MOTHERING SUNDAY – 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
Joshua 5.9–12; 2 Corinthians 5.16–end; Luke 15.1–3,11b–end
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, Polly.
- Those who have died.
You can also donate to the DEC humanitarian appeal at:
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:
Prayers, readings and reflections in support of the people of Ukraine are being held at
St. Gregory’s Church each Wednesday in Lent, from 6–6.45pm.
To donate to the DEC Humanitarian appeal, go to:
https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal or call 0370 60 60 900
Concert for Ukraine An evening of music and comedy, raising money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. 7.30pm on Sat 26 March at Emmanuel church GL53 7PJ. Adults £10, Concessions £5. See poster for further details.
‘Women of Holy Week’ – Lent Course ’22
This year we will be exploring Paula Gooder’s latest book ‘Women of Holy Week’ as our team Lent group. 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 to download and listen to from https://southcheltenham.church/lent22. We are asking that already established home groups consider using this material and we will also be having a weekly Tuesday morning 11am group meeting for coffee and discussion, the next of these is at Emmanuel on Tue 29th March. You can get the book from Church House Publishing (chpublishing.co.uk).
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.
Coffee/Tea after the Sunday service If you are able to help with refreshments after the Sunday service, please let Jacqui know.
Filming at St Stephen’s A group of students will be filming in St Stephens all day on 21st and 22nd March, making a film about WW1. When the film is finished we may have a viewing of it in church.
Concerts at St Stephens – Sat 14 May – Jazz at 2pm, Folk at 6pm
We have 2 concerts coming up on the same day brought to us by Mike, Nathan and friends. All proceeds to St Stephens.
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.