarage

Dates for your diary

Sunday 13th August 2017

Barbecue at Legge House from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sunday 23rd April

Easter 2

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Intercessor:  Revd Nicola Such

Reading:       Acts 2: 14a & 22-32

Reader:        Janet Henderson

Gospel:        John 20: 19-end

Servers         Cheryl Hawkins and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

11.45pm     Baptism Service for Halle Barrett

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leaders:       Revd Nicola Such

Sunday 30th April

Easter 3

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       Acts 2: 14a & 36-41

Reader:        Dr John Henderson

Gospel:        Luke 24: 13-35

Servers         Alan Gregory and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

11.00am     APCM

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leaders:       Canon Michael Johnson

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Owen Orr, Mike Mason, Lynda Pell, Anthony Thomson, Keith Bassett, Peggie Hayward, Carolyn Perry, Iris Smith, Kathleen Leach, Jenny Ferguson, Jennifer Price, Julia Edmonds, David Pell, Stephen Knowles and Colin Maisey who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Tuesday 18th April by John Hawkins in memory of Fred and Min Hawkins; on Thursday 20th April by Helen Toomer in memory of her mother, Pam Bracher, who died on 20th April 2015.

Michael’s Farewell

Michael’s farewell service will be on Sunday 28th May at 11.00am (no 8am service on that date) and we’re planning to give him and Sue a good send off! (details to follow)

If you’d like to contribute towards a gift, please put this in an envelope (‘Michael – Gift’) and give to a Churchwarden (Helena or Mike); or Barbara or Nicola; or deliver to 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 

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

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
  • Family & friends of Halle Barrett as she is baptised next Sunday
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently, especially Brendan Carroll. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.