Weekly Notices

Welcome to Pakefield Parish Church in Lowestoft, Suffolk.


This week

Monday 19th February 24

10.30am   Hildesley Court Holy Communion

Tuesday 20th February 24

9am  Morning Prayer in church

Wednesday 21st February

9am   Morning Prayer in church

10.30am Coffee Morning in the hall

Thursday 22nd February

9am  Morning Prayer in church

7pm  Lent Course Session 2 in church

Friday 23rd February

9am  Morning Prayer in church

10am  Gardening Group in the churchyard

10.30am  Messy Vintage

Saturday 24th February

9am  Morning Prayer in church

10.30am  Table top Sale

Sunday 25th February

8am  Holy Communion

10.30am  Morning Worship

10.30am  Worship in the hall

4pm   Evening Prayer

 

NOTICES

Maureen Millar:  Her thanksgiving service, will be on Sunday 3rd March at 1.30pm, with refreshments served in church after the service. All are welcome.

Bob ‘Skipper’ Cox: His funeral is on Monday 4th March at 12 noon. All are welcome.

Wednesday Communion continues each week in church at 9.45am with a quiet, reflective service. We are currently exploring ‘Songs’ from the Bible.

Wednesday Coffee Morning. An opportunity for catching up with old friends and making new ones, every Wednesday at 10.30am in the church hall.

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.

The Lent course starts on Thursday 15th February at 7pm in church. This year we are studying the Lent course from USPG ( United  Society Partners in the Gospel) called Freedom in Christ, all are welcome

Friday 23rd February is the next Messy Vintage. Stories, craft and fun for adults.

Saturday 24th February at 10:30am is the next Table top sale, come and find a bargain!

The Lent Café will be starting on Friday 1st March If you can help by making goodies or help in the kitchen then please get in contact with Judith Betts by email on judiq1966@hotmail.com or by phone on 07753 613433.

 

Advance Dates for your Diaries…

Saturday 24th February, The next tabletop sale is now fully booked. If you would like a table for the next sale it’s on the 23rd March. Just £7 a table which is pay on the day. To book please contact the office by phone on 01502 218150 or Email office@pakefieldchurch.com.

29th February at 1:30 pm All-Age Worship Team meet in the cabin, to discuss Mothering Sunday and Easter. It will be lovely to catch up with you all. If anyone is interested in joining up, please contact Katey Mills at Katey_mills@yahoo.com or 07834910714 for more information. 

Friday 1st March 7.30pm Monthly Quiz for PCG

Sunday 10th March is Mothering Sunday Service at 10.30am

Saturday 16th March is the Wedding Preparation Day in the church and the hall.

Sunday 24th March at 10.30am is Palm Sunday, when our donkeys will lead our Palm Sunday parade!

Holy Week

There will be morning (9am) prayer each day   and evening prayer (6.30pm) Monday to Wednesday , with Maundy Thursday agape meal (soup and bread) followed by Holy communion and a silent vigil. On Good Friday an hour at the cross at 2pm Holy Saturday 9.30am Pray walk around the parish and then Service of New-fire at 7.30pm. On Easter Sunday there is Son-rise service at 6.20am, followed by Breakfast, Holy Communion will be at 7.30am and 10.30am

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 touch.

       Community

  • For those who live or work on Love Lane, Lyncroft Road, Marsden Close, Martin Close and Matlock Dale.
  • We pray for Bus, Train, Taxi and Lorry drivers.
  • For those affected by the recent coastal erosion and floods.

People

  • For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.
  • For those who are grieving for a loved one.

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 Christian Aid.
  • For a peaceful solution to the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
  • For the family and friends of the 20 miners who are trapped in a cave in Ethiopia.

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

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Welcome

To everyone – especially if you are visiting our Church for the first time. We hope through your visit you will know God’s blessing.

If you are a visitor and would like information, or someone to speak to, please contact Revd Sharon Lord or one of our Churchwardens (see this sheet)

 

The First Sunday of Lent

Heavenly Father,

your Son battled with the powers of darkness,

and grew closer to you in the desert:

help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer

that we may witness to your saving love

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen