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PACT NEWS – February update
Spring Lecture – Friday 5th April 6pm at St Mary’s Petworth – MP Damien Hinds will be speaking on Faith Schools.
Palm Sunday Procession – the annual procession will be held on Sunday 14th April at 3pm from the Sacred Heart.
‘As Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people went wild with excitement – the entire city was thrown into an uproar! Some asked “Who is this man?” And the crowds shouted back “This is Jesus! He’s the prophet from Nazareth of Gallilee!”’ Matthew 21:10-11 TPT
The wonderful procession through Petworth depicts Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the story being told along the journey and songs as we process through the streets. We’ll have the Petworth Town Band, a donkey and a Palm Sunday script ready by a variety of church goers in the town. The event finishes at St Mary’s where participants are made welcome with tea and cake.
Friday coffee mornings are still going strong - from 10am in the United Reformed Church every Friday with a hive of activity amongst the stalls and refreshments.
The Petworth Foodbank continues with about two/three calls a week – it is a privilege to be able to provide a practical helping hand to those in need. A big thank you to John Riddell who has steered the operation for the last 5 years – he’s now stepping down and the trusty team of volunteers will continue to support the recipients of food parcels. An enormous thank you to you all!
Kate & Karl Ayling
WEEKLY PARISH PRAYER - AT PLAISTOW CHURCH EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
Each Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Church in Plaistow we gather for half an hour of prayer, beginning at 8.30 am and finishing as the clock strikes nine o'clock. Everybody is welcome - whether you have something specific to pray for or not. You can voice your prayer openly or keep it private or simply affirm the prayers of others. It's not a service as such - there are no processions, rituals, hymns or music. We just sit around the big table and pray.
Friday coffee mornings are still going strong - from 10am in the United Reformed Church in Petworth every Friday.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – That All May Be Free looks to be an encouraging and inspiring time for those seeking to go deeper with God and with each other.
The Petworth Foodbank continues with about two calls a week – it is a privilege to be able to provide a practical helping hand to those in need. Thank you to all volunteers who are working with the individuals affected and all those behind the scenes managing the food store.