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 pew sheet 17.02.2019

Electoral roll

If you consider St Botolph’s to be your church, we would like to invite you to join our electoral roll, which records all those who wish to formalise their membership of our church family. If you would like more information about what this means, please have a chat with Mark or Carole Shepheard. Electoral roll forms can be found on the blue display boards at the back of church. Please complete a form and return it to Carole Shepheard.

Baptism Charities 

We are looking for suggestions for our baptism collection charities for 2019. We like them to be children's charities and would like local, national and international ideas. Please email/phone Maria with suggestions

Clergy Day Off

Mark is changing his regular day off from Mondays to Tuesdays due to the number of regular meetings now taking place on Mondays in school and in the deanery 

Saturday 29th June

 

Rev Al has been advised that his priesting service will take place on 29th June.  The time of the service has not yet been finalised but please put that date in your diary. If you would like to attend the service and come on the church bus, please add your name to the sign-up sheet at back of church. Once we have an idea of numbers, we will be able to advise you of the cost, and we will then ask you to confirm that you are able to attend. 

 February Sermon Series

In February and the first Sunday in March we will be not be following the lectionary readings but instead Mark and Heather will be speaking on the theme of “Journey”. Readings will be from Genesis, Joshua, and Acts.


 Refreshments

Please put a few coins in the donations bowl when you enjoy a tea or coffee at the end of our services if you are able.  The money is used to fund the wonderful floral displays that our flower arrangers create. 

Sleaford Talking Newspaper 

Sleaford Talking Newspaper needs some Readers or Recording Technicians to help record news from our local papers to blind or partially sighted people in our area. The recordings are done on a Wednesday afternoon or evening. If this interests you please give Howard Sanders, Chairman, a call on 01529 414047 

Request from Rev. Heather

Sometimes people are admitted to hospital unexpectedly. Relatives may travel distances and then find they need to stay overnight and often find they have no toiletries. Would you like to help us to provide them with toothpaste, soap, wash bags, flannels, deodorants (both male and female), shower gel, toothbrushes?  

Stewards

We are desperately in need of new stewards to meet and greet at the beginning of services and to help, if necessary, during the service. If you would like to know more, please talk to Jaki Lowder or Rev. Mark

Mission Shaped Ministry Course

Details of a course for those interested in exploring mission is on the display board.  The course is being run in Sleaford from September to March next year.  Please see Mark if interested.

Church Cleaning

A few faithful people clean the church on a regular basis.  If you are able to help occasionally or regularly please have a word with Jaki

Request

Please would you save the plastic tops from milk containers as they can be collected to aid the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. There will be a container available in church.

 Would you like to celebrate or remember an event? It is now possible to sponsor the flowers in church on a Sunday morning. Your donation, however small, will help to pay for the flowers and your celebration/remembrance will be noted in the pew sheet on the Sunday in question. Please see either of the Churchwardens who will be happy to help.

Tea and cleaning rota

If you like to help out with the tea serving and cleaning rota, please talk to Jaki. She would be most happy to hear from you

Sponsor an Organ Pipe

If you haven't already done so, you are invited to sponsor an organ pipe to help pay for the recent refurbishment of the organ. Please see the display at the back of church and speak to Sally-Anne or Rev Mark. So far we have raised in excess of £300 in sponsorship with more donations promised. Click here for more details

50/50 club

One of our church fund-raisers is the 50-50 club. It costs £12 a year, with half the money going to the church and the other half is prize money. If you would like to join, please see Doug or Jean Cornford.

During the year we are putting on a number of fun events and fund raising events. We would like to put a small group together to help plan the events. If you are interested in helping with a single event or with the planning of our year ahead, please have a chat with Rev Mark or Carol

EASY FUNDRAISING

 Raising funds for St Botolph's Church goes on all year round and one easy way of doing this is to use the Easy Fundraising website: 

www.easyfundraising.org.uk

It is easy to register, then when asked which cause you wish to support, type in St Botolph's Quarrington.
Whenever you make a purchase go to the Easyfudraising website or app, look up the retailer and click to transfer to the chosen website, any purchase you then make will qualify for a donation.
Retailers taking part include: Amazon, Tesco (including grocery shopping), Marks and Spencer, Premier Inn, Early Learning, Thomas Cook and countless others.
Have a look at the website to see if your favourite store/retailer is included then get shopping and help to raise lots of money for our church