SHARING JOY AND HOPE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, WELLINGTON Sunday, 6th October, 16th Sunday after Trinity. HARVEST THANKSGIVING Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served in the Hall after the 09.45 am Sunday Service; all are welcome
Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives’ end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Readings:
Genesis 1: 20-32 Romans 8: 18-27
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The Rev’d Tim Treanor will preside and preach at the 8 am Service. Canon Stephen Bowen will preside at the 9.45 am Service and the speaker will be Christine Silverlight.
DIARY FOR THE WEEK Morning Prayer 8.30 am each weekday. ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday 6th October, 16th Sunday after Trinity, Harvest Thanksgiving. Theme: “Creation” 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP 09.45 am Parish Communion Tuesday, 8th October 7.15 pm Fitness Class in the Hall Wednesday, 9th October 10.00 am Bible Study Group in the Hall 2.30 pm Communion at Priory Court Thursday, 10th October 9.30 am Babies and Toddlers in the Hall 10.00 am Holy Communion BCP 2.00 pm St John’s Primary School Harvest 2.15 pm Low intensity chair-based exercise and Christian reflection in the Hall 3.30 pm Moderate intensity circuit-based exercise & Christian reflection 6.30 pm Yoga in the Hall Saturday, 12th October 4.15 pm Visit of Southampton Bell Ringers. Sunday, 13th October, 17th Sunday after Trinity Theme “Koinonia” 8.00 am Holy Communion BCP 09.45 am Parish Communion 11.30 am Baptism of Ella-Rose May Please pray for: those who are ill: Christine Hayes, Maureen Smith, Anne Williams, Giles Godber and for the repose of the souls of: Simon Farrar, Mike Broughton (Selina’s Dad) Please also remember those who are bereaved. If you wish to receive Communion where you are seated or if you would like to receive a gluten-free wafer please let one of the servers know before the Service.
The Going on Growing Bible Group restarted on Wednesday September 25 and continues until the end of November. We shall be studying 'The Prayers of the Bible.' Both the Old and New Testament are full of the most wonderful prayers offered to God by such people as Moses, David, Job, Jonah, Paul and our Lord Himself. They have much to say to us about our life of prayer and our journeying deeper with God. All are welcome, Coffee from 10 for a 10.30 start and an 11.30 finish. If you wish to know more, do speak to Rev’d Stephen.Bowen. THE ST JOHN’S QUIZ NIGHT, Saturday. 19th October, 6.30 for 7 pm in the Hall. A fun night for all. There is a ploughman’s supper, and bring your own drinks and brains. Tickets are £5, with a maximum of 6 in a team. You are welcome to come just for the supper and support the teams. Prizes galore. Tickets are available from the Social Committee – Julie Morton, Lenore Clarke, Iris Ellins, Pat Andrews, Joyce Norrish, Ann Fry and Jenny Bache. Back by popular request! FISH AND CHIPS QUIZ NIGHT, Friday, 1st November, 7 pm in the Lang Memorial Room, Rockwell Green. £10 per person includes Fish and Chips. Please book early as some people were disappointed last time. Telephone Veronica 662966 for booking and any menu change. ST JOHN’S SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOVERNORS St John’s Parish Church and school are working together in partnership with the vision of 'Sharing Joy and Hope in the community’. There are currently two vacancies for Foundation Governors. These are really good opportunities to contribute in a significant way to the running of the school, to promoting the vision and to serve the wider community. You don’t need to be an expert on education or children! Indeed, experience in other areas, such as finance, HR and IT, is also needed. Jane Czerniak and Tim Treanor would be delighted to talk with anyone who is interested. AUCTION OF PROMISES/PUDDING EVENING 25 OCTOBER - Please note that following feedback and consultation from church members and having in mind a busy seasonal schedule, the decision has been taken to POSTPONE this fundraising event. It will be re-scheduled for early in 2020 when there are fewer events on our Church calendar." CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES Could you please bring your boxes to Church so that they can be emptied and counted before the end of October. If you would like me to collect your box from home please ring and let me know on 664845. Many thanks, Ann Fry. FOODBANK Urgently needed, Tinned (cold) meat, Long Life fruit juice and Sugar Other items required are –Soup, rice, pasta sauce, tinned vegetables, coffee, biscuits and snacks. If it is possible for you to leave your
gifts in St John’s on any Sunday or Thursday morning that would be helpful as far as re-distribution is concerned. WOMEN’S REFUGE. The Refuge continues to need household items in good condition and also toys for the children – role play toys such as those for a toy kitchen and also cars and lorries and dressing up clothes. With Christmas coming, also needed – wrapping paper, cellophane, gift tags, toys, books, games and anything for ladies to make up for all the things they have had to leave behind. Please leave items in marked box at back of Church.
Go to www.wellingtonteamchurches.org.uk if you miss a Sunday sermon or just want to listen again. PRAYER LIST If you know of anyone who is unwell or in distress and would like their name added to the prayer list or if a visit is needed please contact Judith Dufour who is the St John’s Lay Pastoral Chaplain, telephone number 666633 Tuesday 8th October 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. Albermarle Life Skills, Albermarle Road, Taunton TA1 1BA. ‘Securing a fruitful future for the Zambia Link’. An evening to enjoy wine and cheese and to pray, reflect and discuss the future of our Zambia link with ideas from our Zambia Link. Particularly useful for those who are interested in our Mwenda Link. For more information on what is happening in the Team Parishes, including St John’s please go to www.wellingtonteamchurches.org.uk and the Parish Facebook. Sharon Chorley is normally in the Parish Office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Office hours 10 am to 4 pm Parish Office telephone number 665254 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the cut off for receiving articles on the News sheet is pm on Thursdays to Judith Dufour, 666633, email@example.com
Diocesan Vision “LIVING THE STORY, TELLING THE STORY”