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Sunday 22nd April The Fourth Sunday of Easter
St Peter8.00am Holy Communion
St Helen10.00am Sung Eucharist

Wednesday 25th April
St Catherine9.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 29th April The Fifth Sunday of Easter
St Peter8.00am Holy Communion
St Helen10.00am Mattins

Morning Prayer
The office of Morning Prayer will be said in the Churches as follows:-
Mon. St Helen's 9.00am
Tues. St Peter's 9.00am
Wed. St Catherine's 9.00am
Thurs. St Peter's 9.00am
Fri. St Helen's 9.00am
All are welcome at these services.

Readings for 29th April The Fifth Sunday of Easter / Mattins
Acts 8.26-end
Psalm 22.25-end / Psalm 44.16-end
1 John 4.7-end / Daniel 3.16-28
John 15.1-8 / Hebrews 11.32-12.2


Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby; for the Anglican Communion in Japan
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; the Rural Dean Allie Kerr; Alison our Vicar; the parishes all Saints, Ryde & St Michael, Swanmore
World: We pray for hatred killings to stop
Island: We pray for our families, our friends, our neighbours and our local community
Sick: Terry & Barbara, Anne, Brian Wendy
Recently Died: Hilda Gardner

All who suffer as a result of natural disasters, or as a result of acts of terrorism, violence or armed conflict.
Our armed forces and their families, and all who work in the emergency services.

Mothers' Union Prayers
Heavenly Father, please bless our members in Tanzania as they continue to move forward with their Church and Community Mobilisation. We pray for their savings and credit initiatives, and for many lives to be transformed by them.

Diary Dates
21st Apr 10.00am - 11.30am Community Coffee Morning St Helens Community Centre
23rd Apr 10.30am Bible Study / House Group at Sylvia's
23rd Apr 11.00am St Helen’s Funeral Hilda Gardner followed by burial in the churchyard
24th Apr 2.00pm MU meeting in St Peter's Church Hall
28th Apr 10.00am - 12.00noon St Peter’s Coffee Morning in the Hall

In May
5th -7th May Seaview May Fayre

Pew Leaflets
Items for the pew leaflet to Sue Whitewick by Wednesday 5.00pm latest, please, preferably by e-mail susanwhitewick(at)btinternet(dot)com.

Bible Study / House Group
This group will meet on Monday 23rd April at Sylvia's. We will be looking at the lectionary for the following week. Everyone is welcome to attend on a regular or occasional basis.

Bottle Stall
To raise much needed funds for St Helen’s Church, Rose Gillett & John Kerslake will be holding a bottle tombola stall at the Seaview May Fayre on Monday 7th May. Donations of full and in date bottles of any description would be gratefully appreciated and are URGENTLY REQUIRED PLEASE.

Church Flowers
Thank you to all our flower ladies who made our churches look so beautiful for Easter Sunday.

St Peter’s Coffee Morning
The last coffee morning on 24th March raised £256.00+. Thank you to everyone who supported in any way and the next coffee morning will be on April 28th from 10.00am -12.00noon. Please let Sylvia know if you can help in any way.

Archdeacon Peter Sutton
An announcement from Bishop Christopher.
Peter Sutton will be leaving the Island to take up a new post in the summer as parish priest of Greatham & Empshott with Hawkley & Priors Dean, Deanery of Petersfield. He has been a notable and loved pastor to congregations and clergy, led us into a united deanery and oversaw the development of the “Plan” which is freeing us for mission and service. A farewell service of thanksgiving for Peter’s ministry as archdeacon will be arranged for July.

Licensing Service
First of all many thanks to all of you who contributed to the success of the Licensing Service for Alison last Sunday afternoon. There were so many different roles and it was good to see both St Helen’s and St Peter’s churches so well represented. Now we can look forward to working with our new Priest-in-Charge.

Flower Festival
The annual St Peter’s Flower Festival will be taking place over the weekend of May 5th - 7th. As last year we will be serving tea and coffee with home-made cakes in the Lady Chapel from Friday - Sunday. We will need donations of homemade cakes and volunteers to act as stewards over the three days. Please sign the rota in the church porch.

Mothers’ Union
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 24th April at 2.00pm when Liz and Ena will be talking about summer planters. Everyone is welcome

Pew News 15 April 2018

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