This Weeks News

**** Streets for Prayer This Week *****

Coleridge Drive, Milton Court


**** This Week ****

Lent Course Continues… 

The TV series, “Broken", written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sean Bean is set in an estate parish somewhere in the UK. The
series focuses on the life and ministry Father Michael Kerrigan, a Roman Catholic, priest who, despite past trauma and anxiety about his own inadequacies, attempts to bring the light of Christ into the lives of the people amongst whom he ministers. The series portrays real life at its most gritty and unvarnished, and in doing so raises many questions about how to live faithfully when life is very hard.


**** This series is not for the faint-hearted, it contains disturbing and challenging story-lines, lots of swearing, and some violence. It’s 15
rated, but is wonderfully written and acted and raises important questions of faith and life *****


We’re offering a daytime and an evening course, and the dates and times are:

    Wednesday mornings from 10.00am - 12 noon; & Thursday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pm (ish!)

    Wednesdays:    14th & 21st March;  Thursdays: 15th & 22nd March


Teddy Bear Church

On Monday at 9.30am… for all pre-school children and their carers, a great time, with time to play, sing songs, hear a Bible story, and do craft together.


Messy Mondays

On Monday at 2pm is the next gathering for Messy Tea, a fun afternoon for any who have left school, with lots of craft, an act of worship and refreshments.


Perton Manor Service

Our next service at Perton Manor Residential Home is on Thursday at 11am. Please come and support the team if you can.


URC Area Meeting

The URC Area meeting in on Thursday, 7.30pm at the URC Church in Sedgley where a key item on the agenda is about Demetia Friendly Churches. Open to all.


Confirmation 2018

There will be a Confirmation Service on Sunday, 6.30pm at the Good Shepherd. Please come along and support the 4 candidates from the Church At Perton, and pray for them: Sarah, Dan, Noah and Elijah.


**** Next Week ****

“Passionate About Parenting” Taster EveningAre you… Passionate About Parenting   …would you like to: 

    • come to a relaxed, informal gathering to share ideas, concerns, questions and challenges?

    • find friendship, support and glean advice from each other?

    • chat with other parents?

    • enjoy a cuppa without interruption?!

please join us for a ‘taster’ session, for parents with children of any age
Monday 19th March: 7.30 ~ 9pm


Midweek Holy Communion

On Thursday 22nd March at 11am is our next Midweek service of Holy Communion. All welcome.


Lent Lunch

The Lent Lunch which we are hosting takes place on Saturday 24th March, 12-2pm. Please speak to Marjorie Harding or Sue Ridley for offers to help!


Palm Sunday

Sunday 25th March we have a 10am service, led by Rev’d Phil Wootton, and 4th @ 4 at 4pm - our afternoon service of worship, bible reading, discussion and prayer.


**** Holy Week ****

Monday ~ 26th March

7.30pm        Quiet Reflective Service


Tuesday ~ 27th March

7.30pm        Quiet Reflective Service


Wednesday ~ 28th March

7.30pm        Quiet Reflective Service


Maundy Thursday ~ 29th March

7.30pm        Special Commemoration of the Last Supper


Good Friday ~ 30th March

10am~Noon    Good Friday Messy Church ~ fun for all the family    

7.30pm        Reflections on the Cross


Easter Day ~ 1st April

6am            Easter Day Special Sunrise Service at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Castlecroft

             ~ followed by breakfast!

10am        Easter Day Celebration with Holy Communion


**** General News ****

Compassion Notice Board

The board has been re-felted and framed and looks great… so now we are ready to renew everything on the board and start again with our world map and photos of the children we sponsor.  That means we need everyone who sponsors children through Compassion to please supply us with three things:

1. An up-to-date photo of your child

2. Their name

3. The country where they live

In addition, if there are children who you have supported in the past, please also pass on that information. Please can give all this information to Valdy, or to Rev’d Julia, as soon as you can, so we can continue to look at and pray for all ‘our’ children.  Thank you.

AGM & Faith Lunch

Our AGM will take place on Sunday 22nd April, after the 10am service, and followed by a Faith Lunch. At that meeting we will elect:

- 1 new Church Warden

- 1 new ECC member

- 1 new URC Representative

- 2 new Covenanting Churches Representatives

Please think and pray about these vacancies and speak to me if you’d like to know more about any of them.


Carrier Bags

Due to the changes to the law in supermarkets supplying bags - Foodbanks are in urgent need of carrier bags please. If you have a few spare they would be extremely grateful. Mandy will collect them from church and deliver.


Thy KIngdom Come

Advanced notice of 24 hours of prayer beginning with our Ascension Day service at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th May, and continuing through to 7.30pm on Friday 11th May. Watch this space for details.


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