Pews News - w/c 12th February 2023
SERVICES FOR 12TH FEBRUARY
Second Sunday before Lent
9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship
10.00am Aynho, Morning Worship
11.00am Croughton, Holy Communion
11.00am Hinton Morning Worship
Readings Genesis 1:1-2.3
Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.
God our creator, by your gift
the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
SERVICES FOR 19TH FEBRUARY
Sunday next before Lent
10.30am Hinton Benefice Holy Communion
SERVICE FOR 22nd FEBRUARY
7.00pm Evenley Benefice Holy Communion
Come and mark the beginning of Lent in this quiet communion service of prayer and reflection. There is an opportunity for the imposition of Ashes on your forehead as a symbol of our repentance. The ashes made from burnt palm crosses are administered with the words. From dust you come and to dust you will return, repent of your sins, and turn to Christ. Amen
Please pray for:-
- All those known to us who need our prayers this week
- For all those affected by the earthquake in Turkey & Syria, especially the families of the dead, missing or injured – not forgetting the rescue services.
- For couples preparing to be married this summer.
- For all those struggling with health issues.
- For those awaiting surgery
- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty.
Our churches are always open for private prayer; all are welcome. - (Croughton -by appointment only)
10th Farthinghoe 10.00 – 11.00 Coffee, cake & chat in the vestry
14th St Valentine’s Day
14th Evenley Soup lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm
19th Open house with pancakes!!! – see article below.
21st Shrove Tuesday (pancake day)
22nd Ash Wednesday- start of Lent. Benefice Holy Communion- 7pm at Evenley.
26th First Sunday of Lent
Pancake Day: Open House at
15 Church Lane, Evenley
As Shrove Tuesday on 21st February is a school evening Carrie and Kevin will be hosting an Open House with pancakes on Sunday 19th February from 3-6pm.
Do pop along for a drink and a sweet pancake anytime during the afternoon.
If anyone can help by making a batch of pancakes, please let Carrie know on 702300 or email@example.com
1st St David’s Day
3rd World Day of Prayer
(See below for details)
14th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm
19th Mothering Sunday
(See below for details)
World Day of Prayer - 3rd March 2.30pm at Hinton-in-the-Hedges
World Day of Prayer (A Women Led, Global, Ecumenical Movement) celebrated in over 120 countries. This year the service has been prepared by the women of TAIWAN. Carrie o’ Regan is leading it, assisted by Lynne Cargill. Everyone is welcome.
Mothering Sunday, Evenley
St George’s Church, Evenley will again be supporting Baby Basics at our service today.
This country wide charity supports mothers and young babies who are referred to them. We will be collecting baby toiletries and things for the mums. Full list of the items needed to follow.
SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 7.30pm
It’s 10 years since Holler n Duck started in Evenley Village Hall.
Come along and enjoy an evening of comic songs (think Flanders & Swann)!!
Tickets £12.50 from
01280 702300 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets limited so book early.
Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane
Looking forward to the next Benefice Holy Communion service for February which is on 19th 10.30am at Hinton. We welcome you all to attend and join in with the celebrations along with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share prayers and hymns to continue to celebrate the season of Epiphany which lasts until the first Sunday of Lent (26th February)
Annual Parochial Church Meeting dates
For the election of Church Wardens and PCC members
Aynho 7pm Tuesday 18th April
Evenley 10.00am Saturday 22nd April
Other dates to follow.
The revealing of Christ
The Sundays which follow Epiphany are known as the time of manifestation. It celebrates 'the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ'.
Have a look at our Benefice website.
Also new email address
Church contact details
Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251
Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596
Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300
May Leng 07903 801143
Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847
Kathy White 01869 810418
Angie Robbins 01869 811445,
Jose Golding 07708 539191
Lisa Wenmouth 01295 712510
Sam Mainds 07860 465000