Notices 15th March - St Michael`s Galleywood

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Welcome to
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St Michael’s Church
Galleywood
www.stmichaelsgalleywood.org.uk
www.stmichaelsgalleywood.org.uk
MARCH 15TH 2015
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Sunday in Lent
8am Holy Communion 1662 Prayer Book
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MOTHERING SUNDAY
10am Preparation for the Word: Andy leads
10.40 The Word: Andy preaches
Sonlight & Mega
11.15 Responding to the Word:
Word:
11.30 Coffee and Prayer Ministry.
5.30pm TALES OF
OF THE UNEXPECTED
UNEXPECTED V
Beryl Moss leads; Andy preaches
PARISH PRAYERS
Tues March 17th : 9.15am @ church
Thurs March 19th: 9.15am @ the Vicarage
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
God calls us to
Show the love of Jesus
Share his Word with everyone,
and Grow together as his family.
FOR: Gill Stacy, Veryan Wilson,
PLEASE PRAY FOR
Geoff Fox, Sylvia Booty, Norma Flack, John Fowler,
Anita Frost, Pam Plume, John and Eileen Fowler
and Bishop John.
COLLECT FOR THE DAY: 4th SUNDAY IN
LENT: GRANT, we beseech you, Almighty God,
that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve
to be punished, by the comfort of your grace may
mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. Amen.
VISITING SCHOOLS: There is an opportunity
to be part of a team called "Open the Book" - a
drama team going into local schools to do
assemblies. Full training will be offered - talk to
Andy if you're interested!
MARCH 22nd
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5thd Sunday in Lent
8am Holy Communion 1662 Prayer Book
A MESSAGE FROM SUE KITSON
NEW COVENANT
10am Preparation for the Word: Cesca
Watkinson leads
leads
10.40 The Word: Chris Selden preaches
Sonlight & Mega
11.15 Responding to the Word:
Word:
11.30 Coffee and Prayer Ministry.
" The Safeguarding team at the Diocese would
like all church members to have a copy of the
latest pocket guide. This briefly explains their
safeguarding policy with some guidelines and
useful contact numbers. There is a box at the
back of church, please take a copy home.
5.00pm Come for tea, coffee & cakes then stay
stay for
SONGS OF PRAISE led by Stephanie Gillingham
and Andy
PARISH PRAYERS:
Tues 24h: 9.15am @ church
Thurs 26th: 9.15 @ the Vicarage
THIS SUNDAY IS MOTHERING SUNDAY
So why not invite any mother you know to our
special Mothering Sunday service. It might be
an ideal way to introduce someone to St
Michael’s Church.
EASTER LILIES.
LILIES If anyone would like to make
a donation for the Easter Lilies in memory of a
loved one please put it in the flower box at
Church with the name of the loved one. THANK
YOU. The flower team.
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THIS SUNDAY IS MOTHERING
MOTHERING SUNDAY
Mothering Sunday is a Christian holiday celebrated
throughout Europe that falls on the 4th Sunday in
Lent. Secularly, it became an occasion for honouring
the mothers of children and giving them presents.
Nowadays, it is increasingly called Mother's Day,
although that has always been a secular event quite
different from the original Mothering Sunday. In the
UK, Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the same
way as Mother's Day is celebrated elsewhere.
During the sixteenth century, people returned to their
mother church, the main church or cathedral of the
area, for a service to be held on Laetare Sunday.
This was either a large local church, or more often
the nearest Cathedral Anyone who did this was
commonly said to have gone "a-mothering",
although whether this term preceded the observance
of Mothering Sunday is unclear. In later times,
Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic
servants were given a day off to visit their mother
church, usually with their own mothers and other
family members. It was often the only time that
whole families could gather together, since on other
days they were prevented by conflicting working
hours, and servants were not given free days on
other occasions
Children and young people who were "in service" (as
household servants) were given a day off on that
date so they could visit their families (or, originally,
return to their "mother" church). The children would
pick wild flowers along the way to place in the
church or give to their mothers. Eventually, the
religious tradition evolved into the Mothering Sunday
secular tradition of giving gifts to mothers.[1]
By the 1920s the custom of keeping Mothering
Sunday had tended to lapse Its widescale revival
was through the influence of American and
Canadian soldiers serving abroad during World War
II; the traditions of Mothering Sunday, still practised
by the Church of England were merged with the
newly imported traditions and celebrated in the wider
Catholic and secular society. UK-based merchants
saw the commercial opportunity in the holiday and
relentlessly promoted it in the UK; by the 1950s, it
was celebrated across all the UK.
