YOUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED

THE KNITTING CIRCLE – will meet on Monday 2
nd
March at 2pm at 25 River Park.
Christian Aid Bowl of Soup Lunch will be held on 6th March from 12-2.00 in St. John's
Hall – all welcome.
THE PARISH OF BOXMOOR ELECTORAL ROLL must be updated before the Annual
Parochial Church Meeting on 14th April. If you wish to vote you must be on the Roll.
Copies of the current roll and forms for new applicants are near the main entrances of all
our churches. If you are already on the roll and your details are unchanged, please do
not submit another form. Please place forms in the boxes provided.
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SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT
OTHER NOTICES
NEXT SUNDAY: Lent 1
Services at St. John’s:
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
6.30pm Evensong and Benediction
at St. Francis, Hammerfield
Service at St. Stephen’s: 11.15am Morning Worship
Service at St. Francis:
10.00am Sung Mass
NEWSLETTER ITEMS for next Sunday's newsletter (in writing please) to
Annie Mitchell by Tuesday (maximum length 4 lines of A5 please). If separate
flyers are to be produced, please let Annie know.
PLEASE NOTE:
The Vicar’s email address has changed to [email protected]
Other email addresses you should now use are [email protected] for
our administrator, Alison, and [email protected] for magazine
editor, Sally.
Parish Office: 260299
www.stjohnsboxmoor.co.uk
Please take this Newsletter home with you as a reminder of those who have asked
for your prayers and events you may wish to attend
Services at St. John's
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
Hymns 163, 318, 140 omit 3&4, 262
Final hymn on separate sheet
Anthem:Christ whose glory - Hobbs
Organ Percentage Club Update Congratulations to our January Draw Winners; Garth
Bridgwood 1st £12; Joyce Graham 2nd £6; Richard Lyne 3rd £3. If you would like to join
the Organ Percentage Club and support MASJ in this way there are entry forms in the
church or call me on 01442 230399 or see me in church. Mark Harbour - MASJ’
ROAD WORKS AND ACCESS to St. John's: To build the new cycleway between Town
and the Railway Station, Station Road, Heath Lane, and St John’s Road will be
subject to closures/diversions/temporary lights between 16 February and 8 March.
Road closures will be between 9.30-3.30 Monday to Friday. For more information see
notice at the back of church.
15th February 2015
No. 3532
12.30pm Interment of Ashes (Eileen Austin)
6.30pm Taizé Service
Service at St. Stephen’s, Chaulden
Service at St. Francis, Hammerfield
11.15am Morning Worship
10.00am Sung Mass
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THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S: 16 – 21 February
DAILY (please note NEW TIMES) 8.45am Morning Prayer
5.30pm Evening Prayer(not Sat.)
The Parish Office is closed this week for half term
MONDAY
7.30pm
7.45pm
TUESDAY
NO Tiny
11.15am
4.00pm
6.30pm
ASH WEDNESDAY 10.00am
10.30am
5.30pm
8.00pm
THURSDAY
8.00am
8.45am
9.30am
11.00am
FRIDAY
7.00pm
SATURDAY
10.00am
Holy Communion
Home & Family Group - Hall
Tots (half term)
Funeral(Cedric Futcher)
Pancake Party (hall)
Baptism & Wedding Enquiries
Service of Prayers for Healing
Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
Evening Prayer at St. Francis
ParishEucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Morning Worship at St. Stephens
Service at Mountbatten Lodge
Choir Practice
Church open – coffee
Details of next Sunday's Services are on the back of the newsletter
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YOUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED:
For those who are ill: Una Higson, Margaret Delph, Zoe Young,
baby James Checkley, Ann Frogley Jenson Galloway, Linda Dainton,
Di Tovey, Brian Laidlaw, the Revd. Canon Liz Hughes, Amal,
Ken Sherman, Jim Taylor, Barbara Martlew, Evelyn Brown, Natalie Arseni;
For those with ongoing needs: Julian Wood, Sheila Howe, Michael Owen,
Emily Beebe, Diana Carletti, Joyce Graham, Jana Pick, Reg Farmborough;
Prayers for others with ongoing needs are offered at our weekday services. If
you wish only to be remembered at Morning and Evening Prayer, please contact
the vicar.
