This Sunday is Trinity Sunday.
There is no 9.15am Praise Service as there is a Team Service at St. Michael’s at 10am, when Jeremy will take the service for St. Mary’s, St.Thomas’ and St. Michael’s.
Michelle Fotherby and Zoe are organizing activities in the Hall for the children, so for once, parents will have space for themselves during the service. The children will join us for the communion with their parents.
Trinity Sunday comes directly after Pentecost, the birth of the Christian Church, when Peter baptised 3000 people into the Church.
The last thing Jesus told his apostles, before his Ascension, was that they should baptize people in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – The Trinity (3 united)’
The Trinity that brought the Universe into being in the first 3 verses of the Bible, when the Spirit of God moved over deep space and the Word (Jesus) of God the Creator said “Let there be light.” and the Big Bang happened.
This week is our Super Sunday 10am service to celebrate Pentecost – the Coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Christian Church.
In past times, this was called Whitsunday, short for White Sunday when Confirmation services were held and girls wore white, as we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit at our Confirmation.
Practising Christians should take Holy Communion at least 3 times a year, Easter and Christmas as compulsory and the 3rd one often Pentecost.
We will have cake and coffee afterwards in the hall.
There will be a Confirmation later in the year, so if you or your children have not yet been confirmed, please think about this and let me or the office know.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
This Sunday is our Early Birds service in the hall at 9:15am. Margaret is doing the story this week, so if you are not on holiday, we would love to see you.
The following Sunday 9th we are having a Super Sunday service at 10:00am to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. There will be coffee and cakes in the hall afterwards.
Sunday 16th there will be a Team Service at 10:00am. Michelle Fotherby will be organizing activities for the children in the Hall with Zoe.
I do hope you are enjoying the half term holiday and return refreshed next week.
This Sunday at 9.15am, is our short Praise Service and Peter and I are taking it. The story is about Jesus healing someone who has been ill for 38 years!
Thank you all for the wonderful Spring Fair last Saturday, it was so lovely to see so many children and their families enjoying themselves. Well done to so many people giving up their time to make this such a success and thank you God for the lovely weather. Not one drop of rain till everything was packed away!
On Thursday 30th May, there is an Ascension Day service at 8pm at St. Thomas’. when Jesus returned to heaven, leaving the apostles to await the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
We are having a Super Sunday at 10am on 9th June to celebrate Pentecost, the third most important date in the Christian Year.
Please do note there will not be Messy Church that day, so we can all gather together as the Apostles did to await The Holy Spirit’s arrival.
I do hope you all have a good half term
This Sunday is our Family Communion Service with Rev Jeremy Brooks at 9.15am. Please come and support him, as he has been so supportive to us during our interregnum.
It is our Spring Fair this Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm. Please get baking and bring your cakes, bikkies, buns and cupcakes to the Church Meeting Rooms from 9.30am Friday to be wrapped.
If you haven’t volunteered and have an hour or 2 to spare, please let Chris L. or the office know.
There are hot dogs and burgers, teas and refreshments, fantastic Raffle Prizes, tombolas, our popular plant stall, activities for the children including a bouncy castle in the church and rides!
A truly fun day out – please do come on Saturday and bring your families and friends.
I look forward to seeing you
This week it is Messy Church at 4pm in the hall (no 9.15am service!) and we look forward to seeing you.
In case you haven’t heard, Reverend Sharon Roberts has been appointed our new vicar and will probably join us soon, when we have been able to arrange a suitable date with Bishop Alan to licence her. Sharon is part of the Beaconsfield team at St. Mary’s at present, but many of you may already know her. She took our lovely Mothering Sunday service at the end of March and organized the beautiful prayer station in St.Michael’s during Holy Week. The decision by the interviewing panel was unanimous. Thank you God!
Only 1 week to our Spring Fair, Margaret Skinner is desperate for tombola prizes please. Bakers please bring your cakes etc to the Church Meeting Rooms after 9.30am Friday if you would like them wrapped or Saturday morning (preferably early enough for them to be wrapped or bring wrapped by yourselves!)
We still need lots of volunteers, particularly for the children’s activities. The more volunteers, the more activities we can do! Even if you can only do an hour, it gives a stall holder a chance to have a cuppa or a burger! Thank you!