Sunday 18th March 2018
Open Door Stewards: This is Week 3 on your rota.
WANTED! Two willing volunteers needed for Brass Cleaning. Please see Sheila Allton for more details.
Count Your Blessings: The Mothers’ Union invite you to join us during Lent and Count your Blessings in aid of MU and diocesan projects. Leaflets are available at the back of church. Thank you.
NG9 Schools’ Prayer: Please join us from 9am at Christ Church Chilwell on Tuesday 20th March to pray for God’s blessing on the children and staff in our local schools. We will then deliver cake to staff to thank them for all that they do.
It would be great if you can bring cake, but do join us to pray even if you can’t. Or you can drop off cake without staying to pray. All are welcome, including young children. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soupa(!) Conversation: Following the Eucharist on Tuesday 20th March, there will be a chance for soup and conversation. Please join us and if you have a theme or item for discussion let the clergy know and we will try and look at it.
Augustine to Justin: Meetings until Easter: 20th March, meet at 3 Linden Grove for salt herring and a video. 27th March, no meeting Pat Atkins (925 6327).
Mothers’ Union Deanery Quiet Afternoon: Tuesday 20th March at 2pm at Christ Church Cinderhill, led by our MU Chaplain, Rev. Robert Breckles. A few people are planning to go by bus. Please join them if you can. Sheila Allton
Lent House Group: Next week will be our last meeting – we will be thinking about the raising of Lazarus. All welcome (even if you’ve never been or missed a few weeks). Sheenagh email@example.com / 07747 483760
PCC Change of Date: Please note the PCC scheduled for Thursday 15th March will now be on Thursday 22nd March at 7:30pm. Thanks.
Palm Sunday: Easter Chicks (with chocolate egg inside!) will be on sale for Cancer Research UK.
Celebrating the resurrection: At our Easter services, it is customary for members of the congregation to bring musical instruments, bells and whistles to be used during a fanfare prior to the Gloria. This will take place at both the 7.30pm service on Holy Saturday and the 10am service on Easter Day. Please check at home to see if you have something suitable to bring!
Easter Lilies: Anyone wishing to make a donation, please see Pauline. Thank you.
Mothers’ Union: The next meeting will be on 12th April at 2:15pm. We will be welcoming a representative from Framework who will be speaking about their work. All welcome.
Parish Office: Please note that Kathryn will be in the Parish office on Wednesday 4th April, instead of Thursday 5th April. Please let her have anything for Sunday 8th April before Wednesday 4th April. Many thanks.
APCM: In readiness for this year’s APCM on Sunday 22nd April, please could any Group Leaders send their reports for last year to Kathryn asap. Many thanks.
Thank You to all who either bring books and/or purchase books from the Church Book Stall. £50 has been paid into the Church Fund.
The Sacrament of Confession: As part of your Lenten journey you may feel that you would like to have formal confessions. If this is so, please speak to Father Wayne or Father Rob. Also be aware that all three clergy are available for listening if you have a spiritual need.
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
Baptisms: Darcey Louise Elizabeth Upton and Rory Peter Sutton will be baptised here at 12:15pm today. Please support and pray for Darcey and Rory and their parents and Godparents.
Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Sheila Stanley, Rev. Susan Bloomfield, Karen Thorpe, Tony Ford and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also Stephanie Donnelly who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.