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St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 18 February 2018

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Bible readings for this morning are: Genesis Ch 9 8-17 p.6, 1 Peter Ch 3 18-end p.985, Mark Ch 1 9-15 p.812

Eucharistic Setting: Merbecke

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 43 (blue), Gradual 390 (blue), Offertory 392 (blue), Communion 72 (blue), Final 602 (blue)

Anthem: O Lord my God – Wesley

 

A warm welcome to all of our visitors today including our Footsteps families. You are all most welcome to join us for a cup of tea or coffee in the Church Room after the 10am Eucharist. There are Happy Bags of soft toys and colouring at the back of the church, which you are most welcome to borrow if you wish.

Gluten Free Wafers are available for those who need them at Holy Communion – please let one of the sidespeople know if this applies to you. Also please speak to one of the sidespeople if you would like Holy Communion brought to you in your pew.

Bible Study – If you are interested in joining a Bible Study group rather than using material on your own, Shelagh Musk runs a Home Group on Monday evenings. This will re-start in March.

There is also another Bible Study group in the village, which meets on Thursday evenings. Please call Martin Burl on 01883 652144 for further information.

The setting for the Eucharist changes from today to the setting by Merbecke with Kyries and no Gloria for the duration of Lent.

MONTHS GOOD CAUSE

BISHOP’S LENT APPEAL

Compline on Thursday evenings

We shall continuing to hold a said Compline service in St. Paul’s at 7.00pm on Thursday evenings. Do join us for this quiet and reflective service, and a chance to pray for each other, our local community and the wider world.

Our Lent Group this year will meet on Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9.00pm, beginning on 21 February – those wishing to take part should sign up on the sheet at the back of the church. We shall be using the “Embrace the Middle East” course, “Making All Things New”. People are also welcome to join the groups at Whyteleafe or Chaldon using the course “The Long Road to Heaven” – details on the separate Lent handout.

There will be Lent Lunches (proceeds to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal) on 25 February and 25 March at 12 noon. A sign up sheet for the February lunch is at the back of church.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Theologian and Martyr

The Revd Charles Bradshaw has asked to draw your attention to a Dietrich Bonhoeffer tour which he is leading with Bishop Christopher from the 8th-12th October this year.  

The price of the tour will be £799, which will include scheduled flights, four nights’ accommodation in shared twin-bedded rooms, four breakfasts and four dinners, as well as entrance fees, German transfers, tours and train fares.  Travel insurance, single supplement, lunches, drinks, souvenirs, UK transfers and gratuities will be extra.  The price is guaranteed for bookings received by 31st January, after which any bookings might be subject to a flight surcharge.  If you would like further deatails and a booking form, please let Charles know by calling him on 01883 724742 or emailing charles@bradshaw39.plus.com

Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayer services will be held at 8.30am on Wednesdays during February at Caterham United Reformed Church. All welcome. Please come and support this.

The Jumble Sale is on 24 February 2018. Offers of help to set up, man stalls and clear up – please contact Denise or David Todd on 652022. All proceeds to Church Funds. Please spread the word.

Prayer Resources – A selection of prayer resources have been placed at the back of the church. These can be useful to help you with your regular prayer, or for those who wish to take part in the intercessions. There is now a Prayer Tree at the back of the church, where you can leave your prayer requests. Please speak to Rita, Shelagh or Catherine if you need any more information or have any suggestions.

The APCM & Vestry meeting will be on Thursday 22 March at 7.45pm. Please put the date in your diary. Will all those who have reports to submit please get these to Zsuzsanna by 18 February at the latest. Anyone wishing to stand as a member of the PCC or as a Churchwarden should complete one of the form at the back of the church. The revision of the Church Electoral Roll will take place before the APCM. If you are not on the Electoral Roll and think that you should be, complete one of the forms at the back of the Church and return it to Eric Pillinger or one of the Wardens by 25 February.

Ecclesiastical Insurance is the insurance company that provides cover for our churches (and many others).  They also cover homes and other property.  As part of their 130th anniversary celebrations, they are offering to donate £130 to the church for each new home insurance policy taken out during 2018.  If you are considering a new home insurance policy, please consider them.  This is not a recommendation by the PCC or any of the church’s officers, nor is it an endorsement of Ecclesiastical, though they continue to provide the churches with excellent service at competitive rates.  There is a small poster on the noticeboard at the back of the church with the details or you can contact Tim Salmon (653166).

The North Downs Consort is giving a concert in St Paul’s on Sunday 18 March at 3.00pm, “Great British Anthems”. Please note the date and time are different to the usual concert time. Tickets £12, U16 £5 from Martin Levie 722624 0r at the door.

Just Text Giving

You can now give money to St. Paul’s and St. Agatha’s churches using your mobile phone. To do so, text SPSA33, followed by the amount (e.g.SPSA33 £10) 70070. You will receive a text receipt for a donation to Woldingham Churches.

NEXT WEEK

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

25 February 2018

9.00am 1662 Said Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

No Evensong

WEEK AFTER

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

4 March 2018

9.00am 1662 Said Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

11.30am Footsteps Family Service at St Paul’s

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

6.00pm Choral Evensong at St Paul’s

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


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