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Services

Sunday 12 September 2021 - 15th Sunday after Trinity 

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

9.30am Worship for Everyone – Jonah & the Big Fish (Revd Andrew Doye) with the music from Michael Hurd’s ‘Jonah-Man Jazz’. 

Bring an awareness of something for which you are thankful this day. No Sunday School in the Hall 

Hymns: Father, hear the prayer we offer (629); 

 The Spirit lives to set us free (264) 

Voluntary: Toccata Georgi Mushel 

11.15am Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye) Hymns: EH 372, 357, 95, 420 

Collect for the 15th Sunday after Trinity 

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning  fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the  gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active  in service; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 

For our prayers (please contact the Rector):

• For social care and health provision in this country 

• For those who have left Afghanistan to come to Britain 

Services in our churches

For the present, please bring your face mask and be  prepared to wear it for the sake of others. Communion is presently by bread  alone. In the Parish Church, please enter by the North Door, and exit via the West. 

The Sanctuary in Chichester is a charity helping families in the area who have  recently arrived from Afghanistan. All money given at retiring collections at  services today and on Sundays in September will go to support their work. 

Sunday 19 September 2021 – The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

9.30am Sung Parish Communion (Presiding Revd Andrew Doye;  preaching Martin Brown) and Sunday School in the Parish Hall 

11.15am Baptism (Revd Andrew Doye) 

6.00pm Evening Prayer (Martin Brown) 

This coming week

Monday, 13th 10.00am – 12 noon Drop-In in the Parish Hall 

Wednesday, 15th 10.30am Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye) 

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer 

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation The Rector’s day off this week is Friday 17th 

The Parish Church is open for private prayer between 10.00am and 3.00pm. 

Sunday School is up and running after the long break. Speak to Katie Elliot-Smith  (01243 375409) to learn more. The group meets in the Parish Hall on Sunday, 19 September 2021; then on 26, we meet in the Hall but join the Church Service at The Peace.  

Iona Pilgrimage information meeting, 10am Sat 18th September 2021: Andrew and Karen Doye will lead a trip to the island of Iona, off the coast of south-west Scotland,  from 15-22 April, 2023. The party will stay at the Episcopal Church’s ‘Bishop’s  House’. Do come to this information meeting in the Parish Hall, at 10am next Saturday, to learn more and ask questions; or contact Andrew and Karen directly  to enquire further or to book your place on this trip. Bookings are now open. 

Emsworth Arts Trail (Robina Richter writes ..) Stuart Thompson and I are both  exhibiting in the Arts Trail on 11 & 12 and 18 & 19 September, 10am-5.00pm at 48 Beacon Square, Emsworth. Our profits will go to Christian Aid's work for relieving  the effects of climate change for the poorest in the World. Christian Aid provide direct support to partners working with those effected by drought, flood, rising  sea-levels, poor crops and hunger. On Wednesday 15th September we have arranged a special viewing Evening from  6-8pm. There will be music, entertainment and promotion of Christian Aid’s  work. Please join us and also promote the evening to friends.

Memorial Exhibition and Sale of Cyril and Jane Shutler’s Art Work in the Parish Hall on 23 and 24 October. In aid of the Westbourne Church Restoration Trust. More details nearer the date.

Donations to the Sanctuary in Chichester 
Collections taken in Church during September will support their work in  Chichester, particularly with families recently arrived from Afghanistan. If you are  unable to attend church, you may wish to make an online donation direct to their  bank - the details are: Account Name: SANCTUARY IN CHICHESTER, Sort Code: 20-20-62, Account No:  13110397 or send a cheque payable to 'Sanctuary in Chichester' to Sanctuary in  Chichester, East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TY. For more information visit https://sanctuaryinchichester.org/ 

Westbourne Magazine - The deadline for copy for the October issues is this  Tuesday 14 September 2021. Have you ever thought about writing an article? 

Growing in Faith

We are all encouraged to grow in the expression of our Christianity. Here are some opportunities to do that. To enquire further, please contact the Rector. 

Confirmation is offered for young persons (12+) and adults, involving preparation  and conversation, before a gathered Service in the Cathedral or another local  church. There is no upper age limit. 

Admission to Communion is a course of preparation for children (7+) who are not  yet confirmed, but would like to receive the bread and wine in our services.  Please enquire on your child’s behalf. 

At our services:  

Would you like to become a robed Server at the Parish Communion? Would you like to be an occasional welcomer and helper at baptisms after the  0930 service? 

Might you like to consider leading our prayers occasionally at 09.30am? 

Giving to the church 

One of the changes in Summer 2020 was to introduce a contactless machine for  occasional giving. Now, it is timely to remind everyone of the different ways to give to the Church, and to this purpose a separate sheet is available in our  churches. Many thanks to all who give regularly to our churches and to those  who have reviewed their giving recently.


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