As the ground around our usual Easter Sunrise Service site was so waterlogged and slippery (Health and Safety hazard!) the service took place in the church instead. Instead of a bonfire, a fire basket was used.
Below are some photos from this well-attended event.
As each Church usually has only one service on a Sunday these readings are for the principal service. At some services the Psalm is not read or sung.
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL EASTER DAY
First reading Acts 10 : 34 - 43
Psalm 118 : 14 - 24
New Testament 1 Corinthians 15 : 1 - 11
Gospel John 20 : 1 - 18
SUNDAY 8TH APRIL LOW SUNDAY
First reading Acts 4 : 32 - 35
New Testament 1 John 1 : 1 – 2 : 2
Gospel John 20 : 19 - 31
SUNDAY 15TH APRIL THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
First reading Acts 3 : 12 - 19
New Testament 1 John 3 : 1 - 7
Gospel Luke 24 : 36b - 48
SUNDAY 22ND APRIL FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
First reading Acts 4 : 5 - 12
New Testament 1 John 3 : 16 - 24
Gospel John 10 : 11 - 18
SUNDAY 29TH APRIL FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
First reading Acts 8 : 26 - 40
Psalm 22 : 25 - 31
New Testament 1 John 4 : 7 - 21
Gospel John 15 : 1 - 8
SUNDAY 6TH MAY ST PHILIP AND ST JAMES
Old Testament Isaiah 30 : 15 - 21
Psalm 119 : 1 - 8
New Testament Ephesians 1 : 3 - 10
Gospel John 14 : 1 - 14
Escot News April 2018
NEWS FROM ESCOT
Our annual church meeting duly took place on 12th March with a very small group of us present. I was re-elected as churchwarden and the PCC were re-elected en bloc with the very welcome addition of Lindsay Saunders who is now able to re-join us. We are sorry for the reason as we grieve Chris’s
Hi friends, can’t stop for long to write to you this month, Parchina and I and a few friends have set up a gym club and we are practicing for a gym display in a few weeks time. We got this idea when we saw some gymnastics at Party in the Park and we heard others talking about a gym club. “Why don’t we have go?” Parchina and I thought, so we called together a few of our field mouse friends for a chat about it. “Great”, they said, “we could have great fun with this.”
Well the day we started it rained so we had to practice indoors. We very carefully found an old hymn book in the bottom of the bookcase and then we just started jumping up on it and then down again to get warmed up. After a little while we were able to progress onto some star jumps and Parchina (who I have to say is very good) taught us forward rolls and then amazed us with a back flip. Outside we found some strong bendy stems and formed them into hoops and so have now started to work with these.
It’s such great fun but is keeping us very busy, so busy we nearly missed little Ashton Clarke’s christening, which would have been a shame, he enjoyed the whole service but was a bit surprised when Rev Cate poured water over his head. It was lovely to see lots of happy faces all enjoying the singing and talks.
We saw happy faces when the Reception Class all received their new prayer books after completing whole year at school. But there were sad faces at the Leavers’ Service when we said good bye to all the year 6’s leaving Payhembury School and moving on to Kings School, lucky things all received a lovely new Bible. We mice wish them lots of luck at their new school, perhaps there will be lots of gymnastics there?
Well must dash have to practice my press-ups, Parchie and Parchina.