Weekly Notices 15th March 2020

Sunday 15th March 2020

 

10.30 Service 

Rev David Alford

Theme: Living Water

 

Duty Stewards: Adrian and Karen

Welcome Stewards:

 Chris and Judith

Collection Stewards:

Jackie and Caron

Refreshments:

Brenda J and vol

Flowers: Brenda and Barry

‘Time Out’: Diane (& Jackie)

 

6 pm Lyndon People – Rev David Alford

 

The flowers this week are given by Marion Pontin in loving memory of her husband Des.

From the Minister’s Desk ........

Today is the third Sunday in Lent. We focus our opening liturgy on Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. Aware of the mandate of how we should wash our hands in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak, it helps theology to focus’s our minds on the needs of many and how we as a church follow the Government and Methodist church advice in a duty care, as Jesus was displaying in a servant ministry before the ultimate sacrifice. Today’s theme is ‘The Living Water. Please hold all in your prayers.

God Bless You

from David

 

NOTICEs

Gift Day 8th March in aid of car park and general refurbishment costs.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to our gift day last week. With Gift Aid taken into account, we raised an amazing £7091.75

What a mighty God we have !

Lent Prayer and Discussion: Every Wednesday 7pm except Wednesday

18th March when the prayer meeting will be followed by Bible Study

Big Breakfast: Thank you to everyone who helped at or supported Big Breakfast.

Shoe Box Appeal: This month we are collecting toothbrushes (no toothpaste thank you) to put into Shoe Boxes later in the year. Please give your donations to Kate or a steward.

Film Morning. It has been necessary to change the dates given in the Magazine. The 20th March and 3rd April are cancelled and there will now be a final showing of The Gospel of John DVD on Thursday 26th March 10 am. This will be the dramatisation of the events leading up to and of Easter Week (from John ch 14)

Cleaning Day 21st March: All hands on deck for our spring cleaning day. Please let Shirley know if you can help.

 

Service 

Theme: The story of the Samaritan Women at the well

 ‘The living water’

 

Welcome:  Steward

Opening prayer

Hymn stf 51 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father

An introduction & declaration of baptism: The baptism of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well?

Gospel Reading John 4: 5-42

(Time out leave)

Scripture Reading Exodus 17: 1-7 ‘Water from the Rock’

Sermon:  ‘’The living water’

Hymn stf 248 I heard the voice of Jesus say

Prayers of intercession

Offertory

(Time out return) (Show and tell)

Hymn stf 82 O Lord, my God, when I awesome wonder (How great thou art)

Blessing

 

 

Sunday 22nd March 2020

 

10.30 Messy Mothering Sunday Service with Holy Communion

Rev David Alford

Duty Stewards: Trevor and Jean

Welcome Stewards:

Tony and David

Communion Stewards

 Alan and Maisie

Collection Stewards:

Lynne and John E

Refreshments:

Messy Church volunteers

Flowers: Wendy

‘Time Out’: Pam (& Christine)

 

 *Monday 16th March

10.15 am Pitter Patter Play

*Tuesday 17th March

Ladies Fellowship 2pm – Rev David

* Wednesday 18th March

9.30 am Word & Sacrament

from 6 pm Boys’ Brigade

7 pm Prayer meeting

followed by Bible Study  

*Thursday 19th March

from 5.45 pm Girls’ Brigade

*Friday 20th March

12noon Lunch Club –

Gammon and parsley sauce

Arts & Crafts Group 1:15pm – 3pm

Saturday 21st March

Church cleaning day