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MAY 2016

The Parish of Hythe St. John the Baptist St. Anne

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Holy Communion at St. John’s Parish Eucharist at St. Anne’s Parish Eucharist at St. John’s with Creche (Refreshments afterwards in the Hall) 6.30 pm Sung Evensong at St. John’s Second Sunday in the month at St. John’s:10.30 am Morning Worship (All-age Worship) (followed by refreshments in Church) 7.45 pm Parish Prayers


9.00 am Holy Communion at St. John’s Church open for Coffee 10.00 am. until 11.30 am.


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Holy Communion at St. John’s


Revd. Jo Elvidge The Vicarage 14 Atheling Road Hythe SO45 6BR

Tel: 023 8084 5615 E-mail:


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Barbara Griffiths

ST. ANNE’s PRO Wdn. Sue Harvey ST. JOHN’S HALL:

(Tel 8084 2333) (Tel: 8084 4336) E-mail:


Roy German

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via Hall Office

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are about to celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost is the Greek name for Shavout, the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the law to Moses at Sinai. In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Christ, described in the Acts of the Apostles chapter 2 verses 1–31. For Christians Pentecost became a feast commemorating this occasion and for this reason it is described by some as the "Birthday of the Church". On that first Pentecost we’re told how the followers of Christ filled with the Holy Spirit went out and joyfully proclaimed the Good News of the Gospel. Over the centuries and millennia the Church has continued to proclaim the good news. One of the ways that we do this is by serving our community in Christ’s name, showing His love to all, with understanding, love and compassion. By doing this we not only serve others we also praise and glorify God. It doesn't matter whether our church is perfect or not; all that matters is that we can be like the little girl who was looking at a magazine with her mother. When they came to a page with a picture of Jesus, her mother, seeing an opportunity for a lesson, said, "Do you know who that is?" The little girl answered, "Why, yes, Mummy, He goes to our church." If we can say that about our churches, then we are able like those first Apostles to go out into our communities and joyfully proclaim the Good News of the Gospel. I wish you all a Spirit filled and joyful Pentecost. EU Referendum – which way Christians should vote There is no ‘correct Christian view’ on how to vote in the EU referendum. So says the Archbishop of Canterbury. He also says that people are entitled to fear the impact that “enormous” numbers of migrants will have on our jobs, housing and the NHS.


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Food for thought, maybe….. …….as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord

THE SCARS The angels crowded round Him, Their faces shining bright. The air was filled with music To greet the Prince of Light. Heaven was full of laughter, Its beauty all unmarred When suddenly, a voice rang out, "Look, His hands are scarred!" A hush spread through the multitude, And heaven held its breath, For He who left an empty grave Still held the marks of death. "I brought my scars to heaven On hands and feet and head That no-one may forget I once was truly dead. These scars are cruel and ugly, Yet here in heaven theystand. Where all is light and beauty See now my wounded hand. To you they mar my glory, My wounds so raw and red" The hosts looked on in wonder And many tears were shed. "But weep not, be glad and sing, Let your joy be heard afar! For these treasured wounds My greatest glory are. They are the price of love, The reason why I died. For I chose," His voice rang out, "Chose to be crucified!"


Discipleship Coming soon 6 week Pilgrim course to St. John’s Look out for further details in Church. Jackie Caveney

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 4th March 2015 Once again this was a very successful event celebrating the lives and work of the Women of Cuba. It was held at St Andrew’s church, Dibden Purlieu and was attended by 132 people with St John’s being well represented. Thanks to all who attended. In addition my thanks goes to the readers, Pat Hill, Margaret Puttock and June Smith, and to Tricia Spells who joined the singing group. The collection totalled £410.38 which goes to the projects supported by the Women’s World Day of Prayer organisation. Next year’s service will be held at St John’s, so I will be looking for more helpers then!

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK May 15-21 This is our opportunity to ensure that some of the world's poorest have the basic essentials for "life before death" Please give generously in the envelopes in Church; if you are able to undertake any houseto-house collecting Ann (80847455) or Don (80846597) would be delighted to hear from you! Thankyou.



