As we work on a new digital format for our weekly notices during the coronavirus outbreak, please find below the prayers for this week, any events and readings.

Dates for this week:

Monday 23rd March
MPR: Psalms 77/Hebrews 9.1-14
2:00pm Church funeral of Emilia Lopez

Tuesday 24th March
MPR: Psalms 79/Hebrews 9.15-end

Wednesday 25th March—The Annunciation
MPR: Psalms 111/1 Samuel 2.1-10

Thursday 26th March
MPR: Psalms 86/Hebrews 10.19-25

Friday 27th March
MPR: Psalms 102/Hebrews 10.26-end

Saturday 28th March
MPR: Psalms 32/Hebrews 11. 1-16

Sunday 29th March—Lent 5
Ezekiel 37. 1-14
Romans 8. 6-11
John 11. 1-45


Please remember the following in your prayers:
for this parish—Let us pray for Rev Ian, our clergy, readers, staff, churchwardens, treasurer, members of the PCC and our whole congregation during this difficult time.

for other churches in the Fareham Deanery—The Parish of St Mary’s, Portchester–Pray also for our the new families that joined through our new ‘Connect’ youth group which is currently on hold and for those joining worship with us in a different way.

for our Parish Portchester and Port Solent—St James’s Way, Frobisher Grove, Marina Keep, Whitehaven and Carberry Drive.

for the world around us—for the UK as we learn to adjust to the drastic changes in our lives that have taken place over the past week. That people will listen to the advice given and practice social distancing and self isolation to help stop the spread of the virus further.

for those who are ill—Myrtle Edgar, Adrian Harvey, Hazel Bunker, Jean Baker, Keith Robbins, Lannon family (Jay, Blake and baby Rey), Derek Holland.

for those who have died—Ronald Ray and Emilia Lopez

If you know of anyone in the parish who is ill, please let Rev Ian or Emma know.