2018 November 25 - Pew News


Sunday 25 November 2018 - Christ the King
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
Children will meet in the Parish Hall for Sunday School today, coming into Church before the celebration of Communion.

9.30am Parish Communion with Baptism (Revd Andrew Doye)
    Anthem: King of all ages, throned on high - Paul Isom
    Voluntary: March on a theme of Handel Op 15 No2 - A. Guilmant
    Readings: Daniel 7: 9-10,13-14;  Revelation 1: 4b-8;  John 18: 33-37

Collect for Christ the King 
Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Sunday 2 December 2018 – The First Sunday of Advent
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am  Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm  Advent Carol Service

This week

Monday 26 November to Friday 30 November 2018
8.30am  Morning Prayer

Tuesday 27 November 2018
7.45pm  Parochial Church Council meeting

Wednesday 28 November 2018
10.30am Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.00pm   Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.45pm   Talk by Revd Diane Watts  (Development Officer, Chichester Diocese)   ‘It’s getting involved!’ 
    [Additional parking is available at the WOW Clinic]

Monday 26 November and Thursday 29 November 2018
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

Saturday 1 December 2018
10am to 12pm Christmas Fair
The Rector’s day off this week is Friday


News and events

Woodmancote Works  
Works to restore and redecorate Woodmancote Church are underway. The Church is expected to reopen in December, with date to be announced.

Christmas Lunch, Sunday 16 December 2018 at 12.30pm Cost £15. Have you bought your tickets yet? If not, speak to Angie Leggett.

Christmas cards, which include an invitation to the various Christmas services, are ready for delivery around the Parish. Please help to deliver by taking a bag for a road near you. Spare cards are available for you and your neighbours who might be outside the Parish.

Quiet Day at Chichester Cathedral, Bonhoeffer Room  (Changed from Dresden Room) On Thursday 29 November, Revd Andrew Doye is leading a quiet day for parishioners from 9.45am, to 3.30pm  Last chance today to sign the sheet at the back of St John th Baptist Church, if you wish to attend.  We cannot eat food from home in the Room, so at lunchtime retreatants will need to eat discretely in the cathedral or buy from cathedral café or other outlets. Payment, by donation on the day.

Chichester Starlight Trail - Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4pm - 8pm
Join others for an evening of creative star-themed activities, including making a Christmas lantern to guide you between the three participating Starlight venues Chichester Cathedral, The Novium Museum and Pallant House Gallery. Tickets £3 including refreshments, from Chichester Box Office 01243 816525.  

Bible Reading Fellowship booklets are now in pigeon holes for those who have ordered them. Please remember that alternative titles are available, which you can see in the leaflet in the church welcome area, by the bookstall, or possibly a book for Advent/Christmas. I am happy to place an order for anyone interested whether you or not a present subscribers Dennis F.

Catering - our catering committee is keen to recruit people to join the team to help at future events. If you are able to help please speak to Margaret Bristowe or Angie Leggett.

Confirmation - The deanery confirmation is set for 2 May 2019. Candidates will be prepared alongside those from other parishes and now is the time to let the Rector know if you or your child wish to be included. Youngsters would generally be in Year 8 or above, adults, may be of any age.

The Parish Magazine - always welcomes contributors – articles should be sent to the editors at westbournemagazine@gmail.com for the next issue by Tuesday 27 November 2018.

This is the Diocesan Year of Prayer        
Open our ears, glorious Lord Christ, to hear the music of your voice above the chaos of this world; 
Open our eyes to see the vision of your glory, 
For you are our King, now and for ever.

Christmas Fair - Saturday 1 December 2018, 10.00am to 12noon
Urgent need for:

  • tombola prizes - bottles of any type (c/o Monday drop-in Wendy)
  • chocolate (any type) (c/o Jane Stuttard)
  • cakes (see note from Robina Richter below) 
  • edible goodies, jam and chutney
  • raffle prizes (c/o Diane Brown or Cherry Davies)
  • ‘as new gifts' (c/o Marjorie Kipling or Annie Porter)
  • jewellery and scarves (c/o Carole Wright)
  • please leave donations in the box in church ASAP or bring to the Hall between 7.40pm and 8.00pm on Tuesday (before the PCC meeting). On Saturday, edible goodies will be welcome from 8.30am.

Some more helpers are also needed. Thank you. Jane Stuttard,.

Cake stall – We hope you have now planned your Christmas baking and preparing for the Fair.  We should be delighted to receive any cakes, biscuits or tantalizing seasonal eats.  So we can display them attractively we are also keen to collect suitable boxes that we can decorate or Christmas tins.  Please contact Robina Richter if you have boxes, tins or baked cakes before the day.  Cakes can be delivered to the hall on the day.  Thank you.

Emsworth Community Christmas - Do you know someone who will be alone this Christmas? See the red & yellow leaflets advertising “Let’s be together this Christmas” for information of how to help.

Deanery Prayer Gatherings

The Deanery has agreed that it would be good to gather people from all or any of the seven parishes in our Deanery (local area) to meet in different churches for an informal time of prayer for that Parish and local community as well as for the Deanery. To enable as many as possible to take part we will meet at 11.45am for 12noon on the 1st Thursdays of the month and at 9.15am for 9.30am on 3rd Saturdays for about an hour.  
Do ask if you need a lift. 
Everybody is welcome and dates and venues will be publicised in turn in the diary section of our pew sheet.  
More details from Roddy Russell or The Rector.

6 December 2018 12noon     St Mary’s Church Chidham
15 December 2018 9.30am   Funtington Church
3 January 2019 12noon         Octagon Parishes 
19 January 2019 9.30am       Southbourne Church 
7 February 2019 12noon        Valley Parish 
16 February 2019 9.30am      St John’s Church, Westbourne
7 March 2019 12noon             Bosham Church
16 March 2019 9.30am           Chidham Church
4 April 2019 12noon                Funtington Church
20 April 2019 9.30am              Octagon Parishes
2 May 2019 12noon                Southbourne Church
18 May 2019 9.30am              Valley Parish
6 June 2019 12noon               Woodmancote Church
15 June 2019 9.30am             Bosham Church

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