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April 14th           Madron          Palm Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards mankind sent your Son our saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also come to share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings    Philippians 2.5-11     Luke 19.28-40

HYMNS     78   133   89   118   HC  135  (+367)

Welcome today to our Palm Sunday Service. Palm crosses will be blessed and given out at the end. A special welcome to our friend Howard.

Evening Service is here tonight at 6pm.

Prayer meeting stops for Holy Week but will resume next week at its new time of 6.30-7pm.

Magazines for April are still available at the back

AGM on Wed 24th at 7.30pm at Landithy Hall. An opportunity to look back and look forward with wine and nibbles and a short quiz

Holy Week Services (magazine has mistakes)

Mon 15th 6pm Holy Week Service –  in choir stalls

Tues 16th 6pm Taize – in choir stalls

Wed 17th 6pm – in choir stalls

Maundy Thurs 7pm Holy Communion

Good Friday (19th) 11.00  Quiet Service with hymns and reflections

2pm Joint service at Madron chapel

Easter Day  8am/11am and 6pm services

Easter experience. A journey at your own pace around the church, calling at stations representing different events in Jesus’ life in Holy Week. Things to pray, read and do, to help you get the most out of Easter and its build-up

10-2pm and 2-4pm daily but Good Friday afternoon only

Nomination forms are available on the table for 2 PCC vacancies and a PCC secretary, also for a deanery synod rep (one applicant already)

Spiritual disciplines      (5) Serving

An episode in the New Testament we think of on Maundy Thursday  is where Jesus scandalised Peter by offering to wash his feet. He was reminding them and us that ministry is about service rather than status. In Mark 10.45 Jesus says ‘The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many’. The cross was the ultimate humility and service. The two words are closely linked. The Greek word for humility is the word used of an animal in harness going where the driver wants that animal to go. Humility is therefore not about keeping your head down, so to speak, but actively making yourself available for duty.

Serving for us is not about what job we choose to do or about volunteering to do something in the church (as if this piece is a   veiled plea with the AGM coming up !), it is another way of following in Christ’s footsteps: making time for individuals, giving worth to  those who feel worthless or were made to feel worthless by others, looking to see what we could do to touch other people, although we may not be able to perform miracles in quite the same way.

Jesus served people he was not expected to mix with, he served the invisible, the unclean, the powerful (Roman officer) as the powerless- he was indiscriminate. The crowds we are told in today’s Gospel reading were cheering in response to the miracles Jesus had performed. Serving can be a very powerful tool in bringing people     into the Kingdom of God.

Jesus had insight far beyond the awareness needed to understand someone’s generic situation – a sick man, an ostracised woman. When we listen to people and get to know them, we discover their points of need or where they can be given joy. A conversation, a small gift, a piece of encouragement – small gestures can bring  great impact. Society for some years has promoted an ‘I, me, my approach’ to living. Somehow we are busier than ever before, despite labour saving devices in our lives.

Our ‘big society’ means there are opportunities to do more than    ever before, but whether alone or in the company of others, publicly or private, serving is about an approach to life and discipleship above all.

April 14th            Heamoor            Palm Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards mankind sent your Son our saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also come to share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings    Philippians 2.5-11     Luke 19.28-40

HYMNS     78   133   89   118   HC  135

Welcome today to our Palm Sunday Service with palm crosses to be blessed and distributed as usual

Thursday communion as usual at 10am

Magazines for April are still available at the back

Pre Easter Coffee Morning Thanks to all who helped and supported this event yesterday.

Holy Week Services (magazine has mistakes)

Mon 15th 6pm Holy Week Service at Madron

Tues 16th 6pm Taize at Madron

Wed 17th 6pm at Madron

Maundy Thurs 10am Holy Communion (here)

and 7pm (Madron)

Good Friday (19th) 9.30am Joint Service here

We pray for Marie Nicholas and family (Claude’s funeral is tomorrow at 10am), also for those still on our sick list, & for victims of stalkers

AGM on Wed 24th at 7.30pm at Landithy Hall. An opportunity to look back and look forward with wine and nibbles and a short quiz

Easter experience. A journey at your own pace around the church, calling at stations representing different events in Jesus’ life in Holy Week. Things to pray, read and do, to help you get the most out of Easter and its build-up

10-2pm and 2-4pm daily but Good Friday afternoon only

April 14th            Gulval             Palm Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards mankind sent your Son our saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also come to share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings    Philippians 2.5-11     Luke 19.28-40

HYMNS     Mission Praise   580   457   428   41

Welcome today to our Palm Sunday Service and especially to James Roberts, who will be baptised today. Welcome also to his family and friends. Palm crosses will be blessed and given out at the end

Midweek Communion is on Wednesday at 10.30am as usual plus Maundy Thursday Communion with Tim at 7pm on Thursday.

Magazines for April are still available at the back

Holy Week Services (magazine has mistakes)

Mon 15th 6pm Holy Week Service at Madron

Tues 16th 6pm Taize at Madron

Wed 17th 6pm at Madron

Maundy Thurs  7pm Holy Communion

Good Friday (19th) 7.00am Joint Service here

Easter Day 8am,11am and 4pm services

AGM on Fri 26th at 7.30pm here. An opportunity to look back and look forward with wine and nibbles and a short quiz. We have 1 PCC vacancy

Easter experience at Madron. A journey at your own pace around the church, calling at stations representing different events in Jesus’ life in Holy Week. Things to pray, read and do, to help you get the most out of Easter and its build-up. 10-2pm and 2-4pm daily but Good Friday afternoon only

We pray for Janes and family, for Aaron and Beth, married last weekend, and for Cameron as he flies out to his new life in South Africa. We thank God for all he has done among us. £125 has been collected for him so far

April 7th           Madron          Lent 5

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings    Philippians 3.4b-14     John 12.1-8

HYMNS         145    M37   187    148    139

Welcome today to a Family Service featuring different kinds of prayer.

