Awayday@Home takes place Saturday 21st March. Information leaflets and booking forms are available in Church and have been emailed to you. We would encourage all to make an effort to attend as it promises to be a great day. Last day to book is this Sunday. You can read more about it here.
Church Electoral Role: The annual revision of the Church Electoral Role is underway. If you think you should be on it please check the copy by the West Door. If you would like to be on it please complete a form and place in the collection box or give in to the office by Sunday 22nd March. What is the Electoral Roll? The church’s Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members; it is a list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Electoral rolls provide an indication of the real membership and strength of the church. Who can be on the electoral Roll? Baptised adults (over 16 years) who live in the parish, or who have worshipped regularly at Christ Church for at least six months and are committed to being part of the life of the local Church of England congregation. Why Join? Enrolment is a way of saying....“I belong”. For us it is an act of commitment to Christ Church and the church as a whole.
New Wine Regional Celebration Sunday 29th March 7pm in church. Paul Harcourt is our guest speaker. All are most welcome.
All the exciting events happening at Christ Church during the next few weeks mean we need your help and support:
Away Day 21st March- Refreshment helpers – Teams of four for 8.30am, 11am
Baptism and Confirmation 22nd March- Team of four to serve tea and coffee from 6pm
Baptism Confirmation 22nd March- Warden or Assistant Warden, three meet and greeters
Marriage Preparation Day, Saturday 28th March- A volunteer to open the church at 8am and be on site for an hour. Team of three to prepare and serve refreshments 8.30am to 9.30, mid- morning and early afternoon (time to be confirmed)
New Wine regional celebration- Sunday 29th March - Team of four to serve refreshments from 6pm, warden or assistant warden and three meet and greeters.
If you are able to help at any of the above events please do let the office know.
Colin Buchanan Kids’ Show Live in Concert Sunday 26th April 4 pm in Holy Cross Church, Felstead. Colin is Australia’s Number 1 Kids’ Christian artist and this promises to be an amazing show full of singing and laughter for the whole family. For more information on booking tickets speak to Jess Cole.
PRAY PRAY PRAY!!! Third Monday of the month at 10am in the Youth Wing and second Monday evenings 8 – 9pm in the Church Centre. Next meeting is 10am Youth Wing 16th March 2020 when we will focus on Lent.
MADD in March: The next MADD - Men Active During the Day - meeting is on the horizon. Thursday 19th March 2020, 11.30 am at the Old Bull’s Head, Baldock Street, Ware. Any men, members of Christ Church or otherwise, are most welcome!! Details from Bob Barker or Peter Dane.
Advance warning: The Great British Spring Clean 20th March - 13th April 2020 As an Eco Church, we will again be playing our part to help keep our town litter-free. Can you spare 2-3 hours on Saturday 28th March starting 10 am? Join us and help make the paths and lanes of Ware litter-free. Tools and protective gear provided. Let the office know if you wish to volunteer.
HELP needed: Two people needed Monday 16th March to go to Woodford Wells for 10am to collect a baptism pool. If you can help please let office know. Thanks. Martin.
Third Sunday in Lent 9.15 Holy Communion 79 - Dear Lord and Father of Mankind 21 - And can it be 40 - Be still for the presence of the Lord 62 - Christ triumphant ever reigning
11am Morning Worship
Reading: Luke 7:18-35
Children’s Church Children start in groups
Crèche Start in Church
Young People Sunday at 11am in Church
Years 7-9 Thursday – 7.30 till 9pm
Years 10-13 Wednesday 7.30 till 9pm
For your Prayers: - Recruitment of our new Youth Pastor - Alpha Course in progress - For wisdom as the world copes with the Coronavirus
Next Week- 22nd March
9.15 Morning Worship Reader - Mike Tucker Intercessor - Basil Smith Wardens - Martin Dudley, Bob Owen Sidespeople - Eva Ilott, Joan Murdoch Welcome - Elsie Edwards Coffee - Peter Dane
11.00 Morning Worship Reader - David Willis Intercessor - Jan Young Wardens - Martin Dudley, Stuart Baker Sidespeople - Peter Stratfold, Jenny Stratfold Prayer Team - Heather Hookway, Darran Mustoe, Sian Woodward Coffee - Mike Dawson