CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 31st MARCH 2019

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 31st MARCH 2019

All are welcome to our church service this Sunday

MOTHERING SUNDAY BENEFICE SERVICE

Benefice Service for all Parishes (CA)

10am South Luffenham Church

Readings : Josh.5.9-12   Luke 15. 1-3, 11b-end

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong. AR = Mrs Ann Robinson,

 

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Re-ordering Bulletin No. 10

Re-ordering Bulletin No. 10

Since our last update work has been concentrated on the new flagged floor and completing the lighting circuits.

We hope to be able to have another Open Day quite soon, once the floor is finished.
The new light fittings have been ordered. These will help transform the church by creating the right lighting effect and atmosphere.
Work is just behind schedule but we still expect to have the church back in mid-May.
Budget-wise we are still about £20,000 short of where we need to be; or put another way in a £390,000 project we are 95% there!
Servery and Cupboads
Behind the scenes the builders have been designing and fabricating the new oak cupboards and fittings for the Servery and new Meeting Room – similar to this :
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Floor
All the complicated edges have been finished first.
 
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 The new meeting room floor is down and work has commenced in the Nave
 
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Funding 
The total project estimate including building works, chairs, new organ, fittings and fees is £390,000.
Through the generosity of villagers and families associated with parish,we have raised over £80,000
which has allowed us to draw in £132,000 in grants and a £50,000 Diocesan loan.
The PCC has used up its own reserves and available funds, some £110,000, to almost bridge the gap.
As things stand the funding gap will not allow us to install the glass screen for the Meeting Room and
items such as chair storage, repairs to the bell tower steps and new tables.
If you can help with our final push we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Steve Preston  sarahstevepreston@btinternet.com  on behalf of the Re-ordering Project team :

Martin Beattie (Chair)
Very Rev’d Christopher Armstrong
Kay Bagshaw
Judith Pigott
Peter Voller
David Lovering
LENT BLOG DAY 19 26TH MARCH 2019

LENT BLOG DAY 19 26TH MARCH 2019

Day 19 26th March

 

 

DAY 19 THE WAY OF PRAYER

One way to try to make the right decision is to pray. Prayer is not easy but to find a relationship with God our Father it is essential that we speak to him and most importantly listen to him. Prayer is private and does not need to be heard by anyone but God.

Jesus told us to go into a quiet room and close the door and pray privately. There are objects which can help in prayer; one is a prayer shawl used by some Christians coming from the Jewish tradition and some people use rosaries. There are many things which get in the way of prayer even if we are being quiet. One of the most frequent problems of prayer is wandering thoughts, where we find ourselves thinking of everything that is on our minds. Perhaps to solve this it means bringing all those worries to God in prayer.

LENT BLOG DAY 18 25TH MARCH 2019

LENT BLOG DAY 18 25TH MARCH 2019

Day 18 March 25th

 

FINDING DIRECTION

March 25th to April  6th

DAY 18 WHICH WAY?

So often in our lives we have to make choices. It is not always easy to follow the way we know we should go because it would make life more difficult for us. Jesus did not promise that life would be easy but he did promise to be with us. His choices were hard in the wilderness but he went the way he knew was right. The Temptations are found in St Luke’s Gospel chapter 4 verses 1-13. Very well worth reading slowly and thinking about the conditions in which Jesus found himself. It was bleak, dangerous and lonely.

Jesus called the disciples to follow him and be fishers of men. They left everything to go with him. Who are we following? Do we follow Jesus? Do we ask Him to help us to find the right way? Do we understand what He gave up for us?

 

 

THE CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER MEETING MONDAY 25TH MARCH 2019

THE CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER MEETING MONDAY 25TH MARCH 2019

THE CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER MEETING

A silent Space

is held on the last Monday of each month at 6.00 pm

THIS MONTH IT WILL BE HELD AT THE PRESBYTERY IN CHURCH LANE.

Come for a quiet moment of reflection in the peace and love of God’s presence.

Welcome for a time of silence to reflect, pray or

enjoy centring self to the calm of the moment.

People may drop in for any period of time within that hour

silently entering and leaving so as not to disturb.

Silent reflection can be carried out alone, one can eat alone but is so much more uniting when shared with others.

“ Where two or three have gathered in My name, there I am in their midst” Matthew 18:20