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Springtime - Rev David Mason
At Easter we celebrated again the wonderful story of the resurrection, of how the powers of this earth thought that they had destroyed all that Jesus stood for as they executed him on the cross. But Jesus rose from death, and proved that there was indeed life after death. Jesus commissioned the disciples to continue his work of bringing the good news of God's Kingdom. Since then the followers of our Lord have worked to take the gospel message to all, and sought to establish God's kingdom here. It has been long, slow work with successes and failures, and there is still a long way to go. As members of the Church of Christ, we have the duty and the joy to continue that work, knowing that it is the only way that we can all live in peace together, and share the good things that God has given us.
The church was decorated very beautifully for the Easter services, and on your behalf I thank all those who have done so much for the church. Throughout the year there is a band of volunteers who keep the church clean and tidy, maintain the fabric, lock or unlock the doors, provide and arrange the flowers and perform all the other tasks that keep the church in such a good condition. And then there are all those who work to maintain the worship, the organist and the choir, the readers and intercessors, sacristan and chalice assistants. It is a tribute to you all that we have such favourable comments from those who visit the church for services or to look at the building.
London Marathon - Chris Capps
Sunflower Competition Update - Candace Rankin
To clarify, the object of the exercise is to grow the plant with the tallest stem (measured from soil to top of flower) . We are not measuring the size of the flower itself but sheer height. We usually have a variety of categories in which you can win, including Mr/Ms Congeniality, youngest/oldest etc. Prizeswill be from around the world (K-mart whilst home in the US to see the family this summer!!) and we are hoping for an official Sunflower Cup to be passed from winner to winner annually.
So that you can plan your holidays, we will be having the extravaganza tea on Sunday, 24`h August 2003. Thompson Holidays is bound to see a sharp decline in sales for that week! A word of caution: last year's winner obsequiously offered to water my sunflower whilst we are on holiday and I noted there was a bottle of weed killer in her bag as she made the offer!!!
Marie Curie Cancer Relief Fund - Laurie Jones
Coffee Mornings - Jane Wells
The Coffee Morning for June, in aid of the Church Heating Fund, will be held at the home of Bill and Hazel Pearce, Ody House, Pavenham Road on Saturday 7th June at 10.30 am. Home made cakes, toiletries produce and bric a brac for the bring and buy stall will be greatly appreciated. All welcome.
There have been several instances of things going astray. To prevent that recurring I will now send an email by the 28 confirming the items that I have received. If you have sent me something and not received an email by the 29`h please let me know straight away.
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