Pew Leaflet


Priest in Charge:  Revd Veronica Brown: 07921 514906  (Day off Friday) 

10th November 2019
3rd Sunday before Advent   
Remembrance Sunday
    Year C

Job 19.23-27a                                                                       2 Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-17                                                               Luke 20. 27-38
A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.  A special welcome to those who are joining us for the Remembrance Services in our churches today..  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.

The collections taken at the Remembrance services will be given to the
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Monica Brooks; Jackie Brown; Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Daisy; Christopher Etherton: Gerry;
Pat Grist; Connie Hull; Brenda Hunt: Jan Jacobs; Paige Streeter; Sarah Townsend; Simon;
Tim Warren: William Warren; Teddy Webb; Anne Winch; Valerie Worster. Mary Yates


Viv Rollinson; Hazel Bennett; Howard Brooks; Woody Child; Rosie Montero

Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Beryl Christine Barratt; Gwendoline Amy Ford Bissett; Cynthia Girdlestone;
John William Rann; Ethel May Reeves; Brian Joseph Summers;


Monday 11th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                         10.45 am                     Service of Remembrance at Binstead War Memorial
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 12th      8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           7.00 pm                    Isle of Wight Deanery Synod meets at All Saints’, Ryde
                           7.30 pm                    St Peter’s Event’s Committee meets in Church
Wednesday 13th 8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
Thursday 14th     8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
Friday 15th          8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           7.30 pm                    ‘My Life as a Beefeater’. Talk by Mitch Jones
                                                            at Holy Cross.  See below for further details
Saturday 16th      5.00 pm .                   Portsmouth RSCM Area Festival in Portsmouth Cathedral
Sunday 17th                                         2nd Sunday before Advent
                           9.30 am                     Parish Communion (Holy Cross)
                         10.00 am                     Peter’s Pop In (St Peter’s)
                           6.30 pm                    Service of Prayer, Music and Meditation (Holy Cross)

A TIME TO PRAY: We are trying to cultivate the habit of prayer in our parishes to help each other and ask for God's blessing on the Island, to pray for Veronica in her leadership, 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
A prayer for the Pastoral Ministry in the Plurality
Heavenly Father, as we come together to raise our concerns for the world to you, we thank you for those who exercise pastoral ministry in our parishes.  We pray that they may continue to share your love and comfort with all with whom they come into contact this week, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

HOLY CROSS TALENTSWhen handing in the money for the scheme please ensure that any cheques are made payable to the PCC of Binstead and Talents is written on the back of the cheque.  If cash is being handed in please ensure it is clear it is for ‘Talents’.  In this way it is possible to see how much is raised.  Please return money by the end of  November.

CHAIRS IN NORTH AISLE – HOLY CROSS: As you will see, the new chairs purchased in memory of Wendy Smith are now in place.  If you would like to purchase a similar chair for the church in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a special occasion, please speak to Hilary or Rodney who will give you an order form which you need to complete and return. 

TALK BY MITCH JONES:  NEXT  Friday 15th November at 7.30 pm Mitch Jones who is a former beefeater will be giving a talk at Holy Cross.  Tickets £6.50 to include a glass of wine and nibbles obtainable from Tina (611020); Joan (614053: Janet (528991); Hilary (615551).

WINE, WOMEN AND SONG! Wight Satin are the Island’s only ladies barbershop chorus, and they are presenting an evening of ‘Wine, Women and Song’ on Saturday 16th November, 7pm, at St Mark’s Church. Free admission / retiring collection

FESTIVE FAYRE: This will take place at the Binstead Community Centre on Saturday 23rd November from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.  Stalls: Gifts, Tombola, Produce and Cakes, Books, Bottles, and refreshments.  If you are able and willing to help in any way please have a word with Hilary (615551).  Gifts for any of the stalls will be much appreciated.  Posters are now available.  Please do take them and display them.

HAMPER RAFFLE:   There are 4 Hampers in this year’s raffle; “Christmas”; “Afternoon Tea”; “Chocolate lovers”; “Children’s choice”.  Tickets £2.50 per strip.  Raffle will be drawn at the Christmas concert on Friday 6th December at Holy Cross.

FIRST AID TRAINING: Would you be prepared to undertake a first aid course to ensure we have adequate trained personnel within our congregations.  If so please have a word with Barbara Edwards (564413).

CAROL CONCERT:  This will take place at Holy Cross on Friday 6th December at 7.30 pm at Holy Cross.    Come & Sing Christmas Songs and Carols A Christmas entertainment for all ages with songs and music for you to sing.  Also the draw for the Christmas Hampers will be made. Tickets for adults £5.00 to include mulled wine and mince pie, accompanied children free.  Tickets obtainable next week from Tina (611020); Joan (614053); Hilary (615551).

PIRATES OF NEVERLAND:  A Way Forward pantomime based on the theme of Peter Pan.  Monday 18th November at the Medina Theatre at 6.30 pm  Tickets £9; concessions £6.  Further details from Catherine Coeshott.

CHRISTOPHER ETHERTON: Fiona & David met up with Christopher and Diane last week whilst  they were away.  They send their prayers and best wishes to all at Holy Cross and St Peter's. You may like to put a note in the pew sheet to that effect.  Christopher has now fully retired and they moved 2 weeks ago from Upper Rissington to a bungalow in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.           

                                                                                                 ADVANCE NOTICES

23rd November  10.30 am – 12.30 pm Festive Fayre  (Holy Cross)
1st December 6.30 pm Advent Carol Service at St Peter’s
6th December 7.30 pm Christmas Carol Concert at Holy Cross
13th December 6.30 pm Roving Nativity at Wootton.