News for the Pews

PLEASE NOTE:  All news items should be sent to Sarah Botez, our Secretary in the Church Hall at gapo1876@outlook.com no later than 5pm on the preceding Wednesday, preferably by email or in writing. These should be as concise as possible as sheet content some weeks can be ‘heavy’. Priority will be given to items relating to Christ Church and St. Oswalds's, Newton mattersthose relating to other activities can only be included if space permits.

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News items from our Service Sheet

Spire - The September issue of Spire is to be published on 27th August. Please let the Vicar have copy for this no later than Sunday, 20th August.

Simple Prayers the Sentamu Way - continues throughout August, in Church on Friday mornings from 9.00 – 9.30am.  You are welcome to join us any Friday morning – no previous experience of this prayer pattern is necessary.

Village Prayer Cycle from 20th – 26th August - the area this week is Wheatlands and Orchard Close.  There is information about this on the Prayer Board in Church. You can take part in the prayer walking at any time.  Would you let me know if you have prayer walked any of the areas by yourself or with a friend or are praying for the relevant streets each week from your own home.  Thank you. Enid.

Hymns - The hymns for August have been chosen by the Rev’d Jon Dean.

Funerals – The funeral of Jeff Levett will be held in Christ Church on Friday, 18th August  at 10.00am.

Children in Distress - Please remember that we collect the following which can be turned into cash for the charity - used stamps, postcards, printer cartridges (except Epson), foreign coins and mobile phones. They can be left in the black box at the back of church on the north side.  N.B.  All ink Cartridges must be empty before putting in a plastic bag to avoid any leakages, and please don’t put mobile phones in same bagThank you.

Welcome Packs - The Visitors Group are constantly looking for people new to the village!  Please contact Helen Dickinson on 01642 724450 if a pack is needed.

New Switches - Please use the new switches on the right hand side of the electric cupboard for lights and heaters. Do not use the fuses/tripper switches any more in either electric box. We’ve been made safe – let’s keep it that way!

Coffee - is usually served after our 9.15am service. We are pleased to welcome visitors and newcomers to our church and you will find us in the Coffee Lounge through the double doors on the north side of the church.

Greetings Cards

Please don’t throw away your Greetings cards, they can be recycled for the Children’s Society.  All you need to do is leave them in the labelled box at the back of Church.  NO CHRISTMAS CARDS, THANK YOU!

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For Sunday's Bible Readings, please visit Worship - Bible Readings

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