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Welcome to St Peter’s Newsletter for the week beginning March 3rd
- Worship this Sunday
- What’s on this week
- Next week’s services
- For your daily prayers
- Parish notices & pleas for help!
- Weekly eco tip
If you have anything to be included next week, please get it to Margaret Eyre by 09:30am Thursday.
THIRD SUNDAY of LENT
The liturgical colour is purple
09:30am Sung Eucharist led by Sue Restall
- To follow the service from your home,
click on this link after 09:20 – it will open in YouTube
11:00 Informal Service
Take a break from the busy noisy world and join us as we explore how God searches for us in quiet ways. We will hear the story of Elijah as he searches for God's voice, and find out how we can Grow with God as we plant some vegetable seeds together...
- To follow the service from your home,
click on this link after 10:50 – it will open in YouTube
6:00 Choral Evensong
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
‘Livestreamed’ services can be accessed at any time thereafter by visiting the church ‘access’ page to find the links for services
What’s on at St Peter’s this week
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Warm Welcome ‘Drop-in’ including a selection of activities and refreshments, everyone is welcome.
- 1:30pm – 3:00pm TEENY TINIES & TODDLERS in the hall, with refreshments!
- 08:40am – 10:00am 4th of the LENT REFLECTIONS.
in the Methodist Hall, Station Road. It starts with Danish pastries and tea or coffee & the talk will start around 9:00 am and followed by a discussion. More details in the Parish News section.
10:00am – midday UKRAINIAN CONVERSATION CLUB in the church lounge
NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES
- 09:30am Sung Eucharistled by Stephen Mayes
- 11:00 Informal Service
For your daily prayers
This week we are asked prayerfully to remember: the Province of Uganda; judges & magistrates; residents of Chattaway Drive & Foxes Way; everyone who is blind or has failing eyesight
vPlease pray for rain in Malawi. All the crops are failing due to lack of rain. We need gentle rain - not like last year: from Agnes in Malawi.
- those who are ill, struggling or recovering, including:Joyce Marlow, Barry Standley, Joy Webster, Jean Mauger, George Badger, Melisa Dubar, Yvonne Gorton,Gillian Lee, Margaret Swain, Joan Rampton, Kathryn, Rosemary Birse, Martyn Spencer, Maureen & Jill, David Leighton, Eva Gouldon & Sean Reyes
Those who have died recently: Enid Jansen& Michael Clinton
- those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time: Les Bwye, Norman Slater, Val Coles, Grace Fagg, Lionel Brown, Mary Webb
- please continue to pray for those of our congregation who cannot worship with us due to poor health or infirmity
We are in desperate need of wool for all the knitting projects that we collect for!
We especially need baby wool (double knit or 4 ply) in pale and pastel colours, double knit in a variety of colours for the teddies, and bright or dark colours for the blankets for Malawi. We can use up part balls of wool too - nothing goes to waste! Thicker wools such as chunky and arran are also used for making blankets.
If you would like to donate wool, please contact me on 07799 418601or by email email@example.com Thank you Alison
The subject of this week’s session is Teresa of Avila and the speaker is Annie McCormick. For more information speak to Claire Laland or Eileen Lamb or ask one of them for a Lent Reflection leaflet.
Claire Laland firstname.lastname@example.org
LENT POEM REFLECTION the Chapel of Unity in Coventry Cathedral is hosting an online 20-minute @ 6.00pm each Monday evening during Lent. Hear the poem, share a reflection and end with prayer.
We will follow a selection of the poems taken from The Heart’s Time edited by Janet Morley.
- Week 1- 19 February It is dangerous to read newspapers by Margaret Attwood
- Week 2 -26 February On his blindness by John Milton
- Week 3- 4 March The Wrong Beds byRoger McGough
- Week 4- 11March Those Winter Sundays byRobert Hayden
- Week 5- 18 March I am the great sun byCharles Causley
- Week 6- 25 March Pax by D H Lawrence
For Zoom link click: CoU 2024 Lent Meditations
Meeting ID: 813 1041 7352 Passcode: 181962
Demand is still high and at present the greatest need is for: tea bags, biscuits and jam as well as the usual toiletries.
- §Grow your own. Whether you have a garden or sunny windowsill:
- §try sowing broad beans &/or parsnips in the garden but only if the soil is at least 50C!
- §or start off tomato & sweet pepper seeds in a greenhouse/on a windowsill.
- Change your method of transport. How about walking or cycling for repeated errands, choosing one day a week to walk, cycle or take public transport to work where you are able to.
Please share your tips and good ideas with everyone – email them to Rachel Westwood our ECO church leadRachel230westwood@btinternet.com or the email@example.com