Welcome to the Parishes of St Peter and St Thomas

Services for Sunday 24th March 2019

St Peter’s Heversham

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Peter’s.

9.30 am: All Age Worship at St Peter’s.
               Speaker from Tearfund, our Lent Project charity.
                Please come along.
               After this Service, Prayer Team members are here to chat with you
               or listen in confidence and will gladly pray with you.
               If you need prayer at any other time, contact Revd Colin.
You’re welcome to stay for refreshments after the Service.

St Thomas’ Milnthorpe 

11.00 am: Parish Communion and Sunday School.
                 You’re welcome to stay for refreshments after the Service.

This week in our parishes

Monday 25th March: No Open the Book.

3.30–5.00 pm: Window on the World at Linda Cooper’s (see notice).

Tuesday 26th March, 12.30–2.00 pm: Community Drop In at The Old School.
                                              Soup lunch and optional activities/ table top games.

Thursday 28h March, 

3.00–3.30 pm:Parish News ~ making up bundles at St Peter’s.

4.00–4.30 pm: Parish News ~ making up bundles at St Thomas’.

Friday 29th, 10.00–11.30am: Coffee morning at St Thomas’.

2.00–3.00 pm: Lent Discussion Group at St Thomas’.
                        Led by Revd Charles Ellis. Session 3 of 5.
                        Everyone welcome.

Deadline for applications for St Thomas’ electoral roll (see notice).

Saturday 30th, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter’s. Everyone welcome.

2.00–4.00 pm: Caring and Sharing Drop In Café at St Thomas’
                        (see notice).

Next Sunday, 31st March ~ Mothering Sunday

British Summer Time begins ~ put your clocks forward by 1 hour.
8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Thomas’.
9.30 am: Mothering Sunday Service at St Peter's.
11.00 am: Mothering Sunday Service and Sunday School at St Thomas’.

Lent Project at St Peter’s

Sunday 24th March, 9.30 am Service.

This year’s project is on behalf of Tearfund.
Today’s Service features a speaker from the organisation.
Please come along.

Visit the Tearfund website.

St Thomas’ Shopping Trolley

…is in the Church Centre during Lent to collect
your donations for Milnthorpe Food Bank.

Please bring donations of tinned fruit and vegetables,
soup, puddings. tea and coffee, cereals, long life juice and milk,
biscuits, pasta, rice and sugar.

Visit the Foodbank website.

Can you help Strengthen the Safety Net for Families in Crisis?

Come and support The Children’s Society and tie a coloured ribbon
to our safety net at St Thomas’ and pray for struggling mums,
bereaved mums, vulnerable babies and children.
Pray for charities and churches seeking to support families in need
and pray that government will make changes to help them. 
Let’s make our net big and strong and be grateful for Mothering!

More about Strengthening the Safety Net

Window on the World (WoW)

Monday 25th March, 3.30 pm at Linda Cooper’s home.

We will be praying for Tearfund and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).
If you are unable to join us, there is information about these organisations
in St Peter's to help you ito pray for them this month.

More about Window on the World.

* CHANGE OF DATE * Prison Fellowship

Wednesday 3rd April at Kirkham Open Prison

A Victim Awareness and Restorative Justice programme is running
at Kirkham Open Prison.
Members of the community are invited to come as witnesses on
Wednesday 3rd April.
If you are interested, please phone me asap.

About the Victim Awareness and Restorative Justice course.

New Electoral Roll for the Parish of St Thomas

Deadline for return of forms: Friday 29th March.

We must draw up a new electoral roll this year, so you need to
complete a new application form, if you haven’t done so already,
from our Electoral Roll Officer, Kathleen Dawson,
or the table at the back of church.

Put your completed form in the box at the back of church
or give it to Kathleen.

Our Privacy Statement, outlines how we store your data.
Privacy Statement on the website.
You can also see it on the Church Centre notice board.

Caring and Sharing Drop In Café at St Thomas’

Saturday 30th March, 2.00–4.00 pm.

Refreshments with cakes; table quizzes, puzzles and games.
Making cards, posies and gifts: crafts for all ages ~ all free!
Come on your own or with your family and have some fun.

If you are able to help on the day, donate cakes
or have any suggestions for activities,
please let Margaret Barrow know.

Lent Lunches

St Thomas's

Friday 5th April, 12.00 noon–1.15 pm
at St Thomas’.

Soup, roll, cheese and biscuits, tea/coffee. £4.00 per person donation.
Everyone welcome. The Lent charity is Milnthorpe Brownies.

St Peter's

Friday 12th April, 12.30 –2.00 pm
at 9 Haverwood, Woodhouse, Heversham  LA7 7LN.

By kind invitation of David and Jane Fell.
Donations going to Tear Fund.

Maundy Thursday Supper

April 18th, 6.00 for 6.15 pm in St Thomas' Church Centre.

Tickets from Val Robson or Linda Cooper

  • adullts £8.50
  • children £5.00.

Followed by a Service of Holy Communion at 7.45 pm.

Kent Estuary Youth (KEY) project

The Annual Report for the Kent Estuary Youth project, founded and supported
by our local churches, was circulated last week.
It shows all that has been achieved in the first three years:

  • running youth clubs and holiday activities,
  • engaging in inter-generational events and
  • working with Dallam school student groups on issues such as
    • building self-esteem and
    • emotional resilience.

If you'd like to be added to the mailing list to receive the Report, 
and regular updates on KEY’s work, please contact Peter Clarke or Linda Baverstock.
At a time when there is so much concern about teenage crime amid drastic cuts
to youth service provision, your support is crucial as we make funding bids to
employ a second professional youth worker to expand the service.

St Peter's Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

Sunday 14th April, approx 11.00 am (after the 9.30 am Service) at St Peter's.

Including elections for Wardens and members of the PCC.
Nomination forms are in the Dallam Chapel.
Please consider making a nomination or volunteering yourself.

Latest newsletters

Parish News, April.
Diocese of Carlisle, Wednesday 20th March.
Churches Together in Cumbria, March.
Kent Estuary Youth Website.
Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union Spring newsletter | Annual Report 2018.

Notices for next Sunday

Email a notice to Diane Carney.

Deadline Tuesday.