10th September – 13th after Trinity—Education Sunday

8.45 a.m. Holy Communion @ Cold Norton

10 a.m. Morning Praise @ North Fambridge

11.15 a.m. Morning Praise @ Althorne

2 p.m. Baptism (Ethan James Clampin) @ Althorne


Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayers during this week:

On this Education Sunday, Lord God, help us to support those who work in education and to appreciate the important work that they do in shaping the future of our world; 

for Dan and Keli, married yesterday, and Ethan, to be baptised today;

for the diocese the Seychelles (Indian Ocean) and the Rt. Revd. James Richard Wong Yin Song, Bishop; 

for those in Junction Rd and Stow Road (CN) and Kitchener Rd (NF);

the sick incl. Joe D; Kay G; Gail G; Judy M; David H; Ken and Di J; Richard N; Betty W; Marian T; and any others known to us; and the family and friends of those who have recently died, incl. John Jarvis, Lisa Brand, Tony Outen, and Alan Pettet.

 What’s on?

Mon.11th:  11 a.m. Communion @ Kirk Mews, Althorne

Tue. 12th: 7.45 p.m. Bible study (A)

Wed. 13th: 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion (A)(BCP)

Thur. 14th: 11.30 a.m. Funeral Alan Pettet (Crematorium);  7.30 p.m. Induction of Revd. Stephen Poss as Priest-in-Charge of Dengie/Tillingham/Bradwell/St. Lawrence

Fri. 15th: 11.30 a.m. Vicarage Boiler Service

Sun. 17th: (14th after Trin): 10 a.m. Family Communion(NF); 11.30 a.m. Morning Praise (CN); 3.30 p.m.Evensong (A)

Revd. Sandra is on leave from 14th p.m. to 28th—as usual, your consideration in not contacting the Vicarage, sending e-mails etc is appreciated. If you have items for the next two pewsheets, please pass them to the Vicarage before Tuesday 12th September.

Race Evening on Oct 6th in the Smythe Hall. Ticket (£7.50) (828536 –please note previous contact number was incorrect) price includes supper, but bring-your-own drink, and money for placing bets.

Quiz at Althorne Church Hall on Fri. October 6th—see poster—tables can be booked from Jan (741022) or Mary (742464)

Quiz at Smythe Hall on 10th November at 7.30 p.m. Price £8.

Companionship Two different sources this week have come forward with the idea of running a club in Althorne (no restrictions of age, gender etc). One person with this idea is a church person, one is not. There is a need for helpers (washing-up etc) as well as members. For further information please contact Revd. Sandra (avoiding her period of leave).