*Book of Common Prayer
Daily Prayer - Regular 15 minite quiet service of prayer
HOXNE BENEFICE NEWSLETTER - May 2015
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make all our churches
look so beautiful for the Easter celebrations; in particular the many lovely
flower arrangements were an icon of the resurrection and new life erupting after
the barrenness of Lent. Easter season continues nearly all the way through May
this year, and continuing my thought last month of how the resurrection is revealed
in little ways like a fish breakfast in John’s gospel or strangers on
a road in Luke’s, I’ve found this piece, originally from America,
about Jesus appearing in all the little details of our lives together- perhaps
I should have added a paragraph about flower arrangers!
I saw Jesus last week. He was wearing blue jeans and an old shirt. He was up at the church building; he was alone and working hard. For just a minute, he looked like one of our members. But it was Jesus, I could tell by his smile.
I saw Jesus last Sunday. He was teaching a Bible class. He didn't talk real loud or use long words, but you could tell he believed what he said. For just a minute, he looked like my Sunday school teacher. But it was Jesus, I could tell by his loving voice.
I saw Jesus yesterday. He was at the hospital visiting a friend who was sick. They prayed together quietly. For just a minute he looked like Mr Jones. But it was Jesus, I could tell by the tears in his eyes.
I see Jesus everywhere; taking food to the sick, welcoming others to his home, being friendly to a newcomer and for just a minute I think he's someone I know. But it's always Jesus, I can tell by the way he serves.
Revd Michael Womack. St Andrew’s
House, Vicarage Road, Wingfield, Suffolk IP21 5RB. 01379 388889, firstname.lastname@example.org
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COFFEE AT ST. ANDREWS
Drop in for a coffee!...
Last Thursday of the month 10:00 - 12:00
THE BELLS AND THE TOWERThe regular (and faithful) band of ringers continue to practice hard. They now ring regularly before the Family Service and for all other special services so were well to the fore over the Christmas and Easter periods. Trevor Hughes from the NE Region of the Suffolk Guild comes on alternate Tuesdays to give concentrated tuition and progress is noticeable. We need more ringers now that some of our older ringers are having to stop so if there is anyone who would like to have a go just turn up at 7.30 pm on a Thursday or ring Celia Clement Smith on 586252.
REQUESTS FOR PRAYERS
There is a Prayer Request book now at the back of the church and anyone is invited to enter any request for prayers for the sick or for any particular cause.(See Home page for church opening times) or ask any of the Lay Elders.
GUIDELINES ON HOW TO ARRANGE SPECIAL SERVICES
Guidance Notes for Local Residents in Wingfield on how to arrange Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals etc. have been produced and copies are available at the back of the church.
The Lay Elders continue to play a very big part in keeping the church going in Wingfield.
This Website has now been up and running for some time. We try to update it regularly. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 11/06/2015
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