Sunday 21st January
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Holy Communion
4.00pm Evening Prayer
Monday 22nd January
10.30am Service at Hildesley Court
Wednesday 24th January
10.00am Holy Communion in the Portacabin
10.15am Coffee Morning in the Hall
8.00pm Wives meeting in the Hall
Thursday 25th January
11.00am Service at Squirrel Lodge
1.30pm Banner Group in the Hall
Friday 26th January
6.15pm Church’s Hour of Prayer
Sunday 28th January
8.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Morning Worship
4.00pm Evening Prayer (BCP)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The United Service of Prayer will be today at 3.00pm at the United Reformed Church, in London Road North. There are also variety of other services in the week details of which can be found at the back of the church.
We sadly have to report that Trish passed away in hospital on Wednesday evening this week.
For all those who use these sheets for the weekly readings, please note this has been amended and new sheets dated 17.1.18 are now at the back of the church.
‘Bling, Bags and Books’ etc.
What is this you may ask? Well, it’s really paying homage to dear Gloria who as many of you know used to run her jewellery, bags and scarves stall for many years in aid of
church funds. So, this event will be run to sell the goods she collected – and combine it with books – and bacon butties to get both sexes attending! Please contact Helen Beresford in church or on 585488 if you have any stock to be added to the above. (Men’s items within the
above categories also very welcome!).
Can all those with any keys for the Church or the Hall please fill in the form at the back of the church for the Churchwardens. Please speak to Sandra if you have any Questions about this.
As well as the more obvious one of new Rector, there are two voluntary posts available in our church – jobs that no one really knows about, but which get done faithfully every week and if they were not done, we would all notice. Guessed yet? Yes, Toilet and Kitchen cleaners! We have a team who carry out these tasks one week every month but there are now vacancies, one for
the third week of the month, and one less time than this on a fifth week of a month. Please speak to Ticia, Sue Coleby or Alan and Mary Fox who cover the other weeks, to find out what the jobs involve and to Sandra Sacks if you can help by filling one of the two vacancies. Thank
If you are unable to get to church each week and don’t want to miss out what’s going, you can have the Digest delivered. Please contact Judith Betts on 07753 613433 or firstname.lastname@example.org and she will arrange this for you for just £5.00 per year.
Local Men’s Group
A meeting has been arranged for all those interested in the Local Men’s Group (centred on St Peters, Pakefield & St Andrew’s churches) to discuss the group itself and the 2018 programme. This will be at 10.15am this Thursday the 25th January at St. Peter’s, Carlton Colville.
There is now one of these possible life-saving machines in the porch of our church hall with full
instructions for its use Many thanks to Rob Clarke for sourcing this for our church and our local community.
Please note all copy for the February edition needs to be with Michelle by this Wednesday.
Very many thanks from Brian go to all those who contributed to this – see more about details in
‘Signs and Wonders’…
… is the title of a free concert performed by the Watoto Children’s Choir performing on Tuesday
30th January at the East Point Academy at 7pm. The Choir is made up of children who have lost one or both parents to war or AIDS, and found a new home and fresh hope at Uganda’s Watoto Church community project. Details for booking are in the leaflets at the back of the church.
St Peter’s Carlton Colville, will be holding a Coffee Morning at 10.00am on Saturday 10th February.
Advance Dates for your diary
Saturday 10th February – Valentines Quiz Evening
Friday 16th February – Lent Café begins in Church
Saturday 17th February – ‘Bling, Bags and Books’ Coffee morning
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 Hour of Prayer on Friday, that more church members will attend.
• For those who live on Tower Road, Ubbeston Way and Ullswater.
• For full-time mums and dads, foster parents, adopting parents, child minders and all those involved in the upbringing and care of children.
• 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, Ernie and Gwenda, Gavin Barrett, Jerry Thompson, Dennis Bidle and Sandra Dixon.
• For the family of Trish Redfern who died this week.
Thanks and Blessings
• For answers to prayers in our lives and those we love.
• For the work of Tear Fund, MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship) and the Care Trust.
• For the Church of Bangladesh: Archbishop Paul Shishir Sarker.
• 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 Bendall know)