Parish of St. Chad Poulton-le-Fylde
SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY
We extend a warm welcome to all, especially to
those visiting or who are newcomers to the parish.



TODAY’S SERVICES at ST. CHAD’S
8.00 am Holy Communion
10.00 am PARISH COMMUNION with Baptism
6.30 pm Evensong at St Hilda's

Reading ( OT ) : Mary Kay ( Page 82 )
Reading ( NT ) : Les Kay ( Page 87 )
Intercessions : Dorothy Griffith
Offertory : Jill and Adrian Shepherd

10.00 am - Processional: 408 Gradual: 496 Offertory: NH 15 (omit v 2) Communion: 276, 295, 313 Recessional: 436
6.30 pm - Wedding Anniversary Service ( Singleton )

Streets: This week we shall be praying for all those who live
and work in: Shirley Heights, Skippool Avenue,
Skipton Avenue, Southbourne Avenue

+ Today we welcome Adam and Hanna Jarvis to Parish Communion in VPCC as they bring Connie to be baptized. We look forward to this unique occasion and to welcoming their family and friends.
* This afternoon at 2.30 pm we will hold a Wedding Celebration Service for all those couples to be married in the coming year. This year the Service will take place at St.Anne’s Singleton due to the closure of St.Chad’s. Musicians, flower arrangers and the clergy will be on hand to discuss individual questions and enquiries.


NOTICES : * Coffee will be served after Parish Communion this morning. Please stay and join us.
* The Confirmation Nurture Group will meet not meet this week as it is half term
* The next and final Bible Study before Easter is on the Tenth commandment on Monday 24th February at 2pm at Jill’s. If you would like to come please ring June Challis on 864534
* On Monday at 7.00 pm the Poulton and Carleton Residents Forum will take place in St.Martin’s and St.Hilda’s Church Hall. There will be updates on planning and development issues and the opportunity to raise questions and concerns with our elected representatives.
* The Bishop of Blackburn has issued advice in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The clergy are asked to use hand gel prior to distributing Holy Communion. Congregation members are reminded that it is perfectly acceptable to receive the consecrated bread only, if you are concerned about passing on any infection or do not wish to receive from the chalice. Expert advice is that intinction is not considered any safer in preventing the spread of disease and remains officially discouraged.
* A variety of resources for Lent are available today, please help yourself to copies of Lent Extra and the Church of England booklet Live Lent, focussing on care for God’s creation.
* Details of this year’s lent Study Course ‘Superstar’ are now available. There will be two groups on Wednesday afternoon and evening, both of which will meet at St.Martin’s and St.Hilda’s. Please return completed forms and the course fee of £5 to the Vicar. The course celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the ground breaking show Jesus Christ Superstar and helps us explore the themes of that show which remain as relevant as ever.
* We have now purchased new hymn books which will come into use when we return to the Church in March. Please look out for details of how to sponsor a copy - Words Edition £12.50 Music Edition £30. Sponsorship will allow the insertion of a simple label with the name of the donor or the person to be remembered.

* During work on the Church the pattern of services are as follows:
+ Sunday morning services will be in Vicarage Park Community Centre (VPCC).
8.00 am Holy Communion
10.00 am Parish Communion / All Age Worship
+ Sunday evenings will be at St.Hilda’s Carleton
6.30 pm Evensong / Parish Communion
+ Midweek Services are as follows
Tuesday 10.00 am Holy Communion ( St.Chad’s Tennis Club Pavilion).
Thursday 11.30 am Holy Communion ( St.Chad’s Tennis Club Pavilion).
Friday 7.30 pm Holy Communion ( The Belfry).
* During work on the Church Office Hour on Tuesdays 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm when baptisms and weddings can be arranged will take place at the Vicarage.



This Weeks Events,
Monday : 17 February –Janani Luwum, archbishop, martyr, 1977
7.00 pm Poulton and Carleton Residents Forum meet in St.Hilda’s Hall

Tuesday: 18 February
10.00 am Holy Communion in Tennis Club

Wednesday: 19 February
11.00 am Holy Communion at St. Hilda’s

Thursday: 20 February
11.30 am Holy Communion in Tennis Club Pavilion

Friday: 21 February
7.30 pm Holy Communion in the Belfry 8.00 pm Bellringers

Saturday: 22 February

Next Sunday: 23 February - SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT
8.00 am Holy Communion at VPCC
10.00 am PARISH COMMUNION at VPCC
11.00 am FAMILY EUCHARIST at St.Hilda’s
6.30 pm Evensong at St.Hilda’s

Readings : Exodus 24: 12-end 2 Peter 1: 16-end
Gospel : Matthew 17: 1-9

+ Junior Church meets each Sunday during term time at 10 am in VPCC
Children aged 3+ who are comfortable with being left in the care of our Junior Church Team are most welcome.
Please ask a Sidesperson or Warden if you need help with the following:
*Toilet and Baby changing facilities are available at the back of church.
Large print hymn books and Communion Service books are available.
If you require a gluten-free wafer at Holy Communion.
Also if anyone needs to receive Communion in their seat.











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