Weekly Notices for Sunday 5 March 2017

A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham

Monday 6th 

8.30am     Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

6.30pm     Psalms Course

Tuesday 7th

10.00am   Management Meeting

9.30am    Grounds  Team

7.00pm    Men’s Society (Ramada)

7.00pm    Bells

Wednesday 8th

10.00am  Babes in the Pew

5.15pm     Eucharist

6.00pm   Weddings Office

7.00pm   Wedding Rehearsal

Thursday 9th

11.00am  Eucharist

12.00       Lunch Club

12.45pm  Lent Course

7.00pm   LGBT Open Table

Saturday 11th

10.30am New Sinfonia Come and Sing

LENT COURSE  On Thursday (9th), our Lent course, “A Journey through Lent with Handel’s ‘Messiah’”, led by our Vicar Jason, will continue at 12.45pm.  During the course, some of the ideas behind the words and music will be explored, as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter This week, it will be preceded by lunch.   All are most welcome.  Please note also the other Lent courses and Evening Services being held in the Mission Area, as listed on the flyers at the back of the Church.

MEN’S SOCIETY The March meeting of the Men’s Society will comprise a dinner at the Ramada Hotel on Tuesday, 7th March at 6.30 for 7 p.m.  The speaker will be Mr. Owain Arfon Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. Please sign up on the list at the back of the Church.

MOTHERS’ UNION  On 13th March at 2pm, Canon Ian Davenport will be speaking about his work as Queen’s Chaplain. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend. Tea and cake will be served.

FAREWELL TO PHIL   We will be holding a Bring and Share Lunch after the service next Sunday, 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.

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES  These will be prepared on Friday 24th March between 10am-12m.  Can you help? The Flower Team will be very grateful.

EASTER EVE   There is a trip planned to see “Godspell!” in Leeds on Saturday 14th April. Please see the details and sign up on the Noticeboard at the back of the Church.

100 CLUB FEBRUARY WINNERS  1st Chris Williams  2nd Neville Morris  3rd Diane Forward

 

 

5th March 2017        The First Sunday of Lent       

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

SERVICES   

8.00am      Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am     Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm      Baptism

6.00pm      Cymun Bendigaid

HYMNS  

56    Forty days and forty nights

343  Be thou my vision

Organ: Sonata 2 (Hindemith)

97    Father of Heaven, whose love profound

117  Praise to the holiest in the height

Organ:  Aus tiefer Not  (Zachau)

COLLECT 

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves, in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,  in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 2: 15-17

PSALM 32

1 Blessèd is he whose unrighteousness / is for‑/given: even / he whose / sin is / covered. 2 Blessèd is the man unto whom the Lord im‑/puteth · no /  sin: and in whose / spirit · there / is no / guile. 5 I acknowledged my / sin · unto / thee: and mine iniquity / did I / not / hide. 6 I said ‘I will confess my sins / unto · the / Lord’: and so thou forgavest the / wicked · ness / of my / sin. 7Therefore let everyone that is godly make his prayer  unto thee in / time of / trouble: when great waterfloods arise / they shall / not come / nigh  him. 8Thou art a place to hide me in, * thou shalt pre‑ /  serve me · from / trouble: thou shalt compass me a‑ / bout with / shouts · of de‑ /  liverance. 11 Great tribulations remain / for · the un‑/godly: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, * mercy em‑/ braceth · him on / every / side. 12 Be glad O ye righteous and re‑/joice · in the / Lord: and be joyful all / ye · that are / true of / heart.

NEW TESTAMENT Romans 5: 12-19

GOSPEL  Matthew 4: 1-1

NEXT SUNDAY  The Second Sunday of Lent

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am     All Age Worship

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

3.00pm    Wedding

Readings: Genesis 12: 1-4a   Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17  John 3:1-17

Paul Wynn