On Maundy Thursday, at St. Peter’s we celebrated the Passover. This has now become a “Tradition” The reason that we do this is to enter into the last hours that Jesus spent with his disciples when he celebrated the Passover with them
We met seated around a U-shaped table. The church was packed to capacity. We prayerfully remembered the first Passover, when the Israelites were preparing to leave Egypt, and the Angel of death “passed over” the Israelite houses. We sampled the sort of food that they would have eaten, and drank the sort of wine that they would have drunk.
Then we remembered that Jesus broke the bread and drank the wine with the words “this is my Body broken for you, this is my blood shed for you. Do this as often as you eat and drink them, in remembrance of me.” And so we remembered Jesus death on the cross for each one of us.
We then ate together, and served one another at table. This is an occasion that starts with serious words that have been passed down to us from the time of the Exodus, goes on to remember the death of Jesus, and then finishes with a happy meal. Thanks to all the cooks!
Thanks to Ian Hyde for sending in the article.
The first Sunday of the month usually sees a slightly larger number of people at the Lincolnshire Poacher on Wragby Road for the Carlton and Glebe service. All those who attended on the fist Sunday in March were in for a treat as they were witnesses to the baptism of Mark Richardson, the first baptism to be held at St. Peter in the Pub. Congratulations Mark.
Jane (Marks mum) explained:
"Wanting to have Mark baptized was a decision to start his journey of faith and asking for the Church's support. The wonderful thing having Mark baptized as an older child means he can remember the special event so we can talk and chat about what it means, the love of God, and being part of the Christian family. A big thank you to everyone there that made the day very special."
Swishing is the latest in being a ‘collaborative consumer’: reducing demand on the planet’s finite resources, and putting unwanted, unworn clothing items to a good cause. We had a great time: pancakes, a drink, time to chat, lovely clothes to look at and try on…. and at the end of the evening we blessed Strut with some wonderful designer clothes for their annual fashion show and to sell on. Donations went to the women’s work going on in our partner diocese, Tirunelveli, South India. Well done ladies! More on swishing here.
Thanks to Sandie Stratford for the article.
Well this Sunday started with a big move around on Saturday evening to setup Church into café style ready for Education and Homelessness Sunday.
The service started with coffee, tea and cake and it was fantastic to see all 239 of you, yes that’s right 239! What a welcome that was for Andy Housam from the Joy Foundation who took the service. Andy had all the children in the palm of his hands throughout his sermon and it was a great opportunity to see how his skills are working through the school community. (Listen to what Andy had to say)
This was followed with a soup lunch and donations towards what you would normally have spent on a Sunday lunch. Thanks to you all we raised over £500 which will be split between Nomad Trust, Beattitude and the Joy Foundation.
It was wonderful to use the church in this way and thanks go to you all who helped make it such a successful event.
Thanks to Jo Smith for sending in the article.
At 1200 Edward conducted the service and used the version used at 9am Services an the 2nd and 4th Sundays – though we didn’t stand for the reading of the Gospel. The lessons were beautifully read by John Ansty and Gillian Roe. Geoff Anderton played with all the skill and taste as he does. Twenty nine seniors made the congregation.
Thanks to Stan Waugh for the article and photo.
Lots of things have been going on last month to raise money towards the 2012 advent appeal. For the last few years we have been sending money to the South Sudan Voices of Hope, and this year was no exception. Thanks toeveryone who donated or help raise the £1568.
In real terms that means: 30 goats, 38 mosquito nets, and 40 bags of seed.
Kenneth during his trip to South sudan last summer