What’s Happening this Week
On Sunday evening June 10th there’s going to be a Confirmation service at St John’s. It is a real privilege to hold this service, and it would be great if there were a good number of candidates – young and older – who wanted to be confirmed that evening.
Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. Those who were baptized at a christening when they were a child had their parents and godparents make these promises on their behalf. Young people and adults of any age may be ready to affirm these promises for themselves and commit their life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, those promises become real! This is an opportunity for that public declaration of what God means and does for you…a bit like our ‘thanksgiving’ opportunities in church. Friends and family as well as the church community are there to promise to support and pray for the candidates. As part of the service the local bishop will lay their hands on the heads of those being confirmed and will ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of their life.
We are planning to do a short preparation course for those wishing to be confirmed, which will take place after Easter. Whatever age you are, if you’ve not been confirmed this may be your opportunity. Please see Judith Asquith or Nick Harding, or leave a message at the church office.
Pastoral Care – if you or someone you know needs help or support, please contact the Church Office on email@example.com
Used Stamps please hand in your used postage stamps and we can pass them to Lepra, please give to Jim Cockett at St Mary’s or to the Church office thanks.
Tuesday 27th February & Tuesday 6th March 7.30pm-9.30pm Refresh in Lent Join Bishop Paul for spiritual refreshment during Lent in St John’s Church, see leaflet for other locations across the diocese. The evening starts with refreshments, this is a mini -series so it is hoped that you can attend both evenings.
Thursday 1st March is the last day of the old £10 note!!
Friday 2nd March 10.00am Women’s World Day of Prayer at the Baptist Church Rosemary Street, everyone welcome.
Saturday 3rd March 10.00am -2pm Community Market in William Kaye Hall
Sunday 4th March 3pm Afternoon Tea in St Mary’s Church, come along for fellowship, prayer and a chat, see Chris Frith or Judith Mather for more details.
Wednesday 7th March 7.30pm Midweek Focus in the Shill room in the Centre, refreshments from 7pm , everyone welcome to come along.
Friday 9th March 7am-8am Mansfield Prayer meeting at Life Centre shop on Egmanton Road off Bellamy Road NG18 4NW followed by bacon cobs or pastries, Everyone welcome to this monthly group.
Wednesday 14th March 1.30pm Mothers’ Union with Men’s and Ladies Group in the Shill Room in the Centre, sharing Holy Communion together.
Friday 23rd March 12noon MU Ploughman’s Lunch in the Hall in Centre, the tickets are £5 each and it will be entry by ticket only, so make sure you buy in advance from Annette Godfrey, Shirley Evans, Judith Mather or the Church office.
We are reaching crisis point with regard to our sound and visuals provision at the 10.30 and 6.00 services. We have just a handful of people who do these roles – they do a brilliant job and we are very grateful to them – but there are some services that we are really struggling to cover. Please think about whether you could help with either or both of these things. Full training and support will given. If you could help out please speak to one of the churchwardens