Notices for this week

Sunday 9th December 2018 — 2nd Sunday in Advent

9.30 a.m. Holy Communion @ Cold Norton

11.15 a.m. Morning Praise @ Althorne


O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen

Prayers during this week:

Pray for all work in radio or television, the work of Premier Radio, and all broadcasting stations relating to the diocese;

pray for the Falkland Islands and the Rt. Revd. Timothy Thornton;      

a good attendance at our carol services next week;

pray for those who live in Stephenson Rd (NF); and Burnham Rd (A);

 those who are unwell; and the family and friends of those who have recently died incl. Winnie Powl.


Any names for the sick list should be given in writing, and preferably signed by the patient, to Revd. Sandra.

What’s on?

Mon. 10th: 11a.m. Kirk Mews (all assistants, as available please); 8 p.m. Staff meeting (Vicarage)

Tue. 11th: 7 p.m. Althorne wardens to Archdeacon.

Weds. 12th: 9.30 a.m. BCP Communion (A);

Thurs. 13th:  8.30a.m. Maldon Unit clergy meeting

Sun. 16th: Advent 3  3 p.m. Carol Service (CN); 3 p.m. Carol Service (A);  6 p.m. Carol Service (NF); Carol Service (SMM)

Christmas reading: “Follow that Star”, a book of daily readings/reflections for Christmas to Epiphany, is now available to all church members. But don’t start using it till the start date!

Carol services: we still need readers for the Carol Services on 16th (except Althorne/Stow Maries). It is now urgent that names are given to Revd. Sandra (via your wardens) for printing.

Thank you to those Althorne members who helped to make the Millie Moo children/families/staff welcome on Tuesday at their Christmas ‘event’.