Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events

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 Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm: Evening Prayer is celebrated at St Mary de Haura  

Sunday             17 MAR (Second Sunday of Lent)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Canon Ann presides &  Emma preaches

Tuesday            19 MAR
9:00am                 Morning Prayer    in the side chapel, followed by
9:30am                 Informal Holy Communion   the laying on of hands with prayer is also
                                                                              offered

Wednesday      20 MAR
10:00am               Craft & Fellowship Group    at Linda's

Thursday           21 MAR
6:00pm                 Choir Practice    with Fiona and H+
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                22 MAR
8:00am                 Meditation and Morning Prayer    at St Mary de Haura

Sunday             24 MAR (Third Sunday of Lent)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Jane presides &  Sally preaches


RENEWAL of COGS Electoral Roll 2019

Every six years, the church's Electoral Roll is receated from scratch.
All
eligible persons wishing to be on the new Roll
(whether they are on the the current Roll or not)
MUST complete an application form,
available at the back of the church,
and post it in the box (also at the back of the church)
as soon as possible please, but
by Saturday, 13 APR at the very latest,
if you wish to attend the
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
(SUN, 28 APR).
 
Geoff Holme (COGS Electoral Roll Officer)

Good News!

Revd Jane has been appointed Associate Priest
to the joint benefice of New Shoreham and Shoreham Beach
from the summer of 2020, subject to her
being signed off at the end of her curate training;

she will remain as our curate until then.

Jane and John hope to move down to the
Church of the Good Shepherd vicarage
some time this summer.

This is a 50% post to enable Jane
to write and pursue other interests.

This is very good news for us all, and we look forwards to
her continuing ministry and mission in our midst.

Canon Ann


easyfundraising.org.uk

We're slowly making a difference to
the Church of the Good Shepherd's finances
via this excellent online way of giving.

To help, make sure that you do all your eligible online shopping
through this website and COGS will receive a small percentage,
at no cost to you.

Bob Caffyn
wants to encourage you to do more:
speak to him in the hall after 10:00am Sunday services.

The total amount raised so far is
£138.88
but there is NO LIMIT!


Pastic-Less Lent Challenge

Would you like to practise "creation care"
by reducing your consumption of single-use plastic?

Join Canon Ann and Revd Jane
in doing a Plastic-Less Lent.

Information and sign-up sheet in the church porch


Lent Collection Boxes

Our financial support this Lent
is being directed towards
TURNING TIDES,
the successor organisation to
Worthing Churches Homeless Projects.

House collection boxes
are available at the back of church

for you to take away
and fill with all your loose change.


Songs of Praise: A Plea from the Diocese

Songs of Praise is now being transmitted at 1:15pm on Sundays.

This is not a good time for many people -
particularly those in residential homes.

A petition has been opened,
asking the BBC to restore the programme
to its original time.

To add your name to it, please click  HERE .


Dolls Needed: A Request from Andrea Weller

As you may know, I work at Worthing Hospital.
We often have patients who have dementia.
I would like to have a supply of dressed dolls to give out
to such patients in order to calm them.

They do not need to be new but must be in good condition.

If you can help, please bring them to church
and give them to Sheila Powell.

Thanks in anticipation,
Andrea


Altar Servers at the 10:00am Sunday Service

The number of people able to act as Acolytes and Crucifers
has dropped; we would dearly like new members to join us.

The duties are not onerous, and these roles give an opportunity
not only to serve the church but also to develop relationships
within the church with both lay and ordained members.

If you are interested, or would like more information,
please speak to Judy Short after the service.


Adur East Lions Club: "Message in your Wallet"

The Lions Club gave us "Message in a Tube" for our fridges
which ensures that vital medical information about us
is available to emergency services
in case of an accident at home.

They now bring us "Message in your Wallet",
so that we are also covered when we are out and about.

They are available in the church porch for people who would like one -
for themselves, a relative or a friend.


Church Cleaning: Volunteers Urgently Needed

Pauline would dearly like help with the church cleaning 
which she had previously been doing almost single-handedly.

Some volunteers have kindly come forward,
but more are needed.

Ideally, she would like to hear from people prepared to
form teams of two for the cleaning of church and vestry
one week every month.

If you can help, please speak to her -
and make her a very happy bunny!