People from the UK started celebrating Mother's Day
on the same day that Mothering Sunday was
celebrated, the fourth Sunday in Lent The two
celebrations have now been mixed up, and many
people think that they are the same thing.
***TWO WEEKS TIME***TWO WEEKS TIME***
Our next MESSY CHURCH is on
SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
at 4pm in CHURCH.
CHURCH.
Everryone is invited to our next Messy Church. Why
not come along for a wonderful time at Messy
Church?
Messy Church is an activity based service for all
ages, so there will be many craft based activities,
games and stories. It is a wonderful way to spend a
late afternoon, so why not give it a try? You will be
glad you did
WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP COMING HOME!!
On April 1st we are meeting in St Michael's for the
first time since last July and to celebrate we will be
entertained by our friends from the Stock Harvard WI
choir.
choir.
On May 6th we will have more music, this time from
the Home League Singers from the Salvation Army another favourite with our members!!
There will be a Bring and Buy table at both meetings
We look forward to seeing you all back with us!!
Meetings begin at 2.15 pm
Janette Gibson
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
FRIDAY MAY 8 VISITATION - the swearing-in of
churchwardens at St Michael's Church 7.30pm
SUNDAY MAY 10 AT 10AM AND SUNDAY MAY 14
AT7.30PM ON TWO CELEBRATIONS OF THE
MAYORAL
MAYORAL YEAR, - a chance to look back on
Chelmsford's year with the outgoing mayor and
mayoress, Cllr Bob Villa and Mrs Val Villa
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THE CHURCH BUILDING WORK IS ALMOST
COMPLETED….IT IS DUE TO BE FINISHED
VERY SOON
The Building Project is was scheduled to finish
on Friday 13th March when all the hoardings will
be removed and we will get our Church back.
We will now have four usable rooms, previously
only two. What was the old choir room, in the
West Tower, is now larger and more flexible in
its usage with new lighting and heating. A new
balcony has been added to the bell ringing
chamber and this will in future hold the organ
pipes. Below the balcony will be wider screens
with strip-lighting enhancing the carvings.
In the north transept, where the organ was, we
now have a downstairs meeting room which
houses a new toilet, suitable for disabled
use and incorporates baby changing facilities. A
new staircase leads to a further meeting room
on the floor above. All the new areas have been
fitted with LED lights, giving extra light and lower
costs. The whole of this project has been
completed within budget although it has been
necessary to make some changes to
incorporate economies.
a very generous donation we have received this
has allowed us to accept a favourable quote for
new lighting for the whole of the Church, with
another generous gesture for the installation to
be completed free of charge. The lights will be
installed shortly and will increase the current the
lights in the Church by about 50% whilst
considerably reducing the power requirements
and of course, resulting in substantial savings in
our annual costs.
Water Supply
A new water main was installed serving the
kitchen, new toilet and water taps in the
churchyard. This was badly needed as the
existing pipe which was exceedingly corroded
and am pleased to say this is working well.
Derek Martin
Our grateful thanks go to Derek for leading this
work to such a ssuccessful
uccessful conclusion.
EASTER AT ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH
HOLY WEEK
The Organ
This was dismantled and taken away for
refurbishment, together with the console. I
visited the workshops last week to check on the
progress and was very impressed with what has
happened to date. The organ will be returned in
stages over the next two months and rebuilt in
the Church. Unfortunately the organ had
previously suffered damage which had distorted
some of the sounds with some notes not playing
at all. This will require additional work and cost
in order to restore the organ to its former glory
and I hope that we will be able to find the
additional monies for this to be done. The
alternative will be to put back the offending
parts.
