News from Sunday 14 April 2019                           


Lent Picture 2

Last Sunday we held our Annual Church Meeting - thank you to all who came. We elected to our CHURCH COUNCIL for the year:
Alison Ingram and Marcus Liberman - re-elected as our churchwardens
Patience Asare and Christina Winn - new members
Shelley Murray - re-elected member
Others members continuing are: 
Winsome Spence, Emma Bowes, Kwesi Francois, Christian Maleedy, Heaven Sinke, David Vivian, John Wolffe and Adam Dobrzynski.

PRAYER WALK round the local area - TODAY Sun 14 Apr after morning worship - starting off from church at 12noon.
There are fliers with times—where we will be when—so come and join in at any time, especially if we are coming near your home!
 
EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB This week!
Our amazing annual Holiday Club for children age 4 to 11 is on
Tue 16, Wed 17, Thu 18 April   10 am - 12 pm
This is a great opportunity to have a fun time with friends and learn more about Jesus this Easter.  
You need a ticket - tickets available from Mariam, as long as there are spaces left.
 
EASTER EGG DONATIONS FOR CAP CLIENTS  Thank you for all the eggs! Please pray they will bless our CAP clients at Easter and speak of Jesus love for them.
 
8pm MAUNDY THURSDAY  On Maundy Thursday, we are joining in a simple shared meal together, with readings to help us remember the events of the first meal where Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples.  This is
NOT A BRING AND SHARE MEAL – food will be provided.  Let’s join together in our Christian friendship in this special gathering.  All are welcome.
 
Easter 2019 Poster with Palm S
 

AFTER EASTER
 
You probably know that our vicar, Jane Morris, is retiring at Easter - next Sunday! Please see the separate sheet about gifts and messages/memories.
 
We will be having a BRING AND SHARE MEAL in good St Gabriel’s style at Jane’s Farewell and Celebration of her Ministry on Sat 27 April.
 
Please be thinking what food you will contribute.
You are welcome to bring drinks too – beforehand or on the day. We will be eating earlier than usual at 5pm, so please make sure you cook in time! 
      
Here’s the plan:

arrival and drinks from 3.30pm

5pm Bring and share meal
6pm Speeches and presentation of gifts
close at 8pm
 
DECORATING CHURCH On Saturday morning, the day of the party, we will be decorating church from 10am—do come and help! Decorations provided - just come along! Please come as early as you can so we are all here to do it together.
Please pray for the day - we want Jane to remember her day with smiles and joy and thanks to God!
 
thanking Jane  /  CELEBRATION of Jane’s ministry at St Gabriel’S
GIFTS!      * There is a box for gifts. (We would like to buy Jane a greenhouse
                   for her new garden.) Please note we can’t claim gift aid on these
                   gifts. It’s fine to give online—just mark it ‘Jane’.
MESSAGES * There are also 2 books for all of us to write stories, things you
AND             remember, thanks, prayers, messages, and to stick in photos    
PHOTOS       too - a photo of you, or a St Gabriel’s group, stuck by your message

                    would be great for Jane to look back on in the future and remember you!
PLEASE DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE’RE NOT ALL QUEUING UP LATER!
 
NEW WINE MEN’S DAY
STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS
Sat 11 May   9:15am - 4pm
Have you ever felt the 'real you' is hidden behind 'the you' that others see? The truth is, all of us wear masks at times.
During this Men's Day, through story, testimony and teaching, we'll be encouraging us to take off the masks and find strength in our faith in Jesus.
Book your place!
St Paul's Church, Ealing W13 9XW
£22 per person
Lunch Option: for an extra £5, lunch will be provided by the Humble Pie Company - you need to book it!
See Dudley if you’d like to go, or book yourself in:
www.new-wine.org/mensday
 
OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES are on holiday for Easter and will re-start from Monday 29 April. Pray for a refreshing and restoring break for all those who help with running them.
 
 
St Gabriel's Office, 14/04/2019