Saturday, 20 August 2016

News in the Pews


SUNDAY 21st AUGUST                            13th AFTER TRINITY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) Great Glen
10.30 am
Holy Communion  (CW) at Great Glen
SUNDAY 28th AUGUST                            14th AFTER TRINITY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) Great Glen
10.30 am
Holy Communion  (CW) Burton Overy
SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER                         15th AFTER TRINITY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) Burton Overy
All Age with Baptism at Great Glen
12.30 pm
Baptism at Great Glen
6.30 pm
Harvest Evensong Carlton Curlieu

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.


KIM’S DAY OFF is every Friday.  If urgent matters arise on Fridays, please contact Roger on 07768794662. 

Tuesday 23rd August
7.30 pm                 Bible Study House Group will meet at The Springs, Carlton Lane, Burton Overy
Wednesday 24th August
9.00 am           Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.30am        Toddler Cafe at St Cuthbert’s

Friday 26th August NO CHOIR PRACTICE

Wednesday 31st August
9.00 am           Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
Thursday 1st September
10.0 am                  Communion Service at Brookfield, Great Glen

Friday 2nd September
7.15 pm                 Choir Practice at Great Glen

Saturday 3rd September
Wheelbarrow Race at the Recreation Ground, Great Glen

Monday 5th September
9.30 am                 Sparklers at the Methodist Hall, Great Glen


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!  3rd September is the annual wheelbarrow race and we want to have a stand again this year.  We would like to have a cake/biscuit stand as we did last year.  I think it is a real opportunity to have a presence in local community.  We will also be next to a group from Holy Trinity who want to set up a prayer tent, so we can do it together with cake and prayers.  We need people will to bake cakes/biscuits and those willing to sell and talk to people on the day.  Please talk to Kim if you can help (2592238). 

CHRISTMAS CARDS  The latest Mothers’ Union Catalogue is now in church with a selection of cards, books and gifts, including Christmas Cards (with samples for you to see), and Advent Calendars.  If you wish to place an order please fill in the details on the form provided before the end of September.  Payment will be due when the goods have been received.  100% of the profit from the sales will go to fund the work of the Mother’s Union.

MORE VOLUNTEERS are urgently required to make coffee following the 10.30 service at St Cuthbert’s Church.  If you could help, it would be appreciated if you would put your name on the form at the back of the Church

PORK SUPPER  The supper, kindly hosted by Kate and Dave Alexander, is on Saturday 17th September (6.0 pm for 6.30 pm) at 2 Stretton Road, Great Glen.  Tickets are available from Lyn and Roger Flowers (07768794662) or Carol Neal (2592988).  Adults £10, Children (under 12) £7.  Please come and enjoy a convivial evening with friends.

LADIES NIGHT OUT  This is a friendly group of ladies, who enjoy having a meal together, so if you are interested, or have any enquiries please contact Carole Henson or 0116 2403368.  The next dates are Wednesdays 21st September, and 12th October.  September venue will be The Old Crown at Tur Langton.  We have had a new volunteer to help with lifts, so if you would like a lift, please let me know.  October venue to be announced nearer the time.

KITCHEN FLOOR Our newly appointed Church Architect has visited St Cuthbert’s Church to advise on the replacement of the floor.  A Faculty is now being prepared for the DAC.  When the work commences the kitchen will be closed for three weeks to allow for the new base and tile mortar to dry and settle.  Please exercise caution on entering and existing the kitchen until the work is completed.

RIDE AND STRIDE DAY - Saturday, 10th September  How about riding or striding about some of the churches in Leicestershire?  On this day over 400 church doors will be open in the city and county.  This annual sponsored event is organised by the Historic Churches Trust to raise money for the Trust and for churches to raise money for themselves!   Sponsorship forms are at the back of our churches.  How about a Parish Bike Ride or Walk?  If you are interested please speak to Anne Bloor - or 259-2440.

Carol Neal is looking for people to 'meet and greet' all those who will be participating in this event at St Cuthbert’s Church. There is a list on the table at the back of church for anyone who is able to sit in church for one hour to offer them a drink and biscuit (this will be provided) and sign their sponsor form.  Just add your name on the list if you feel you can help


·         8th October 6:30 pm fish & chip supper with feedback from Tanzania (including coffee straight from Tanzania)

·         17th December, Festive open house at the vicarage. 2-4 pm for tea & biscuits, 7-9 pm for mulled wine & nibbles  

Please pray for:-
·         Margaret Bannister, Christine Higgins, Will Johnston, Elizabeth Tacey, Martin Tacey, and all who are ill. 
·         Michael and Michelle Paynter who were married on 20th August
·         Reid Crane, Jacob O'Grady and Oliver Brown who will be baptised on 4th September
·         the people in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, and all other places of conflict in the world, that peace may return