Electrics
The electrics in the Church have, as you may be
aware, required attention as the current supply
was inadequate for our requirements. Thanks to
MARCH 29th PALM SUNDAY
10.00am Morning Worship
6.30pm Joint Service at Moulsham Methodist
ChurchAPRIL 2nd MAUNDY THURSDAY: TENEBRAE - a
meditative service for Maundy Thursday, St
Michael’s Church 7.45pm
APRIL 3rd - GOOD FRIDAY:
FRIDAY meet at Church of the
Holy Spirit, Forest Drive, Widford to walk into
Chelmsford united service on the High Street at
11am
APRIL 5th EASTER SUNDAY
8am Holy Communion
10.30am Family service: Communion for all ages
5.30pm Evening WorshipJourney into Life
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OMF DAY EVENT
CHELMSFORD
28 March
印度支那
Indo-china
Where’s that then?
印度支那
Indo-china
An event exploring how we can reach people for
Christ in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Hear from speakers with ministry experience in:
• Vietnam
• Laos
• Cambodia
Aids Care
Joining us for the day will be a representative from
Aids Care. AIDS Care is an OMF project, which
uses a holistic approach to address the needs of HIVaffected children and their families in Thailand
helping them to break the vicious cycle of
HIV/AIDS. Visit their website for more information:
aids-care.net/
Where and When
Saturday 28 March
10am - 4pm
Life Church, Hall Street,
Chelmsford, CM2 OHG
For More Information
Contact Tim Jenkins:
[email protected] 07557 237 039
OMF is a charity St Michael’s support financially
and in prayer.
I am pleased to introduce to
to you an exciting new initiative.
Chelmsford 2424-7 has a Vision, to bring together local
Christians and through prayer over our City and District,
for God to bring blessing, transformation and renewal to
all who live, work or visit here.
Aligned with the inter-denominational organisation, 24-7
Prayer International, (www.24
www.24www.24-7prayer.com),
7prayer.com Chelmsford
24-7 Prayer aims to be a catalyst for unity between the
100 or so Christian churches and congregations that
make up “The Church”, within the area covered by
Chelmsford City Council. In time, we also aim to open a
premises for prayer in the City centre, where during the
week, all will be welcome to visit and meet with God.
To launch Chelmsford 2424-7, we would
would very much like to
invite you and your church to join us, between 22 –28
March 2015, in a week of continual prayer over our City
and surrounding communities. Our website,
chelmsford24chelmsford24-7.org,
7.org, contains full
full details. You can also
view and print an Information Pack, including a poster &
flyers, by following this link.
link.
Churches and individuals will book 1 or more 1 hour
prayer slots using an Online Prayer Calendar,
Calendar then
deciding themselves where and how they will pray. We
hope the entire 168 available hours that week will all be
covered by people praying.
Since it’s inception late in 2014, Chelmsford 24-7 has
been attracting support across denominations. There is
growing enthusiasm and interest from within Churches
Together in Chelmsford (CTiC) and also Chelmsford and
District Evangelical Fellowship (CADEF). Already, we
have also received specific expressions of enthusiasm for
the Week of Prayer from Bishop John Wraw and also the
Mayor of Chelmsford.
David Gilbey
Chelmsford
Chelmsford 2424-7 Prayer
*****STARTING NEXT SUNDAY****
SUNDAY****
[email protected]@chelmsford24-7.org
07790 669414
01245 257471
Please visit our website: chelmsford24chelmsford24-7.org – we are
also on Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook Please spread the word!
Introducing Chelmsford
2424-7 Prayer
and a Week of Prayer
22 - 28 March 2015
2015
ANDY GRIFFITHS IS AVAILABLE ON 01245 353922
353922 and
[email protected]
GEMMA FRASER'S CONTACT DETAILS:
DETAILS
Email - [email protected]
01245 633112 Mobile – 07540 152561
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