here - St George`s Church

15th March 2015
Tea & Coffee
Prayer Ministry
Offertory Count
Chrissie Wood
David Cooley/Mike Waters
Jo Roberts
Bethany Rutherford
Cathy Malins
Marie Richards
Terry O’Brien/Emma Cooley
Marion Lincoln/Neil Geddes
Wendy Rutherford
Andy Davenport
Tony Corfield
Nick Morris/Jo Roberts
Lou Davenport/Karen Gopsill
St. George’s Preschool each week day morning during term time between
8.30am and 12.00 noon and, Monday and Wednesday and Friday 12.00 to
3.00pm. Also optional lunchtime sessions following on directly from the
morning sessions. Contact Lou on 01827 50805 / 07505 886 380 or visit
Sunday Children's Club X-tra Every Sunday morning except the first and fifth Sunday
of each month. Xcite (pre-school to Y2), Xplore (Y3 to Y5) and Xtreme (Y6 to Y10).
Contact: Glyn Shaw
Crèche meets, when needed, in the chancel, except on first Sunday and fifth Sunday.
Youth Home Group : alt Sundays 7.30pm. Contact Helen and Kev Jones (820963)
Bamford St., Glascote,
B77 2AT
(01827) 62612
Office hours:
9.15am - 1.00pm Mon-Thurs
8th March 2015
Third Sunday in Lent
Welcome to our Services
This week at St. Georges . . .
Holy Communion 8.30am
Holy Communion 10.00am
Memorial Service 6.00pm
8th March
Over 60s Badminton 5.00 - 7.00pm Hall
Badminton Club 7.00 - 9.00pm in the Hall
Homegroup Leaders meeting 8.00pm Blenheim Close
Music group 7.30pm
Buildings Committee meeting 8.00pm Curatage
9.30 am Midweek Holy Communion
Open Door 1.30pm in the Hall
Funeral of Iris Brookes 11.00am in church
Holy Communion 8.30am
Morning Praise 10.00am
20:20:20 Service 6.00pm
St. George’s believes homegroups to be an important part of church life and would like
to encourage all adults to belong to a small group that meets together on a weekday in
the evening or during the day. The groups focus upon discipleship, nurture and socials.
If you are interested in joining a homegroup, please contact the homegroup coordinators, either Rob Ellor (tel: 62740) or Helen Jones (tel: 820963) who will gladly tell
you more about the groups that are available.
Pastoral Care Co-ordinator: Fae Ellor: 01827 62740
(please contact Fae to request Home Communion)
Email prayers: [email protected] (alternatively contact Fae Ellor or the office)
Lay Prayer Guide: contact Pippa Steedman on 01827 286373
Bamford St., Glascote, TAMWORTH, Staffs B77 2AT (01827) 62612
email: st.georgeschurch[email protected] visit:
Office hours: Mon - Thurs 9.15am - 1.00pm
Curate: Rev. Matt Malins 07932 721131 email: [email protected]
Non Stipendiary Minister: Rev. Mike Le-Worthy (01827) 55762
15th March
Coming up . . .
Mon 16th March
Tues 17th March
Thurs 19th March
Sat 21st March
Leadership Team meeting
Tithe Meeting 8.00pm chancel
Preschool Committee meeting 9.30am in the chancel
Easter Card delivery 10.00am in the Hall
A large print copy of this sheet is available from the welcome desk
How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God's people to live together in harmony! (Psalm 133:1)
(If a name has been missed off
this list and you would like
someone to be prayed for, please
fill out an updated prayer request
card). Give thanks for the
safe return of Phillip Taber
and the team and for a successful
mission to the Sudan. Please pray for
Deacon Gill Judge, Ann, Carl and their
son Joe, Clive Douglas, Julie and Terry
Brookes, Jo Denyer, Sue Peel, Leo,
Lucy Morris, Jennie Dawson, Wayne
Loosmore, Betty Douglas, Andrew
Knight. Pray for the friends and
families of Sheila Taylor, Iris Brookes,
Millicent Dwight, Laycee Lees, Gloria,
and May Robinson
The closing date for applications for
the vacancy of Team Rector was 6th
March. Please continue to pray for a
suitable person to be appointed to this
role. The Diocesan ‘Prayer During a
Vacancy’ is available on the welcome
table and the Parish Profile is available
to read on the altar.
