Notices for this week

Sunday 24th March 2019 — 3rd of Lent

10 a.m. Joint Parishes’ Communion @ Althorne

12 noon Baptism @ Althorne (baby Midson)

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. Amen.

Prayers during this week:

pray that we will daily continue to look and listen for God in our lives during this holy season of Lent;

Pray for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and the Most Revd. Paul Kwong, Archbishop;

for troubled areas of the world;

 for those in Franklin Rd and Riverside Cottages (NF);

 those who are unwell: David H; Richard N; those known to us personally, and the family and friends of those who have recently died.

Please remember to give pewsheet/website items to Revd. Sandra by 5 p.m. each Wednesday, and not to disturb her on Fridays.

What’s on?

Mon. 25th: 7.30 PCC (CN)  Greentrees Ave

Tue.26th:  7.30 Deanery Synod (Woodham Walter)

Wed. 27th: 9.30 a.m. BCP Communion (A)

Thu. 28th: 11 Interment of ashes (A); 7.30 p.m. Meeting for Deanery Churchwardens (to be confirmed)

Fri. 29th: SM free day

Sat.30th: British Summer Time starts– clocks go forward overnight.

Sun.31st: Mothering Sunday 8.45 a.m.Holy Communion (SMM); 10 a.m. Morning Praise (NF); 11.15 Morning Praise (A); 11.30 a.m. Morning Praise (CN)

Wardens (current and potential)  The Archdeacon’s Visitation  will this year be in the evening of 14th May (for the whole Archdeaconry—please mark this in your diary). Please remember to give your nomination form to Revd. Sandra before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting starts.

Easter Lilies—donations welcome to the pot in each church, or to the ‘flower lady’  Please give your donation as soon  as possible.

Easter Eve (20th April) we need someone to provide and light a brazier (or similar) at Cold Norton at 8 p.m. for the Easter Fire. The usual people are not available.

Althorne’s APCM last weekend returned the same people to posts. The remaining APCMs are 11th April (SMM), 28th April (CN) and 30th April (NF)