The first phase of our Stewardship Renewal takes place today, 18 March, when we offer our financial pledges for the service of God in our Church and Circuit, and in the wider world. You should have received a letter from Revd Catherine Hutton, together with a Pledge of Giving form, from your Pastoral Visitor. If you don’t have it with you today you can return it in the offertory next Sunday. We shall dedicate our pledges of Time and Talents on 22 April.
Please give items for the Notices to Paul Binney by Wednesday
Telephone: 01603 811786; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The March edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the April edition should be with Pauline Mann today.
The Together Group will be visiting the Castle Museum this Wednesday, 21 March, for The Square Box on the Hill exhibition, which illustrates the Castle’s history through photographs, paintings, plans and archives, and the latest plans for the castle’s Gateway to Medieval England project. If you would like to join us please speak to Pauline Mann or Roy McLean today.
Could you spare a little time to deliver some Easter cards from our Church to the local community? They’re in bundles in the Church Centre.
Evelyn Lovatt or Maureen Brookman would be grateful for offers of flowers or foliage, or donations of money, by Easter Saturday, to help decorate our Church for Easter.
A message from Sophia Irving: “Pastoral Visitors are warmly invited to our second drop-in, ‘Bring and Share’ lunch on Wednesday 28 March at Pam Parker Brown’s house, any time between 1.00 and 2.30 pm. Please bring cold lunch items such as finger food, sandwiches, cheese and crackers or desserts. We look forward to another great time of socialising, sharing and mutual support. If you’d like further information, please contact Pam (01603 754046) or me (07886417398 / email@example.com). We hope to see you there!”
On Friday 20 April at 7.30 pm the distinguished poet, priest and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite will be presenting Songs and Sonnets for Christian Aid. Tickets at £7.50 are available from The Revelation Bookshop (8 Redwell Street) or online at: http://bit.ly/songsandsonnets. All profits will go to Christian Aid. See page 29 of your March Contact for a review of his latest book: Love, Remember: 40 Poems of Loss, Lament and Hope.
Debbie’s Ordination takes place on 1 July at Newark. A coach will be booked tomorrow. The provisional arrangement is to leave Chapelfield at 12.30, arriving at 3.00 pm for the 4.00 pm service, then leaving Newark at 6.30 pm, arriving back in Norwich around 9.30 pm. These times are provisional and may change slightly. The cost will be about £11. Please do not pay yet but just confirm that those on Terry’s list are still coming. Sandwiches may be consumed on the coach and there is a toilet. Terry will be asking some people to book tickets for the service online, from 9 April. Final details will be published next week.
Thanks to those of you who have brought bottle tops to the kitchen for collection. Just to let you know that this service will not be continuing.
You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for St George, Tombland and for the business community in our city.