The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
Psalms 23
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


News Sheet


Sunday Services 28th May – Sunday after Ascension

10.00am         Morning Worship, led by the Minister, with Jubilate

                          Readings: Acts 1.6-14, 1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11, John 17.1-11

 

6.00pm           Bible Study, led by the Minister




THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

 

Monday 22nd                  9.00am         Keep Fit

                                      2.00pm         Bible Study

                                      5.30pm         Boys Brigade & Girls Association

                                      6.00pm         DISPLAY EVENING – see below

Tuesday 23rd                  9.00am         Keep Fit

                                      2.30pm         Rare Rocks Group

                                      7.30pm-9.30pm General Election Hustings at the Cathedral

Wednesday 24th                            No Communion (see tomorrow)

Thursday 25th                10.00am       Daily prayer – see below – Thy Kingdom Come

                                      2.00pm         Craft Circle

                                      6.00pm         COMMUNION FOR ACSENSION DAY

                                      7.30pm         Jubilate rehearsal

Friday 26th                    10.00am       Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Hour

                                    10.30pm       Coffee & Chat

                                      6.00pm         Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Hour

Saturday 27th                10.00am       Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Hour

                                      6.00pm         Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Hour



This week’s notices     

the Church’s charity for the month of May is, naturally, Christian Aid. Please help to make this year’s collection really good!

·         You can make a donation here at church (using a gift aid envelope if you can) by placing it in the basket just inside the church doors.

 

Boys Brigade and Girls Association Display Evening

Here, on Monday at 6pm.

 

Please come along and support the Team and the boys and girls, come and see what the children are doing.

 

PS. Please don't forget to put your Schools Vouchers in the box at the back of the Church.


FOODBANK

Foodbank – the latest shopping list:

·         Items urgently needed are: tinned rice pud, coffee and fruit juice.

·         Also on the current wanted list is: packet mash, tinned fruit, packet noodles, jars of jam, tinned cold meat, tinned minced beef, powdered baby milk (Aptamil/SMA 0-6 months), toilet rolls and shampoo.


ASCENSION DAY TO PENTECOST
25 May – 4 June.  There will be prayer in the church every day.  There will be invitations to pray for others.  YOU CAN BE INVOLVED.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom
Come, it is hoped that everyone who
participates will deepen their friendship
with Jesus, bring other to know Jesus or
know him better, and come to know that
every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.

There are materials available in church for you to take and remind/help you to pray over these next two weeks.

Available to take away and use:

BOOKMARKS – hints on praying every day

PRAYER CARDS – with space for five names to pray for every day

PRAYER JOURNAL – with space to make notes over the 11 days

 

Mark the evening: Sunday 4 June, 6pm: Prayer at Pentecost

WEDNESDAY COMMUNION

Each Wednesday at 6.00pm there is a celebration of Holy Communion to which all are invited. This service, usually led by one of the retired ministers who worship at Christchurch, lasts no longer than half-an-hour, but provides an opportunity to ‘Do this in remembrance of Me’ as Jesus bids us. Those who regularly attend find this valuable time of worship and fellowship.

 

WEDNESDAY WELCOME is a weekly Bible Study and Fellowship held in various homes. Please contact Frank Heggs for details of venue.



Raise funds for Christchurch: do you use Amazon? Or one of a host of other retailers? At no cost to you would you like to raise money for Christchurch on your online purchases? (You pay no more; a percentage of the sale value will accrue to the church.) Visit

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/christchurchabbeydale to see how.

 

There is always a box in the foyer for your donations to Gloucester’s Foodbank.

 

The Community Roll: This has been updated and a new version is available. Please remember that the information contained in there is for your personal use only.

 

To help cleaners and chair shifters plan their week, all Church bookings will be in the notice sheet as from this week. I hope this helps, thank you.

 

Banners

After a very extended break the banner making group are planning to meet again on a regular basis.                                                                                        

 

Prayer Lunch

The Prayer Lunch which has not been held over the Christmas period, will start again on Wednesday 1 February at 12.30 and on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Church lounge. Time is spent in prayer remembering current world and local situations, before eating a packed lunch, finishing at 1.30. Drinks are provided.

All welcome.

 

Need a Photographer?

