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 Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                                                             St Peter’s, Havenstreet                                                                              

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

12th January 2020
The Baptism of Christ
Year A

Isaiah 42. 1-6                                                    Acts 10. 34-43                                          Matthew 3. 31-17

Please pray for
God’s blessing on future services and activities being planned for this year. May they grow our faith and love for God and empower us to share that love in our wider communities. Amen

and those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Jackie Brown; Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Christopher Etherton:
Pat Grist; Seb Hall; Connie Hull; Brenda Hunt: Jan Jacobs; John and Mary; Paige Streeter; Sarah Townsend; Simon; Tim Warren: Toni: Teddy Webb; Anne Winch, Valerie Worster. Mary Yates

Ray Jones Priest: Ruby Short: William Warren; Pearl Cruickshanks; Joan Miller: Margaret Martin;
Stanley Harold Paddington and Beryl Pamela Paddington; Betty King; Joan Winifred Arnold
Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week  Harold Hendey
Susan Elizabeth Boynton; Ellen Rene Cook; Elsie Edith Hall; Gillian Katherine James; Marguerite Anne Naylor;
Felix Paul Thomas Reeb; Hilda Gwendoline ‘Gwen’ Riddell; Kathleen Winifred Snow; Donald Taylor;


Monday 13th       8.00 pm                     Morning Prayer (St Edmund’s)
Tuesday 14th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                            12 noon                   Food, Friends, & Fellowship Lunch (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 15th  8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.10 am                     Mini Worship & Little Lions (St Mark’s)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                         10.00 am – 12 noon    Coffee Break at Havenstreet Community Centre
                           2.45 pm                    St Peter’s Standing Committee meets in Church
Thursday 16th     8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
Friday 17th          8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Sunday 19th                                         2nd Sunday of Epiphany
                           9.30 am                     Parish Communion (Holy Cross)
                         10.00 am                     Peter’s Pop In (St Peter’s)
                           6.30 pm                    Service of Prayer, Music & 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.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  There is a Prayer group in the Plurality which is contacted by e-mail to pray for urgent needs as and when they become known.  If you would like to become part of this group please do have a word with Hilary (615551) as we are anxious to extend this group which is small at present.

THE LEPROSY MISSION:  An inspiring afternoon at Ryde Baptist Church on 18th January from 2pm-4pm. Hear about leprosy in the 21st century and the valuable work to transform the lives of people affected by it. To book contact Chris Stratta on 01733 516092 or

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY:  All are welcome to an ecumenical service to pray for and celebrate Christian Unity designed by Churches Together in Malta, at St John’s Church Ryde on Monday 20th January at 6.30pm.

ALL ISLAND WORSHIP EVENT:  Friday 24th January at Cowes Enterprise College from 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Malcolm Duncan, Minister of Dundonald Elim Church and former chair of the Spring Harvest leadership team.

CHAIRS IN NORTH AISLE – HOLY CROSS: As you will see, the chairs purchased in memory of the Revd 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.

GOD’S OWN ACRE: This book which was written by the late Keith Newbery and Angela Snow has been reprinted and copies are available again from St Peter’s Church and the White Hart Inn.  Priced at £15 a copy the profits from the book, which is a most interesting illustrated history of life in Havenstreet over the years, are again being generously donated to St Peter’s Church by Mrs Angela Snow. .  If you would like to purchase a copy please have a word with Diane or Hilary.

CANDLEMAS LUNCH:  This will take place at Appley Manor Hotel on Saturday 1st February at 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm.  This is a three course meal with coffee and mints for £20 including gratuities.  Booking forms are in both churches.  Please return these as soon as possible but in any event no later than 26th January.

                                                                       ADVANCE NOTICES
7th January 7.30 pm St Peter’s Events Committee meets in Church
10th January 7.30 pm Holy Cross Social & Fund Raising Committee meets at Kestrel Cottage
20th January 7.30 pm Holy Cross PCC meets in Church
21st January 7.30 pm St Peter’s PCC meets in Church
25th January 10.00 am – 12 noon  Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
1st February  Candlemas Lunch at Appley Manor Hotel
7th March 10.00 – 12 noon  Holy Cross Crafts Coffee Morning

9th May Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of VE Day at Holy Cross