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MORNING PRAYER will not be said in church from Monday 29 May – 1 June

THY KINGDOM COME  25 May – 4 June. We are invited by the Archbishops to join in this worldwide week of prayer. Please use leaflets available in church , and take as many opportunities as you can to join with this special time of prayer.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP Monday 29 May, 1:00pm, St Peter’s Old School Room. “Bring and Share” lunch. Bring finger food – savoury or dessert, and a reading (optional). Drinks will be supplied.  All welcome.
Monday 5 June, 2:30pm: Canon Christopher Hall will talk about “the practical prophet: Bishop Ronald O Hall of Hong Kong and his legacies”
Monday 3 July, 2:30pm Tunde Ekpe’s postponed talk.

CHURCHYARD WORK PARTY  Saturday 3 June, 10am-12 noon to help with a list of jobs of all kinds. Help welcome for all or part of the time. Refreshments provided. Bill Clarke & the churchwardens

CHURCH SITTERS DESPERATELY NEEDED!  We are struggling to fill the rota at the moment which means that we can’t open the church every Sat and Sun afternoon. Please consider signing up – the sheet is by the south door. Julia Goddard

ROTA FOR READERS AND INTERCESSORS  The rota and contact details for 29 June to 26 November 2017 are now ready. If you haven’t received your copy. please contact me. Hard copies are available in church. Please collect.  Ginny Ross  ginnyross@oaklodge3.co.uk

MORE SIDESPEOPLE NEEDED  To join the sidespeople’s rota, or learn more about what is involved, speak to Wendy Sobey  Oxf 512456   wendy.sobey@chem.ox.ac.uk

ST PETER’S FETE SAT 24 JUNE: HELP NEEDED to make this annual event a great success! Fill in the questionnaire and sign-up lists in church.

ORDINATION  You are warmly invited to my first service presiding at the Eucharist on Wed 28 June, 6.30pm, in the Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul, Lingfield, Surrey. You are also very welcome at my ordination to the priesthood on Sat 24 June at 11am in Croydon Minster. Sebastian Harries (tel: 01342 523353; or email sebastian.harries@gmail.com (or speak to my mother, Anne Harries!).

Reminders

FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER FOR EARLY BIRDS 7.00-7.30am in Church: A small group, reading psalms and praying for our church and community, which has bought a few books of KJV Psalms(in the bookcase by the South door) for people to enjoy. You’re welcome to join us any Friday. Beth Knowles

EASTER SEASON PRAYER CYCLE available in church and on this website under Living Faith

100 CLUB: The 100 Club continues with proceeds going to Mission Giving. Stakes still available! Bill Clarke (Oxf 510109).

Get Involved

ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS placed in the wooden box near the Link will be given to Wolvercote Primary School.

CHURCH SITTING ROTA  People wanted to join the rota, either to sit on a regular basis (Saturday or Sundays afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00pm) or to fill in an occasional gap. Contact Parish Administrator Julia Goddard for more information.

EASYFUNDRAISING  Shop online? Free money is available from most major online retailers – no mailing lists, no obligation. Register with easyfundraising.org.uk and retailers send donations direct to St Peter’s Mission Giving. Ask Val Tate (Oxf 559316) or see our website.

FAIRTRADE STALL NEEDS MORE HELPERS Wolvercote Farmers Market, White Hart, Lower Wolvercote, first Sunday of the month 10:00am -12.30pm selling goods on behalf of the Cornmarket Fairtrade shop. Shift working so you won’t miss church services. Contact Lorna Logan ( lornlogan@hotmail.com or oxf 556486).

WOLVERCOTE SCHOOL & COMMUNITY CHOIR  seeks new singers of all levels. It meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7.30-9pm in Wolvercote Primary School hall to sing a variety of genres. A great way to meet new people and have fun.  Led by Jenni Matthews, local singing teacher sessions cost £5 each. Contact Liz Saunders, lizzysaunders@gmail.com

Thank You!

THANK YOU!   A huge thank you to all for your incredibly generous gift of £1,950 given to us on Easter Day for a special holiday. We are still speechless! – but extremely grateful for such kindness and generosity, and look forward to using it for something very special. Thank you!! Charles and Jane and the boys

LENT LUNCHES  Thank you to everyone who supported the lunches in various ways. Together we raised £265 towards the work of Open Doors, supporting persecuted Christians.  Diana Clews

RED CROSS CHALLENGE SPONSORED WALK   We would like to thank everyone for supporting our cake sale to raise sponsorship funds for our challenge. The donations received totalled £96 and are a great start. Thank you!   Beth Knowles and Diana Edwards

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND: POSTAGE STAMPS  There is always a magnificent response from the St Peter’s congregation to collect stamps for this charity. I am grateful for all the contributions over the past year and I hope this will continue over the coming weeks. Henry Flower

A HUGE THANK YOU from the children. The biscuit sale raised enough money to buy not just one, but 6 winter kits for refugee families, plus 3 sets of emergency clothing for people fleeing violence. Thank you for your generosity; a brilliant example to us about living generously and about how God uses our small actions to transform our world. Jess Richmond

Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Thurs 25 May – Ascension Day
7:30pm:  Sung Communion

MORNING PRAYER will not be said in church from Monday 29 May – 1 June

Mon 29 May
1:00pm: Bring and Share lunch, Open Fellowship

Tues 30 May
2:30pm: Prayer Group at 3 Rowland Close

Sat 3 June
10:00 – 12:00: Churchyard work party

Sun 4 June
3:30pm Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion

Mon 5 June
2:30pm: Open Fellowship, Old School Room. Canon Christopher Hall will talk about “the practical prophet: Bishop Ronald O Hall of Hong Kong and his legacies”

Mon 3 July
2:30pm: Open Fellowship, Old School room, Tunde Ekpe’s postponed talk.

For information about the community, read the The Flying Goose, a quarterly newsletter produced by St Peter’s and delivered to every house in the parish.