Saturday, 22 July 2017

News in the Pews


Sunday 23rd July - 6th Sunday after Trinity
St Cuthbert's
8:30am
Holy Communion  (BCP)
St Andrew's
10:30am
Holy Communion
Sunday 30th July - 7th Sunday after Trinity
St Andrew's
8:30am
Holy Communion (BCP)
St Cuthbert's
10:30am
Holy Communion
Sunday 6th August- Transfiguration of Our Lord
St Mary's
8:30am
Holy Communion (BCP)
St Cuthbert's
10:30am
Family Service with Baptism


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.

Wednesday 26th July
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
2.45pm               Funeral for Betty Moncur at St Cuthbert’s
Friday 28th July
6.00 pm                      Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s
Sunday 30th  July
1.30 pm                      Wedding of James Clark and Hannah Baker
at St Cuthbert’s
Wednesday 2nd August
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
Friday 4th August  
6.00 pm                      Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s
Saturday 5th August
1.00 pm                      Wedding of Daniel Baggott and Penny Parrish
at St Cuthbert’s               
6.30 pm                      Pork Supper at the Alexander’s (see Notices)



NOTICES

ARCHBISHOP TO VISIT DIOCESE OF LEICESTER:  Can I recommend that you pick up the summer edition of the free “In Shape” magazine.  It gives details of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s intended three day visit to Leicestershire in the Autumn (14th-16th November).  Also, Bishop Martyn asks the question how are we enabling growth in our community?  At the services on 16th July, the Revd Kim outlined how we are aiming to do this by introducing an extra Sunday service starting in October (see below).  We hope you will not be too inconvenienced by the changes but will support this new venture with your prayers.  Amy

NEW SERVICE COMING IN THE BENEFICE. The churchwardens and PCCs from all three churches have decided that, to make our churches more accessible to the wider parish, we would like to announce a new service. This service will start the second week in October as the first week of October will be the launch day for the new service with a family Harvest at St Cuthbert's (see magazine for more information). There will therefore be slight changes to the timing of our services.  The 8:30 am will become the 8:00 am and the 10:30 will become the 10:45 am with the new services 9:15 am to 10:15 am. The new service will be more informal liturgy with modern worship as well as a Sunday School. In order not to segregate the two congregations it was decided that coffee would be from 10:15 to 10:40 in-between the services so that we could mix together. We hope this new service will also bring new life and see God's kingdom shine through in new ways. If you have any questions or concerns please discuss with Kim or any of the churchwardens. We look forward towards God doing new things in our midst. 

ROAST PORK SUPPER:  Saturday 5 August, 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.  This will be held at the home of Kate and Dave Alexander.  On the menu will be mouth-watering slices of home-roasted pork and a selection of salads and sweets.  Tickets now available from Lyn and Roger Flowers (07768 794662) Adults £10, children £5.   Proceeds to St Cuthbert’s Church Funds.

QUIET PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Wednesday 9th August, 3.30 - 4.30 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.

LIFTS TO SERVICES If you need a lift to any of our services, please contact Howard Bartlett (259 3747) at Glen or Richard Bloor (259 2440) at Burton Overy and they will arrange one for you.

KEEPING PEOPLE IN TOUCH  Please do take copies of this news-sheet to anyone you know who might be interested, especially to those who can’t get to church at the moment

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, Sue Burnham, Christine Higgins, Katherine, Mike and family, Elizabeth Tacey, Martin Tacey, and all who are ill
·         the soul of Betty Moncur.  We were sad to hear the news of Betty's unexpected death.  She was a treasured member of our 10:30 am services and will be missed.  We pray for her family in this most difficult of times
·         James Clark and Hannah Baker, Daniel Baggott and Penny Parrish who are to be married at St Cuthbert’s in the next few weeks.
·         Penelope Isla Richardson (Edge and Kate's granddaughter) who will be baptised on the 6th of August
·         for the people of Coverack following the flood which has so badly affected their village
·         the people in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, and all other places of conflict in the world, that peace may return.