Sunday 28th April 11am  Family Communion

 Guest preacher Bishop Tony Porter
He will explain and promote our FAITHfest weekend.
Please come and support this and hear what Bishop Tony has to say.
There will be Sunday School provision in the side chapel during the middle part of the service.

Following the Annual General Meeting, All Saints’ PCC will be looking to appoint a new parish safeguarding officer. This is a key role in the life of the parish in helping to keep us all safe – especially children and vulnerable adults.

Copies of the role description will be at the back of church, but for more information do speak to Toby and / or Elaine Lockwood, current holder.

Thank you

Next church cleaning session

 Saturday 11th May  between 9:00 – 11:00am. 

All welcome to come along and help!

We are all members of the God’s church, so it would be lovely if you  could spend just half hour or so  to help make the church look nice and clean; you don’t have to stop the whole time. We generally have the same people turning up to help each time, it would be great to see some different faces, please come and help if you can – the more helpers we have the quicker it can be done!

The more the merrier!

Thank you your help will be greatly appreciated

 

Next Friday Praise

This Friday 19th April

 All Saints’ Church at 6:00pm

A short service especially geared to young families, but everyone is welcome.

Other Friday Praise dates for this Summer term are

3rd May

17th May

7th June Faithfest special

21st June

5th July

19th July with BBQ

 

Our Annual Parochial General Meeting

This meeting, which reports on activities during the past year, will take place in church on Thursday 26th May  and will take place within the morning service.

Reports are given, Wardens and PCC members are elected. To stand for election or to be able to vote you need to be on the electoral role. Forms are available at the back of church. Please give any completed forms to one of the Church Wardens or Revd. Toby.

The agenda and other documents will be added soon.

Thank you.

 

Our FAITHfest will be taking place between 6th – 9th June

A celebration of our Christian faith and an opportunity for us to be inspired.

Key dates include

 6th June Thursday evening – Pub night with speaker.

8th June Saturday afternoon – joyful afternoon tea with speaker.

9th June Sunday brunch, – followed by a special service.

More details to follow.

Please take a flier (they are at the back of church)

Please note the dates.

Please think of someone to invite.

Please pray that it is a success. (There is a pray you may like to use at the back of the flier.)

Thank you

Fourth Sunday of Easter 

 

This service is live in church, but it will be streamed so if you are unable to attend you can view it online. Now most of the words will also appear when you view the service on line so it will be easier to follow the service.

However, below are the day’s readings as there will not appear on screen.

 

First  Reading: Acts 4:5 – 12

The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lameand are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.11 Jesus is

“‘the stone you builders rejected,
    which has become the cornerstone.’[a]

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

 

Second Reading: John 10: 11 – 18

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flockand one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

 

All Saints’ Church  each has a parochial church council responsible for looking after the finances and fabric of the church and working with the vicar to oversee and lead its work and mission.

We would welcome anyone who would like to attend a PCC to see what is going on.

All Saints’ next PCC meeting is on the 18th April at 7:30pm in church.

Likewise if you have any issues or points you wish to have raised at a PCC meeting, please message Toby before hand so they can be added to the agenda, and we will try and address them at the next meeting.

Thank you

Exciting Jesus, bless us with the joy of Easter.

Amazing Jesus, fill us with wander this Easter.

Saviour Jesus, make us thank fun this Easter.

Teacher Jesus, give us wisdom and faith this Easter.

Risen Jesus, bless us your Easter people today and always.

Amen.

Home Communions will be shared this week.

If you know anyone who can’t get to church who might like to be visited with the sacrament please mention them to the clergy or a member of the pastoral team.

Thank you.