2ND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
Genesis 2.4b–9, 15–end; Revelation 4; Luke 8.22–25
SERVICES DURING THE WEEK
- Said Communion Wednesday 10.30 (followed by coffee in the meeting room)
- Morning Prayer Daily livestream at 9.00 (weekdays)
- You can join Morning Prayer online at: http://www.stpetersleck.org and via Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pipandjims. You can attend in person at P&J on Mondays, at St Christopher’s on Tuesdays and at St Peter’s on Thursdays.
- Daily Hope a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers is still available on 0800 804 8044.
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: With the easing of restrictions the wearing of face coverings is no longer mandatory. However, please respect those who wish to continue mask wearing and social distancing. If you test positive for Covid up to three weeks after this service, please let us know by telephone or e-mail.
For Your Prayers
- For all who work in the NHS, and essential workers
- For all residents in care homes including Jean Haigh and Gary Hiscock
- For all who are unwell including, Shirley, Joy, Gordon, Daphne, Christine Langdon, Polly and Alistair
- Those who have died.
PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN
Please pray for peace and protection for the Afghan people who are facing great uncertainty and the threat of serious human rights abuses. Pray also for all who remain, for courage and protection. You can find more resources here: www.christianaid.org.uk/pray/prayer-afghanistan
To donate to the DEC emergency appeal, go to:
Fr Sebastian – Annual Leave I am taking some annual leave for a break until Sunday 27th February. During this time please contact the Churchwardens or Fr Nick for pastoral needs. I am very grateful to Fr David Murray, and others, who are covering some of my duties.
Ash Wednesday Our Ash Wednesday Mass at St Stephen’s will be at 10:30am on Wednesday
2nd March. There are alternative times being offered across the Team, notably Bishop Robert will be at Pip and Jims at 7:30pm.
Coffee/Tea after the Sunday service If you are able to help with refreshments after the Sunday service, please let Jacqui know.
Electoral Roll In the recent difficult times we have not been able to invite people to have their names added. Do consider putting your name on the list, which shows a real commitment to us. Please see Ann Bacon if you wish to be included.
‘Women of Holy Week’ – Lent Course ’22 This year we will be exploring Paula Gooder’s latest book ‘Women of Holy Week’ as our Lent group resource across the team. As well as using the book, we will be publishing a podcast reflection each week by a member of our ministry team that will be available for individuals to download and listen to in their own time. We are asking that already established home groups consider using this material during Lent and incorporating it into their programme. We will also be having a weekly Tuesday morning 11am group meeting for coffee and discussion. These meetings will circulate around the churches of the team. More details will follow, in the meantime, you might want to buy yourself the book from www.churchhousepublishing.co.uk
Cheltenham Open Door writes I would very much like to thank you all for the recent £860 donation. We rely entirely on donations given by supporters, so this is an amazing sum to receive. During this year’s Christmas shelter we were delighted to welcome over 100 guests over the 3 days to provide them with hot food, entertainment, companionship, Christmas cheer and a place to belong. It was an extra special shelter for us, as it was the first in our new home in Unit 3. We have been open for guests again over the last couple of days, and 36 guests have joined us each day. We expect this number to continue to rise as people find us in the new location. Aimee Taylor-Best, Marketing and Fundraising Manager
Cheltenham Elim Food Bank (seeded by The Trussell Trust)
Please donate an item or two from the list: washing up liquid, instant mash potato, toothpaste, long life fruit juice, shampoo, tomato ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise. Please place any donations in the Green box next to the font.
Bach-Vivaldi Charity Concert – Fri 18 Feb at 7.30pm at Pip & Jim’s– see poster for details.