Notices 16th April - Easter Sunday
led by Joan Bugg
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
6:15pm Holy Communion
led by Katie Leonowicz
Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Early Morning Easter Worship. There is a short service outside the church's front doors, at 8:30am, followed by a light breakfast in the church hall.
Easter Flowers. As has been our custom recently, we are going to cover our Easter cross with flowers again this morning. Have you all brought a flower? Thank you.
Alleluia Christ is Risen! Wishing you all a very happy Easter! Katie.
Thank you. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who sent cards, greetings and presents for my 80th birthday. Thank you. David Bis.
The Church Council is meeting on Tuesday 25th April at 7:30pm in the Owlerton Room.
The Sooper Troopers will be performing a play called “Life Journey” on Wednesday 26th April at 1:15pm at Hillsborough Sports Arena, free of charge. Simon.
May Fair will be on Saturday 20th May 11:00am-1:30pm. We would be grateful for any item/s you may have for sale. The stalls are: plants, cakes, books/toys, good quality bric a brac and the brownies/guides. Refreshments will be available. We welcome your support. Sue Ron.
Prayer Group Report
We read from Romans, chapter 5 - 'While we were still sinners Christ died for us.'
Following the announcement of the next Bishop of Sheffield, we prayed for him and for new and better things for Sheffield.
We thought of all the country's cathedrals and some smaller churches finding difficulty with the upkeep of ancient buildings.
As we approached Easter we prayed for all the extra activities taking place in churches around the country to spread the 'Good News' of Jesus.
We gave thanks that people who come into our premises look at and use our Prayer Book. We remembered all those named - may they feel God's closeness and be lifted up. Thanks too for those who are recovering from medical procedures, for the expertise of medical and nursing staff, for 'end of life' supporters and for hospices.
We prayed for the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who is the first woman commissioner and has the responsibility of overseeing reform and searching out corruption within the MET as well as keeping London safe.
We prayed earnestly for peace in Syria with an end to the terrible civil war. Also for peace in and around Jerusalem giving thanks for olive trees which have been promised for planting in Palestine. May there be reconciliation amongst all peoples and a cessation of futile wars.
We gave thanks for the invention of a new material which can transform sea water into drinking water. What a gift this will be for so many people around the world.
We prayed for fruitful discussions within the E.U. and our own parliament as Britain prepares to leave the union.