Week beginning 18th March 2012 Mothering Sunday
Our morning service today is led by our minister, Revd Roger Whitehead.
At the end of the service flowers will be given to all the women in the congregation to mark Mothering Sunday. Please feel free to take spare flowers to any
Reading: Mark 10:13-16
Next Sunday our service at 10.30 is led by Paul Venn-Dunn.
The Iona Service due to be held next Sunday has been cancelled.
CHURCH NOTICES FOR THIS WEEK
Volunteers needed who will go through the building each day to ensure that everything is in order; it takes about 15 minutes and can be done at any time of the day. Offers to do this would be much appreciated. You can get information from Jan Adams or Roger Whitehead.
The Bible Study Group meets on Friday at 1 pm to continue its study of the prophecies of Daniel. Some people bring their lunch to eat in fellowship from around 12.40. It will next meet on 11 th May.
The Men’s Breakfast is now this Saturday (having been postponed. It is at 8.30 in Dawlish Warren and it is the monthly opportunity to have a full cooked breakfast. The speaker is Ray Hodgson, who has set up a Food Bank in Teignmouth and will show the churches are helping. This could be particularly relevant to us.
Give blood The NHS Blood and Transplant service invites blood donors on 3 rd and 4 th April. For fuller details see the noticeboard.
Treatment of dry rot On Wednesday chemical treatment of the dry rot in the hall and boiler room will take place. Please take care if you are in the area of the hall or the stairs to it from the vestry area. It will be some time before the exposed walls can be replastered.
CHURCH EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday 6.00 - 8.00 Elders Meeting #
Tuesday 1.15 - 2.30 Churches Together ministers meeting, 28 High St
Thursday 10.00 - 2.00 Coffee Morning § (with Toddlers Group; singing at 11.00)
2.30 - 3.30 Friendship Hour #
Friday 12.00 - 1.30 Christian Aid Lent lunch at Methodist Church
1.00 - 2.00 Bible Study Group (see above) #
TO LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK
Tuesday 27th 2.00 Knit and Chat Group continues to work to help orphans in Malawi.
Friday 30th 12.00 Christian Aid Lent Lunch in our hall. (This will be the last Lent lunch this year.)
FOR YOUR PRAYERS DURING THE WEEK
We continue to pray for
Olive Carless who is much better and at home; and Eric.
Helen Humphries and Ray that the cancer will be dormant for a long time.
J who is ill and needs our prayers; pray also for R who is doing much to support her by visits and other help.
M , seriously ill with liver cancer.
Evie Hope Matheson much remembered daughter, mother and sister.
Birthdays this week: Roger Whitehead Tuesday (20th)
This week we pray for Jean Potter’s pastoral group:
John and Marie Coulthard, Maureen Edwards, Ken & Lorna Hexter, Averil Munn, David & Marilyn Rigby and Gillian Sampson.
Churches Together in Dawlish & District—Weekly prayer cycle
Sun the Bartons, Church St and nearby roads; St Gregory’s Church
Mon Barton and Westbank Surgeries; Dawlish Community Hospital; dental surgeries and Community health staff.
Tues Marine Parade, Westcliff, Westcliff Rd and nearby roads; Westcliff Primary School
Wed The Avenues and nearby roads
Thurs Oakland Park
Fri John Nash Drive and nearby roads; Radcliffe and Oaklands Park Schools
Sat Fire Service; Ambulance Service; Police; Coastguards
Thought for Mothering Sunday
As truly as God is our Father,
so truly is God our Mother,
and he revealed that in everything,
and especially in these sweet words where he says:
“I am he”; that is to say:
“I am he, the power and goodness of fatherhood;
I am he, the wisdom and the lovingness of motherhood;
I am he, the light and grace which is all blessed love;
I am he, the Trinity”
(Mother Julian of Norwich, 14 th century