26 November 2020
|A message from Rev Paula
The news about the easing of lockdown is being drip-fed to us I write. I believe that we will be able to meet for worship in church from 2 December, which means the Midweek Communion Services will recommence from that date, beginning with All Hallows at 12.15pm on that Wednesday.
I wonder if you have been engaging with the prayer at 6pm (or as Margaret suggested, any other suitable time)? Prayer is key to our lives together as Christians and while we can pray on our own, it is good to pray together when and how we can. Being together encourages us all so if you haven't already, please do sign up for our Advent Course which starts this Thursday (see below).
This Sunday marks the start of Advent, we will (technology allowing) be singing O Come, O Come Emmanuel as we begin this season of preparation. May our prayer be to welcome afresh God with us, Emmanuel into our hearts, our homes and our churches over the coming weeks.
| Advent Course
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 THIS 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
We have moved the Posada over to Facebook this year. You are welcome to join in by drawing a nativity scene or taking a photo of your crib at home. We are planning to post a new image on our churches' Facebook every day in Advent. Please send the images to John (email@example.com).
If you have any items for the January magazine, please send it to John (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sun 6 Dec.
|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: the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); The Rt Revd Jorge Pina Cabral, Bishop of the Lusitanian Church; The Porvoo Churches – St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, Porvoo.
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: Cliff 'Dick' Roberts, Henry Orton, Sid Desborough, Evelyn Barrett, Evelyn Lovett, John William 'Jack' Wooding, Bill Timpson, Constance Bailey, Edith Blaber, Robert Jeffery Odell, Mary Parkin, May Wallis, Iris Robins, Eileen Falkner, Arthur Toyer, Bill Clayson, Anthony Hayers, Winifred McMorrow Melville, Peter Gannon, Harold Sidney Stevens, Anne Nester Hughs, Caroline Elizabeth Martin, Bernard Sanders, Susan Margaret Adams, Mavis Marion Charlton, Joseph Charles Shatford, Elizabeth Frances Rowbery, Mavis Elizabeth West, Betty Hill, Susan Simson, Emily Palmer, Winifred Mary Cooper, Isabel Galilee, Alison Clark.
Those who passed away recently, among them Peter Boulden, former churchwarden of All Hallows, whose funeral will take place on 3 Dec at the crematorium. We pray for those who mourn.
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