St Peter / Balsall Common

To download a copy of this weeks newsletter as a word file - PRESS HERE

Welcome to St Peter’s Newsletter for the week beginning March 3rd

     


Contents

If you have anything to be included next week, please get it to Margaret Eyre by 09:30am Thursday.

mgoodmaneyre@aol.com

Worship

on this

THIRD SUNDAY of LENT

The liturgical colour is purple

09:30am Sung Eucharist led by Sue Restall

click on this link after 09:20 – it will open in YouTube

https://youtube.com/live/bE0339shCCM

&

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...

click on this link after 10:50 – it will open in YouTube

https://youtube.com/live/HdqOqyqRVfc

&

6:00 Choral Evensong

BIBLE READINGS

Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

COLLECT

Almighty God,

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

www.spcbalsall.church/service/

What’s on at St Peter’s this week

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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

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 have died recently: Enid Jansen& Michael Clinton

PARISH NOTICES

KNITTING PROJECTS FOR PREMATURE BABY UNITS, PRISONS AND MALAWI

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 alibennett@me.co.uk Thank you Alison

LENT REFLECTIONS – this year’s series of talks are based on Trailblazers of Faith: Women Spiritual Icons in Christian History & are being heldin the Methodist Hall, Station Road.

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 clmap18@gmail.com

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.

For Zoom link click: CoU 2024 Lent Meditations

Meeting ID: 813 1041 7352 Passcode: 181962

HELPING HANDS continue to need our support & are very grateful for the donations we give.

Demand is still high and at present the greatest need is for: tea bags, biscuits and jam as well as the usual toiletries.

GO GREENER FOR LENT

Please share your tips and good ideas with everyone – email them to Rachel Westwood our ECO church leadRachel230westwood@btinternet.com or the editormgoodmaneyre@aol.com