Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Friday 20th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Saturday 21st April
10:00
- 12:30
Susie & Michael Snyder, blessing of Eliana (11am)
Sunday 22nd April
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 23rd April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
14:00
- 15:30
Wives Fellowship (2pm start)
Tuesday 24th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 25th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 26th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 27th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

Faith & Practice

Time for God

Clock face

The Gift of Time

How many times do we feel that we don't have enough time — we are too busy? Or, that after a busy time, that time stretches in front of us and we don't know what to do with it?

Managing time, living comfortably within the 168 hours of a week, is for many of us, one of the most fraught underlying challenges we face.

The starting point is a shift of viewpoint — a reminder:

     All the time we have is God's gift
God gives us time to come to know God

We don't earn time, or justify ourselves by our use of it. We just have to receive it in the knowledge that we are God's creatures. God doesn't ask us to live as we can do more than will fit into 168 hours a week. God just asks us to make choices in the way we use our time that deepen our relationship with God.

The Church is the community of people that help one another in making those choices, sharing activities and company that remind us of the holiness of our time:

   PRAYER, WORSHIP and SEEKING
and SERVING THE KINGDOM OF GOD

You might find it helpful to download and print the following:

"Personal Time Audit"

"Match Your Time and Talents with Church Activity"

"Life at St Michael & All Angels"

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

The Blessing of the Threshold

Bishop Steven will be blessing the Narthex, kitchen, office and toilets on April 22nd (10am).
Read more …

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

The APCM is on Sunday 15th April (after church). This meeting gives an account of the church's activity in the last year.
Read more …

Mum's Spirituality & Faith Group

A new informal evening get-together is starting up once a month for mum's.
Read more …
 
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