Notice Sheet – 28th January

Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Candlemas

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion          Revd David Lindsay

9.30am All Age Communion  Revd Emma Racklyeft & Revd Canon John Byrne

11.00am to 4.00pm – WEDDING PREPARATION DAY

6.00pm Evensong – THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE TONIGHT

Today’s Readings

8.00am Hebrews 2: 14-end Luke 2: 22-40

9.30am Hebrews 2: 14-end Luke 2: 22-40

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February

Wedding Preparation Day.  – Today we are delighted to welcome all the couples due to be married this year at All Saints for the Wedding Preparation Day.

Evensong 28th January – There will no Evensong tonight.

Men’s Group Bowling –  Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm.at Gunwharf Quays on 31 January—all men are very welcome.Cost:  £11 for 2 games.If you would like to come please sign the list at the back of church or email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com

Next Messy Church Planning Meeting is Thursday 1st Feb 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

Sunday 18th February at 11.00am in Heath Room: brief meeting for all Sunday School leaders and helpers. Thanks, Sandie.

Church Hall Cleaning Party  – Saturday 24th February at 10.00am  to 12.00pm.

The hall needs a deep clean: removing marks on walls/floor/cleaning windows etc. We would be grateful for any help on this date. If you are able to help can you either email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com or call me on 07758 837 998. Many thanks, Samantha Davidson.

Lent 2018

This year at All Saints, in partnership with CTD (Churches Together in Denmead), we will be reading a Lent book ‘Let Me Go There’ written by Paula Gooder.

This book explores themes related to Lent and asks what does it mean to follow Jesus in our everyday, ordinary lives?

The book provides a daily bible reading with a short reflection (just 2-3 pages each day) then also offers some questions to think and pray about.

We will be forming several Lent groups which will meet for 6 weeks, to share together, consider the questions the book presents, pray for each other. Then on Sundays at All Saints, our 9.30am service talks will focus on the topics book raises.

Copies are available to buy at the back of church for £5 each. Please take one and leave  your money in the envelope provided in the wall safe.

If you would like to join a study group there is a list at the back of church with details of when each group is meeting and who the leader is.  Please sign up for one group (incl. phone number) and the leader will be in touch with you before the first session.  Groups are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Tony Raffle and family would like to thank everyone for their support and kind words of comfort during this sad and difficult time. It was truly amazing to see so many of you at All Saints for Margaret’s funeral. It was truly a special tribute and such a wonderful way to say goodbye to someone who was loved by so many.

New Year offer of help. Some of the Men’s Group are willing to help with practical tasks that members of the church or their neighbours may have around the house or garden. Speak with John Byrne (9225 3621) or Mike Barge (9226 8565). We’d be happy to hear from you.

Confirmation Preparation

Session 1: Thursday 1st March

Session 2: Thurs 19 April

Session 3: Thurs 10 May

All at 6.30pm in the Upper Room

Session 4: to be arranged.

For more information contact Revd Sandie on 9236 2591

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm Healing Service

Next week’s readings

8.00am Colossians 1: 15-20 John 1: 1-14

9.30am Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31 Psalm 104:26-end

John 1: 1-14 Colossians 1: 15-20