7th May 2017

Sunday 7th May 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

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 7th May

Monday 8th May

8.30am         Holy Communion

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Building Committee Meeting – Vicarage

Tuesday 9th May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 10th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

7.30pm        Holiday Club Planning Meeting

Thursday 11th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Joan and Neil

Friday 12th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 13th May

Dates for your diary

Sunday 25th June

Legge House 50 years Celebration. Bishop Lee will be coming to Legge House to give thanks for its life over the last half-century. He will also preside and preach at our 10am service that day.

Sunday 14th May

Easter 5

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am    Parish Communion and Baptism of Esther Woolley

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Carolyn Perry

Reading:       Acts 7: 55-end

Reader:        Carolyn Perry

Gospel:        John 14: 1-14

Servers         Gillian Pitter and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: David and Mary Evans

11.45am     Baptism Service for Felix Courtiff and

                   Olivia Vernon-Moore

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Paul Woolley

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Gillian Freeman, Tom Robinson, Keith Hooper, Eleanor Burdell, Sally Parker, Melvyn Jackson and Harry Wilkinson who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Sunday 7th May by Trish Turner and John Howell in memory of Betty Kerfoot on what would have been her 90th Birthday.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

At our APCM last Sunday we elected Helena Thomas and Mike Awre to be churchwardens for the coming year; Cheryl Hawkins, Joan Orman, Nick Orman and Teresa Townsend to be our Deanery Synod members; Peter Ferguson, Janet Henderson, Helen Toomer and Paul Wooley to the Parochial Church Council for three years, and Carolyn Kirk for one year. We offer our thanks to them and our prayers for their service over the next years.

New Creation – Sunday 7th May 10am

We welcome New Creation leading our music today.

For the Parish Communion on Sunday May 7th at 10 a.m., New Creation are re-forming just for the day, in order to say a fond thank you and farewell to Canon Michael. Many of you (we hope!) will still have our CDs to hand—in particular please have a listen to the second one ‘The Flame’, as the Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei will be used in the service. We are really looking forward to the service.

Wanted – Cakes for Legge House Spring Fayre

Sunday 21st May

Please can you bake a cake (or 2) for the Legge House Spring Fayre on Sunday 21st May. Cakes can be brought to Church or directly to Legge House from 12 noon.  

Many thanks Jean Ford

Michael’s Farewell Service

This will take place on Sunday 28th May at 11.00am – do try and be there to give Michael and Sue a good send off!  Following the service and presentations, light refreshments will be served in the north aisle and outside (if the elements allow!)  Contributions to a gift can still be made – please put in an envelope (‘Michael – Gift’) and give to a Churchwarden (Helena or Mike); or Ross Fralley; or deliver to the Parish Office

Thy Kingdom Come- global wave of prayer-  25th May – 4th June

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. There will be a number of opportunities to meet to pray for ourselves, our nation and our world and the chance to take part in a prayer posada! Think about which country God might be calling you to pray for particularly during this time and the posada will be explained…

Sunday 25th June – Bishop Lee at 10am and

Legge House 50th Anniversary

We look forward to welcoming Bishop Lee in Sunday 25th June when he will be preaching at 10am as part of our sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

After the service he will be going to Legge House to give thanks at the 50th Anniversary celebration. Please come to both!

Holiday Club

We are planning to run Holiday Club on the mornings of 14th to 18th August. If you are able to help for all or part of the week please let me know, I will give you dates for planning meetings soon. Barbara

Wroughton Carnival- Saturday 1st July Last year we were able to support the carnival by providing stewards for the procession and the field and the carnival committee has asked for our help again this year. We are looking particularly for someone who is able to be a link between the committee and stewarding volunteers and for those who might be able to steward on the day. Please talk to Michael or Nicola.

Healing on the Streets

Once a fortnight on Saturdays you will find a team of four Christians offering to talk and/or pray with people in the Ellendune shopping centre. We have been offering this service to our community for several years, but would love to have more names on our rota of people willing to join us in this valuable work. A friendly greeting and a willingness to have a conversation is all most people expect, so if you aren’t comfortable praying for someone, there will be others to do this. Our thanks go to Michael our Vicar for his commitment to HOTS over the years, and also to Teresa who will now be very busy with her training for the ministry, but without them our numbers are considerably reduced. Please prayerfully consider whether you could offer to be with us for a couple of hours on the occasional Saturday as part of our Christian outreach and have a chat with Barbara Abrey or Margaret Penfound to find out more.

London Marathon 2017

Mike and Hannah Awre would like to thank you all for your support when we ran the London Marathon on 23rd April with over £2,600 being raised for Parkinson’s UK. It was a great day and one we will remember long after the aching muscles have been forgotten! The crowds were amazing and we did it together in 4 hours 27 minutes and 29 seconds!

Victoria Ford would like to thank everyone for their support during the London Marathon. I did it in 4 hours 12 minutes and 56 seconds. It was hard!!

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

Church Mission Society

Kate Quarrell, our CMS link in Kuluva, Uganda, has requested our prayers for:

  • the staff in the hospital where she works as a midwifery tutor, that God would inspire their practice and provide the resources they need to meet the needs of women and their babies
  • Kate and the other tutors, challenging old ways and encouraging the students to adopt better practices
  • the students, that they might be willing to learn and use modern information
  • praise God that people like Kate are willing to go in His name to benefit others.

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Thanks again to all our keen knitters. I sent off another batch of hats and scarves to the charity last week and have just received another large number of hats and scarves. Also thanks to those who have donated wool – there is a good selection in the white boxes on the bench by the choir vestry together with patterns, so please help yourselves if you want to get started on a hat, scarf or gloves. Completed items should be put in one of these boxes. Although it is coming into warmer weather here, it is winter in the southern hemisphere so the need for knitwear carries on. For further information talk to Janet Henderson (525856).

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The Residents of Moormead Road and Cosdon Road
  • Those suffering drought in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia
  • For the families of Felix, Olivia, Esther who will be baptised next Sunday
  • Those involved in the planning of this years Holiday Club
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently, especially Clive Hooper and June Eames. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.