This Sunday is our Family Communion at 9.15am and we welcome the Team Rector Jeremy, who has just returned from the Holy Land, please come and support him.
In 2 weeks time it will be Mothering Sunday at 10am on 31st March, when we will be giving out posies (we are making these on Friday 29th, if you would like to help, please let me know).
This year, Mothering Sunday falls a day before the Annunciation, the day when the Angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her she would be the mother of God and Sharon Roberts is coming to take our Super Sunday service. Being lucky enough to be a mother is one of the greatest gifts there is, do try and come and thank God for our children.
This year I am again having the Easter Egg Hunt on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April, do hope many of you will bring your children to this fund raising event, details nearer the time.
This week we have Family Communion at 9:15am. Hazel will be doing extended communion as we have no priest this Sunday. So Cathy will consecrate the bread and wine at 8:00am service. Please come and support her.
I do hope you will all have a relaxing and refreshing half term. If you are not away next Sunday 24th, there is the Snowdrop Walk at Underwood between 2-4pm, children will need wellies and dogs need leads please. The snowdrops are looking wonderful this year, so please come and enjoy them.
The Pancake Party is on Shrove Tuesday 5th March. As we don’t have Camilla this year, would a couple of parents please volunteer to organize the races? Let me or the office know if you can.
Also anyone who’s able to make and bring pancakes please let us know – children can eat loads!
2 Forward dates for your diaries – 31st March 10am Mothering Sunday service with posies.
22nd April Easter Monday, Easter Egg Hunt at Underwood
Have a lovely half term
There is no 9:15am service this Sunday, as it is Messy Church at 4:00pm in the hall. We do hope you will be able to join us.
We are now less than 4 weeks away from the start of Lent, so please make a note in your diaries that our annual Pancake Party is at 3:45pm-5:00pm on Tuesday 5th March, Shrove Tuesday (the day before Lent starts).
If you haven’t been to this, it is great fun – eat lots of pancakes and run pancake races!
The snowdrop walk will be Sunday 24th February here at Underwood between 2:00pm – 4:00pm – £2 per person or £5 per family, all proceeds go towards the running of our church, which is nearly £400 a day!
If you don’t already do so, please consider making a regular contribution to St Michael’s.
If you haven’t filled in your form for the new Electoral Roll, please collect a form from the back of the church. Thank you !
This Sunday is Early Birds in the Hall at 9.15 am. It is Candlemas, the end of the Season of Christmas and Epiphany, so the crib now goes away. Candlemas is when Jesus was taken as a baby to the temple and Simeon recognizes him as the Messiah and says that wonderful prayer, The Nunc Dimitis (still said at Evensong) – “Lord now let your servant depart in peace, for I have seen your Salvation.” Jesus is the light to everybody in the world.
Every 6 years, the Church of England has to update the Electoral Roll. And it’s this year! So PLEASE collect a form from the back of the church (if you haven’t already got one) and fill it in as soon as poss. It is 1 form per individual not per family.
It is particularly important, while we have no vicar. It would be dreadful if the powers that be saw our numbers weren’t going up, so we didn’t warrant a full time vicar!!
I am hoping to have the Snowdrop Walk on Sunday 24th Feb, so please pencil it in your diaries.
Xandie’s Shout Out
This week is our Praise Service at 9.15am with Peter, and I am doing the talk, so I look forward to seeing you.
I had a lovey time last Sunday at my grandson’s baptism at a beautiful church on the banks of the Thames in London, with all my children and 7 grandchildren.
Please keep praying for our churchwardens as we prepare to advertise for a new vicar, that the person God has chosen for us, will see the advertisement and answer it.
The St Michael’s Church Profile is now available on our website, you will find it on our Welcome page. 2 hard copies are at the back of the Church, please share. Thank you.
I hope you all enjoyed the snow this week – I’m sure your children did!