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Rev Ali Morley 07500007437

Sunday Services 19th January 2020
8.00am St Helen's Holy Communion Rev B Downer
9.30am St Mary's Sung Eucharist Rev A Morley
10.00am St Peter's Sung Eucharist Rev B Downer
11.00am St John's Sung Eucharist Rev A Morley
6.00pm St Catherine's Evening Praise Marty Coombes

Sunday Services 26th January 2020
8.00am St Peter's Holy Communion Rev M Taylor
9.30am St Mary's Sung Eucharist Rev B Downer
10.00am St Helen's Sung Eucharist Rev A Morley
11.00am St John's Sung Eucharist Rev M Taylor
2.30pm St Helen's Eco Church Team

Benefice Administrator for weddings, funerals and notices
Sue Whitewick 568761

Associate Priest
Rev Barry Downer 867150

Lay Reader and Local Minister, Seaview
Sylvia Beardsmore 612600

Readings for Sunday 26th January 2020
Third Sunday of Epiphany

Isaiah 9.1-4
Psalm 27.1,4-12
1 Corinthians 1.10-18
Matthew 4.12-23

Worldwide Anglican Church:
  Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and for the people of the United Church of Bangladesh
This Diocese:  Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; Area Dean Amanda; our benefice Vicars Alison & Barry; the parishes of Godshill & St Alban Ventnor
World:  Let us pray for the people suffering from damaging weather conditions and the people of Australia in the forest fires
Island:  For the Homeless and Hungry at this New Year
Sick:  Anne, Max, David, Joy

Mothers' Union Prayers
Jesus prayed for his disciples that ‘they may be one so that the world may believe’ [John 17.21] All over the world hearts are touched as Christians come together to pray for unity. Lord, today as we gather to worship, we proclaim our unity in Christ.

Due to a visit from the Diocese in response to our Eco Church Gold Award we will be starting the Eco Church gathering at 2.30pm this month. Everyone is very welcome and it will be the usual format of worship, workshop and light supper.

A new gathering for Gardeners on a Friday morning from 10.30am at St Mary's new Community Garden will commence this week. If we aren't in the garden we will be in the Old School drinking tea and chatting! Do join us.

Calendar for Week Commencing Monday 20th January
Mon PCC Yaverland 2.00pm Yaverland
Tue PCC Seaview 2.00pm St Peter's Undercroft
Fri St Mary's Community Gardeners 10.30am Outside the Hall
Sun Sunday Lunch 12.30pm St Peter's Undercroft

Regular meetings for your diary
Mon Morning Prayer 9.00am St Helen's
Bible Study 10.30am Sylvia's
Book Group 1st Monday 7.00pm St Catherine's Chapel
Prayer Group 2nd Monday 7.00pm St Mary's Hall
Theology Group 4th Monday 7.00pm St Peter's Undercroft
Tue Morning Prayer 9.00am St Peter's
Gardening 2nd & 4th Tuesday 10.00am St Peter's Church
MU Knit & Natter 2nd Tuesday 2.00pm St Peter's Undercroft
Wed Morning Prayer 9.00am St Catherine's Chapel
Holy Communion 9.30am St Catherine's Chapel
Thur Morning Prayer 9.00am St Peter's
MU Communion 2nd Thursday 10.00am St Peter's
Contemplative Prayer 5.30pm St Catherine's Chapel
Fri Morning Prayer 9.00am St Helen's
Sat Coffee Morning 2nd Saturday St Helens Community Centre
Coffee Morning 3rd Saturday St Peter's Church
Community Coffee Morning 4th Saturday St Helens Community Centre
Sun Sunday Lunch 3rd Sunday 12.30pm St Peter's Undercroft
Sunday Brunch 4th Sunday After service at St Mary's
Eco-Church Gathering 4th Sunday 3.30pm St Helen's

Other Notices

Bible Study   Due to various reasons, Bible Study will not take place during January. These will reconvene at 10.30am on Monday 3rd February at Sylvia's.

Contemplative Prayer   Please note the new time for this of 5.30pm with immediate effect.

Theology Group   This will be following the DVD course 'Saving Jesus' and will now be on the 4th Monday of the Month. All very welcome to this very informal gathering.

Sunday Lunch   Are you tired of cooking Sunday lunch for one? Why not join us in St Peter's Undercroft for Sunday Lunch with good company on the third Sunday of the month at 12.30pm. The next one is on Sunday 19th January. Names to Sylvia please.

Eco-Church Notes
A Community Garden is being created in Brading.
The herbs and vegetables that are grown by volunteers are free for everyone to harvest; to pick a handful of mange tout as you are passing, to gather a few plums for your pudding or pinch some herbs for your stew. In a world of bounded commodities a community garden offers a vision of generosity; of the gifts of Gods creation freely given, of the time of volunteers lovingly offered and of course beauty to refresh and learning skill in growing.
Working with the 'Grub Club' based at the Brading Community Partnership, the 'Modern Kitchen Garden' market gardeners and with volunteers from around the parish this garden outside the church hall has been designed using permaculture principles and a no dig method of cultivation.

Benefice Book Club
Please follow this link or a full list of books for the next few months and sign up at the link at the bottom of the blog for updates.
This month's book is “Walk Humbly” by Samuel Wells and will be discussed on the first Monday in March, so plenty of time for you to have a look at this. Our new meeting place is St Catherine's Chapel in St Helens.

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