Sunday 1st December 2019

PRIEST VACANCY

We’ll hold a brief meeting one Sunday after the Eucharist to bring the congregation up to date on arrangements during the interregnum and in particular to explain the process of finding a new priest. The meeting will hopefully be before Christmas. Allare welcome to attend and share views on the sort of person we’d wish to appoint.

ELTHAM PARISH CHURCH CHOIR

Our choir is recruiting! We sing mostly traditional choral music during communion and at feast day services. We don’t ask for a significant commitment and would love for anyone who’s interested to get involved. If you can come to church at 9.30am on SOME Sundays to rehearse before the Eucharist, please get in touch. Talk to our Director of Music Theo Lester after the service, or contact him on 07872 571588.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche are looking for more adult helpers. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

REMEMBERING LOVED ONES

We’re revising our Year’s Mind list of those who have died and whom we remember through the year. Please see the list on the table at the back of church. If someone you’d like to be remembered is already included, please tick their name. To add 
new people, enter the name you knew them by and the date of their anniversary.

LAST SUNDAY’S SERMON

Fr John-Francis Friendship, who preached at St John’s last Sunday, has kindly provided a link to his sermon. Everyone can access it at francisjon.blogspot.com.

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 22nd December at 6pm: A service of nine lessons and carols

Tuesday 24th December at 4pm: Christmas Eve nativity

Tuesday 24th December at 11.30pm: Christmas Eve midnight mass

Wednesday 25th December at 10am: Christmas Day Eucharist

There will also be school carol services taking place in the church, includingEaldham Primary School on 17th December at 7pm and Eltham Church of England Primary School on 18th December at 6pm.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

Croydon South Deanery, for its priests and congregations; also for World Aids Day and for the mission agencies and their work throughout the Anglican community

those with birthdays: Jene Kerr

those in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: Angella Baptiste, 
Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Sydney Jeal, Lydia Croxford and Amy Gosling

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
8th December 2019 at 10am, Second of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 11: 1-10, Romans 15: 4-13, Mathew 3:1-12

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

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