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Mission of the Month
St Peter’s Church was privileged to host Ana Demestri, Director of
FEISA, an early years training college, in Asunción Paraguay whilst
in the UK during her summer break. She was accompanied by Eileen
Murphy, the founding Director. The link with St Peter’s has been very
important for the institution in providing ongoing scholarships to support students in
need and in establishing the mobile Toy Library. During her time here she was able to
visit home groups, a local Pre School, our own church Primary School, Peterborough
Cathedral and to make a trip to London. She is currently in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland,
and will have attended S.A.M.S Ireland ‘Friday Night Live’ gathering before returning
home. We were encouraged to realise that FEISA is an acronym for Faith Excellence
Integrity Solidarity Amor (=love), all of which was fully exemplified in Ana’s presence
among us. Let us pray for her to continue in strength and faith in her professional and
daily life, and to return home safely and heartened by her overseas visit.
We pray for those in need: Charlotte, Christina, John Beaumont,
Richard & Pauline Coombes, Paul Eccles, Steve Hart, Sheila Johnson, Peter Leach,
Peter Light, David and Joan Macey, Derek Mayhew, Phyllis Marsden
Sometimes we face particular crises in our lives and need the support of our church family. Our Pastoral
Care Team is there to support those in need. This may be to those who are sick in hospital or at home,
or recently bereaved, or who are isolated through caring for small children, a lack of mobility or old age.
If you, or anyone you know, needs any care or support, please let Lynda Davies (272121) know.
We pray for those who mourn and remember with thanksgiving those who have
died: Phylis Eveleigh, Timothy Hinitt, Margery Hipsom
We pray for all those serving with the Armed Forces here and overseas.
Sunday 1st February 2015
Today’s 10:30 service is Holy Communion led by Stephen Webster and Lynda Davies
who is also preaching.
If you are here for the first time, do make yourself known to one of the Welcome
Team. They would love to help you with any questions about church life. Why not stay
for coffee after the service?
Information about Junior Church is printed below and there is a Crèche Room in the
Tower Room at the back, where you are welcome to stay with your child and enjoy
the service.
If you need Communion brought to you in your seat please tell the Welcome
Team. If you need the hearing aid loop, please sit within the pillared area.
At a Confirmation service a person baptised earlier in life affirms their faith
in Jesus and their desire to follow Him. Are you interested in being confirmed? Are you already confirmed but would like a refresher? Do you
want to know more? Please speak to Stephen or Lynda.
Topics of discussion will include: Who is Jesus? Why follow?
The Resurrection…
Our Church Life:
Please pray for our Church as the PCC consider possible changes in the future. Pray
for wisdom as we think through the structure of our Sunday Services.
An advert for the post of Associate Vicar is now out. Please pray that God will bring
just the right person to St Peter’s.
Junior Church
Parish Office Information
Telephone: 01832 275675 E-mail: [email protected]
Address: North Street, Oundle PE8 4AL Office Times: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Days off: Monday - Rev Lynda Davies ([email protected],
Friday - Rev Stephen Webster ([email protected])
Friday - George Higgins (Verger) 07748 267256
A special welcome to visiting children who are welcome to join our children’s groups.
If you are not sure where to go, please speak to one of the Welcome Team.
Age 3-6
(Pre-school, R & Y1)
Upper Room
Age 6-8
(Years 2 and 3)
The Vestry
Age 8-11 (Years 4, 5 and 6)
Laxton Cloisters
JC 8211
The Band
Age 11-14 (Years 7,8 and 9)
The Lady Chapel
Youth Bible Study Age 14+ (Year 10 +) 1st + 2nd Sunday 7pm 16 Laxton Drive
Possible Changes to Sunday Mornings: Have you got your copy of the information
sheet ‘St Peter’s: Growing in Faith; Growing in Numbers. If not make sure you pick up a
copy today. If you did not receive the recent email on this topic and you would like to
receive email updates, please get in touch with the office ([email protected])
and we will make sure you are added to the database. The leaflet and sermon on the
subject can be found on the website. The Clergy and Wardens would love to hear peoples thoughts and responses either by email or by writing to the Church Office.
Candlemas: Wednesday 4th February. This service is open to all YR4s in the deanery.
We are pleased that all the schools will be attending but we do need assistance with
financing transport for them. If you feel you would like to support this event then please
pop a £1 in one of the buckets near the door. Thank You
Help needed: Can you help serve orange squash and biscuits to children coming to the
Oundle Deanery Candlemas Service on Wed 4th Feb? Help needed for about an hour
- to set up at 9.15am and then serve until 10.20am. The service starts at 10.30am. If
you can help, please let Lynda know ASAP.
Coming soon: Are you a worrier? Do you sometimes feel anxious over seemingly minor things? Want to understand more about managing stress within the context of the
Christian faith? Starting on the 5th February, 6 weekly sessions on Thursday afternoons. There will be a mix of teaching, discussion, relaxation and prayer. To book a
place or find out more, speak to Lynda Davies (272121) or Cynthia Dimmock (293021).
Soul Survivor 2015: The booking forms for this year's Soul Survivor are now available
and need to be returned by 31 January to David Gent. They can be obtained by email
from David Hardwick ([email protected]) or the office
([email protected] Printed copies are also available in the office.
Mothers' Union on Tuesday, 3rd February will be our annual Service of Holy Communion. Please note that this will be at 12.30pm and will be followed by a "Bring Your Own"
picnic lunch. Any members of the congregation who would like to join us are welcome.
Lent Lunches (home-made soup, bread and cheese) will be served again on Thursdays in Lent (February 19th to April 2nd incl) between 12 noon and 1.30 pm in the Methodist Church, with donations for Christian Aid. If you could help by making soup or serving, please tell Eleanor Rayden (205287).
Oundle Gilbert and Sullivan: Presents Yeoman of the Guard at Queen Victoria Hall on
Mon 23rd Feb - Sat 28th Feb. Tickets are on sale at Oundle In Stitches.
90 years young on Saturday 7th February…….
All are invited to 2 Millfields, 10am onwards, to wish Tony Hayward
a Happy Birthday - please don't all come at once though. Gwen
This Week at St Peter’s
St Peter’s
08:00 Holy Communion
10:30 Holy Communion
09:15 Morning Prayer
09:15 Family Service
The week ahead
Monday 2nd February
9.15 Candlemas Preparation
Tuesday 3rd February
08:30 Holy Communion
12:30 Mothers’ Union
Lady Chapel
Lady Chapel
Wednesday 4th February
09:00 Morning Prayer
09:30 Office Meeting
10:30 Candlemas Service
12:00 Clear up Church
14:15 Tiny Tots
15:30 West Porch Café
Lady Chapel
Thursday 5th February
10:00 Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
10:30 Coffee and Chat
South Transept
13:15 Oundle School Lunchtime Concert
14:30 Living Well With God Course
Lady Chapel
16:00 Deanery Standing Committee Mtg
Friday 6th February
Saturday 7th February
09:00 Prayer Meeting
Lady Chapel
11:00 Langley Trust Meeting
Sunday 8th February 2015
St Peter’s
08:00 Holy Communion
10:30 Family Service
14:00 “Francis” Rehearsal
09:15 Holy Communion
09:15 Holy Communion