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SERVICES AND EVENTS IN CHURCH THIS WEEK

Sunday 23rd April

8:00 am      Eucharist (BCP)
10:00 am     Parish Eucharist

Monday 24th April

9:30 am   Eucharist (BCP) – St. George
3.00-4.30 pm Tea on Monday
7:00 pm   FOSAC Committee Meeting

Tues 25th April

8:30 am   Eucharist - St. Mark

Wed 26th April

10:00 am   Eucharist (BCP)

Thurs 27th April

7:30 pm   Eucharist

Sunday 30th April

8:00 am      Eucharist (BCP)
10:00 am     Parish Eucharist
11:30 am     Meeting to elect churchwardens, followed by Annual Parish Meeting (APCM)

Monday 1st May

9:30 am   Eucharist (BCP)




NOTICES :

1. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND VISITORS. You are invited to come to the altar rail at Communion time and to receive the Priest’s Blessing even if you have not been confirmed. Just join in with everyone else. We invite young children to join us there also and to receive God’s blessing. Our crèche and Young Church are operating during the 10 am service AND we have toys and play-mats set out in the Church Room for babies and the very-young. Help yourself!

2. WE INVITE VISITORS AND GUESTS IN THE CONGREGATION TO THE CHURCH ROOM FOR REFRESHMENTS after the 10 am Sunday service.

3. The Daily Office of the Church is said Monday-Friday in St Andrew’s Church. All are welcome to come and join in this prayer every day.
Morning Prayer is at 8:30 am
Evening Prayer is at 5:00 pm (but not held on Fridays)
Please note that there is no Morning Prayer on Friday 28th April, and that Morning Prayer on Tuesday 25th April is replaced by a Eucharist (for St Mark).

4.  “Little Fishes” – a pre-school group for children 0-4 years and parents / carers - every Thursday in school term from 9.30 am - 12:00. There is no charge. More information from Natacha Huggett (769023). The next meeting is on 27th April, after the Easter school holidays.

5. Tea on Monday - The next meeting is on 24th April. We meet in the Church Room from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to this social gathering whose aim is to support the more isolated in our community.

6.  The Missions Committee has decided the support the Oxford Children's Hospital (as part of its 10th Anniversary) as our Lent Appeal this year and we ask for your support in doing so.
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Their aim for 2017 is to raise £2million to improve and enhance the facilities offered to children looked after by our hospital. Our support will make all the difference.
Our generosity will help to build brand new patients accommodation offering 60 bedrooms for families to stay in while their seriously ill child is in hospital. Also utilising the latest developments in biomedical science to provide more state of the art medical equipment, such as monitors and scanners.
Lent boxes are available for those who would like to give in this way. You may also put a donation in an envelope on the Sunday collection plate (you will find envelopes in church) or via
Justgiving.co.uk/celebrateoxfordchildrenshospital
(if you do give in this way you might like to let the Vicar know so it can be added to our Lenten total).

 

7.  APCM - the annual Church meeting will be on Sunday 30th April, starting with the election of churchwardens, at 11.30 am. Papers for the APCM will be available in church from Sunday 23rd April.

8.  First Responder training – we are looking for more volunteers to join our team of First Responders! There is a training session on Saturday 29th April from 10am-1pm or 6th May 1–4pm in the church room. If you would like to volunteer or find out more please speak to a Churchwarden.

9.  Walsingham 2017 – the sign-up sheet for this year’s pilgrimage is on the tract table in the centre of church.

10.  Save the Date!
Forthcoming Concerts at St Andrew’s :
13 May 2017 at 7.30 pm : Catriona Scott (clarinet) & Charlotte Brennand (piano)
17 June 2017 at 7.30 pm : Poppy Beddoe (Clarinet & Quartet)
Tickets : £10 at the door

11. Community Foodbank – Donations can be placed in the boxes outside the church room. The Food Bank welcomes tinned vegetables but not peas, tomatoes or baked beans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:59
 


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