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Services

Sunday 17 June 2018 - Third Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye; preacher Martin Brown)
             Readings:  Ezekiel 17: 22-end;  2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17; Psalm 92: 1-4, 12-end;  Mark 4: 26-34
             Anthem:  Teach Me, O Lord Thomas Attwood
             Voluntary:  Prelude in G BWV541  J S Bach
             (Coffee after the 9.30am service today will be served in the Church)
6.00pm Mid-month Special  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for the Third Sunday after Trinity 
Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father:  give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Monday 18 June to Friday 22 June 2018 - 8.30am Morning Prayer
As parishioners will know, Morning Prayer is offered in the North Chapel of St John’s Church every weekday from 8.30am-9.00am. If you haven’t yet joined this gathering, but are able to do so, please give it a try in the coming weeks.  Typically we are between 5 and 9 people, different attenders each day.   It is a very accessible service which is led for us from the Common Worship office of Daily Prayer, and includes bible readings; canticles (which we say together); the commemoration of saints and other worthy people (which are assigned for the day in question); and intercessions for the world, the church and individuals  - led by whoever is presiding that morning.  It is a great encouragement to have new people share in this work of prayer and act of worship, however occasionally.  Just come along! 

Wednesday 20 June 2018
10.30am Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Saturday 23 June 2018
2.00pm Wedding 

Sunday 24 June 2018 – The Birth of John the Baptist (or 4th after Trinity)
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am  Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)
11.15am Sung Communion at Woodmancote  (Revd Andrew Doye)
               Readings:  Isaiah 40: 1-11;  Acts 13: 14b-26;  Psalm 85: 7-end;  Luke 1: 57-66, 80

 Rector’s day off this week is Friday 22 June

 

News and events

Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June 2018 - 10.00am to 12 noon Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

Saturday 30 June 2018 - Cake Tasting  -  9.30am - 12.00pm. Come and try some delicious cakes and buy the recipes. Please bring your friends, posters available.   Jane S

Saturday 21 July 2018 -  1.00pm-4.00pm Church Summer Fete. Have you seen the leaflet about the Church Summer Fete which lists ways you can help and goods you can start collecting to fill the stalls?  Please take and study a copy, or speak to Paula if you have any questions.

Sunday 22 July 2018 -  Deanery Evensong. Mark your diaries for 6pm at St Nicholas, Thorney Island.  Please bring photo ID, which you will need to pass through the security gate onto the southern part of the peninsula.

Saturday 4 August 2018 - Parish Quiet Day.  Andrew Doye invites you to join him on a quiet day at Birdham, which he will lead.  Do sign up on the sheet in our churches.  If over-subscribed, preference may be given to those who haven't been before, but at present spaces are available.

Archdeacon Douglas  -  Sadly, the planned farewell Eucharist in the Cathedral had to be cancelled due to the Archdeacon’s ill health and hospitalisation. It is hoped to hold the service at a later date, yet to be arranged.  In the meantime, we pray for Douglas’s care and recovery.

Church Times – recent weeks’ copies of the Church Times are available from the book rack near the north door of St John’s Church.  Do take and read, if interested, and return before they are committed to the re-cycling.

Keyboard player – anybody out there with fair piano/keyboard skills that they might be able to offer, have a word please with me.  Revd Andrew Doye

Church Watch Rota -   We like to have our Church open during the day, and it would be helpful to have one or two more watchers - minimum time required is availability one day a month to ensure that the Church is open at 10am and then closed at 3pm. Do ask if you need more details. Current watchers please let me know your availability for July to September as soon as convenient.  Many thanks, Marjorie K

2018 is the Diocesan Year of Prayer

God of mercy, God of grace, 
Show the brightness of thy face:
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine, 
Fill thy Church with light divine; 
And thy saving help extend
Unto earth’s remotest end.             [H.F. Lyte   1793-1847]

 


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