Pews News - w/c 23rd April 2023
SERVICES FOR 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
Acts 2:14a, 36-41,
1 Peter 1:17-23,
Luke 24:13-35, Psalm 116 1-3, 10-17
This will be the first of the services held at Steane for 2023. Come along and share the peace & beauty of this church, set in the gardens of Steane Park. This is a rare church built in the gothic style in 1620.
A Prayer for St George
Heavenly Father, give us the bravery of St George to stand up for the truth and the glory of God that we have seen in the face of Jesus Christ. Give us the strength to overcome in our lives and in the world, all that is contrary to your rule of justice and love. Help us to be good news to the poor proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; let the oppressed go free and proclaim the good news of God's favour and Jubilee. Amen
Almighty Father who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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.
Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.
SERVICES FOR 30TH APRIL
4th Sunday after Easter
9.30am Holy Communion, Farthinghoe
11.00am Holy Communion, Aynho
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 7th May, 10.30 at Aynho
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
HM King Charles III &
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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