For those who have died, especially: Beryl Zainudeen, Chloe Harvey
Cedric Futcher, Counters Close (Funeral 17th February, 11.15am St. John's)
Doris Ethel Gray, Houghton Regis (Funeral 26th February, 11am St. John's)
Heather Violet Jones, The Ridings (Funeral 24th February)
and we pray for their families and friends.
TODAY
Bible Readings: This morning's readings are as follows:
At 8am: 2 Corinthians 4.3–6; Mark 9.2–9
At 9.30am: 2 Kings 2.1–12;2 Corinthians 4.3–6; Mark 9.2–9
Copies (including large print) are available on request with the service books.
Taizé Evening Service: At 6.30pm TODAY - an informal, contemplative,
and reflective Service of silence and chant to enter into God’s presence. Come
and see for yourself, actively listening for the voice of God.
BOOKS FOR THE TAKING! Carole needs to make more space in her study so will be
bringing books to church this week and next for you to take away and make a donation
to church funds if you wish.
THIS WEEK
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE PARTY – 4pm on 17 February in St. John's Hall.
Games and races (0-11years) – pancakes to eat!!! £1 per family payable on the day.
Please sign up at the back of church so we know numbers!
PRAYERS FOR HEALING: Our monthly service of Prayers for Healing is on
Wednesday at 10am. Please print clearly names for intercession in the red folder on the
table at the back of church. All are welcome to join us in praying for those who especially
need our prayers.
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LENT BEGINS ON ASH WEDNESDAY – 18 February: There will be services
at 10.30am and 8.00pm at St. John's on Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion
and the Imposition of Ashes – all welcome.
Wondering what to do as a discipline during Lent? “Live a difference” with the
Diocesan Lenten Challenge – daily readings, reflection, action, and family material. To
sign-up go to www.livethechallenge.co.uk
WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP meets on Friday 21st February at 2.30pm in the Hall. Our
speaker will be Denise Chennell 'Why me? – myfaith journey'.
NEXT SUNDAY
The Gade Valley Harriers have their second training session next Sunday,
22nd February, so there may be problems with parking near the church.
O.M.O. LUNCH. Your next OMO Lunch is on Sunday 22nd February, 12.30 for
1pm. The list is at the back of church for you to sign up.
EVENSONG WITH SERMON AND BENEDICTION – 6.30pm at St. Francis,
Hammerfield – a service of music, prayer and scripture readings ending with a time of
devotion in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Come and see for yourselves, actively
watching and waiting in the presence of Christ.
PARISH NOTICES
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A CONFIRMATION SERVICE will be held on 19
April at 10.30am at St.
John's with Bishop Richard presiding. If you are interested in being Confirmed,
please speak to a member of the clergy as soon as possible.
HALF TERM: Please note that the Parish Office is closed this week, apart from
Tuesday evening when it is open for baptism and wedding enquiries. There is
NO Tiny Tots on Tuesday because of the half-term break.
EMMAUS STUDY NURTURE COURSE: starting 23rd February on Mondays
and Wednesdays. Interested in exploring your Christian Discipleship and
journey in Faith? Why not come to this? See blue flyers for details - sign up
sheets at the back of our churches.
THE HOME & FAMILY GROUP: next meeting on Monday 16 February in the
Church Hall at 7:45pm. Jeanette Gosney will be giving a talk called ‘Wait and See!!’.
All ladies welcome to attend. Do not forget the next meeting on Monday 2 March is the
AGM and Dinner, starting at 6:30pm.
THE CRAFT CIRCLE meets on 10:30 Monday 23rd February at 16 St. Nicholas
Mount.
QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 28 February in the hall. I have only 1 table left. Tickets are
£8.50
and
include
hot
supper.
Call
me
on
242543
or
email
[email protected] to reserve your place. Thank you.