Friday, 5th March
This year the service has been prepared by the Christian Women of Vanuatu. Vanuatu is an archipelago of 80 islands, 2000 miles East of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
Information can be found online at www.wwdp.org.uk which will enable you to join in the worship.
Are you giving anything up for Lent?
During Lent you may be planning to make a Lenten sacrifice. If so, would you consider putting the money you would otherwise have spent into a jar for One Can? Every penny adds up and will help us buy food for those who need our support. Thank you.
We Urgently Need More Street Heroes!
Our Street Hero campaign has been hugely successful and has contributed a staggering amount of food since the beginning of the pandemic. We are eternally grateful to all our Street Heroes who have faithfully collected food, many since the first lockdown. However as we look to bring another 100 families (identified by schools to the east of Wycombe) under our One Can wing by the end of February, there's no two ways around it, we simply need more food.
Please ask anyone wanting more information to email email@example.com. Thank you.
The March edition of Outlook is available on Magazine page. Due to the current situation delivery of the magazine will not take place for the March magazine.
Please send us any contributions for the April issue by the 15th March to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a response to the present situation, we have restarted our team to support anyone in our community who may need some friendly assistance. Should you need help with shopping or collection of medicines do let us know. If you would just like someone to talk with on the phone, discuss a worry or to pray with you, we have people who would love to help.
If you have problems where you need some advice or have struggled to get help elsewhere we will try and signpost you to the right assistance. We will be very happy to do this and look forward to hearing from you.
Please pass this information on to any local contacts.
Below are Sunday's readings if you wish to continue with the lectionary readings:
Old Testament Reading:
Genesis 17: 1-7 & 15-16
This Lent our Old Testament readings pick out those moments in Israel's history when God seems to have made new promises to his people, which the Bible calls 'covenents'. Here, the faithful Abraham and Sarah are promised descendants who will become a great nation, and the Lord will be their God for ever.
New Testament Reading:
Romans 4: 13-end
Paul reminds his readers of God's covenant promise to Abraham and Sarah. It was their faithfulness that was blessed by God. So too we receive blessing by our faith in Christ raised from the dead.
Mark 8: 31-38
As Jesus began to reveal his destiny, Peter could not bear it. But Jesus teaches that just as his was was one of suffering for others, so for us all selfishness must be renounced as we take up our own cross.
You are encouraged to especially remember the following people in your prayers at this time:
Bob, Cerys, Ann, Rex & Mary, Kay, Anne, Pauline, Julie, Rose, Ann, Charlotte, Jane, Ruth, Tony, and all who care for and about them.
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Rev. Keith Johnson
Home: 01494 257569
Mobile: 07772 email@example.com
Rev. Helen Peters
Home: 01494 716772
Mobile: 07792 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Tracey Jones