19th July 2015

2015 Year of discipleship

Sunday 19th July 2015

Trinity 7

 

A PRAYER FOR ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE

Lord, by your Holy Spirit,

we ask you to empower and energise

each and every Christian in their calling to serve you.

Strengthen and protect them; bless and enable them so they might be “salt” and “light”

to the communities they serve. Amen

Today

8.00am        Holy Communion

10.00am      The Gathering

11.30am       Baptism Service for Ethan Hoyland

6.00pm        Evening Eucharist

Diary – Week Commencing – Sunday 19th July

Monday 20th July

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.30am        Bible Study Group followed by lunch –  11 St John Road

8.00pm         Supper and Chat – The Brown Jack

Tuesday 21st July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm         Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 22nd July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am        Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

Thursday 23rd July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

1.30pm         Funeral Service for June Cook

7.30pm         Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Carol & Tricia

Friday 24th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm         Bellringers Practice – Church

7.00pm         115 Club – Church Hall

Saturday 25th July

1.00pm         Wedding Service for Robert Gardner and Sharleen Greening

3.00pm         Wedding Service for Alex Cohen and Julia Tickle

Forthcoming Events

Ladies Who Lunch          

EXTRA ONE

Monday 3rd August at 12.30pm at The Blue Boar, Aldbourne

Tuesday  18th August at 12.30pm at The Plough, Chiseldon

Supper and Chat

Monday 20th and 27th July at The Brown Jack at 8pm

Holiday Club

10th -14th  August – Church hall

Harvest Supper

6th October, Legge House.

New Services from Sunday 26th July

8.00 am         Holy Communion              Every Sunday

10.00 am      Parish Communion           Every Sunday

4.00pm          Church at 4                          Every Sunday in the Church Hall

6.00pm          Evensong                              First Sunday every month

Sunday 26th July 2015

Trinity 8

8.00am          Holy Communion

Preacher:       Dr John Godfree

Sidesmen:      John & Iris Smith

10.00am      Parish Communion

Preacher:       Dr John Godfree

Intercessor:   Carolyn Perry

Reading:        Ephesians 3: 14-end

Reader:         Alan Gregory

Server:           Kathy Gregory and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidesman:      Mike & Bridget Awre

4.00pm        Church at 4

Led by:         Revd Nicola Such

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Jane Catchpole, Joyce Archer and Brian Taylor who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

2015 Year of discipleship

Church at 4 starts Next Sunday 26th July

It’s only a fortnight before our new informal 4pm service in the Parish Hall each Sunday begins. We would like to encourage everyone to think about how they might support this venture as we seek new opportunities to inspire and encourage present and future generations of disciples. There are many opportunities to get involved, and there will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church after services today on which you can indicate your interest.

New Parish Office Opening Hours

From this Monday the Parish Office will be open from 10am-12 noon. If you have any matter that needs the attention of our Parish Administrator, please call only between 10am and 12 noon. Thank you

Thank you from Nicola

Thank you so much for joining with me at the Cathedral for my priesting- it was lovely to see familiar smiling faces as I walked in- and for celebrating with me last week too- the cake and prosecco was delicious!

Gift for Nicola

If you would like to contribute to a gift for Nicola in celebration of her ordination to the priesthood, please give your contribution to one of the churchwardens, leave it at the parish office or send it on line to the church bank account (ref: Nicola)- details on the back page. Thank you.

Diocesan Strategy 2016-18: Creating Connections –connected with God, connected with our communities, connected with each other-

Please take from the back of church and read a copy of the latest diocesan newsletter which lays the foundations for our Diocesan Strategy 2016-18 which will be launched and proposed in full at Diocesan Synod in September. It expresses the Diocese’s vision, the challenges we face and what we need to do to overcome those challenges. What do you think and what part will you play? Details of how to share your comments and questions can be found on the back page of the newsletter. Electronic versions available via www.bristol.anglican.org/strategy

Polar Explorers As we continue to plan for Holiday Club there are a few things we need your help with. Please collect and bring to church cardboard centres from kitchen rolls, empty yogurt pots and empty small glass jars with lids ( the sort that hotels provide containing marmalade or jam ) we also value your continuing  prayers for the leaders and the children who will come. Next planning meeting will be at 8pm on Monday 20th July at 59 Tismeads Cres.
Bellringers – Thank You

Thank you to all those who helped with and participated in the recent bell ringers taster event.

HELP NEEDED – 115 CLUB needs fresh new leaders to help take the club forward on the first and third Fridays of each month till Christmas. Please speak to Helena Thomas or Teresa Townsend if you can help.

Parish Weekend on Discipleship

16th -18th October at Wokefield Park Hotel near Reading. Bishop Mike will be leading us for the weekend. Booking forms are available

Please book your place now!

Magna Flora at Salisbury Cathedral

A visit is being arranged by Friends of Wroughton Parish Church to Salisbury Cathedral on Friday 18th September to visit their Magna Flora flower festival. Details and booking forms are available on the chest at the back of church.

Race for Life 5k

Last Sunday morning my daughter, daughter in law and I took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life at Newbury. We were all pleased with our results and thanks to the generous sponsorship of so many of you I have raised £582 so far which is amazing. It’s not too late to add to this total either by crossing my palm with gold (or notes!) or by going to Justgiving.com/janethenderson. Many, many thanks. Janet Henderson

The Ride and Stride is scheduled for

Saturday 12th September 2015.

This year’s Wiltshire Historic Churches Cycle Ride and Stride, organised by the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, takes place on Saturday 12th September. The event seeks participants to raise sponsorship by visiting as many Wiltshire Churches as they are able in the day, either by bicycle or on foot (or horseback, if you wish), commencing at 10.00 am and concluding at 6.00 pm. The participating Churches take you across the county’s urban and rural scenery. Whether you just want to visit handful of churches or fill the whole day, it doesn’t matter – if you are interested in taking part in this sponsored event, raising money for the maintenance and fabric of Wiltshire’s many and varied historic church buildings, please contact local event organiser, Mike Mason (tel 632574) for further details and a sponsor form. There is also a dedicated facility for this event in ‘Just Giving’, so sponsorship can be managed on line.

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

Mission to Seafarers

Over the next two months your prayers are asked for this charity.  We have heard much about the many fleeing their home countries by boat to escape conflict and persecution.  Yet in the background of these crises there are hundreds of merchant seafarers whose moral and legal duty is to intervene in human tragedies at sea and attempt rescues, in the absence of coastguard and naval intervention. Seafarers put lives first. However, this too comes at great risk to their personal safety and indeed to their mental wellbeing. The Mission to Seafarers is working with seafarers who have been so traumatised by major incidents of shipping disasters involving great loss of human lives, that they need its help and support with post-traumatic stress counselling. The perilous predicament of seafarers should be emphasised because without them many more lives will be lost.  The world expects so much of seafarers in these rescue operations but don’t give them a thought in terms of the danger that this places them in.

Please pray:

  • for the safety of seafarers and migrants in dangerous situations on the open sea
  • for the Mission to Seafarers offering help and counselling to seafarers badly affected by their experiences
  • that the International Christian Maritime Association’s lobbying of governments to recognise the role of seafarers in this human tragedy will be successful.

 

This week please pray for:-

  • The Mission to Seafarers
  • The residents of Moormead Road and The Mountings
  • Those preparing for our new service starting 26th July
  • Robert & Sharleen and Alex & Julia and their families as they marry in Church on Saturday
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially June Cook and Tracy Kidman-Pepper, Constance Davis. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.