Weekly Service Times & Readings

1st, 3rd & 5th SUNDAY: 10.30am HOLY COMMUNION,
(COMMON WORSHIP)
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)

May 5th (Easter 3)
10.30am Holy Communion
Acts 9.1-6: Saint John 21.1-19
 
May 12th (Easter 4)
8.00am  Holy Communion
Acts 9.36-end; Saint John 10.22-30
10.30am All Age Worship: tba
 
May 19th (Easter 5)
10. 30am Holy Communion
Acts 11.1-18; Saint John 13.31-35
 
May 26th (Easter 6)
8.00am Holy Communion
Acts 16.9-15; Saint John 14.23-29
10.30am Encounter: tba
4pm Messy Church
 
May 30th (Ascension Day)
7.45pm Holy Communion
Acts 1. 1-11; Saint Luke 24. 44-end     
Readings for 8.00am services and 10.30am services are the same.

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?

.............relaxed

.............informal

.............contemporary

.............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.