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April 2020

Page 1    Contents

Page 3/4 Passion Week

Page 5   Archbishop of York

Page 6    High Days & Holy Days in April

Page 7    Why did Jesus die?

Page 8    Easter Story

 

Page 9    Sports Ministry

Page 10  Flooding Prayer

Page 11   Who moved the stone?

Page 12   Euros, korune, yan.....

Page 13   Bad language on the train

Page 14   Parish Registers

Page 15   Passionflower 

Page 17   All in the month of April

Page 18   William Wordsworth

Page 19   Flowers in Church

Page 20   Annual Parish Church Meeting

Page 21   Granny's Chicken Soup

Page 22   Book Reviews for April

Page 24   Easter 

Page 25   Knit & Natter

Page 26   Giving and receiving

Page 27   Psalm 22

Page 28   Smile Lines

Page 29   Heath Village Hall News

Page 30   Adverts

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Passion Week

The events of Easter took place over a week, traditionally called Passion Week.

It began on Palm Sunday. After all his teaching and healing, Jesus had built a following.

On the Sunday before he was to die,

Jesus and his followers arrived at Jerusalem. The city was crowded. Jewish people were arriving from to celebrate Passover.

This commemorates how they had escaped from slavery in Egypt nearly 1,500 year earlier.

Jesus rode into the city on a young donkey. He was greeted like a conquering hero. Cheering crowds waved palm branches in tribute. He was hailed as the Messiah who had come to re-establish a Jewish kingdom.

The next day they returned to Jerusalem. Jesus went to the temple, the epicentre of the Jewish faith, and confronted moneychangers and merchants who were ripping off the people. He overturned their tables and accused them of being thieves. The religious authorities were alarmed and feared how he was stirring up the crowds.

On the Tuesday, they challenged Jesus, questioning his authority. He answered by challenging and condemning their Hypocrisy.

Later that day Jesus spoke to his disciples about future times. He warned them about fake religious leaders;    the coming destruction of Jerusalem;   wars, earthquakes and famines; and how his followers would face persecution.

 

By midweek the Jewish religious leaders and elders were so angry with Jesus that they began plotting to arrest and kill him. One of Jesus’ disciples, Judas, went to the chief priests and agreed to betray him to them.

Jesus and the 12 disciples gathered on the Thursday evening to celebrate the Passover meal. This is known as the Last Supper. During the evening, Jesus initiated a ritual still marked by Christians – Holy Communion – which commemorates his death. Jesus broke bread and shared it and a cup of wine with his disciples.

 

Judas then left to meet the other plotters. Jesus continued to teach the others and then went outside into an olive grove to pray. He even prayed for all future believers. He agonised over what was to come but chose the way of obedience.

The Bible book, Luke, records him praying, ‘Father if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done’.

 

Minutes later Judas arrived with soldiers and the chief priests and Jesus was arrested.

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Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to the Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Archbishop of York in General Synod  at what would have been his final Synod.

Archbishop Justin Welby praised the Archbishop of York who is currently travelling in the Pacific.

He said: “He (John Sentamu) has gone to visit parts of the world which are suffering the effects of climate change right now. He has gone typically to be alongside those who are suffering: a pattern of his life throughout his ministry.”

The Archbishop continued: “Speaking about Sentamu when he’s not here … means we can show our gratitude, thanks and love for him without him being able to stop us.”

Recalling the Archbishop of York’s work on the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, Archbishop Justin added that “he has said that he himself was stopped at least eight times by the police”.

Reflecting on the Archbishop of York’s impact nationally,  the Archbishop of Canterbury said: “The Church of England will miss you Sentamu and the wider country will miss you. There aren’t a lot of bishops who are so well known outside the church.”

(Parish Pump)

 

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 High Days and Holy Days for April 

                   5       Palm Sunday

                   5-12   Passion Week

                   9       Maundy Thursday

                  10      Good Friday

                  12      Easter Day

                  23      St George

                  25      Mark

 

25 April – Mark:  disciple, apostle, writer of the second gospel

Mark, whose home in Jerusalem became a place of rest for Jesus and His 12 apostles, is considered the traditional author of the second gospel.  He is also usually identified as the young man, described in Mark 14:51, who followed Christ after his  arrest and then escaped capture by leaving his clothes behind.

Papias, in 130, said that in later years Mark became Peter’s interpreter.  If so, then this close friendship would have been how Mark gathered so much information about Jesus’ life. Peter referred to him affectionately as his ‘son’.

