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Pews News - w/c 14th May 2023

SERVICES FOR 14th MAY

6th Sunday after Easter

Sunday before Ascension Day

9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship

9.30am Farthinghoe, Morning Worship, 11.00am Croughton, Morning Worship

11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship

Colour White

Readings

Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, , John 14:15-21, , Psalm 66:7-18:


Collect

God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen.



Post Communion

God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:

may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Amen.

Thursday 18th MAY Ascension Day

Collect

Grant, we pray, almighty God,

that as we believe your only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we in heart and mind may also ascend and with him continually dwell, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen

Post communion

God our Father, you have raised our humanity in Christ and have fed us with the bread of heaven:

mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings, we may set our hearts in the heavenly places, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


SERVICES FOR 21st MAY

7th Sunday after Easter – Sunday after Ascension Day

10.30am Evenley - Benefice Holy Communion

6pm Steane - Evensong


Banns of Marriage for the first time for Drew Alexander John Blackburn & Alexandra Hannah Zae Davey-Turner Frost who are to marry at Bloxham on 1st July 2023

To be published at Croughton

Please pray for:-

- All those known to us who need our prayers this week

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- 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)


May 2023

18th Ascension Day

As per Christian belief, Ascension Day marks day 40 after Jesus Christ's Resurrection — counting Easter Day as day one — and is the day Christ ascended into heaven. This day is very important for Christians, ranking right up there with other Christian festivals like Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost.


19th New Moon

The new moon phase is a more introspective time and represents new beginnings as we plant seeds for the future. It's a good time to set clear intentions for the month ahead, clarify your goals, start new projects, and acknowledge your growth since the previous new moon.



The next Benefice Holy Communion service is on 21st May, 10.30 at Evenley

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 hymns & prayers & give thanks for Christ’s ascension to heaven to take his seat at the right hand of God,


SAVE THE CHURCH FETE DAYS

Croughton – 10th June in the garden of David & Margaret Rings

Hinton – 1st July

Evenley 24th June

Farthinghoe 25th June


Give thanks for those who have served as Wardens and PCC members and officers this past year. Pray for the nomination and election of new PCC members and Church Wardens


Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

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Printed copies can be found in our churches.

Church contacts

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priests-

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251

Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596

Lay Readers

Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300

May Leng 07903 801143

Wardens

Aynho:

Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847King

Kathy White 01869 810418

Croughton:

Angie Robbins 01869 811445,

Evenley:

Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: Position vacant

Hinton-in-the-Hedges:

Sam Mainds 07860 46500





GOD SAVE THE

KING & QUEEN



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