Pew Leaflet

Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                                                              St Peter’s, Havenstreet

www.holycrossbinstead.org.uk                                                                                 www.stpeterhavenstreet.org.uk         

                                                                                  17th February 2019  
                                                                                3rd Sunday before Lent
                                                                                             Year C

THE READINGS
Jeremiah 17. 5-10                                         1 Corinthians 15. 12-20                                       Luke 6. 17-26

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.    At the Communion services those who are confirmed and those who normally receive Communion in their own church (whatever denomination) are invited to receive the bread and wine. All are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing.  A special welcome to all those attending Peter’s Pop In at St Peter’s and members of CTRA who join us this evening

Evening Worship is a Service of Prayer, Music & Meditation at Holy Cross at 6.30 pm
when we shall be joined by members of Churches Together in the Ryde Area

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Daisy; Arthur Edwards; Pat Grist; Jan Jacobs;
Bronwen Mitchell; David Mitchell; Viv Rollingson; Sarah Townsend; Tim Warren;
William Warren; Valerie Worster.

Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Elizabeth Barlow; James Edwin Benton; John William George Brighouse; Betty Byerley;
Frederick Charles Carpenter; David William George Dark; Barbara Hobbs; Alice Mary Hogg;
Edith Grace Hogg; Joanie Sharpe; Ruby Kathleen Sivell

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday 18th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 19th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 20th 8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                        10.00 am-12 noon        Community Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre 
                          3.00 pm                     Songs of Praise at Solent Grange Residential Home
Thursday 21st    8.00 am                       Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
Friday 22nd        8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Saturday 23rd   10.00 am – 12 noon      Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
                                                            Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and browse the stalls.   
Sunday 24th                                          2nd Sunday before Lent
                           8.00 am                     Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Morning Worship (Holy Cross)
                         11.00 am                     Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
                                                                       
A TIME TO PRAY: We are trying to cultivate the habit of prayer in our parish to help each other and ask for God's blessing on the Island, to increase our love for the Lord and to grow our church numbers. Please pray for these things on a Monday during the half hour from 6.30pm to 7pm.

The Mission Prayer

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Cathy and Angus on the birth of a son, James, a grandson for Peter and Diane; to Gemma and Richard on the birth of a daughter, Lily Louise, a granddaughter for Stephen and Karen, a great granddaughter for Connie, and to Katie and Marek on the birth of a daughter, Amelia Elizabeth, a granddaughter for David and Liz.  

WINTER SHELTER:  Volunteers are needed to help cover sessions from 10pm—7.30am in a Newport Church. The shelter is now open until 31st March 2019. Please contact Kay on 812743 if you can help.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:  The next World Day of Prayer (formerly known as Women’s World Day of Prayer) service will take place on Friday 1 March 2019 at 10.30 am at St James Church in Ryde and the theme for 2019 is coming from Slovenia – ‘Come – Everything is Ready!’
It would be very good to see as many from our congregations as possible at this event – it is not just open to women as the name now really does say.  Everyone is very warmly invited.  There will be refreshments after the service including Medenjaki – Honey Biscuits, a Slovenian recipe and they are delicious!
Please support this worldwide day of prayer by sharing with us in this service.  I look forward to seeing you there. Barbara Edwards, Committee representative for Binstead and Havenstreet

CONFIRMATION: Groups will commence on Thursday 14th March from 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm.  If you are interested in joining the group, please sign up by sending an email to Veronica…vbrown.brownassociates@gmail.com; or by contacting Hilary Spurgeon on (615551) or at homs12@tiscali.co.uk. The Confirmation service will take place at the Minster on Sunday 14th July.

DISABLED ACCESS – HOLY CROSS:  It is hoped to form a small group to look at disabled access at Holy Cross.  If you are interested in being part of this group please have a word with David Langdon.

ELECTORAL ROLL: Every six years we are required under Church Representation Rules to completely renew the Electoral Roll.  The new roll is due this year and everyone who wishes to be on the roll has to apply.   Notice of the preparation of a new roll can be found on the main notice boards and in the porches of the churches. The forms do not have to be returned until 17th March.  The Electoral Roll is the parish church’s register of electors. In the same way that being on the civic Electoral Roll allows you to vote in parliamentary and local elections and referenda, joining the Church Electoral Roll means that you can vote on Church matters, attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and stand for election to the PCC.

EMMAUS SUPPER: Emmaus Suppers for exploring discipleship take place on the fourth Wednesday each month at Holy Cross Church.  Next supper 27th February to which all are welcome.

BISHOP’S LENT APPEAL: The focus of the Lent Appeal this year will be Mental Health, and the support of people, especially children and young people, with mental health difficulties.
The principal recipient of this year’s Lent Appeal will be Heads Together, a national coalition of eight charities. These include Contact, working particularly with the military community, and Mind, with experience in this field for over 70 years. We shall also support local charities working in our area among people, especially children and young people, facing mental health challenges. As in previous years we welcome suggestions of such small, or larger, local charitable groups. The gift aid envelopes and leaflets will be available by Ash Wednesday, 6 March.

                                                                 ADVANCE NOTICES
27th February 7.30 pm Emmaus Supper at Holy Cross
9th March 7.30 pm Puzzles, Pancakes & Quiz at Havenstreet Community Centre
10th March 10.00 am Cafe Church, Holy Cross
16th March 12.00 pm  Lent Lunch at Holy Cross
17th March 10.00 am Peter’s Pop In at St Peter’s
20th March 10.00 am  Community Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre
23rd March 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Holy Cross Crafts Coffee Morning
27th March 7.30 pm Emmaus Supper at Holy Cross
30th March 10.00 am -12 noon Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
9th April 12.00 pm  Food Friends & Fellowship & Lent Lunch at Holy Cross
28th April 2.30 pm Bluebell Walk starting at Newnham Farm