Mark was also a companion to Paul on his journeys.

When Paul was held captive at Rome, Mark was with him, helping him.  Mark’s Gospel, most likely written in Italy, perhaps in Rome, is the earliest account we have of the life of Jesus. Mark died about 74 AD.

 

Early in the 9th century Mark’s body was brought to Venice, whose patron he became, and there it has remained to this day. The symbol of Mark as an evangelist, the lion, is much in evidence at Venice.

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Why did Jesus die?

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’’(Billy Graham).

God showed His love for us, when Jesus dealt with the problem of our sin on the cross. ‘He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed’ (1 Peter 2:24).

Jesus died in our place to bear our sin and guilt, to pay the full penalty for our sin and to set us free from death.

In the 75th anniversary year of the liberation of the Auschwitz

Concentration Camp, it’s appropriate to remember the story of Fr Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest imprisoned in Auschwitz. On 31st July 1941 a prisoner escaped from the camp and in response the authorities selected ten men to die in the starvation bunker.

One of the men, Francis Gajinisdek, cried, ‘My poor wife and my children. They’ll never see me again!’ Then Kolbe stepped forward and said, “I’m a Catholic priest. I don’t have a wife and children and I am willing to die instead of this man.” He followed the other nine into the bunker. Remarkably he got the prisoners praying and singing hymns and transformed the atmosphere in the bunker. He was the last person to die and after two weeks he was given a lethal injection and died at the age of 47.

Jesus’ death was even more amazing than this, because He didn’t simply die for one man, but for every individual in the world. If you or I had been the only person in the world, Jesus Christ would still have died in our place. ‘Hallelujah, what a Saviour’!!

                       (Parish Pump)

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Easter Story

The thud of nails on open palms,

‘Father forgive’ was all He said, ‘Finished’ was His final cry,

As death approached God bowed His head.

Born of a woman He entered our world,

Fully man yet fully divine,

Such is the mystery beyond comprehensionThat One such as this should step into time.

 

He came to die and rise again

The firstfruits of the Father’s love,

That man should follow in His trainOn wings of light to realms above.

 

By Megan Carter

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Church of England backs sports ministry

Sports and fitness activities are to be championed as part of plans by the Church of England to reach more people with the message of the Christian faith and promote the wellbeing of communities.

Seven dioceses across the country in areas such as Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, Norfolk and Surrey, are to take part in pilot projects to include sport and wellbeing into their Mission.

The dioceses hope to help provide activities ranging from personal fitness classes to holiday football clubs, outdoor pursuits and even sports quizzes. In the Diocese of Gloucester, the Church of England is planning to develop a network of sport and wellbeing centres, with participants invited to explore and respond to the Christian faith.

In Lancashire, in the Diocese of Blackburn, sports quizzes are already arranged for churches by the group Christians in Sport and churches have been active in setting up holiday sports schemes and personal fitness classes.

Training for lay and ordained leaders in sports and wellbeing ministry is being provided as part of the programme by Ridley Hall, the Anglican theological college in Cambridge.

The Bishop of Derby, Libby Lane, newly designated lead Bishop for Sport, welcomed the pilot projects. She said: “Sports ministry has the potential to transform lives and communities for good through improved health and wellbeing, personal mentoring, leadership development and community cohesion.”

The Church of England’s Director of Evangelism and Discipleship, Dave Male, said: “We believe that this work presents the Church of England with an opportunity through its dioceses to reach many millions of people who would not otherwise be in church on a Sunday.”

(Parish Pump)

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Thousands of people have faced the trauma of having their homes flooded this past winter. They need our prayers.

For people battered by forceful storms

For communities battling rising floods

For emergency services stretched to the limit We pray

For farmers losing straw and crops

For shopkeepers losing high street trade

For repeat victims losing strength and hope We pray

For resilience and resolve to change

For impatience with using flood plains

For commitment to protect riverbanks and coastsWe pray

 

In Jesus’ name we pray

Amen

 

By the Revd Barbara Glasson

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Who moved the stone?                       Rev Tony Horsfall

‘When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.’  Mark 16:4

Frank Morrison was an investigative journalist who was a sceptic when it came to religion. He decided to write a book to disprove the claims of Christ, specifically focussed on the last week of His life.

However, when he came to consider the evidence for himself, he was drawn reluctantly to a different outcome than he had imagined. He found that the evidence proved the story to be true, including the fact that Jesus not only died but rose again. In the end he wrote a different kind of book called ‘Who Moved the Stone?’ with the first chapter entitled, ‘The book that refused to be written.’

