Pew Leaflet

23rd January 2022

3rd Sunday of Epiphany  

Year C 

 

Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10   

1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a 

Luke 4. 14-21 

 

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.  Due to Covid, Communion is only in one kind.  All are welcome to receive a blessing. 

 

A prayer for this week

 

Bountiful God,
you have blessed us with so many gifts.   

Help us claim our gifts 

and use them to bring liberation and justice 

to a hurting world. 

May the transforming Spirit of joy and unity 

bind us together as your body, 

that we may be your hands and feet and voice in this,  

your world. Amen. 

 

We pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
 
Heather; Jackie; Ann; Catherine; Dave; Daisy; Pat; Bishop Peter; Hilary; Connie; Brenda;   

Keith; Milo; Maxwell; Isaac; Norma; JoshPhoebe; Richard; Sarah; Simon; Jim; Tim; Teddy.

 

RIP  

 

Eileen Jean Berrange. 

 

and those whom we remember in our Memorial Books this week

Alice Margaret Coombs; Don Exell; Tony Lawrence; Dorothy Mary Rann; 
Christie Anthony Sivell; V Gordon Walker; 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

Wednesday 26th January                     9.30 am           Holy Communion at St Edmund’s 

Friday 28th January                             8.00 am           Morning Prayer (Holy Cross) 

Sunday 30th January                                         Candlemas 

                                                            9.30 am           Morning Worship  (Holy Cross) 

9.30 am           Holy Communion (St Mark’s) 

11.00 am         Holy Communion  (St Peter's)

 

MERRY MAINTENANCE TEAM will be meeting on Friday 28th January, 9.30 - 12 noon to give the church a bit of a Spring clean, if you haven’t been before we have a variety of little jobs; some sitting down, but the most important one is “putting the kettle on” and if the weather is dry some work outside is needed.  See you all from 9.30 onwards (just pop in; even if it is just for half an hour)

 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS – Our Advent Course has reminded us of the importance for Christians of developing a daily habit of reading and reflecting on a passage of scripture.  Many in the past have found the booklets produced by the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) helpful.  These are still available and Jill Warren is our contact with the BRF if you want to try them.  Alternatively, if you have a smart phone, you may find it easier to download one of the many apps available, two of which are the BRF’s ‘New Daylight’ and the Church of England’s ‘Reflections’, both of which provide you with a reading, brief comment/ reflection and a short prayer.  These are instantly available, so you could start today! 

 

FOODBANK: Items are still urgently required for the Foodbank.  There is a box in the porch at St Peter’s Church for donations but donations of money are equally welcome and can be made to https://isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/. Thank you to those who have made contributions recently which have been much appreciated as there has been increased use of the Foodbank recently. 

 

HAND SANITIZER:  This is being sold in aid of St Peter’s Church.  70% Alcohol it is £2.50 for 100ml. Obtainable from Diane (882836); Liz (872877); Hilary (615551); Sally Exell (884175). Proceeds to St Peter’s Church. 

 

COMPOST: There is some well matured compost in St Peter’s Churchyard which is available at £2.50 per 50 litres.  If anyone would like to purchase some, please contact Hilary on 615551.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PEW LEALET: Please send contributions for the pew leaflet to Jo Cooper at jocooperswimming@btopenworld.com or telephone 567874.  

 

CHURCH DIARY:  If you have any queries or additions regarding dates for the Church diary, please contact Barbara Edwards in the first instance.  She can be contacted on 564413 or e-mail arthur.barbara@hotmail.co.uk.

 

FORWARD DATES

 

29th January 10.00 am– 12.00 am                Havenstreet Monthly Market at Community Centre