Services and Events

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Sunday Service

10 am Morning Worship

6.30 pm Encounters – William Wilberforce

Monday to Saturday

9 am Morning Prayer

Every day (ends Sunday 28th Feb)

6 pm Prayers for the Nation

Wednesday

10 am Holy Communion

Friday

World Day of Prayer 3 pm –

Compline 7 pm  

Church Services

Lent Courses

Parables and priorities
Unlocking the parables of Jesus.
Improving our lives.

Starting w/c Monday 15th February

Introduction

Why Lent?
Because it’s a unique time of the year (6 weeks) when we can make progress in our spiritual lives that will bless every part of us forever.

Why Lent Groups?
Because it’s much more fun doing this together. And good quality friendships are often formed as we journey together.

Which Parables?
Parables that have the power to change our understanding of our meaning and purpose, and of our very selves. Parables of stewardship – of our enjoyment of, nurture of, generous sharing of and accounting to God for, of what He has so graciously given to us ie. everything!

What has this got to do with Stewardship?
Jesus spoke more about money than he did about prayer and nearly every other subject. Stewardship, though, is not all about money or giving to the church. It’s about all that God has given us and what he wants us to do with it to bring blessing into our lives.

Interested?
Call Jude on 07999 352585 or email eventsadmin@pastrowfamily.org.uk to register your interest or book onto one of the following courses, please note all are via zoom and start w/c 15th February.

Monday        7.30 pm       Trevor
Tuesday       7.30 pm       Alex
Wednesday  7.30 pm       Tom
Thursday     7.30 pm       Alan
Thursday     7.30 pm       Terry
Saturday      10.00 am      Alex

Readings

This Week

The Second Sunday of Lent

Exodus 35 1 – 10

Corinthians 8 1 – 15

Mark 12 38 – 44

Next Week

The third Sunday of Lent

Matthew 25 14 – 30

1 Corinthians 6 12 – 20

1 Timothy 6 12 – 21

In your Prayers please pray for...

The numbers to continue to fall so that the proposed dates for moving out of lockdown are kept, and we can return to a little more freedom to see family and friends

Our PCC members and the other volunteers as they continue to do the good work within our churches behind the scenes

All those in captivity or are suffering persecution around the world for their beliefs, may they know God’s love and strength as they continue to believe in their faith

Collect

For Sunday 28th February

Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Our Churches are opening for Private Prayer as follows

 Tangley, Penton, Weyhill & Smannell open during daylight hours

Hatherden 8 am – 4 pm daily

Hurstbourne Tarrant 9.30 am – dusk

Vernham Dean 10 am – 4 pm on Monday 1st, Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th March

Please follow instructions in church when visiting.

Words of Encouragement

Being in the Lockdown with minimal social interaction has been hard for a lot of people so the Government Route Map to navigate us out of the Lockdown was very welcome on Monday. Our children going back into normal schooling, the vaccine roll out and positive but cautious planning gives us all hope of a return to a near normal life later this year.

As we navigate our way through Lent towards Easter, a story we know so well, we have the opportunity to re-engage with the whole message of Lent and Easter. We can make Lent a time of growth in our faith with simple Lenten Disciplines. Two good disciplines are Prayer and Bible Reading.

Prayer

Add a new dimension to your prayer life by selecting one simple prayer practice to use during Lent. It can be

  1. If you don’t pray at mealtimes commit to doing so at one meal a day and pray either before or after the meal. The goal is to cultivate a sense of gratitude for the gifts of life, including food and everything that makes life worth living.
  2. When we retire at night to bed try the traditional prayer practice of Examen. It is a simple way of thinking back over the day (to examine it) and talk to God about it. Compline is a great service for helping us do this.

Reading our Bible

Become a daily Bible reader during Lent. In the Bible there are many great stories and we can find faith heroes and heroines and directions and inspiration for living. This year we have some UCB ‘Word for Today’ booklets available to help you. Also there is the scheme ‘Reading the Bible in a Year’, which once people get into reading this way find it is really revealing and strengthens their faith.

Lent is such a great time to energise our faith.

Rev Trevor

Announcement and Notes

Congratulations

Wedding announcement or Baptism etc.

Notes from Pastrow Admin

As lent begins please add Holy week to your diary as we have services and events every day for you to join us, full details will be coming shortly, but the week begins with the Exploring Holy Week retreat on Monday 29th March, see the website for details. Retreats at The Well – Pastrow Family

Holy Week

The program for Holy week follows and full details will be published shortly, all will be on zoom and accessed via the website.

Monday 29th – Retreat Day – Journeying through Holy Week.
Tuesday 30th – Passover Meal starting 6.00 pm 
Wednesday 31st – Reflection Service 7.30 pm
Thursday 1st – Hand Washing Service 7.30 pm   
Friday 2nd – Stations of the Cross 10 am 
Saturday 3rd – Renewal & rebirth 7.30pm   
Sunday 4th – Easter Sunday Services 10 am 

Ask Alexia or Google “ask the church of England for today’s LiveLent reflection” it will then share with you that day’s reflection! Download the app or sign up for the daily email #LiveLent: God’s Story, Our Story – our Lent reflections | The Church of England

In Memory