CCW News: Christ Church Woodford News Update
8th February 2024
February/March Parish Magazine edition: out now!
Our excellent magazine is out now and on delivery (and on our website too). Our thanks to Graham (who does a superb job) and to all the contributors, to the team of deliverers and to David J for putting it on our website. Just to add, Graham apologies that one of the articles is repeated later on in the edition – it’s not easy to spot, but if you do (and this may well make you look!) he is very sorry!
Good Book Groups: February dates: Mon 12th Feb at 2.30pm & Wednesday 28th Feb at 7.30pm
As we journey our way through John’s gospel, one chapter a month, we have come to John 10, which includes Jesus famously saying ‘I am the Good Shepherd.’ Please do come along – you don’t need to have been to a ‘Bible study’ before, it would just be just be great to have you with us. Both the Monday afternoon and the Wednesday evening sessions (Wednesday evening repeats the Monday afternoon) are held at the Vicarage and February’s dates are: Monday 12th Feb at 2.30pm; and Wednesday 28th Feb 7.30pm. If you would like to know more, please let me know.
Church daily devotional book for Lent: ‘To Seek and to Save’ by Sinclair Ferguson
Many of us have benefitted from reading Sinclair Ferguson’s daily Advent devotional book ‘The Dawn of Redeeming Grace’ in the run up to Christmas Day. We’re going to be following a similar pattern in Lent, and from this Sunday copies of Ferguson’s ‘To Seek and to Save’ (based on daily readings from Luke’s Gospel) will be available at Church. As previously, they are free, but if people feel able to make a donation to the cost, a figure of £5 would be helpful (thank you).
Lent Lunch: Wed 6th March at 12noon
I’m pleased to say that there will be a charity Lent Lunch on Wednesday 6th March at 12noon. The cost is £5 and details are available from Heather or Joan. Please do come along and support this if you are able.
Just-Ice fundraising Concert: Sat 10th February, 3-5pm at St George’s Poynton
It’s good that we as a Church are able to support the really important work of the ‘Just-Ice’ ice-cream shop in Poynton. Just-Ice, a Christian initiative run by Jo Rodman, works to help victims of human trafficking. To help raise funds, there is a concert on Saturday 10th Feb, 3-5pm at St George’s Poynton. Tickets are £12 (which includes tea/coffee and an ice cream) and are available from the Café, St George’s Church or on the door. The afternoon will feature light classical music, easy listening and music from the shows.
Flowers on the Communion Table: a new list is in place
There is a new Flower List in church which enables people to put flowers at the front of Church in memory of a loved one. If people would like to do this, please add your name, phone number and preferred date to the list - and they can be arranged for you. Further details are available from Jackie Rabone.
Christianity Explored Course: After Easter?
Over my time as Vicar here (nearly 11 years now!) many people have enjoyed doing the ‘Christianity Explored’ course with me. In 7 sessions we work through Mark’s Gospel (with the help of DVD films) looking at questions like: Who is Jesus? Why did He come? And how should we respond to Him?
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