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Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                                                                   St Peter’s, Havenstreet                                                                             

17th  June 2018
3rd Sunday after Trinity
Year B

Ezekiel 17. 22-24                                                           2 Corinthians 5. 6-17                                         Mark 4. 26-34

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.   At the Communion services those who are confirmed and those who normally receive Communion in their own church (whatever denomination) are invited to receive the bread and wine. All are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing.

Sunday Lunch at the Fleming Arms at 12.30 pm – No need to book, just turn up

Teas are available at Holy Cross Church today from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Ron Angus; Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Daisy; Arthur Edwards; Paul Fergusson; Jan Jacobs;
Isaac Leal; Chris & Rosemary Greaves; Helen Le Strange; Victoria Lynch; Millie;Glenice Wallace; William Warren; Valerie Worster.

Please pray also for those who attended the Leading Your Church into Growth,
Veronica, Rodney, Erica and Niki as the initiative is taken forward   

Mary ‘Liz’ Woodcroft; Kenneth Light; Anthony David ‘Sam’ Foulkes;
Graham Sprack

    Those named in our memorial books, who we commemorate this week
Norman William Ayress; Janice Doris Crockford; Robert Michael Crosley; Joan Fox; George Gibson;
Doris Greenaway; Ann Matheson King; Graham Peter ‘Pedlar’ Palmer; Julie Grace Sharman


                                                                                THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday 18th         6.30 pm-7.00 pm    ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 19th           8.00 am                  Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 20th    8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                              9.30 am                  Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                            10.00 am – 12 noon Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre
                            11.30 am                  Holy Communion at Woodside Hall Nursing Home
                              3.00 pm                  Community Hymn Singing at Solent Grange
Thursday 21st        8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
                              7.00 pm                 Deanery Synod at Holy Trinity, Bembridge
Friday 22nd            8.00 am                  Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                              7.30 pm                 Holy Cross Social & Fundraising Committee
                                                            meets at Kestrel Cottage
Saturday 23rd       10.30 am-5.00 pm  St Peter’s Church open for Flower Festival
                             11.00 am                 Wedding of Toby Beinik & Katy Brading (Holy Cross)
Sunday 24th                                          St Peter’s Patronal Festival
                              8.00 am                  Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                            10.30 am                  Plurality Parish Communion at St Peter’s
                                                            NO 9.30 am SERVICE at HOLY CROSS
                                                            Preacher: The Bishop of Portsmouth
                              1.00 pm-4.00 pm   St Peter’s Flower Festival
                              2.30 pm – 5.00 pm Teas served at Holy Cross
A TIME TO PRAY: We are trying to cultivate the habit of prayer in our parish to help each other and ask for God's blessing on the Island, to increase our love for the Lord and to grow our church numbers. Please pray for these things on a Monday during the half hour from 6.30pm to 7pm.

The Mission Prayer

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send  your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

SUNDAY TEAS AT HOLY CROSS:  As has been the custom in recent years, it has been agreed we will try to offer hospitality in the form of teas on Sunday afternoons between Easter Sunday and the end of September.   To do this we need people who are willing to serve teas and provide cakes. We now urgently need people to sign up for a Sunday as there are other gaps in the rota.   If you are happy to serve teas but are not able to supply cakes, that is not a problem.  In the case of any queries please contact Janette Dye (883567); Tina Buckett (611020); or Hilary Spurgeon (615551).  Please do sign up if you are able to help, there is a list at the back of the Church. 

QUIZ IN AID OF THE BISHOP’S LENT APPEAL: I write to extend a warm invitation to join Sally and me for a Bishopsgrove Marquee Quiz Night, which we will be hosting on Friday 22nd June at 7pm, with all proceeds going to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2018 Appeal for refugees. Although the appeal was launched for Lent, it remains open, and this event gives us a chance to come together to enjoy each other’s company and support this vital cause. Teams will be in tables of 6-8, and you can come along as a team or join in with one on the night. There is no specific charge but the cost of the evening, including a buffet supper with wine and an excellent range of questions on a variety of topics is £15. Contributions on the night of at least that amount will enable any surplus to be added to the Lent Appeal total. Places are limited so please write to my colleague Rachel at to book a place and ensure a place at a table.  Christopher+

ST PETER’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL & FLOWER FESTIVAL:  This will take place over the weekend of the 23rd/24th June.  The church will be open on the Saturday from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm and on the Sunday from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm when refreshments will be served.  On Sunday there will be a Parish Communion at 10.30 am at which Bishop Christopher will preach.  If you would be prepared to donate a cake or help with the refreshments there are sign-up sheets at the back of the church or alternatively let Liz (872877) or Hilary (615551) know.

FRIENDS OF ST PETER’S ANNUAL EVENING:  This will take place at Havenstreet Community Centre on Friday 29th June from 7.00 pm when there will be wine and cheese provided as a ‘Thank you’ for the support received from the ‘Friends’ during the past year.  All are welcome. 

Subscriptions for 2018/19 are now due and can be paid on the evening or by sending them to the Hon Treasurer at 150 Binstead Lodge Road, Binstead, Isle of Wight,PO33 3UP.

WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER:  This has been arranged for the Island Churches at Carisbrooke Priory from 15th to 21st July.  Entitled ‘Going Deeper with God’, it is a retreat in Daily Life and a safe place to explore.  The idea of a Week of Accompanied Prayer or Retreat in Daily Life arose in the 1970’s for people unable to take a residential retreat.  Such weeks have become tried and tested ways to help deepen prayer and reflect on what’s important in life.  They provide confidential ‘safe spaces’ when prayer pilgrims can reflect on their lives and relationship with God with the support of an experienced prayer guide.   If you would like to know more please have a word with Veronica.

                               ADVANCE NOTICE

29th  June  7.00 pm     Friends of St Peter’s Evening (St Peter’s)

7th July  5.00 pm – 7.00 pm    Mid-Summer Family Barbecue (Holy Cross)
8th July  2.30 pm  Strawberry Tea in the Garden at Green Heys (St Peter’s)

20th July  6.30 pm       Barbecue at Havenstreet Community Centre (St Peter’s)

21st July  Party in the Park    (Wootton)

12th August  2.30 pm Tea in the Garden at Autumn Leaves, Station Road, Ashey (St Peter’s)

25th – 26th August   St Edmund’s Open Weekend  (Wootton)

9th September   2.30 pm  Vintage Tea to celebrate Holy Cross Patronal Festival  (Holy Cross)

28th September  7.30 pm Talk by Colin Pope at Havenstreet Community Centre (St Peter’s)
23rd October 7.00 pm Wine Tasting by Majestic Wines  (Holy Cross)

9th November 7.30 pm Talk by David Tomalin (Holy Cross)