PRAYER PAGE Mission of the Month The Africa Mercy, the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, is currently in Madagascar where it will remain until the middle of 2015. Its plans include provision for approximately 1,700 surgeries for adult and child patients on-board the ship, and the treatment of approximately 8,000 people at a land-based dental clinic during their 8-month visit. Additionally, Mercy Ships’ medical professional volunteers will provide holistic healthcare education and training to Malagasy healthcare professionals and its community leaders. Please pray for: • The health & wellbeing of the 400 professional volunteers • The thousands of patients undergoing screening for paediatric orthopaedics, women’s health, plastic reconstruction, general surgeries, ophthalmic and maxillo-facial surgeries. We pray for those in need: John Beaumont, Richard & Pauline Coombes, Paul Eccles, Derek Mayhew, Kath Watts Sometimes we face particular crises in our lives. Our Pastoral Care Team is there to support those in need. If you, or anyone you know, needs any care or support, please let Lynda Davies (272121) know. We pray for those who mourn and remember with thanksgiving those who have died: Michael Amps, Peter Light, Steve Hart, Kathleen Wood We pray for all those serving with the Armed Forces here and overseas. Parish Office Information Telephone: 01832 275675 E-mail: [email protected] Address: North Street, Oundle PE8 4AL Office Times: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm Days off: Monday - Rev Lynda Davies ([email protected]), Friday - Rev Stephen Webster ([email protected]) Friday - George Higgins (Verger) 07748 267256 www.oundlestpeters.org.uk Sunday 22nd March 2015 Today’s 10:30 service is Holy Communion led by Lynda Davies who will also be preaching. If you are here for the first time, do make yourself known to one of the Welcome Team. They would love to help you with any questions about church life. Why not have a seat and chat in the coffee area after the service? Information about Junior Church is printed below and there is a Crèche Room in the Tower Room at the back, where you are welcome to stay with your child and enjoy the service. If you need Communion brought to you, please tell the Welcome Team. If you need the hearing aid loop, please sit within the pillared area. HEADLINE NEWS! Tickets are now ON SALE! Show Dates: Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March at 7pm. Tickets: £5 adult, £3 child, £15 family. Available from the back of church or in the office during the week. This is a fabulous opportunity to support our talented youngsters and introduce your friends to the story of Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment. So invite your friends along or maybe buy them a ticket as a gift. It looks like it going to be an entertaining evening full of surprises. Don’t miss out! Junior Church A special welcome to visiting children who are welcome to join our children’s groups. If you are not sure where to go, please speak to one of the Welcome Team. PowerPack! Age 3-6 (Pre-school, R & Y1) Upper Room Rockets! Age 6-8 (Years 2 and 3) The Vestry JC 8211 Age 8-11 (Years 4, 5 and 6) Laxton Cloisters The Band Age 11-14 (Years 7,8 and 9) Lady Chapel NOTICES Lent Lunches: on Thursdays during Lent (February 19th to April 2nd incl) between 12 noon and 1.30 pm in the Methodist Church, with donations for Christian Aid. Easter Flowers: This year, instead of individual lilies, a donation in memory of loved ones, can be made towards the Easter flowers. Names and donations can be given to Margaret Dowd or Sue Christmas or left in the office (cheques made payable to M. Dowd). The names will be placed on the altar on Easter morning. Electoral Roll: Anyone who is new to St Peter's and would like to be on the Church Electoral Roll, please contact Julia Newman. Joint Service with Oundle Baptist Church will take place on Sunday 19th April, 10.30am at Prince William School, Herne Road. Ladies Lunch at The Red Lion, Warmington: Tuesday April 21st . Gather from 12 noon, Meal at 12.30. There are 28 places available so please contact Julia Newman to book your place. Tel 272629 or email [email protected] Julia will have a menu available for you to pre-order your main course. There will be a choice of desserts available on the day. Palm Sunday: We are pleased to announce that the donkey is able to come with us on the procession through the town. If you would like to join in, please meet up with the donkey at Cobthorne, West Street at 10:15am on Palm Sunday for our traditional procession through town ending up at St Peter’s in time for the service. The Crucifixion by Stainer - A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer will be performed on Good Friday at 8pm by Jenny Firth and the choir. It will be a time for reflection on the most holiest of weeks. Bishops' Letter: A copy of the Bishops' letter to all members of the C of E is at the back of the church. Please read it! You can get your own copy from the Office (£1) or just take a summary (free). After Easter there will be an open meeting to discuss the letter and its implications for the General Election. PCC APCM: will take place on Thursday 23rd April, 2015 at 7.30pm. Easter Sunrise Service Breakfast: If you will be attending the 6am service on Easter Day and would like to partake in a “bacon butty” afterwards please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church. Spring Harvest: A group from the church family will be going to Minehead on 28th March for this years activities. Both Stephen and Lynda will be going, along with Justine so from Saturday 28th April - 2nd April inclusive, the office will be manned by volunteers (10am 11.30am each day). Thank you for your patience and Thank you to the volunteers! Associate Vicar UPDATE: The interview day on Wednesday went very well. The candidates were excellent and the whole panel was delighted to be able to make a recommendation to the Bishop for appointment. It was a unanimous decision that excited all involved. The process takes a little time - we hope to make an announcement on Easter Day! This Week at St Peter’s Today St Peter’s 08:00 Holy Communion 10:30 Holy Communion 14:00 “Francis” Dress Rehearsal 2 Benefield 09:15 Holy Communion Glapthorn 09:15 Morning Prayer The week ahead Monday 23rd March Thursday 26th March 10:00 Holy Communion 10:30 Coffee and Chat 17:00 Set up for show 19:00 “Francis” show 2 Tuesday 24th March 08:30 Holy Communion 14:00 Tuesday Club 19:30 PCC Meeting Wednesday 25th March 09:00 Morning Prayer 09:30 Office Meeting 14:15 Tiny Tots 15:30 West Porch Cafe 17:00 Set up for show 19:00 “Francis“ show 1 Lady Chapel Lady Chapel South Transept Friday 27th March 09:00 Parent Meeting (OPS) 17:00 Set up for show 19:00 “Francis” show 3 Saturday 28th March 09:00 Prayer Meeting Lady Chapel Lady Chapel Sunday 29th March 2015 Palm Sunday St Peter’s 08:00 Holy Communion 10:15 Procession from Cobthorne 10:30 Holy Communion St Peter’s Growing in Faith, Growing in Numbers: Thank you to everyone who has shared your thoughts and prayers on the discussion of growth within our Church. If you would still like to share your ideas and views then the Clergy and Wardens would love to hear them either in person, via email or by writing to the Church Office by Palm Sunday. UPDATE: The New Services Group has been busy over the last few weeks finding out from a number of churches who have two main services how this works for them. Together with your responses, this has helped us in our thinking. There will be a church lunch on Sunday 26 April when we plan to tell you more about the proposals for each service. Please put the date in your diary now.
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