19th Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Revd Sandie Osborne
9.30am All Age Communion Canon John Byrne
6.00pm Evensong Revd David Lindsay
8.00am 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10 & Matthew 22: 15-22
9.30am 1 John 5: 1-15
Gospel John 3: 6-21
Vicar’s day off this week: Emma is on Leave from Friday 20th October to Friday 27th October.
We are continuing to record October’s church attendance for the Diocesan Annual Return. Please make sure you sign in!
Thank you to all who helped make the recent Art Exhibition such a success. Around 20% of the paintings on show were sold, giving a great boost to Church funds, but also I think we all felt it was a thoroughly enjoyable time working together as the Church Family! Many thanks to all involved. Steve.
TRAIDCRAFT will be on sale after the 9.30 service this morning.
The Church Office will be closed on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October. In an emergency please contact Steve Venn 023 9204 7915 or Samantha Davidson 023 9242 1471.
Ted Dixon’s funeral will take place this Tuesday 24 October at Portchester Crematorium at 11.15am.
The Bereavement Group will be meeting on Wednesday 25 October in the Church hall between 2pm and 4pm. Everyone most welcome
Wednesday 25 October – Men’s Group.Curry Night at the Shalimar restaurant. Meet at church car park at 7.15pm where lifts will be organised.If you would like to come, please sign the list at the back of church or email Mike Barge at firstname.lastname@example.org
Traidcraft Open House on Saturday 28 October—from 10.00am to 5.00pm at Hope Cottage, 137 Anmore Rd.Pick up a few ideas for Christmas and buy or order your Christmas cards. All the usual food goodies will also be on sale: lots of chocolate including Advent calendars and with a few tasters as well… Refreshments and home made cake will also be available all day long.
Messy Church Planning Meeting on Monday 30 October at 7.30pm at The Vicarage.
All Souls Service Sunday 5 November at 6.00pm we will be holding our annual All Souls Service. This is a service of reflection, remembrance and thanksgiving as we remember those who have died. If you wish to have someone remembered please write their name on the list at the back of the church. This list will close on Sunday 29 October.
Help needed for Coffee Mornings in the Heath Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays. order to keep these very sociable and rewarding mornings going we need more volunteers to join the rota – usually best in pairs. you can help please contact Brenda or Trevor Wright on 023 9223 3248. you.
FOOD PLEASE! – for the Royal Marines Band Concert on Wednesday 22 November.
There has been a brilliant response to previous requests for interval refreshments and everyone is very appreciative of all the delicious canapés… so we’re asking you to do the same again for the forthcoming concert.you can help by donating a platter of food, please complete the list at the back of church, take a platter from the basket, fill it with buffet snacks of your choice and bring it along to the Church Hall after 2pm on 22.food can include cocktail sausages, sausage rolls, vol-au-vents, mini sandwiches, cheese & pineapple, mini cupcakes… anything that doesn’t require cutting up beforehand and can be easily eaten with one hand whilst holding a glass of wine in the other! The concert is a sell-out so we need lots of full platters – and remember that all the concert profits go towards Church Funds so your help is invaluable.thanks.Gill Barge (9226 8565)
A message from the Pastoral care visiting Team – If you notice that any member of our congregation has not attended church as they usually do, or that you hear they are unwell or in hospital, could you please make one of the clergy aware or contact the church office as we would like to be able to offer them support visits as needed. Thank you – Nicola Ellis
Next week’s services
Thursday 11.00am Holy Communion
Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Communion
Next week’s readings
8.00am Colossians 3: 12-17
Matthew 24: 30-35
9.30am Isaiah 53: 7-12
Psalm 119: 1-16
2 Tim 3: 10-17
Luke 24: 13-27