Services and Events

Online Services

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Sunday Service
10 am Morning Prayer

Monday to Saturday
9 am Morning Prayer

Wednesday
10 am Holy Communion

Friday
Compline 7 pm

Church Services

Sunday 16th May

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – HBT Jane 736323

10 am Morning Prayer – Hatherden – Zoë 735247
                                  Charlton – Jean 391504

10 am Holy Communion – Penton – Alex 512161
                                     Enham – Irene 359950
                                     Vernham – David 737606

11am Holy Communion – Weyhill – Jan 710173

Sunday 23rd May

10 am Holy Communion –

                    Hatherden Zoë – 07775 622449
                    Charlton – Jean 391504
                    Smannell – Pete & Rod 357201
                    Hurstbourne – Jane 736323  

10 am Morning Prayer – Vernham – David 737606

11 am Morning Prayer – Weyhill – Jan 710173

Readings

This Week

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Acts 1 15 – 17, 21 – end
Psalm 1
1 John 5 9 – 13
John 17 6 – 19

Next Week

Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

Acts 2 1 – 21
Psalm 104 26 – 36, 37b
Romans 8 22 – 27
John 15 26 – 27; 16 4b-15

In your Prayers please pray for...

Those known to us who are suffering at this time, may Gods love and strength be with them now and always

As we enter into the church period of Pentecost let us reflect on the joys to come on Whit Sunday as we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit

As new measures come in for us all on Monday let us look forward to that safe hug with loved ones and a meal with friends.

Collect

For Sunday 16th May

O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
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 Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th Wednesday 19th & Friday 21st

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

Words of Encouragement

 By Sally Brewer

Jesus touched the man, and he was healed, we are told many times about the healing touch of our Lord. He touched and cured many conditions.

The power of touch is often overlooked, but during the past isolating months of the COVID pandemic, we have been made acutely aware of how most of us miss this most basic form of communication.

Touch can give reassurance – holding a hand during an unpleasant or painful procedure can make all the difference. In Matthews gospel, we are told how Jesus assured Peter, James, and John by touch when in the presence Moses and Elijah, on the Mount of Transfiguration ‘he touched them and said, ‘Don’t be afraid!’’ Let’s not forget Thomas’ only believed the miracle of the risen Lord when he physically touched the wounds of Jesus.

Touch can ease discomfort; many an ache or pain is relieved by the gentle touch of another. Loving arms of a mother can calm and comfort her baby – simply by being there. For us all at the end of our earthly lives, we are told in Revelations – ‘God will wipe away every tear from our eyes, then hold us forever’. Despite lack of physical touch, we can all experience our Lords loving arms around us holding us in his love.

As we start to see the easing of Covid restrictions; let us safely relearn the importance of touch. A warm embrace instead of screens for families long denied contact with each other.

As we wait for ‘normal’ life to resume, let us all feel surrounded by the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen

Announcement and Notes

Congratulations

Notes from Pastrow Admin

Saturday 15th May – Rogation Walk with Rev Trev, who is walking for St Dorcas Orphanage, sponsorship welcome 😊 see the poster for details.

Andover Deanery will be holding a Confirmation Service later this year, if you wish to be confirmed or would like more information please contact one of the Vicars or Jude

Embracing the Holy Sprit Online Retreat Thursday 20th May – see the poster on the website or call Rev Alex to book.

Sunday 18th July – 11am outside Family Gathering Service at Wildhern Playing Field, bring your picnic to enjoy time with friends after the service.

Download the prayer support booklet for Mental Health Week from the C of E via this link 10961•Mental Health Reflections_WEB.pdf (churchofengland.org)

For adults visit the C of E website at Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come | The Church of England  or ask Google home or Alexa! To listen to daily prayers

The Parish Giving Scheme is now up and running for our churches, find your church at Home – Parish Giving Scheme

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In Memory

Sue Smale (15th)