Weekly Update - stamps


The staff and Leadership Team wish you all a very Happy Easter and look forward to welcoming you all back to church in the coming months.
 
Alpha
Starts on Thursday 22nd April - further details from Sam Sanya (sam@ststephens-ealing.org).  Why not invite a friend and come along with them?    
 
Special Services this Easter Weekend
Tonight
8pm              Communion Service – via Zoom (bring your own bread and wine)

Good Friday
10am-12pm  Church Open for Private Prayer (no need to book)
2pm               Livestreamed Reflective Service – via YouTube

Easter Sunday
9am                in person Communion (booking required)
9.30/10am      JAM children’s Groups
11am              Livestreamed Service – via YouTube
 
Lent Appeals
Thanks to all who donated Easter Eggs for the Marylebone Project. 78 eggs have now been delivered by Traidcraft for the homeless women.

Challenging Youth Violence
The London Diocesan Appeal will close at Easter. Our money will go to three Christian charities operating in the London area, offering training and support to the victims of violence and their families, and to those who perpetrate violence how. Please see our website for how to donate.
 
Christian Aid Week
9th - 16th May 2021
We shall be learning about rural communities in Kenya, hit hard by climate change. In new COVID safe events we'll raise money to provide sustainable ways to help. Look out for more news soon!
 
People & Planet meeting
Sunday 25th April
Following the success of our meeting with MPs Rupa Huq and James Murray last summer, we have invited two of our Ealing councillors to a Zoom meeting. Linda Burke, Labour and Anthony Young, Conservative will join us to tell us about their respective interests and responsibilities on the Council. We will be asking them about Ealing's plans to cut CO2 emissions, their views on the Climate Ecological Emergency Bill and how the recently proposed development of tower blocks affect these aims. Our meetings are open to all. Contact Enid Barron or Sue Charlton to express interest or to register.
 
Next St Stephen's Online Quiz 
Friday 9th April 7.45pm for 8pm start.
Joining details same as before or email jane@ststephens-ealing.org if you’re not already on the mailing list.
 
Revision of Electoral Roll
We will shortly be opening the Electoral Roll for revision. If you are not already on the Electoral Roll and would like to join please complete the form on our website. The last day you may sign up to join is 28th April 2021. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted. 
 
Church Annual Meeting
Date for your diaries. Our Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th May 2021. Further information will be available closer to the time.
 
Parish Prayer
These are the streets in our parish we are praying for this fortnight – please do pray for all who live there and for people to come to know Jesus.
Gordon Road
Langham Gardens
Carlton Road
Oak Tree Close
Pinewood Grove
 
Prayer for the Week
God of glory,
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your Church with faith and hope;
for a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.