News for the Pews

News items from our Service Sheet

PLEASE NOTE:  All news items should be sent to Sarah Botez, our Secretary in the Church Hall at gapo1876@outlook.com no later than 5pm on the preceding Wednesday, preferably by email or in writing. These should be as concise as possible as sheet content some weeks can be ‘heavy’. Priority will be given to items relating to Christ Church and St. Oswalds's, Newton mattersthose relating to other activities can only be included if space permits.

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Spire – The June edition of Spire is due to be published on 26th May.  Please let the Vicar have copy for this no later than TODAY.  Thank you.

Foodbank Sunday –  Sunday, 19th May.

HymnsThe hymns for May have been chosen by The Vicar.

Being Christian - Another opportunity to explore the fundamentals of our faith, led by our diocesan Lay Development Adviser (Angela Bailey) based on former Archbishop Rowan Williams book. There are four sessions: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist & Prayer. Beginning Monday, 3rd June at 7:30pm with cake & coffee, finish by 9.45pm. If you want to know more read Sheila Wray's recommendation in last month's Spire or ask any of the 20 folk who came to the Friday morning sessions in February.

Parking at Church – there has been damage done to the grass on the verges of the Church car park, along with damage to the car park edging, by vehicles parking on them.  Please could you use the parking space available not the grass. Many thanks.

‘Sentamu’ Prayer Time - Monday mornings in Church from 9.30 – 10.00 am.  The change of day may mean you are now able to occasionally join the group. All are welcome – for more details talk to Angela, Jan, Frances, Elaine, Enid or Geoff.

Growing Together Leaflets - Have you received your Growing Together 2019 leaflet? If not, please ask one of the sidespeople or collect a copy from the back of church. If you have, what do you think? Hopefully there’s something there to help each of us grow in our understanding of our faith & our relationship with God. If there’s a gap that you’d like us to fill, please let Geoff, Jon or Paul know. Thank you.

Coffee - is served after our 9.15am service on Sunday mornings in the Coffee Lounge. If you are new to our church or are just visiting, please make yourself known to someone - you are most welcome.

Christ Church Visitors – If you know any member of the congregation (past or present) who would appreciate a regular visit from a member of the group please pass details to Rosemary Wheway on Tel:  01642 722451.

Children in Distress - Please remember that we collect the following which can be turned into cash for the charity - used stamps, postcards, printer cartridges (except Epson because they have a microchip in them), foreign coins and mobile phones. They can be left in the black box at the back of church on the north side.  N.B.  All ink Cartridges must be empty before putting in a plastic bag to avoid any leakages, and please don’t put mobile phones in same bag.  Thank you.

Welcome Packs - The Visitors Group are constantly looking for people new to the village!  Please contact Helen Dickinson on 01642 724450 if a pack is needed.

New Switches - Please use the new switches on the right hand side of the electric cupboard for lights and heaters. Do not use the fuses/tripper switches any more in either electric box. We’ve been made safe – let’s keep it that way!

Coffee - is usually served after our 9.15am service. We are pleased to welcome visitors and newcomers to our church and you are welcome to join us at the front of the Church immediately following the service.

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For Sunday's Bible Readings, please visit Worship - Bible Readings

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