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Building the Kingdom...................................

 

 

St Thomas’ Church

“Building the Kingdom…….”

This Newsletter is being printed in the week at the end of which Prince Philip’s funeral will be taking place. Many tributes have been paid to a life well-lived, to the Prince’s dedication to the Queen, to this country and to the Commonwealth. We hold Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family in our prayers at this time, praying that her faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ will sustain and comfort her. A prayer from the Common Worship Pastoral Services:

Heavenly Father, You have not made us for darkness and death, but for life with You for ever; without You we have nothing to hope for; with You we have nothing to fear. Speak to us now Your words of eternal life. Lift us from anxiety and guilt to the light and peace of Your presence and set the glory of Your love before us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The photos above are of the lovely Easter flowers arranged by Marion in the front entrance of the church. Remembering members of our church family who need our prayers at this time - we give thanks for the ongoing healing of Margaret and Jack in hospital, for the continued recovery from surgery of both Denise and Lisa (Chris and Jeannette’s daughter) and for Anne, as she is back in the nursing home after a time in hospital, praying that she will receive the attention needed for full healing.

These tulips brighten up my garden – lovely to see through the recent cold weather.

You may know that Revd Steve and Lisa Haskett are part of our church family now as they work for the organisation Life Association, which ministers in India. To help towards the funding of that work, they are collecting used ink cartridges from home printers, so if you have any of these and are coming to church, you will find that there is a collection box in the church lounge.

 

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Monday 24th May, nominations for the PCC are being sought. If you want to nominate someone, please remember they have to be on the church Electoral Roll and you must ask them if they would like to be nominated. Nomination forms are in the church lounge.

The service schedule for the coming weeks:

Sunday 18th April

3rd Sunday of Easter

10.30am Holy Communion – readings Deut. 7: 7 – 13 and Revelation 2: 1 – 11

6.00pm Prayer Gathering

Wednesday 21st April

11am BCP Communion – readings 1 Peter 2: 11 – 17 and John 16: 16 - 22

Sunday 25th April

4th Sunday of Easter

10.30am Holy Communion – readings Acts 4: 5 – 12 and John 10: 11 – 18

6.00pm Prayer Gathering

Wednesday 28th April

11am BCP Communion – readings James 1: 17 – 21 and John 16: 5 - 15

Our morning and evening readings for the coming week:

 

Morning Readings

Evening Readings

Monday 19th April

Alphege, archbishop, martyr, 1012

Psalm 96;

Deuteronomy 5 v 1 – 22;

Ephesians 1 v 1 – 14

Psalm 61;

Exodus 19;

Luke 1 v 1 - 25

Tuesday 20th April

Psalm 98; Deut. 5 v 22 – end;

Ephesians 1 v 15 – end

Psalm 71; Exodus 20 v 1 – 21;

Luke 1 v 26 - 38

Wednesday 21st April

Anselm, abbot, archbishop, 1109

Psalm 105; Deuteronomy 6;

Ephesians 2 v 1 -10

Psalm 72; Exodus 24;

Luke 1 v 39 - 56

Thursday 22nd April

Psalm 136; Deut. 7 v 1 – 11;

Ephesians 2 v 11 – end

Psalm 73; Exodus 25 v 1 – 22;

Luke 1 v 57 - end

Friday 23rd April

George, martyr, patron of England,

c 304

Psalms 5, 146; J

oshua 1 v 1 – 9;

Ephesians 6 v 10 – 20

Psalms 3, 11;

Isaiah 43 v 1 – 7;

John 15 v 1 - 8

Saturday 24th April

Mellitus, bishop, 624 Seven Martyrs of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 2003

Psalm 110;

Deuteronomy 8;

Ephesians 3 v 14 – end

Psalm 27;

Exodus 29 v 1 – 9;

Luke 2 v 21 - 40

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord makes His face to shine on you and be gracious to you;                                

 

The Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace. Amen.             (Numbers 6: 24 – 27)

 

 If you need anything please call Revd David: 392544 or Vicky: 01253 694412 or 07796342147

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