Notice Sheet – 18th March

5th Sunday of Lent

Today’s Services President 

8.00am Holy Communion     –     Revd Emma Racklyeft

9.30am Parish Communion   –  Revd Sandie Osborne &  Revd Emma Racklyeft

6.00pm Informal Service (prayer and praise) –  Revd Emma Racklyeft

Today’s Readings

8.00am Hebrews 5: 5-10 John 12: 20-33

9.30am Matthew 4: 17-23 Luke 9: 57-62 

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March

Mother’s Union  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30pm in the Heath Room, when we will have a talk by the Revd Sandie Osborne on The Iona Community.   Everyone is most welcome to attend.

On Thursday 22nd March at 2.00pm we will be holding a Thanksgiving Service for Cynthia Jenkins.

Saturday 24th March 8.30am Men’s Breakfast in Heath Room with speaker Richard Portlock. ‘s theme will be‘The World We Live In’ – a look at present day culture, law and faith. promises to be an interesting introduction to what it can mean to have faith in 21st century UK society. is an experiencedand. men welcome. sign the list in church or emailbyrne.jv@gmail.comWe look forward to seeing you for a good breakfast and a good address!

Easter Lilies at All Saints  As Easter approaches if anyone would like to make a donation in memory of loved ones, towards the lilies, please give donations to Samantha Davidson or to Claire Holland at the church office.

Help needed  — We’re looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to help make drinks at our weekly Toddler Group  on a Friday morning starting from the 20th April.  If you can help please speak to Revd Emma

Growing in Church and Community  TONIGHT at our Informal Evening Service we will  be focussing  on prayer for our church and community.  We want to see our church grow numerically – that more people will come to know Jesus, and that our church will grow spiritually – that each of us will deepen in our relationship with God. We also want to pray for our community – asking God to bless homes and families, neighbours and friends, schools, care homes, shops, farms and businesses.

The service will begin with songs and hymns of worship and a Bible reading, followed by time to listen to God and to bring our church and community to him in a time of prayer. We hope to have specific prayer focusses each month, and open prayer, as we respond to the Holy Spirit’s leading.

Please join us in this as we take time to wait on God and seek his blessing together. Revd. Emma

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard stays awake in vain.
Psalm 127:1

Bereavement Group  meeting on Wednesday 28th March in the Church Hall, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Revision of Electoral Roll  The PCC are currently reviewing the Electoral Roll. It is displayed in the porch — please check your details and let Angela Herring know of any changes. If you would like to enrol please pick up an application form from the Church Office and  return to Angela Herring.

The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood will be back on Wednesday 21st Novemberfor a concert in church at 7.30pm.

TICKETS COST £12 (including refreshments) & ARE ON SALE NOWGill Barge or the Church Office. Barnard’s restaurant are once again offering a pre-concert supper that night – tel: 023 9225 7788 to book a table. Further details can be found in the leaflets available at the back of church or on the church website.

Christian Aid week this year is May 13th- 19th. Last year we delivered envelopes to almost every house in Denmead and invited people to bring their envelopes or donations to a free coffee morning on the Saturday. We are following the same format this year, as it was so successful. If you delivered envelopes and flyers last year we are hoping you will be able to again this year. If you cannot please call Angela Herring on 023 9226 3215

Next week’s services

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Communion

6.00pm Evensong

Next week’s readings

8.00am Philippians 2: 5-11 Mark  14

9.30am Mark  8: 34-37