Hello again everyone,
First of all can I thank everyone who supported our Jubilee Celebration last Sunday in any way. It was a wonderful occasion in spite of the weather! While the church has mostly been returned to normal the Art Exhibition of pictures by students at Lodge Park Academy is still on display at the back of church so do have a look tomorrow. In fact it will be possible to look at the artwork while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee after the service! Thank you to the people who have volunteered to help with refreshments, but we could still do with a few more so, if you enjoy a drink tomorrow, have a think if you can help.
We look forward to welcoming Tim and Carol Derbyshire to our service tomorrow where they will be sharing about the work they are doing with Hope From Above in Australia. This is a once in three year opportunity to hear from them at first hand, so do come along and find out more about what they do and how you can support their work.
Also in the service tomorrow will be an Act of Remembrance for the end of the Falklands War 40 years ago, in which we will be hearing from Susan Fleming about her brother Alex, and how God has been with Susan, especially in recent years.
The service will include Holy Communion and the children and young people will be preparing for next Sunday’s Fathers Day Service. If you can’t be in church tomorrow you will be able to watch a live stream of the service, either from 10.30 tomorrow or later in the day, by going to the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCBGB8BmhLY
Also tomorrow there is a Family Service at Rockingham church at 3pm, also with Tim & Carol and our regular Hope Into Action Prayer Meeting will be happening again at 6pm at St Columba’s.
Sadly several members of our church family have been bereaved recently and details of the funerals are as follows:
Tracy Ward’s funeral will be at Kettering Crematorium on Monday 20th June at 3.30pm. Everyone is welcome but Chris asks people not to wear black.
Sheila O’Shea’s funeral will be at St Columba’s on Tuesday 21st June at 12 noon, followed by Committal at Shire Lodge. Again everyone is welcome and people are asked to wear bright colours.
Rosemary McSherry’s sister Bridget (Bridie – Bernadette’s mum) has her funeral at Our Lady’s on Tuesday 5th July at 10am and again everyone is welcome.
Please do pray for God to comfort Chris, Michael and Rosemary and for all the families and friends of Tracy, Sheila and Bridie.
Get your walking shoes on and join us for our upcoming Men’s meeting this Thursday evening at 7:30pm. James Ireland has kindly agreed to arrange a walking route for us. We’re meeting at James’ house, 7 Church Bank, Great Easton, LE16 8SN for a walk of about an hour before having a well-earned drink afterwards!
For those unable to do the walk you can still come and join us – either at 7:30pm and then enjoy some time together with others who may not be walking or pop along at about 8:30 to have a drink with us. The weather looks good at the moment so should be a great time for all. Any questions or if you need a lift then contact Riaan or Kevin Montgomery (07512 822422).
Some of you will have heard that Pam Williams was admitted to Northampton Hospital last week after two mini strokes. I am pleased to say that her son phoned this morning to say that Pam is home safe and sound and to thank those people who had been praying. Please keep Pam in your prayers.
As mentioned above it is Fathers Day on 19th June and we have a special ALL AGE SERVICE that morning at 10.30am. So children bring your Dad to church and enjoy some time with him and your heavenly Father.
STEVE’S PUZZLES AND OTHER STUFF
Please see the latest edition, which includes an interesting article about Kevin (but not our Kevin).
I hope you all have a good week.