NOTICES: St John the Baptist, Wittersham St Mary the Virgin, Ebony Please let Judy know if there is someone you know who would like a visit or Home Communion. Next Wittersham PCC 19th June at 7.15 for 7.30 at the Rectory (Standing Committee 5th June 7.30) 2nd June 2013 Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation Trinity 1 Wittersham School Fete and Church Gift Day 22nd June Wittersham Church Fundraising Committee 2013 Patronal Festival Reception Friday 21st June 2013 in church 6.30 – 9pm Wine and Canapés Tickets £7.50 Please see sign up sheet at the back of the church. “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” Matthew 22: 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. 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 Mozart comes to St Dunstan’s Snargate! Saturday 29th June 2013. The Marriage of Figaro. Bring your own picnic for 5pm on the field opposite the church, followed by concert in church. See further details at the back of church. Next Benefice Service at Wittersham on June 30 th 6.30pm Choral Evensong (There will also be a 10.30am CW Eucharist at Wittersham) 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 Church Wardens: Wittersham: Ebony: Organists: Lee Bailey 270037 Roger Kimber 270622 Deputy: Terry Kirby 270844 Joyce Bates 270379 Giles Ridley 270370 Jennifer Maynard 270804 Services today 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 . Collect and Readings at 9.00am , O God, the strength of all them that put their trust in thee, Mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping of thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Epistle: 1 John 4: 7 – end The Gospel: St Luke 16: 19 - 31 Readings at 10.30am 1 Peter 2: 13 – 17 St Matthew 22: 15 - 22 Hymns for Wittersham at 10.30 am are printed on the Service sheet Praise my soul, the King of Heaven Jerusalem I vow to thee my country The National Anthem Love Divine, all love’s excelling St John the Baptist Church, Wittersham Websites: www.wittershamchurch.com e-mail [email protected] www.ebonychurch.co.uk Gift Day 22nd June 2013 Come and see us and enjoy refreshments For Children: There are activities in the children’s corner at Wittersham. Some thoughts for prayer: From the Diocesan prayer diary this week we pray for the churches in Madagascar, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Uganda, Philippines and Queensland, Australia. Toilet facilities at Wittersham: are located just outside the Church, turn left and follow the path round to the building on your right. Weekday Services this week ...There will be Morning Prayer (CW) said in Wittersham Church on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am. Evening Prayer (CW) on Thursday evening at 5pm Friday 7th June Evensong (BCP) at 6.30pm, at Summerhouse Wittersham. For more details contact Rev’d Simon Ridley on 01797 270215 After the 10:30 morning service you are invited to stay for tea or coffee. Services in the coming weeks…………. June 9th Trinity 2 Wittersham 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 am Parish Eucharist (CW) June 16th Trinity 3 Ebony 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 am All Age Worship for Father’s Day June 23rd Trinity 4 Wittersham 9.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 am Matins (BCP) June 30th Trinity 5 Benefice Services for St John the Baptist Patronal Festival Wittersham 10.30 am Parish Eucharist (CW) Wittersham 6.30pm Choral Evensong July 7th Trinity 6 Ebony 9.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Wittersham 10.30 Parish Eucharist (CW) For the people and clergy of the Canterbury Deanery. We pray for Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family. We pray for all those caught up in war or violence of any sort. Those who are suffering hunger and the victims of natural disasters. We pray for the work of Churches and relief agencies in those areas. Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop Trevor asking for God’s blessing on their ministries. We pray for all new Churchwardens in the many churches in our Diocese. We ask God’s blessing on Judy Vinson who has been elected as the new Lay Chair for our Deanery and for Lindsay Hammond as he takes up the post of Area Dean. We also remember with thanks all who give their time and talents to our churches, especially this week we pray for our organists and PCC. Please pray for Evelyn India Walker who will be baptised in Biddenden on the 2nd of June. For our parishes, both Wittersham and Ebony and for all events and celebrations we plan for June. For Wittersham School and the preparations for their fete. For all who are taking exams especially those taking GCSE’s 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, David Pennyfather, Tony & Audrey Mayer, Geoffrey Waters, Tim Jupp, and Charlotte Aspinall. We pray for all who mourn the passing of loved ones especially the family of Edith May Bogle. May those who have died rest in peace.