The veracity of the Christian faith is grounded on historical fact. Not only was Jesus a real person, a figure of history, but His death was real, and so was His resurrection. Examine the evidence for yourself. Read the gospel accounts openly and honestly and see what happens. The truth is there for anyone willing to consider the facts.

Easter reminds us that our faith rests on solid ground. It is why we celebrate Easter Sunday with such gusto. The Resurrection proves that Jesus was who He said He was (the Son of God) and that He did what He set out to do (save us from our sin). But more than that, it reminds us that He can deliver what He promised and help us today because He is alive for evermore.

Jesus is not a figure of history, locked away in the past. No, He is a risen Saviour who is alive today and who invites each of us to receive the gift of salvation, and to live a new life in fellowship with Him.

 

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Euros, koruna, yuan, or dollars in the collection plate

 

by David Pickup

 

You would be surprised at how many different coins end up in church collection plates.  Euros and obsolete pound coins can jostle alongside American dollars, Czech koruna and even pesos from Chile. It just shows where some people go on holiday!

 

In Bible times the Jewish people also had a collection, but it was not voluntary; they called it the Temple Tax. Jews had to pay the Temple Tax by using a coin called a half shekel. They could not just use the change they already had in their pockets, because foreign coins would be ‘unclean’, and anyway, pockets had not been invented.  So instead the Temple Tax was paid in shekels, because they were made to a reliable quality of weight and fineness of silver metal.

 

This led to a roaring trade for the moneychangers, who would take the worshipper’s coins and change them into shekels, less a handsome profit. The moneychangers would have shouted out their exchange rates, which would be distracting for people going there to pray. They were preventing the people from praying and worshipping by overcharging and squabbling for business. No wonder Jesus got angry with them!

 

Back to our peaceful collections in church we should welcome the funny foreign coins. Lots of us have jars of coins from holidays abroad and these could even be a way of raising money for the church.

 

There some companies which will take unwanted foreign coins for cash. Even junk coins have a small scrap value, as does broken silver or gold jewellery.

 

 

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When someone on the train is using bad language

 

 

 

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Colossians 3:8

 

Suppose you are on a train, enjoying the journey while you browse our latest parish magazine. You then hear a passenger nearby swearing at the top of their voice down their mobile phone. Further along the carriage a couple are having a conversation and every sentence seems to use the word ‘God’ and the Saviour’s name, but not in a good way. What do you do? Get up and move to the quiet coach or sit back and hide yourself behind the magazine?

 

Attitudes to language have changed in the last few years. Words that were not acceptable at all are now commonplace on television and daily life. While it is not usually a crime to swear or use bad language in public, there is an exception: if it occurs on a train. There are Railway Byelaws which cover this.

 

One of these is: 6. Unacceptable behaviour (1) No person shall use any threatening, abusive, obscene or offensive language on the railway. The offender could even be fined by a court.

 

So, if someone’s language is turning the carriage blue, and you have had enough, what do you do? A simple solution might be to politely ask the person to turn the language down a bit. They might not realise they are doing it, or that it is a problem.  (Such as when there are children around.) On the other hand, if that person is already angry, your reproof might be seen as a challenge to them, and the situation could quickly escalate. If you really feel you need to take action, it may be best to speak to staff or call British Transport Police. They have a number you can text to report non-emergency incidents.

 

Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 makes it an offence for a person to use threatening, abusive or insulting words if the words are within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.  Of course, what is harassing, alarming or distressing will vary depending on the situation.

 

As always this is a light-hearted guide to a complex subject, and at least we can choose not to use bad language ourselves.

 

 

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Parish Registers:

Funeral:

28th January      Ian Moss

4th   March        Betty May West

 

 

 

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Passionflower                                               (Parish Pump)

 

Why is the passionflower called the passionflower? This beautiful climbing plant that grows in many of our gardens, was discovered in South America by Spanish missionaries centuries ago. Drawings were sent back to Europe and in 1609 an Italian priest interpreted the flower to represent the crucifixion, otherwise known as the Passion.

 

The five petals and five sepals represent the 10 disciples who remained steadfast (Judas and Peter both abandoned Jesus).

 

The corona is the crown of thorns. The stigma is the cross or nails, and the five stamens are the number of wounds Jesus received.

 

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Intercession

      Pray for your neighbours – lift them to the Lord!

