Notices for Sunday March 27th 2022, The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)

Services for Sunday 27th March 2022
     10am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Joel Bird
     Forthcoming Services  
      Wednesday 30th  March 10.00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Paul Mellars
      Sunday 3rd April 8.00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Paul Mellars
                      10.00am Baptism Service led by Revd Paul Mellars.

ST JOHN’S AGM SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2022 (after morning service)
ELECTORAL ROLL - this year we are updating our Church Electoral Roll.
 If you are not on and would like to be, please complete the application form at the back of church and return to the church office as soon as possible.

NOMINATION OF Churchwardens, DCC Members, PCC, CTDD & Deanery Synod Representatives Please complete a form for nomination to any of the above positions and return to the church office as soon as possible. Due to our interregnum and covid we are looking for volunteers to fill these important roles.                                         

2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32


The Fourth Sunday of Lent Mothering Sunday
Merciful Lord, God of love,
you know our struggle to serve you;  passionate and strong,
when sin spoils our lives     tender and careful;
and overshadows our hearts, watch over us and hold us
come to our aid         all the days of our life;
and turn us back to you again;  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN  

Prayer for the Dronfield with Holmesfield team.
Dear Mighty God,
We pray at this time for those who make decisions about a new Rector, to find
the right person.
We hope that this person will be understanding, kind, enthusiastic,
and inspiring for the local community, our team of five churches and our school. Amen  
Worship Council Kids at St Andrew’s church school.

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Joan Jones, Malcolm Styan, Faye Jowle, Emily and Rodger, father of Revd Paul Mellars, Paul and his family.  Sadly Doreen Roebuck (a member of our church choir for many years) died overnight 10th/11th March, she will be sadly missed,
please remember her family and friends in your prayers, her funeral will be Friday 1st April 2022 in St John’s at 11.45am.

Church Group Reports for AGM 3rd  April If you are a leader of any church group, can you please send a very short Report as soon as possible. Please send only a couple of sentences, précis who you are and what you have done since June 2021. Due to interregnum we have a very short time to pull together before AGM.

SATURDAY COFFEE MORNINGS - 2nd APRIL 2022 10.00am - 12noon

We are happy to announce that our Saturday Coffee Mornings will recommence monthly on the first Saturday of each month from 2nd April.  We hope to  be able to provide Bacon Sandwiches as well as Toasted Teacakes, together with the usual Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.  

Raffle, bric a brac etc and other suggestions much appreciated.
Do come and join us.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11.45am by Zoom
We invite you to “virtual” after service refreshments, by clicking on the link in the notices sheet at 11.45am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Church open for private prayer The church will be open for private prayer every day  9.30am - 4.00pm. Volunteers for the unlocking and locking rota are needed URGENTLY. Please contact the Parish Office if this is something you could help with 412328.

Easter Eggs for the Community Dronfield Baptist Church is once again distributing Easter Eggs around the community. If you would like to donate an egg please drop it off at the Baptist church by Friday lunchtime this week.

Easter Lilies If anyone would like an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one, please let Jean Hobson have the name and £3 towards the cost of the Lilies and Jean will enter the person’s name into the Easter Memory Book. Tel. to order.

CTDD Events
Monday 11th - Saturday 16th April Holy Week morning communions starting at St Paul's Methodist Church at 8:00am.

Friday 15th April Walk of Witness 10.00am from Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Stonelow Road.
Friday 15th April Open Air service at 11.00am, Library Gardens
Friday 15th April Hot Cross Buns at 12noon, the Oaks
Sunday 17th April CTDD united worship at St Swithin's at 6.30pm 

The ‘Feast of Flowers’ is to go ahead this year on the weekend of the 1st to the 3rd July. The theme is ‘Celebration’. There are many ways you can be involved in this event from flower arranging to helping with refreshments, running a stall, or welcoming people to our church, your

 help would be really appreciated. Please contact the office if you would like to be involved on 412328 or email at

Organ Recital. The next ‘Wednesday at Eight Organ Recital’ will be on April 6th and Nigel Gotteri will be playing. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. There will be a retiring collection for church funds.

Ukraine Benefit. Friday 1st April 2022 7.30pm. St. Mary’s Church Unstone.Singer/songwriter Ian Price in concert with Neil McKay and guests. An evening of acoustic-based music and original songs and banter. Admission: Minimum donation £8.00 
Contact Ian Wright  for more information.

Intercessions are once again to be taken by church members from April.  If anyone would like to offer their time to do intercessions please speak to Chris Williams for more details.  Thank you.

Chattabox and Little Fishes are having a Saturday Service on 2nd April at 4.00pm at St Mary’s Unstone.  We will be performing a Palm Sunday play, having a few songs, prayers and craft activities. Refreshments will be served afterwards and everyone is welcome. Please join us for this fun service.