Weekly Service Times & Readings

1st, 3rd & 5th SUNDAY: 10.30am HOLY COMMUNION,
2nd & 4th Sunday 8am HOLY COMMUNION (B.C.P.)
2nd Sunday 10.30am FAMILY SERVICE.
We are changing the “family service” on the second Sunday to all ages for 45 mins)
4th Sunday 10.30am ENCOUNTER & 4pm MESSY CHURCH
(Messy Church meets in the Church Centre)

February 4th (Candlemas)
10.30am Holy Communion
Hebrews 2. 14-end; Saint Luke 2.22-40
6.00pm Candlemas Service

February 11th (Sunday before Lent)
8.00am Holy Communion
2 Corinthians 4.3-6
10.30am All Age Worship

February 14th (Ash Wednesday)
7.30am Holy Communion
2.Corinthians 5.20b-6.10; Saint John 8.1-11

February 18th (Lent 1)
10.30am 1 Peter 3.18-end; Saint Mark 1. 9-15

February 25th (Lent 2)
8.00am Holy Communion
Romans 4.13-end; Saint Mark 8.31-end
10.30am Encounter

March 4 (Lent 3)
10.30am Holy Communion
1 Corinthians 1.18-25; Saint John 2.13-22

March 11th (Mothering Sunday)
8.00am Holy Communion
Ephesians 2.1-10; Saint John 3.14-21
10.30am All Age Worship

March 18th (Passion Sunday)
10.30am Holy Communion
Hebrews 5.5-10; Saint John 12.20-33

March 25th (Palm Sunday)
8.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Encounter

March 26th
7.00pm Evening Service

March 27th
7.00pm Evening Service

March 28th
7.00pm Evening Service

March 29th (Maundy Thursday)
7.00pm Joint Service with DFC at St. Martin’s

March 30th (Good Friday)
2.30pm Meditation

March 31st (Easter Eve)
7.30pm Easter Eve Ceremonies

The same readings are used for 8.00am services and 10.30am services

Coffee/Tea is served after the 10.30am service to which everyone is invited to stay.
Help with the rota is welcome and offers may be made to 823537

encounter group

Encounter services – What are they?




.............and coffee....lots of coffee..

4th Sundays at St. Martin's Church Desford are a bit different:

We spend plenty of time singing songs of praise, led by the band, the worship is extremely relaxed
and informal, witha mix of contemporary and traditional songs.

We also place great importance on understanding the Word, so we have very short bursts of
applied teaching. With regular use of videos and illustrations, these services are vary varied and engaging.
There is also plenty of space for us to pray for ourselves, our community, our nation and our world.

Children are very welcome at Encounter services and our open-plan area means that there is
plenty of space for pushchairs. All of the song words and any visuals are
presented on the Church's large screens, leaving your hands free.
There is also a very friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Whether you are a church regular or a newcomer, just come as you are.