Hazelwell Church

Hazelwell Contact May 29th 2022

27 May 2022 • Weekly Notices

Hazelwell Weekly Contact

29th May 2022

Hazelwell Morning Worship and Baptism

This Sunday at 10.00am (and on Zoom) Led by Revd. Canon Rob Morris

  • Somtochukwu and Osinachi and their family as we celebrate their baptism today and welcome them into the Christian family.
    • Many thanks to all who supported our Christian Aid Appeal and those who prepared and attended the lunch last Sunday – which was most enjoyable.
    • The total raised so far is £500.00!
    • Our Summer Fair this year will be held on Saturday July 2nd
    • B30 Foodbank (Updated 15th May)
  • We are very low on tinned meat, 50g rice and pasta source so please prioritise these items

    Urgently needed

    Tinned potatoes, sugar 500g (not larger), tinned fruit in juice (not prunes or grapefruit), tinned spaghetti, ready-made custard (tinned or carton - not powder), 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), instant coffee (not decaffeinated)

    UHT whole milk, crisps, tinned rice pudding, teabags (40’s or 80’s), jam/honey, 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, Christmas items, Easter items

    Reflection on Baptism


    The sacrament of Baptism is the first of the sacraments of initiation. It is only through Baptism that one becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. In Baptism we are freed from original sin, brought into a new birth in the Holy Spirit and received into the Body of Christ, the Church!

    Baptism is a loving gift from God that leaves an indelible (permanent) mark on our souls so that just as in the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Orders we can only receive it once. If Baptized as an adult the sacrament also has the effect of the forgiving of all personal sins, incurred up to that point, as well as original sin, so the newly Baptized can be viewed as one who is truly born again indeed! As in all of the sacraments Baptism is a special communication from God to us in the form of the grace that is bestowed upon us, we become adopted sons and daughters of God through the Baptismal character. In Baptism we are also given a great responsibility as well, to live our lives justly as true children of God by following the great commandment handed down by our Lord and Saviour Himself, to love our God with all of our heart, soul and mind and to love our neighbour as ourselves.

    The rite of Baptism itself is a beautiful expression of the Faith and communicates to the faithful various aspects of the way that we, as God’s people, interact with Him in the sacraments. Besides the three fold pouring of the water over the recipient’s head and the necessary formula of Baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit there are various sacramentals involved in the ritual.
    The sign of the cross, at the beginning of the celebration, marks with the imprint of Christ the one who is going to belong to him and signifies the grace of the redemption Christ won for us by his cross.
    The anointing with the oil of catechumens along with the prayer that is said renounces Satan allowing the person or their parents and sponsors to be able to confess the faith of the Church, to which one is “entrusted” by Baptism.

    The lighting of the baptismal candle from the Easter candle symbolizes the “light of faith” which the Baptized should always keep “burning” in their heart and a reminder that they are to be “the light of the world.”

    Your servant in Christ,
    Deacon Bill