2017 December 17 - Pew News

Services

Sunday 17 December 2017 - Advent 3

8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)  (Revd Alison Green)
9.30am    Parish Communion with Nativity Play
                    (Revd Andrew Doye)
    Hymns:  11;  Advent Ring song v.3;  6;  466;  415
    Choir Anthem:  Rejoice in the Lord Alway   Henry Purcell 
    Organ voluntary:  Prelude in B minor BWV 544  J.S.Bach
Readings:          Isaiah 61:1-4,8-end; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; Psalm 126;
    John 1: 6-8;19-28
6.00pm    Woodmancote Carol Service (Revd Andrew Doye)
    Carols (WCB): 17; 37; 27; 9; 34; 18; 20; 35; 15
 

Sunday 24 December 2017 – Advent 4 – Christmas Eve

No Services at 8.00am or 11.15am
9.30am    Parish Communion  (Revd Frank Hillebrand)
Readings:    2 Samuel 7:1-11,16; Romans 16: 25-end; Magnificat; 
    Luke 1: 26-38
4.00pm    Crib Service  (for all ages, collection in aid of The Children’s Society)
7.00pm    Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 
11.30pm    ‘Midnight Communion’ (sung) (Revd Alison Green)

Monday 18 to Friday 22 December 2017 -  then no Morning Prayer until 2 January 2018

8.30am        Morning Prayer

Tuesday 19 December 2017

7.30pm        Carol singing in the White Horse Pub

Wednesday 20 December 2017

10.30am    Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
8.30pm        Compline, with address (Revd Alison Green)

Monday 18 December and Thursday 21 December 2017

Drop-in at the Parish Hall, 10.00am-12noon
2.30pm        Drop in Christmas Tea on Monday 

Saturday, 23rd December 2017     

Decorating the Church  - from 9.30am

News and events

Lost Property

Please check the shelf in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church and reclaim your mislaid items - now we have lady’s gloves and hearing aid, etc.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Please have a look at the information on this initiative that is in Church. There are collecting boxes in Church and in the Hall (inside the main door and another (for when there is no access because of the Nursery School) inside the double blue doors). Do try to take part.

Night Prayer in Advent

On Wednesday evening 20 December 2017 there will be a final short service of Night Prayer with a reflective address.  8.30pm, for about 30 minutes. Do make this part of your Advent devotions.

The Children’s Society

Cardboard collection boxes are available. Alternatively, if you pay tax, your donation can be increased if you use a Children’s Society envelope and add your name and address. Please return donations at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve or another service in December. 

Advent Wreath

You will have noticed that this year we have three purple one pink and the white candle. Purple denotes the liturgical colour of the season, we have a pink candle on the third Sunday to celebrate Gaudete Sunday ('Gaudete' as in 'Rejoice' in the Lord). There is an interesting article on the origins of the advent wreath at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent wreath 

"Ivor Novello - Man of the Theatre", presented by David Nason, Saturday, 3 February 2018 7pm,at  Hollybank House

Sign notice in the Welcome Area to reserve tickets that will be delivered at Church Coffee, after the 9.30am services on Sundays in January. Also available from WFW Art & Framing, Wed - Fri 10-5.0pm, Sat 9-11am. Book soon, only 45 seats!

Drop In Christmas Tea, 18 December 2017 from 2.30pm

Refreshments and carols with Dr Tibbs on the piano. Please come along if you can and ask friends and neighbours too. Andrew Turner

Laptop PC needed for students in Tanzania.
We are wondering if there is anyone who has an old but still good laptop/PC. Daudi, one of my drivers in TZ is going back to college to study computing this January.  He could not do this before because his English was not strong enough but after driving me for 2 years it has improved, and he was accepted on the course.  However, he needs a computer and I have promised to try and get one for him. Please get in touch with us Robina Richter via the Parish Hall office.

Admission to Communion?

Sat 6 January 2018, 10.30am  An open meeting in church for 45 minutes intended for parents who might wish their children to begin to receive communion (before they are confirmed). Bring your questions. We’ll explore the issues and the options, and, for those proceeding, there will be a short course of preparation for the children in the spring term. Children must be in year 3 or above. Would parents please let Andrew Doye know of their interest in advance.

Friday 5 January 2018

Twelfth Night Food and Fizz at PaulaCaird’s (Woodmans, White Chimney Row) on Friday 5 January 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets £10 with all proceeds going to church funds. Call 01243 372943 for tickets. Come and have some new year fun!
 


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