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
Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, , John 14:15-21, , Psalm 66:7-18:
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.
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.
Thursday 18th MAY Ascension Day
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.
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.
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)
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
Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane
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
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Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251
Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596
Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300
May Leng 07903 801143
Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847King
Kathy White 01869 810418
Angie Robbins 01869 811445,
Jose Golding 07708 539191
Farthinghoe: Position vacant
Sam Mainds 07860 46500
Thank you to all Church Bell ringers in the Benefice who ably rang out joyously on 6th May in celebration of the Coronation of HM KING CHARLES III & QUEEN CAMILLA
GOD SAVE THE
KING & QUEEN