      Thank Him for all that they have done for you!

      Claim for your friends the promise of His Word

       In intercession we find strength anew.

 

      Ask of the Lord, and surely you’ll receive

      Seek now His will, and surely you will find

      Knock at His door, and truly we believe

       In intercession we see God is kind.

 

      Come to the Lord, for He is always there!

      Our worries, cares, and our concerns we bring;

      O waste no time, just come to Him in prayer

      In intercession we find God the King!

   By Nigel Beeton

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All in the month of April it was:-

250 years ago, on 7th April 1770  William Wordsworth,

British Romantic poet, was born. He was Poet Laureatte 1843-50.

200 years ago, on 8th April 1820  the famous Ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo was discovered on the island of Milos in the Aegean.

65 years ago, on 15th April 1955  American fast-food pioneer Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois.

40 years ago, on 29th April 1980  Alfred Hitchcock, British-born American film director and producer (Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, and many more) died.

30 years ago, on 24th April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched.

15 years ago, on 2nd April 2005  Pope John Paul II died.

10 years ago, from 15th April to 21st April, that Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted explosively, sending a plume of volcanic ash across NW Europe.

Air travel was disrupted for six days.

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Tim Lenton looks back on the poet of the Lake District.

 

William Wordsworth – the ‘Church of England Pantheist’

 

 

 

William Wordsworth, the Romantic poet always associated with the Lake District, was born 250 years ago, on 7th April 1770.

 

He was Poet Laureate from 1843 to 1850, though he produced no new poetry during that period.

 

In his youth Wordsworth travelled in France and came to share the radical politics of the French Revolution. He also fell in love with Annette Vallon, by whom he had a daughter in 1792. They were kept apart by the difficult relationship between England and France, but eventually met again, and the poet supported his daughter, though he married Mary Hutchinson, a friend of his beloved sister and muse, Dorothy. He had five children with Mary, three of whom predeceased them.

 

Wordsworth’s political views soon softened, and he never rejected Christianity. He has been described as a “Church of England pantheist” and saw himself as a people’s poet.

 

He produced Lyrical Ballads in 1798 with his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who inspired his last great poem, The Prelude.

Many Christians, especially those in the Anglo-Catholic movement, deeply admired Wordsworth. During his later years and in the next generation, he was regarded as a defender of the Faith. He himself seemed content that many found his poetry helpful in trying times.

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FLOWERS IN CHURCH

St Albans:  29th March  -  Essie Wilkes Birthday memories from family and friends

  Easter

The miracle of Easter, so old yet ever new, brings its special blessing of happiness to you. And as the coming Springtime adds new beauty to each day, May God look down and bless you in a very special way.

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The Annual Meeting and our new PCC - should you stand for election?

 

     Friday 24th April 2020       7 pm in St Albans

 

This Annual Parish Church Meeting (APCM) is important as it elects lay members of the  PCC (members must be on the electoral roll, be actual communicants and at least 17 years old)

 

The APCM has other business as well:

 

-  the election of sidespeople,

 

-  the receiving of reports,

 

-  and the general discussion of church affairs.

 

The first PCC meeting is held immediately after  the APCM

 

So should you stand for the PCC this year?

 

It is something to pray about, and to consider before God how your gifts can be used.

 

Your PCC has a number of duties and responsibilities:

 

it must look after the financial affairs of the church, the care, maintenance and insurance of the building and contents of the church, and the care and maintenance of the churchyard.

 

        So we need people with talent and skills!

 

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The big surprise lurking in your Granny’s chicken soup

Granny always knew her chicken soup was good for you when you were poorly, but she did not realise quite how good.

Now research has found that the traditional hot broths used in many cultures to battle flu and fevers pack a bigger punch than even the cooks realised.

A range of soups, ranging from vegetable to beef and chicken, were discovered to have the power to interrupt the life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, which causes 99 per cent of deaths from malaria.  Some of them were actually as effective as a leading antimalarial drug, dihydroartemisinin, in fighting malaria.

No one particular ingredient was found to be common to the broths, but there certainly seems to be “evidence that they contain antibiotic properties”, according to one doctor.

The study was carried out at the Imperial College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

(Parish Pump)

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Book Reviews for April  -

(Parish Pump)

Living Easter Through the Year By John Pritchard, SPCK, £9.99

We go through Lent and Holy Week with great seriousness, but Easter gets one great day and then we’re not sure what to do with it. This book is full of ideas, reflections, and resources on how to extend the message of resurrection through the coming weeks and into the rest of our lives.

