As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2.6-7
Easter must make a difference. If Jesus lives having defeated death, then that is not something we can file away and ignore. We live our lives in him and through him. ‘Rooted and built up’ speaks to me about the seen and unseen, above and below the surface. And thanksgiving should be the note common to it all.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the gift of thankfulness and pray that we might use it.
- For families coming for Baptism, as we encourage & nurture their journeys of faith.
- For all in Lay Ministry, especially Sue Mate, being authorised as a Worship Leader on Saturday 7/5.
Sunday at 10am.
AAW with Baptism and refreshments to follow.
You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page.
This week’s readings are: John 21.1-19
Sunday at 7pm.
No Reflective Service this week
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion in Church
We who Worship
Informal, inclusive worship 4-6pm, Saturday 30/4 and every other week.
APCM – almost here
Please put the APCM date in your diaries. Sunday 8 May straight after the service. Papers are now available on the Welcome Desk and available digitally.
We will be giving some feedback on our 5 Big Questions as well as the regular stuff required at the annual meeting.
We need to elect two Churchwardens and two deputy Churchwardens, these are annual elections. There are also a total of seven places on the PCC. (Four positions come up for a three year term each year, there are also three unfilled vacancies from last year).
Please be thinking and praying about who might stand for those positions. Nomination forms with all the details about who can stand are on the welcome desk.
New volunteer Minibus driver needed for Lunch Club.
Must be aged 25 or over and hold a clean driving licence with ‘D1’ category. Van driving experience and licencing invaluable. Induction and training can be given/paid for, or updated. Patience, kindness and care over helping frail elderly people get around essential. Role would need DBS processing.
We are looking for someone who is able to be in this role for at least 12 months.
You need to be available on Thursdays from 10:15 – 15:00.
See Nick Edmondson to volunteer or ask more.
Sunday 15 May
At the start of Christian Aid week, we will be offering breakfast rolls before the service and a chance to donate to the fantastic work Christian Aid do around the world. Put it in your diary.
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