SUNDAY, 21 April 2019


Scripture verse for the week: Luke 24 verse 5

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? 

He is not here, but has risen.”




What’s on this week?


House Groups

We really believe that belonging to a house group is essential to find out who we are,deepen our relationships and support one another in our walk with God.  To this end, we would strongly encourage you to join one of the house groups below:- 


Mondays: House group at the Vicarage at 7.45pm  


Tuesdays: House group at 7.45pm at Yan & Ruth’s 


Tuesdays: House group at 7.30pm at Adam & Amy’s



Who’s Who

At the meeting of the AGM which took place on 7 April, those present voted to reappoint our Church Leadership Team.  It also agreed to appoint two additional posts:  Su Alexander who will focus on Finance and Structure and Kath Butler on Older Adults’ Ministry.  A 'Who's Who' photo listing of all those involved is now available to view on the notice board.   Mark. 



Dates for your diary


Men’s group

The Men’s Group will be meeting once again on Thursday, 25 April at 8pm at the Station Garden Pub.  Please do join us for a pint and a chat!


Prayer Spaces at Aureus School

Prayer Spaces will be taking place at Aureus School for Aureus pupils the week commencing 29 April.  If you are able to help, please speak with Mark.

 


The wider community


Volunteer Required

GWP Babies and Toddler Group are looking for a volunteer to join their team.  Main responsibilities will include setting out the toys for the drop-in play session, preparing the tables for snack time and tidying up at the end of the session.  If you are interested in applying for this unpaid term-time only position, please email: laura.cockrell@hotmail.co.uk



Plant and Produce Sale

A plant and produce sale will take place on Saturday, 4 May from 10.30am – 1pm at St Peter’s Church.


The Wisdom House – Wednesday, 15 May 

Join Rob Parsons at the Wisdom House and learn from the triumphs and failures that Rob has experienced in his own life,plus-life changing tips he has learnt from others. This event is for anyone and everyone across the generations who wants to gain a bit more wisdom to apply to their day to day life.  The venue is Life Spring Church in Reading.  Standard tickets cost £7 with concessions at £4.  Please speak with Claire if you’d like to go.


Summer School in Biblical and Theological Studies – Ripon College, Cuddesdon

The subject of this year's summer school is ‘The relationship between science & faith’ and will feature a range of speakers drawn  from both the college teaching staff and experts from around the country. The summer school this year will run from the 14 – 20 July.  The fully inclusive residential fee is £550 or £45 per day.For further details please refer to the notice on the noticeboard or visit the website: www.rcc.ac.uk/summerschool


Didcot Food Bank

The Food Bank continues to be busy.  All donations of food and toiletries are gratefully received.  Please see the website for a detailed list of requirements. 



Prayers


Pray for those in our congregation who are unwell or have concerns regarding their health; that they might know God’s peace, His healing and restoration.


Pray for all of those who engage with Prayer Spaces at Aureus School; that they will understand a little more of the power of prayer and the importance of time spent with God and that they will come to understand how precious they are to Him and how much He loves them.


Pray for those who have been affected by weeks of torrential rain and flooding in north Syria, especially people living in temporary shelter – displaced from their homes by conflict – who urgently need shelter, food and health care. Pray that help would reach people in greatest need, as flooded roads are restricting access.


As the Yemen conflict enters its fifth year, pray for a peaceful resolution, which will be crucial in averting famine and easing the suffering of the Yemeni people.  Pray for protection, provision and healing for those who have lived through the trauma of the conflict.  




Church Address
Great Western Park Church
UTC College Café, Greenwood Way
Harwell, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0DL
The Vicarage
The Vicarage
1 Holly Lane, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 6DA