Weekly Notices

Tuesday 22nd January
8.30am Morning Prayer in Church
2.00pm Funeral in Church
Wednesday 23rd January
8.30am Morning Prayer in Church
10.00am Holy Communion in the Church
10.15am Coffee morning in the Hall.
Thursday 24th January
8.30am Morning Prayer in Church
7.00pm Informal Gathering – Messy Church
Friday 25th January
8.30am Morning Prayer in the Church
6.15pm Church Hour of Prayer
Saturday 26th January
PCC Away Day
Sunday 27th January
8.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Morning Worship
4.00pm Evening Prayer (BCP)

NOTICES

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th – 25th January
Whilst also thinking about Christians across the world, this year as churches we have a theme of ‘Only Justice’ and we are being asked to think and pray about the issues in Indonesia: The church in Indonesia speaks out of a context of ethnic and religious diversity, and where there is a strong emphasis upon the need for a unity built on solidarity and collaboration. ‘The Church in Indonesia face issues of economic injustice and religious pluralism and they face challenges in the face of radicalisation’ (Bob Fyffe, General Secretary Churches together in Britain and Ireland).

So, join us for the Service this afternoon at 3pm at the Salvation Army Citadel in Carlton Road, off London Road South.

February Digest
Please let Michelle have any articles for this by Wednesday this week at the latest.

Saturday 26th January – PCC Away Day
PCC members can you please ensure you have confirmed your attendance or sent your apologies to Michelle by this Thursday.

Morning Prayer
Please note there will be no Morning Prayer on Saturday this week.

Informal Gathering
Messy Church is made of several Teams, each team has a specific role. So perhaps you feel called to prepare the worship area? Perhaps you feel called to host a craft or activity, perhaps you are at home in the kitchen or maybe you love to clean and tidy? Please come along on Thursday at 7.00pm to the Rectory and see how you can be involved! Or speak to Katey
Mills.

Church’s monthly hour of Prayer
If you believe in prayer and want to support the ministry of the church – and pray for the needs of our community and world, then please make 6.15pm this Friday a priority.

Pastoral Care
We have a Pastoral Care day on Friday 1st February 9.30am to 2.30pm in the portacabin. If you are involved with Pastoral Care or would like to find out more please come along with your packed lunch! (please let Revd Sharon know if you are planning to attend, so that she can give you a programme of the day)

Lowestoft Men’s Network
The New Year Dinner will be held on Monday 28th January at the Yacht Club. The Speaker for the evening will be Revd Roger Prime, formerly of Beccles Baptist Church. If you wish further information about this please contact Rev Matthew Payne on 573046.

Fireside Quiz
Copies of this are still available at the back of the church and the cost is £1.00 per sheet with a prize of £20.00 All money raised goes towards Church funds.

January Sale!
Church Diaries now reduced to 50p each!

An evening with Jonathan Veira
Jonathan is a Christian singer and performer who will be appearing at St Andrew’s Church, Gorleston on Saturday 26th January at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10.00 and can be booked on 01493 656078 or at paonstandrewsgorleston.org.uk. Judith Betts is going and has seats available in her car. Contact her in church or on 539237 or 07753 613433

Advance Diary Dates
Saturday 23rd February – Quiz Evening
Thursday 7th March – Lent Course begins

 

    P R A Y E R  G U I D E

We believe in the power of prayer. Please give thanks and pray for the following as you pray  

Community
• For those who live on Harvest Drive, Honeysuckle Close and Huntington Close.
• For scientists, chemists, physicists and researchers.

People
• For those you know who are unwell or in hospital, especially for Judith and Peter, June, Chris, Gilly, Wendy and Mick and daughters Joanne and Karen, Gavin, Sue, Mike, Virginia, Cathy, Lynn, Pat and Samantha.
• For the family and friends of Sheena Gregory whose funeral is on Tuesday.

Praise and Thanks
• For answers to prayers in our lives and those we love.

Mission
• For the work of Open Doors, the Barnabas Trust and the Bible Society.
• For the United Church of Bangladesh: Archbishop Paul Sarker.
• For all the Christian Churches in Lowestoft.
• 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 Revd Sharon know).