17 November 2020
|A message from Canon
Another week, another confession. (I can keep going for some time…)
You might have heard that the Archbishops have called us to prayer for the nation at 6pm every evening. Fabulous. There are resources which you will receive from the church office this week or can find on the Church of England website.
Its 6pm that’s the problem. Gin time. You might have a different problem. Family meal time? Children to be put to bed? BBC News? Keep dropping off to sleep after your evening meal?
All not insurmountable. I can – and will – move my gin time. (Nope… it's not Lent.) You can choose another time. The important part is praying. It will feel good to pray alongside other Christians around the country. You might also like to light a candle and place it in your window. (And remember to blow it out afterwards…)
But if you can’t do 6pm, do something. Find another time. Pray. For our nation.
Below is the introduction from the resource leaflet. Start this evening!
With love and prayers as usual
| Prayer for the
We call upon the Church of England to make November 2020 a month of prayer for our nation. We know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures forever.
| Thank you
To everyone at All Hallows and All Saints. Thank you so much for the beautiful card and cheque that was presented to me on All Saints Day in thanks for helping to run the Benefice during the Interregnum. I was overwhelmed by your generosity. It was suggested that I might like to spend it on a holiday, but I have another idea which I will write about in the next magazine. I know not everyone had a chance to sign the card, so I will bring it when we are next back in church.
With thanks and love
LEFT HOLDING THE BABY
4 MEN. 4 BABIES.
4 stories of light in the darkness
4 Advent sessions via Zoom
Breakout groups for discussion
(or individual leaflet)
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET?
WE START NEXT WEEK!
First session on Thurs 26 Nov at 7.30pm
(yes, we’re starting before Advent)
Sign up for a Zoom link by emailing Rev Paula or the church office
|Christmas presents for
children in need
We will be collecting toys for the Family Homes Hostel in Wellingborough which has 21 active units. The Salvation Army who co-ordinate presents for families in need have asked for new toys for under 5s, unwrapped. These will be collected at our services on 13 December. If you are not able to get to church, collection will be arranged nearer the date.
|Our prayers are asked for:
Those who suffer in body, mind or spirit, among them Christian S, Sue P, Roger P, Richard H, Tim C, Kay G.
The housebound: Ruth S, Margaret O, Diana B.
The Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); The Rt Revd Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda. The Porvoo Churches – St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Aberdeen and Orkney.
If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, please first obtain the consent of the person you wish us to pray for. Then tell Rev Christine whom to pray for and the reason why.
|Remember the departed
Those whose anniversaries fall on this week: Peter Wyldes, Mary Raitt, James Flynn, Lily Patrick, Reg Owen, Terry Rainbow, James Holloway, Betty De’Ath, Shena Ann Toseland, Charles Short, Kerry-Jane Lewis, Timothy Paul Wilford, Myrtle Barbara Redman, Doris Perks, Keith Patrick Mahoney, Albert Edward Carnelly, Eric John Falkner, Thomas Sidney Povey.
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