l CHRIST CHURCH AND ST MARK'S, WATFORD Sunday 22nd February 2015 COLLECT FOR: The Sunday Next Before Lent Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen Welcome to our worship today. Our services are: Morning Prayer at 9.30am @ St Mark’s & Parish Communion at 11am @ Christ Church, when we welcome Anne Lovegrove to Celebrate and Preach at our Service. The final week of Wedding banns will continue to be read for: Emma Larkman and Graham Moore. Please pray that Emma and Graham have a lovely Wedding Day and a long and healthy life together. Please stay for tea & coffee after the service. Evening Worship is at St. Mark’s @ 6.30pm. Readings today: Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 Weekday Morning Prayer – there will be NO Services for the next two weeks DAY w/c 23rd Feb TUES TIME SERVICE/ACTIVITY 12.00 noon WED 10.00am Lent Group: from Embrace based on Bible Readings at St Mark’s followed by lunch. Morning Prayer @ Christ Church 7.30pm 7.30pm THURS FRI SAT 5.00pm 4.30pm6.00pm 7.45pm 7.30am Lent Group: from Embrace at Christ Church followed by light refreshments. St Mark’s Prayer Meeting @ Hollytree House Evensong at St Albans Cathedral and the installation of their First Canon Scientist Professor David Wilkinson (Principal of St John’s College, Durham) – followed by a lecture (more details in Parish Info Sheet) Art Club by Lift Off @ Christ Church Choir Practice Men’s Breakfast @ St Mark’s NEXT SUNDAY: The Second Sunday of Lent 8.00am NO HOLY COMMUNION 9.30am Parish Communion @ St Mark’s – followed by Fairtrade Stall 11.00am Morning Prayer @ Christ Church 4.00pm Afternoon Worship @ Hollytree House Readings: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38 IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK please remember: Those living in our parish especially in: Chestnut Walk, Chilcott Road and Chiswell Court Those who are unwell or who need prayer: Jane Martin-Dye and her husband & 2 young girls, Dorothy (Dot) Sawyer, Geoffrey Stevens, Rosie Pankhurst & her parents Lauren & Tim, Janet Johnson, Heather Richards, Felicity Frith and her daughter Pippa, Elspeth, David, Kristina, Charlie, Simon, Emma, Oliver and Sue, Phyllis Nelson, Julie, Althea & Arthur McLean, Nicola, Bishop Wilson & his family, Hughie, Ben Fidelia. and among those we know who are frail, or who have long-term illnesses: Edmond Nyathie (Elizabeth's son), Barbara Petherbridge, Marion Ray, Kim Smith and Ryan, Dennis Woodward, Marcus Wright, Douglas Whittaker NEWS: Herts Constabulary Concert: Lesley and Keith would like to thank everyone who attended and supported this event. A special thank you to those that helped, in particular Ann Campbell and the choir for an enjoyable evening. Total amount raised just on the sale table and donations to the Kwa Mkono funds was £452 excluding the entrance fee and raffle. So, a big thank you to one and all. Annual Reports 2014 – Please could I ask once more for those people that have not submitted their Annual Report to do so by early next week as there is still a lot of work to be done before the deadline of the 2nd March. Please contact: Lynne on [email protected], if you require any help with typing etc. Any questions, please refer to Val Bryce 01923 237597 or Lynne at the Parish Office. Thank You. Next Parish Information Sheet – the publication of the next Information Sheet will now be published on the 20th March. Please ensure that all articles are either with Anne Austin or Lynne (if typing required) by 13th March. Women’s World Day of Prayer Service – Fri 6th March at 2pm @ St Luke’s Church, Langley Way: prepared by the women of the Bahamas and entitled: “Jesus said unto them: Do you know what I have done to you?” All welcome and followed by a nice cup of tea. LENT GROUPS: If you are aiming to come to a Lent Group, please sign the list at the back of church. It will help us to know about how many people are coming. If you forget, please just come to a group anyway. SAVE THE DATE: Annual Parochial Church Mtg (the AGM): takes place on Sun 12th April @ 4pm @ St Mark’s. The meeting will begin with a short service to celebrate good things which have happened through our MAP (Mission Action Plan). The Annual Church Mtg will follow after the tea & cake break. VICAR: Rev Duncan Campbell Tel: 01923 674142, Mob: 07806 602093 or [email protected] Children’s & Families Outreach Worker: Claire Tel: 07486054580 or [email protected] Parish Office: Lynne Mallows Tel: 01923 681972 (email: [email protected]). Mon (12-2pm), Tues (Closed), Wed & Thurs (12-2pm), Fri (3-5pm).
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