2018 October 21 - Pew News

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Sunday 21 October 2018 - 21st after Trinity

8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion with Baptism (preacher Martin Brown; celebrant Revd Andrew Doye)
                Hymns: 637;  461;  138;  635
                Anthem: Be thou my vision - Bob Chilcott
                Voluntary: Con moto maestoso (Berlin-Kraków MSS) - Mendelssohn
Reading:  Isaiah 53:4-end; Hebrews 5: 1-10; Psalm 91:9-end; Mark 10:35-45
6.00pm    Mid-month Special

Collect for the 21st Sunday after Trinity
Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind;  through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Morning Prayer, each weekday at St John the Baptist Church from 8.30 to 9.00am. During this Diocesan Year of Prayer, if you haven’t been part of this yet, do try to find a morning on which you could join us. Books provided and no prior knowledge needed. Just turn up, and be a part of our daily worship.

Sunday 28 October 2018 – Last after Trinity  - Bible Sunday
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd John Pilkington)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd David Hider)
 ------        No Service at Woodmancote (see below)
Readings:Isaiah 55: 1-11; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Psalm 19: 7-end; John 5:36b-end
This Week

Monday 22 October to Friday, 26 October 2018
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Monday 22 October 2018
11.30am    Memorial Service will take place at Westbourne Church

Wednesday 24 October 2018
10.30am    Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 22 October and Thursday, 25 October 2018
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector is off duty from the morning of Thursday 25th 


News and Events

Woodmancote Works - works to restore and redecorate Woodmancote Church will begin on 29 October 2018. Before then, there are a few preparatory matters to be undertaken. The Church will, however, be closed for 3 or so weeks and services on 28 October and 11 November are cancelled.

Supper Lectures – thanks to all who ensured a good evening on Saturday 20 October 2018 when Robina and Terry Richter talked on “Our time in Tabora, Tanzania”. The final lecture in this series is on Friday 23 November 2018, with a talk from Gillian Keegan, MP. Tickets now, from Susie D (contacts in church).

Harvest Produce - Thank you to the school and all those who donated produce at the Harvest Festival for Stonepillow. It was collected and gratefully received for St Joseph's, the Hub and stored for later in the year. We are reminded there is always a need for coffee, tea UHT milk and Tinned Meat. So please keep the goods coming in and place them in the red boxes at the back of church.

Also, should anyone have furniture they no longer need and happy to donate please contact Stonepillow Restore ,01243 698547. Funds raised provide income for the charity to continue to support homeless. They will collect items.

Christmas Fair, 1 December 2018 - please bear in mind the need for new gifts, bottle tombola, chocolate, gift bags, raffle, jam and chutney and crafts.   Stall holders please make yourselves known to Jane Stuttard (contact details on back of pew sheet). Thank you.

Sunday 27 October 2018 - Ella Rundle Concert at St John the Baptist Church at 7.00pm - details to follow. This concert is part of WemsFest 2018/19. www.wemsfest.com

Sunday 4 November 2018 - Friends’ and Relatives’ Remembrance Service at 3.00pm. If you have a loved one who has died in 2017 or 2018 and whose name we might read in the course of this service, please have a word with the Rector.

Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018 - The village Remembrance Service will begin at the War Memorial at 10.50am. There is an earlier 8am Communion that day and a beacon-lighting event on the Rectory Lawn at 6.45pm.

Confirmation - the deanery confirmation will take play in 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, but exceptionally we can discuss those in Yr 7. Adults, may be of any age.

The Parish Magazine - always welcomes contributors. There is a present vacancy for a reporter to join a small team to cover up to three meetings a year of the Parish Council. Speak to any editor or the Rector to learn more.


This is the Diocesan Year of Prayer        

Send your holy angels to watch over us, O God, that on our lips will be found your truth and in our hearts your love; so we may ever taste your goodness in the land of the living; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen  

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