St Peter & St Paul’s are hosting a work morning on the first Saturday in March - Saturday 3rd. There’s plenty of jobs that can be done for people of all abilities and the more people there are to help, the better the experience is for all involved!
You can join us for Palmer’s Prayers at 9am, or just come along afterwards to lend a hand - whether it’s polishing, picking up leaves, climbing up the Oak Room to clean the glass roof, or making well earned cups of tea for other people everyone’s help is welcomed and appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you there!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Lent courses in the team – see the Lent page for further details.
Thursday 1st March 2018
10am Morning Prayer followed by open church until 12 noon. Drop in to join with us for Morning Prayer or at any time during the morning for a cuppa/chat/prayer.
Toddler group. In the hall during term time from 9.30am - 11.00. Parents and carers welcome with pre-school children. £1.50 per family/adult.
The foodbank currently requires tea bags, longlife fruit juice, cooking sauces, sponge puddings, longlife whole milk, squash drink and instant mash. If you are able to donate any items, please put in the boxes as you enter the church.
If you would like to submit a prayer, a testimony or a poem for the parish magazine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This would go into the next issue. If you would like to subscribe to the magazine, please speak to Felicia.
Food Bank and drop in for tea and coffee Tuesday 2pm - 4pm in the hall. We are short of sponge puddings which we are desperate for as we have actually run out, long life fruit juice and cooking sauces.
#LiveLent - Let your light shine
A weekly group begins at 9.30am in church, everybody is welcome.
Thank you to all who helped to make the Coffee Morning a success
Friday 2nd March - Woman’s World Day of Prayer
2pm @ Salvation Army, Clarence Rd, RM17 6RA.
7.30pm @ Grays Methodist Church (top of Hathaway Road) - everyone welcome
Church cleaning and churchyard tidying on Saturday 3rd @ 9.30am
Prayer Meeting - Monday @ 7.00am - All Saints’ vestry
Family Night - Friday @ 6.30pm (Bim Joseph)
Lent Course at All Saints’ - tonight at 6.00pm - all welcome!
#Live Lent – Let Your Light Shine
6.00 – 7.30pm 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th March - all welcome!
Please see our Lent page for courses taking place in the Team.
Socketts Heath Baptist Church
9th March @ 7.30-9.30pm, 10th March @ 10am-4pm
Further details at: http://tiny.cc/w9kbry
Speak to David Hooper if you are interested.
Don’t’ forget to take your prayer cards home and use them during the week.
Stewardship and giving
If you would like to give money to the church by using a standing order or electronic transfer, please speak to Maureen Bamford
Please remember the foodbank when you are doing your shopping. Items can be placed in a box in the Oak Room
There is still time to join one of the Lent courses across the team. Please see our Lent page for details.
Cathy has a few Meaningful Chocolate, Fairtrade Eggs for sale at £4 each. Please ask her if you would like one.
Do you Tweet?
Please follow our church Twitter account: @GraysParishCofE
Thank you to all the 21 who attended the lunch. We raised £81 for the Bishop's Lent appeal. We may do something on Palm Sunday, watch this space.
Next Sunday’s Services
9.30am - Holy Communion
St Peter & St Paul's
10.30am - Holy Communion
11:00am - Family Communion
11:00am - Family Worship
10:30am - Holy communion in the Palmer Chapel @ St Peter & St Paul's.
Every Tuesday 2pm to 4pm in the church hall at St Mary’s.
Do you Tweet?
Please follow our Team Twitter account… @GraysThurrockTM
If you attend church regularly you should be on the Electoral roll. Please speak to a minister or warden for a form.
Holy Week and Easter
Please read the notices over the next few weeks for details.
Mrs Suzie Fryer has been appointed as our next fulltime stipendiary curate and will be moving into the parish in July along with her husband Jon. Please pray for Suzie as she completes her ordination training and prepares to minister amongst us. Suzie and Cathy Hasler (our locally deployed self supporting curate) will both be ordained deacon in Chelmsford Cathedral on Sat 15 September.
The weekly notices taken from all our notice sheets around the team.