Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.’ (Esther 4:15-16)
This Sunday, as we continue our look at some of the women presented to us in the Bible, we reach Esther. It’s wonderful account of a faithful woman, in difficult circumstances, acting to rescue God’s people from their enemy. The odds are stacked against her: the enemy is powerful; she is relatively powerless. Will she prevail? How will that happen?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am All Age service of Holy Communion in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at Esther’s story.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
As well as our prayers, there are various appeals raising funds to support those fleeing the conflict and those who cannot leave. Two that you might like to consider are:
The Diocese of St Albans also has some details on some ways we can help support Ukraine.
We are also able to support the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain via the Foodbank. More details of what they are collecting for and what they need are available on our [website][https://norcuff.com/ukraine].
As in previous years, we are holding a Maundy Thursday Supper with Holy Communion on Thursday 14th April at 6pm. The meal will be a selection of Meze (suitable for vegetarians) at £5 per person. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the church, and payment to be given to Doreen.
Annual Meetings and Electoral Roll
Our Annual Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday 27th April at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 start. At the meetings, we will elect churchwardens and PCC members, as well as hear reports from the previous year.
As part of the preparations for the meetings, the Electoral Roll will be revised between the 6th and 9th April 2022.
More details, including Electoral Roll application forms, are available on our website. This page will be kept up to date with all the information and forms needed.
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our foodbank collection this month is Wednesday 6th April. You’re welcome to bring donations to St Andrew at our Sunday service or on Wednesday morning, or to be in touch with Gill Hall (email@example.com, 01707 874872) to arrange delivery or collection.
Our weekly in person Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, all are very welcome to join us.
Iris Holdom’s Memorial Service
Iris’ memorial service is at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday 2nd April), in St Thomas. You would be most welcome to join us as we celebrate Iris’ life together.
Performance of The Crucifixion
Singers from several churches in and around Potters Bar (including a few from Northaw and Cuffley) known as the “Good Friday Choir” will be performing John Stainer’s The Crucifixion at the URC Church, 235 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ on Good Friday at 7 pm. All welcome.
Jubilee tea party
This is advance notice that we are intending to host a tea party on Saturday 11th June, in the Undercroft. More details will follow.
Praying during the week
We try to send out an email each week with suggestions for your prayers. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.