Weekly news for 14.4.24

Dear Friends,

Important info about our APCM next week

A little word 

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4.8 (CW)

Having just spent some time with my Grandson I was reminded of how a baby can sleep anywhere and at any time if they feel safe and loved. As adults sleep can elude us, particularly if we are anxious or stressed. In Psalm 4 the Psalmist seems to be convincing themselves of the Lord’s goodness. A constant reminder that we are ultimately safe and loved, might not take away all our worries but it can help to keep things in perspective. Why not remind yourself of how much you are loved as you lay down each night.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks that we are loved more than we can possibly comprehend
  • For those who are anxious, that they might find peace
  • For our upcoming annual meeting

Sunday services 

9.15am Sunday Gathering

10.30am Holy Communion

Easter 3

Readings: 1 John 3.1-7 & Luke 24.36-48

Our provision for children, CoGs, runs this week.

Refreshments served after the service.

7pm Reflective

this week is a reflection around the theme of God as light

Annual Church Meeting – 21 April after the service

Our meeting is next week.

All of the papers are available electronically here https://www.pitsmoor.church/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/APCM-2024-papers.pdf or in paper format at the back of church.

There are elections for two Churchwardens and two Dep. Churchwardens. No-one retires from the PCC this year, but there is still one vacancy available to be filled. Nomination papers need to be completed and are available on the Welcome Desk.

We desperately need someone to take on the role of Treasurer. Computer literacy and numeracy skills are needed but full training and support is available. We also need a new PCC secretary, accurate note taking and computer literacy are what is needed. Again full support will be given.

Could you serve our church in this way?

Cursillo Retreat

Cursillo is ‘A movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and enabled to share God’s love with everyone.’ The Cursillo weekend is held at Wilson Carlisle Centre and are led by a team of lay people and clergy, who have all experienced a Cursillo weekend themselves. During the weekend participants (known as Cursillistas) will live, worship and learn together. Talks will be given by the leaders on some of the main areas of Christian life and faith. Also throughout the weekend there are group workshops, times of prayer and quiet reflection. The next weekend will be 10th – 12th May and bookings are now open. A few people from Christ Church have been on a weekend before and I am sure would be happy to talk about their experience. Will Gowers is going to be one of the Spiritual Directors on the weekend and has been a participant a few years ago as well. For more information or to get a booking form speak to Will or Yvonne.

What’s on?

Wednesday 10am – Stay and Play in the Welcome Centre.

Thursday 10am – Holy Communion in the Welcome Centre followed by coffee and Lunch Club.

Thursday 6.30pm – Sitting Room – food at 7pm