Diary of forthcoming events

Dates for your diary for weeks beginning July 14th to1st September

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Wednesday

17th

10.00am

Bible Study Group

6 Queen’s View, Exning

Wednesday

17th

3.15pm

Drop In After-School Session

St P&E

Thursday

18th

7.30pm

Rock Solid

ECCH

Friday

26th

11.00am

Communion

Exning Court

Friday

26th

11.30am-1pm

Kettle’s On with Jeremy

St Martin

Saturday

27th

2-4pm

Coffee & Treasure Hunt

St Martin

Monday

29th

11.00am

Communion

Kingfisher House

Monday

29th

1.30-3pm

Kettle’s On with Cheryl

St Martin

Thursday

1st Aug

11.30am-1pm

Kettle’s On with Jeremy

St Martin

Monday

5th Aug

12noon-1.30pm

Kettle’s On with Cheryl

St Martin

Monday

5th Aug

2.30pm

Songs of Praise

St Philip & St Etheldreda

Wednesday

7th Aug

10.00 am

Bible Study

6 Queens View Exning

Friday

9th Aug

11.30am-1pm

Kettle’s On with Jeremy

St Martin

Wednesday

14th Aug

10 am

Topical Teas

Check location

Friday

16th  Aug

11.30am-1pm

Kettle’s On with Jeremy

St Martin

Saturday

17th  Aug

?

Wedding of Eliza Piano

St Martin

Wednesday

21st Aug

10 am

Bible Study

6 Queens View Exning

Friday

23rd Aug

11.30am-1pm

Kettle’s On with Jeremy

St Martin

Monday

26th Aug

11.00am

Communion

Kingfisher House

Tuesday

27th Aug

1.30-3pm

Kettle’s On with Cheryl

St Martin

Wednesday

28th Aug

10 am

Topical Teas

Check location

Friday

30th Aug

11.00am

Communion

Exning Court

Monday

2nd Sept

2.30pm

Songs of Praise

St Philip & St Etheldreda

Wednesday

4th Sept

10 am

Bible Study

6 Queens View Exning

 

 

FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS

Tuesday 10th September: Churches Together Prayer Evening; Christchurch, 7.30pm

Friday 13th September: Village Cinema; Exning Community Church Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm

Friday 27th September: Viola Concert; St Martin, times to be confirmed

Sunday 29th September: Harvest Festival; St Nicholas Landwade, 3pm

Sunday 6th October: Harvest Festival; St Philip & St Etheldreda, 9.30am

Friday 11th October: Coffee Morning – Pancreatic Cancer Research; St Martin, 10-12noon

Saturday 2nd November: Exning Christmas Fayre; St Martin’s & Exning Community Church Hall

THE PET SERVICE  this year is scheduled for Sunday 21st July at 3pm at St Mary's, on the green weather permitting. All animals must be accompanied, but humans are allowed on their own!  MAX DRINKWATER

KETTLE’S ON TIMETABLE Friday 26th July – 11.30am-1pm (Jeremy). Monday 29th July – 1.30-3pm (Cheryl).  August 1st, 9th, 16th & 23rd – 11.30am-1pm (Jeremy). August 5th – 12noon – 1.30pm & August 27th – 1.30-3pm (Cheryl).

THE PET SERVICE  this year is scheduled for Sunday 21st July at 3pm at St Mary's, on the green weather permitting. All animals must be accompanied, but humans are allowed on their own!  MAX DRINKWATER

SONGS OF PRAISE  for August  and September will take place as follows:-Monday 5th August (Leader Ann McMillan) & Monday 2nd September (Leader Janet Langham) Both services will be held at St Philip’s Church and will commence at 2.30pm.  PAM MORTER 577284

HELP PLEASE!   Over the Ordination weekend, the emphasis was very much on being called to serve God.  One of the ways in which YOU might feel called is to offer to Read the Lesson or to lead us in the Intercessions (weekly prayers).  We currently have a list for both churches but it now has more crossings out than names on it!  On that basis, I would like to completely re-draw the list ready for the next Rotas meeting. There will be a list at the back of each church for the next 3 weekends.  Please pray about this and if you feel you could offer your services anew or continue to offer your talent in this way, then sign up.  Neither task is that onerous and the more of us on the list, the easier it is for all of us.The Intercessions in particular can seem daunting, but there are many resources available so please don’t feel you have to write your own prayers, using a book is quite acceptable!  God gives us the words, however we get them! Thank you.  PATSY EDWARDS

PRAYER CANDLES  When Andrew left he gifted to St Martin a beautiful pricket stand for which we are very grateful.  At the last PCC meeting it was decided to trial situating this in the organ area of the lady chapel so that prayer candles can be lit by the congregation before the service and seen from the pews.

