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Sunday, 17th March, Second Sunday of Lent

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served in the Hall after the 09.45 am Sunday Service; all are welcome

! Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Genesis 15: 1-12,17-18 Luke 13: 31-end

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The Rev’d Tim Treanor will preside at both the 8 am and 9.45 am Services and Rev’d Julie Scott will preach.

DIARY FOR THE WEEK Morning Prayer 8.30 am each weekday. ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday, 17th March, Second Sunday of Lent 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP 09.45 am Parish Communion 11.30 am Baptisms of Hendrix Hucker and Eliza Chapman Monday, 18th March 2.00 pm Funeral of Elaine Todd at St Mary’s, West Buckland 2.00 pm Communion at Chelston Park and Gardens Tuesday, 19th March 10.00 am Mindful Mums 7.15 pm Fitness Class in the Hall Wednesday, 20th March, 10.30 am Lent Course in the Hall 11.15 am Communion at Linden House Thursday, 21st March 9.30 am Babies and Toddlers in the Hall 10.00 am Holy Communion BCP 10.15 am Communion at the Old Vicarage Flats 2.00 pm Bumps and Babes in the Hall 2.00 pm Communion at Camelot House and Lodge 6.30 pm Yoga in the Hall Friday, 22nd March 2.30 pm Homes Communion Group Meeting in the Hall Saturday, 23rd March 2.00 pm Thanksgiving Celebration for Geoffrey Brace Sunday, 24th March, Third Sunday of Lent 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP 9.45 am Parish Communion Please pray for those who are ill: Cooper Bright, Frank and Christine Hayes, Margaret Bowen, Pat Bright, Julie Scott, Tony Lock, Richard Sellers, Jenny Taylor, John & Shirley Angus, Peter Monaghan (grandson of Anne & Ron Williams). Those who have died: Edward Elloway (son of Pamela Elloway), Elaine Todd (widow of Revd George Todd), Jim Figg (brother of Frank), Geoffrey Brace.

Please also remember those who are bereaved Healing Prayer Ministry This ministry is available for anyone who wishes it for themselves or for others, in the Lady Chapel, during and after the Parish Communion Service. We are all in need of extra prayers and gifts of God's grace; this is one way of asking, so please make use of it.

LENT COURSE . The course is beng held in the Church Hall on Wednesday mornings March 20/27, April 3/10 starting at 10.30 am with coffee from 10 am. REVISION OF ELECTORAL ROLL. EVERYONE NEEDS TO REAPPLY. Please collect your form and envelopes from the table at the back of the Church and return to Julie Morton, Electoral Roll Officer, by no later than Sunday, 31st March. FIND YOUR VOICE – COME AND SING: An opportunity during Lent for families and friends, the young and he young at heart, to meet informally to sing a mix of sacred choral music. Each session will end with a short act of worship. Sunday, 31st March in St Peter’s, Greenham, 4 – 5.15 pm; 7th April in St Mary the Virgin, West Buckland, 4 – 5.15 pm. For further information contact John Young, MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES Please sign up on the sheet at back of Church if you can supply some Posies for Mothering Sunday, 31st March. DONATIONS FOR EASTER FLOWERS There will be a basket at the back of the church on Sundays March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, 14th and 21st for your kind donations towards the cost of the Easter flowers. Please donate so that the flower ladies can again produce some beautiful arrangements. BACH ST MATTHEW PASSION The Wellington Choral Society will perform this great work in St John’s Church on Saturday, 30th March at 7 pm. Tickets available from Odettes in the High Street or at the door.



FOODBANK Urgently needed, Tinned (cold) meat and Long Life fruit juice, Sugar Other items required are –Soup, rice, pasta sauce, tinned vegetables, coffee, biscuits and snacks. If it is possible for you to leave your gifts in St John’s on any Sunday or Thursday morning that would be helpful as far as re-distribution is concerned. WOMEN’S REFUGE. The following items are always needed – Household items. Single bedding, curtains, towels, rugs, kitchen and bathroom items, all in good condition please. Ladies and children’s clothing. Toiletries, shopping bags, handbags and purses. Please leave items in marked box at back of Church. PRAYER LIST If you know of anyone who is unwell and would like their name added to the prayer list or if a visit is needed please contact Judith Dufour who is the St John’s Pastoral Companions co-ordinator, telephone number 666633

If you wish to receive Communion where you are seated, or if you would like a gluten-free wafer please let one of the servers know before the Service.

Sharon Chorley is, normally, in the Parish Office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9 am and 5 pm, and Thursdays 9 am to 4 pm Parish Office telephone number 665254 For more information on what is happening in the Team Parishes, including St John’s please go to and the Parish Facebook.

Please note that the cut off for receiving articles on the News sheet is pm on Thursdays to Judith Dufour, 666633,


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Pew Sheet 17 March 2019. 2nd Sunday of Lent  

Pew Sheet 17 March 2019. 2nd Sunday of Lent