Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 29th November 2020  

      

The First Sunday of Advent

 

 

As we are in Lockdown Public Worship is suspeneded.

 

Worship at home services and prayers are published on our website allsaintserrystreet.org.uk   There is a Service of the Word and Spiritual Communion and links to Morning and Evening Prayer.  

 

The Church is open today for Individual Prayer from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.   and again on Wednesday form 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.   Please remember to stay 2 metres apart and to wear a Face Covering over your nose and mouth.

 

We are very pleased that The Revd Canon James Southward has accepted the Diocesan Bishop’s request to become Priest – in - Charge of All Saints, whilst continuing as Incumbent of Higham with Merston Parish.   Fr James’ Licensing will take place at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 3rd December.   Places in the Church are limited.   Please let Martin know if you are coming.   Please pray for this new venture in a shared ministry between us, under Bishop Norman’s Pastoral care, in the weeks and months ahead.  

 

Mass will be Celebrated next Sunday at 10.00 a.m.   At 4.00 p.m. there will be a service of Evening Prayer and Benediction.

 

Journey with Mary, an Advent booklet for families of all ages is available to download from Schools' Resources - The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Walsingham (walsinghamanglican.org.uk)

 

Northfleet Hive Hope Foodbank continues to need your support.   Tins, packets, cleaning materials and items of personal hygiene can be left in the box at the back of the Church or in the basket at the supermarket.

 

This year instead of the “Big Card” there are COVID Frindley Christmas Cards available.   If you choose to prticipte please fill in a card (front only) peg it to the blue board in the north aisle and leave a donation in the box.   These cards have been designed so that they can be read wthout having to be touched, making them COVID friendly.

 

 

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus

 

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.   Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low. that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Amen. 

 

We pray for:

 

The Diocese of Rochester, for Bishop James and Archdeacon Andy.

 

NHS and all keyworkers, volunteers, and those whose lives have been affected by the current situation. 

 

The Sick or in need of Prayer:  Valerie, Charlie, Roger, Alex, Jean, Connor, Brenda, Sylvia, David, and Barbara.

 

Thanksgiving for the Departed:  for  all  the Recently Departed and for 30th Edna  Fothergill,  James Bannister,  Gwynneth  Sparrow, 1st Ronald Fowler, 4th Florence Keeling and 5th Charles Sparrow whose anniversaries occur at this time.   May they Rest in Peace.

 

The names of the Sick were removed from the list today unless  they were requested to remain.   Please contact Martin if you would like a name added.

 

 

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call upon the Church of England to pray at 6.00 p.m. every day during the lockdown.  

 

Sunday - Family, friends and loved ones

 

Monday - Schools and colleges, children and young people

 

Tuesday - Elderly, isolated and vulnerable

 

 

This week

 

Monday St Andrew the Apostle

 

Tuesday of the First week of Advent  

 

Wednesday of the First week of Advent  

1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.   Church open for Individual Prayer

 

Thursday – Francis Xavier

11.00 a.m.   Fr James’s Licensing as Priest – in – Charge

Please reserve your seat with Martin

 

Friday of the First week of Advent  

 

Saturday of the First week of Advent  

 

The Second Sunday of Advent

10.00 a.m.   Parish Mass

4.00 p.m.   Evening Prayer and Benediction