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8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.00am Harvest Communion at Woodmancote
Hymns: 259, 285, 262
10.30am Harvest Thanksgiving Service (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18; 2 Corinthians 9: 6-end: Luke 12: 16-30
Hymns: WHB 623, 262, 285, For the fruits of his creation
Organ voluntary: Marchetta Théodore Dubois
6.00pm Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Deuteronomy 28: 1-14; Luke 12: 16-30
Hymns: 259, Psalm 65, 261, 397, 103
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Alison Green; preacher, Martin Brown)
Readings: Isaiah 25: 1-9; Philippians 4: 1-9; Psalm 23; Matthew 22: 1-14
8.30am Morning Prayer
10.30am Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
8.00pm PCC Standing Committee
Today’s Harvest Fundraising is towards The Bishop of Horsham’s Harvest Appeal, which focusses on “Rebuilding Lives” and “Encouraging Hope” in our linked dioceses of Kenya, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia and Cameroon. To make a donation please use a blue envelope and mark it ‘Harvest Appeal’ - if you are a UK tax payer please also complete your details on the envelope. Cheques payable to ‘Westbourne PCC’.
Monday 9 October and Thursday 12 October 2017 - Drop-in at the Parish Hall, 10.00am-12noon.
The Coffee Morning for 'Macmillan Cancer Support' at the Old School House raised £700+ gift aid. Well done.
Grounds clean-up - Thanks to all who joined the Churchyard Working Party, 30 Sept 2017, from The Rector.
Third Order of St Francis (Anglican) - Come and learn about us, on 19 October 2017, 7-8.30pm at St John’s Southbourne. Refreshments served.
Quiz evening, Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.15pm for the Woodmancote Church appeal will be held in the Woodmancote Pub. Teams of up to 4 people. Cost £5, including a meal. Please book in advance on 01243 371019. Contributions to the raffle will be welcome (contact Paula or Rona).
Wine tasting & Cheese evening, Friday 27 October 2017, 7.30pm in Woodmancote Church towards the Restoration Appeal. Tickets, £12.50 from firstname.lastname@example.org or 01243 378618. Details of the Woodmancote 125th anniversary appeal.
WemsFest Concert, Sunday 15 October 2017 at 7.00pm at St John the Baptist Church. Ella Rundle (cello) and Eloisa Fleur (violin). Tickets £12.50 from shops in Emsworth – Bookends, Harbour Records or The Newsagent or by post from Lumley Terrace, Emsworth PO10 8AB (cheques payable to ‘WemsFest’) with SAE if more than 4 miles from Emsworth.
Rona Musker will talk on her 'Life with Auntie' (working with the BBC), Sunday 29 October 2017. There will be fizz and a cream tea. 3pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets £10 now available after Church on Sundays or from Rona.
Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper, Saturday 11 November 2017 - come and enjoy another quiz. Tickets £10 will be available from Angie L or Miriam Isaac from 15 October. Come on your own or bring a team of up to 6.
Thy Kingdom Come, 1-29 November 2017 – there will be a series of guest talks on Wednesday evenings in the month starting at 7.45pm in the Parish Hall, Westbourne.
Parish Quiet Day, Thursday 30 November 2017 to be led by Andrew Doye from 10am-4pm, at Birdham. Sign-up sheet available in the churches. Limit on numbers.
Christmas Fair, Saturday 2 December 2017, Parish Hall. Please: if you can help by running a stall and/or save and give unwanted gifts, chocolate, home-made preserves or chutney and screw topped wine bottles and the lids - full or empty bottles - speak to Jane S or Amy T. Thank you.
Westbourne & Woodmancote Church Family Christmas Lunch - Sunday 17 December, 12.30pm, Parish Hall - A lovely, relaxing afternoon is planned with a delicious three-course meal. Save the date. Tickets will be available from late October. Offers of help for the day or raffle donations, please contact Isobel or Angie L.
Anybody wishing to be part of the Church Urban Fund’s Advent Sleepout Challenge can visit the website https://www.sleepoutchallenge.org.uk/