PASSION SUNDAY – 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT
Isaiah 43.16–21; Philippians 3.4b–14; John 12.1–8
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
‘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 St Peter’s on Tue 5th April. You can get the book from Church House Publishing (chpublishing.co.uk).
‘HEALING HANDS’ Lenten Healing Services Open for all to attend at St. Philip & St. James, Up Hatherley, each Sunday evening during Lent, at 6pm. See the poster for details.
Newman Association talk Training for the Priesthood Today will be given by Fr Patrick Kilgariff at 7.30pm on Tue 5 April Sacred Hearts Parish Hall GL53 9AU. See poster for details.
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.
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.
Restoring Eden is a mixed media show, exploring the theme of Restoring Eden through photography, collage, ceramics, printmaking and textiles.30 March-5 April, 10am–5pm at The Garden’s Gallery, Montpellier Gardens