Portraits, events, conceptual images - whatever your photography needs, contact Daniel Tuck for a good price and professional service. With Christmas coming up maybe a photo could make a special gift for someone? Speak to Daniel Tuck or please take a leaflet from the back of the church.

 

Prayer Chain

For some years Christchurch has had a Prayer Chain, who are a group of people dedicated to praying for people during difficult periods in life - illness, times of worry, etc.  It is a very valuable ministry, one that can be done at home or anywhere, with new prayer topics being passed round the group by telephone.

 

It would be wonderful to have more people involved in this ministry of prayer.  If you would like to speak to someone, you could ask any of the current prayer chain members - Pat Dettmer, Val Stephens, David & Joan Perkins and John & Olive Flemons, or have a word with Les.  People value prayer, so please think about being part of the prayer chain.

 

Jubilate

Do you love to sing? Would you like to join us?

We meet on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm for practice and sing on the 2nd Sunday evening (at Cafe Church), and on the 4th Sunday morning. We do a broad mix of music as well as some 'hot off the press'. We are a relaxed and very friendly group and will give you a warm welcome.

Please ring Alison (417328) for more details.

 

‘Contact-a-Contact’

This is an initiative for you to provide names and phone numbers of trades people you would recommend, who have given you good service, been reliable and reasonably priced. We do not charge for this, and if you can recommend someone please pass on their details to either Alison, Mike or Mavis Wood. Their names will stay in for 4 Chronicles. I hope you will find

 

Please give us the details of people you recommend


Brennan Roofing & Building / Fencing (2)

Tel: 01793 704988 Mobile: 07808 523075

Recommended for fencing work by Norman & Sheila Whitaker


THE CLOTHES PRESS - for all your Ironing & Laundry needs (2)

35a Churchfield Rd, Upton St Leonards GL4 8BA

Tel: 01452 616477

 

BOB’S LINE TAXI - local journeys Tel: 610683

PHELPS ELECTRICAL - qualified electrician Tel: 611127

ROGER BROWN - decorator Tel: 617750

All Rec. by Ann Scott who has used these services for many years

 

THE GARDENING GIRLS - Garden Maintenance

contact Debz Leaverland Tel: 537856 or O7733 170604 (2 Rec. by Christine Pritchard)

 

MILLINGTON & RAMSTEDT - Wood supplied & cut to requirements + DIY

Bristol Rd, Gloucester Tel: 522607 (2 Rec. by David Barber & Mike Wood)

 

SPARKY - UK Freeview, Sky & Freesat installations

Tel: 07849 013933 (Mark) Tel: 07906 205465 (Derek)

Rec. By Cleone Acomanni

 

GARAGE SERVICES Cheltenham & Gloucester Autocentre, Staverton

Proprietor: Martyn Longbridge Tel: (01452) 855555

Rec. By David Barber

 

FOOT CARE, including cutting toe nails, in your own home:

Karen Pascoe, Tel: 01452 729489, Mob 07557 689574

Rec. By Rita & Peter Muff (1)



 

HAIRDRESSER will do home visits or work in her own home.

See Rita or Peter Muff for contact details

Rec. By Rita & Peter Muff (1)

 

SEAMSTRESS from Abbeydale, who does dressmaking and alterations.

Contact Wendy 01452 309528.

Rec. By Phyllis Martinger (1)

 

CARPENTRY - AM Carpentry, - all aspects of carpentry

Contact: Alan Morris 01452 533100, 07919 180014

www.amcarpentryglos.com

Rec. By: Catherine Tranter (1)

 

ROOFING SERVICES - Ridge tiles, leading etc.

Russell David 01453 376329

Rec. By Patrick Marks 2)

 

LOCAL DRIVING INSTRUCTOR - with patience and value for money

call Mike Morris on 07837326645

www.gloucesterschoolofmotoring.com

Rec. by David Hoare

 

FOOT HEALTH PRACTIONER - all forms of foot care

Jenny Palmer 01452 547501

Rec. By Bruce Rhodes (2)

 

HOMEPLAN DRAFTING SERVICES - provide planning and architectural

services for house extensions and alterations.

Contact Glenn A Church on 01452 423407 or 07584 082621.

Rec. By David Barber (Glenn is David’s Son-in-Law) (2)

 

MOBILE HAIR DRESSER

Contact Eileen Wealle on 01452 533708 or 07901 228365

Rec. By Linda Bradley