TODAY’S READINGS Advent 2: Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8
READINGS & SERVICES FOR 14th December, Advent 3: Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-end, 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24, John1.6-8, 19-28
- 7.45am, Holy Communion, Shrewton
- 10am, Benefice Service, Orcheston
WEEKDAY PRAYERS – We say a short service of prayers at one of our churches – 15 minutes maximum – on the following days. Do join us if you can.
- Wednesdays 10am, St Mary’s, Shrewton
- Wednesdays 5.30pm, Chitterne
- Saturdays 9am, St Mary’s, Shrewton
FOR OUR PRAYERS – Please remember the following people in your prayers… Jane, Emily, Kathy, Pam, Tim, Eve, Simon, Jack, Hugh, Alan, Nicky, Sandra; the family of Barry Hillier, whose funeral will take place in Tilshead this week.
If you would like us to remember someone by name in this notice sheet, please let me know.
The MU Advent Carol service
‘Thank you to everyone who took part, helped in so many ways and for all who attended the candlelit service on 1st December. Your generosity in giving £218 for children of mothers in the Salisbury Women’s Refuge was so generous and it will give joy at Christmas for many. Thank you.
Mothers’ Union Meeting, 10th December
2.30pm at Parsons Green, with Holy Communion followed by a festive tea and sharing our baby pictures!! Everyone very welcome.’ Jackie Avery.
Benefice Carol Service, Chitterne Church, 21st December, 4pm
‘As usual we will be making a collection of gifts to take to the Salisbury Women’s Refuge. If you would like to contribute, please bring your contributions to the service and place them round the font. These should be unwrapped, but with some wrapping paper in the bag, so that the staff in the Refuge will be able to decide who gets what. The Refuge have plenty of toiletries and toys at the moment, but the most popular thing would be small gift vouchers from Smiths, Boots, M&S etc, so the ladies can choose something for themselves.’ Virginia Pryor, Chitterne House
A Heavenly Choir….
Would you like to sing with the choir at the Benefice Carol Service, 4pm Sunday 21st December at Chitterne? If so, please contact me, or Derek Miles, choirmaster in Shrewton.
Shrewton Silver Band in Christmas Mood, 18th December, 7.30pm
St Mary’s, Shrewton. Tickets £8 from band members or Dave Ridout (01980 620400), with refreshments & raffle! (If you have a prize to donate, please let Dave know). All welcome!
CAN YOU HELP?
All help very welcome with decorating Tilshead Church for Christmas on Sat 20th Dec at 10.00 a.m. – enquiries to Tanis Painter on 01980 620033. Thank you!