2019 October 20 - Pew News


Sunday 20 October 2019 - Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
             Hymns: W612; Psalm 121; 436; 349; 408
             Anthem: O Lord, increase our faith Henry Loosemore
             Voluntary: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 J.S.Bach
             Children meet in the Parish Hall for Sunday School this morning.
             Readings: Genesis 32: 22-31; 2 Timothy 3: 12-4:5; Psalm 121; Luke 18: 1-8
6.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer with Hymns (Revd Andrew Doye)

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Sunday 27 October 2019 - Bible Sunday, Last Sunday after Trinity
8.00am   Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am   Parish Communion with baptisms (Revd Andrew Doye)
11.15am Sung Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm   Mid Month Special (Revd Andrew Doye) 
               Readings:  Isaiah 45: 22-end; Romans 15: 1-6; Psalm 119: 129-136; Luke 4: 16-24

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October 2019
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Tuesday 22 October 2019
c11.00am  Celebratory Quarter Peal (more below)

Wednesday 23 October 2019
10.30am   Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
7.30pm     PCC Meeting (in the Parish Hall)

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

Saturday 26 October 2019
7.00pm     Supper Lecture – speaker Kate Moss (in the Parish Hall)

The Rector’s day off is Friday.

News and Events

If you hear the sweet ringing of bells on Tuesday morning (22nd), it marks the visit to Westbourne of Teresa Jones, a former Westbourne ringer, who is joining with a quarter peal on the 25th anniversary of her wedding here in the church. Congratulations to her.

Next Westbourne supper lecture: Saturday 26 October in the Parish Hall, featuring international author Kate Mosse. The evening begins with a two-course supper at 7.00pm. Tickets at £12.50 can be obtained from Rona Musker or Susie D. A few tickets may remain available. Proceeds to the churches of St John the Baptist and Woodmancote. 

Sunday 3 November 2019 - Friends’ and Relatives’ Remembrance Service at 3.00pm. If you have a loved one who has died in 2018 or 2019 and whose name we might read in the course of this service, please have a word with the Rector.

Morning Prayer takes place in St John the Baptist Church at 0830 to 0900 every weekday morning. We’ve been a bit low on numbers in the early autumn, through holidays and the like, but it is a very good opportunity to encourage anybody who can to come along. This is part of the calling of our churches to pray for our nation, communities and Diocese, together with those with current needs who have asked us to pray. As parish priest, expected to offer such prayer each day, I am deeply appreciative of those who join to be a part of this fellowship of intercession.  It can be a regular day of the week, or entirely occasional: your presence is very welcome. Someone will have been rota’d to lead the liturgy that morning and nobody attending would feel uncomfortable in what is asked. If you are used to the liturgical prayer of the Church of England and can sometimes manage this half an hour in the morning, please just turn up when the opportunity arises. Books are provided.   Andrew Doye, Rector
Harvest thank you: our gratitude to all who brought harvest gifts, and who supported last Sunday’s excellent Harvest Lunch.  Above all, to those who prepared and served that meal, and those who collected up and delivered harvest produce to the Stonepillow Hostel. 

Parish Giving Scheme - Please support our churches by means of a regular promised contribution, if possible through the Parish Giving Scheme. Leaflets and application forms are at the back of our churches or contact Ali George. Many thanks to all those who have reviewed and increased their donations through the Scheme.

Calendar of Events in September, October and November available in the welcome area at St John the Baptist Church. This includes information known at present.

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