Craft and Fellowship Group: Appeal for Materials

The Craft and Fellowship Group need:

  • buttons
  • wool
  • embroidery silks
  • ribbons
  • remnants of material/lining material

If you are able to provide any of these items, we will be very grateful.

Please speak to Sheila or Angela



EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Trip to Ford Materials Recycling Facility: 10:00am-12:00 noon, THU, 21 MAR

Would you like to see what happens to the waste that is recycled by the council in West Sussex? A trip to our local recycling plant is being organised as part of the 'Plastic-Less Lent" campaign and our Eco Church initiative.

It involves time in the education centre, a talk and a tour around the recycling plant.

The trip is being offered across the joint benefice, and there are 14 spaces available. It is free and we hope to arrange lift-shares.

If you would like to come along, please text or ring
Revd Jane  :  07935 538085


Shoreham Churches Together Lent Lecture: 7:30pm, TUE, 26 MAR

Parish Centre, 1 New Road

Building God's House in Shoreham:
Risk Relationship and Reward

Speaker: Revd Dr Terry Biddington,
(Dean of Spiritual Life, University of Chichester)

Doors open 7:00pm for tea and coffee.

All are welcome.


Fairtrade Stall: After 10:00am service, SUN, 31 MAR    Good Shepherd hall


Labyrinth Walk: FRI, 05 APR    Church of the Good Shepherd

"Make Way for the New"
a labyrinth walk for Lent and Spring

There will be two sessions:
4:00 - 5:00pm
7:30 - 8:45pm (candlelit)

Places are limited; to reserve yours, please text or ring:

Revd Jane    07935 538085

Donations towards church funds will be welcomed.


Children's Society Coffee Morning: THU, 25 APR


Annual Parochial Church Meeting: SUN, 28APR    Good Shepherd hall


Grand Classic Afternoon Tea: 2:30 - 5:30pm, SAT, 04 MAY    Good Shepherd hall

This event is a fundraiser towards Christian Aid Week (12-18 MAY).

There is room for only 70 people, on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Tickets will be on sale during March.

See the article in the March issue of ShoreLine for details.


Christian Aid Week: SUN, 12 MAY - SAT, 18 MAY

Details to follow.


OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION

Church of the Good Shepherd ChoirFiona West is Church of the Good Shepherd choir leader. Our thanks to her and to our great team of singers and musicians. Music is such an important part of our worship, and we are blessed to have so much talent in our midst! For more information, click HERE.


Chichester Cathedral: for latest details of events, click HERE.


Flower Sponsorship List

If you would like to sponsor the flower arrangements in church for a special event, whether a celebration or in memory of a loved one who has died, then please enter all necessary details in the relevant week on the Flower Sponsorship Schedule which is on the table at the back of the church.

The rota for 2018 is on the clipboard at the back of the church. If you find that your preferred date is already taken, we suggest that you explore the possibility of a 'joint sponsorship' for that weekend.

If you have any queries, please speak to Chris Thompson.


Contacting a Priest:

Canon Ann is the first point of contact if you would like to speak to a priest.

annwaizeneker[@]gmail.com  /  01273 965303

Or you are welcome to approach Revd Jane directly, if you wish.

bartlett.jane[@]ntlworld.com  /  07935 538085

N.B. Canon Ann's day off is FRIDAY; Revd Jane's day off is MONDAY.


Enquiries about Marriages:

Please contact the Parish Office, 1 New Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

smdh.office[@]gmail.com / 01273 440202


Church Hall Bookings:

For hall bookings or enquiries, please email

goodshepherdhall[@]gmail.com 

Alternatively, phone the Parish Office [10:00am - 1:00pm, TUE, WED or THU ]
01273 440202, or leave a message outside these hours.

Further details can be found in the church hall, the church porch or  by clicking HERE.


Recorded Services

If you know of anyone who cannot get to church but might like to listen to our 10:00am service at home, please talk to Brian who can produce a CD or download it to a USB memory stick.

To listen to sermons from the past few weeks, click HERE.

Brian would love to have your feedback on this valuable facility.


Safeguarding (formerly Child Protection)

Derek Hansen has overall responsibility for Safeguarding and he will be looking after the DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service - formerly CRB) for those involved in church activities with children or vulnerable adults.


Items for the Next Notice Sheet

Please forward items for the notice sheet (by 6:00 pm on Tuesday each week) to:

 goodshepherd.office14[@]gmail.com

THANK YOU