Weekly Newsletter

Sunday 26 November 2017  (Christ the King)

 

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”  (Ephesians 1:18-19)

 

TODAY’S SERVICES

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Graham Summers (leading) and Revd. Mike Bisset (preaching)

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Graham Summers (leading) and Revd. Mike Bisset (preaching)

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary

 

TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS

Old Testament:  Ezekiel 34:11-24

New Testament: Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

 

COLLECT FOR TODAY

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

NOTICES… NEWS… EVENTS…

Horse and Jockey monthly lunch is today at approximately 12.15pm.  All are welcome.

The Vicarage Coffee Morning will be at the Vicarage from 10am – 12 noon on Saturday 2 December.  All are welcome

Christmas Tree Festival is at Holy Trinity on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December from 2pm – 6pm; (entrance free – any donations to Charlie’s Footsteps).  Come and judge the best tree.  There will be a Craft Fair in the Church Hall at the same time.   

“The Shack”:  We will be showing this feature film at St. Margaret’s on Saturday 2 December at 7pm

Joint Church Choir rehearsal times are Wednesday 6 December at 8pm and  Saturday 9 December at 9.30am at St. Margaret’s; and Wednesday 13 December at 8pm and Saturday 16 December at 9.30am at Holy Trinity.  We are singing at the 4pm and 6pm Services on 17 December.  Last year was fantastic.  Please join us to do the same this year.

Crafty Ones are having a sale in The Sanctuary on Sunday 10 December after the 9.30am service and the proceeds will be going to Charlie’s Footsteps.

Christian Book Club meets again on Monday 11 December.  The book for discussion will be “Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places” by Eugene Peterson.   The group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Vicarage at 7.30pm. Contact Zoe on 671961

Holy Trinity Flower Arrangers:  We will be decorating the Church for Christmas on Thursday, 21 December from 10.30am.  All volunteers or coffee makers very welcome – the more the merrier (Anna – 815262)

OneCan Trust would be extremely grateful for any volunteers to go along to the foodbank store and help them sort food so that they can make sure it goes out to the right people at the right time.  If you could spare a few hours in the next week, please contact their Project Manager, Steph, as soon as possible.  Call her on 01494 512277 or email onecan@live.co.uk and they will get back to you

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR…

Marjorie Mack, following a stroke

Grahame Walsh, in hospital at this time

David Carter, recovering from his knee surgery

Maureen Andrews, diagnosed with breast cancer

Joyce & Norman Veacock, at this difficult time

Doreen Wood, on different treatment

THIS WEEK…..

Friday…                Mothers’ Union meets in the North Room, Holy Trinity Church Hall at 10am.  All are welcome

Saturday…           Vicarage Coffee Morning, courtesy of Mike and Ali, from 10am to 12 noon

                                Showing of the film “The Shack” at St. Margaret’s at 7pm

 

BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Isaiah 14:3-20 Matthew 9:18-34
Tuesday Isaiah 17 Matthew 9:35 – 10:15
Wednesday Isaiah 19 Matthew 10:16-33
Thursday Ezekiel 47:1-12 John 12:20-32
Friday Isaiah 22:1-14 Matthew 11:2-19
Saturday Isaiah 24 Matthew 11:20-30

(Bible Study Notes about the readings can be obtained from Edwina – 812837)

 

NEXT WEEK – 3 December 2017 (Advent)

8am Holy Trinity Holy Communion with Revd. Peter Binns

8am St. Margaret’s – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers

9.30 St. Margaret’s – Family Service with Revd. Mike Bisset

11am Holy Trinity – Family Service with Baptism with Revd. Mike Bisset

(Readings for Sunday: Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS (including Christmas Services)

  • Sat 2/Sun 3 Dec                 Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Trinity
  • Saturday 2 December     The movie “The Shack” in St. Margaret’s at 7pm
  • Sunday 10 December      Christingle at St. Margaret’s at 4pm
  • Sunday 10 December      Carols for All at Holy Trinity at 6pm
  • Sunday 17 December       Family Carols at St. Margaret’s at 4pm
  • Sunday 17 December       Lessons and Carols at Holy Trinity at 6pm
  • Thursday 21 December  Carols on the Common at 7.45pm
  • Sunday 24 December      Crib Service at St. Margaret’s at 3pm
  • Sunday 24 December      Crib Service at Holy Trinity at 4pm
  • Sunday 24 December      Crib Service at St. Margaret’s at 5pm
  • Sunday 24 December      Midnight Service at St. Margaret’s at 11.30pm
  • Sunday 24 December      Midnight Service at Holy Trinity at 11.30pm
  • Monday 25 December     Holy Communion at Holy Trinity at 8am
  • Monday 25 December    Christmas Communion at St. Margaret’s at 10am
  • Monday 25 December    Christmas Communion at Holy Trinity at 10am

 

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