WELCOME TO THEPARISH OF SPROWSTON
16th April 2017 Easter Day
6.30am St Cuthbert’s, Sunrise Service
Presiding: Canon Simon
9.30am St Cuthbert’s, Family Communion
Presiding: Reverend Melanie
Preaching: Reverend Dean
Hymns: Please see screen
Reader: Mary Carpenter
Intercessions: Stephanie Grand
10.30am St Mary & St Margaret’s, Holy Communion
Leading: Andy Bunter & Canon Simon
Presiding & Preaching: Canon Simon
Hymns: 267, 24, 219, 324, 503
Readers: Liz Marsden & Tony Ashley-Griffth
Intercessions: Sue Ellingham
If you require a gluten free wafer please let a sideperson know.
Please join us for refreshments after the morning services
If you have prayer requests, please enter them in the books at the back of the church.
Collect (Prayer of the week)
God of glory,
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your Church with faith and hope;
for a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
Post Communion Prayer
God of Life,
who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son
to the death of the cross,
and by his glorious resurrection
have delivered us from the power of our enemy:
grant us so to die daily to sin,
that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Epistle: Colossians 3.1-4
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
Gospel – Matthew 28.1-10
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” This is my message for you.’ So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’
Please Pray For:
The Benefice of: Taverham with Ringland
Christians of all denominations worldwide celebrating the risen Christ today.
Those living or working in: Chenery Drive, Beeston Lane, Blue Boar Lane, Salhouse Road.
For healing: Hasina Begum, Paul and Liz Boughton, Jenny Bunter, Bryan Carpenter, Mabel Carter, Jean Carver, Ruth Dawes, Molly Hughes, Ron King, Karen Land, Alan Maundrell, Katie Nash, Annette Norton, Zoe Smedley, Rodney Tooke, Jill Vice, Robert Wood.
Please pray for family and friends of:
Chris Noble, Jean Aldridge, Maureen Dean, Adrienne Grimond, Edith Sharp, Irene Rounce, Ronald Opie, Graham Churchyard,Terence Neale
First Anniversary: Derek Buer
Quiz & Chips
Saturday 29th April 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
St Cuthbert’s Centre
Teams of four or make up a team on the night.
£7.50 per person including food
Contact: Mary Carpenter 07757 316658
Christian Aid Concert
St Cuthbert’s Saturday 6th May 7.00pm
Performing two talented choirs:
Norwich Community Choir and UEA Choir
Tickets: £6.00 per adult under 12s free
Come along to listen to some good music and support a worthwhile cause.
Pop into the office or phone 411194 to reserve tickets.
Picnic & Treasure Hunt
St Mary & St Margaret’s 21st May 12.30pm
Archdeaconry Ascension Service
Norwich Cathedral 25th May – 7.30pm
Annual Church Fete
Vicarage Gardens 25th June
(we will be asking for volunteers to run stalls and help set up on the Friday. Plus donations of cakes and raffle prizes)
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Our Annual meeting will be held Wednesday 26th April 7.00pm at St Cuthbert’s church.
This is an important meeting to elect members of our PCC, Deanery Synod and churchwardens.
Issues and events of 2016 will be discussed as well as future plans.
All are welcome to the meeting.
Election nominations forms are at the back of the churches.
Tuesday – Friday (Everyone welcome)
8.30am, Morning Prayer;
5.15pm Evening Prayer.
Our churches are open everyday:
St Mary & St Margaret’s 10.00am – 4.00pm
St Cuthbert’s 8.30am – 10.00pm
St Mary & St Margaret’s 10.00 – 12.00, Tuesday Break
Gryphon Place 11.00am, Service
St Cuthbert’s 6.00 – 7.00pm, Vestry Hour
Annexe 6.30pm, Youth Cafe
St Cuthbert’s 7.30pm, Cross Section
St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Holy Communion
Annexe 3.15pm, Defenders
Blue Boar Lane 7.30pm, Social Committee
St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Berties Babes
The Warren 11.00am, Holy Communion
St Mary & St Margaret’s 9.15, Morning Prayer
St Mary & St Margaret’s 9.30 – 10.30am, Vestry Hour
If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the notice sheet, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday …
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 2.14a; 22-32
8.00 am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion
9.30 am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion (with healing)
10.30 am St Mary & St Margaret’s, Morning Prayer
12.15 pm St Mary & St Margaret’s, Baptism of Oliver Brown