Church Family & Community News from
St Mary's Church and St Peter and St Paul, Shelford
1st Reading 1 Corinthians Chapter 1 vv. 18 – 25 p 926 Pew Bible
Gospel Reading John Chapter 2 vv. 13 - 22 p 863 Pew Bible
Heavenly Father we pray this week for the sad, the lonely; those people that find themselves alone in the world. Uplift their spirits so that they feel part of their community and are able to take part in events around them. We also pray for the sick and those in pain. We give thanks for the doctors and nurses who treat and look after their patients so well. Finally we pray for the bereaved that you will give them support to get through their grief of losing a loved one.
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING -The PCC has decided to hold the Annual Parochial Church Meeting this year on a Sunday morning in order to give more people the opportunity to attend. Therefore, on Sunday 12th April, there will be one service only, a short communion service, at 10.00 a.m. which will be immediately followed by the Annual Meeting. We hope that as many of you as possible will come to both the service and the meeting. Mita Johnson - PCC Secretary.
LENT GROUPS GET TOGETHER - Many positive comments on the Mid-Lent gathering of the different Lent Groups were heard over the last 2 years, so this year we shall come together again for a short “PRAISE CELEBRATION in words and music followed by a shared table” 21st March 2015 at St. Anne’s/New Road at 12 for 12.15. Shared table at about 1pm. Bring your own packed lunch. Everybody welcome.
DEANERY MISSION – Rev’d Bryony Wood, Deanery Missioner will be holding her next prayer group Tuesday 28th April at 2.30pm at The Vicarage, Main Street, Aslockton, NG13 9AL. The purpose of this prayer group is to pray for mission in the deanery. This group is open to anyone in East Bingham Deanery and you are encouraged to attend. Any questions please contact Rev’d Bryony on 01949 850523
ELECTORAL ROLL - The Electoral Roll is currently being revised in readiness for this year’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting. If you are not on the Electoral Roll and would like to be added to it, please complete one of the forms on the notice board at the rear of the church by Sunday 5 April. If you are not sure whether you are eligible or not or whether or not you are already on the Roll, you can check by referring to the current copy of the Roll (also on the notice board) or contact Carol Payne, Electoral Roll Officer on 841 0507. Being on the Electoral Roll entitles you to vote at the meeting.
MOTHERING SUNDAY - Would anyone who has any spare greenery suitable for the bunches of Mothering Sunday daffodils please bring their offering’s to church on Friday 13th March between 9.30am and 11am. Also if anyone is available to help prepare bunches of flowers on Saturday 14th march between 2pm and 3.30pm would they either contact me at church or by telephone on 911 9756. Trevor Saunt
PARISH WEEKEND - 12th - 14th JUNE: The all-inclusive cost for this will be adults: £145; children 6-16: £70; under 6: free. Booking forms available at the back of church, or see Eve Drew or Carol Payne. Our speaker will be Rev. Mark Tanner who was previously curate at St Mary's. Please do sign up to come along and have a really great time at Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire.
ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – I am organising a coach trip to the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, which is a museum not dissimilar to Beamish Museum, on Saturday 23rd May 2015. Adults £27, Seniors (60 +) £24, Children (5 -18 years) (£20). Prices are inclusive of the entry fee. Leave Radcliffe 8.30 am outside The Grange, return 4pm arriving back home around 6pm. Martin Skeffington
EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB - This year’s holiday club for 5-11 year olds will be held at South Notts. Academy Lower School April 15th, 16th and 17th (Wed – Fri). Please pray for this vital outreach. A few of our regular helpers are unavailable this year, if you can help in any way please let Rev Chris, Lorraine Foster or Jude McLauchlan know. As in previous years could you please collect empty cereal boxes and individual yoghurt pots, which can be left at the back of church near the settees. Thank you.
ST. MARY’S PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2015 - A reminder that the subject of the next competition is ‘Nature’. The competition will be held in St. Mary’s Hall on Saturday 2nd May, at the same time as this year’s Plant Fair. Entry forms available from St Mary’s Hall. - Dave Townsend
DEMENTIA FRIENDS – A free event will be held on Tuesday 10th March at 8.00pm at our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Candelby Lane in Cotgrave. The event lasts about 90 minutes and both training and insight into dementia sufferers is given. Contact Theresa Brennan 07935 737639.
MIRABILÉ –The Methodist Church is very fortunate to have this group coming on Saturday 28th March 2015 at 7.30 pm as part of their Regeneration Programme of Choral Concerts. They will maintain the high standards the local Methodist Church has had in this series. Mirabilé are delighted to be presenting a concert in their home area so a strong demand for tickets is anticpated. For tickets contact Jon Hancock or Margaret-Ann Dickie or Pen2Paper, Main Street.