2021 December 12 - Pew News



Sunday 12 December 2021 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am   All-age Worship with Nativity Play & story of the Christingle (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:  Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 7-18

Voluntary:  Prelude and Fugue in D BWV 539   J.S. Bach

6.00pm   Woodmancote Carol Service

Booking required at sjbwsignupforservices@gmail.com


For our prayers (contact the Rector to add names to the list shared in services):

Those who are unwell.

The aftermath of Storm Barra.

Those across the world who are denied their human rights.

Any facing homelessness this winter.


Friday 17 December

6.00pm Service of Lessons and Carols (led by the adult choir)

There will be a retiring collection for Christian Aid


Sunday 19 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent

8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am  Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings at 09.30am:  Micah 5: 2-5a;  Hebrew 10: 5-10;  Luke 1: 39-45

6.00pm  Service of Lessons and Carols (led by the junior choir)

There will be a retiring collection for Christian Aid


This coming week

Morning prayer

Monday to Friday -  8.30am Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you would like a Zoom invitation.

Meet up at the Parish hall 

Monday 13 December 2021, 10.00am - 12 noon  Drop-in in the Parish Hall 

Thursday 16 December 2021, 10.00am  Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Church decoration

Friday 17 December 2021, from 9.30am  Church being decorated ready for Christmas

Private prayer

The Parish Church, St John the Baptist Church, is open for private prayer between 10.00am & 3.00pm.

Rector's availability

The Rector is contactable only by email from Mon to Wed this week.

Other news

Christmas Fair - thank you to everyone who supported or played their part in the Christmas Fair; especially to stall holders and to Jane Wilkinson and Karen Doye, organisers. The total raised so far is £1353.20.

December/January Westbourne Magazine is now available. New subscriptions will be due shortly. If you don’t already see the Magazine, please consider subscribing for a regular copy at £6 for the year 2022. As well as being a very good read, it is an important means of sharing news of the Parish. Marjorie Kipling

Drop-in - we are looking for volunteers to help with the Drop-in on Mondays from the beginning of January. If you may be able to help please contact me on 07974 924029 or by email to andrewcrturner@gmail.com.  Many thanks, Andrew Turner

Bible Reading Fellowship Books for January to April 2022 for those who have ordered them are now in the pigeonholes in the Welcome Area. 

Resources for Advent - Excellent resources by which to celebrate the present season:  Visual Commentary on Scripture ( https://thevcs.org ) offers an on-line Advent Calendar with daily reflections on wonderful works of art; whilst the Bishop of Chichester leads a daily online pilgrimage to the Holy Land ( https://soundcloud.com/user-826593477 )

50/50 Club - It is hoped that we can run our 50/50 Club once again from January.  We have been unable to undertake many of our fundraising activities recently, but wish to restart the Club. The annual stake is £20.  50% of the money is given as prizes with the remaining 50% being donated to the Church. There are three prizes each month of £25, £10 and £5, but we do need more people to make this Club possible once again. Please speak to one of us if you would like to join the Club, and if you have been a member in the past please remember to give us your annual stake. Angie Leggett, Carole Wright or Robina Richter

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