Weekly Notices for Sunday 19 February 2017

Monday 20th

11.00am Funeral: Sandra Pritchard

Tuesday 21st

9.30am Grounds Team

7.00pm Bells

Wednesday 22nd

10.00am Babes in the Pew

5.15pm Eucharist

6.00pm Weddings Office

Thursday 23rd

11.00am Eucharist

12.00pm Lunch

TAIZE PRAYER  At 6pm this evening we have our monthly Taize Prayer service which is held by the High Altar.  This quiet meditative service consists of simple Taize chants, a period of silence, and some prayers. It lasts about half an hour and all are most welcome.

FAREWELL TO PHIL   We will be holding a Bring and Share Lunch after the service on 12th March and will also be presenting Phil with a gift on that occasion.  Please see the Wardens or Stella if you would like to contribute to this.

HELP FOR THE HOMELESS   Please continue to support our collections for the homeless, whose plight in these winter months is particularly acute. Individual cartons of orange juice are especially welcome at the moment.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS   There will be no lecture this week, but they will resume next Monday (27th) when the subject will be the Entrance Liturgies: The Psalms in the Temple Cult.

PANCAKE LUNCH  On Shrove Tuesday (28th) we will be holding a Pancake Lunch between 12 and 2pm. We do need to know numbers, so please let Stella know if you would like to come to this.

100 CLUB  January winners: 1st Ann Grey  2nd Sharon R  Hudson 3rd Diane Philips

9th February 2017      The Second Sunday Before Lent      Creation Sunday   

All baptised Christians are welcome to receive communion with us, or you may come to receive a blessing.

SERVICES  

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm    Baptism

6.00pm    Taize Prayer

HYMNS

169   The Church of God a kingdom is

361   For the healing of the nations

Organ:Liebster Jesu (J S Bach)

269   Dearest Jesu, we are here

S.14  Brother, sister, let me serve you

Organ: Pastorale (Cesar Franck)

COLLECT

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit  reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 1:1-2:3

PSALM 136

1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for / he is / gracious:   for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of / all / gods:   for his / mercy · en‑/dureth · for / ever. †3 O give thanks unto the Lord of / all / lords:   for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever. 4 Who alone / doeth · great / wonders:  for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever; 5 Who by his excellent wisdom / made the / heavens:  for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever; 6 Who laid out the earth a‑/bove the / waters:  for his / mercy · en‑/dureth · for ever; 7 Who made the / great / lights:  for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for ever; 8 The sun to / rule the / day:  for his / mercy · en‑/dureth · for ever; 9 The moon and the stars to / govern · the / night: for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever.

NEW TESTAMENT   Romans 8:18-25

GOSPEL  Matthew 6:25-30

   PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

SUPPORTING ST GILES’:  We are grateful for all gifts. To give a one-off gift: https://my.give.net/20192827/Donate/GiftDetails.     Or a monthly gift here: https://www.give.net/20192827/regu

NEXT SUNDAY    The Sunday before Lent: Transfiguration Sunday

8.00am Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am All Age Service

11.00am Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm Baptism

Readings: Exodus 24: 12-18 2 Peter 1: 16-21 Matthew 6: 25-34

Paul Wynn