MESSAGE FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST

Bulletin for the Third Sunday of Lent 7. 3. 2021

Christ Church Vision: Bringing Jesus into the heart of the Community
Message from your Parish Priest

We’ve reached the third week of Lent. It has been a time of introspection, of looking within and taking note of the various ways in which, we have strayed from the righteousness of God. This is the time for cleansing the temple, purging anger, pride and self-importance. This is the time for making our body, soul, spirit – worthy places for the Spirit of God to dwell. May the blazing fire of God’s love consume all that is unrighteous in us that we may be a holy temple fit for God.

Remember next week is Mothering Sunday (14.3.21) and we hope to distribute gifts made by our sister Vivian.

On Friday we have Stations of the Cross 7.30pm and on Saturday the Lent conversations for 2021 are based on ’ Bishop Sarah Mullally book ROOTED in LOVE ‘Lent reflections on life in Christ. We meet every Saturday at 12 noon in the church hall. This is also a time for us to get together and talk about the things that are on our minds. Alternatively, you may wish to Join us by Zoom.
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Meeting ID: 577 141 6401
Password: 635811

We remember all those who mourn loved ones especially our sister Pauline whose father passed away on Wednesday morning ‘Grant eternal rest O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace.’ Please also keep in your prayers especially Bev’s Sister Patricia, her cousin Jean & Jean’s husband Richard, also Pearl’s husband Mitford, and Rose that they may all know God’s healing touch.
The on-line services will continue. Please pray for each other and keep that sense of togetherness. A reminder that each day we have Morning Prayer at 9am and Evening Prayer 7.30pm; ecumenical prayers are at 7.30pm on Thursdays and 8.15 am on Fridays by zoom and in church with social distancing.

Account Name: Christ Church, West Green with St Peter
Sort code: 089299
Account Number: 65156465

Have a Blessed week
Revd Gita Deborah Bond
Collect The Third Sunday of Lent 7.3.2021
Almighty God,
whose most dear Son went not up to joy
but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we,
walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace,
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God, now and forever. Amen

Collect The Third Sunday of Lent
Almighty God,
whose most dear Son went not up to joy
but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we,
walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace,
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God, now and forever. Amen

LITURGY
First reading Exodus 20: 1 – 17
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 19 “You, Lord have the words of eternal life.”
Second Reading: 1 Cor 1: 18 – 25
Gospel Reading John 2: 13 – 22