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20th Anniversary Service We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Springfield with a special service on the 18th March. We are delighted to be having the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, coming to help us celebrate. Rowan Williams is a gifted preacher and a big supporter of Fresh Expressions churches (such as Springfield). Note: Due to limitations on space, please focus on inviting people on the fringe and non-Christians, rather than friends from other churches. There are invitations that you can collect to give your friends available at the Welcome Desk today.

26th February Messy Sunday ‘Hands and Feet’ John 13: 33-38 ~~~~~ 4th March ‘Doing Mission’ Luke 15: 1-10

A very warm welcome to cafe church, especially if you are here for the first time We are delighted that you have joined us this morning. Refreshments are available throughout the service- please do help yourself

Day of Prayer Signs of Growth

This Tuesday at the Springfield Centre, focussing on giving thanks for all that God has done in and through Springfield Church in the past 20 years. Do sign up for an hour, either on the sheet at the welcome desk, or online via the church website.

020 8763 4222

The Bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun, is preaching and presiding at our communion service at Wallington Girls School this morning. One of Bishop Christopher’s passions is mission and in order to help the diocese and churches to engage with this, he has asked every church in the diocese to fill in a ‘Signs of Growth’ questionnaire which you should find on your tables this morning. This needs to be filled in before you leave today: do ask Sue or Nigel after the service if you have any questions on how to fill some bits in, then put the completed questionnaires in the box by the door before you go. Thank you.

020 8773 4787 020 8647 3410

www.springfieldchurch.org.uk

“We are called to pray, and the more we pray, the more we see God at work” Minister: Revd. Will Cookson will@springfieldchurch.org.uk Curate: Revd Donna Lazenby donna@springfieldchurch.org.uk Pioneer minister: Sue Bosley sue@springfieldchurch.org.uk Church Office admin@springfieldchurch.org.uk

020 8404 6064


DIARY Tonight @ 6.30 pm Night Prayer with Donna Springfield Centre February 28th all day Springfield Day of Prayer February 29th @ 8.00 pm Churches Together Prayers @ Wallington Methodist March 2nd @ 8.00 pm the MiX @ the Phoenix March 3rd Leaders Day Away St Paul’s, Howell Hill March 3rd 6 - 6 Prayer vigil Wallington Methodists March 7th @ 7.30 pm Lighthouse cell social March 10th 10.00 - 12 noon Padayachee drop in Springfield Centre March 10th @ 7.30 pm Fish & Chips quiz night March 12th @ 2.30 pm Nigel Hallett Prayer Meeting 20, Chandler Court SPRINGFIELD CHURCH IS PART OF

Pray for our church family

Please pray for:  Al Golder and family as he continues with his chemotherapy  Doris Claridge who is rather poorly at the moment  Kathy Watts, for strength and freedom from infection  Claire Wills and her family preparing for her dad’s funeral next Friday

For prayer chain requests, please contact :

Jean Silvester 8647 5100

She will pass on any pastoral matters as appropriate

Women’s world day of prayer St Michael’s Friday 2nd March 10.30 am All Saints Hackbridge Friday 2nd March 7.30pm

Leaders Day Away

Padayachee

If you received a letter inviting you to the day away on March 3rd, please do reply to the church office as soon as you can so that we know numbers for catering. Thank you.

Come and meet Chris and Veronica and catch up with all the exciting news from their mission in Spain. Drop into the Springfield Centre, Ross Parade for a cuppa and a chat Sat 10th March 10 - 12 ~~~

Baptisms @ Easter If you haven't been baptised and would like to be (or want to discuss it) please do let Will or the Church Centre know soon. We need to decide if there are enough people to have a Baptism by full immersion on Easter day. Obviously, this takes time to organise so please let us know by the end of February.

their new address is: Apartado de Correos 174 Oropesa del Mar Castellon Spain 12594 mobile: 34668583076

The MiX Friday 2nd March, 8pm @ the Phoenix for year 6 and above and their friends. Just a pound for a great evening with games, chat, tuck and teaching

Night Prayer for Lent Take some time out for prayer and meditation this Lent. Join Donna between 6.30 - 7.15pm each Sunday. We will be reflecting on God's gifts of faith, hope and love in our lives. If you'd like more information do contact Donna at donna@springfieldchurch.org.uk st 1 is: Sunday 26th Feb, 6.30pm @ the Springfield centre nd 2 is: Sunday 4th Mar, 6.30pm @ St Paul’s, Roundshaw


26 Feb 2012 R news sheet