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REMINDERS OF WHAT’S COMING UP

From the Pew Sheet for the week starting Sunday 4th March……

The Sick – Please pray Charles Johnson and for those whose names have been placed on the prayer board in the Lady Chapel. Rest in Peace – We remember all who have died recently. We also recall, Winifred Beavan, Bernard Chappell, Keith Whitworth, Peggy Burt, Violet Lester and Ian Lochhead whose anniversary falls at this time, and others known to us.

Daily Prayer 2012 – Please pray daily that our eyes would be open to see the hand of our Lord at work in our lives and in the Parish. How many different ways could you say you have seen God at work this past week?

Individual Prayers – We have a team led by the staff of Lingfield Parish available to pray with you in confidence at the end of the service. They may be found in the Lady Chapel. If they are busy with someone please wait in the Lady Chapel and another member of the team will join you as soon as possible.

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Pease join us – Lent Courses have started – For just one hour a week for five weeks you are invited to discuss Faith, Hope and Love. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to join one of the groups please speak to the leader of the group concerned.

Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call 2012 will be supporting four specific needs in Zimbabwe:- irrigation, education, health and ministry. In addition, there are four projects within our Diocese, to help build our communities and enhance social cohesion. Please see the display in the Miller Room and place your donations in the churn, gift aided if appropriate. Richard.

PCC; PLEASE NOTE – Thursday March 8 – Due to the Lent Bible Study groups the PCC (Parochial Church Council) meeting has been changed from Wednesday to Thursday March 8 at 8.00pm in the Miller Room. Please pray for your PCC.

Bishop Christopher’s call to FAITH, HOPE and LOVE – Have you received your letter of invitation from the Bishop yet? If not please speak to Steve, Richard or David. We will be focusing on Faith, Hope and Love during Lent and we will be encouraging you all to make use of the RESPONSE card. After Lent it is Easter and during that season we will have a notice board up to pin the response cards to. This will give you the opportunity to offer your response to God and to inspire and encourage each other as we read each others cards. More information to follow. Thank you.

GOOD NEWS – NEW BISHOP – Rev Jonathan Clark has been appointed the 10th Bishop of Croydon and will be consecrated on the 21st March in Southwark Cathedral and take up his new role in May. He is presently Rector of St. Mary, Stoke Newington. Please pray for him and Alison his wife – they have two grown up children.

Monday March 12Messy Church, everyone is welcome from 3.30-6.00pm. Contact Mary Pyner (835422) for details. Messy Church is scheduled for the second Monday in each month.

.GOOD NEWS – NEW AREA DEAN – The Rev Peter Moseling has been asked to take over from Rev Graham Paddick and he has accepted. Peter will possibly begin his duties after Easter. Please pray for both these clergymen and their wives, Ann and Sally.

Volunteers – This past week the people who recently asked to know more about a specific activity in the Church may have been contacted by the leaders of the various activities. During our Stewardship Renewal if you requested to know more about some aspect of church life and have not yet been contacted please speak to Steve or Jenny.

Sunday 15th April – The Friends present “The Roof Revealed” an illustrated talk by the architect, building contractor and swift/bat conservationists involved in the restoration of the church roof. Tickets £8.00 avavailable from Pat 01342-834317 or Felicity 01342-832519. Starts at 6.30pm.

Fun, Games and Celebrations – As part of Lingfield’s Jubilee celebrations the RH7 history group is putting on an exhibition in early June. They would be delighted to hear from anyone who has local memories or documentation about any of the following:  1908 and 1948 Olympics, 1924 Empire Exhibition, VE Day, Festival of Britain, Coronations or other national events celebrated locally. If you can help please contact Mavis Priestley    01342 833579    priestley148@btinternet.com.

. Powered by God – Discipleship with the Gospel of Mark – 2012 During 2012 we are going to use the Gospel of  Mark to help us to become stronger Christians and develop a deeper relationship with our .Lord Jesus. We will use the Sunday sermon slot and hope to expand that to other areas of the church life as the year progresses. Notes from sermons so far: From Mary; New beginnings and new opportunities to share the love of God we have received with others. From Michael; Jesus is the new Israel and we need to listen to him as we try to be his disciples.From Steve; As his disciples we are called to empty ourselves of who we are and be filled with God. We are powered people not programmed. Powered by God. From Jenny; Although we all struggle through the manure of life, it is that manure which also helps the seed of faith grow, spread and flourish.

Kids Stuff -for pre-school children to teenagers - please click on the tabs opposite for Footsteps, Junior Church, Baseline & Famba.

Readers Rota – To see the Readers rota from Advent to Lent, click readers rota

From the back pew: “Be ye fishers of men”. You catch them – He’ll clean them.

OLDER ITEMS

(Should you wish to read older notices, many appear at the bottom of the “Commentary Page”. Click “Commentary” (opposite)

Quizz Night Saturday 28th January – Once again the annual Quizz Night was held at a packed out Community Centre and proved to be lots of fun. It was very much an evening of good food, good wine and good company whilst we all taxed our brains over a well organised quizz with lots of prizes. Well done and a big “Thank you” to all who organised it helping raise funds for St Peter and St Pauls.

2011 Charitable Giving: Thank you letters and acknowledgements from charities which benefitted from our 2011 charitable giving have been put on the notice board at the back of the church.

Church Cleaning – We are in need of some more volunteers to join our regular team and keep our church clean and tidy. About 1 hour every few weeks will be sufficient. Consider joining with someone, it makes the work more fun! Please see Sue Sharp or Churchwardens for information, contact telephone number and a rota slot. All welcome, training not required..

Footsteps re-started for the Spring Term on Thursday 12th January. Click on the Footsteps tab on the right hand side for this term’s programme, or go to the calendar for each Thursday..

Pot of Gold - You may remember that earlier this year we asked if anyone would donate unwanted jewellery which could be sold to raise funds. Several people kindly responded and we can report that the amazing sum of £680 was forthcoming. We could collect another “Pot of Gold” so if you have things you no longer need which you would be willing to donate please contact Pat Dobson (834317) or Felicity Pool (832519).

The Star Newsletter (December’s Winter Edition) is now available here. Just click on the Star Newletter on the right hand side of this page to read it. You can collect copies at church. Please take some to deliver so that every house in Lingfield will have a copy in good time before Christmas.

People of the Year – According to the East Grinstead Courier and Observer our vicar has been honoured as a runner-up in their choice of People of the Year. “What a wonderful surprise! I would just like to say this is really a compliment to all the parishioners (past and present) of Lingfield for the way we pull together and get things done. We are a great village”.  Steve.

Church Roof Appeal -WE’RE THERE ! Click Roof Appeal for the latest news.

Looking for a new interest? Our team of enthusiastic bellringers are always keen to hear from anyone interested in learning this traditional skill.   Bells have rung in Lingfield for hundreds of years. Anyone from the age of 10 years to 100 would be welcomed.  Interested? please contact Michael Wallace on 01342-832820

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