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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, WELLINGTON Sunday, 19th May, fifth Sunday of Easter

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

! Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonders of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God te Father. Readings:

Acts 11: 1-18 John 13: 31-35

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The Rev’d Canon Stephen Bowen will preside at the 8 am and 09.45 am Services and Reader John Elder will preach.

DIARY FOR THE WEEK Morning Prayer 8.30 am each weekday. ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday, 19th May, 5th Sunday of Easter 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP 09.45 am Parish Communion Monday, 20th May 2.00 pm Communion at Chelston Park and Chelston Gardens 7.30 pm PCC Meeting in the Hall Tuesday, 21st May 2.00 pm Funeral of John Hiscox 6.30 pm Wellington Choral Society AGM in the Hall Wednesday, 22nd May 2.30 pm Communion at Oak Tree Court Thursday, 23rd May 9.30 am Babies and Toddlers in the Hall 10.00 am Holy Communion BCP 2.00 pm Bumps and Babes in the Hall 6.30 pm Yoga in the Hall Friday, 24th May 7.30 pm Planning for Creative Arts Prayer Evening Sunday, 26th May, 6th Sunday of Easter 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP 09.45 am Parish Communion 11.30 am Baptism of Alice Harry and Ruby and Hannah Pickford Please pray for those who are ill: Cooper Bright, Frank and Christine Hayes, Margaret Bowen, Pat Bright, Julie Scott, Tony Lock, John & Shirley Angus, Peter Monaghan, Maureen Smith, Rev’d James Clapham, Sue Horsington, Pamela Adams. Those who have died: John Hiscox 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.

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

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP DESIGN AND HOST A CREATIVE ARTS EVENING? Selina is planning to develop a regular Creative Arts Prayer Evening at St John’s once a month from 7.30 - 8.30pm on a Friday night. The three Friday dates for meeting together to explore and develop this new service are May 24th, June 21st and July 19th in St John’s hall and church. “The service will have a ‘bring and share’ feel and will offer a safe space to explore prayer together creatively using music, art, poetry, storytelling, testimony, candles, night prayer, lectio divina and healing prayer. It will be open to people wanting to deepen their Christian faith and experiences of prayer” If you would like to be part of a team planning and hosting this space once a month starting in September or have an idea or gift you would like to share please do come along on May 24th or contact Selina with your Sunday 19 May 6pm Runnington Church. Short Evening Service with music from Taizé 
 Sunday 26 May - after the 9.45 service 11.10-11.40. A chance to sing through some new music which may be used in “Ordinary Time” services. Grab your coffee and come back into church for a singsong. INVITATION FOR SUNDAY 9TH JUNE You are warmly invited to an afternoon service with Bishop Ruth on 9th June at 2.15pm in St John’s church. Bishop Ruth will be commissioning people in the following lay ministries within our Team. • Fiona Brown as Artist in Residence for St John’s Church • Christine Winhall as Team and Mission Administrator (Wellington and District Team Ministry) • Judith Dufour as Pastoral Chaplain (St John the Baptist Church Wellington) • Freddy Brown as Pioneer Health and Wellbeing Chaplain • Debby Brown as Pioneer Health and Wellbeing Chaplain • Helena Power as Rockwell Green School and Family Chaplain At 3.30 there will be a service for Sue Horsington in which the Bishop will receive her vows to the single consecrated life. On this formal but joyous occasion Sue has invited all the congregation, as she takes the next step on her spiritual journey.

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.

Sharon Chorley is normally in the Parish Office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Office hours 10 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,

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.

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19th May 2019 5th Sunday of Easter  

19th May 2019 5th Sunday of Easter