Newsletter 8th May 2022

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Good Shepherd Sunday

8th May 2022

 

We look forward to welcoming Archdeacon Martin Lloyd Williams at our 10am Sunday service, presiding and preaching. This week we are celebrating Good Shepherd Sunday, a time in our church calendar when we remember that Jesus descibed himself as the good shepherd. It is also an opportunity for us to celebrate the life of our own little church on the beach and give thanks.   There is a community lunch in the hall at 12.15pm, for those who have already booked. We hope you can join us for the service, or lunch, or both!

Collect

Risen Christ,

faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice

and to follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered into one flock,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

Readings

 

Acts 9.36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7.9-17,

John 10.22-30

APCM Our annual parochial church meeting took place last Sunday.  Thank you to everyone who came along. We welcome our new church wardens Kay Haffenden and Angela Tritton, and our deputy warden Penny Humphrey. We also welcome new PCC members, Adam Tinworth, Glen Edey, John Haffenden and Jill Charlish. A big welcome too to Nix Cuthell who is a new deanery synod rep.

Shoreline The latest issue of our church magazine is available in the church porch.

 

Incumbent Vacancy Update The closing date was the 18th April and applications were received by Bishop Martin. All is on target for interviews in May although a decision will not be known for a few weeks afterwards.

 

Christian Aid Week 2022, May 15th to May 21st  We are selling tickets after the 10am service for the Big Brekkie which will be on Saturday May 14th from 9.30am until midday. £10 per adult and £5 for children under 11. (This includes all breakfast items and drinks.  GF and Veg included). We would appreciate taking bookings and payment before the event so that we have a better idea for ordering food and to secure your place at this previously very popular event.

 

Messy Church Our next Messy Church is Saturday 21st May, 3pm to 5pm. Please help spread the word. We explore the theme of ‘friendship’.

 

Ascension Day on Mill Hill

We celebrate Ascension Day with a short reflective service at Mill Hill Nature Reserve, followed by a bring-your-own picnic breakfast.  We meet at the upper car park on Mill Hill at 8am on Thursday 26th May. Bring a camping chair or rug. Please lift share, walk or cycle where possible. If the weather is wet we will meet in church – a message will be posted on the church website on Wednesday evening if we are to meet in church.

 

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I work half-time and the usual days when I am available are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

Blessings and prayers for you all this Eastertide. Revd

Contacts

Revd Jane Bartlett Email: bartlett.jane@ntlworld.com Tel: 079355 38085.

Church wardens Kay Haffenden, Angela Tritton and  deputy warden Penny Humphrey email: office@cogschurchwardens.co.uk

Safeguarding Officer Emma Purser 07786651886

Children’s Ministry Daisy Durrant email: cogssundayschool10@gmail.com

Parish centre and hall bookings Tel: 01273 440202

Prayer chain (for emergency prayer) Liz Beeston 01273 454

Services this Week

Sunday, 8th May

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Jane

10am – Parish Communion with Archdeacon Martin Lloyd Williams.

This service will be live streamed onto our Facebook and You Tube channel.

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE

 

Tuesday 10th May

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Pat.

 

Wednesday 11th May

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

CLICK HERE

Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274

 

 

Friday 13th May

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer at St Mary de Haura

 

Saturday 14th May

8am – Morning Meditation at the Good Shepherd and also on Zoom

Meeting ID: 166073397 (no password needed) Click here LINK  

Evening Prayer This is said at 5.30pm at St Marys and via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If you want to attend online contact Revd Steve for the link. Email: shorehamcurate@gmail.com

To donate to the Church of the Good Shepherd online CLICK HERE Thank you!

 

 

If you are reading this newsletter on a paper copy and would like to receive it each week through email please contact: cogsenews@gmail.com

 

All notice for the newsletter should be emailed to Revd Jane by Wednesday at 12noon.  bartlett.jane@ntlworld.com