Evening Service is here tonight at 6pm.

Next week will be Palm Sunday with palm crosses to everyone as usual.

Lent Lunches at St Thomas raised a tremendous £197.50 towards the Shelterbox (Mozambique) Appeal. Thanks for your support

Prayer meeting at St T’s this Tuesday at 6.30pm. All welcome. The meeting will be at this new time from now on.

Magazines for April are available at the back

Pre Easter Coffee Morning this Saturday at Heamoor from 10.30am.

We pray for Christians under pressure in Angola and India

Holy Week Services (magazine mistakes)

Palm Sunday (14th) 11.00am Holy Communion

Mon 15th 6pm Holy Week Service at Madron

Tues 16th 6pm Taize at Madron

Wed 17th 6pm at Madron

Maundy Thurs 7pm Holy Communion

Good Friday (19th) 11.00  Quiet Service with hymns and reflections

2pm Joint service at Madron chapel

Easter Day  8am/11am and 6pm services

Easter experience. A journey at your own pace around the church calling at stations representing different events in Jesus’ life in Holy Week. Things to pray, read and do, to help you get the most out of Easter and its build-up

Spiritual disciplines      (4) Listening

Listening is really an important part of prayer, which we have already looked at; but it goes beyond words and formal prayer times, it is a whole approach to God, which requires time and sensitivity. God can speak at any time and in any way, even in a crowded street.

A key passage in the Old Testament is at the start of 1 Samuel where Eli, for all his faults, recognises that God is trying to speak to the boy Samuel. In the words of the hymn Samuel is told to say when he hears his name a third time, ‘Speak, your servant is listening’.

Moses listens in a different way. He is attracted by a burning bush (not unusual in a hot desert) and having given his attention to it (because it is not burning up) God is able to speak to him.

Sometimes God speaks through others e.g. Nathan telling David off about his adultery, Daniel telling Nebuchadnezzar his dreams, Balaam’s donkey telling him off.

In the New Testament Paul hears God’s voice when he is not expecting it (on the road to Damascus). Paul on the ship bound for Rome tells the sailors God has guaranteed none will be lost in the shipwreck.

What is not clear is whether people in scripture hear an audible voice always or whether sometimes an inner voice seems like God’s voice breaking in. The important thing, beyond the mechanics of how God speaks, is that in each case God’s directing is clearly seen to be God speaking, by some sense of inner conviction or sense of intervention. .

We need space and silence for God to speak to us. God is not obliged to speak to us in a silent minute in our quiet times or at church, but that is a start. A train of our thought may not be the mind wandering but God starting to speak. We need to think about what friends or strangers say to us, what things strike us when in church, when coincidences happen and when we seem blocked or thwarted – it could be God’s re-directing.

In our noise-filled fast-paced world, listening to others, let alone to God, is becoming a dying art.

April 7th            Heamoor            Lent 5

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings    Philippians 3.4b-14     John 12.1-8

HYMNS         145    M37   187    148    139

Welcome today to a Family Service featuring different kinds of prayer. Sylvia Masters has lost her mother and had to go to the States; we are delighted to welcome Joyce, who will be helping us out.

Next week will be Palm Sunday with palm crosses to everyone as usual.

Thursday communion as usual at 10am

Lent Lunches at St Thomas raised a tremendous £197.50 towards the Shelterbox (Mozambique) Appeal. Thanks for your support

Prayer meeting at St T’s this Tuesday at 6.30pm. All welcome. The meeting will be at this new time from now on.

Magazines for April are available at the back

Pre Easter Coffee Morning this Saturday from 10.30am. Offers of cakes, books, raffle prizes etc. gratefully accepted

We pray for those still unwell at St Thomas’ inc Julie, Theo, Margaret, and Sarah. We pray too for Sylvia and family and for Claude’s family. His funeral is here on Monday 15th at 10am.

Holy Week Services (magazine mistakes)

Palm Sunday (14th) 9.30am Holy Communion

Mon 15th 6pm Holy Week Service at Madron

Tues 16th 6pm Taize at Madron

Wed 17th 6pm at Madron

Maundy Thurs 10am Holy Communion (here)

and 7pm (Madron)

Good Friday (19th) 9.30am Joint Service here

April 7th            Gulval             Lent  5

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings    Philippians 3.4b-14     John 12.1-8

HYMNS     A&M  167  333   459   304    HC  189

Welcome to our service today, which is probably Cameron’s last for a while. Do any of you play the piano ? Don’t be shy

Evening Service here today at 4pm

Midweek Communion is on Wednesday at 10.30am as usual.

Magazines for April are still available at the back

Holy Week Services (magazine mistakes)

Palm Sunday (14th) 11.00am Holy Communion

Mon 15th 6pm Holy Week Service at Madron

Tues 16th 6pm Taize at Madron

Wed 17th 6pm at Madron

Maundy Thurs  7pm Holy Communion

Good Friday (19th) 7.00am Joint Service here

Easter Day 8am,11am and 4pm services

Easter experience. In Holy Week in Madron from 10-12 and 2-4pm each day there will be a walk around the church set up with various stations along the way where you can read, pray, think and do something as you follow in the footsteps of Jesus

We pray for Bethany and Aaron, who were married here yesterday, also for last week’s baptism family, for all those unable to get to church, for Christians in Angola, where the government have forcibly closed thousands of churches, for elections in India to result in religious tolerance, for our politicians, and fro the future of Edward Hain hospital.