Parish of Hythe Monthly Prayer List - May 2016 Lord God, you have taught us that we are all members one of another; we thank you for the community of which we are part; for those who share with us in its activities and for all who serve its varied interests. Help us to make our own contribution to the community and to learn to be good neighbours, that by love, we may serve one another. Today, we pray especially for:1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th

Mr & Mrs Atkinson Colin & Liz Beeson Kay Cantor Dot Spencelayh & Family Robin Phillips Robin & Fay Lowther & Family Betty Croysdale & Family Joan De Haven & Family Don & Adam Naylor Jill James & Family

Ash Close Ashford Crescent Ashleigh Close Astra Court Atheling Road Barclay Mews Beech Crescent Birchdale Brinton Lane Brook Row Burnett Close Buttercup Close Butts Ash Avenue Butts Ash Gardens

16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th

14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th

Tony Holliwell & Family Brian & Carol Moody Helen Short Andrew, Alison & Laura Munden Jan Evans & Family Joan Jones David & Jo Snocken & Family John & Audrey Metcalfe & Family Mrs Oliver Waterside Christian Group Mrs Randall Mrs Stevens Pam Johnson & Family

Butts Ash Lane Buttsbridge Hill Buttsbridge Road Carpenter Close Cedar Road Chaloner Crescent Coat Gardens Cormorant Drive Curlew Close Curlew Drive Curlew Walk Davidson Close Deerleap Way Deerleap Close

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What We Said 100 Years Ago Taken from The New Forest Magazine for St. John’s, Hythe May 1916 THE NATIONAL MISSION The success of this will depend on the prayers which are offered during the next six months by the faithful. We can all pray and we must do so, if we are not so utterly indifferent to spiritual things as to be content with things as they are at present. So, there is a clear call for all of us for very earnest prayer for the real conversion of the people of this land.. Here is a prayer issued by the Archbishops: V. Turn Thou us O good Lord R. And so shall we be turned. Lord God Almighty, Who hast brought Thy judgements upon all the earth, that the inhabitants of the world may learn righteousness: We entreat Thy Divine Majesty so as to turn the hearts of the people of this land, that sorrowing for our sins with true repentance, and trusting in the hope of Thy Salvation, we may be renewed to do Thee Service and show forth Thy praise from one generation to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. It will however be well for us to remember that we can find in the Prayer Book collects all the petitions that we need, and they are infinitely superior to recent and special productions. The following may be found specially useful: the second collect for Good Friday, the collects for the 6th, 12th, 16th, 18th, 20th, and 25th Sundays after Trinity, the collect immediately before the prayer for Parliament and the last two collects at the end of the Communion Service. The alms at the Lent Service on Wednesday afternoons and at the Thursday evening Service of Intercession, for the Southampton Refuge amounted to £1 12s 9d. The alms on Good Friday for the Jerusalem and the east Mission amounted to £2 0s 1d. The Mission Hospital and its contents worth some hundreds of pounds was taken over by the Turks: this loss will of course have to be made good after the war, when no doubt the buildings will be returned to the Mission, (Continued on page 11)


Mothers’ Union

This month, we are fortunate to have a member of St. John’s Church, Pamela Gilson, as our speaker. Pamela will be telling us about ‘Oxfam’ bookshops. We have all probably enjoyed visiting this local bookshop in Hythe High Street, where Pamela is a volunteer worker. All are welcome. The meeting is on Thursday May 12th at 2.30 p.m. (Continued from page 10)

The amount collected in the Lent envelopes for the Waifs and Strays Society in the Sunday School was 14s 7½. The Vicar would be glad to have the other envelopes as soon as possible, They may be placed in the alms bags or given to him after any Service in Church. LENT. The congregation at the Service on Wednesday afternoons was a great improvement on former years and was distinctly encouraging. Lent, however, did not bring any more people to the Intercession Service on Thursday evenings: we were obliged to hold the Service for a time in S. John’s Room, but that ought not to have kept away any who generally come to a week-day Service in Lent. EASTER There were more communicants that last year. This no doubt was partly due to local and temporary causes and to the presence of some Scouts from Southampton. But many of our own people were away or ill, so the number, 225, must be regarded as very satisfactory in comparison with previous years. Several members of the Choir were away, but those who were there gave us of their very




One World The Big Shift The big shift away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy has well and truly begun. In December, almost 200 countries met in Paris and forged an historic agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the impacts of climate change: rising sea levels, drought, and irreparable damage to the soil, oceans and air that all creation depends on to survive. This is a fantastic step towards a cleaner and safer future, but there is still a massive gap between what governments have pledged and what they now need to do. So, we need to keep the pressure on our governments to shift further and faster.

