Holy Week and Easter 2018

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Palm Crosses

Sunday 25th March – 10.15am

Our traditional Palm Sunday Service where we celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem before starting his final week of ministry. Service starts with a palm cross parade and includes a dramatic reading of the Passion.

Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion

Thursday 29th March – 7.30pm

Maundy Thursday is one of the most holy days of the Christian year. It is when we remember Christ’s promise to us, it is the moment when Jesus gave us the Eucharist as our main act of worship and it is the service when he washed the feet of his disciples and set us the example of how to live as Christians.

Good Friday Services

Friday 30th March

10.15am – United ServiceA Good Friday Journey”

The united Good Friday Journey will be slightly different this year and will be called “A Good Friday Journey”. We will be walking to various points in South Oxhey where we will sing, pray or read from the Bible. Each stop will last for about 5 minutes before we move on. We would like as many as possible to walk the whole way with us but we do understand that some people may prefer to join us for just one or two stops. The time and stops will be:

  • 10.15 Baptist Church
  • 10.30 All Saints (if the weather is bad we will meet in the foyer)
  • 10.40 Outside the Parish Hall in Oxhey Drive
  • 10.50 The Precinct
  • 11.00 Carpenders Park Station
  • 11.15 Methodist Church (a slightly longer worship time followed by hot cross buns and hot drinks)

2.30pm – Good Friday Service at All Saints’ Church

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Please join us as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us as he suffered on the cross to save our sins. Good Friday is also one of the holiest days in our calendar and it is important that as Christians we all observe it seriously.
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There is no Easter without Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

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Easter Day – Holy Communion

Sunday 1st April – 10.15am

Pascal Candle

Pascal Candle

Come and join the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection . The service will start outside with the lighting of the Pascal Candle from a fire. The lit candle will then be carried into the church symbolising the light of Christ coming into the world.

This will be an All Age service.

Our Easter Service will be followed by:

Decorated Egg Competition: Once again we will be holding a decorated egg competition so get those creative juices flowing. Decorate a hard-boiled egg and bring it along on Easter Day and you could win an Easter egg.

Easter Scavanger Hunt: After the service, the children can let off some energy and join the hunt for some sweet treats.

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans Abbey

Monday 2nd April

Walk – Depart from Carpenders Park Station at 9am

Picnic – Meet in the Abbey Gardens from 1pm

Service – St Albans Abbey at 3pm (parade into Abbey from 2.30pm)

Each year a group of us have joined in the Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans. We have always had a wonderful time! We go into the Abbey and join over a thousand other people for a tremendous service. Come along and share in the joy of the risen Lord!

Some of us will walk to the Abbey (an 11 mile walk). We are planning to leave from Carpender’s Park Station at 9am, getting to St Albans for around 1pm. If the full 11 miles is too much, you can meet us at Bricket Wood Station (parking available) at around 11:30 for the final 4 miles or just meet us outside the Abbey for a picnic before the service (picnic may be moved inside the Abbey depending on the weather).

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Mission Total 2017 and Missions for 2018

Mission Total for 2017

We raised £1,291.27 for our Missions in 2017 which were:

National Mission: Alzheimer’s Society→

Local Mission: Herts Mind Network →

Local Mission: Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership WTRRP →

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

 

Our Missions for 2018 are:

International Mission: Care International UK

CARE fights poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places.

CARE International works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE currently works in 79 poor and developing countries, helping millions of the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty. We are there to provide life-saving assistance when disaster strikes, and to help people rebuild their lives afterwards. And we are there to work alongside poor people and communities on long-term programmes to deliver lasting change.

For more information, check out the website for Care International →

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National Mission: Care for the Family

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

For over 25 years Care for the Family has been working throughout the UK and the Isle of Man. We provide parenting, relationship and bereavement support through our events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks. Our work is motivated by Christian compassion, and our resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.

For more information, check out the website for Care for the Family →

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Home Mission: ASCEND

ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.

For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →

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Christmas Services 2017

Lessons and Carols in Oxhey Chapel

Sunday 17th December at 4pm
This Service will be held in in Oxhey Chapel (may be transferred to main church in the event of very cold weather).
Traditional Bible readings interspersed with your favourite carols. This service is followed with mince pies, tea and coffee in the main church. Wrap up warm as there is no heating!
This service is particularly suitable for families.

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Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) at 4 pm

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This beautiful service is especially for the little ones – it is their opportunity to learn about the real meaning of Christmas. They will sing sing traditional carols to the light of their candles and be able to take part in a nativity play. We especially welcome children but all ages can really enjoy this lovely moment before Christmas. Come along and bring a neighbour!
This service is particularly suitable for families and young children.
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Candle Lit Midnight Mass
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Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) at 11:30pm
Come and celebrate at this traditional service as we wait by the manger for the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.
A candle lit service of Holy Communion with traditional carols.

Christmas Day Family Communion

Christmas Day (Monday 25th December) at 10.15am
Come and welcome the birth of Jesus at our Christmas morning family service with traditional carols. Please bring along and show us one of the presents you have received.
This service is particularly suitable for families.

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Christmas Fayre – Saturday 2nd December

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 2nd December. We will have present ideas on our craft and bric-a-brac stalls, lots of fun games to play including a fabulous raffle. We will also have cakes and refreshments.

All money raised will go towards our Missions for the year, so please come along and support our final fundraising event of the year.

 

 

This week at All Saints – Bonfire, Table Top and Remembrance

Bonfire and Firework Party

Monday 6th November 2017 – 6:00pm

Everyone enjoyed our last firework party and this year it will be even more!

We will have delicious Jacket Potatoes and Pumpkin Soup. 

Come along this Monday 6th November at 6.00pm. Free entry, voluntary donations towards the fireworks and food.

Table Top Sale

Saturday 11th November 2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church. Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc. Table-hire (if available) is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November at 10:15am

Our annual service of remembrance with laying of the wreaths and two minutes silence.

Goodbye to Ricky, Chloe and Jacob

It was a sad day on Sunday when we said goodbye to our Curate, Ricky Turner, and his family, Chloe and Jacob. They will be greatly missed but this is an exiting time for them as Ricky takes up the post of Team Vicar at St Augustine of Canterbury church in Dunstable.

To send them on their way, we had a celebratory lunch and lots of gifts.

We hope they quickly settle in to their new home and we will see them soon on the 26th July when several of us will join Ricky for his installation as Team Vicar in his new church.

Children’s Choir – Workshop and Concert

Our Children’s  choir have had a successful first half of the year.

On the 7th March we held a great Singing Workshop along with several local schools. The workshop was led by the wonderful Pete Churchill and the day was both fun and educational.

And to finish our term, we had a concert on 20th June and were joined by the Greenfield’s School Choir. A fantastic way to finish a superb term.

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Over the last two years, the choir has grown from strength to strength. Unfortunately  we will shortly be saying goodbye to our Choir leader and Curate, Ricky Turner. We hope that the choir will continue to grow as we move into a new era.