Services and Events

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Sunday Service
10 am Holy Communion live from Charlton.

Monday to Saturday
9 am Morning Prayer

Wednesday
10 am Holy Communion

Friday
Compline 7 pm  

Church Services

Sunday 11th April

10 am Holy Communion – Tangley – Nicol 735607,
                                   Charlton – Jean 391504,
                                   HBT – Jane 736323

10 am Morning Prayer – Smannell – Pete & Rod 357201

11am Family Service – Weyhill – Jan 710173

6.30 pm Encounters with Jesus – Hatherden – Alan 07803 745706

Sunday 18th April

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – HBT – Jane 736323

10 am Morning Prayer – Hatherden – Zoe 735247

                                Charlton – Jean 391504

10am Holy Communion – Penton – Alex 512161

                                  Enham – Irene 359950

                                  Vernham – David 737606

11 am Holy Communion – Weyhill – Jan 710173

Readings

This Week

The Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 4 32 – 35

Psalm 133

1 John 1.1 – 2.2

John 20 19 – end

Next Week

The Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 3 12 – 19

Psalm 4

1 John 3 1 – 7

Luke 24 36b – 48

In your Prayers please pray for...

Those known to us who are ill or recovering from operations and treatments may God’s strength be upon them at this time

Our congregations as we return to church services may we all be safe and enjoy at a distance being with our church friends and sharing the word of the lord

The small businesses and shops that can open again  from next week, may the wait pay dividends to their footfall and sales

Collect

For Sunday 11th April

Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
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 from Wednesday*

Hatherden 8 am – 4 pm daily from Wednesday*

Hurstbourne Tarrant 9.30 am – dusk from Wednesday*

Vernham Dean 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday 11th, Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th

Please follow instructions in church when visiting.
*Closed after Sunday Services to allow standing time.

Words of Encouragement

It was with a sense of privilege that I was able to attend Weyhill Church on Easter Sunday. In this time of lockdown it is sad that many of our church friends still cannot attend because of Covid rules.

The sun shone and the building was adorned both inside and outside with flowers. My thoughts went out to all those who had attended the building in the past whose heritage we share. A custom recorded in the Churchwardens’ Book was that of contributions for “The Holy Loaf” not the Communion Bread, but to provide bread, blessed at Easter for the poor. Is the successor of the Holy Loaf the Hot Cross Bun?

During Holy Week I was able to attend the funeral service for one of our residents to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, for all the flowers now appearing around the church. The Eulogy was read by one of his sons who now resides in Australia. This is surely one of the technological blessings of the past year, when we can be joined with friends and family from the other side of the world.

One of the hymns played at the service was “How Great Thou Art”. This always brings back to me many memories of my family members, who also chose that hymn. I did not realise it was based on a Swedish traditional melody and a Swedish poem and translated into English from Russian by an English missionary who added verses. Illustrating that our Christian Faith is shared across the world.

The hymn begins:   
   Lord, my God,
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works
thy hand hath made.

Who cannot have a sense of awe at this time with the beauty of God’s creation all around, celebrating new life at Easter with the resurrection of Jesus.

By James Cunniffe

Announcement and Notes

Congratulations

Wedding announcement or Baptism etc.

Notes from Pastrow Admin

If you wish to join you parish electorial role please speak to your local officer or join online at https://forms.churchdesk.com/f/eAoOtq09Uo

Have you received stewardship information recently? Now is the time to complete you pledge form and return this to you Parish treasurer.

Andover Deanery will be holding a Confirmation Service later this year, if you wish to be confirmed or would like more information please contact Jude on eventsadmin@pastrowfamily.org.uk or 07999 352585

Embracing the Holy Sprit Online Retreat Thursday 20th May – save the date, details coming soon.

Children and families are holding another ‘zooming marvelous’ session on Sunday 25th April details coming soon.

Sunday 18th July – Save the date for an open air family event.

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In Memory

Vera Freedman (8th)

Donald Humphrey (16th)

Knud Borcherson (16th)