EVENTS & SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
Mon 20 PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
09:00 Mothers’ Union Communion
Tue 21 PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
09:00 Morning Prayer
10:30 Knitting Club, Bulls H’d Lounge
0:00 Holy Communion
17:00 Evening Prayer
09:00 Morning Prayer
Sun 26 13th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
08:00 Holy Communion (BCP)
09:30 Parish Communion (CW)
11:15 Matins (BCP)
15:00 Holy Baptism (CW)
16:00 Holy Baptism (CW)
THANK YOU GIFT FOR UNPAID MINISTERS Following last month’s invitation to make a gift to our unpaid staff we have been able to give them a cheque for £120. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL The last of the Summer Sunday Schools will take place in the Hall next Sunday from 9.30am.
COMMUNION BEFORE CONFIRMATION If there are any youngsters 7 yrs and older who would like to think about receiving Holy Communion before Confirmation please have a word with Tim, 0208 295 4111 or email@example.com
PRAYER IDEAS FOR AUGUST This month please pray for: Our Sunday School teachers as they have a break over the summer holidays, giving thanks for their commitment to teaching our children; our Summer Sunday School team as they lead our children in discovering more about God; family life and holidays together can be a long time!
CLOTHES CHARITY SALE… after church on Sun 16 Sept from 10.45am in the Hall. All donations will be shared between Whitechapel Mission and Macmillan Cancer Research. All clothing is either new or nearly new and suitable for all ages from popular high street retailers such as Topshop, Zara, Next, Warehouse and Asos. Please support our charity event and come over after church and grab a bargain or two over coffee. The Golds Family… Lynton, Aimee & Amelia.
FRIENDS OF KENT CHURCHES – RIDE & STRIDE – Sat 8 Sep 2018 I shall be cycling again to raise money for the repair/restoration of Kent Churches in general and St Nicholas in particular. Mark & I raised £905 last year – 50% of which came straight back to St Nicholas. Please let me know if you wish to participate in this event, cycling, (horse) riding or walking and I’ll provide sponsorship forms etc. I will leave my sponsorship form in the Library corner and will be available after Sunday services in the hall. A ‘justgiving page’ will be up & running shortly. Please gift-aid your sponsorship if you can. Thank you in advance. Peter Appleby: 0208 4679368; 07802 357539; or firstname.lastname@example.org .
CHURCH HALL CLEANER If you would be interested in cleaning the church hall when our cleaner is on holiday please have a word with the Rector or Peter Ridge (8467 5453 email@example.com) for conditions and pay.
HARVEST WEEKEND this year Harvest Festival Sunday will be Sunday 14th October – the 9.30 service will be a Family Eucharist. On Saturday 13th at 3pm in the Hall there will be a Harvest Tea for everyone with activities and tea for all.
OTHER/OUTSIDE/CHURCH EVENTS… contact the Rector who will have more details.
(i) Tweeting for Jesus, 24 Sep
(ii) Book of Daniel, 27 Oct
(iii) A theology of driving, 17 Nov
(iv) How do I recognise God’s presence? 17 Nov
VILLAGE HALL LUNCH We need some help to provide a home-style cooked meal for the elderly. The lunch is served in our Church hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month. If you enjoy cooking and would like to join our team, please contact Margaret Stephenson: 0208 460 8809 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MOTHERS’ UNION Fundraising lunch, 29 Aug in the Hall at 12.30pm for 1pm. John Bernays, a member of the chorus at the Royal Opera House, will entertain us, accompanied by Muriel Partridge. Tickets £8. We shall have a raffle and sales Table. Non M.U. members welcome. If you would like to join us please inform Margaret Stephenson 8460 8809 or Margaret Brown 8467 8890 for catering purposes.
WINE QUIZ – A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY St Nicholas inaugural wine quiz will be held in the Hallat 8pm on 15 Sep. Tickets: £10 per ticket for which you will get 5 glasses of wine. Over 18’s only. Please organise your diaries/babysitters for a fun night.
HELP PLEASE We really need more help to help us care for our churchyard on the first Saturday morning every month. If you could help please contact Gerald Wright on email@example.com