It includes ways to celebrate resurrection and to continue the ‘risen life’, including worship ideas, personal stories, poetry, music, art, literature, film, cartoons and humour; all designed to give points of entry to the theme of resurrection.

What’s in the Bible (for me)? – 50 readings and  reflections

By Lucy Moore, BRF, £4.99

Lucy Moore’s pocket-sized guide to the Bible takes readers on an epic journey through 4,000 years of history. Spanning Old and New Testaments in 50 bite-sized readings, the founder and leader of Messy Church writes for families and individuals who are new to the Bible: its riches, puzzles and complexities.

 

With wisdom, insight and humour, she connects Old and New Testament stories to each other and to 21st-century experience: manna in the wilderness to the ‘daily bread’ of the Lord’s Prayer. For anyone who wonders where to start reading the Bible, this is the perfect introduction and companion.

 

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Easter

They took him to that lonely hill

And hung him there on high,

They placed him in between two more

Whom they had brought to die.

One robber who was hanging there

Said “Why not save us all?” “If you are who they say you are You only have to call”.

The second robber turned his head

And in a gently way,

Said “Lord, remember me in heaven When you go there today”.

Our Lord he suffered there for hours, They speared him in the side. A thorny crown upon his head, “King of the Jews”, they cried.

And as his strength deserted him, The end he knew to be. He lifted up his head and cried “Thou has forsaken me”.

The sky grew dark, and thunder roared,

The people fled in fear,

“Save us” they cried, “We’ve killed our Lord” And at that hour he died.

They took him down from off that cross, His body they did claim.

And laid him in a borrowed tomb, From where he rose again.  HALLELUJAH!

 

Dayo

 

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Knit & Natter


love knitting or crafts?

love to natter?

join us at St Albans on Tuesdays (after lunches)

from 1.30 - 4.00 pm

for more information: Rose Hardwick 01246 854683

 

  WANTED!!!

USED POSTAGE STAMPS

 

          David Morris will collect your

used stamps please for

          ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’

   There is a box in the foyer at St Albans - just pop them in!

Thank you

 

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Giving and receiving                                     Rev Tony Horsfall

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ (Acts 20:35).

This unique saying of Jesus, not recorded in the gospels, is quoted by the apostle Paul in the book of Acts. These few words contain a powerful truth about giving and receiving love.

Stage 1 – receiving love. As children we love to receive presents, whether for birthdays or Christmas. It is natural at a young age to think more about receiving than giving. This is self-love.

Stage 2 – giving and receiving love. As we grow older, we begin to consider others, not just ourselves. We learn not only to receive, but also to give. However, at this stage we tend mostly to give to those who give to us. This is reciprocal love.

Stage 3 – giving love without the need to receive love. This is the kind of love Jesus demonstrated during His earthly ministry, and which the Spirit desires to produce in His followers. When we give freely in this way, we find great joy and experience the blessing of God in our lives. This is other-love.

However, we never grow out of our need to receive love (stage 1). The danger of giving without receiving is that we neglect our own need to be loved, supported and encouraged. This is why many active believers experience burnout and depression. We cannot give to others indefinitely without receiving for ourselves. It is not a sign of weakness, immaturity or failure to say, ‘I need to receive’. There are times when we all need affirmation and appreciation, rest and recuperation.

That said, we must not get locked into stage 1 again (spiritual infancy with the focus always on me), but bravely move on the more mature expressions of love, mutually supporting one another, but also reaching out to those who need our help but have nothing to offer in return.

 

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The Revd Canon Paul Hardingham continues his look at various Psalms.

Psalm 22:  Why have you forsaken me?

‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ (Psalm 22:1 & Matt 27:46).

Where is God? is a common question voiced today and shared by Jesus on the cross on the first Good Friday.   This question is answered in the psalm, as we look through the lens of Jesus’ crucifixion.

It is a real question: Both David and Jesus question God about the pain and darkness of their experience. It is a real question for all suffer, yet they are still able to hold onto a God of love, who has their lives in His hands: ‘Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.’

It requires faith to ask: Their complaint about the apparent absence of God is not a sign of losing faith in Him. David remembers those who have trusted God in the past and been saved from their troubles: ‘In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them.’  Just like Jesus on the cross, we are able to entrust ourselves ‘to Him who judges justly.’ (1 Peter 2:23).

