This year’s Confirmation Service is on Sunday 18th June at 6.30 here at Norbury. Preparation sessions are on Sunday afternoons (5.00) starting on 21st May. If you’re any age from 13-100 (!) and you’d like to get confirmed this year or just find out more, please have a word with Rob or myself.
This is a repeat of last year’s nationwide prayer initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. This year at Norbury we’re holding a special Prayer Day on Sunday 28 May. There will be half-hour sessions offered on aspects of prayer during the afternoon, a prayer room set up with resources, and themed services. Do mark it in your diary.
Please note that there will be no Quiet Space in April, which means the next reflection will be on Tuesday May 23rd at 7.30pm.
There’s another Film Night this coming Saturday when we’ll be watching ‘Bridge of Spies’, a cold war thriller based on the U-2 incident in 1960 in which a United States spy plane piloted by Gary Powers was shot down whilst undertaking photographic aerial reconnaissance over the Soviet Union (as it then was). It’s a really interesting and relevant film and there will be lots to talk about. As always there will be refreshments available from 6.30pm, with the film starting at 7pm. All are very welcome
We are having a “Bring and Share” lunch after the morning service on 7th May, to celebrate the double 60th birthdays this year of our two vicars Richard & Rob! You are invited to bring along something (savoury or salad) to contribute. Drinks & cake provided! Everyone welcome.
A summary of all the Easter Services at Norbury 2017 is available here.
In this special service (7.30pm, Thursday 13th April) we remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples by sharing a meal together alongside sharing Communion. As last year, we will provide a lamb (or vegetarian) main course and you are invited to sign up in the Narthex to bring a side dish or a dessert. If you don’t sign up but suddenly decide to come, that’s fine – there’s always plenty!
Our Electoral Roll (the official list of church members) is revised each year before our Annual Meeting. All who are baptised, 16 or older, and live in the parish or have attended regularly for 6 months, are eligible. If you’re not already on the ER, please fill out a form (from the table in the narthex), or, if you are on the ER, check your details in the existing list (on the table), before 2nd April. Thank you! Richard.
The Shoebox team is preparing shoeboxes to send to children living in poverty around the world. This year we will be sending shoeboxes via International Aid Trust, a UK based Christian Humanitarian charity. Please take a look at the notice board in the Narthex to see what items we put in our shoeboxes – all contributions gratefully accepted – please label ‘for Shoebox’ and put in the blue bin. Thank you.
Hilary Green, Maureen Jones, Eunice Jones
Our next Film Night will be on Saturday 25th March when we will be watching Apollo 13, which tells the story of the ‘successful failure’ of the NASA mission which, following an explosion, failed to reach the Moon but, against all the odds, got the three astronauts back home safely. It is an extraordinary and inspiring story, which is very well told. Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and the film begins at 7pm. All are very welcome.