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Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                                                       St Peter’s, Havenstreet                                                                            

16th December 2018

     3rd Sunday of Advent
       Year C

Zephaniah 3. 14-20                                            Philippians 4. 4-71                                            Luke 3. 7-18

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.    A special welcome to those joining us for the Christingle service at St Peter’s this morning.  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

Evening Worship today is a Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
at Holy Cross at 6.30 pm

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Dave Bushell; Jack Cronin; Becky Cummings; Daisy; Arthur Edwards; Pat Grist; Jan Jacobs;
Elizabeth Painter; Viv Rollason; William Warren; Valerie Worster.


Kathleen Muriel Bechervaise
Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Lilian Doris Ansell; Edward John Bartlett; John & Muriel Bousfield; Stephen Mason Chaloner;
George Gilbert Cook; Joyce Lamb; June Cathery Nears; Christopher Mark Neill;
Robert Stephen Pettinger; Glad Rees: Alfie Patrick Skipper; Leonard Frank Vallender



Monday 17th       6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 18th        8.00 am                    Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 19th  8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                            9.30 am                    Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                          11.00 am                    Carol Singing at Northbrooke Nursing Home
                            2.30 pm                   Carol Singing at Solent Grange
Thursday 20th       8.00 am                    Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
Friday 21st           8.00 am                    Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Sunday 23rd                                          4th  Sunday of Advent
                            8.00 am                    Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                            9.30 am                    Morning Worship (Holy Cross)
                            9.30 am                    Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
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.     

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL:  St Peter’s are again staging their Christmas Tree Festival this year in partnership with the Diabetic Association on the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 27th, 28th, 29th December from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm when the theme will be ‘Musicals’.  Admission is free, donations shared between the Diabetic Association and St Peter’s Church.


GROWING FAITH: A course to develop your discipleship, (formerly known as the Bishop’s Foundation Course) which will run over 12 weeks in two and a half hour sessions, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Southsea commencing Spring/Summer.  The course will be tutor-led, informative with no preparatory reading, no homework, and no assignments with informal discussion time over coffee each session and is designed to develop Christian thinking and reflection.


DECEMBER NEWSLETTER:  This is now available at the back of both churches.  It contains a Christmas message from Veronica and full details of the Christmas services.  There are plenty of copies so please do take them and put them through neighbours letterboxes.


MOUNTBATTEN CAROL SERVICE:  The Hospice Choir will be singing at this Carol Service at All Saints Church, Ryde, next Wednesday 19th December at 6.30 pm.  All welcome.


CTRA QUIZ NIGHT:  This will take place at Aspire at 7.30pm on Saturday 5 January 2019.  Please let Annis ( know how many folk from your church will be attending. There will be a need for a few volunteers to turn up from 6.30pm to put out tables and prepare things, so if you can help please let Annis know.  Finally, please remind everyone who will be coming that the food will be on a "Bring and Share" basis.

THANK YOU:  To all who supported the Hamper Raffle which raised the sum of £274 which can be added to the Vintage Christmas Tea total of £595 giving a grand total of £869.

                                                                               ADVANCE NOTICES

20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 27th, 28th, 29th December from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Christmas Tree Festival in partnership with the Diabetic Association at St Peter’s Church
24th December 4.00 pm Crib Service (Holy Cross)
24th December 7.00 pm Carols by Candlelight (Holy Cross)
24th December 7.00 pm Carols by Candlelight (St Peter’s)
24th December 11.30 pm Midnight Communion (Holy Cross)
25th December 10.30 am Family Communion (St Peter’s)
8th January 12 noon Food, Friends & Fellowship Lunch at Holy Cross
23rd January 7.30 pm Emmaus Supper at Holy Cross
2nd February 12.30 pm Candlemas Lunch at Appley Manor Hotel