What’s Happening this Week
Pastoral Care – if you or someone you know needs help or support, please contact the Church Office on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Remember !!! That the latest St John’s history books are on sale in St John’s Church and the Church office, small copy £5 and large copy £10.
Prayer Before Services We will be meeting to pray before our Sunday morning services, 9.45am in St Mary’s Church and 10.20am in St John’s Church, everyone welcome to join us in this prayer time.
21st April Holy Communion & Baptism 8.30am, St John’s
Easter Sunday Holy Communion, 10am, St Mary’s
All Age Easter Praise with Thanksgiving 10.30am, St John’s
At our APCM on 29th April we need to elect (or re-elect) our Churchwardens and our PCC. The PCC shares responsibility for the leadership of the parish and its two churches; we have wide-reaching discussions and make decisions on all sorts of matters as we discern the way forward together.
Please prayerfully consider whether you are called to be a Churchwarden or to be on the PCC. If you’re wondering about it, have a word with someone who is currently doing it get a bit more information about what’s involved. The only qualification needed is to be on the Electoral Roll! There are nomination forms at the back of both churches, or you can get one from the office.
We can’t confirm how many PCC places we have until we’ve finished updating the Electoral Roll, but if there are more nominations than places that is not a problem – we will hold an election at the APCM.
Saturday 11th May “ An Evening with the Beacon” 7pm – Midnight at Mansfield Civic Quarter (Civic Centre) Tickets are £20 each and all proceeds going to the Beacon. To book tickets call 07943630952.
Monday 22nd April Easter Monday Centre & Church office closed all day.
If members of the congregation would like to start giving regularly, you need to fill in a standing order form or use the weekly envelope scheme. Please see Peter Wright (treasurer) or Milly ( St John’s) and Shirley Dawe (St Mary’s) ( envelope secretary’s ) for more details.
Monday 29th April 7pm prompt start APCM in St John’s Church. Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm so that the meeting can start at 7pm.
Wednesday 1st May 7pm Midweek Focus in the Shill room in the Centre, continues with the Old Testament Heroes Theme. Tonight is Moses Seeking Justice, anyone welcome to come along.
Ladybrook Community Centre Thank you to everybody who has made a donation. You have been very generous with over £120 given so far. I have 4 more runs to go. Any more donations will be most welcome. Please give to Peter Frith or donate on www.ladybrookcommunitycentre.co.uk Thanks.
Easter cakes for local businesses – Thank you to everyone who made and bought cakes to give out to local businesses around St Johns Church this Wednesday. They were very well received and appreciated by all as the team wished our business friends and neighbours a very Happy Easter. A huge thank you also to the team of folks who came together to spread the Easter message.