Church of England Diocese of Norwich Lingwood

Church News 1 March 2020

1 Mar 2020, 3 p.m.

 Sunday March 1st Lent 1

9.45 Lingwood All Age

11.15 Holy Communion (CW) Strumpshaw 6.30 Evening Prayer (BCP) Strumpshaw

The trip to Buckingham Palace. to see the State Rooms on July

28th is now booked. Eastons say there are a few tickets left on

the coach so if you are interested please speak to Pat Wyld

(714006) or Beryl (01493 234065) or Heather (713880) today (March 1st).

Lingwood Choir next meet on Monday 2nd March 7pm

Songs of Praise at Homelea Thurs March 5th IS CANCELLED – THEY ARE DECORATING.

Thursday Homegroup at Marie’s meets on March 5th at 7:30pm to conclude “Tough Talk – Hard Sayings of Jesus”. If you would like to join speak to Heather or Marie.

World Day of Prayer service in Lingwood Church at 2pm on Friday 6th March. Do Come. Does anyone have a small sisal mat we could borrow? It is needed as one of the props. Please speak to Heather if you can help or for more details.

Sunday March 8th Lent 2

9.45 Holy Communion (CW) Lingwood

11.15 Holy Communion (BCP) South Burlingham – our first service of 2020

No morning service at Strumpshaw

6.30 Taize Strumpshaw – do come along to take part in this quiet contemplative service.

There is no Holy Communion on Thursday 12th March Next Deanery Synod is March 12th 7.30pm.

Could you lead our prayers or read from the bible on a Sunday morning? We are always open to more people participating in services. If you think God could be calling you to support our churches in this way let David know. Training will be available if you wish this.

Lingwood Flower group next meet Tuesday 10th March at 2pm in the Church Centre with a theme of Mothering Sunday. We are actually making the posies to give out on Mothering Sunday on Sat 21st March at 10am. All welcome to join in – no experience necessary! After Mothering Sunday, regular flower group meetings will move to Wednesdays with the first Wednesday practice being on 1st April at 2pm. More details from Marianne (714392)

We are into Lent which means that Holy Week is not far off! If you are willing to read at the Maundy Thursday service in Lingwood and/or the Good Friday services in Strumpshaw and Lingwood please let David or Heather know.

Sunday March 15th Lent 3

9.45 Morning Prayer with Sunday Club Lingwood

9.45 Morning Prayer (BCP) Hassingham

11.15 Holy Communion (CW) Strumpshaw – we welcome the Revd. David Casson who will preside at this service

No evening service this week.

Sunday March 22nd Mothering Sunday

All Age for Mothering Sunday 9.45 Lingwood, 10.00 S Burlingham and 11.15 Strumpshaw 6.30 Holy Communion (BCP) Strumpshaw

Lingwood’s Spring Fair is on Saturday 28th March. We need prizes for games, raffles & tombola, bottles of all descriptions, baskets for Lorna, cakes, toys, books and of course bric- a-brac. All items can be brought to church or to the Rectory or to Marlene at 2 Barn Close. We will also need help on the day to transport tables, crockery etc to the Village Hall. This year we are hoping to set up the tables between 12 and 12.30pm and then bring in items for sale from 12.30pm. If you can help in any way contact Marlene Holdstock 960344 or [email protected]

Quiz and Chips – Get your tickets now! Saturday 4th April at Lingwood Village Hall. Quizzing starts at 7pm. Teams of up to 6 people. £9 per person which includes cod & chips (alternative battered veggie burger or double sausage). Donations for Prizes & Raffle very welcome. Tickets at Lingwood Village Hall or from Penny or Rob Webb (713380) or Heather (713880)

AdLent Calendars (calendar setting out items to donate to the Foodbank or prayers for each day of Lent) are now in Lingwood and Strumpshaw churches. If you can donate an item please sign up on the relevant date on the calendar and place the item in the usual Foodbank collection box. If you should wish to keep this anonymous, simply place a tick on the calendar for the day of your choice. For the “Prayer” days it would be lovely if everyone could join in with the requested prayers. A copy of the calendar can be emailed to you upon request.

In the meantime we have also heard from the Foodbank with their thanks and a Certificate of Appreciation which reads “Lingwood & Strumpshaw Churches generously support the Norwich Foodbank. As at 20 Feb 2020, you have donated a total of more than 962kg of food; including a Harvest collection totalling over 218kg. Based on the average weight of the food boxes we supply, this would be enough food to feed more than 128 local people, who are in crisis, for 3 days. Thank you very much for your continued support.” – well done everyone!

We have been invited to have a display/stall at the Easter Extravaganza on Easter Monday 13th April and also the summer fete on June 27th - both at Lingwood Village Hall. Heather and David are not able to do either of these dates. Is anyone else able to arrange this so we have a presence at either or both these events? Let Heather or David know by Sunday 22nd March.

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