St Patrick-on-the-Hill Hogsback 15th February 2015
6th Sunday of the Year
We welcome you this morning, with a special welcome to visitors. The service is led by the Revd Dr David Williams
FOR YOUR WEEK'S DEVOTIONS
The readings to meditate on are:.
2 Kings 5:1-14
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Collect for the week:
Lord God of wisdom and truth
you have made yourself known to the world
in your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that we may know him and love him
and through him may share
the fullness of eternal life;
who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever
Sick Visiting Ansie 082-800-8731
* Lent starts on Wednesday. That means that Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, (to 'shrive' is to grant absolution to; to forgive), when people traditionally make their confessions. It is also Pancake Day.
This year we will have a Garden Party starting at 10:00, when men and women can come dressed up with wonderful hats, bringing their secateurs with them, and, after doing some trimming in the church garden, will be treated to delicious pancakes.
* Our Planning Day went very well, and we are grateful both to those who were able to attend, and to those who supported us in prayer
Some splendid ideas came up and Parish Council are in agreement. On the Notice Board you will find a pink sheet of card with various activities written tp. Please will you write your name and phone number against any you would like to be involved in.
* Luke Williams's health is still deteriorating. Read the letter from his wife Katherine, on our Blog at http://stpatrickonthehill.blogspot.com
* Ansie visited Moira Luck in our behalf and reports that she is in tremendous pain, and has been unable to get about for months. Please pray for her and, if you get the opportunity, please visit her.
* Graham Ressell has been in and out of hospital again this week.
* The Keeses have found a care home for Jean and she has moved in.
For your diary
Monday: 14:30 Ladies' Bible Study
Tuesday: 10:00 Garden Party
16:30 Bible Study at Hidden
Sunday 22nd February 10:00 Revd Margaret Fourie
* Keep praying for the whole Williams family, especially for Gill and David, Luke and Katherine at this very painful time.
* Please pray for the leaders of our churches – many of them seem to have 'lost the plot' and are seemingly more concerned with status than humility and the will of God.
* Pray for Neil Cooper, Fritz, Graeme Ressell, Anton van der Merwe, Elizabeth Macpherson, Moira Luck and Jean Keese.
* Pray for Hobbiton and Jikani, and give thanks for a good-sized gift of money this week for Jikani.
* Pray for all with relationship problems and those facing financial difficulties
* Pray for Crabbush School, for Nathi Beja the Principal, his staff (esp. Santie) and all the learners.
* Remember John Bowker, Peter Nieth, and Deidre and Carol caring for them.
* Pray for the people of Hogsback every day at 08:00,
* Every day, pray at 21:00 for South Africa, especially for our various political leaders.