Hazelwell Church

Hazelwell Weekly Contact Palm Sunday 10th April 20

9 Apr 2022 • Weekly Notices

Hazelwell Weekly Contact

Palm Sunday 10th April 2022

Hazelwell Morning Worship

In Church at 10.00am (and on Zoom)

led by David Taylor

Please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine

Those who have been subject to atrocities

and those fighting to defend their country

Those who are bereaved, displaced or who remain and live in fear

Also please pray for

Those in Britain currently living in poverty

All those world -wide suffering the catastrophic effects of climate change

Parish Update

Join us This week in church or on Zoom (see link below)

David Taylor will lead our service in church and on Zoom at 10.00am this Sunday

All Welcome - use link below

Topic: 10.00am Hazelwell Sunday Worship

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 542 944 0666

Passcode: 9cUGo6

EASTER SERVICES - Hazelwell and Kings Heath

Our Easter Morning service will be led at 10.00am by Revd. Donald Sampson

The following invitation was sent by Roy Haseldon on behalf of St Bedes Brandwood

The following invitation was sent by Roy Haseldon on behalf of St Bedes - All Welcome

I am pleased to invite you and your congregation to an Easter Vigil at St Bede's Church (Bryndale Avenue) starting at 8pm on Saturday 16th April. It will be led by our Area Dean, Phelim O'Hare.

We will light a fire in the garden, and celebrate in the church as well.

Please ask anyone attending to bring a mask, as we are still socially distancing and wearing masks whilst in the building

All Saint’s Church, King’s Heath High Street Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion followed by The Watch

Friday 15th April at10.30am New Life Baptist Church, King’s Heath High Street Good Friday ecumenical service followed by the Walk of Witness

Friday 15th April at 1 - 3pm All Saint’s Church, King’s Heath High Street

Vigil at the Cross Saturday 16th April at 8pm St Bede’s Church, Bryndale Avenue, Brandwood

Easter Vigil Sunday 17th April at 6am The Village Square, All Saint’s Church, King’s Heath High Street

Dawn service

Easter Sunday Sunday 17th April at 10am Hazelwell Church. Easter Morning celebration service

B30 Foodbank (updated 3rd April)

last month we fed 747 people (521 adults 226 children on 393 vouchers

we received in 6704k and gave out 8222k

Urgently needed

Tinned potatoes, rice, instant coffee (not decaffeinated), sugar 500g (not larger), tinned spaghetti, cereal (not greater than 500g), porridge (not greater than 500g), gender neutral shampoo, toothpaste, toilet rolls, strong carrier bags.

Low in stock
Tinned fruit in juice (not prunes or grapefruit), squash, long-life fruit juice, UHT semi-skimmed milk,

dog/cat food, instant hot-chocolate (not cocoa powder)UHT whole milk, crisps, tinned rice pudding,

teabags (40’s or 80’s), jam/honey, ready-made custard (tinned or carton - not powder),

chocolate and snack bars, liquid/bar soap, laundry power/liquid (not family sized),

gender neutral shower-gel

Well stocked
Pasta shapes, dry spaghetti, baked beans, tinned/packet vegetarian meals, tinned tomatoes,

tinned fish, pasta sauce, tinned meat (ham, corned beef, pork sandwich, pulled pork, chicken),

tinned/packet soup, tinned vegetables, biscuits,

noodles, instant potato, nappies all sizes, baby food and baby care items, gender neutral roll-on deodorants,

sanitary pads, baby wipes, washing-up liquid, single or duo wrapped toothbrushes

Not needed at all
Decaffeinated drinks or fruit infusions, bottled water, large bottles of lemonade or coke,

any food or toiletries containing alcohol, cooking ingredient or sauces, tinned macaroni cheese,

fresh products (including vegetable, meat, eggs and bread). ,

non-dairy items, gluten-free items, coffee beans, loose tea, large boxes of teabags (120’s or more),

very large bags or boxes. of porridge and cereal, cocoa power, tampons, make up,

hair accessories, perfume or aftershave

Clients needing emergency food are referred to B30Foodbank by E-Voucher through a referral agent. Or call CITIZENS ADVICE 08082082138 Or call BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL on 0121 216 3030 Distribution of food Clients or their representatives will need to collect the parcels from B30Foodbank, Quaker Friends Meeting House 23aWatford Road B30 1JB on Tuesday and Friday between 1.30 and 3.30pm enquiries info@b30.foodbank.org.uk DONATIONS to the B30Foodbank at the Warehouse 17 Castle Road B30 3HZ on Tuesday and Fridays between 2.00 - 4.00p.m.


Gospel Reflection for Palm Sunday

April 10th. – The Drama begins…

The story which begins of Palm Sunday is basically a human drama; it is our drama. As Jesus enters into his final week, he takes humanity with him and continues to do so every Easter. We are not just remembering an historical event that happened over two thousand years ago. We celebrating and taking part in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as it happens today to us and for us.

His entry in to the city begins on a huge wave of optimism, joy and hope. The people line the streets; they wave palms, they put their cloaks and garments on the ground and they shout out his name. This was an ancient Roman tradition used to welcome soldiers and armies home after their success in battle. The crowd welcome Jesus in a similar way as they shout out, Hosanna, Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Yet, how quickly the crowd changed and turned on Jesus. The same people who were happy to welcome him with shouts of joy, will soon begin to shout ‘Crucify him, Crucify him.’ Jesus is even betrayed and denied by his closet friends. The rest of them run and desert him. He is left alone.

There is a real danger that we can get up and lost in getting the liturgy of Palm Sunday and indeed the whole of Holy week just right. If we are not careful we can lose sight of what we remembering, celebrating and taking part in. As well as celebrating this great week with dignity and reverence, we also need to ask ourselves what it is all about and what it means to each to us.

Where am I in the unfolding drama that begins on Palm Sunday and plays out over Holy Week and which climaxes on Easter? Where am I as Jesus passes by on the donkey? Am I one of the crowd shouting out his name? Am I like Judas in any way? When have I betrayed others or Jesus? When like Peter, have I denied knowing Jesus? Am I like Pilate when I judge and condemn others? How am I like Simon or Veronica who help Jesus in his time of need? Having stood with the crowd shouting out his name and welcoming Jesus, will I stand with the same people spitting out insults as I shout ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’

As we celebrate Palm Sunday and begin our journey through Holy Week, we are called to ask ourselves who and where we are in the crowd. This is a week to pray and then decide what kind of followers of Christ we are and are going to be.

During this busy week of prayer, liturgies and ceremonies, let us not lose sight of what we are remembering, celebrating and talking part in.

As we begin this most holy of weeks, may Jesus be our constant companion. May we enter in the mystery of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection with faith and hope.

  • Michael Moore OMI