Pews News - w/c 2nd April 2023 - Palm Sunday
SERVICES FOR 2nd April
10.30am Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion
Readings Isaiah 50:4-9a
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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
Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant, and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation: give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King, to the glory of God the Father.
SERVICES FOR 9th April
10.00am Aynho, Morning Worship
10.30am Farthinghoe, Benefice Holy Communion
11.00am Hinton Holy Communion
Additional services for Holy Week as follows.
Compline services as follows:- 3rd 7.00pm Aynho 4th 7.00pm Croughton 5th 7.00pm Farthinghoe
6th Maundy Thursday – service at Evenley 7.00pm Benefice Holy Communion
7th Good Friday- Family service at Evenley Village Hall- 11.00am (Hot cross buns plus tea/coffee will be served)
Hinton- An Hour Before the Cross 2pm
Please pray for:-
- For all those known to us who need or prayers this week
- 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)
1st Evenley 7.30pm – An evening of comic songs performed by Holler n Duck (Sorry - Completely sold out)!
2nd Palm Sunday – start of Holy,
(Passion week) – no bell ringing.
All services this week on page 2.
6th Full moon
9th Easter Day
11th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm
14th Farthinghoe 10.00 – 11.00 Coffee, cake & chat in the vestry
The next Benefice Holy Communion service is on 9th April, 10.30 at Farthinghoe
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 for the rising of Jesus.
Thank you all.
Thank you to everyone who was so generous in their donations to our benefice collection for Baby Basics. I will be delivering everything to Northampton within the week so it can be distributed to Mum's over the coming months. Carrie
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 7pm Tuesday 18th April
Evenley 10.00am Saturday
Farthinghoe 10.00am Saturday 22nd April in the church vestry
Croughton 7pm on 27th April
Hinton date to follow.
Have a look at our Benefice website.
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A few facts about a full moon (this will occur on Thursday 6th April)
It’s thought that the Moon was born when a huge Mars-sized asteroid collided with Earth when it was first forming around 4.5 billion years ago. The debris from this colossal impact was ejected back into space where it came together, and bound by Earth’s gravity, it eventually formed our Moon.
Since then, our Moon has orbited Earth. Its gravitational pull results in the tides which can influence our planet’s weather and it keeps our planet from wobbling madly like a slowing spinning top. If the Moon were to disappear, Earth’s tilt could vary wildly, and we could end up with very drastic seasons. So, the Moon isn’t just our pretty neighbour, but it plays a significant role in keeping things stable on Earth.
Researchers discovered that around the full moon, people spent 30% less time in NREM sleep (deep sleep) and slept for 20 minutes less than when there wasn't a full moon.