Sunday 15th March 2020 – Lent 3
10.00am: 1st Reading: Exodus 17: 1-7 (p.66)
Epistle: Romans 5: 1-11 (p.151)
Gospel: John 4: 5-42 (p.91)
5.30pm: Lesson 1: Joshua 1: 1-9 (p.199)
Lesson 2: Ephesians 6: 10 -20 (p.192)
10.00am: 161, 114, 252, 32 Communion Hymns: 67, 413
5.30pm: 394, 137, 357
Bach@Bart's St Bart’s Organists Gary Cole and Paul Carr will perform 6 recitals on Sundays at 6:30pm, following the usual 5:30pm Choral Evensong, during Lent 2020. (1st March, 1st March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March and 5th April). Each recital will last around half an hour and will consist of a range of contrasting organ works by J.S. Bach. Come and hear the 1872 Walker organ as rebuilt by Nicholson’s in 1974 being put through its paces with Chorale Preludes, Trios, Toccatas, Preludes and Fugues. Admission is free.
The next ‘Prayers for Healing’ is on Monday 16th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. Marie
Penn Climate Action Meeting, the third Thursday of every Month. Next meeting Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm at Springdale Methodist Church. Tips for reducing the amount of plastic we use. All Welcome.
The Mothers’ Union will be holding a Cake Stall after the 10.00am service on Mothering Sunday (22nd March). Cakes, puddings, jams etc. will be on sale with all proceeds going to M.U. Projects at home and overseas. Donations (homemade or bought) would be much appreciated and, as always, we look forward to your support.
CHURCHES TOGETHER in PENN
LENT LUNCHES 2020 Saturday at 12.30pm
21st March St Michael’s
28th March at Springdale
Come & share in worship, food and friendship. Collection for charity.
Electoral Roll – 2020 revision The church electoral roll is due to be revised during March and we want you to be on it. It’s not just a list of people who worship at St Barts & St Annes; it's a register of people who want to take an active part in the running of their church. So, before the AGM is held on April 26th, we want to give you all the chance to get onto the roll (if you’re not already), so you can take an active part in the discussions and decisions made about your church, with your money and on your behalf. Forms will be available from the 7th March either at the back or church, from the parish office or from Catherine Pugh the Electoral Roll officer. The roll will close on 31st March. Catherine Pugh Electoral Roll Officer
Help required for the Good Friday Project and Open The Book We are looking for helpers for the Good Friday Project to share the Easter Message in a craft based activity day. If you are able to help, please contact Preb. Ben asap.
We are also looking for someone to help with Open The Book, a wonderful way to bring the bible alive to children in schools, one Monday per month. If you are ready, able and willing, please contact Preb. Ben asap.
HOLY COMMUNION AND CORONAVIRUS
We have just had some new advice from the Bishop of Lichfield about Coronavirus.
Until further notice...
Communion will be offered in one kind only to all communicants (just the consecrated bread) with the priest alone taking the wine;
No handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace;
No direct physical contact as part of a blessing or ‘laying on of hands’.
There will be no refreshments before or after any services. Finally, the collection plate will not be passed around the church, instead there will be retiring collections as you enter or leave.
Let’s pray that this all goes away quickly. Please be safe and well. If there are any further updates I will let you know ASAP
God bless you,
Little Acorns: Little Acorns is a popular stay and play group which runs every Tuesday morning in the Oak Room. To keep this successful group running, we need help to set-up. This can either be done on a Monday night at 9pm or a Tuesday morning at 8am. If you are able to help, please contact Mick on 07891 622208, Susie on 07812 144993 or Toni on 07515 862063 .
Duty Rotas for all Readers, Intercessors, Communion Assistants and Sides Persons: The Rotas for April, May & June have been e-mailed to all on our contact list and copies are in the pigeonholes for those who are not. If you have not received your Rotas, please contact the Parish Office.
Please Pray for: Those for whom extra prayer is needed:
Alice Corbett, Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths, Beryl, Brian Hopson,
Deryk Vernon, Jane Green, Rita Marston, David Kingston, Katrina Jones, Edith Jackson, Megan Rawlins, Jean Broach, Val Beech, Lucy Harris.
Please Pray for: Those who have died:
Dennis French, John Pritchard (Jack), Bernard Webster, Ged Shepherd, Patricia Price, Joan Hollington, Mary Passmore.
What’s on this week?
Sunday 15th March
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Holy Baptism Service
Bach @ Bart’s
Monday 16th March
Coffee Morning (Oak Room)
Prayers for Healing (Parish Office)
Tuesday 17th March
Little Acorns (Oak Room)
Painting in Penn (Church Hall)
RIP John Pritchard (Jack) (Bushbury West Chapel)
Living Faith (Lady Chapel)
Wednesday 18th March
Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)
Painting in Penn (Oak Room)
Bible Study Group – 1 Samuel 27-29, Psalms 17, 35, 54, 63 (Parish Office)
Thursday 19th March
Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)
Alpha Course (Oak Room/Church)
Friday 20th March
Knit & Natter (Oak Room)
RIP Bernard Webster (Church/Gornal Wood)
Saturday 21st March
Sunday 22nd March
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Bach @ Bart’s