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SUNDAY 13th December 3rd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion St Peter
10.00am Family Sung EucharistSt Helen

Wednesday 16th December
9.30am Village Communion St Catherine
NB Not on 23rd & 30th December

Thursday 17th December
10.30am MU Corporate Communion St Peter
NB Not on 24th & 31st December

Sunday 20th December 4th Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion St Helen
10.00am Nine Lessons & Carols St Peter
6.00pm Community Carols St Catherine

Morning Prayer
The office of Morning Prayer, led by the Revd Robert Wynford-Harris, will be said in the Churches as follows:-
Mon. St Helen's 9.30am
Tues. St Peter's 9.30am
Wed. St Helen's 8.00am
Thurs. St Peter's 9.30am [ Not on 24th & 31st December]
Anyone is very welcome to join Rob at these services.

20th December 4th Sunday of Advent
Micah 5. 2-5a
Hebrews 10. 5-10
Luke 1. 39-45
The duty rota is displayed on the notice board at both churches. If you are unable to fulfil the scheduled task please swap with another and please inform Sylvia Beardsmore.


Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and the people of the Windward Islands [West Indies]
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; The Parish of All Saints Gurnard & St John Northwood
World: Let us pray for all those who are without hope, that the light of Christ may shine in their lives this Christmastide.
Island: We pray for the food banks and Needs and Seeds
Sick: Peggy, Terry, Anne, Penelope, Violet, James
Recently Died: Kenn Pearson

All who suffer as a result of natural disasters, or as a result of acts of terrorism, violence or armed conflict.
Our armed forces and their families.

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’"(Matthew 1.23)


Dec 14th 10.30am Bible Study / House Group
Dec 18th 9.30am St Peter's Nettlestone School Carol Concert
Dec 19th 10.00am - 1.00pm RNLI Christmas Bazaar St Peter's Hall
Dec 23rd 7.00pm Carols around the tree St Peter's Church
Dec 24th 3.00pm Christingle & Crib Service St Peter's Church

Pompey Chimes
Don't forget to pick up a copy, or click here.

Pew Leaflets
Items for the pew leaflet to Sue Whitewick by Wednesday 5.00pm latest, please, preferably by e-mail susanwhitewick(at)btinternet(dot)com.

Evening Praise
These services are held at 6.00pm on the third Sunday of every month in St Catherine's Chapel, except on Sunday 20th December when there will be Community Carols in the Community Centre at that time.

Parish Giving Scheme
I hope many of you will have seen the article in the recent editions of the Parish Magazine. The Parish Giving Scheme has been launched in both churches. There are spare packs for anyone who might like to donate in the future. If you haven't joined yet it is not too late to do so. This is a sure way of helping with the cash flow. Please consider what you give carefully, we need every penny we can get to keep St Helen's Church open and running. Sue

Flower Arrangers
Jane Clarke would be very pleased to hear from anybody who would like to join those who help to do flower arrangements in St Helen's Church.

Christmas Card
We are launching our limited edition Christmas cards from the unique design by Lynn New. They will be available at £1.00 each or in packets of five at £5.00 at the coffee morning on 12th December and after services. Also available from Lynn. Details on the Church notice boards. Profits will go to our churches, St. Helen's and St Peter's

Christian Aid
Material for all three churches can be found at the back of the churches. Please take it and use it to assist your prayers.

Plate Collection at Funeral
Thank you to everyone who put money in the plate at Alma Proctor's funeral. £288.20 has been divided between British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research.

Seaview village Christmas Bazaar in aid of the Bembridge Lifeboat on Saturday 19th December in St Peter's Hall. 10.00am - 1.00pm. Father Christmas will be arriving at 11.30am.

Deanery of the Isle of Wight
Bishop Christopher has approved the creation of the new Deanery of the Isle of Wight. He is inviting anyone who would like to go to the inauguration event at 7.00pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at Cowes Yacht Haven. If you would like to go please let the PCC secretaries know - John Cheverton for St Peter's and Caroline Pugh for St Helen's. Numbers are required by 23rd December.


Nettlestone School
The school Carol Concert will be held in St Peter's Church on Friday 18th December at 9.30am. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Carol Services
Sunday 20th December Service of Nine Lessons & Carols in St Peter's Church at 10.00am
Tuesday 22nd December Service of Nine Lessons & Carols St Helen's Church at 6.00pm

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