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Baptist Church News

2nd of May 2008

We joined St. Pauls this year for the Mothering Sunday service. It was attended by many young families and the children made up posies for their mothers. A great time was had by all. The following Friday, women from the 6 churches in Sarratt, Chipperfield & Bovingdon gathered at St. Lawrence Church, Bovingdon for the annual Womens World Day of Prayer service, written this year by the women of Guyana, a very inspired and thought provoking time together. £248 was raised from the lunch and offering, for WWDP Christian Education projects the work supports.
Then Sunday March 9th was Tear Fund Sunday when we had two speakers from Tear Fund who spoke to us about child-headed households as a result of parents dying from AIDS, and how we can help. We were very pleased to welcome Bovingdon Baptists who joined us for the service and the frugal lunch afterwards. £122 has been raised from donations and the lunch.
Some of us attended the supper at St. Pauls on Maundy Thursday. After a delicious meal, we shared in Communion. Many thanks to St. Pauls for a very moving occasion. On Good Friday, St. Pauls joined with us as usual for the family service at 10am. Our church was packed full, and youngsters from St. Pauls led some of the worship and read to us. The children were looked after in the hall and they made paper baskets with little eggs in them. There was time for praise, quiet reflection and prayer as we thought about Jesus’ sacrifice for us. It was good to chat together afterwards over coffee and Hot Cross buns. On Easter Day at 9am, we celebrated with Easter breakfast — cereals, scrambled eggs, bacon, crusty bread and tea. It was very enjoyable and we managed to clear up just in time for the morning service which was the real celebration of the Risen Christ.
Congratulations to all the singers for their rendering of Stainer’s Cruxifixion on Palm Sunday at St. Pauls. Thank you for a terrific, moving performance.
Don’t forget our MAY FAIR on the 17th from 2pm!

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