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Sunday 9 December 2018 - Second Sunday of Advent

8.00am     Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Worship for Everyone (Advent) (Revd Andrew Doye)
    Hymns:    Christ be our light v.2;  Lift up the gates eternal; Brother, sister, let me serve you
    Readings:  Malachi 3: 1-4; Philippians 1: 3-11; Luke 3: 1-6
4.00pm    Christingle Service (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas. through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.


Sunday 16 December – The Third Sunday of Advent
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion & Nativity Play (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm    Woodmancote Carol Service (Revd Andrew Doye)

This Week

Monday 10 December to Friday 14 December 2018
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
10.30am  Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
8.30pm    Compline, with address (Martin Brown)

Monday 10 December and Thursday 13 December 2018
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall
2.30pm                        Drop in Christmas Tea

Saturday 15 December 2018 
6.00pm    Carols in the Square (including a collection for Stonepillow)

The Rector’s day off this week is Friday

News and Events

Woodmancote Works - Volunteers are needed between 10 & 14 December to rub down and varnish woodwork inside. Please speak to Jonathan Kipling if you can help. We need to have everything ready for the Woodmancote Carol Service at 6.00pm on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Christmas lunch, Sunday 16 December 2018 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm. Tickets £15 to raise money for church. Have you bought your tickets yet? If not, please speak to Andrew Turner or email as soon as possible.

Follow The Star - Hand-crafted stars have been created and are in the church welcome area if you wish to add a message.  Stars will be hung in the church throughout Christmas and will remain on display until Epiphany on 6 January. Join us on 21 December 2018 at 6.00pm for carols, mulled wine and mince pies in the churchyard when a very special star will be illuminated to shine out in Westbourne.  For more details about the Campaign see the December/January Magazine available from today.

Bible Reading Fellowship booklets, as ordered, are now in pigeon holes.  Please know that other titles, advertised in the leaflet in the church area, or a book for Advent/Christmas are also available: contact Dennis Farr .

Catering committee seeks more members of its team to help at future events. If willing to join, do contact Margaret or Angie. Contacts in the pew sheet in church or via the Parish Office.

Sunday Coffee - some new people are needed to fill a gap in the coffee rota, starting from 30 December. Please speak to Jane Stuttard.

Christmas Fair - A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this event. Despite poor weather, we raised ore than £1,600 for church funds.

Emsworth Community Christmas - If you would like to help, or join, a Christmas event locally, or to invite a neighbour, see the red and yellow leaflets advertising “Let’s be together this Christmas”.

Deanery Prayer Meetings - Anyone is welcome on the two occasions each month to join others praying for up to an hour for our communities. The next date is on Saturday 15 December, 09.15 for 09.30 start, at St Mary’s Funtington.  Do ask if you need a lift. More details from Roddy R or The Rector.

Drop In Christmas Tea: please join us, and invite any friends. Monday 10 December f2018 rom 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  Tea, cake and carols.

Reverse Advent Calendar: collecting throughout Advent for Stonepillow and The Trussell Trust. Boxes, together with explanatory poster, are in St John the Baptist Church & the Parish Hall.

A groundbreaking 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 more than the coming seven years, as copyright licences are obtained. Visit thevcs.org and save the site as a bookmark.

Year of Vocation booklets - these are available in Church from this week to guide and enable us all to consider during the months ahead the formation of a spiritual ‘Rule of Life’. For everyone wanting to participate.Advance Notice
Twelfth Night Food and Fizz, social evening towards church funds.  Friday 4 January - 7.30 to 9.30pm Tickets £10 a head, from Paula Caird.  
 


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