2019 January 20 - Pew News


Sunday 20 January 2019

8.00am​   ​Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am​   Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye, preacher Sandra Tebbutt, from The Bible Society)
               Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Colossians 1: 3-8; Psalm 36: 5-10; John 2: 1-11
               Acclamation: “ The Light of Christ has come into the world”
               Anthem: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - arr Martin Shaw
               Voluntary: Festival Toccata     Percy Fletcher
6.00pm​   Mid-month Special (Revd Andrew Doye)


Collect for the third Sunday of Epiphany
Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

For our prayer list (contact the Rector)

Morning Prayer, each weekday at St John the Baptist Church from 8.30 to 9.00am. 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 27 January 2019 – the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) - (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am​    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3,5-6,8-10; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a; Psalm 19;  Luke 4: 14-21.

This Week

Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January 2019
8.30am â€‹  Morning Prayer

Wednesday 23 January 2019
10.30am​  Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.30pm​    PCC meeting

Friday 25 January 2019
12.15pm​  Funeral

Monday 21 January and Thursday 24 January 2019
10.00am to 12 noon​  Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector’s day off is Saturday this week

News and Events

Food & Fizz. Paula and Russell Caird thank all who came to their Food and Fizz evening on 4 January, which raised over £300 for the church. And fun was had!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  Join the Emsworth Churches Together for Combined Worship on Sunday 27th January, 6.30pm at Emsworth Methodist Church.

A 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, and is linked carefully to the Bible passage. This is a growing resource, with more installations being uploaded each month.  Visit thevcs.org and save the site as a bookmark. Perhaps look up a reading or seasonal theme currently in use in Church.

Intercessors: one of the ways in which lay members of the congregation can be involved in an active ministry is by leading intercessions in the 9.30 communion service. If you are interested in exploring whether this might be for you please get in touch either with the Rector or with Andrew Turner or Amy Turner.

Wanting to be confirmed? The Deanery Confirmation is scheduled for the Cathedral on the evening of Thursday 2nd May. If you are a young person in year 8 or above, or an adult of any age, wanting to sign up or to know more, please speak to the Rector. Preparation starts very soon.

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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