As well as all the usuals, coffee in the carpark and simple lunch tomorrow, traditional and family services on Sunday we have two extra awesome events this week.
On Friday we’re turning the Community Hall into a cinema again and showing a movie straight after school at 3.45pm. Licensing restrictions mean we can’t say online what it is, but if you text MJQ8R to 60777 (standard network rates apply), you’ll get a text back telling you what it is!
On Sunday we’re doing Christingle at 4pm. There will be a collection for the Children’s Society too. An orange, a red ribbon, a candle and some sweets. Together they tell a story, come and find out what! We’d love to see you!
This Sunday is Advent Sunday, the Church’s new year. Inevitably we start looking to Christmas. This is one of my favourite Advent hymns (with a bit of a modern twist). I love it – let me know what you think!
Yesterday was Stir Up Sunday and we in the Vicarage made our Christmas Pudding and Cake. We’re trying a new cake recipe this year which doesn’t need a long maturing, so hopefully we didn’t leave it too late!
The name stir up Sunday comes from the old collect (special prayer) which says “Stir up, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people, that they plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded”. So because it has ‘stir’ and ‘fruit’ in it, it became make the Christmas Pudding Sunday.
It also means that Advent starts next Sunday which means Christmas is coming! (Argh!).
So, what’s coming soon…
Coffee in the Carpark tomorrow, 8.40-9.15
Simple Lunch tomorrow at 12 followed by Communion at 12.45.
Morning Prayer on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9am.
Friday Flicks is a week on Friday (4th November) at 3.45pm in the Church Hall (text MJQ8R to 60777 to find out which film it is).
Christingle is a week on Sunday (6th November) at 4pm.
There’s loads happening over the coming weeks at St Peter’s.
All the usual services take place this Sunday (25 Oct), Parish Eucharist at 9.30, st peter’s together at 11 with coffee and donuts from 10.30 in the Community Hall.
There is a service of Holy Communion on Tuesday 27th at 7pm.
Next Sunday (1 Nov), there are the usual services in the morning and a special service of remembrance and thanksgiving for those who have died in the afternoon at 3pm.
Tuesday 3rd November we’ll be giving out free coffee and tea in the carpark between 8.30 and 9.15 – pop along and say hello on your way back from the School Run (takeaway available).
Friday 6th November is our first Friday Flicks. A film on a big screen in the Church Hall from 3.45pm. We aren’t allowed to advertise the name of the film (which is a bit frustrating), but it’s a good one! Entry is FREE, drinks and snacks available at a small charge.
Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday. We have a service with the Royal British Legion at 9.30 and our 11am service will start a little early so we’re ready for two minutes silence at 11!
Drumroll please…. It’s the NOTICES! [cue clapping and cheering]
This week, Morning Prayer at 9am Monday to Friday.
No midweek Holy Communion Services in August, sorry.
Next Sunday (23 August), Parish Eucharist at 9.30am. st peter’s together at 11am.
Diary dates: Please put 12 September in your diary – we’re having a fun day at the Church. It’s very likely that you will be buttonholed over the next week or so and asked to do something, so watch out for that!