Pews news - w/c 5th February 2023
SERVICES FOR 5th FEBRUARY
Third Sunday before Lent
10.30am Farthinghoe Benefice Holy Communion
Readings Isaiah 58:1-9a, 1Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16), Matthew 5:13-20,
Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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.
Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger: draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him
at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen
SERVICES FOR 12TH FEBRUARY
Second Sunday before Lent
9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship
10.00am Aynho, Morning Worship
11.00am Croughton, Holy Communion
11.00am Hinton Morning Worship
Please pray for:-
- All those who need our 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)
2nd (Thursday), Candlemas
6th 1952 - Death of King George VI, aged 56 & accession of his daughter, our late Queen Elizabeth II
14th St Valentine’s Day
14th Evenley Soup lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm
19th Open house with pancakes!!! – see article below.
21st Shrove Tuesday (pancake day)
22nd Ash Wednesday- start of Lent. Benefice Holy Communion- 7pm at Evenley.
Come and mark the beginning of Lent in this quiet communion service of prayer and reflection. There is an opportunity for the imposition of Ashes on your forehead as a symbol of our repentance. The ashes made from burnt palm crosses are administered with the words. From dust you come and to dust you will return, repent of your sins and turn to Christ.
Pancake Day: Open House at
15 Church Lane, Evenley
As Shrove Tuesday on 21st February is a school evening Carrie and Kevin will be hosting an Open House with pancakes on Sunday 19th February from 3-6pm.
Do pop along for a drink and a sweet pancake anytime during the afternoon.
If anyone can help by making a batch of pancakes, please let Carrie know on 702300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1st St David’s Day
3rd World Day of Prayer
(information to follow)
14th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm
19th Mothering Sunday
Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane
Looking forward to the next Benefice Holy Communion service for February which is on 19th 10.30am at Hinton. 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 and hymns to continue to celebrate the season of Epiphany which lasts until the first Sunday of Lent (26th February)
The revealing of Christ
The Sundays which follow Epiphany are known as the time of manifestation. It celebrates 'the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ'.
Have a look at our Benefice website.
Also new email address
St George’s Church, Evenley will again be supporting Baby Basics at our service today.
This country wide charity supports mothers and young babies who are referred to them. We will be collecting baby toiletries and things for the mums. Full list of the items needed to follow.
Church contact details
Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251
Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596
Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300
May Leng 07903 801143
Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847
Kathy White 01869 810418
Angie Robbins 01869 811445,
Jose Golding 07708 539191
Lisa Wenmouth 01295 712510
Sam Mainds 07860 465000
The days are drawing out at last.
7th February sunrise 07.30 – sunset 17.01 – It keeps getting better.
Only 6 weeks to the Vernal Equinox when Spring begins!!!