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VICAR’S MESSAGES

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LENT STUDY GROUPS

We will be following the Diocesan Lent course which has been written especially for the Year of Prayer. Each session covers an aspect of prayer, with a podcast by various personalities, a picture to study and discussion material. Meetings will be on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30pm in the Peter Apted Room also on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in a private house details available from Natalie; EVERYONE should consider putting aside time to pray and study during lent. EVERYONE is welcome regardless of knowledge, certainty, age, or any other criterion!

LENT – 40 ACTS

Horsham Churches Together churches and individuals are being encouraged to register with www.40acts.org.uk and participate in a 40-day challenge to impact their community and ‘do Lent generously’.

Further information from Rosemary Couchman, Horsham Churches Together Development Co-ordinator.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Church cleaning and maintenance Saturday 24th Feb 10am-1pm.

Look at the Diary Dates page for Holy Week and Easter Sunday 1st April

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EASTER LILIES

If you would like to contribute to the Easter lilies in memory of loved ones please sign the list and put your donation in the box provided.

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FSW EASTER SPONSORED WALK

After a break for the last couple of years this is taking place in Ashdown Forest on Easter Monday. The distance is 8 miles; in previous years we have sent a team so if you are interested please speak to Margaret.

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WATER AID

We will be doing our usual collection for Water Aid during Lent. Please take a label from the table in the Hall, label your jar and start collecting all your change – or whatever you decide to donate. Some people give up something and donate what they would have spent on it during the 6 weeks. We will collect your jars full of money on Easter Sunday.

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THE TALE OF THREE TREES MINI MUSICAL

For children aged 7-11 who would be interested in performing in this on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. There is a poster on the notice board and some copies on the table which you may take if you have (or know) a child who might be interested.

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH – SING IT YOURSELF

Saturday 7th April – details on Diary page.

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NEW WINE

A group from St. John’s are heading off to the Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet for this year’s New Wine, from 28th July until 3rd August.  It’s all about Camping, Community, Caring and lots of things not beginning with C.  We’d love it if more Horsham folks would like to join us in one big group at this splendid event.  This link takes you to the latest New Wine United promotional video!  https://www.youtube.com/user/newwinetube

If you want to find out more, then contact Kate Bailey!

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INTERCESSORS

We need one or two more people willing to do Intercessions during the Sunday service. You would not have to do them more than once a month; there is a set pattern of things to pray for and if you need help Margaret or Natalie would be willing to guide you. Please let Margaret know if you can help.

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CLEANING ROTA

 We are in the fortunate position of having a lovely Church building which can be used by our community, and as you know, due to the heavy usage of the hall we pay a cleaner to come in and keep things under control! However, because of rising costs, the DCC has decided that we will need to start cleaning the church and the Peter Apted room ourselves (keeping the cleaner for the Hall, toilets and kitchen only.) This will not be an arduous job, and if we have enough people no one will have to do it very often. It’ll be just having a tidy, hoovering the sanctuary and Peter Apted room, and dusting around. Please sign the list by the door if you can help. Many thanks.

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CHICHESTER DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING WEBSITE

Please have a look at this – it gives a lot of useful information

www.Safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
So let it be. (Scottish Blessing)

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HORSHAM REPAIR CAFÉ

Held on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Friends Meeting House in Worthing Road from 10.00am – 12.30. See the notice for more details.

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