Weekly Notice Sheet

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

 Prayer Requests

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

Readings:

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

Forthcoming Events

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)

Notices

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.

 This Week

 Tuesday – Friday (Everyone welcome)

St Cuthbert’s,

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

 Tuesday

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

 Wednesday

St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Holy Communion

Annexe 3.15pm, Defenders

Blue Boar Lane 7.30pm, Social Committee

 Thursday

St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Berties Babes

 Friday

The Warren 11.00am, Holy Communion

Saturday

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: office@sprowston.org.uk

Next Sunday …

23rd April

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