STREAM NEWSLETTER 9 NOVEMBER 2014 – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

STREAM NEWSLETTER
9th NOVEMBER 2014 – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
`You believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and
glorious joy.' 1 Peter 1:8
A very warm WELCOME to you all.
There is a loop system in operation for the hard of hearing “T” position.
If you are unable to stand for Communion, pleases sit in the front two rows and
Communion will be brought to you in your seat. Please do not struggle
unnecessarily. Out of respect and courtesy for our service leaders and other church
members please ensure all mobile phones are turned off during the service.
Prayer is also available after the main service in the prayer corner. Should you wish
someone to pray with you then please ask a Sidesperson.
Sunday Club is available for children aged 4+ at most of our services with the
exception of our Family Services. One of our children's group leaders will invite the
children to join them for a theme related activity in the adjacent room (Lounge or
Parish Centre), normally at the beginning of the second hymn.
St. John with St. Michael
St. John's Church
Surrey Road
Branksome, Poole, BH12 1EG
Stream Office:
Office Email:
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Vicar:
Vicar's Email:
Wardens:
St. Michael's Church
Poole Road
Bournemouth, BH2 5QU
01202 556645
[email protected]
www.stjohnstmichael.org.uk
The Reverend Reg Baldock – 01202 761962
[email protected]
Mr Geoff Groves / Mr Terry Smith
PRAYER POINTERS FOR THE WEEK
As followers of Jesus we are called to form communities that are attractive, winning
people to Christ through our lives of love and truth. We’re not called to shake a finger at
non-believers or to coerce them to be like us. Paul tells us: “What have I to do with judging
those outside? Is it not those who are inside that you are to judge? God will judge those
outside” Our task is to be an embassy of the love of Christ.
Richard Stearns
Sunday ‘Lord of the excluded, open my eyes to those I prefer not hear,
open my life to those I prefer not to know, open my heart to those I prefer
not to love, and so open my eyes to see where `I exclude you.’
An Iona Prayer
Monday World Vision reports that globally 805 million people are
chronically hungry -more than twice the entire population of the US –
affecting the growth of one in four children younger than 5. ‘Jesus, You
love all children. Protect their little bodies and give them strength while they
wait for food. Put Your healing hand on those with developmental issues, and
allow them to grow up strong and healthy despite the hunger that afflicts
them.' World Vision Prayer
Tuesday ‘On this Remembrance Day we pray for all who in
bereavement, disability and pain and continue to suffer the
consequences of fighting and terror. We remember with thanksgiving and
sorrow those whose lives, in world wars and conflicts past and present,
have been given and taken away.” Oremus Prayer
Wednesday Father God we praise and thank You for the British-run
facility to treat people with Ebola opening in Sierra Leone. Please inspire
other countries to provide similar help, and continue to work in all of our
hearts, guiding and inspiring us. 'For the Lord comforts his people, and
will have compassion on his afflicted one.’ Isaiah 49:13b
Thursday We ask for Holy Spirit guidance in our planned projects for
the Nehemiah Mission. Enable each parishioner to make known their
thoughts and ideas, for each one is loved by You, and You always hear
their voice “For sure, I tell you, whatever you do not allow on earth will
not have been allowed in heaven. Whatever you allow on earth will have
been allowed in Heaven.’ Matthew 18:18
Friday Jesus, You are the great physician, please place Your hand
upon: Pat & Jim Richardson, Marjorie Honnor, Sarah George,
Margaret Rudkin, Jean Harris, Olive Degan, Ron Miller, Duncan &
Margaret Smith, Harry & Frances Follows, Lucie & David McDonald.
Saturday ‘Eternal Wisdom, Your words transform life. Help us to prefer
Your ways above all else, to long for understanding of what is right and
just, so that our eyes may be ever open to Your light. You who reign and
ever Amen.’ A Benedictine Prayer
Christmas Fayre
Saturday 6th December
St. Michael's 10 am – 1pm
We are looking for volunteers to run stalls, make cakes and generally get
involved in this important outreach to our community.
STALLS:
Cafe - The Stream Community Cafe Staff. Cakes - Linda Croad and Penny Slade,
Books - David Dallimore, Knitted Gifts - Ann Dallimore, Gifts - Jean Cheeseman,
Fairtrade - Sue Weal, Bric a Brac - Jeanne and Terry, Toys and Bric a Brac - Moya
Groves, Messy Church Craft Table - Juliet and Jo Paine, Marmalade - Jill Barker,
Cotton onto Sewing - Amanda Brown.
If you can help please speak to Lisa, Moya, Katie or Jenny B.
The Late Andrew Duckworth – The memorial service for the late
Andrew Duckworth will be held at St. John's on the 15th November 2014
at 2pm. All of Andrew and Val's church friends are welcome.
Harvest Lunch – A huge thank you to everyone who supported the
Harvest Lunch at St. Michael's on the 12th October, it raised £108.51 for
Christian Aid.
The Stream Magazine – Please could you send any articles to
Keith Dibden by 23rd November, so that the magazine can be out for
Advent Sunday. [email protected]
Shoe boxes –
Please could we have the filled shoe boxes back in to
church by Sunday 9th November. Many thanks. Andrew
Jam Jars – Please could you bring in any clean old jam jars you may
have for Jill Barker's lovely marmalade and leave them at the back of
church. Thank you
Harvest – We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and
kindness this harvest time. The gifts have been shared out and have
been very much appreciated by our service users here at James Michael
House. Thank you all for thinking of us. Kind regards and very best
wishes. Moya Groves.
Glow Party – A massive thank you to everyone who helped make
Friday's Glow in the Dark party a huge success. 120 children plus that
again in parents came through the doors of St. John's to enjoy the frolics,
games and food in a safe and fun environment. Without your help this
event simply could not have gone ahead so thank you again for rocking
up (literally) and donning the ever flattering yellow t-shirt. Lisa x
'Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old
they will not turn from it.' Proverbs 22:6 NIV
THE NEXT MONTH
9th November REMEMBRANCE
6.30pm
NO EVENING SERVICE (St. John's)
15th November Messy Church 3-5pm, St. Michael's Parish Centre
16th November
9.45am
MORNING WORSHIP (St. John's)
10.30am MORNING WORSHIP BAPTISM (St. Michael's)
6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (St. John's)
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (pg. 1188) / Matthew 25:14-30 (pg.994)
23rd November CHRIST THE KING
9.45am
HOLY COMMUNION (St. John's)
10.30am THE WORD SERVICE (St. Michael's)
6.30pm NO EVENING SERVICE (St. John's)
Ephesians 1:15-23 (pg. 1173) / Matthew 25:31-46 (pg.995)
30th November ADVENT SUNDAY
9.45am
10.30am
6.30pm
JOINT PARISH SERVICE (St. John's)
NO SERVICE (St. Michael's)
CHORAL EVENSONG (St. John's)
7th December
9.45am
10.30am
6.30pm
ADVENT CAROLS (St. John's)
HOLY COMMUNION (St. Michael's)
MEDITATION SERVICE (St. John's)
WEEKLY THOUGHT
Jesus said 'Do this in remembrance of Me.'
Collect
Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son
Jesus Christ comes again as judge and Saviour we may be ready
to receive Him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.
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