2018 December 2 - Pew News


Sunday 2 December 2018 - Advent Sunday

8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am  Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
    Hymns: 7;  Christ be our light v.1;  9;  494;  234
    Anthem: Song of Mary     Richard Shephard
    Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in E BWV 533      J S Bach
    Readings:  Jeremiah 33: 14-16;  1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13;  Psalm 25:1-9; Luke 21: 25-36
6.00pm  Advent Carol Service

Collect for Advent Sunday 
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Sunday 9 December – The Second Sunday of Advent
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Worship for Everyone (Advent) (Revd Andrew Doye)
4.00pm    Christingle Service

This Week

Monday 3 December to Friday 7 December 2018
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday 5 December 2018
10.30am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
8.30pm      Compline, with address (Revd Andrew Doye)

Thursday 6 December 2018
11.45am    Deanery Prayer Meeting, Chidham (see opposite for details)

Monday 3 December 2018
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall
No Drop-in this Thursday

Friday 7 December 2018
12.30pm    First Friday Lunch in aid of Stonepillow  (including a collection of new warm socks and knickers) 

The Rector’s day off this week is Friday

News and Events

Woodmancote Works - We hope the contractors will be finished by 7 December, so volunteers are required between 10 & 14 December to rub down & varnish woodwork inside. Please speak to Jonathan Kipling 01243 379067 if you can help. Hopefully we will be able to have everything ready for the Woodmancote Carol Service on Sunday 16 December at 6.00pm.

Christmas Lunch, Sunday 16 December at 12.30pm for 1.00pm Cost £15.  Have you bought your tickets yet?  If not, speak to Andrew Turner.

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 B or Angie L (contacts in the pew sheet in church).

50:50 Draw  
The winning numbers for November are 1st No. 23, 2nd No. 58, 3rd No. 55.

EMSWORTH COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS  If you would like to help, or join, a Christmas Event locally, or to invite a neighbour, see the red & yellow leaflets advertising “Let’s be together this Christmas”.

Deanery Prayer Meetings  Anyone is welcome on two occasions each month to join others praying for up to an hour for our communities.  The next dates are on Thursday 6 December 1145 for 1200 start, at St Mary’s Church, Chidham and Saturday  15 December, 0915 for 0930 start, at St Mary’s Funtington.  Do ask if you need a lift.  More details from Roddy Russell or The Rector.

Drop In Christmas Tea:  please come along, and invite any friends. Monday 10 December from 2.30 to 4.30. Tea, cake and carols!

Reverse Advent Calendar: we are collecting throughout Advent for Stonepillow and The Trussell Trust.  Boxes in both the Church and the Hall with an explanatory poster as well. Thank you. 

Follow The Star - At the Christmas Fair the first of our stars were created which will be hung in the church.  Hand-crafted stars are available 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 6 January 
Join us on 21 December 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 next week.

Advance Notice
Twelfth Night Food and Fizz, social evening towards church funds.  Friday 4 January - 7.30 to 9.30  Tickets £10 a head, from Paula Caird.  

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