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Sunday 21 April 2019 - Easter Day

5.15am    ‘Son-rise’ Celebration   (followed by breakfast)
                Within our darkest night (Taizé); Surrexit Christus (Taizé)
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye) 
                Introit: This joyful Eastertide
                Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem - C V Stanford
                Readings: Acts 10.34-43; 1 Cor.15.19-26; Luke 24.1-12
                Voluntary:  Sinfonia from Wir danken dir BWV 29  J S Bach arr Guilmant
11.15am  Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for Easter Day
Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.  Amen

Sunday 28 April 2019 - The Second Sunday of Easter
8.00am     Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Bill McCoubrey)
9.30am     Parish Communion (Revd Frank Hillebrand)
                 Readings: Acts 5. 27-32; Rev. 1.4-8; John 20.19-end
6.00pm     Evening Prayer (Cathy Rudkin)

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Tuesday 23 April to Friday 26 April 2019 
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday 24 April 2019
10.30am   Holy Communion   (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.30pm     Annual Parochial Church Meeting in the Parish Hall

Monday 22 April 2019 and Thursday 25 April 2019
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop-in for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector is off duty from Thursday

News and Events

A Big THANK YOU to our Flower Arrangers for the lovely Easter arrangements.

Annual Church Meeting, Wed 24 April 2019, 7.30pm:  five or six places will be elected on the Church Council (‘PCC’) and one place on the Deanery Synod. Notices of the meeting and nomination forms, are on the Noticeboards. Reports are available at the back of St John the Baptist Church, by email from Marjorie Kipling or on the website.

On Saturday 4 May 2019 our choristers will be singing Choral Evensong at Salisbury Cathedral. This is a very well-attended service with many visitors. It will be an unforgettable experience for our girls, as part of a top-notch cathedral choir and this, together with the delivery of a substantial anthem for us this morning, marks the culmination of the first stage of the Junior Choir's development. Our thanks to David Halls, Director of Music at Salisbury, for his kind invitation. The service is at 5.30pm and lasts for about forty-five minutes; all are welcome.

Chilli Supper for Christian Aid, Sat 11 May 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets, on sale after each 09:30 service; or from Robina R or Rona Musker. 

Christian Aid collectors. We need help with the parish house to house collection during Christian Aid week, 11-18 May 2019. Please contact Robina R if you can join the team of volunteers. Contacts in the pew sheet in church.

50/50 Club  The new year’s membership commences in May and we welcome any new members. All you need to do is buy a year’s stake for £20 and you will be allocated a number.  these are pooled and the lucky winners drawn at the end of each month. 50% is given as prizes and the remaining 50% donated to St John the Baptist Church. Contacts in pew sheet in church.

Alton Abbey Open Days 12 noon-5.00pm on 27 and 28 April 2019.

The Parish Magazine  always welcomes contributors. There is a present vacancy for someone to write up the Calendar of Events or produce a “What’s on” page of nearby events. Speak to an editor, the Rector, or Marjorie Kipling.

Holy Week Meditations. If you were moved by the triptychs presented last week, you may wish to remember the source. ‘The Visual Commentary on the Bible’ matches three works of art with passages of scripture. For each triptych a theologian or art historian adds a short commentary, relating each picture to the scripture text. Visit thevcs.org and save the site as a future bookmark.

Woodmancote Church - a great video has been made, celebrating the refurbishment. Our thanks to Anne Wilson. Contact the Rector for a link for your computer or smartphone or Facebook users can see the video on Elizabeth Medler’s page. We will be publishing the video on the church website shortly.

Decorating the Parish Hall - The Hall is so well used that it will again need some work during the summer school break. If you could offer a few hours to help, please let me know. Andrew Turner.

Diary Dates

  • An opportunity to become a "Dementia Friend" 7-8pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Westbourne. Open to everyone, sign-up sheet for those interested in Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church. Jane Stuttard
  • Life of Christ - outdoor all day performance at Wintershall near Guildford, 18 - 22 June 2019 https://www.wintershall.org.uk  

 


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