SALE TRAIL UPDATE  Latest results in; takings of £624 with some expenses still to pay out.  Thirty house sales were on the map, with the church hall serving refreshments and selling cakes, china and books.  Early feedback is that the village and its visitors enjoyed the day.

COFFEE MORNING & TREASURE HUNT  in aid of research on Alzheimer's disease and lung disease A couple from the village are organising a coffee "morning" in St Martins Church and a treasure hunt for children in the churchyard on Saturday 27th July between 2-4 pm. Whilst this is is not a church event, I am sure they would appreciate your support. JOHN PASCALL

LANDWADE EVENSONG – JULY 28TH  This month's preacher is the Revd Andrew Rycraft, returning to familiar pastures. No pen-portrait necessary!  JOHN HARDY

SONGS OF PRAISE  for August  and September will take place as follows:-Monday 5th August (Leader Ann McMillan) & Monday 2nd September (Leader Janet Langham) Both services will be held at St Philip’s Church and will commence at 2.30pm.  PAM MORTER 577284

SUFFOLK CHURCHES RIDE & STRIDE  in aid of Suffolk Historic Churches Trust takes place on September 14th  9am - 5 pm. If anyone wishes to be sponsored to cycle or walk around some of the churches, I have sponsorship forms. Any money you raise will be divided between the trust and the church of your choice. In any case we will need to man St Martins Church all day - any volunteers appreciated. Thank you.              JOHN PASCALL

INFORMATION ABOUT THE 3 CHOSEN CHARITIES FOR OUR PARISH GIVING:-

TOWN PASTORS  are Christians who look out for and support vulnerable people, giving assistance where appropriate, being on the street to provide a presence of friendliness and care so that people can enjoy their night out, defusing any potentially aggressive situations. Town Pastors are available to people as listeners, encouraging safe behaviour for all, and fostering good relationships between the public, the police, door staff, the local authorities and voluntary agencies. 

A ROCHA UK  is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. “This is our response to the biblical mandate to care for the earth, and a demonstration of the Christian hope for God’s world. We do this through: – practical involvement in nature conservation projects and ecological research; – campaigning on biodiversity issues; – engaging with churches, schools, communities and individuals. Part of the worldwide family of A Rocha organisations committed to conservation action as an expression of Christian mission, we work collaboratively with others who share our passion for the planet and our desire for its flourishing.”

EXILDA’S ANGELS  has been running a project to build a school in the village of Chita since it's foundation. This project is nearly complete.

ADVANCE NOTICE!  Just to make you aware in advance that there will be no Events & News section from 29th July 2019 until 9th September 2019.  Please think ahead and let me have any forward notices that you may wish to be put out before then.  Worship Sheets will be produced in advance for each week; although the Prayer Lists won’t be amended during that time of course.  CATHY WHITAKER

NEWS & EVENTS  Whilst Cathy is away over the Summer holidays, I will still be updating the website if anyone wishes to publicise anything. Given time I may also produce a very simplified printed section for the church. Information for inclusion for weeks July 29th to September 9th can be sent to me at john.pascall@outlook.com   JOHN PASCALL

PREACHERS AT ST NICHOLAS, LANDWADE, EVENSONG 2019 

The preachers are as follows:

Sunday 28 April: The Revd. Dave Butcher Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Sunday 26 May (Rogation Sunday): The Very Revd Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury

Sunday 30 June (Trinity 2): The Revd Canon Tim Alban-Jones, Chaplain to the Bishop of Peterborough

Sunday 28 July (Trinity 6): The Revd Andrew Rycraft

Sunday 25 August (Trinity 10): Canon Roy Tricker, Suffolk church historian

Sunday 29 September (Harvest): The Revd Canon Sally Gaze, Dean of Rural Mission Consultancy, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich   REVD JOHN HARDY