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Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                                                                   St Peter’s, Havenstreet                                                                             

15th October 2017
18th Sunday after Trinity
Year A

Isaiah 25. 1-9                                                              Philippians 4 1-9                                                 Matthew 22.1-14

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.   At the Communion services those who are confirmed and those who normally receive Communion in their own church (whatever denomination) are invited to receive the bread and wine. All are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing.

Sunday Lunch at the Fleming Arms at 12.30 pm
No need to book – just turn up.  All welcome

Evening Worship today is a Service, Prayer, Music and Meditation using Taize Chants
at Holy Cross at 7.00 pm

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers Catherine; Derek Corney;
Becky Cummings; Molly Dowsett; Paul Guest; Isaac Leal; Millie;
Shannon; Graham Sprack; Robert Wallace; Valerie Worster.

Please pray also for those who attended the Leading Your Church into Growth,

Veronica, Rodney, Erica and Niki as the initiative is taken forward

George David Sandercock
Eileen Margaret Jones

Those named in our memorial books, who we commemorate this week
Florence Mona Appleton; John Baldry; Arthur William Hogg; James Stanley Martin;
Archibald Roland ‘Roy’ Read; Roderick ‘Roddy’ G S Read

                                                                                THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday 16th           8.00 am                  Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                             10.30 am–12 noon Natter Group (Holy Cross) – see below for further details
                              6.30 pm-7.00 pm   ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are        
Tuesday 17th         8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                             7.30 pm                  Meeting of Joint PCC’s at St Peter’s
Wednesday 18th    8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                             9.30 am                   Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                           10.00 am                   Community Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre
                           11.30 am                   Holy Communion at Woodside Hall Nursing Home
Thursday 19th       8.00 am                    Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
                             9.00 am                   Mini Worship at St Mark’s Wootton.  See below for details
Friday 20th           8.00 am                    Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Sunday 22nd                                         19th Sunday after Trinity
                              8.00 am                  Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                             9.15 am                   Parish Communion (Holy Cross)
                           11.00 am                   Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
                             6.30 pm                  Trafalgar Day Service with the Royal Naval Association
                                                                                                                                          (Holy Cross)
A TIME TO PRAY: We are trying to cultivate the habit of prayer in our parish to help each other and ask for God's blessing on the Island, to increase our love for the Lord and to grow our church numbers. Please pray for these things on a Monday during the half hour from 6.30pm to 7pm.

The Mission Prayer

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send  your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

MINI WORSHIP: A midweek service for preschool children is held at St Mark’s, Wootton every Thursday. Doors open at 9am, the service starts at 9.10am and will take 20 minutes. Each week the children will sing, play simple instruments, and listen to a story. There will be time to chat and enjoy refreshments afterwards. All welcome.

CAN YOU HELP?  Tina would appreciate some one pound jam jars if anyone has any of these they would like to dispose of.  Her contact details are telephone, 611020.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING: The Diocesan Safeguarding Office advises all PCC members to attend the basic safeguarding awareness training.  Safeguarding Adults-at-Risk Awareness training will be held at St Mark’s Church on Saturday, 4th November, 9:30-11:30am.  Please tell the Holy Cross Safeguarding Officer, Avril, if you are planning to attend.

EXPLORING CHRISTIANITY PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES:  This will take place this evening during the service of Evensong at All Saints’, Ryde at 6.30pm.  Among those receiving certificates will be Pat Kennedy who has completed the 2 year course.  If you are interested in participating in a similar course do have a word with Pat or Rodney.

NATTER GROUP: The next Natter Group, Preparing spiritually for our dying! 16th October, 10.30-12 at Holy Cross.

SHOE BOXES:  We are again supporting the Rotary District with the Shoebox Appeal for disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania.  There is a supply of boxes under the table at Holy Cross together with leaflets giving further details and what can and what cannot be put into them.  Please do help if you possibly can.  Boxes need to be handed in by Sunday 29th October at the latest in order to get them to their destinations in time for Christmas.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM: Just a reminder that the Plurality of Binstead, Havenstreet and Wootton has a Pastoral Care Team, the members of which are always happy to take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound or just to visit for a chat.  If you know of people who would welcome this ministry please have a word with Hilary (615551) who will arrange for a member of the team to visit.

                                       ADVANCE NOTICES   

18th October 10.00 am Community Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre
28th October 10.00 am – 12 noon  Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
7th November 7.30 pm St Peter’s Events Committee meets in Church
8th November 7.30 pm Plurality Emmaus Supper at St Peter’s
10th November 7.30 pm Holy Cross Social & Fund Raising Committee meets at Kestrel Cottage
13th November 7.30 pm Holy Cross PCC meets in Church
14th November 7.30 pm St Peter’s PCC meets in Church
18th November  11.00 am-1.00 pm  Early Birds Christmas Market  at Binstead Community Centre  (Holy Cross)
25th November 10.00 am – 12 noon Christmas Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
25th November  St Mark’s Christmas Market  (Wootton)
8th December  7.30 pm  Come and Sing Carols with Family Christmas Quiz at Holy Cross  (Holy Cross)
8th December 7.30 pm Trident Band Concert at St Mark’s, Wootton