10.30 am Hurley: Family Service and Hot Cross Buns
We hear the story of the first Good Friday and hint at the good news to come.
Good Friday Meditation1.30 - 3.00 pm Stubbings
We wait with Jesus at the cross, using reflections, prayers and music. At 2.30, the Passion Gospel is read.
Easter Eve 20th April
8.00 pm Littlewick Green Holy Saturday: The silence of the tomb. Then, in the evening, at the Easter vigil we move from that darkness towards the light of the resurrection. The Easter Vigil the service includes the lighting of the Paschal candle from a bonfire lit outside the church, the official start of the Easter Season, and the Renewal of Baptism Vows.
Easter Day Sunday 21 April
We wish you a very happy Easter
Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed - Alleluia!
8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Stubbings
9.15 am Easter Family Communion (CW) Littlewick Green
10.30 am Family Service with Communion Hurley
10.30 am Easter All-Age worship Stubbings
11.05 am A Shortened Communion (BCP) Stubbings
News from Mark and Rosalie Balfour
Mark and Rosalie are now back in the UK for a few months, based in Gloucester. They will be visiting our Parish on Sunday 19 May. In the meantime they ask for our prayers as follows:
- for ourselves that we would sleep better, and for our continued adjustment to living in a different culture.
- for a friend, S., whom we know through our pastoral role with Street Kids Direct - he was working in Honduras but is now back in the US receiving treatment for cancer. For healing and provision for him and strength for his family.
- for the visits to churches - that we would listen to Jesus and serve well the people we are visiting
- for continued wisdom as we work, play and rest through this time and that in our planning we wouldn't overcomplicate things! For plenty of unhurried time with family, especially.
With our love and hope that you have a wonderful Easter,
Mark & Rosalie
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Our APCM will take place on Sunday 28 April at 10.30 am in Littlewick Green Church, after a Parish Service at 9.15 am. Please come and reflect on what has happened in 2018 and what the current year may bring.
Nomination forms for Churchwardens and PCC members will be at the back of the churches. Please prayerfully consider if you should stand for these important roles.
Christian Aid Week 12 -18 May
This year's campaign is 'All Mums should Live', focussing on improved healthcare for mothers and babies in Sierra Leone
Various events are taking place locally, as follows:
Saturday 18 May 3.00-4.30pm An afternoon Tea in the Soltau Centre, proceeds to Christian Aid, organiser Teresa Kennard
Sat 27 April 6.30 pm, an "Inter-Church" Quiz Evening, fish and chip supper and raffle at St Luke's Community Hall, Norfolk Rd, Maidenhead:
Teams of 6: £11 per person (£6 if not eating), bring your own drinks.
Sat 11 May Coffee Morning, High Street Methodist Church, Maidenhead
Sun 12 May Christian Aid Service St Edmund Campion's Church, Maidenhead
There will be a House to House Collection in part of Burchetts Green and most of Hurley Village. We do not currently have collectors this year for Shepherds Lane and Shepherds Close. Rosemary Burfitt would love to hear from any volunteers! Contact her too for further details of any of the above events (01628 823503)
*URGENT APPEAL FROM MAIDENHEAD FOODBANK*
Supplies at the Foodbank are running low and they are having to severely ration what they give out. Please donate the following items: Tinned Meat / Tinned fish / Tinned vegetables/ Soup / Rice / Herbs/Spices / Cooking sauces / Instant mash/ Tea Bags/Instant Coffee / Sugar / Breakfast cereals / UHT milk / Tinned desserts / Cereal bars / biscuits / Jams / Fruit juice. There are drop of points in each of our churches. Please ensure all items donated are within their 'Best before' date.
Some of our Groups and activities take an Easter Break. Next meetings are:
Every Thursday except 25 April 10.30 am Priory Room, Hurley
Oasis Prayer Group
Tuesday 7 May 2.30 pm Priory Room
Knit & Natter Craft Group
Next meets at 2.00 pm in the Soltau Centre on Tuesday 14 May
Next meets at 3.00 pm in the Priory Room on Thursday 9 May
Young at Heart
The next Young at Heart lunch is Wednesday 15 May 12.30pm in the Soltau Centre.
Hurley Village Coffee Morning
The next coffee morning will take place on Tuesday 30 April 10.30 am - 12 noon at the Rising Sun
Next meeting on Tuesday 30 April and Tuesday 14 May 7.30 pm in the Priory Room