CHURCH MAGAZINE (MAY 2014)

A review of the magazine

From the Vicar

I write this letter on Good Friday having just celebrated the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord, a very special act of worship which never fails to move me and I believe many of the people who attend it. Tomorrow we will be singing Alleluia again as we celebrate Our Lord's resurrection for the dead and rejoicing in the hope it offers to each one of us.

Easter speaks to us clearly of the love of God for each one of us and of hope for the future. 

This year the Annual Parochial Church Meeting took place before Easter and I am happy to say that for the first time a several years we have two Churchwardens to look after the Church building and it's contents and to provide Lay leadership within the Parish. We wish John and Robin every blessing for their coming year in office.

At the beginning of May we will be staging, once again the Annual Art Exhibition, very much a feature of Parish life in Shrub End and a chance to celebrate and enjoy the many and varied talents that exist in Colchester and beyond. This year we have more artists than ever who wish to exhibit with us and we will be welcoming the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester to open the exhibition on Thursday 1st May.

Also this year on the Friday night the Exhibition organisers have secured the talents of two local artists, Brian and Reg, who will be giving a demonstration of their talents and techniques. As is always the case the success of the art exhibition also depends on the willingness of volunteers to give of their time over that weekend, in the past that commitment has always been forthcoming and I have no doubt it will continue this year.  

Wishing you all a truly joyful Eastertide

Your Priest and Vicar

Fr Nicholas 

 

FRIENDS'TRIP

On May 12th, the Friends have a planned trip to Sandringham House and Gardens.

 

DROP IN AFTERNOON

There will be no Drop ij this month on May 1st

 

CHURCH FLOWERS

Thanks were given for all the donations towards the flowers.

 

MOTHERS' UNION

The next meeting is on May 7th when Laurie will give a talk on the Gideon Bible and sad news was reported of the death of former member Kath.

 

THANK YOU

A big thank you was offered for the Church of England Children's Society boxes which saw close on £742 given. Other donations have been given by the parish earlier in the year.

Sunday Readings : 2014

Revised Common Lectionary:- Year A

 

Sung Eucharist                               Sung Evensong

4th May THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER    

All Age Eucharist                             Psalm 48

Acts 2: 14a & 36 - 41                       Haggai 1: 13 - 2: 9

Luke 24: 13 - 35                               I Corinthians 3: 10 - 17

 

11th May THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2: 42 - 47                                   Psalm 29

I Peter 2: 19 - 25                               Ezra 3: 1 - 13

John 10: 1 - 10                                Ephesians 2: 11 - 22

 

18th May THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 7: 55 - 60                                   Psalm  147: 1 - 11

I Peter 2: 2 - 10                                 Zechariah 4: 1 - 10

John 14: 1 - 14                               Revelation 21: 1 - 14          

 

25th May THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 17: 22 - 31                                Psalm 87        

I Peter 3: 13 - 22                               Zephaniah 8: 1 - 13

John 14: 15 - 21                               Revelation 21: 22 - 22:5

 

Notes for your Diary

 

1st      SS. Philip & James, Apostles (Feast)

10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

Opening Evening of the Art Exhibition

7.30pm - 9.00pm

 

2nd    Art Exhibition - Demonstration Evening 

          by Brian Rowland and Reg Siger

         6.00pm - 9.00pm

 

3rd     Art Exhibition

          10.00am - 6.00pm

 

4th      THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish All Age Eucharist at S. Cedd's

6.30pm Sung Evensong at All Saints'

Art Exhibition

2.00pm - 6.00pm

 

5th      Art Exhibition and May Fayre

           10.00am - 6.00pm

 

6th      Feria in Eastertide 9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's                   

          7.45pm Devotional Bible Study in the Annexe

 

8th      Feria in Eastertide 10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

 

10th    Swearing in of Churchwardens at Chelmsford Cathedral

 

11th    THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm Sung Evensong at All Saints'

12th         Friends of All Saints' Trip to Sandringham House

               7.30pm Mission Committee Meeting in the Annexe

 

13th         Feria in Eastertide 9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's

 

15th         Feria in Eastertide 10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

 

18th         THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm  Sung Evensong at All Saints'

19th        P.C.C. Meeting 7.45pm in the Annexe

 

20th        Feria in Eastertide 9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's

7.45pm Bible Study in the Annexe

 

22nd        Feria in Eastertide 10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

 

25th         THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm  Sung Evensong at All Saints'

 

27th            Feria in Eastertide 9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's

 

29th           THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

                 10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

 

From the Registers

 

Baptism

April                20th     Neveah - Rose

Funerals                  

April                25th     Gilbert (79)

                      30th     Arlen (79)

 

 

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

After a few years break, Chris give us a big review about the stain glass windows in our church (a full account is found when purchasing the church magazine).

 

 

 

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