19th February 2012

TODAY Sunday Before Lent
8.00am Quiet Communion Service
10.00am Worship With Communion
Readings: 2 Kings 2 vv 1-12 : 2 Corinthians 4 vv 3-6 : Mark 9 vv 2-9
Collections will be in support of Frank Shayi at the International College of Bible and Missions in South Africa
Prayer Focus: February 22nd is World Thinking Day for Scouts. Please pray for all our uniformed organisations that meet in the hall and their leaders

10am Worship with Holy Communion
After the 10am service there will the usual coffee, tea, squash and biscuits, in the Hall. All Welcome

Tuesday 21st February 10.00am Holy Communion Service
Wednesday 22nd February 3.00pm Holy Communion
at Elizabeth House
NEXT SUNDAY 26th February First Sunday of Lent
Readings Genesis 9 vv 8-17 : 1 Peter 3 vv 18-end : Mark 1 vv 9-15
Prayer Focus : Fair Trade Fortnight. Pray for support for Fair Trade products in order to support poorer countries.
Collections will be for Taunton Opportunity Group – a pre-school for children with additional needs working in partnership with families from Taunton, Wellington and surrounding villages

4.30pm Evensong at St Georges Home

Due to Grace being on extended sick leave, the Office will be open Monday to Friday, 9.45 – 11.45a.m. It would be appreciated if contact with the office could be made within that time. Thank You

Sunday 26 February – Sunday 4 March. Will you be part of a growing army of worshippers, a Global Poverty Prayer Movement, with a passion for prayer and a longing to see justice released in the poorest parts of the world? Could you come and join us at St Mary Magdalene Church on 29 February at 7.30pm for a special service with Andrew Flanagan leading worship and speaking. For more information go to this link

Ash Wednesday Service at Trull Church on Wed. 22 February
For those wanting to attend a more traditional service, there will be a service on Thursday 23 February at 9.45am at St Michael’s Church, Galmington.

The Lent Boxes and the “Count Your Blessings” leaflets are by the font. Please sign up in the book by the number on your box. There are Christian Aid and Intercontinental Church Society boxes. Even if you do not wish to take a Lent Box, please consider taking a “Count Your Blessings” leaflet as they contain many challenging thoughts.
Helen Price

Pat and Peter Baker are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on the weekend of 25 – 26 February. You are invited to join them in the Hall after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday 26 for some cake and a drink.

Womens World Day of Prayer
Friday 2 March. You are all invited to come along and join with Christians of all denominations for this year’s service prepared by the women of Malaysia.
10.30am St James Church
Speaker: Revd Sheila Murray
7pm URC, Paul Street,
including slides & meditation.

Thank You to all those who supported the recent sales of soup, books, cakes and cards! A further £132 has been raised for the Hall Fund.

Richer Relationships
4 sessions covering communication, problem solving, listening, intimacy, goals & values.
At St Michael’s Church, 7, 13, 21, 27 March. 7.30 for 7.45pm

Julia Morgan Pudding Evening
17 March in the hall. Details to follow.

WE hope to hold an Easter Holiday Club Day on Tuesday 3 April. If anyone is interested in helping on the day, please contact Jenny Jeffery.

The 4-40 Volunteers are a new, Christian based organisation formed to help and support the wives/partners and families of 40 Marine Commando. Any potential volunteers who have a heart to help 40 Marine Commando please contact: Sue Burr Telephone: 01823 433844 or Mobile: 07825 745 246.

Chair of Open Door
The day centre for homeless people originated out of Taunton churches’ concern, and two-thirds of the charity’s finance and goods aid are given by Christians. By tradition (not statute) the Trustees have been Christians and we are keen to continue this. We are now seeking a new Trustee who will be prepared to work in tandem with the Chair and who would be prepared to consider taking over this role. For further information and prayer contact the Manager Tim Hather,on 01823 277196, visit the centre at 1a Mount Street, or email theopendoor2009@hotmail.co.uk

HELP a young person and prevent homelessness. YMCA Somerset Home Projects are seeking voluntary drivers to drive young people to their host placements within the Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor area. Volunteers will be reimbursed for their mileage expenses. To learn more, please phone Routes 01278 726000 ext 241, email info@bridgwaterymca.org
Website www.bridgwaterymca.org

A ‘Lent Soup Lunch’ will take place on Saturday 10th March – with the proceeds being donated to Christian Aid.
The ‘Soup Lunches’ will then take a break until next Autumn We hope that you have enjoyed them.

A week of Guided Prayer for Lent – Taunton Area Churches Monday 19th March – Saturday 24th March.
This is a diocesan resource which offers the opportunity for people to explore their relationship with God in a short period of guided prayer. In this period you could have the opportunity to meet with someone, outside the benefice and in complete confidence, who is trained to listen, encourage and support you.
The week will open with and introductory meeting at 7.00pm on Monday 19th. If you would like to know more, please contact
The Rev’d Jane Eastell – Diocesan Advisor in Spirituality tel 01823 321069 jane.eastell@bathwells.anglican.org
The Rev’d Ann Fulton –
Tel 01823 451257

St Georges Prayer for Street Pastors Saturday 24 March.
Taunton Street Pastors depend heavily on prayer support and request that each church takes responsibility for prayer cover for one patrol per quarter. St Georges next slot is Saturday 24 March. We need people willing to commit to pray for those patrolling the streets seeking to care, listen and help.

The prayer slot needs a minimum of three people (no maximum number) to remain at the Street Pastor base at North St Church for as long as possible between 9.30pm and 4am on the Saturday night. The team on the street are in frequent phone contact with those praying at the base with specific and immediate prayer requests. Potential fights dissolve when several are praying for peace. Besides prayer, there are refreshments and it is a great way to get to know people from other churches. It may be possible for one or two of the prayer support group to come out on the streets as ‘observers’. Please contact Barbara Winterson on 275485 or Brenda Arscott.


0800Traditional Communion

1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship

09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.

1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard


1000Holy Communion at church

14303rd Tuesday
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home


14302nd Wednesday
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall

15004th Wednesday
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.


11002nd Thursday
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home