No.87 March 2020
This month our special focus is on Parish of St George’s Owlsmoor
- Please pray for:
- Vicar: The Revd Catherine Vaughan
- Licensed Lay Minister: Penny Crane
- Godly Play and Youth Leaders: Linda & David Hewlett
- Church Warden: Brian Francis
- PCC Sec: Bridget Crossley
Please pray for:
- The project to renew the Church windows and all the administration tasks which need to be done before work can start.
- For those in our congregation who are seriously unwell at the moment, especially those awaiting major surgery.
- The recruitment of an organist for the 10am Sunday Eucharist.
Please give thanks for:
- the generosity of people in the parish especially in our efforts to raise funds to renew our church windows
In the Deanery please pray:
- St Michaels’ Sandhurst
- For a deeper engagement with the Psalms as we explore them in a sermon series. For the Psalmathon on the 28 March. That people will experience the Psalms in a new way.
- For our Choral Matins service on 29 March, that people will be come and experience a traditional form of service which may be new to them.
- For continuing good progress as the Anglican and Methodist Ministers work more closely together
- Continuing volunteer commitment for the various jobs around the church and the community
- Give thanks for the positive results from the PMC.
- For the ‘Learning to Pray’ Bible discussions and that lessons learnt will be implemented.
- In the Deanery
- For all the courses and special services during Lent – Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday and in Holy Week as we prepare for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day.
- For all ordained and lay, who are finding the pilgrim path a lonely and dispiriting journey at the moment; that during Lent and Holy Week they will meet with Jesus face to face and rejoice at the sight.
- For all who have been hurt by the recent statements from the senior church officers and by the way other church members have behaved towards them, especially where positions of authority have been abused to inflict deep and lasting pain.
- In the Berkshire Archdeaconry – for the team as it begins to work together – for Bishop Olivia and Archdeacon Stephen Pullin in their new roles and for the interview process to find a new, full-time Associate Archdeacon.