Monday, 1 May 2017

News in the Pews

SUNDAY 30th APRIL                 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew’s
10.30 am
Family Communion at St Cuthbert’s
SUNDAY 7th MAY                  FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Mary’s
10.30 am
Family Service with Baptism at St Cuthbert’s
SUNDAY 14th MAY                   FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s followed by Church Breakfast
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW) at St Cuthbert’s
6.30 pm
Choral Evensong at St Andrew’s
            David Briers and Choir
SUNDAY 21st MAY                   SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
            Pat Thompson (homily)
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW) at St Cuthbert’s
7.30 pm
Prayer Service at St Cuthbert’s


At Communion Services
If you are a communicant member of a Christian Church, you are welcome to come up to receive the bread and wine.  Otherwise you are welcome to either remain in your seat or come up to receive a blessing.  Keeping your hands down by your side will signify to the Vicar that you wish to receive a blessing.   If you have difficulty coming up to the Communion Rail and would like the Vicar to come to you, then please inform a sidesman.


DIARY

KIM’S DAY OFF is every Friday.  If urgent matters arise on Fridays, please contact Roger on 07768794662.
Tuesday 2nd May
2.45pm               Funeral of Eddie Mildred at St Cuthbert’s
Wednesday 3rd May
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.00       Toddler Café at St Cuthbert’s Church
3.30-4.30            Quiet Prayer and Meditation at 20 Kingfisher Close
7.30 pm              Men’s Curry Evening at Swatlands
Thursday 4th May
10.00 am            Short Communion Service at Brookfield
Friday 5th May
6.00                Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s
Monday 8th May
9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Hall
Wednesday 10th May
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.00       Toddler Café at St Cuthbert’s Church
Friday l2th May
6.00 pm                      Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s
Monday 15th May
9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Hall
Wednesday 17th May
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
7.30 pm              Ladies Night Out at Oadby Grange Farm Pub
Friday 19th May
6.00 pm                      Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s



NOTICES

QUIET PRAYER AND MEDITATION This group will begin again on Wednesday 3rd May from 3.30pm  until 4.30pm  at 20, Kingfisher Close.  It is an opportunity for some special moments of peace in a busy world. Everyone is welcome  to join us.  We would love to see you.

MEN'S CURRY EVENING 3rd May, 7:30 pm at The Swatlands, Oadby. All men are welcome for a curry and a chat. If you would like to come along or need a lift please let Charlie know on charles.ford316@gmail.com or phone him on 07534401547.

PLANNED GIVING  You may wonder why members of the choir do not add a donation to the collection plate during a service. This is because we subscribe by direct debit through the Planned Giving Scheme. Now is a good time to think about changing to this way of supporting our church on a regular basis. It is especially beneficial if you are able to gift aid donations as in this plan the Gift aid is passed on to the church each month instead of us having to fill in a claim form after the end of each tax year. There are packs on the table giving all the information about this scheme together with an application form. Amy Cook (Gift Aid Secretary)

LADIES NIGHT OUT. The next meeting will be on May 17th at the Oadby Grange Farm Pub at 7.30.  It has been agreed that all future meetings will be at the Oadby Grange Farm Pub as the venue suits all.  If you haven't been before please come and join us we are a very friendly crowd and the evening is good fun.  If you require transport or to book your place please contact me, Mo John, on 07818003392 or 01162593504 or by e-mail mojohnal@gmail.com.  A note for your diary. There will be no meeting in July and August.

BIBLE STUDY HOUSE GROUP will meet on Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30pm.  at The Springs, Carlton Lane, Burton Overy.  Do come along if you are interested.

VIOLIN CONCERT The proposed recital by Anna Tulchinskaya (violin) and friends has been postponed till later in the year rather than the original date of 22nd April. So watch this space for further details...

ADVANCE NOTICE- AVENUE OF PRAYER 25TH MAY-4TH JUNE The national church is encouraging all Christians to take time to pray for God's transforming love to cover our nation and our world.  They are calling it ‘’Thy Kingdom Come’ and you can find out more on https://www.thykingdomcome.global.   As a benefice we will be participating in this event.

SUMMER COMES AND SO DOES TENNIS! Junior Tennis starts again on Wednesday 3rd May at 5.00 at The Springs, Carlton Lane, Burton Overy.  Dave Henson and Jack Langton have once again kindly offered their tennis skills to run the Junior Tennis sessions.  Details 0116-259-2440.

MARKET HARBOROUGH FLOWER CLUB will be presenting a flower demonstration by Dutch Master Florist and Chelsea Gold Medalist, Hans Haverkamp. This will take place at Robert Smyth School, Market Harborough on Wednesday 10th May,    Doors open from 6.45 p.m.  Cost of tickets £10 each available from Linda Marshall.  ;   Phone no: 07828151317 or email address: fcmhsecretary@yahoo.co.uk

WHY NOT put an extra can or tin in your shopping basket to bring to church services.  St Cuthbert’s supports Leicester Cathedral’s Welcome Group for destitute asylum seekers and St Andrew’s supports a homeless charity.  No biscuits, cereals or any other packet foods please as the mice are quite partial to these.
Please pray for:
·         Mollie Alexander, Margaret Bannister, Lara Beech, Elizabeth Tacey, Martin Tacey, Mike and Katherine and family, and all who are ill
·         the soul of Eddie Mildred and for his wife Sue, family and friends

·         the people in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, and all other places of conflict in the world, that peace may return