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  • Church Services – 13th October ’19

    Church Services – 13th October ’19

    17th Sunday after Trinity

    St. Vigor’s Holy Communion BCP

    St. John’s All Age Service

    No PowerHouse Social evening at Maureen’s Garden

    Our readings are taken from the NIV pew bible
    St. Vigor’s:
    Nehemiah 9 and 10, Luke 14:1-11
  • What’s on this week

    What’s on this week

    Monday 14th
    2.00pm Memory Café in the hall
    7.00pm Bell ringing, St. John’s
    10.00am School Infants Harvest Service, St. Vigor’s

    Tuesday 15th
    2.30pm Poetry in the hall
    2.30pm Greenways Bible Group

    Wednesday 16th
    9.30am Benefice Prayers, St. John’s
    10.00am School Juniors Harvest Service, St. Vigor’s

    Thursday 17th
    11.30am Holy Communion before…
    12.00 Lunch Club

    Saturday 19th
    8.00am Breakfast @ John’s
    12.00 Wedding of Lonneke Kertzman & Landon Gull at St. John’s

    Sunday 20th
    9.00am St. Vigor’s Holy Communion CW
    10.30am St. John’s Family Communion
    3.00pm Messy Church at St. John’s
    6.00pm Power House Social at Maureen’s

Diary Dates…

Mon 21st

7.30pm Mission Prayer Meeting,  St. John’s

Thu 24th

7.00pm Deanery Synod Meeting, St. John’s

Sun 27th

10.30am Family Service & Baptism

Fri 1st Nov

7.30pm Set up for Craft Fayre, Village Hall

Sat 2nd

10.00am – Craft Fayre


Mission Daily Prayer Diary

Monday: Pray for Hannah as she works amongst the students at the University of Nations as they learn and equip themselves to serve God. Pray too that Hannah’s financial needs may be met.

Tuesday: Pray for Suzanne and Rob Addicott and the work they do with the Dairy House Project, to help homeless people living rough in the Mendip area rebuild their lives.

Wednesday: Join with CMS across the nation as they pray for UK Pioneer Carol Atkins and others who run a Family Support Hub in Reading to help make a real difference in the lives of families in Reading.

Thursday: Pray for our Lunch Club that meets today. Give thanks for the food we receive each and every day and for the fellowship we can share with this special lunch.

Friday: Pray for our CMS Partners Audrey and Colin in the Lebanon. Pray for Colin as he takes on additional responsibilities to help produce the Christian books they publish each year.

Weekend Focus: Pray for all the families that will attend Messy Church this weekend, especially those who may be contemplating coming for the first time.

Mission Prayer Meeting – Please come along to support our Mission groups in prayer on Monday 21st October at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church. See you there!

Foodbank – October to December – There are quite a lot of items needed for Foodbank during this time so please refer to the list in the link. Thank you for your continued support.

Hymns URGENT HELP NEEDED You don’t need to have musical knowledge; rather a knowledge that music and song enhances your worship of God. We currently meet for two hours a month on a Tuesday from 2.00-4.00pm but this can be re-arranged if needed. We look forward to hearing from you. Linda.

AMENDED NOTICE about the cute little pew in the link! There is going to be one pew available by sealed bids only from now and ending at the Craft Fayre on 2nd Nov. Please give your sealed bids to one of the wardens or to the office. Thank you.

Mission Prayer Meeting Please come along to support our Mission groups in prayer on Monday 21st October at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church. See you there!

Confirmation Service, Saturday 9th November.
If you would like to take a further step in faith and have not yet been confirmed, please speak with Esther if Confirmation might be right for you.

Benefice Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance will be on Sunday 27th October at 6.30pm in St. John’s. It is a service where we can give thanks to God for those we love who have died, and celebrate their memory. All welcome.

Chilcompton Craft Fayre will take place on Saturday 2nd November, 10.00am ‘til 3.00pm in the Village Hall, although doors open at 8.00am for sellers to set up. Sign-up sheets are now in the link. Please have a look to see if you are able to help in the kitchen in any of the time slots and/or to make cakes for the café and church cake stall. Many thanks.

SHOEBOXES – leaflets and ideas sheets are avail- able for both churches – St. John’s being by the Mission board – please help yourselves. Please note that due to tougher import regulations, toothpaste and sweets can no longer be included. If you prefer to donate knitted items, stationery, toiletries, etc., there will be a box available. Monetary donation towards Operation Christmas Child’s costs can be put in one of the envelopes and placed in the office pigeon hole or post box. Please gift aid it if you are able. Collection of boxes will be Friday 18th November. Thank you, Kate.

You are invited to a special Tearfund service at Welton Baptist Chapel, West Road, in their 6.00pm evening service on Sunday, Nov 10th. This is with a speaker on the “Rubbish Campaign” and outline of which is as follows:

Two billion people in the world’s poorest countries are living and working among piles of waste because their rubbish isn’t collected. That’s one in four people on the planet who are drinking polluted water, breathing toxic air and battling sickness. This causes up to a million deaths a year – and the waste mountains are growing. Companies are making this worse by selling billions of single-use plastic products in countries where waste isn’t collected. They know full well that communities will have no choice but to live among this rubbish or burn it – which also contributes to climate change.

Winter Service Pattern: The clocks change on October 27th. In response to requests to avoid the need to come out in the dark, we will trial a new service pattern from November onwards.
9.00am service – always at St. Vigor’s,
10.30am service – always at St. John’s.
6.30pm service – CELTIC SERVICE ONLY on 1st

Sunday of each month Everyone welcome to all services.

Deanery News…

In Coleford, we are busy planning carols. On Friday 15th November at 7.00pm, we are having a Raise the Roof with Carols when we shall sing a wide variety. And for our Carol Service on Sunday 22nd December we are forming a Congregational Choir to lead different carols.

There were a few updates to the new Deanery Directory and if you want to the latest version it is on and the password you need is Churches (with a capital C).

Revd Clarissa Cridland

Associate Area Dean, Midsomer Norton Deanery 01373 812705