NOTICES: Christian Aid week. Envelopes for donations to Christian Aid will be available in the service and at the back of the church. Please be generous and put the filled envelopes in the collection today The Village Hall wish to install a new larger cooker. Does anyone want the cooker that is there now? Free to you if you will take it away. Contact Nigel Thom 01797 270304 for more details Open garden Please support Jenny and Michael as they open their beautiful garden at Primrose Cottage, Rose Hill on 25th and 26th May from 2pm – 5pm. Plants are for sale before or on the day and tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and biscuits will be available each afternoon. THE GATHERING There are details and programmes at the back of the Church. This is an opportunity to join with others around the Diocese at Canterbury Cathedral on May 31 st and/or June 1st. Please consider prayerfully if you are able to join in. Thank you to all who supported the nine days of prayer. It is good to have a praying church Please let Judy know if there is someone you know who would like home Communion or a visit. GOLF DAY – In aid of Wittersham Church MONDAY 24TH JUNE AT LYDD GOLF CLUB Further details from Jenny Newton 01797 270 739. Entry forms at the back of the church St John the Baptist, Wittersham St Mary the Virgin, Ebony 19th May 2013 Pentecost Jesus said,”If you love me, keep my commandments” John 14 v 15 Welcome to our churches today, if you are a visitor or a newcomer please make yourself known to the clergy or those on duty. All Christian communicants are welcome at the altar rail to receive the sacrament, everyone else, including children, is invited to come for a blessing. Services today 9am Ebony Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30 am Wittersham Parish Eucharist (CW) . Collect and readings at 9.00am God, who at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Sprit, one God, world without end. Amen Epistle: Acts 2: vs 1-11 Gospel: St John 14: vs 15 - 31 Collect and reading at 10.30 am We are here to help: Priest: Rev’d Judy Darkins The Rectory, The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7EA e-mail [email protected] Telephone 01797 270227 God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful People by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you ,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Church Wardens: Wittersham: Ebony: Organists: Lee Bailey 270037 Roger Kimber 270622 Deputy: Terry Kirby 270844 Joyce Bates 270379 Giles Ridley 270370 Jennifer Maynard 270804 Websites: www.wittershamchurch.com e-mail [email protected] www.ebonychurch.co.uk 1st reading: Acts 2: vs 1 - 21 2nd reading: Romans 8: vs 14 - 17 Gospel: John 14: vs 8- 17 (25-27) Hymns for Wittersham 10.30 am A & M 156 157 356 233 Come down, O love Divine Breathe on me, Breath of God Father, Lord of all creation O thou who camest from above Next Benefice Service at Wittersham on June 30th 6.30pm Choral Evensong (There will also be a 10.30am CW Eucharist at Wittersham) For Children: There are activities in the children’s corner at Wittersham. Wittersham Church Fundraising Committee 2013 Patronal Festival Reception Friday 21st June 2013 in church 6.30 – 9pm Wine and Canapés Tickets £7.50 Toilet facilities at Wittersham: are Some thoughts for prayer: located just outside the Church, turn left and follow the path round to the building on your right. From the Diocesan prayer diary this week we pray for the churches in Madagascar, West Indies, Nth and Sth Dakota, Uganda, South Indian and Australia. For the people and clergy of our Romney and Tenterden Deanery. Weekday Services this week ...There will on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am. We pray for all those caught up in war or violence of any sort. We pray for the work of Churches and rescue and support teams Friday 24th May, Evensong (BCP) at 6.30pm, at Summerhouse Wittersham. For more details contact Rev’d Simon Ridley on 01797 270215 We pray for the work of Christian Aid and all who respond as we come to the end of Christian Aid week. be Morning Prayer (CW) said in Wittersham Church After the 10:30 morning service you are invited to stay for tea or coffee. Services in the coming weeks…………. May 26th Trinity Sunday 9.00am Wittersham Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30 am Wittersham Matins (BCP) 6.30 pm Wittersham Choral Evensong June 2nd Ebony 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30 am Wittersham. SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH’S CORONATION th June 9 Wittersham 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 am Family Eucharist (CW) June 16th Ebony 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 am All Age Worship for Father’s Day June 23rd Wittersham 9.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 am Matins (BCP) Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop Trevor asking for God’s blessing on their ministries. We pray for all who have taken on new responsibilities in the many churches in our Diocese. We also remember with thanks all who give their time and talents to our churches, especially this week those on our coffee, cleaning rotas and our intercessors. We pray for God’s blessing on the preparations and opportunities for time together during The Gathering in Canterbury For our parishes, both Wittersham and Ebony. For Wittersham School and for all who are taking exams. For the sick, particularly those in hospital or hospice, and all in any kind of need that they may know Christ’s presence with them: Kathy Head, Stephen Bailey, David Pennyfather, Tony & Audrey Mayer, Geoffrey Waters, Tim Jupp, and Charlotte Aspinall. We pray for all who mourn the passing of loved ones. May those who have died recently rest in peace.