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PARISH OF ALL SAINTS WITH ST. PETER, MALDON
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10th ADVENT 2
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP p49) (Stephen)
10.00am Parish Eucharist and Junior Church
3.00pm Christingle service in aid of the Children’s Society
5.00pm Town Carol Service in the United Reformed Church, (Market Hill, Maldon)
(At 11.15am Adrienne takes the Toy Service in St Margaret’s)
The Week Ahead December 11th to December 16th
Monday We pray for all postal workers
Tuesday We pray for all who live in our parish
Wednesday We pray for workers in the hospitality industry
Thursday We pray for the work of Chelmsford CHESS
Friday We pray for all street pastors
Saturday We pray for those addicted to alcohol
Next Sunday December 17th Advent 3
Please also remember in your prayers
TRAIDCRAFT – we have some packs of FairTrade Rwandan Red Bourbon ground coffee (suitable for filter machines or cafetieres) that are dated Best Before 30th November. Quality is unaffected but we are selling them at less than half price (£2 each) to make way for new stock. Please visit the stall today.
Thank You for Supporting The Homeless – you are all amazing! This year Richard has so far raised over £600 for CHESS from his Sleepout on Friday 24th November. You can still donate if you see Richard or Adrienne after the 10am service or email email@example.com Thanks again for your continuing generosity.
PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS for distribution to every home in the parish, with a simple Christmas message and advertising the Christmas services. These will be available in church TODAY, and we will be really grateful for lots of help to get these delivered. Thank you
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS Once again the flower group will be celebrating Christmas with flowers. We would appreciate donations to help with the cost..
Envelopes are at the back of church, please Gift Aid if possible. If anyone can help provide foliage, please let Betty Smith know. Thank you
FESTIVAL OF 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS The choir is busy preparing for this on Sunday December 17th. Please note this year the PCC has decided to try it at the later time of 6.30pm. There is a list at the back of the church for those who would like to read the Bible readings, which will all be from the Authorised Version
CHRISTMAS FAYRE The wonderful result of the Christmas Fayre evening was £2402.24, and the treasurer expresses sincere thanks to all involved to produce such an enjoyable evening. Many thanks indeed Eddie
BRENDA WAINWRIGHT Congratulations to Brenda who celebrates her 80th Birthday on Saturday.
MEN’S BREAKFAST for December is this Monday from 9.00am at the Rose and Crown; and in January on Monday 8th
ADVENT A prayer leaflet has been produced for use in our Advent Services and at home. Thank you to those who contributed prayers to its content. Please use the prayers as you wait for a Service to begin and please take a copy home for yourself or for those who might benefit from its content. David
HELP WITH CAROL SINGING. Stephen would be grateful for people to join the choir for carol singing in the residential homes in the parish. Monday this week, 11.00am at Hailey House and Wednesday this week, 10.30am at the Lodge (off London Road). The following week we are at Longfields at 11.00am on Wednesday 20th. Please help us to bring some Christmas joy to the people in care in the parish.
ALL SAINTS ARTS FESTIVAL MAY 25TH-29TH 2018 IMPORTANT NOTICE
This is going to be a major event in the life of our parish next year, both in fundraising and bringing many visitors to our church. If it is to be a success we will need LOTS OF HELP. If you are willing to help on one of the days of the Festival, particularly with catering and stewarding, you are invited to an Open Meeting of the hospitality committee on Tuesday 9th January in church at 2.00pm. If you cannot come to the meeting please let the churchwardens know if you will be able to help in May.
NOTICE FOR THE 8.00AM CONGREGATION:
Please note that with the 4 other services taking place on Christmas Eve (which is this year on a Sunday) there will be NO 8.00am service on Sunday 24th December. There will be one morning service of Holy Communion at 10.00am. However, there WILL be a 1662 service of Holy Communion at 8.00am on Christmas morning, Monday 25th
WEEKDAY SERVICES CHRISTMAS WEEK
Please note Holy Communion on Tuesday 26th (St Stephen) is at 10.00am (NOT 11.00am as in magazine) The service on Thursday 28th (Holy Innocents) will be as usual at 11.00am
We are proposing to produce a double edition of the Link next Sunday December 17th to include the week of December 24th. If you have any items to be included for the two weeks please let me know no later than Wednesday evening Many thanks Barbara
Church Link Visitors:
Please keep the Ministry Team up to date on those who are housebound, ill or lonely and who might appreciate a visit. Please make us aware of any people who have not been seen in church for some time.
If you know of someone who ought to receive a card from the church family at All Saints to mark a special occasion (birthday, anniversary etc) or to let them know we are thinking of them in a time of need, please contact Barbara Gale on 01621 928538 email firstname.lastname@example.org who sends out cards on behalf of us all.
If you have any items for the Link, for the next week please contact Barbara Gale at email@example.com Tel:01621 928538 by Wednesday 11am.
Anything received after this will not be included until the following week.