Notices for 15th April

Notices for Sunday, 15 April 2018

Experiencing Resurrection Exhibition: An exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Mynheer and Robert Wright in St Giles’ Church, 14 April to 20 May. Weekdays: Noon to 2 pm; Saturdays: 2-5 pm (except 12 and 19 May); Sundays: Noon to 4 pm.

Experiencing Resurrection Talks: 12:30pm on Thursdays at St Giles’.

19 April – Iconic Gaze: The Divine Exchange – Speaker: Beau Stevenson

26 April – The Empty Tomb – Speaker: Nicholas Mynheer

3 May – The Walk to Emmaus – Speaker: Hugh Wybrew

10 May – Christ our Morning Star – Speaker: Robin Gibbons

17 May – Encountering the Divine? – Speaker: Andrew Bunch.

St Margaret’s will be holding its Annual Parochial Church Meeting (including the election of Church Wardens) on Sunday 22 April 2018 after the Parish Eucharist. This is a great opportunity for people to hear more about the work of St Margaret’s and for people on the electoral roll to be involved in the election of Church Wardens and new PCC members and Deanery Synod Representatives. If anyone is interested in joining the PCC, then please speak to Tom Albinson or Andrew Bunch. We are also looking for two new Deanery Synod Representatives. Similarly, if you are interested, please speak to Tom or Andrew.

The second International Dinner for Christian Aid is at 7:00pm on Sunday, 13 May in St. Margaret’s Institute. This is a great event for all the family with music and games as well as delicious food. Tickets (£20, concessions £10) are available from Zohra, Kathryn or stmargaretsoxford@gmail.com.

We are hoping to display art works from pupils of Phil and Jim school over the weekend of 18-20 May, at the end of Arts Week. Would anyone be able to help, either in setting up on the Friday, or being on duty in the church over the weekend to welcome visitors to the exhibition. If anyone is able to offer their time for this venture, please tell Katharine Nicholas on k.nicholas@ic24.net or 01865 557713.

MOET: Another container will be heading to Malawi from CART in Huddersfield on 9 June and we will be collecting from now till mid-May. We are looking especially for clothes for older children – ages 10 to 15. As a reminder this is the charity, introduced to St Margaret’s by the late Stuart Brand, that houses, feeds and educates orphans. Samantha Schad / James Fairbairn

Save the date: 8 July after the 10:30am service – St. Giles’ and St. Margaret’s will be having a cricket match at St. Edward’s School – please let Tom know if you want to play.

Holy Week 2018: The text and recordings of Angela Tilby’s addresses can be found at https://wp.me/P7TDNT-Cn.

We are looking for a Children’s Worker – could this be you or someone you know? See https://wp.me/P7TDNT-zL for more details.

The Gatehouse is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an event on 10 October 2018, which is World Homelessness Day. We want to invite all who have been/are supporters of the project in some way, whether that be through a donation of time, food, clothing, funds or you are part of the homeless network. Please share this invite with other people you know, who are also supporters of the Gatehouse. We are hoping to engage as many of the Gatehouse community as we can.

There is now a community notice board in the porch for advertising items wanted or for sale, holiday accommodation etc. Items for the notices or pewsheet should be handed to Michael Brooker or emailed to smnotices@gmail.com by 12:00 pm on Thursday.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Mike & Anne Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic, Joan Johnson, Clare Weiner.

Year’s mind: Winifred Broughton (19/4/2012), Brooke Tindall (19/4/2012), Derrick Smith (20/4/1999), Roy Manley (20/4/1999), Marjorie Stranger (21/4/2000), John Davey (21/4/2017), Stuart Brand (21/4/2017)

Yours,

Andrew.

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