Church News

Announcements

Annual Meetings These take place after the 10 am service this Sunday, starting at 11.15. They include the election of Churchwardens, Deanery Synod reps and and PCC members. Nomination forms are at the back. It’s not too late to consider whether you should stand and/or encourage someone else to do so.

Preaching Programme The new leaflet with details of sermons from April to August is at the back

Vaughan and Victoria Wickins are undertaking a trip to Lebanon, leaving on 13 May. The chief object is to raise £20,000 for mainly Christian refugees in that country, many of whom are from Syria and Iraq. The trip culminates in an ‘Ultra Walk’ of 63km, setting off at 11pm, walking through the night and finishing around midday.

Donations will go to support the work of the charity Open Doors, whose primary focus (70%) is supporting Christian refugees facing extreme persecution.

Vaughan and Victoria are paying all their costs and will make their own donation. They have a justgiving page

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/VaughanVictoria

or you can give by direct debit using the form http://www.opendoorsuk.org/events/fundraise/documents/muskathlon_dd.pdf

or by calling Inspire on 01993 460015

Choral Festival Concert

Five Choirs sing Handel's Coronation Anthems including "Zadok the Priest"
and lots of other great music.

Sat 13th May at 7.30pm 

Tickets £10 (u16 free) 
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LINDA SYKES IS RECRUITING!

1. Choral Festival Concert Saturday 13 May

Kind helpers needed to make sandwiches and cake for the choirs and help in the Neville Hall for their 1.30 pm lunch and 6 pm supper and to serve tea and biscuits in the side chapel at 3.30pm.

2. Coffee after the 10 am service We could do with some more people to help serve from time to time.

If you would like to volunteer for either or both of these, please contact Linda on tel: 0118 934 3228 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you very much!

Any items for inclusion in this weekly sheet to reach Charles by noon on Thursday, please. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 0118 934 1054

 

2nd Sunday of Easter 10.00 am Service

Collect of the Day (from Additional Collects 2004)

Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 110.1-7

The Lord says to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
The Lord sends forth from Zion
    your mighty sceptre.
    Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Your people will offer themselves freely
    on the day of your power,
    in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
    the dew of your youth will be yours.
The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest for ever
    after the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at your right hand;
    he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgement among the nations,
    filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
    over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
    therefore he will lift up his head.

Next Sunday 30 April – 3rd Sunday of Easter

8.45 am     Holy Communion

10.00 am   Matins

 

Resident-only access to Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre

Visitors to the Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre in Maidenhead will be asked for proof of residency in a move to reduce the amount of waste from outside of the Royal Borough being brought to the site.

From Monday 24 April, visitors to the recycling and refuse centre will be asked to show their Advantage Card to be allowed to use the site.

If residents don’t have a yellow Advantage Card then they will need to produce photo identity together with proof of residency such as a council tax statement or utility bill.

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This year we had our Harvest Festival Service on Friday 30th September and we were so pleased to see many parents, relatives and friends join us in celebrating the Harvest Festival in Waltham St Lawrence Church. 

The morning is the perfect time to pray.  It gets you focused on God and helps you meditate on those you love and yourself, as well. 

There are many great ways to pray in the morning.  Here are 7 of them.