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29.01.15

Please pray for Lynette Clayton, one of our Readers, who is in Musgrove hospital at present. 

Also please pray for the couples coming to the Wedding Preparation Day on 7th February. Pray that God will bless them as they discuss with each other topics which will help them make a good marriage, listen to possible Bible readings, share their preparations with each other and think about the practicalities of their wedding in one of our churches.

NOTICES

There will be a Craft Meeting at All Saints Hall on Friday 6th February from 10am to 12noon.  Contact Jenny Whitfield on 253358 or Sheila Noyes on 252112

St Mary’s Coffee Morning is on Saturday 7th February at All Saints Hall, 10am – 12.30pm, refreshments, cakes and bring and buy stall

Holy Trinity’s monthly Coffee Morning is on Saturday 7th February, 10.30 – 12 noon.  Coffee, refreshments, produce and cake stalls. In aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  

The Deanery Synod will be meeting on Tuesday 10th February, 7.15pm at Holy Trinity, Long Sutton

Christian Resources Exhibition at Westpoint Exeter, 10th or 11th  February.  If you would like to join a group going to this please let Sarah in the office know by, Wednesday 4th February so we can share transport

Pitney Village Hall is holding a St Valentine’s Friday Night Feast – see posters for more details

The Cambodian Pop-Up Café at the Angel is celebrating Valentine’s Night on Saturday 14th.  £15 per head including a welcome drink, meal, coffee and special gift for the ladies! To book contact Sandra Paull 251489 or Team Office 

There will be a Tea Time Music Recital by two concert musicians, Patrick Richardson & Sam Baker on Sunday 15th February, 3pm at The Seed Factory, Aller.  Followed by tea with all proceeds in aid of Aller church. Everyone welcome

QUIET DAY: At Hilfield Friary, Nr Dorchester 10am – 3.30pm on Friday 20th March £12 per person (to include simple lunch) To book your place, please contact the Team Office. A Quiet Day is an opportunity to ‘get away’ from distractions and have time to meet with God in a different way. The speakers are Revd Annie Gurner (Rural Advisor for Crewkerne & Ilminster Deaneries) & Revd Andrew Featherstone (Chancellor of Wells Cathedral). There will be short talks and time to reflect and pray, or go for a walk in the grounds of Hilfield Friary 

Would you like to apply to join the community that is running the Church Tent at the Glastonbury Festival 2015? Details and application forms are available from the church office. 

ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE LENT COURSE

LANGPORT AREA CHRISTIANS TOGETHER this year will be offering “The Long Road to Heaven”: A Lent Course based on the film “The Way”.  Lent gatherings will be begin 18th February with an Ash Wednesday service at 7.30pm. A showing of the film “The Way” on the 25th Feb and opportunities to discuss and reflect on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March. All meetings held at URC, Langport

WORD & WORSHIP

Every third Tuesday of the month starting at 7pm.  An opportunity to meet for café style church: meet for coffee, cake and conversation based on the lectionary readings, share reflections, insights and thoughts and sing worship songs together.  The first gathering will be on Tuesday 17th February, Shrove Tuesday, if you are interested in joining us for PANCAKES, PRAYERS & PRAISE, please let Jess know 

Word & Worship dates: 17th Feb, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June

BARN DANCE on Friday 27th February at All Saints’ Hall, Langport. Doors open from 7pm for 3 hours of dance and light refreshments. Advance tickets from the Team Office or Sandra Paull 251580 or £5 on the door

The Benefice of Drayton, Long Sutton with Long Load, Muchelney & Pitney
Rev’d Jane Twitty  Tel:  241260 email: jane.twitty@btinternet.com

Benefice Name

We would like a ‘working name’ for the Benefice. This won’t necessarily be a permanent name as this requires a lot of red tape but if you have any ideas, please contact Jane – we can’t guarantee to use suggestions but some ideas would be welcome.

Open the Book

If you would like to join the team for ‘Open the Book’ in Long Sutton School – or find out more – there will be a meeting for those interested at Long Sutton Vicarage on Tuesday 10th February at 2.00pm.

It is a scheme sponsored by the Bible Society for telling the story of the Bible in Primary Schools. Age is no barrier, many Open the Book teams are mostly retired people. Full scripts are provided, and each session takes about an hour during the day - term times only. Put ‘Open the Book’ into an internet search engine for more information -or ask me. We had a demonstration from the Norton sub Hamdon team at the Benefice Service on 18th January & I have a prayer cards and information if you missed it.

We also need people who will collect props and make costumes – patterns provided! We will need old sheets (white, brown, green – but not bright colours) and curtains (fancier, eg brocade etc,) for Kings robes. Also men’s shirts (striped, plain, but not bright colours) as children’s tunics. Also needed are unwanted wallpaper rolls for backgrounds, scrolls etc. Use your imagination!

Please contact Jane (241260, jane.twitty@btinternet.com) if you are interested. (As you will be in contact with children, a police check will be needed.)  Jane Twitty

Sunday Intercessions

I would like to encourage more people to lead intercessions in churches at the Sunday Services.  Find out more about leading intercessions in church on Sundays, and look at some resources to help you, there will be a meeting on Monday 16th February at Long Sutton Vicarage at 7.30pm.