It is answered in experience: When David cried out to God, he experienced his deliverance: ‘For He has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.’ As a result, David was able to praise God and witness to His faithfulness.

The fulfilment of these verses are seen in Jesus’ resurrection, which we celebrate on Easter Sunday. He was vindicated by God and has become the source of life and hope for all who trust themselves to Him.

 

In answer to the question ‘Where is God?’, we hear the answer, ‘Look to the cross of Jesus!’

 

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Smile Lines……….                                       (Parish Pump)

Higher power

A Sunday school teacher said to her children, “We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But there is a higher power. Can anybody tell me what it is?” One child blurted out, “Aces!”

Don’t break’em

There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.

“Is there anything breakable in here?” asked the postal clerk.

The lady paused for a moment. “Only the Ten Commandments,” she said politely.

Environmentally friendly transport

While driving in the countryside, a family caught up to an old farmer and his horse-drawn cart.

The farmer obviously had a sense of humour, because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign: ‘Ecologically efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass.

Caution: Do not step in exhaust.’

What God looks like

An infants teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. One little girl was working away furiously, and so she asked her what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”     The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

 

Without missing a beat, the little girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

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Heath Village Hall

 

Heath Village Hall has had a ZOLL automated DEFIBRILLATOR

Installed on the exterior wall. A step by step on how to use it can be Found on the village website. www.heathvillage.org.uk

 

 Coffee Mornings                10 am – 12.00 noon on Saturdays. 

                                                         All welcome

Heath Garden Society -

The Garden Society meets on the last Wednesday of each month.

Visitors are welcome to all  our  meetings.   7.30 - 9.30 pm.   £3.00 per session or

Annual Membership £25

For further information contact Chris Hasty on 850361

Meditation group - 

Meditation class meet once a month on the last Tuesday 7.00 - 9.00 pm

If you are interested in this group contact Granville Stone on 07756400329 

or email dennisgranville821@btinternet.com

Yoga - (Wednesday)

Wednesdays 5.00 to 6.30 pm. All abilities welcome.

Contact Rachel Armstrong at rachel@stretcharmstrongyoga.co.uk 

Yoga - (Friday)

Weekly yoga class on Friday 9.45 - 11.15 am. No experience needed, everyone welcome.

ContactSue Hill - qualified Dru Yoga instructor on 07867875457 or suechill@gmail.com

Pilates Class - 

Mondays 6 - 7 pm. and 7.15 - 8.15 pm Instructor Rachel Pettet.

Cost is £42 per block of 7 classes/ £8.50 per session if paying on the night - booking is essential.

Contact rachel@villagepilates.co.uk  07891090746   

 

Mini Movers Dance  -

Parent and Toddler group - 18 mths/3 years meet Thursdays 10.30 - 11.15 am £4.00 per class

Contact Jo Hooper - email johooper@live.co.uk  or  mobile 07783081135

Booking Heath Village Hall -               cost of hire £10 per hour

Bookings Manager  Peter George - hvhbookings@gmail.com  or telephone 07836382142

More details about the village and events can be found on village website www.heathvillage.org.uk

 

Lynda Oliver Tel: 853879 

                                        Email: hvca.secretary@gmail.com

 

 

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ST ALBANS  LUNCH CLUB

 

on Tuesdays  

Traditional lunch such as 

Shepherd’s Pie

Chicken Casserole

Sausage & Mash etc.

with fresh vegetables

followed by a variety of sweets and tea and coffee

£3.00 (Contribution)

See the menu on the notice board and join us for a

lovely meal and time to chat with friends

 

 

 

Churchyard searches

If you are a friend or relation of someone buried in the churchyard and are looking for information regarding the  location of a grave or if you need a register search to be       undertaken Lynne Sargeant will do her best to help you and her contact details are:

lynniesar59@gmail.com  Tel: 01246 856280.

      When you make contact the first and most important question you will be asked is the name and date of the first person to be interred in the grave you are searching for, so please do your best to have to hand any information you can find.

           A charge may be made for undertaking the search

 

 

A Prayer Circle 'say one for me’ - yes we will How it  works

 

Any cause for concern can be brought to God in Prayer It may be you have a job interview, a hospital appointment, a crisis or emergency that needs prayer: in which case:   please contact either

 

Ivan Spenceley   07831428638  or   Ann Pratt    07812375420 either by text or by phone

 

Texting is easiest because it means the request can be passed efficiently around the prayer chain.

 

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