Notice Sheet – 25th February

2nd Sunday of Lent

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion     –      Revd David Lindsay

9.30am All Age Communion   –   Revd Emma Racklyeft &  Revd Canon John Byrne

11.15 Private baptism    –   Revd Emma Racklyeft

6.00pm Evensong   –   Revd David Lindsay

Today’s Readings

8.00am Romans 4: 13-end Mark 8: 31-end

9.30am Malachi 3: 1 and 4:5 Mark 1: 2-13


Vicar’s day off this week: Friday 2nd March

Church Hall Cleaning Party

Many thanks to all who came to the cleaning party yesterday and worked so hard.
Samantha Davidson.

TRAIDCRAFT on sale today.
On Tuesday 27th February at 12.30pm we will be holding a funeral service for Mrs Elspeth ‘Betty’ Etherington.

Bereavement Support Group
Wednesday 28th February in the Heath Room, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Our chosen charity, the Air Ambulance Team, will be talking about their work. All are welcome.
Merrill Partridge.

Messy Church planning this Weds 7.30pm at the Vicarage. Revd Emma

Confirmation Preparation
Session 1: Thursday 1st March  at 6.30pm in the Upper Room.
Revd Sandie on 02392 362 591

World Day of Prayer (formerly ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’)
This year we will be joining other local churches at the service on Friday 2nd March at 2.00pm at St Wilfrid’s Church,  Padnell Rd, Cowplain. All are welcome to join us. Di Dey.

SAVE THE DATE  All Saints APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) will be held Sunday 15th April at 11.30am followed by a bring and share lunch.  This is a really important meeting to review 2017 but also hear about the PCC plans for 2018 and beyond… so please make sure you attend. 

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2018
This year Bishop Christopher’s Lent Appeal will be given to the work of Christian Aid and other local organisations that support refugees. If you would like more information or to donate please take an envelope from the back of the church. These can be placed in the offertory during Sunday services throughout Lent.

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.

Christian Aid week this year is May 13th- 19th. Last year we delivered envelopes only to almost every house in Denmead and invited people to bring their envelopes or donations to a free coffee morning on the Saturday morning. We are following the same format this year, as it was successful last year. If you delivered envelopes and flyers last year we are hoping you will be able to again this year. If you cannot deliver could you please let Angela Herring know on 023 9226 3215 or 07890 995 327.

SAVE THE DATE!The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood will be back on Wednesday 21st November.Tickets will be on sale from 5th March, available from Gill Barge or the Church Office, and Barnard’s will once again be offering a pre-concert supper that night… so save the date and make sure you buy your tickets early: they sold out in three weeks last year!

Growing in Church and Community

On the third Sunday of each month at 6.00pm, beginning on March 18th, our Informal Evening Service will focus on prayer for our church and community.

We want to see our church grow:

  • numerically – that more people will come to know Jesus
  • 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

Next week’s services

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm Healing Service

Next week’s readings

8.00am 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25 John 2: 13-22

9.30am Deuteronomy 8:3 Psalm 91:11-12

Matthew 4:1-10