THIS WEEK
          26th March - 2nd April 2017

Sunday 26th March – Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mothering Sunday
10.00am
Family Communion with presentation by the Seekers
Celebrant Fr Roger
12noon
Baptism.  Please pray for Noah James Michael Luckes
Fr Roger

Tuesday 28th March
8.30am
Morning Prayer                      Fr Roger
12noon
MU Parish Lunch, Church Hall.  All welcome
7.00pm
Holy Communion. Readings Eze 47:1-9,12; Response to
the psalm “The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob
is our stronghold” John 5:1-3,5-16              Fr Roger

Wednesday 29th March
9.30am
Holy Communion  Readings Isaiah 49:8-15;  Response to
the psalm “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving in all his works”;  John 5:17-30          Fr Roger
4.30pm
Sister Gwendoline will be received into Church.

Thursday  30th March
8.30am
Morning Prayer                                  Fr Roger
11.00am
Holy Communion, St Vincent's Chapel     Fr Roger
12noon
Requiem for Sister Gwendoline         Fr Roger

Friday 31st March
12noon
Stations of the Cross in Church.     Fr Roger
12.30pm
Lent Lunch, Church Hall
1.00pm
Choral Wedding. Please pray for Charles Lowden and Julia Robinson                                Fr Roger

Saturday 1st April
9.30am
Ladies Breakfast, Wetherspoons, Ridgeway

Sunday 2nd April – Fifth Sunday of Lent
10.00am
Sung Eucharist
Celebrant Fr Robert                     Preacher Fr Roger
12noon
Baptism. Please pray for Luca Ryan Moss
Fr Roger




AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
a reflective service for Palm Sunday as we prepare to celebrate the great events of Holy Week.  The service will provide opportunities for the ministries of healing and reconciliation.  All are welcome at St Marys Church at 6.30pm, Sunday 9th April.

SCHOOL VISITS
Yealmpstone Farm Primary School will be visiting the Church on Monday (tomorrow) and Tuesday (28th) at 10.00am.  Longcause School will be having their end of term service on Friday (31st) also at 10.00am.

THE LADIES’ GROUP
for St Mary’s and St Maurice are meeting for a walk at Saltram on Saturday 22nd April, followed by afternoon tea. Meet by the duck pond at 1.30pm and come prepared for wet or muddy conditions. Please see Christine Harris or Jenny Dawkins for further details.


EASTER RAFFLE
will be drawn in the Church Hall on Easter Sunday morning after the Eucharist.  Tickets will be on sale in the Church Hall from Mothering Sunday onwards, again, after the Eucharist. Price of tickets£1 per strip.  We need raffle prizes if you can help.  Please see Sue Hawes (345054) for further details.  Proceeds to Church funds.


PLEASE NOTE:
 FROM ASH WEDNESDAY TO THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION WILL BE:
“PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST, KING OF ETERNAL GLORY”

FLOWER ROTA
 is now at the back of Church. If you would like to pay for some flowers, perhaps in memory ofaloved one, please put your donation in an envelope marking it with  Flower Fund and place in the collection plate or, alternatively, speak to Chris C.   Thank you.



THE SEEKERS PANCAKE PARTY
On Tuesday 28th February the St Maurice Seekers (Sunday School) invited people from both ofour parishes to join them for a Pancake Party.  Over 50 people came and helped us eat over 150 pancakes! It was lovely to see so many of you who came and supported us. We would like to thank those who cooked and flipped all of those delicious pancakes, washed up, made tea etc.
We raised £77.51 that is going to be split between the Seekers and general Church funds.


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