Services and future events

Monday : 19 February

1 pm - 4 pm Knit & Natter Group in Church
Tuesday: 20 February
1.00 pm Funeral of Beryl Mann in St.Chad’s
7.00 pm Lenten Service of Compline in St.Chad’s
Wednesday: 21 February -
11.00 am HOLY COMMUNION at St. Hilda’s
1.00 pm Funeral of Eileen Trevor in St.Chad’s
1.30 pm Ecumenical Lent Group at St.Hilda’s
6.30 pm Brownies meet in Guide Centre Station Road
7.30 pm Ecumenical Lent Group at St.Chad’s ( see notes )
Thursday: 22 February -
4.00 pm Confirmation Nurture Group meet in St.Chad’s
7.30 pm Guides meet in Guide Centre
Friday: 23 February
10.00 am Little Gang meet in Singleton Village hall
7.30 pm HOLY COMMUNION 8.00 pm Bellringers
Saturday: 24 February -
7.30 pm 10 - N - In Choir Concert in Singleton Church ( see notes )
Next Sunday: 25 February - Second Sunday of Lent
11.00 am FAMILY EUCHARIST at St.Hilda’s
12.30 pm Lent Lunch at Poulton Methodist Church
6.30 pm Evensong

Readings : Genesis 17: 1-7 & 15-16 Romans 4: 13-end
Gospel : Mark 8: 31-end

Confirmation 2018
The Young People’s Confirmation Nurture Group is now well underway. Please remember the candidates and their leaders in your prayers.
Adults who are interested in being confirmed, or who want to know more about what is involved, are asked to contact the Vicar.

Orders for Fairtrade Easter Eggs must be in by 5th March. Please add your name and number to the list if you wish to purchase the Fairtrade Egg this year. See the poster on the notice board at the back of church.

Wedding Celebration
On Sunday 18th February, shortly after Valentine’s Day, we will invite couples who are to be married at St Chad’s in 2018, to join us for a Celebration Service at 6 30pm. The hymns and readings will have a marriage theme and there will be a chance to listen to the bells and meet the organist and flower arrangers over a glass of wine.

Tuesday Services in Lent - This year all the services will take the form of Compline with a short address:
20th February 7pm St Chad’s
27th February 7pm St Hilda’s
6th March 7pm St Chad’s
13th March 7pm St Hilda’s
20th March 7pm St Chad’s

On Wednesday at 1.30 pm in St.Hilda’s and at 7.30 pm in St.Chad’s the first session of the Ecumenical Lent Groups will take place under the heading ‘On the Third Day’ focussing on the resurrection. Please contact the Vicar if you would like to take part and we will arrange to supply course material, which costs £5. Refreshments available from 6.45pm at St.Chad’s.

Lent Reading
Copies of the free resource Lent Extra will be available at the back of church with a series of articles and a daily reflection. Please take a copy.
Look out for details of our recommended reading for Lent. This year we are going with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book “Say it to God” by Luigi Gioia, which is described as “a welcome encouragement to all those who feel the need to freshen their practice of prayer.” Look out for a sample copy and an order form at the back of church.

All Age Worship
On 4th March our all Age Worship will be led by our Junior Confirmation Candidates.

Christian Aid Lent Lunches
In return for a simple meal of soup and bread you are invited to make a donation to the work of Christian Aid. This year the lunches will be as follows:

February 18th 12 30pm St Hilda’s
                25th 12 30pm Poulton Methodist Church

March 4th 12 30pm St Chad’s (at Carleton)
          11th 12 30pm Mothering Sunday (no lunch)
          18th 12 30pm Poulton URC
           25th 12 30pm St John’s RC Church

Women’s World Day of Prayer
This year it will take place in the Methodist Church, Poulton on Friday 2nd March at 2pm. Refreshments will be available after the service. Men welcome!

St Hilda’s Notice Board.
11.00am Holy Communion
Sunday School: In the church hall at 11am during term time.
oddlers Group: A group meets Mon. and Wed. from 10.00 – 11.30am. All are welcome.
Needlework Group: Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month from 2.00 – 4.00pm. All welcome.
Choir Practice: Fridays at 7.00pm. in Church.
Mid-week Service: Wed. 11.00am. Holy Communion

The Ecumenical Choir has resumed rehearsals on Fridays at 7pm Everyone is welcome. The Choir will be rehearsing for the Palm Sunday “Music and Meditation for Holy Week”

The first of the Lent Lunches, on 18th Feb, is here at St Hilda’s and St Martins. Then
o 25th Feb. at Poulton Methodist Church,
o 4th March at St Hilda’s and St Martins on behalf of St Chad’s
o 18th March at Poulton URC
o 25th March at St John’s
All at 12.30
· There are additional services on Tuesdays at 7pm during Lent alternating between St Chad’s on 20th Feb., 6th & 20th March and St Hilda’s on 27th Feb & 13th March
· This year’s Lent Group commences Wed. 21st at St Hilda’s at 13.30 – see leaflet at back of church.
· Bacon Barms will be available in the church hall on Saturday 24th Feb from 11am.

Parish Weekend
By popular request a parish weekend has been booked for the weekend Fri. 7th – Sun. 9th September 2018. We will again be staying at Abbot Hall, Kent’s Bank, Grange-over-Sands. We have booked for 20 people and the cost will be £145, all inclusive.
The weekend is open to everyone from St. Chad’s, St. Hilda’s and St. Martins, St. John’s and St. Anne’s.
For further details contact Elizabeth Harrison, St. Hilda’s Church. tel 884131, e-mail – or 93 Poulton Rd, P-le-F, FY6 7LZ
There will also be forms at the back of church. Booking forms should be returned to Elizabeth with a £25 deposit by 4th March. (Cheques made payable to St. Martin and St. Hilda’s Church)

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