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from the vicar . . . St Peter’s Festival We shall be celebrating our Patronal Festival on Sunday June 26th, at our normal 9.30am Parish Communion. St Peter, of course, was especially chosen by Jesus to be ‘the rock’ on which the Church would be built. The story of Peter’s response to this call is both touching and moving, and reveals Peter to be a very human and passionate person. As he was given the role of holding the keys of the kingdom of heaven, his symbol throughout history has been the twin keys – symbolising his delegated authority to ‘bind’ or ‘loose’ on earth or in heaven. These keys appear in our logo here – and also in the logo for our football club. Churchyard Revisited I am very grateful to those families who have repaired relatives’ gravestones that recently were discovered to be unsafe. There are still a dozen or so that have not been repaired, possibly because there are no living relatives now associated with them. It would be good if we could have them repaired and put up straight again, but unfortunately the Church does not have the resources to be able to do this (and we are not allowed to use the income from the Viney Trust for this purpose.) So I am appealing to residents of Arlesey who appreciate the Churchyard to consider making a gift towards repairing the remaining stones. We need something in the region of £1,000 to be able to complete this work, so if you would like to contribute please send a cheque payable to “Arlesey PCC” with a note saying this is to be used for tombstone repairs. If you’d rather use online payment please contact me for our bank account details. Thank you. St Peter’s Church Sunday services at the Methodist Church for June are as follows: SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday 5th 9.30 am Parish Communion (St Peter’s, Arlesey) 11.15 am Parish Communion (St Guthlac’s, Astwick) Sunday 12th 10.00 am “AAWsome Worship” – informal worship for all ages Sunday 19th 9.30 am Parish Communion Sunday 26th 9.30 am Parish Communion – Celebrating St Peter WEEKDAY Tuesdays 10.00 am Coffee Morning – all invited 5.00 pm ‘Pebbles’ for 5 to 10 yr olds Wednesday 1st 12.30 pm Parish Lunch Thursdays 1.30 pm ‘Little Fishes’ for 0 to school age, accompanied CONTACTS Vicar Reverend Geoffrey Boult t: 01462 731227 e: vicar@arlesey.org.uk Churchwardens Helen Frost 07982 714028 Geoff Mitchell 07708 466816 Arlesey Methodist Church Sunday Services at the Methodist Church for the month of June are as follows: S  unday June 5th Preacher at 10.30 a.m. Mr Andy Searle of Hitchin Sunday June 12th Preacher at 11.00 a.m. Rev Bob Forrest S  unday June 19th Preacher at 10.30 a.m. Mrs Helen Dearn of Hitchin S  unday June 26th Preacher at 11.00 a.m. Rev Bob Forrest. This will be a Service of Holy Communion Online Our calendar can be viewed online at; http://qrs.onl/cjdxvh or use this QR code (right) On Saturday 25th June, between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon our usual Coffee Morning will be held. Come and enjoy a cuppa in good company – plus a bit of home-made cake! Also see us on Facebook; http://qrs.onl/ckvram Geoffrey On the third Wednesday of the month (22nd June), Rev Bob will be leading the monthly Bible Study. This takes place at 12.30 p.m. beginning with a light lunch followed by an informative talk by Bob with general discussion afterwards. The occasion is both informal and enjoyable. We welcome everyone, but do let one of the Church Officers know so that we can ensure there is enough food! Arlesey Good Neighbour Scheme Need a bit of practical help around the house, a one-off lift somewhere or just some company? Arlesey Good Neighbour Scheme are a group of local volunteers offering practical help to the elderly, sick, disabled, housebound or anybody who just needs a helping hand. We also offer friendly company just like a good neighbour would. From this month, there will be afternoon tea at Gothic House on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-4pm and Bingo coming soon! If you need a hand or know anyone who does, please contact us Monday-Friday between 10am and 2pm on 07745 306089. Whatever you need, give us a call! Walk4Health–June/July 2016 J une 2, & 9 – Scout Hut, Baldock Rd, Stotfold  June 16, & 23 – The Crown PH, The Green, Stotfold J une 30, July 7 – Arlesey Station 4 on the button issue 46 June 2016 | 01462 834265 | Minister at the church is Rev Bob Forrest. Tel: 01582 727880 Mrs Doreen Archer Tel: 731392 Mrs Betty Joyce Tel: 731647 MissAnn Archer Tel: 731392 Bookings should be made with Mr Jim Webb Tel 731309 Everyone is welcome at all these events, of course Children’s half term crafts Theme: Bottle Top Wind Chime Mobile Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 Venue: Junior Youth Club, Arlesey Time: 2.00pm Cost: £1 per child To book a place please ring Brenda or Jim on 01462 731 477 or email us on jbvcrafts@yahoo.co.uk All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. See you there! steve@onthebuttonarlesey.co.uk | www.on-the-button.co.uk