Pews News w/c 16th April 2023
A BIG THANK YOU to our Ministry Team
The Churchwardens of the parishes in the Benefice would like to thank our tremendous Ministry Team for providing us with such a full array of services in all our churches during Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through to Easter Day itself. We are very grateful for the services and opportunities you have given us all, for the example you set and the support you give us - not just this last week but for the whole long period since the Reverend Cooper left us last summer. Your efforts are hugely appreciated - thank you."
16th April – 2nd Sunday after Easter
NO SERVICES ACROSS THE BENEFICE
Readings Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1Peter 1;3-9,
John 20:19-31, Psalm 16
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
23rd April – 3rd Sunday after Easter
St George’s Day
10.30 Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion
6pm Steane, Evensong by our Rural Dean, Father Matthew Robinson
Please pray for:-
- All those known to us who need our prayers this week
- For couples preparing to be married this summer.
- For the families who are preparing a funeral for their loved ones.
- 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)
See following article giving the dates for the Annual Parochial Church Meetings.
23rd St Georges Day
1st Bank Holiday in the UK
6th Coronation of
HM King Charles III & Queen Camilla
7th Celebrations around the benefice
8th Bank Holiday
9th Evenley Village soup lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm
The next Benefice Holy Communion service is on 23rd April, 10.30 at Croughton
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.
Thank you all.
SAVE THE CHURCH FETE DAYS
Croughton – 10th June in the garden of David & Margaret Rings
Hinton – 1st July
Other fete dates to follow.
Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane
Annual Parochial Church Meeting dates
For the election of Church Wardens and PCC members
Aynho 4pm Tuesday 18th April
Evenley 10.00am Saturday
Farthinghoe 10.00am Saturday 22nd April in the church vestry
Croughton 7pm on 27th April
Hinton 6pm Tuesday 9th May in the church
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.
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On Easter Sunday (9th April) we remembered that it was two years since our beloved Duke of Edinburgh passed away. The following is just one of his famous sayings:-
Finally, on stepping back from his workload on his 90th birthday in 2011:
‘[It’s] better to get out before you reach your sell by date. I reckon I’ve done my bit so I can enjoy myself, less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less trying to think of something to say… I’m just sort of winding down.’