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Sunday 13 January 2019 The Baptism of Christ (The Second Sunday of Epiphany)
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Worship for Everyone (Revd Andrew Doye, preacher Martin Brown)
Children meet in the Parish Hall for Sunday School this morning
11.15am  Sung Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm    Sung Communion (Revd David Nason)
Readings:Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8: 14-17; Psalm 29; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

Collect for The Baptism of Christ
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday 20 January – The Third Sunday of Epiphany
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye, preacher Sandra Tebbutt, from The Bible Society)
6.00pm    Mid-month Special (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings:Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; Psalm 36: 5-10; John 2: 1-11

This Week

Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January 2019
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday 16 January 2019
10.30am    Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

The Rector’s day off  is Friday 

News and Events

Monday 14 January and Thursday 17 January 2019
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop-in for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

Tuesday 15 January 2019 - Parish Magazine copy deadline

Saturday 19 January 2019
9.00-11.00am         Pancake breakfast  (see below)
9.30am                   Deanery Prayer Gathering at St John’s Church, Southbourne
10.00am – midday  Conversation & prayer for Christian Unity (see below)

Food & Fizz 2019 -  Paula and Russell would like to thank all those who attended the Food and Fizz evening on the 4 January, more than £300 was raised for church funds along with lots of laughter!

Community Pancake Breakfast – Saturday 19 January 2019 in the Parish Hall from 9.00 to 11.00am. Another opportunity to support the young people from The Bourne volunteering in Ghana in February.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Join the Emsworth Churches Together for two occasions – Service of Unity on Saturday 19 January 2019, 10.00am – midday at Emsworth Baptist Church and Combined Worship on Sunday 27 January, 6.30pm at Emsworth Methodist Church.

Ground-breaking web resource - the new Visual Commentary on the Bible matches three works of art with passages of scripture.  Each triptych is chosen by a theologian or an art historian, who also writes a short commentary on each picture, relating it to the Bible passage.  Presently there are 50 completed triptychs; and this will increase to 1500 over the coming 7 years, as copyright licences are obtained.  Visit thevcs.org and save the site as a bookmark.  TRY ‘the adoration of the shepherds’ Luke 2:8-16 maybe, as a starting place.

A New Year’s Resolution - Please consider giving an hour or two to the church to help with one or more of the following: Church Watch on the 2nd or 3rd Friday each month; cleaning an area of the church each month; preparing and serving the coffee after the 9.30am service occasionally or taking on a role as Sidesperson or Server, please
speak to Jane Stuttard or be prepared when someone approaches you!

Annual Report on 2018
Now is the time of year when we can collect our thoughts on last year, and begin to prepare our annual report of church activities in 2018. If you usually prepare a report, can you please do so before the end of January and send to the PCC Secretary or notes by hand please.
Also, it would be good to receive comments or one-liners on anything that struck you as enjoyable, unusual or memorable during the year or the Advent and Christmas season.

Marmalade time again - please help us to have another Marmalade Festival this year – on Saturday 2 March 2019 – by getting the oranges in the pan and stirring up some delicious marmalade once again. More details later.

Giving - at the beginning of 2019, I thank those who have supported the work of our churches by regular giving in the year past: some 85 of us through the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) and a further 23 by means of the coloured envelopes or standing orders. Although details are unknown to me, this generous support goes a great way to allowing our churches to flourish and serve their community. For others wanting to join the giving scheme please take a leaflet at the back of church or speak with our Treasurer/Churchwarden. Revd Andrew Doye

Year of Vocation cards - available in the Churches for all: to use in compiling of a spiritual ‘Rule of Life’. These are private to the user, and build up during the coming six months. In Advent we were invited to consider any patterns by which we wish to shape our Prayer and Penitence; and in the Christmas season, we have been invited to consider how we can respond to those in need, nearby and further away. 
 


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