A Prayer for the week

There is a Love that is deeper than love,
that fills the world,
that fuels the world.

O, give thanks and sing.

Holy one, can we – dare we – become like you, willing to be swayed when we want to wipe out an entire group of people?

Holy one, can we – dare we – welcome those who speak with the bravery of Abraham, calling even those who seem as powerful as gods to rediscover their better natures?

Holy one, can we – dare we – love like you, forgiving all if there are even a few righteous among them?  

Holy one, how can we ever doubt that there are righteous among those near and far to us, among both our friends and foes?

There is a Love that transcends the deepest love,
that fills the world,
that is ready to heal the world.

O, give thanks and sing.

From Genesis 18:16-23 (Paraphrased):

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Our harvest festival this year is on Sunday 6th October. 

On Friday 4th at 6:30pm we are having a harvest supper and ceilidh (barn dance) at Enfield Cricket Club; dancing to an excellent band ‘ Frolicking Pete and the Fumbling Fingers’. Tickets will soon be available – £7.50 adults & £3.00 children. (Price includes supper).

A date for your diaries!

 

As mentioned in a earlier newsletter, we are hosting another ‘Christmas Festival’ at All Saints’.The title of this year’s festival is to be ‘The Spirit of Christmas’. It will open on Friday 13th December at 2:00pm and on Friday evening with a concert. The festival will run through to 3:30pm on Sunday 15th December, with opportunities to hear our Community singers, for children to complete an optional quiz and to purchase refreshments and Christmas fayre. The weekend will conclude with our Christmas Carol service which will take place on Sunday at 6:30 pm. What a lovely way to get into the ‘Christmas Spirit’! Don’t forget to put the dates in your diaries!

Among the mainattractions will be large displays in the centre of the church depicting the Christmas story, and windows decorated with the theme ‘a window to Christmas’. These will display Christmas scenes viewed through a window, e.g. a shop window, into a house, or a view to the outside.

In order to make the event a success we are now seeking your help in other ways too. Do you own a small business; run an organisation or group, or know someone that does? If so, would you consider making a donation towards the cost of a display; or for a small fee of £20 advertising your business in or advertising sheet to be included in our programme? As well as helping us, each of these options would provide opportunities for you to promote your business, group or organisation.

Individuals can help by donating a raffle prize or materials to construct the displays; sponsoring a ‘scene’; giving a cash donation to help with the costs associated with putting on the festival, or offering your time and talents in some practical way – such as stewarding, serving refreshment or making items to go on the displays.

Please look out for the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ flyers which will be available shortly. There will be a tear-off section with options of how you can contribute to making the event a success. Hopefully you can find some way to help. When you have completed the form please return it to one of the Wardens in church or to Elaine Lockwood or Barbara Anderson. Thank you.

Also, a big thank youto those who have already helped at one of our craft sessions where we have been busy making things for our displays. The next few craft sessions will be at All Saints’ Church on

  • 2ndSeptember at 10:00am – 2:00 pm.
  • 14thOctober at 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.
  • 11thNovember at 10:00am – 2:00pm

Please feel free to drop in and join one of these sessions – you do not need to be expert at craft work.

Although our main aim is that this should be an event which reaches out to the wider community, any money raised will be a bonus and will be divided between a local charity and our church.

With thanks in anticipation of your support from all ‘The All Saints’ Christmas Festival Team’.

Do you want to find out more about Christianity, understand your faith better, or consider Baptism or Confirmation as an adult? 

Why not join a small group meeting at the vicarage on Tuesdays from 23rd September at 7:30pm?

For more information – have a word with Revd. Toby.

September Newsletter                                     

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SEE Magazine

In the past the ‘SEE magazine‘ was inserted into the centre of the church magazine. Now you can find it by following the links below.

You can find the August SEE magazine here.

 

For well over a hundred years there has been an annual recognition of Education Sunday in England and Wales.

It is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education.

The theme is devised by an ecumenical steering group representing different Christian denominations and organisations.

For some years it was celebrated on the ninth Sunday before Easter, however since 2016, after extensive consultation, it has been celebrated on the second Sunday in September, coinciding with the start of the school year.

So we at All Saints’ are celebrating it on the 8th September with a special Family Service at which we will be welcoming Sarah Earnshaw, diocesan children’s work adviser as a guest speaker. – all welcome to join us.

You can access the new programme here.

Venue: Old England Pub – Clayton – Le – moors.

Date: 19th September 2019

Time: from 7:30pm

The next stage in our ‘dementia awareness’ will be a problem based learning event on Tuesday 20th August at 7:30pm. All are welcome; don’t worry if you haven’t heard one of our dementia talks as there will be a recap of key messages at the start.

Please see David Woodcock for more information or to let him know you plan to attend.

Thank you.