Vicar's update 15th AprilSteve Newbold  2017 web2

We began Holy Week yesterday as we celebrated Palm Sunday.  There are many more opportunities this week to come and worship as we journey with Jesus to the cross and empty tomb.  The main details are as follows – do come and join us when you can and especially on Good Friday and Easter Day.
 
Monday – Wednesday                 8pm          Night Prayer and Reflection for 30mins
Maundy Thursday                        7.30pm    Informal Meal and Communion
                                                                              (if you haven't signed up yet please let  the church office know if you would like to come)
Good Friday                                    9.55am    for 10am departure Walk of Witness from St Stephen’s to Ealing Broadway
                                                           2pm           An hour at the Cross with separate children’s work
Easter Day                                      5.30am     Dawn Celebration and Communion
                                                                               followed by breakfast
                                                           10.30am   All Age Celebration and Communion
                                                                               followed by Café  (no services at 9am or 6.30pm)

As Lent draws to a close please do remember to support this year’s Lent Appeal which is to help combat Modern Day Slavery.  Perhaps you have given up something for Lent and have saved money to donate, or perhaps you can give the cost equivalent to a night out?  Use a Yellow Gift Aid Envelope and ensure that it is marked LENT APPEAL.
 
Would you like to come to New Wine this summer and get a place for free?  If so why not help out on team?  New Wine urgently need team for Stomping Ground, Youth, Pebbles (adult places), Our Place, Access, General Stewarding and nurses and paramedics for the Medical Team. If so do apply at united.new-wine.org/teams.
 
Our Annual Church Meeting is only a few weeks away on Sunday 28th April at 6.30pm.  You now nominate people to stand for election.  In particular we need a new Churchwarden to replace Geoff Thomas who is stepping down.  Copies of all the relevant documents for the meeting are available on line here to save paper please download them to your tablet, smartphone or laptop and bring them to the meeting.  The meeting lasts about an hour and a half and will be followed by cheese and wine. 

Have a good week.

Steve