Notices 10 Dec 17

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Advent 2:
Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark1.1-8

9am           Holy Communion               Shrewton
10.30am    Family Communion            Chitterne
4pm           Evensong                           Tilshead

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 17th DECEMBER, Advent 3:
Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8

9am           Morning Prayer                  Orcheston
10.30am    Holy Communion               Shrewton
4pm           Benefice Carol Service    Chitterne

WEEKDAY SERVICES
The following services take place during the week.
Do join us if you can:

Tues     10am       Holy Communion    Shrewton
Wed     10am        Morning Prayer       Shrewton
Wed     4.30pm     Compline                Chitterne
Thus     9.30am    Morning Prayer       Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm    Evening Prayer       Orcheston
Sat        5.30pm    Compline                Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Robert, Sarah, Simon; for all who grieve; for those who long for God’s Kingdom to come.

COLLECT
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

SHREWTON SILVER BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT,
ST.MARYS, SHREWTON, 14th DECEMBER
7.30pm.
Tickets £10 to include mulled wine and mince pies.
Tickets from David Ridout 01980 620400 or on the door.
The proceeds from this concert are shared with St Mary’s Church.

Christmas Collection For Salisbury Women’s Refuge,
17th December, Chitterne Church.
As well as the retiring collection on 4th December in Shrewton, there will be a collection in Chitterne at the Benefice Carol Service for the Women’s Refuge. Any gifts for the women or children will be welcome, however what the ladies really appreciate are gift vouchers to enable them to choose gifts for their families. Thank you!

Support to South Sudan
We are delighted to say that, not only was the lunch on Wednesday very delicious and accompanied by a magnificent raffle, but between us we managed to raise in the region of £550. As we were reminded at the lunch, this money is used to help pay the salary of two teachers at a primary school in Ibba. The school has just over 400 children on its roll at present, with nearly half of them being girls. The provision of both a male and a female teacher is therefore vital.
Thank you to all who made the event so lovely, and to all who have contributed to this marvellous total.

Holy Communion at Christmas
Please note that Holy Communion services will take place on Christmas day in Shrewton and Tilshead, and on Christmas Eve in Chitterne and Orcheston.
Midnight Mass will take place in Shrewton.

If you or a loved one would like to receive Holy Communion during the Christmas period, but is unable to get to church, please do let us know using the contact details below and we will ensure one of the ministry team arranges to visit.

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