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Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                                                                   St Peter’s, Havenstreet                                                                             

10th December 2017
2nd Sunday of Advent
Year B

Isaiah 40. 1-11                                                             2 Peter 3. 8-15a                                                         Mark 1. 1-8

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.   A special welcome to those joining us for the Christingle service at Holy Cross 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.

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

Evening Worship today is a Service of Readings & Carols
Sung by Cantus Vesperi at St Edmund’s Church at 6.00 pm

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers Catherine;
Ron Argos; Becky Cummings; Molly Dowsett; Isaac Leal; Millie;
Shirley Randall; Shannon; Graham Sprack; Archdeacon Peter;  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

Raymond George Phipps;
Harry William Charles Hubert

Those named in our memorial books, who we commemorate this week
Frederick Thomas Aylett; Albert John Dye; Ron Sullivan

                                                              THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday 11th          8.00 am                    Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                              6.30 pm-7.00 pm   ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 12th          8.00 am                  Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 13th    8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                              7.00 pm                  Guides Christmas Celebration (St Peter’s)
                              9.30 am                  Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
Thursday 14th        8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
                             9.00 am                   Mini Worship at St Mark’s Wootton.  See below for details
Friday 15th            8.00 am                   Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                            11.00 am                  Funeral of Raymond Phipps (Holy Cross)
Sunday 17th                                          3rd Sunday of Advent
                              8.00 am                  Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                             9.15 am                   Parish Communion  (Holy Cross)
                           10.00 am                   Peter’s Pop In & Christingle Service (St Peter’s)
                             6.00 pm                  Village Carol Service at Binstead Methodist Church

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.

FAMILY QUIZ & CHILDREN’S QUIZ & CAROLS:  Thank you to those who helped and/or supported the event on Friday evening.  A special ‘Thank you’ to Margie who masterminded the evening, to Marian and the choir, and to those who served the refreshments.  A total of £80 was raised for the IW Foodbank.

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER:  This is now available, please do take extra copies and put them through your neighbours’ letter boxes. The leaflet contains details of the Christmas services and events until the end of the year.  More can be printed if necessary.

PRAYER CHAIN:  The Mission Planning Committee has been thinking of ways in which we can be more effective in reaching out to the community with the good news that we are commanded to share.  It has also given thought to how we can better support the work of our pastoral care team and one of the ideas is to form an email and telephone prayer chain so that, when we learn of people who have a special need of our prayers, members of the prayer chain can be alerted by email or telephone of the details.  If you would like to be a part of this group and offer a ministry of prayer in this way, please send an email to or, if you don’t use email, give your name and telephone number to Hilary or Rodney.

POMPEY CHIMES:  As you may know this latest edition in Church is the last one in its present form and it is to be replaced by a magazine which will be published every 3 months.  The plurality gets a mention in this last edition with an article on Joan’s sky dive.

WOMENS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:  At the last WWDP Committee meeting for churches in the Ryde area it was agreed to try and increase the amount of money that we send each year.  In addition to the collection money that is taken on the day of the service, a paperback booklet entitled ‘Recipes from previous years’ has been produced and is to be sold for £1 per copy.  This booklet includes recipes for Refreshing Ginger Beer, Chocolate cake from a recipe from France, Chicken curry from the Philippines to name some of the delicious recipes.                                                                                                                I have some of these booklets to sell and would be extremely grateful if I could sell them all (25 in total) to members of Holy Cross, Binstead and St Peter’s in Havenstreet.                                                           The next WWDP service will take place on Friday 2 March 2018 at 11 am at St James Church in Ryde and the theme for 2018 is coming from Suriname – All God’s Creation is Very Good! 
Barbara Edwards.  Committee representative for Binstead and Havenstreet.

WENDY SMITH: Wendy is now relaxing in New Zealand and all is well physically.  She is away from 14 November to 14 December inclusive.

BLUESKY ARTS CHRISTMAS SHOW:  This will take place on Wednesday 20th December at the Wootton Bridge, Old School Building, at 2.30 pm. Everybody welcome.  Further details from Catherine Coeshott.

CHRISTMAS TREE DISPLAY: St Peter’s is again hosting their annual display of Christmas Trees.  The church will be open on Thursday 21st; Friday 22nd; Saturday 23rd;Wednesday 27th; Thursday 28th December from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.  Admission is free - Donations for Church Funds and Light Refreshments are available.

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   

20th December  10.00 am Community Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre
3rd February Candlemas Lunch at Appley Manor Hotel