Pew Leaflet

4th April 2021
Easter Day
Year B

THE READINGS
Acts 10.34-43                                                 1 Corinthians 15. 1-11                                             John 18. 1-20

A prayer for this Sunday
Dear God,
Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for the victory and power in your Name.
Thank you that you hold the keys over death, that by your might, Jesus was raised from the grave, paving the way for us to have new life with you. Amen

We pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Monika Attrill; Heather Attwood; Linda Banting; Jackie Brown; Ann Brighouse; Dave Bushell; Daisy; David; Sarah; Barbara Edwards; Maxwell Gophard; Pat Grist; Bishop Peter Hancock; Connie Hull;
Brenda Hunt: Peter Jackson; Maureen Knight; Patrick Knight; Keith Moran; Norma Nugent;
Bobby & Tessa Roberts; Seb; Sarah Townsend; Simon; Tim Warren: Teddy Webb

RIP
John Stuart Beere
those whom we remember in our memorial books this week
Ernest ‘Joe’ Appleton; Anne Emanuel; Ginger & Phyl Le Breton; Nan Stanton;
Evelyn Letty ‘Evie’ Watts; Sarah Blodwyn Wells; Phyllis Mary Woodford.

Evening Worship today is Evensong at St Peter’s at 6.30 pm

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday 6th     9.00 am – 5.00 pm        St Peter’s Church open for private prayer
Wednesday 7th 9.30 am                        Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
Thursday 8th    9.00 am-5.00 pm          Holy Cross Church open for private prayer
Friday 9th         8.00 am                        Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Saturday 10th   9.00 am-5.00.pm          St Peter’s Church open for private prayer
Sunday 11th                              2nd Sunday of Easter                                                    
                        8.00 am                        Holy Communion (St Edmund’s)
                        9.30 am                        Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                        9.30 am                        Brunch (St Mark’s)
                      11.00 am                        Holy Communion (St Peter’s)

Sadly booking is essential and can be made by e-mailing homs12@tiscali.co.uk or calling 562890

THANK YOU: To all who helped in any way with the worship and church decorations during Holy Week and Easter.  A special ‘thank you’ to Alex Byerley who has enabled many of the services over the last year to be streamed, to the choir for recording the hymns and Deb for processing them, to those who read at the Three Hour devotion on Good Friday; to Margaret and her team of Flower ladies at Holy Cross, and to Aggie at St Peter’s, for making the churches look so beautiful and to Edgar for the Memorial scrolls in both churches. Thank you.

Weekly services of Holy Communion at 8.00 am (BCP) & 11.00 am (CW) led by the Portsmouth Cathedral Ministry Team with music from the Choral Scholars of Portsmouth Cathedral can be found on the Cathedral’s Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/portsmouthcathedral/ together with details of weekday services.  Choral evensong is also streamed at 5.30 pm on Sundays.

There is also still the facility from the Church of England entitled Daily HOPE.  This is a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers which can be reached on 0800 804 8044.  If you know of people who do not have access to the internet please do make them aware of this facility.

A Video Service for use during the month of April in the parishes of
Binstead, Havenstreet and Wootton:

The Ministry Team has planned to provide a video service on Youtube each month as a resource.  Video services were provided earlier in the year during the first lock-down and were appreciated by a wider congregation than those who are able regularly to attend church.  We hope that you will find them helpful. 
The current such service for use during Easter can be accessed through the Holy Cross Binstead & St Peter’s Havenstreet Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossandStPeters/ or at
https://youtu.be/lW-ZI6cERAc   

There is also an Easter video for schools and young people which can be accessed through the
Holy Cross Binstead & St Peter’s Havenstreet Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossandStPeters/   https://youtu.be/l6N287_gtXA

BISHOP’S LENT APPEAL: "The 2020 Lent Appeal focused on the environment and our God-given responsibility for the care and sustaining of the world, its resources and its people, which are His first, and also ours.
"Wonderfully, even when lockdown began in the middle of Lent, individual and parish gifts and donations came in total of just over £10,000. Thank you for that generosity which is, roughly, half the amount we have regularly raised for the charities we support through the annual appeal.
"There will not be a new Appeal this year but I invite you to pick up where we left off last year. The threats and challenge are just as compelling and challenging. Our diocesan commitment to move quickly towards carbon reduction and play our part in meeting the Church of England’s intention to be carbon free by 2030. And this year the UK hosts in November the UN Climate Summit COP26. 
"There is much to do in and beyond the church, and the Appeal looks to support small charities playing their part in our local communities.
"So please help if you can. You might want to make an individual donation, or save up the money saved by a simpler meal every Friday, or organise an online fundraising quiz or event. This year we won't be able to do the usual parish fund raising or learning, but we can still pray, learn and contribute."
Send your donations to your PCC treasurer in the first instance.

HAND SANITIZER:  This is now being sold in aid of St Peter’s Church.  70% Alcohol it is £2.50 for 100ml. Obtainable from Diane (882836); Liz (872877); Hilary (615551); Sally Exell (884175).
Proceeds  to St Peter’s Church.

FOODBANK: Items are still urgently required for the Foodbank and especially sponge puddings, part-baked bread, bubble bath, tampons, deodorant, single toothbrushes, washing powder/liquid, and financial donations. There is a box in the porch at St Peter’s Church for donations but donations of money are equally welcome and can be made to https://isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money. Thank you to those who have made contributions recently which have been much appreciated as there has been increased use of the Foodbank recently. Donations may be left in the porch at St Peter’s Church, Havenstreet.  

LIVING FAITH COURSES:  Two ten week courses start later this month.  The spirituality course seeks to give an overview of the major themes in Christian spirituality over the past two thousand years.  Topics include monasticism, Celtic spirituality, Franciscan spirituality and Ignatian spirituality.  The course starts on Thursday 29th April at 7.00 pm each evening with a break for half term.

The Old Testament course is open to all those wanting to deepen their knowledge of the Old Testament.  The course starts on Friday 16th April at 7.30 pm each evening with a break for half term.  No previous knowledge is required, and course booklets and reading materials are provided for both courses.  There is no charge for the course.  Contact Bev Hughes for more details.

REVISION OF ELECTORAL -  HOLY CROSS:  The Electoral Roll at Holy Cross is in the process of being revised in readiness for the Annual Parochial Church meeting in May.  If you are not yet on the electoral roll please have a word with Fiona Langdon.