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Services

Sunday 26 November 2017- Christ the King

8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)  (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (celeb Revd Alison Green, prch Revd Andrew Doye)
                Readings:Ezekiel 34: 11-16,20-24; Ephesians 1: 15-end; Psalm 95: 1-7; Matthew 25: 31-end
Choir Anthem: King of all ages - Paul Isom
Organ voluntary: Piéce d’Orgue BWV572 - J.S. Bach

11.15am    Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

Sunday 3 December 2017 – Advent 1

8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)  (Revd Alison Green)
9.30am    Parish Communion (celeb Revd Andrew Doye, prch Revd Alison Green)
                Readings: Isaiah 64: 1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Psalm 80:1-8; Mark 13:24-end
6.00pm    Advent Carol service (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December 2017

8.30am    Morning Prayer

Wednesday 29 November 2017

10.30am    Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.00pm      Holy Communion (Churchill Room)
7.45pm     ‘Health and Sickness’  (Dr Philip Tibbs)    Churchill Room

News and events

Monday 27 November & Thursday 30 November 2017
Drop-in at the Parish Hall, 10.00am-12noon

Friday 1 December 2917
12.30pm    First Friday Lunch in aid of Stonepillow

Poppy Appeal, The British Legion
On Remembrance Sunday £641.00  was raised. Thanks to everyone who supported this appeal.

Lost property   
Please check the shelf in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church and reclaim your mislaid items - glasses and jacket etc.

Wednesday Evening in November 2017 – the Parish Hall, Churchill Room 7.45pm
The last in our series of excellent visiting speakers, addressing issues of contrast and understanding.
29 Nov  - Health and Sickness  Dr Philip Tibbs (former GP in Westbourne & Emsworth)
Please join us, and advertise these evenings to your friends. On 29th there will be an optional communion service in the Hall from 7.00pm, followed by a 10 minute break before the evening’s talk.

Advent Carols, 3 December 2017, 6.00pm
At St John the Baptist Church, we celebrate the beginning of Advent with a thoughtful and inspiring candlelit service of readings, carols and advent hymns. Please mark your diaries, and come along.

Bible Reading Notes
The series for January to April are in the pigeon holes for those who have ordered them. There are also sample publications available – please see the box in the church welcome area. I can place an order for you if you wish.   Dennis F

Drop In – it’s the Drop In Christmas Tea on the 18 December starting at 2.30pm
Refreshments and carols with Dr Tibbs on the piano. Please come along if you can and ask friends and neighbours too. Also we could do with some new volunteer help particularly on Thursdays (but Mondays as well). Let me know if you can spare a couple of hours once in a while. Thanks Andrew Turner

Night Prayer in Advent  
On Wednesday evenings, 6, 13 and 20 December, we have a short service of Night Prayer (sometimes called Compline) with a reflective address.  8.30pm, for about 30 minutes. Do make this part of your Advent devotions.

Church Clean, Saturday 25 November 2017
Thanks to everyone who helped us to make sure the church sparkles during the coming seasons of Advent and Christmas. 

Christmas Fair, Saturday 2 December 10.00am – 12 noon
Thank you for the donations received, please provide any further donations (except cakes) in advance. Particularly boxes of chocolates, raffle prizes and preserves. If you can offer to help at all please contact Jane S via the Parish Hall Office or after church.

Christingle Service – Sunday 10 December at 4.00pm at St John the Baptist Church
Do come. In preparation for this service, do join us at 6.30pm on Friday 8 December to prepare the Christingles. email Mel via the Parish Hall Office if you could help.

Christmas Lunch - Sunday 17 December, 12.30pm, Parish Hall
A lovely, relaxing afternoon with a delicious three-course meal. Visit the noticeboard in the churches or the website to discover the menu and pick your options www.westbourneparishchurch.org.uk. Tickets still available from Isobel, Angie or email the team.

Interested in Admission to Communion?
Sat 6 January 2018, 10.30am  Revd Andrew Doye will hold 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 offered a short course of preparation for the children over the weeks that follow. Children must be in year 3 and above. It’s helpful if interested parents would please make themselves known to Andrew Doye well before Christmas.
 


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