FOR YOUR PRAYERS All those involved in the traffic accident in

Readings for the
Sunday next before Lent
Page numbers in the NIV pew Bibles
Communion Services
2 Kings 2. 1-12, Page No. 369
2 Corinthians 4. 3-6, Page No. 1160
Mark 9. 2-9, Page No. 1012
FOR YOUR PRAYERS
All those involved in the traffic accident in Weston, Bath,
for the injured and the bereaved.
For all who live in Ham Lane.
Bethan Lewis and Sophie Isles as they prepare for travelling to
India.
Families who attended Baptism Preparation yesterday.
The Vaughan Centre, Gloucester, helping the homeless.
For the family and friends of Michael Vaggs who died last week.
Weekly news from
THE CHURNSIDE BENEFICE
SUNDAY
15th February
Sunday next
before Lent
TUESDAY
17th February
Shrove Tuesday
WEDNESDAY
18th February
Ash
Wednesday
10.00am Family Eucharist
10.00am Holy Communion
3.00pm Pancake Races
10.00am
11.00am
7.30pm
8.00pm
Holy Communion
Wednesday Worship
Mulberry
Court
Holy
Communion
HC- Imposition of Ashes
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All who are unwell or recovering from illness including;
Richard Wrightson
THURSDAY
19th February
2.00pm Under 5’s
Disclosure
Prayer is like watching for the
Kingfisher. All you can do is
Be where he is likely to appear and
Wait.
Often, nothing much happens;
There is space, silence and
Expectancy.
No visible sign, only the
Knowledge that he’s been there
And may come again.
Seeing or not seeing cease to matter,
You have been prepared.
But when you’ve almost stopped
Expecting it, a flash of brightness
Gives encouragement.
SATURDAY
21st February
10.00am Coffeepot
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SUNDAY
22nd February
1st Sunday
of Lent
8.00am
9.30am
10.00am
10.00am
6.00pm
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Anne Lewin
Holy Communion
Coffee and Church
Sung Eucharist
Morning Prayer
Compline
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Morning Prayer is said each day in All Hallows at 8.30am. (Monday to Saturday).
Vicar:
Rev’d Canon David Bowers, The Vicarage, South Cerney,
Cirencester, Glos. GL7 5TP. Tel: 01285 860221
Curate: Rev’d Angela Austin Tel: 01285 860692
Church Office: Open Tues & Thurs. mornings
Clarks Hay, South Cerney, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 5UA.
Tel: 01285 862632 www.churnsidechurches.org.uk
Email: [email protected]urnsideoffice.plus.com
PANCAKE RACES
The Annual Pancake Races in South Cerney will take place in Church Lane
on Tuesday, 17th February starting at 3pm. There will be races for all ages
from preschool to adult. This is followed by refreshment and the giving of
small prizes in All Hallows Church. If you are racing don’t forget your pancake! If you do not want to run then come along and watch; it is a fun afternoon.
LENT COURSE
The Lent Course at South Cerney is called ‘Table Talk for Easter’ and is
based on a group of people sitting down to eat together and having a conversation. Each week there will be a topic with a number of question cards
which will be placed on the table for people to select, not necessarily to answer themselves, but to keep the conversation going.
The topics for ‘Table Talk for Easter’ are:Hope: Can tomorrow be better than today?
Evil: Why do some people do evil things?
Justice: What does justice mean?
Forgiveness: Is forgiveness good for you?
Suffering: Why do bad things happen to good people?
Death: Is this it?
The Lent Course starts on Wednesday 25th February at 7pm in All Hallows
Church. A meal is served as part of this course. To help with the catering
please sign up on the sheet at the back of All Hallows Church marking
which evening you will be attending.
LENT LUNCH
There will be a Lent Lunch in South Cerney Village Hall on Wednesday
18th March from 12 noon. This will be in aid of Christian Aid.
Please put this date in your diary.
FILLING STATION
The next Filling Station is on Wednesday, 18th Feb at the Royal Agricultural University at 7.45pm in Room 7, the Emerys Jones Building. The
speaker is Nick Crawley, who is regional director of Filling Stations in SW
England and S Wales. He also leads Crossnet. In the 1990s he led a church
in Harare, Zimbabwe.
COFFEEPOT
The next Coffeepot in the United Church is this coming Saturday, 21st February, 10am to 12 noon. Come along for delicious coffee, tea and cakes. A
warm welcome awaits all. No charge - donations only.
PRAYER
The Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, is holding a series
of evening events during March exploring the theme of prayer. The evenings, which are being held in four churches across the four Thursdays in
March, will be a mix of presentation, discussion and prayer.
The evenings start at 7.30pm and will be held at the following churches:
St Matthew’s, Cheltenham – 5th March
Holy Trinity, Watermoor, Cirencester – 12th March
St Lawrence’s, Barnwood – 19th March
St Stephen’s, Cinderford – 26th March
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2015
The annual service which this year has been drawn up by the ladies of
The Bahamas, will take place in the Benefice at St. Peter's Church, Siddington on Friday, 6th March at 2pm. The guest speaker will be the Rev'd
Val Bexon, Vicar of the Benefice of Ermin West.
A warm welcome is extended to everyone and tea will be provided after
the service.
CARBON FAST
The Carbon Fast is part of the Diocese of Gloucester's response to the
national Church of England’s Shrinking the Footprint campaign, which
aims to see carbon emissions reduce by 42 per cent by 2020. The Diocese
has already made significant steps towards this target by using renewable
energy sources, including installing solar panels on the roofs of vicarages,
schools and churches to generate electricity, with any surplus feeding
back into the national grid.
This year’s focus is on the link between water, which needs to be pumped,
cleaned and stored for our use, and the energy we use.
Suggestions for this year’s project include committing to only showering
instead of using a bath for a week, checking your house for leaks and
dripping taps, and turning the heating off for a day.
To find out more about the Carbon Fast, including more ideas of ways to
support it, visit the website at http://ecochurchsouthwest.org.uk/carbonfast..
(extract from Diocesan website)
COME INTO THE LIGHT
Come into the LIGHT is a Christian bookshop located at 24 High Street
Stonehouse, near Stroud. They stock a comprehensive range of Bible,
candles, Cds DVDs, crosses, daily readings, greetings cards, key rings,
prayer cards, stationary, t-towels, and lots more. They are open 9.30am –
4.30pm Mon – Sat. They even have free car parking!