The Lent Groups start the week beginning 1st March. The groups will focus on exploring St. John’s Gospel.

The groups are as follows:

  • Sunday morning at Altham Church 10:45 am
  • Monday evening starting at 7:15pm; Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30pm; Wednesday evening beginning at 7:30pm. The evening sessions are at homes around the Parish. Please see the back of church for more information.
  • Wednesday morning at 11:15am in the vicarage or church, followed by soup and roll.                        All Welcome.

This Lent we are asking Parishioners to bring items that can help stock Clayton Baptist Church mother and baby bank and the other banks of stores held there to support those in need. Nappies and baby milk are always in demand. Clothes, towels, even shoes, pots & pans etc. We all have unused items that could be a blessing to someone else.

You can bring the items to any of our services and we will ensure they are taken to the Baptist Church.

Thank you.

Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday. Why not come along to Communion and receive ashes on your forehead. Service is at 10am at All Saints’ Church or 7:30 pm Altham.

The Bethany Choir has had an accident with their minibus. One child has sadly died and five quite badly injured. The latest update indicates that all 15 children are now out of hospital and all but one are back being cared for at the Bethany house. The remaining one is being looked after by relatives. The police are investigating the incident.

More can be found on the Bethany Project (Tanzania) UK website.

Please pray for the whole community affected.

 

 

Friday Praise this Friday at 6:30pm.

Due to the lack of heating in Church, we will meet in the after – school club at School.

All Welcome.

This Lent we are focussing on St John’s Gospel.  It is a beautiful gospel with something for everyone – someone said it is “Deep enough for an elephant to swim and shallow enough for a child not to drown.”

Our Lent homegroups give the perfect opportunity to look at some of the great signs St John picks out to highlight who Jesus is and what he brings.  Anyone is welcome to join the groups – choose whichever time suits you better.  No prior experience or understanding is assumed, we’ll look at a passage together, aided by a simple study guide, and discuss our responses.

We have groups meeting in different homes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening.  We also have a group meeting in church on Wednesday mornings, 11:15am followed by a soup lunch and a group meeting at Altham Church at 10:45 on Sundays.

Full details of venues are on the Lent leaflet available at church.

 

 

Dear Lord,                                                                                                                                                                       Help me remember what a difference it makes                                                                                                         when I make time with You a priority in my morning.                                                                                               Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You                                                               and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom                                                                        over my heart as I prepare to go into my day.

                                                                                       Amen

Peppermint creams are being sold by two All Saints’ pupils from Y6 in aid of the Nkuringo project Uganda.

You may remember a teacher from the school coming to talk to us about her trips to Uganda and the terrible floods and suffering the people of Nkuringo region. As a church and as part of our Charitable giving we made a donation to their flood appeal.

Please support the children and keep the people of Nkuringo in your prayers.

Thank you

All- powerful Father,

Christ your Son became man for us

and was presented in the temple.

May he free our hearts from sin

and bring us into your presence.

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ,

you Son, who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Our annual party at Enfield Cricket Club.  Looking forward to seeing everyone who’s booked.

The next Friday Praise will be on 28th Feb.