Midweek Service – 21st March, 2pm
This is our special Easter service when we consider the events of Easter week as recorded in Luke 22-24, sing traditional Easter Hymns and take Communion together. All welcome.
Women’s Retreat 20th-22nd April, Lox Lane, Shaftesbury
There are still a few places left! Please speak to Anne Holmes if you would like to go.
Notice of Elder Election
Notice is hereby given that the appointment of an Elder will take place at the Annual General Meeting on the 16th April 2018. Alan Christie’s current three year term will come to an end; Alan has said that he is happy to be nominated as Elder for another term. The paperwork for nominations will be available from 25th March and nominations will close on the 8th April 2018.
Easter Thank Offering – NEXT TWO SUNDAYS
25th March & 1st April 2018
Easter speaks of God’s love for us, and His will to spread that love among all peoples. On Sunday 25th March and 1st April 2018, we will be holding an Easter Thank Offering to support the work of our mission teams that will be going to Tanzania later this year, to undertake building works at the AIM Sanga Sanga conference centre (May), and to support a conference for AIM missionaries (October). We are aiming to raise £4,000 towards the cost of building materials, and if additional money is raised it will be lodged in our Restricted Mission Trips Fund and used to support self-funding adults going on overseas mission in due course. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering. Special yellow envelopes for your Thank Offering are available on the table at the back of the building. Please mark the envelope EASTER MISSION THANK OFFERING, and if you are able to gift aid your donation, please complete the declaration on the envelope. If you are not able to do this, please just score out the declaration. When the offering is taken on both days, only the contents of the yellow envelopes will be included in the Thank Offering total. Blue envelopes and loose cash/cheques will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church. Please speak to Lynne Little (Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.
Please note the next Craft Club will be held on Saturday 24th March at 10:00am. Chat to Pam or Hazel if you would like more information.
Easter Cards for Persecuted Believers
These are available at the back of the church. Please take and send with a verse of encouragement and prayer. To go to Open Doors, PO Box 6, Whitney, Oxon, OX29 6WG. More at www.opendoorsuk.org.
Prayer for Missions and the Persecuted Church
This prayer meeting will take place tomorrow night, Monday 19th March, at 7:45pm. Please have a chat to Vanessa Naish or Wendy Rowe if you would like more information about the meeting.
The Ark is on Easter Saturday 31st March 10-11am at Priory Street. Any age welcome, but it’s aimed at 0-7 year olds, with an adult. As well as the normal puppets, Easter story and video, crafts, songs, drinks and cake, we will also have Easter hunts and a chocolate egg and Easter book to take home. Hannah Mitchell is producing an extra (beautiful) invitation if you are able to invite any friends along.
On Saturday 7th April at 9:30am there will be a women’s breakfast at “The Greenhouse” Wadswick Green. Please sign up at the back or chat to Anne Holmes for more details. Pancakes with bacon £3.95; Bacon s/w £3.95; Full English £8.95.
Women’s Bible Study
On Monday 26th March, 7:30pm. Bible study notes are on the table at the back!
The Gathering Weekend
This exciting weekend is taking place on 7th and 8th July 2018. Meetings on the Saturday will be at Priory Street and on the Sunday at the Springfield Campus. Tickets at £5 per person are available through your congregational leader. Jenny Gaisford at 9:15am; John Godwin at the 11:15am service; Norman Fuggle at the midweek service & Adrian Pillinger at Church on the Green.
Ministry Report Annual Booklet
If you are a ministry leader, please would you prepare your report for inclusion in the ministry booklet which is produced for the Annual Church Meeting. Please include information on activity for the past year and prayer requests. Please send the report, electronically, by 30th March to the church office.
Copies of Ruth and Steve’s latest newsletter is on the table at the back. Alternatively you can go online https://lancsintanz.aimsites.org/flexing-the-sinews-and-ligaments/
PLEASE NOTE AFTER-SCHOOL FRIDAY CLUBS START AGAIN ON 20th APRIL
Monday: mums’ bible study, 10am; prayer for persecuted church, 7:45pm
Wednesday: midweek service, 2pm
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; CMDAC 7:30pm
Friday: CMDAC 9:30am
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; craft club 10:00am
25th March: Nominations for Elder open
26th March: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm
30th March: Good Friday service 9:30am @ Priory Street followed by Walk of Witness in town at 10:30am
31st March: The Ark, 10:00am (Easter Saturday)
4th April: Midweek service, 2pm
7th April: Women’s breakfast, The Greenhouse, 9:30am
8th April: Nominations for Elder close, 6pm
16th April: Annual Church Meeting, 8pm
18th April: Midweek service, 2pm (Baptism)
20th-22nd April: women’s retreat, Lox Lane
23rd April: Prayer for Missions and the Persecuted Church, 7:45pm
28th April: The Ark, 10:00am
30th April: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm
2nd May: Midweek service, 2pm
5th May: Craft Club, 10:00am
6th May: “The Gathering” on Sunday evenings starts