This week's notices for our parishes

Sunday 14th October - 20th after Trinity

9.30 a.m. Holy Communion @ Cold Norton

11.15 a.m. Morning Praise @ Althorne

Collect:

God, the giver of life, whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church:
by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ and make us eager to do your will,
that we may share with the whole creation the joys of eternal life;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayers during this week:

Give thanks for the work and ministries of our hospices who bring comfort and relief to patients and families in time of physical and spiritual need and stress, and pray for our hospice chaplains;

pray for  those in Cherry Blossom Lane (CN), and Little Hayes Chase (SMM);

 those who are unwell including Stephen, Jean B; Jean E; Kay; Gail; David; Vera; Jacqui; Kim; Barry; Richard; Betty; and those known to us personally; and the family and friends of those who have recently died especially Judy Manley.

What’s on?

Mon. 15th: PCC (A) now postponed—any thoughts on Budget to Revd. Sandra on paper/e-mail please.

Tue. 16th:  4 p.m. Deanery Standing Committee

Wed. 17th: 9.30 a.m. BCP Comm. (A); 7.45 p.m. Bible Study;

Thur. 18th: 8.30 a.m. Prayers/Breakfast m’ting (Eastern); 7.30 p.m. Wedding rehearsal (CN)

Sun. 21st: 10 a.m. Fam. Comm.(NF); 11.30 a.m. M/Praise (CN); 1.15 p.m. Wedding (CN); 3.30 p.m. Evensong (A). 

Annual Memorial Services are fast approaching—only three weeks away on November 4th (All Saints’ Sunday). Services are at Althorne @ 3 p.m., Stow Maries (for Stow Maries and Cold Norton) and 4.30 p.m. at N Fambridge. Please sign the list (for the departed to be remembered) CLEARLY, preferably in upper case.

War Horse - Don’t forget the exhibition in Althorne Church Hall on Saturday October 27th—bring your friends and neighbours with you.

Remembrance Service on Nov. 11th - 10 a.m. NF church, 10.30 a.m. at Cold Norton, and 10.55 a.m. at Althorne War Memorial, then church. Please encourage your neighbours.

Thank you from Peter and Revd. Sandra for the prayers, cards and practical help recently given in illness and bereavement.—they are appreciated. We hope to be back to normal in a few weeks. Revd. Sandra also apologises for the gaps in updating the website.

October 28th (a fortnight’s time) the CLOCKS go back.