10th-20th May, Prayer from Ascension to Pentecost: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a global wave of prayer, and there are several ways for us to join in, across the Parish: Visit www.thykingdomcome.global
- Pick up a Prayer Journal in church, to complete each day.
- Come to Morning Prayer each day, where TKC materials will be used (see This Week).
- On Sat 19th May from 2 to 4 pm, attend a Prayer Afternoon at St Francis: Come for as long as you wish, for some quiet reflection and prayer; suitable for all ages.
Christian Aid Week—13th to 19th May. For those who would like to do House-to-House collections, materials and sign-up sheet will be available in St Mary’s on Sun May 6th. Details from Juliet (542068)
Lighthouse Langley 2019 (Aug 5-9): We are starting to look for volunteers for next summer in the areas of leading groups (4-11 yrs olds), craft, drama, teaching and sport, and to form the management committee. Excellent training and support will be provided.
Burnham Lighthouse 2018: To prepare for next year, we are encouraging people to volunteer for Burnham Lighthouse (July 30-Aug 3) this year to get the vision for Langley! There is some flexibility as you can volunteer for all or part of the week. Please talk to Sue before signing up at: https://lighthousecentral.org/forms/leader-registration You can also support Burnham Lighthouse this year by donating items for the craft activities: empty loo rolls, flattened cereal boxes, wool/string/thin ribbon, wrapping paper, glue sticks and colouring pens. Please speak to Sue at email@example.com or 07930520562 if you are interested in volunteering or can donate any craft items (she will happily collect these items).
Parish Book Club: The next book club is provisionally set for 29th July at 2.30pm. We will be reading ‘Who Moved The Stone?’ by Frank Morison. Please ask Sue if you want to read this along with us. All welcome to the discussion.
Away Day Follow-up
A Simple Way to be Contemplative and Compassionate:—Hear A Siren? Pause a moment and pray.
A Prayer for the Parish: God of gentleness and love Draw near to us as we draw near to you. Dwell in every heart and conversation. Fashion in us the likeness of your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to discern together all that you are calling us to be and all that you are calling us to do. Assist us, by your Spirit, to become a more contemplative, more compassionate and more courageous Church For the building of your kingdom and the glory of your Son. Amen
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): As no doubt everyone is aware, new regulations come into force this week. As a parish we have been reviewing what data we hold, where it is stored, and how it is used. There are now copies of a Data Privacy Notice in each of our churches and halls, approved by our PCC, which sets out our policy and procedures; copies can be made available on request. This will not affect greatly our day to day running of church activities, rotas, etc., but if you have any questions, please speak to one of the clergy or Parish Wardens (Anna Thomas-Betts and Joy Raynor).