This week …
Saturday 17th March
7.30pm Pakefield Singers Concert
Sunday 18th March
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Holy Communion
4.00pm Evening Prayer
Monday 19th March
1.00pm Parent and Toddler Group in the Hall
Tuesday 20th March
12.45pm Lunch Club in the Church Hall
Wednesday 21st March
10.00am Holy Communion in the Portacabin
10.15am Coffee Morning in the Hall
8.00pm Wives Group meet in the Hall
Friday 23rd March
10.00am Lent Café in the Church
6.15pm Church Hour of Prayer
Saturday/Sunday – Clocks go forward!
Sunday 25th March
8.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Morning Worship
4.00pm Evening Prayer (BCP)
Thursday 12th April – Messy Easter
Saturday 12th May – Christian Aid Coffee Morning
Saturday 19th May- Great Yarmouth Brass Band
…are at the back of the church giving details of the Easter Services both at our church, and in Lowestoft.
Paper copies are available at the back of the church.
Rector of Pakefield Church
As you will know Tuesday is when the 4 applicants will be interviewed. Please remember Sandra and Brian and the rest of the Panel – and of course the Applicants, in prayer throughout the day, that the Lord will guide the decision for the right person to be appointed.
Please let Michelle have articles for the April Digest by this Wednesday 21st March.
We will be doing something slightly different on Palm Sunday next week, March 25th. Those who can, please meet at the church hall at 10.20am with branches/ flags/palms etc. ready to process round to the church. (Weather permitting!)
Annual General Meeting
The Church AGM will be on Sunday 8th April directly after the 10.30am service. In preparation for this Sandra Bendall needs the reports from organisations in advance so the congregation can have them next Sunday to read before the meeting. Can you please send them to her at home by email by this Wednesday 21st March at the latest.
The great amount of £364.40 was raised on Friday, 9th March and the Café continues this Friday from 10.00am in the Church, with all money raised going to the Thatch Fund. If you can help in any way for this – by making or supplying goodies, serving in the kitchen, or on the Cake stall, please contact Judith Betts at email@example.com or on 539237, 07753 613433 please.
Hour of Prayer
Please make a date to put just one hour aside in your diary this week on Friday at 6.15pm. We meet to pray together for the needs of our world, the community and particularly our Church.
We have heard from Vivienne’s son that she is poorly and presently undergoing radiotherapy. Vivienne has said she would appreciate visitors – but please ring her first on 567416.
Eggs for Easter!
Any donations of Easter eggs for the Easter Sunday morning Easter egg hunt would be gratefully received in the box at the back of the church.
The Wives Group will be holding a Coffee Morning at 10.00am on Saturday 6th April in aid of the
charities they support each year.
The Real Chocolate Easter Egg….
…. is the egg which shares the Easter Story. Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year, the Real Easter Egg is the only one Fairtrade one with the Easter story in the box. If you want to buy the eggs they start at £3.99 each and can be bought locally at Asda and Tesco store at Leisure Way.
The Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2018…
…is focused on enabling local mission in Simbai, Papua New Guinea, where the Church building is the hub of village life. Your gift will: help to develop a larger church building; facilitate new
mission initiatives with the young people of this scattered community; and support people, such as giving Lynn and Tony Fry (priest and Market Gardener from East Harling, who are working Voluntarily for a two/three year period in the Anglican Vocational Training College). The tin for donations is at the back of the church today and through Lent for donations and last week’s cash Collection will be added to the final total.
We believe in the power of prayer. Please give thanks and pray for the following as you pray during the week.
• For visitors to our church, who come to simply look around or to pray, that they may know God’s touch.
• For the Interviews for our new Rector on Tuesday this week.
• For those who live on Colsterdale, Coltsford Close and Cooke Road.
• For members of the ambulance service, the police force, fire brigade, the armed forces and reservists.
For those you know who are unwell or in hospital, especially for Zara Dyer and her parents Judith and Peter, June Begbie, Gilly Ellis, Wendy Secker and her daughter Joanne, Chris Bennett, Gavin Barrett, Dennis Bidle, Sandra Dixon, Patti Caplin, Virginia Whitten and Frank Spooner.
Thanks and Blessings
• For answers to prayers in our lives and those we love.
• For the work of the Barnabas Trust, Bible Society and Scripture Union.
• For the Anglican Church in Hong Kong and Macao and for Archbishop Paul Kwong.
• For anything you have seen or heard during the past week and pray for whatever comes to mind.
(If there is anyone or anything that you would like us to include in this prayer list please let Sandra know)