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Weekly Notes published Sunday 4th November
10am Parish Communion
Opening Sentence: Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
John 11. 40
The Collect for this week:
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.
First Reading: Revelation to John 21. 1 – 6a NT page 246
Bless the Lord, my soul; and bless God’s holy name!
Bless the Lord, my soul, who leads me into life.
Gospel Reading: Saint John’s Gospel 11. 32 - 44 NT page 102
A Prayer after Communion, which you may say privately:
God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things: may we who have shared at this table as strangers and pilgrims here on earth be welcomed with all your saints to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Today’s other services:
8am Holy Communion
Collect and readings for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity page 192
12noon Holy Baptism 4.30pm The Ark
The Rector’s ‘away day’ this week is Wednesday. Full-time week 2 of 3.
Tuesday OASIS continues, anytime 8am – 11am
Wednesday 6.30pm Bellringing Practice
Thursday 10am Holy Communion
11.45am Mag Editorial Team meets
Proposed special church meeting POSTPONED.
7.30pm Ministry Development Team, 64 Main Road.
Friday for 11am Act of Remembrance, Crookhill War Memorial
with Crookhill School children and the community.
Saturday Advent Adventure starting with breakfast 9.30am.
This is our all-age crafting morning to make decorations for church and for home for Christmas. This year, “Deck the Church with Wreathes of Glory”. Join us!
Next Sunday, Remembrance Sunday
8am Holy Communion with members of Winlaton Congregation
10am Service of the Word, then at War Memorial at 10.40am.
Refreshments back at church. 12noon bell tolling. 12.30 bell ringing.
Gateshead West Deanery Plan, and the future provision of ordained ministry to serve the parishes and lead the churches.
Tom has decided to POSTPONE presentation to the congregation of the Plan, as the sub-group of the Deanery Mission and Pastoral Committee, which is developing this Plan, has been briefed by the Archdeacon to work towards up to three options simply stated, for consideration by all the parishes. Once that work is done we will have my presentation and the Church Meeting to discuss this crucial matter. Watch this space.
Shoe Box Gifts for disadvantaged children overseas
We have the opportunity of presenting completed Shoe Boxes, for the Samaritan’s Purse agency, through ‘Shoezone’ at the Metrocentre. Explanatory leaflets are available in church. Do please do take as you need. Do speak with Joan Shield or Lyn Jamieson if you have questions.
Preparations for the Christmas Fayre, 24th November
Can we manage to sell all available tickets for the Grand Raffle? Yes! if most of the congregation do their level best to find purchasers among family and friends and the wider community. Please do step up to this!
Offers to support stallholders are very welcome. See the list in the red folder at the back of church, or have a word with Ann MacDonald. From today the following may be brought to church for the Fayre: Bottles for the bottle stall, toiletries and gifts, good books. Offers of cakes for sale, and of goodies baked for the teas, will be welcome too.