Pews News

Thursday 6th August 2020 

 9.00 am Holy Communion

Social distancing to be observed.

Praying for the dioceses of Ogbomoso, Nigeria; Botswana, Central Africa; Brandon, Canada.
Praying for Maritime Avenue, Boardwalk, Admiralty Way and The Armoury.

 10.30 Pop-in:

Social distancing to be observed.
Held in the Church Hall every Thursday 10.30 am to 12.00 noon for anyone to pop in for a drink and a chat. Proceeds to charity. Everyone is welcome! 

Sunday 9th August 2020
Ninth Sunday after Trinity

10.00 Village Praise 
Simon Hones

1 Kings 19. 9 - 18
Romans  10. 5 - 15 
Matthew 14. 22 - 33

Praying for the dioceses of Stockholm, Sweden; Portsmouth, the Province of Rwanda; our Archdeacons and their Personal Assistants.

Praying for Beaulieu Road, Twiggs Lane, Arters Lawn and Staplewood Lane.

Masks will be worn.

They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
Mat 14. 20

Church Opening 

St Johns will be open daily for private prayer from Monday 10th August.  Please use hand sanitiser and sign the contact sheet when you come into the church.

Dates for your diary

Nyarugenge Appeal
Last year St John's members responded to an appeal and, together with extra funding from Grass Roots Rwanda, some £2,000 was sent. Recent news reports that work on their church is progressing. The metal frame for the roof has been erected and now awaits the metal sheets. More funds are needed to help them make this happen and a new appeal is under way. We have already raised £340 with thanks to all donors.

If you wish to support this please write a cheque and make it payable to our church account which is Marchwood PCC. Cash is, of course, acceptable! You can either post it to me or pop it through my letter box. These can be banked via the Post Office. I will then arrange for our Treasurer to send a lump sum to Grass Roots Rwanda. Hopefully the Trust will add some more to it.
Reg Martin

The choir would like to welcome new members. There is no requirement to be able to read music.  There must be a willingness to regularly attend choir practices. If you are interested please speak to Moira.  Choir practice is held on Mondays at 7.15 pm in the Church.

Waterside Foodbank Appeal
The usual shopping items are always needed. Thank you so much for anything you feel you can give, to share our goodwill and God’s love.

Please Remember in Your Prayers:

Our Priest-in-Charge, Revd Simon Hones.

Our Church Wardens, Judi and Helen and all members of our PCC.

Our friends and all Christians in Rwanda, especially  Bishop Jered and  Archdeacon Munyakazi Augustin in Nyarugenge. We also pray for a speedy repair to the roof of Nyarugenge church.

For those who are sick or in need of prayer and all those worried about loved ones.

Our prayers and condolences in their bereavement go to the families and friends of all those who have diedespecially from the Covid 19 infections.

Give thanks for answered prayer.

Pray for the Village Praise service.

For 18-25 year olds – praying for good ideas for occupying so many unemployed young people.

Waterside Street Pastors.

The Crossings.

The children & young people in Naomi House and Jack's Place, on Piam Brown Ward,  the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit and the staff and patients of Priory Hospital, Oakhaven Hospice, and all local hospitals, nursing and care homes.

Also for the staff and patients of Southfield, Bluebird and Antelope Houses.