A Message from the Vicarage May - June 2022
God is our place of safety. He gives us strength.
God is always there to help us in times of trouble.
Once the excitement and the events (all listed elsewhere in Linkup) of the Queen’s Jubilee and the village weekend have subsided what next?
Stapleford Abbotts Church is faced with a bill for the organ of £8,000. Rather than just wave a begging bowl we are trying to put on some events which will be fun and worthwhile.
The first is a cream tea afternoon at 3.00pm on Sunday 18th June at 3.00pm in the church grounds. All are welcome.
The next event is a concert in church by the St. Francis Hospice Choir on Saturday 2nd July with proceeds shared between the hospice and the organ fund. Do contact me if you would like to join us.
The Churches go out and about on Sunday 26th June as we visit Lambourne Centre for Church in the Farmyard. All are welcome with children accompanied by adults please. We meet at 4.00pm in the car park and all are welcome.
We continue to reach out round the world (no exaggeration) through our Zoomed activities. The Prim magazine is on Wednesday June 8th from 7.30pm and our service is from 8.00pm on Friday 24th . All are welcome to join in. Just let us know and we will send you the link.
Into July and it is the Flower Festival season. Please see the posters for details.
We are always looking for help over the weekends of the festivals, which are really great occasions to come together and work together. So whether it is flower arranging or car park duty we can welcome you to the team.
In particular Lambourne is looking for help in stocking the wine tombola. Please leave any bottles at church or Vicarage or with any member. If it is not wine but a raffle prize that would be great as well.
Christian Aid Week is from 15th – 22nd May. Again, we shall try to deliver an envelope to every house with people invited to drop their contribution into local addresses.
As we enter the events season Lambourne is seeking any bottles for their stalls at the Village weekend and Flower Festival and Stapleford Abbotts is seeking contributions to their organ repair fund.
Lots to do and as has been said elsewhere it will not happen without each person doing their bit.
You can continue to get your Traidcraft goods direct from Stapleford Abbotts Church. In addition there are the preserves and cards.
Stuff for the foodbank can be left in church and Derek H. or I will deliver it to Collier Row each Friday.
You can continue to get your Traidcraft goods direct from church. In addition, there are the preserves and cards.
May we remind you that the bookstall at the back of church has books to borrow. Please help yourself.
A reminder for those wanting to give through the Parish Giving Scheme the direct line is 0333 002 1271 and our reference is 080608040. The annual accounts show that our income has fallen dramatically over the past year with no services, events, or fundraising. Please remember the church as you navigate your way through your financial situation.
Finally, if you do know of anyone who is in need of a phone call, shopping or any other form of help, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us:
Roger Gayler - 01992 815 838 - email firstname.lastname@example.org or use this contact link.
God has called us to be his church in the community ‘for such a time as this’.
With our prayers
All the church at Stapleford Abbotts.
Blessings and keep in touch with each other.
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