Weekly Sheets

Weekly Sheet 19th May

Dear All

Weekly Sheet 19th May 2019

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
God bless
xands

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Weekly Sheet 12th May

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Dear All
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!

God bless
xands

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Weekly Sheet 5th May

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Dear All

This Sunday is our Early Birds service in the Hall at 9.15am. The story is the Road to Emmaus, where 2 disciples recognized Jesus on Easter Day, when he took the bread at supper and broke it. We meet Jesus at Holy Communion, when we communicate with Him, on a one to one basis. In our modern world, we communicate one to one daily on our smartphones, keeping our relationships with those we love alive  –do we communicate with Jesus as often?  Keeping our relationship with him alive? We should!

Thank you to those who came and enjoyed the beautiful bluebells, last Sunday. We raised £50, only 6 days after the Easter Egg Hunt. Well done! Your support for St. Michael’s is so appreciated.

Only 2 weeks to the Spring Fair – we need children’s value items (i.e. scooter, bike, etc), any bottles for the bottle tombola, children’s tombola prizes, cakes and your help for a couple of hours to help run stalls. Please volunteer!

Please spread the word to your friends and family and come 11-2 Saturday 18th May.
God bless
xands

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Weekly Sheet 28th April

Dear All

This Sunday we have our Praise Service at 9.15am, we would love to see you and the subject is Doubting Thomas.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, I can’t remember when we have had such glorious weather at Easter! We raised £240 at the Easter Egg Hunt – a record, well done!

Due to a late Easter and a very early Spring, we will have to have the Bluebell Walk this Sunday, as the bluebells are all out already! Many of you were away over Easter, so I look forward to seeing you 2-4pm  this Sunday, if you can make it.

Daphne and Chris Lockett will be interviewing for our new vicar this Thursday. There are 2 applicants, please pray that they have the wisdom and insight to choose the one God has chosen for us.

Only 3 weeks till the Spring Fair, please make a note of the date, 18th May, in your diaries. We need bottles for the Bottle Stall, tombola prizes and cakes for the cake stall. If you can spare and hour or 2 to help man a stall, please let Kristel know .

God bless

xands

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Weekly Sheet 21st April

Dear All,
It was lovely to share Messy Palm Sunday with you and Coco, as we processed round the church, both inside and out, singing and waving our palms.

This Thursday evening (tonight) our Maundy Thursday service of the Last Supper is at 8pm at St. Mary’s.
This is a very beautiful service, do try and come if you have not been before.

Good Friday Messy Church (tomorrow) is at 9.15am in the Hall. You can stay with your children, or go into church for the solemn service of the Veneration of the Cross, as we support Jesus, who died for us.

Our joyous Easter Day service is at 10am, where we will sing Allelluias in our flower filled church,  and enjoy our Easter eggs, brown like the earth Jesus was buried in, and hollow because the tomb is empty – Jesus is alive!

The Easter Egg Hunt is 2.15m  on Easter Monday – my address is Underwood, Witheridge Lane Penn, HP10 8PG . My tel is 01494812121.
Please be prompt or you will miss the eggs! Please keep dogs on leads.

Happy Easter
xands

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Weekly Sheet 7th April

Dear All

What a wonderful Mothering Sunday service last week. Thank you Sharon – and all those who helped make the gorgeous posies!

This Sunday is our Early Birds service at 9.15am in the Hall. Ruth is doing the story, so please come and support her. We are so lucky to have some lovely mums, who give their time to tell our stories each month. If any more of you, mums or dads, would like to do this too, please let us know.

Next Saturday, 13th April, is the church spring clean before Holy Week and Easter. If lots of you can spare an hour max, the “faithful few” won’t have to spend several hours, mostly on their aged knees!!

Holy Week. the last week of Jesus’ life  starts on Palm Sunday and ends with his resurrection on Easter morning.  Amazing to think this all actually  happened in one week – his triumphal entry in to Jerusalem, the Last Supper, His arrest, torture and  crucifixion and  his resurrection.
. We have Messy Church at 4pm on Sunday 14th April. The Good Friday Workshop is at 9.15 on Friday 19th April and our Easter Day service is 10am.

Enjoy the holidays!

God bless
xands

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Weekly Sheet 31st March

Dear All

This Sunday is Mothering Sunday and Sharon Roberts will be taking our Super Sunday  Service at 10:00am. Please come and support her as we celebrate The Angel Gabriel bringing Mary God’s message, that she was to become Jesus’ mum. We will be giving out our traditional posies at the end of the service. Don’t forget, the clocks change!

Before we start our Easter services, we are spring cleaning our church on Saturday 13th April. Please can you spare an hour in the morning, to come and help? Mums, dads and children are all welcome – many hands make light work. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the church, don’t leave all the work to other people! Your church needs YOU!

The next day, 14th April, is Palm Sunday and it is Messy Church at 4pm and Coco, the shetland pony is coming to pretend to be the donkey. We will parade round the outside of the church with him, waving palms.

On Good Friday we will have our Good Friday Workshop at 9.15am, you need to sign up for this. You will find the form on the website.

Cathy is taking our Service at 10:00 am on Easter Day, the most important feast in the Christian year, when all Christians should take Holy Communion.

On Easter Monday, there is the Easter Egg Hunt at 2.30pm, don’t be late!

Enjoy this lovely spring weather!

God bless

xands

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Weekly Sheet 24th March

Dear All

This week is our Praise Service at 9.15am and Peter and I are doing it. Please come and support us.

At 11.30am there is the Annual Church Meeting in the Hall. Please do  try and come to this as it is your chance to find out how our church is doing both financially and looking for a new vicar.

You will see our Churchwardens,and Treasurer. We are looking for 2 new members of the DCC and an assistant churchwarden, so if you are interested and want to get involved, please do contact Daphne or the office.

Next week is Mothering Sunday, and Sharon Roberts will be taking our Super Sunday service at 10am, when we will be giving out posies to celebrate our Mother Church and our mums. we remember that God chose to be born to a human mother, Mary – wow! how amazing was that!

On April 14th it will be Messy Church for Palm Sunday, and Coco, my shetland, is looking forward to pretending he is a donkey again.

God bless

xands

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Weekly Sheet 17th March

Dear All
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.
God bless
xands