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Sunday 21st April 2024 - Easter 4

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Welcome to our weekly pew sheet and updates blog. Remember to try and keep this sheet digital but do print copies for those who may need them.


Sunday Morning:

The link for our readings:

Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13


Please note the complete readings are in full at the end of the blog.


Collect Prayer:

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer:

Merciful Father,

you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,

and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:

keep us always under his protection,

and give us grace to follow in his steps;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Upcoming Dates This Week:

Sunday 21st April - Easter 4

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion - live streamed on ww.facebook.com/huttonparish

11.15am: All Saints' Morning Prayer

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek First


Monday to Saturday

10.00am - 12midday: Food Collection at St Peter's


Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

9.30am-12.30: Daily Bread Cafe at St Peter's


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

9.00am: Live streamed Morning Prayer http://www.facebook.com/huttonparish


Wednesday

The Parish Office is CLOSED

9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Cafe

9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints


Thursday

10.00am: Little Fishes at St Peter's


Saturday

9.00am: Men's Prayer Breakfast

Next Sunday: 28th April, Easter 5

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion - Joint service with All Saints'

Annual Parish Church Meeting followed by lunch.

4.00pm: Youth Group at St Peter's / Older Youth at the Rectory


Notices

The Annual Parish Church Meeting

This will take place on Sunday 28th April, following a joint Parish service of Holy Communion, 9.30am at St. Peter’s. Please note this is a joint service and you are invited to join us for a simple soup lunch after the meeting, please click here to book in for lunch. There will be provision for children during the APCM meeting.

This Sunday!



Planned Giving

If you give regularly via the collection plate or by card donation, would you consider Planned Giving by standing order or the Parish Giving Scheme? This makes administration easier and allows us to plan more effectively. Forms are available at the back of church, to be returned to the Parish Office.

Thank you all for your continued generosity.


Afternoon Prayer and Meditation

“Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46 v 10.

Quiet Prayer and Meditation on the 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month. The next session takes place this Wednesday 22nd May at St Peter's Chapel, 2pm-4pm - please note the meeting on 24th April has been cancelled.


Rooted Community

Rooted Recharge evening gathering is this Wednesday 24th April, 7.30pm at St Peter's. Our next Friday Lunch scheduled for 3rd May at St Peter's, we also have our new 'Kettle's On" starting this Tuesday hosted by Annie Bayley. Please email rooted@huttonparish.com for more details.




Youth Group (for Year 6 - 10)

For food, friendship, faith and fun held at St Peter's, please email sue@huttonparish.com. The first summer term session will be 28th April.


Older Youth

Join us for exploring faith, creating friendship and having fun, next session is at the Rectory 28th April. For more information please email andy@huttonparish.com









School Admissions - Church attendance:

If you are considering applications to either Becket Keys Secondary School or Hutton All Saints School in the next year, or another school application which will need Fr Andy to sign a Supplementary Information Form to verify your church attendance, please email andy@huttonparish.com

In all cases, we strongly encourage parents to get involved in the life of the church and introduce themselves to the clergy, so that when the time comes for forms to be signed, it does not cause any embarrassment on either side. 





Men's Breakfast

The next meeting will be 27th April, 9.00am at St Peter's. For more information please contact andy@huttonparish.com













With every blessing, Andy


The readings in full

Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13

7 The Lord said to Noah, ‘Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before me in this generation.  2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and its mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and its mate;  3 and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive on the face of all the earth.  4 For in seven days I

will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.’  5 And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him. 

11  In the six-hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.  12 The rain fell on the earth for forty days and forty nights.  13 On the very same day Noah with his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons, entered the ark,  14 they and every wild animal of every kind, and all domestic animals of every kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every bird of every kind—every bird, every winged creature.  15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life.  16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in. 

17  The flood continued for forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  18 The waters swelled and increased greatly on the earth; and the ark floated

on the face of the waters.  6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had

made  7 and sent out the raven; and it went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth.  8 Then he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground;  9 but the dove found no place to set its foot, and it returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took it and brought it into the ark with him.  10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent out the dove from the ark;  11 and the dove came back to him in the evening, and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.  12 Then he waited another seven days, and sent out the dove; and it did not return to him any more. 13  In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and saw that the face of the ground was drying.  14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.  15 Then God said to Noah,  16 ‘Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.  17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.’  18 So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.  8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,  9 ‘As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you,  10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.  11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.’  12 God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:  13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Psalm 23

1  The Lord is my shepherd; •

   therefore can I lack nothing.

2  He makes me lie down in green pastures •

   and leads me beside still waters.

3  He shall refresh my soul •

   and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4  Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

      I will fear no evil; •

   for you are with me;

      your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5  You spread a table before me

      in the presence of those who trouble me; •

   you have anointed my head with oil

      and my cup shall be full.

6  Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me

      all the days of my life, •

   and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Acts 4:5-12

5  The Jewish rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem,  6 with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family.  7 When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’  8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders,  9 if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed,  10 let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the

dead.  11 This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;   it has become the cornerstone.” 

12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

John 10:11-18

Jesus said to the Pharisees:

11  ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.  13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.  14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,  15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.  16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.  17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.  18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’

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