Notices for Sunday 8th March 2015

Third Sunday of Lent

 

Open Door Stewards: This is Week 2 on your rota.

Childrens' Society: We raised £86.07 last year. Many thanks to all who contributed. Cynthia Wood

PARISH NEWS: The deadline for contributions to the next edition is TODAY. Articles should be sent to philip.sherratt7@googlemail.com or given in person on Sunday mornings. The magazine will be available on Sunday 22nd March.

Silverwood Nursing Home: The next service will be in the West Wing at 11am on Monday 9th March. Support will be welcomed.

Bible Study Group: The next meeting will be at 2:30pm in the choir vestry on Tuesday 10th March, to continue our study of 2 Samuel.

Pilgrim Course: About this time last year, a number of us had a great time meeting over 6 weeks for the Pilgrim course. A little later this year we are planning to do Pilgrim again with a new topic - the Lord's Prayer.
Anyone is welcome to come along to Pilgrim:
1) Those who have recently started coming to church.
2) Those who want a chance to think about the Christian faith.
3) Those who have been Christians for many years and want to think about the foundations of their faith again.
Pilgrim will be held at Beeston Parish Church from 8pm till 945pm for 6 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday 10th March. Please sign up at the back of church if you are interested. Contact: Ben Hyett or Wayne for more details.

Mothers Union: 11th March Mothers Union Deanery meeting at Carrington For those who wish to join as at Carrington please meet up with other members at Beeston Bus Station by12.45. We will catch a 36 bus to John Lewis, then another bus that will put us down right outside the Church at Carrington.

Mothers Union: 12th March Mothers Union Meeting in the Church. We are exploring the Stations of the Cross. Each of our separate Stations of the Cross paintings will be put before the audience and Sheila will give us a commentary explaining the meaning of each picture with the help of her slides taken at the exact location with appropriate readings from the Bible. Everyone welcome.

Evening Mothers Union Group: - we are a sister-group of the Beeston MU who are unable to attend the normal monthly afternoon meetings due to work or family commitments. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:30pm (or after you have got the kids to bed!) until about 9pm. It is a very informal meeting starting with tea and cake / biscuits and the notices from the main MU meeting held earlier in the afternoon. We usually have a focus for the meeting [please see the Diary at the back of the church for this year's planned diary - speakers, conversation, craft, walks and meals out] with plenty of opportunity to join in the discussion finishing with a prayer. The meetings are usually held in a member's house. We would love to see some new faces there, so please get in touch for more information. Angie Cooper 07949200795 or angie.cooper@ntlworld.com

Next Meeting: Thursday 12th March at Angie's House - Rob Wiggins our Curate is going to talk to us about ‘A Different World...'. Rob has been heard to say how things are different for his life now he has his curacy here in Beeston, things are different from his church in Clifton. We are looking forward to hearing about his journey to Beeston and to life as a curate and the changes he has seen and experienced along the way. Please join us if you can.

Olivet to Calvary: Our choir will once again join with the choir from the Methodist Church and this year will be performing J.H. Maunder's 'Olivet to Calvary'. This recalls simply and reverently in music some of the scenes which mark the last few days of the Saviour's life on earth, beginning on Palm Sunday and concluding at Calvary. It will last a little over an hour and includes hymns for everyone to join in with. You are warmly invited to join us in the Parish Church on Sunday 22nd March at 6.30pm as we mark the start of Passiontide and begin our preparations for Holy Week and Easter. A retiring collection will be taken.

Boot Orchestra Concert: Saturday 28th March, 7.30pm. Concert by the Boots Orchestra, with violinist Megumi Rolfe. Tickets (£8.00, Concessions £5.00) can be purchased during Open Door. More details on the poster at the back of church.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Ian Macrae Smith, Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Margery Cooper, Jean Smith, Iris Beazley and Chris Warren who are sick. Remember also Ewen James Mathison who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.

 

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