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St Catherine's Annual Report 2017

Please Click here to read the annual report for 2017.

 

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A big thank you for the 40 Acts through lent at Catherine's

During Lent, St Catherine’s has been living lent generously.

Over 40 of you have directly taken part and many others have donated money or prayed for all involved.Some of you have walked many miles to pray for the area. Some of you have knocked on many doors to ask if anyone wants prayer. Some of you prepared and served lunch to all at Tot stop and their carers.

Some of you have delivered donuts and chatted to among others… The funeral directors, teachers at Mile cross primary, the Extend exercise group, charity shops, Barclays bank, Hairdressers, Anglia Fishing, Norwich Vaping, the Norman centre and the betting shop.Some of you donated sanitary products to our local library to help address period poverty.Some of donated to our souper soup run.

Some of you walked up to random strangers and gave them flowers. Some of you gave up your Saturday to pick up rubbish from the estate. Some of you did your own random acts of kindness. Taking a gift to a new neighbour or leaving a thank you note and chocolate for the milkman to name but a few.

Over lent we had 24 requests for prayer.

We picked up 8 bin bags full of rubbish from the estate.

We gave out 78 bunches of flowers to 78 strangers to bless their day.

And we gave away 267 donuts and one bag of apples!

But, the challenge doesn’t stop here. If you like, the real challenge starts here!

Over lent we’ve been studying the book of James. He wrote, Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Love is a verb. It is something to do. Deliberately acting out of love can change the way we think and feel and it can change how others think and feel about the church. To teach his disciples how to live, Jesus showed them how to live and respond to the needs around them. The cross was the ultimate lesson in love.  As we meet here this morning, we celebrate what Jesus did for us. Let us at St Catherine’s go on putting his love into action and showing those in this area how much we care.

 

 

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Notices Sunday 08 April 2018

Notices Sunday 08 April  2018

 

Notices for this week beginning Sunday 8 April

Monday to Thursday: 9 to 9.30 am: Morning Prayer in the church
Monday: 10 - 11.45 am - Tot-stop in the Church Hall
Tuesday: 11.30 am - Fellowship group 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Wednesday: 7.30 pm - Fellowship group 1st and 3rd  Wednesday

St Catherine’s Annual meeting will be after a shortened service this coming Sunday morning, followed by a shared lunch. Please let Rach know by Wednesday if you would like to come to the shared lunch.

The Wednesday evening group starts meeting again as normal on the 18th April. The Tuesday morning Fellowship group meets again on the 24th April.

 A big thank you to everybody who got involved with 40 Acts at St Catherine's here is a roundup of the things that took place

During Lent, St Catherine’s has been living lent generously. Over 40 of you have directly taken part and many others have donated money or prayed for all involved. Some of you have walked many miles to pray for the area. Some of you have knocked on many doors to ask if anyone wants prayer.  Some of you prepared and served lunch to all at Tot stop and their carers.  Some of you have delivered donuts and chatted to among others… The funeral directors, teachers at Mile cross primary, the Extend exercise group, charity shops, Barclays bank, Hairdressers, Anglia Fishing, Norwich Vaping, the Norman centre and the betting shop. Some of you donated sanitary products to our local library to help address period poverty.

Some of donated to our souper soup run. Some of you walked up to random strangers and gave them flowers. Some of you gave up your Saturday to pick up rubbish from the estate. Some of you did your own random acts of kindness. Taking a gift to a new neighbour or leaving a thank you note and chocolate for the milkman to name but a few.

Over lent we had 24 requests for prayer.

We picked up 8 bin bags full of rubbish from the estate.

We gave out 78 bunches of flowers to 78 strangers to bless their day.

And we gave away 267 donuts and one bag of apples!

But, the challenge doesn’t stop here. If you like, the real challenge starts here! Over lent we’ve been studying the book of James. He wrote, Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Love is a verb. It is something to do. Deliberately acting out of love can change the way we think and feel and it can change how others think and feel about the church. To teach his disciples how to live, Jesus showed them how to live and respond to the needs around them. The cross was the ultimate lesson in love.  As we meet here this morning, we celebrate what Jesus did for us. Let us at St Catherine’s go on putting his love into action and showing those in this area how much we care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some Christian books at the back of the church which you are welcome to borrow (and return, please) when you have finished reading.

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Development/ Restoration Fund:

Over the next few years we have to raise a lot of money, principally for major  re-wiring of the church (without which it may be the church will have to close for insurance purposes), there  are also roof works and other possibilities for improving our current facilities, in the pipeline.

Friday 20th April 2018 - Fish & Chips & Quiz night

For your information the Development Group are:

Rachael Barber (of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors), Simon Bransby,

Cathy D’Oyley, Martin and Rach Hartley, Ruth Lambert and Joyce Lincoln.

 

Please feel free to speak to anyone in the group who will be able to tell you how we are progressing. Do you have any ideas you would like to put forward to the Group?

 

 

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Message from Norwich foodbank

A message from Norwich foodbank

In 2017, we gave out over 9,700 food parcels each providing local people in crisis with three days of food. Thank you for helping us continue this service we couldn't do it without you!

The food bank require the following items. Long life sponge puddings, Tinned fish, Instant mash and Washing powder. If you are able to provide any of these items then the food bank would be very grateful.

 

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A big Thank you.

A big Thank you.

Thanks to the team who worked hard this morning clearing snow. Thanks also to Rach for the bacon rolls!

 

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St Catherine's Holy Communion 18.02.18

 

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Daytime Fellowship Group

Daytime Fellowship Group

St Catherine's has started a new daytime fellowship group, that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 11:30 AM  The aim of the group is to share Christian fellowship together, by worshipping, praying  and learning together, with the option of sharing lunch afterwards . This means there will be an opportunity to meet for fellowship each week. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:30 PM and 2nd and 4th Tuesdays during the day. You're more  than welcome to join us. If you would like more information please contact Martin or Gill.S

 

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St Catherine's Communion 04.02.18

 

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St Catherine's Communion 21 Jan 2018

 

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Morning worship at St Catherine's

Please Click here to watch the video of this morning's worship at St Catherine's

 

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40 acts of generosity in Mile Cross

40 acts of  generosity  in Mile Cross

I know that Christmas has only just passed us by, but while we are in the mood for being generous, I'm really excited about our next step into mission at St Catherine's. Throughout Lent this year St Catherine's church(and others if you wish to join us) are going to be stepping out in faith to serve the Mile Cross area with 40 acts of kindness. Over the coming weeks we are going to be sharing ideas  of what we can do, but here is one very simple but effective idea of how we can bless those around us Click here. Why not come and join us as we do Lent generously!

 

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Christmas photos

It was absolutely wonderful to be able to spend our first Christmas St Catherine's. Here are a view photos to give you a flavour of what we got up to. x Click Here

 

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Thank you! Quiz and chip night

Thank you! Quiz and chip night

A big thank you to everybody who came to support St Catherine's quiz and chip evening last Friday. We raised £380 to go towards our development fund. A huge thank you to Simon for organising this, and and for yours and Scots questions. 

 

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