Pre-school are collecting Sainsbury's
active Kids vouchers and would really
appreciate any donations, there is a
box by the welcome table for
vouchers. Thank You
As our Weekend Away has been
postponed for this year we have
arranged for a church 'Day Away'
instead. This will be on 16th
May. There is going to be a treasure
hunt on the way to Cannock Chase
culminating in a church family picnic
and fun and games for all.
A sign up sheet will be available soon.
ANNUAL TITHE MEETING: Each year St. George’s tithes 10% of its income to
charities at home and abroad. There will be a meeting at 8.00pm on Tuesday 17th March in
the chancel to decide which organisations should receive our donations. Everyone is
welcome but if you are unable to attend and there is a particular charity you would like us
to consider, please pass information to Isobel Mills in advance of the meeting.
ELECTORAL ROLL: The revised Church Electoral Roll has been completed and is
displayed on the notice board at the back of church. Please take a look and check that
you’re on it and your details are correct. Please speak to Anne Bassett if any corrections
are necessary. The Electoral roll is now closed until our AGM on 23rd March after which
new members may be added. Thank you for joining the Electoral Roll
AGM (Monday 23rd March) we will be seeking to replace one Churchwarden, one
Deputy Warden and two DCC members. Please think about who you would like to
represent you on the church council and fill in a nomination form available from the notice
board at the back of church. Remember to ask the nominee’s permission first!
HOLY WEEK SERVICES: There will be a short service in church every evening
during Holy Week (except Maundy Thursday), from 7.00pm - 7.30pm. The services will
be based on ‘Rhythms of Grace, A Retreat in Daily Life’ from Lichfield Diocese. On
Maundy Thursday (2nd April) we will hold an Agape Supper in the church hall followed by
a Vigil in church as in previous years.
THE REAL EASTER EGG: Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each
year in the UK, The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter egg to
explain the Christian understanding of Easter. Introduced in 2010, The Real Easter Egg
was initially turned down by supermarkets as they were unsure that a ‘faith egg’ would sell.
How wrong they were. Last year, in a national poll, the Real Easter Egg was voted the
UK’s favourite Fairtrade egg and more than a million Real Easter Eggs have been sold!
Support this year’s Real Easter Egg campaign by visiting The Real
Easter Egg is available, as well as other Fairtrade eggs, from St. Editha’s Fairtrade Shop.
BISHOP JONATHAN TO RETIRE: Bishop Jonathan has announced his retirement
as Bishop of Lichfield. He will leave office in September 2015. In a video message, address
to the College of Canons, and letter to all churches, Bishop Jonathan said: “Forty years of
ministry seem a good stint to Jane and me.” For more, please see the Lichfield Diocese
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE CHRISTIAN AID. . . is holding its 25th anniversary
walk around Tittesworth Water on Saturday March 28th. About 500 people complete a 22
mile or 5-mile
mile walk, and it raises around £50,000 each year. You can register from 9.15 am
and the walk starts at 10. Contact John Bamford on 01782 516137 for sponsorship forms,
maps, and further information.
CARRYING THE CROSS: A morning of Quiet Reflection at Lichfield Cathedral
especially for Minority Ethnic Anglicans, 10am - 1pm, Sat 28th Mar. This is an opportunity
for quiet reflection during Lent. It will explore the meaning of our calling through the
story of Simon of Cyrene, who was made to carry the cross of Jesus. Led by Revd Preb
David Newsome, Revd Preb Carl Ramsay, and Revd Pam Daniel. Free, but spaces are
limited so please contact Angela Bruno in the Vocations Office to book on 01543 306220.
Download this weekly notices sheet from:
Understand & develop your unique
Grow in self-worth
Improve communication skills
Make good career choices
Handle stress
Increase your understanding of those
important people in your life
Hillcrest, 172 Long St. Dordon
Sat 28th March 10.00am to 4.00pm
For more details see the leaflet on the
notice board or speak to Matt.
for Children’s Worker
At Holy Trinity Wilnecote
We are looking to appoint a Children’s
Worker for Holy Trinity Wilnecote &
Tamworth Deanery.
Salary c. £19k pa plus expenses
Full-time (36 hours per week) for three
Job description and application form
available on Lichfield Diocese website
Closing date: Thursday 2nd AprilFor
more details or an informal chat
contact The Rev’d. Oliver Harrison
01827 260 560 or
[email protected]
John 2: 13-22
Psalm 19
Acts 6: 1-7
Acts 8: 26-40
Joel 2: 12-17
St. George’s Church, Glascote