Mothering Sunday, Lent 4
8am MORNING PRAYER (traditional language).
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.
12.30pm CHRISTENING SERVICE FOR MILLIE & NOLA WAITE
4pm CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.
MONDAY 28th MARCH 10.00am Lent Course, 11 St John’s Road
TUESDAY 29th MARCH 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
7.30pm Lent Course, 12 Artis Avenue
7.30pm Lent Course, The Church Hall
WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH 11.00am Lent Course, 49 Perry’s Lane
7.30pm Lent Course, The Vicarage
THURSDAY 31st MARCH 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
SUNDAY 3rd April 2022
8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
Preacher: Tracy Mason
Sidesperson: Alan & Christine Wrixon
10am MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Tracy Mason
Intercessions: Peter Ferguson
Reading: 2 Samuel 7: 1-17
Reader: Ida Morton
Sidespersons: Sally Parker and June Bradley
6pm EVENSONG in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Dr John Godfree
Intercessions: Marion Colton
Reading: Chronicles 35. 1-6, 10-16
Reader: John Henderson
Sidespersons: Trish Green and Carol Brown
4pm CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.
Live streaming the 10am service
The 10am service will be live streamed on You Tube. Please visit our YouTube Channel on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc6wnuTqXBYTixq-NpQgeLQ (or search for Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish church) and press the ‘subscribe’ button.
Lent course – it’s not too late to join in!
This year our Lent course is helping us to reflect on what it means for each of us to be called by God; to live lives shaped and directed by his call. The course is being run through small groups, meeting at various times throughout the week. If you haven’t been able to join in yet then don’t worry – it’s not too late. Please feel free to just turn up at any of the sessions listed in the ‘This week’ section above.
Holy Week services
During Holy Week we’re invited to engage with the story of Jesus’ passion and resurrection through a series of special services that walk us through the events:
Maundy Thursday 7:30pm – the liturgy of the Last Supper and stripping of the sanctuary.
Good Friday 10:00am – the crucifixion followed by Walk of Witness with Discovery Church.
Good Friday 2:00pm – an hours at the cross. Guided reflections and meditations.
Holy Saturday 7:30pm – the lighting of the new fire and the service of light.
Easter Day 8am and 10am – Easter Eucharist.
Hearing God – 2nd April
Hearing God is a prophetic conference at Pattern Church, helping people to hear from God, walk in his wisdom, and speak his heart to others. Whether you’ve been a Christian a long time or whether you’re brand new to this, Hearing God is for you!
The day looks like this:
- Morning session 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship and life-giving Bible teaching about prophecy and hearing God in the here and now
- Afternoon practical breakout sessions 2pm-4pm. A choice of practical sessions in topics such as getting started in prophecy, prophecy at work, prophetic worship, treasure hunting.
- Evening celebration 7pm-9pm. We will go for it, worshiping Jesus and having ministry time together!
You can register for your free ticket at patternchurch.org/conference
Ukraine emergency appeal
Last week at 10am and Church at 4 we showed a short video from our friend Luke Cowley in Romania, talking about the work that local churches and other organisations are doing to support Ukrainian refugees arriving in Romania and Moldova. You can give to their fund supporting projects helping Ukrainian refugees, by visiting here: https://www.stewardship.org.uk/pages/refugeesinromania
Locally, Barnabas Fund/food.gives are collecting non-perishable food, blankets and warm clothing. Donation should be taken to the food.gives Warehouse in Swindon (32b, Ganton Way, Techno Trading Estate, Swindon, SN2 8EZ) 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Nationally, the Church of England is supporting emergency relief work through the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe and the Anglican mission agency USPG. You can support USPG’s emergency appeal here: https://ukraine-emergency-appeal.raisely.com/
If you are able to provide practical support or sponsorship to refugees arriving in the UK then please sign up on Sanctuary’s pledge site: https://www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk
Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist
The annual Diocesan Eucharist with the Blessing of Oils and the Renewal of Commitment to Ministry will take place in Bristol Cathedral on Thursday 14 April at 10:30am. This service is not only when we share in the traditional Blessing of the Oils for use in initiation and healing (Baptism, Sickness and Chrism), but also a unique opportunity for the whole diocese to come together in prayer, to break bread together, and to renew our commitment to the service of God in Christ. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Soup ~ Bread ~ Cheese
Tea Or Coffee
Every Friday during Lent at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Devizes Road, Wroughton
From Friday 4th March, 12noon to 1.00pm – Donations for Christian Aid/Cafod
|BBC iPlayer – Mission: Joy – With Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
A feel-good film that follows the meeting between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu in 2015 during which they show how it is possible find joy despite life’s challenges.
Electoral Roll Revision 2022
We are approaching the time of our annual Electoral Roll revision (27 Feb to 25 April 2022). The roll is open to anyone over 16 years old, who is baptised and is either resident in the parish or who regularly attends our services. Being on the roll allows you to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting and, if you are not resident in the parish it gives you certain rights otherwise only given to residents. If you regularly attend our services and are not already on the roll, we would like to encourage you to join the electoral roll. Application forms are available from the Parish Office- tel 01793 812050 or email email@example.com. If for any reason you attend our services, but do not feel able to be on the electoral roll please would you complete just page 1 of the form and return it so we have your consent to hold your details so we can keep in touch with you. All completed forms to be returned to the Parish Office by 25 April.
There will be an Art Exhibition at the Church Hall on Saturday 2nd April (11am-3pm) celebrating the theme of “People, Animals and Planet” and raising money for CMS, refreshments will be available. The aim is to encourage members of our local community to share and demonstrate our artistic talent whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause. There is a nominal display fee for exhibitors of £2 (under 16s £1) with free admittance for those submitting entries. Could you produce any art, photography, poetry or sculpture to explore this deliberately broad, inclusive and contemporary theme? Entry forms are available from the Church and Church Office and the event will of course be open to all on the day.
Brighter Futures Blankets
Here are the two latest blankets we have completed. Thanks to Jean Ford for assembling the pink and red one and to Wroughton Guide company who made the central panel of small squares in the yellow/green blanket as part of a proficiency badge. Please keep knitting 6inch(15cm) BUT please check that your knitting is a) square and b) measures 6 inches. A recent one was 8 inches square and had to be
re knitted. Also there is no need to iron your squares as the completed blankets have to be washed before they are passed to the hospital. Many thanks. Janet Henderson
Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation
March – Lent Lament
- Join a prayer group at church (or start one if you have to) and intercede for the renewal of creation, for example pray local eco projects, halting species extinction, slowing down climate change. Find monthly intercession updates at prayandfastfortheclimate.org.uk
- Join (or start) an eco-group in your church/town/village to be part of the renewal of Christ’s creation. Community environmental groups need the hope that Christian’s can bring.
- Read the Easter story in one or all of the gospels. Think how you and your church will join with the whole community of creation in celebrating the salvation, renewal and new birth that Jesus’ death and resurrection brings to all things.
The Church Office
The Office will be closed on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th April. I will be back in the office on Wednesday 6th April. Janet Burchell
The Church will be floodlit on Saturday 2nd April by Bill & Greenshields in memory of their son, Andrew on his birth date.
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Sidney Hayward, Sydney Hyde an
Iris Wylie. We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
-Make an Easter Garden-
Designs will vary – this is just an example
When: 7th April -10am
Where: Deanery Academy,
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