How you can play a part One way we can do this is to make the big shift ourselves - switching to use renewable energy in our homes, churches and communities. By doing so, we'll be joining in with God's work of renewing creation and of liberating the millions of the world's poorest people already feeling the impact of climate change. Christian Aid have teamed up with friends in The Climate Coalition to bring about a big shift in the way households buy their energy. By switching to clean energy in our thousands, we'll send a loud message that the shift to renewables is inevitable and our governments must follow suit if we are to enjoy God's world together. By switching to renewable energy: (Continued on page 15)


Children’s Society AGM Everyone is invited to attend to hear about our achievements over the last 12 months. We will have a speaker from The Society to give us an update on the most recent projects so that you can hear what our money is being used for. The meeting is a chance for the committee to thank you all for continuing to support our efforts, without YOU the events would not be the success they are. Please bring your friends, there will be tea & coffee as well as a chance to buy greetings cards at a fraction of the price you would pay in the shops. Where? What time? What date?

In St John’s Church 7.30 pm Wednesday 15th June

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- you will show the UK Government they need to support new renewable energy generation; - you will give investors the confidence to put money into new clean energy infrastructure; - you will demonstrate to our communities in the UK that changing to renewable energy is easy, affordable, and right; and, - you may even save money, but be sure to check your quote against your existing energy deal. We can have an even bigger impact if our churches switch to renewable energy, too. Together, as people of faith, we have the chance to do something practical to help our neighbours around the world bearing the brunt of climate change and to help restore balance to our shared homes


Readings for May 2016 1st

6th Sunday of Easter Acts 16. 9-15 Revelation 21. 10, 22-22.5 Johns 14. 23-29 or John 5. 1-9


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Ascension Day (evening) Acts 1. 1-11 Ephesians 1. 15-end Luke 24. 44-end


7th Sunday of Easter (Open House) Acts 16. 16-34 John 17. 20-end Isaiah 44. 1-8


Pentecost Acts 2. 1-21 John 14. 8-17,25-27


Exodus 33. 7-20 2 Corinthians 3. 4-end

Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8. 1-4,22=31 Romans 5. 1-5 John 16. 12-15


Ephesians 4. 7-16

Exodus 3. 1-15 John 3. 1-17

Evening. Thanksgiving for the institution of Holy Communion


Intercessions for May 2016 1 People preparing for marriage 2 Apostles Philip and James 3 Prayer groups. 4 The Samaritans. 5 Ascension Day. 6 Church Society. 7 The May Fair today. 8 Julian of Norwich. 9 The Fire Service. 10 Members of the Diocesan Synod. 11 For all who work by themselves. 12 Hospital Chaplains. 13 Safety on the roads 14 Matthias the Apostle. 15 Pentecost (Whit Sunday). 16 Families in financial difficulty. 17 Anyone celebrating a birthday or anniversary. 18 All Methodist Churches. 19 Senior citizens. 20 All local schools. 21 The Police Force 22 Trinity Sunday. 23 Please could we pray for each other in all walks of life. 24 Children of broken marriages. 25 Family responsibilities. 26 Corpus Christi 27 All emergency services. 28 Beta group 29 U.N. Peacekeepers International Day.


HARVEST SUPPER SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER Polish up your dancing shoes and practise your scales! IT’S BACK! The St John’s and St Anne’s home grown entertainment extravaganza! At the Harvest Supper we hope to present an entertainment comprising entirely of your talent! Can you sing, play an instrument, recite a poem, tell a joke, play the spoons or perform part of Swan Lake? Nearer the date I shall be seeking out the hidden talents of our congregations. Don’t hide your light under a bushel!

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Did you know that in St. John’s Church we have a prayer net in the Lady Chapel? If you would like us to pray for you, or someone you love, please write your name and any other information you may like to share on one of the paper fish. Please take a new piece of wool and tie the fish firmly on to the net. The prayer fish are taken off of the net and prayed through each evening. They are then offered up to the altar at the 10.30 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday

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