ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, GREAT LINFORD
STANTONBURY ECUMENICAL PARISH
Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed Church
|Sunday 24th February||2nd before Lent|
|10am Holy Communion||David Lewis|
|Theme:||When storms threaten to overwhelm|
|Next Sunday:||Sunday 3rd March
10am Open Door
|Last before Lent
The children’s choir from Great Linford Primary School will attend the service to perform a ‘special song’
|Following Sunday:||Sunday 10th March 10am Holy Communion
6pm Evening prayer
|Last before Lent
Please note this newsletter covers this and next week and remember to bring in items for Food Cupboard and your used postage stamps & postcards next Sunday and pass through to the kitchen
- Ash Wednesday
Lent begins on Wednesday 6th March and there has been a change to the timing of 1st Wednesday communion service, which will now take place at 6pm and include the imposition of ashes for those who wish.
- Sunday Evening Prayers
There will be a simple evening prayer at 5pm every Sunday during lent – except on Mothering Sunday (31st March) – with different people (ministers and lay) offering short reflections on “besetting sins”.
1st WEDNESDAY OPEN CHURCH
Wednesday 6th March from 10am onwards
There will not be a 10am communion but the usual team will be on hand to greet you and serve refreshments on arrival.
- Green Gym
As on every 1st Wednesday, David will be pleased to see you for some exercise and help in the churchyard after you’ve had your coffee. Weather permitting volunteers are to continue clearing the second wild-flower area near to the rear gate for spreading of new seeds during mid-March. Tools will be provided, please wear appropriate footwear and gloves. Please note the Green Gym will be run on every 1st Wednesday.
- ‘Coming to Belief’
At the next seminar we shall explore the idea of ‘revelation’ (progressive, general, and particular), and consider some modern developments in the concept of ‘revelation’. John Beazley (please see your newsletter from last week for a fuller description.)
ST ANDREW’S ELECTORAL ROLL (MEMBERSHIP FORMS)
The Stewards have blank new forms for you to complete and return (they’re very quick to do so please give back in after coffee today). Everyone has to renew their membership every 6 years and it’s also a chance for new members to join. Do remember to pick yours up and return it quickly to the stewards’ area.
The next Foundation Course is on March 23rd at Christ the Vine Community Church, Jonathans, Coffee Hall, MK6 5EG. This is available to all, and should be completed by anyone involved with children, young people or vulnerable adults. To reserve a place please contact Ian Wass at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01908 617225.
PARKS TRUST GUIDED WALK AFTER SERVICE TODAY 11.30 to 1pm
(You’ll just have time!) Starting in the Arts Centre car park, finishing at St Andrews. These are popular events, offering a gentle stroll through the park and exploring the history.
Dates for your Diary
|Wednesday 6th March||ASH WEDNESDAY
Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at 6pm in the church
|Wednesday 3rd April||1st WEDNESDAY OPEN CHURCH
10am till 12 noon
|Sunday 14th April||PALM SUNDAY
Preceded by Procession from Local Centre
6pm Evening Prayer in the church
|Thursday 18th April||MAUNDY THURSDAY
6pm Eucharist and washing of hands & feet
|Friday 19th April||GOOD FRIDAY
2pm Reflection at the Cross from 2-3pm
|Saturday 20th April||SATURDAY VIGIL
6pm Evening Prayer
|Sunday 21st April||DAWN SERVICE – ‘FIRST FIRE’ at 5.45am FESTAL EUCHARIST at 10am as normal|
Minister: Rev. Canon Chuks Iwuagwu 01908 608672 (except Fridays)
07878 854220 (emergency and SMS only)
Clergy email: email@example.com
Lay chair: Mary O’Neale ~ Verger: Ann Fountaine Email for all above: firstname.lastname@example.org
|GIVING||St Andrew’s always gratefully receives any financial contribution towards the costly business of keeping-up our church and grounds. For those wishing to contribute online, our bank details are
as follows:- Bank: Barclays Sort Code: 20-57-40 Account No: 00789925
Account Name: St Andrews Congregational Council
|We are able to claim tax back on donations, so if you are a tax payer, please put your collection money in the Gift Aid envelope and fill in your details. Envelopes and pens can be found behind your chair.|