Friday, 14 April 2017

NEWS IN THE PEWS
SUNDAY 16th APRIL                                   EASTER DAY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew’s
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW) at St Cuthbert’s
6.30 pm
Easter Reflective Service at St Mary’s
SUNDAY 23rd APRIL               SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
            Celebrant: Rev Canon Philip Norwood
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW) at St Cuthbert’s
            Celebrant: Rev Dr Bernard Higgins
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

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.
Monday 17th April
1.0 pm                Wedding at St Cuthbert’s: Chris Finn and Mel Martin
Wednesday19th April
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
Friday 21st April
No Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s
Monday 24th April
9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Hall
Tuesday 25th April
7.30pm -             Bible Study House Group meets at The Springs, Carlton Lane, Burton Overy
Wednesday 26th April
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.00       Toddler CafĂ© at St Cuthbert’s Church
Thursday 27th April
7.30pm                       Meeting of Parishioners to elect the Churchwardens for Burton Overy and Carlton Curlieu, followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in Burton Overy Village Hall
Friday 28th April  
6.00 pm                      Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s


NOTICES

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the flower ladies who have worked so hard both in St Cuthbert's and Burton Overy.  The churches look beautiful as always and we are very grateful for the dedicated group of ladies who work behind the scenes to make it happen each year and throughout the year. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to Garry Bedford for his hard work in creating such beautiful paintings for our Stations of the Cross.  If you haven't had a chance to look please feel free to look after the service today and next week. 

EASTER FLOWERS   Thank you to all those who made a donation towards the cost of the flowers this Easter.

LADIES NIGHT OUT The next meeting will be on 19th April at the Oadby Grange Farm Pub at 7.30.   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 Mo John, on 07818003392(mobile) or 0116 2593504 or by e-mail mojohnal@gmail.com.

GOD PARENTS DAY  A new type of celebration has begun with the Church of England. They are inviting people to join in celebrating the role of Godparents for the children that are baptised within our churches. It is on the 30th April and we will be trying to invite parents and godparents of those who have been baptised over the last couple of years. So if you have any questions do ask David Webster or Kim for details. If you know any godparents please do invite them along. 

COLLECTION PLATE  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)

BIBLE  READING  NOTES  Thanks for  all who have ordered BRF Bible  reading  notes.  I have now  received  all copies  and will put  them out  at the back of our churches  after Easter.   I have paid the total bill and each person  will then owe me (cash or cheque) the annual  subscription  of £13.20 after  they have picked up their  copy - no hurry and no more  to pay till next April !  Each quarter look out  for next copies in same place.  Any problems,  please contact  Christine  Higgins  - 259 2624 or chrisples@btinternet.com.   Happy  Easter  and Happy  Reading. .

VIOLIN CONCERT The proposed recital by Anna Tulchinskaya (violin) and friends will now be on May 6th rather than the proposed original date of 22nd April 2017. Watch this space for further details….

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
·         Chris Finn and Mel Martin who will be married on the 17th April
·         the people in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, and all other places of conflict in the world, that peace may return