Weekly Notices

This week:

Monday 13th May

1.15pm Toddlers in the hall

7pm PCC Meeting in church

Tuesday 14th May

9am Morning Prayer in church

5pm CYM groups in the hall

Wednesday 15th May

9am Morning Prayer in church

9.45am Holy Communion in church

10.30am Coffee Morning in the hall

Thursday 16th May

9am Morning Prayer in church

7pm Gathering for Thy Kingdom Come

Friday 17th May

9am Morning Prayer in church

10am Gardening Group in churchyard

Saturday 18th May

9am Morning Prayer in church

Sunday 19th May PENTECOST

8am Holy Communion

10.30am Whole Family Holy Communion

with Thy Kingdom Come Celebration

6.30pm Pentecost Prayer and Praise

with Thy Kingdom Come Celebration.

NOTICES

Sadly, we announce the death of Maryvonne Briggs last Monday in her home. Details of her funeral will be shared soon.

Wednesday Communion continues each week in church at 9.45am with a quiet, reflective service.

Graveyard Gardening Group. Fridays between 10am and 12pm. Newcomers are welcome! Please do consider coming along and enjoying some fellowship, fresh air, and gardening in our lovely churchyard.

Updated details about Becki’s licensing. Becki has been appointed to be Rector of the Long Stratton and Tharston Benefice. Her Licensing will be 7pm, Thursday 13th June. A coach is being arranged (cost to be confirmed) and there is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for those interested in attending. Her last service with us is on Sunday 26th May.

Becki’s Farewell Tea

Becki and her family are leaving us. Her last day with us is Sunday 26th May. We are having a Farewell Afternoon Tea for her in the hall from 2pm and everyone is welcome to come and say goodbye. If you can help with the food please see Trudie, Katey or Di Pitts.

PCC meeting on Monday 13th May at 7pm in church.

Christian Aid Week 12th- 18th May. There will be another opportunity to donate to this wonderful charity, that gives hope to so many in need throughout the world, at our usual coffee morning in the church hall on 15th May at 10:30am. Thank you for all your donations and prayers. Roz Bird, Christian Aid representative.

Gathering for Thy Kingdom Come this Thursday, 7pm. A service of prayer and reflection during Thy Kingdom Come will be held in church on Thursday 16th May at 7pm. Please come and join the global wave of prayer with us as we pray for our friends and community.

Next Christian Men’s Network meeting is a Men’s breakfast on 18th May 8am at Martello’s. Speaker is a representative from Town Pastors.

Advanced Dates for your diary

Gathering to Pray Thursday 23rd May.

Gathering to Worship Thursday 6th June.

The next Messy Vintage is on 24 May 10.30am-12pm.

Monday 27th May Craft Fayre in church (if you can help with setting up/putting away please speak to Trudie)

Christian Men’s Network planning meeting group is on June 14th at Beresford Road Evangelical Church at 2pm.

Tabletop Sale the next one is June 22nd. If you would like to book a table you can do so by contacting the office (via email or on the telephone). We do ask for a £3 deposit which also confirms you have a table, if we have not received a deposit one week after booking, then your table will be given away to the next person. Tables are booked on a first come, first served basis. Thank you.

Saturday 13th July Church Summer Fete ….watch this space! Please speak to the events team if you can help in any way.

Holiday Club is on Tuesday 30th July, Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August. This year the theme is The Olympics. We are looking to grow our team and always enjoy some fresh ideas. If you think you could be a part of it from the smallest of preparation tasks to joining us for a day, from being a prayer partner to making a cuppa or two please get in touch with Katey.

Revd Sharon is now on Sabbatical until Tuesday 16th July. She will share thoughts on her return at St Margaret’s Patronal Festival Sunday 21st July.

Prayer Guide

We believe in the power of prayer. Please give thanks and pray for the following as you pray during the week.

Pakefield Church

· For visitors to our church, who come to simply look around or to pray, that they may know God’s love.

Community

· For those who live or work on Benouville, Bloodmoor Lane and Bloodmoor Road

· We pray for sole traders, small businesses and new businesses. We pray for peace of mind and stability for them all in precarious times; for good relationships between businesses and between all who work together.

People

· For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.

· For those who are grieving for a loved one.

· For the family and friends of Maryvonne Briggs.

Praise and Thanks

· For answers to prayers in our lives and those of the ones we love.

Further afield

· For Families affected by the rising costs of living, not just here in the UK but around the world.

· For the work of Compassion UK

(If there is anyone or anything that you would like us to include in this prayer list, please let the office know)

Follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Our Sunday service is livestreamed to our YouTube channel (usually the 10.30am)

We have been awarded Eco Church Silver award

The Seventh Sunday of Easter Risen,

ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph,

fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,

that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace,

to the glory of God the Father.

Amen