The Parish of Broughton St John Baptist Parish Church, Church Lane, Broughton St Martin's Chapel, Broadway, Fulwood St Peter's Chapel, Meadowfield, Fulwood Vicar: The Rev'd Shaun Baldwin Tel: 01772 862330 Email: [email protected] Assistant Curate: The Rev'd Pauline Taylor (Deacon) Tel: 01772 774634 16th November 2014 - The Second Sunday Before Advent Welcome to Broughton Parish! If you are a visitor and are a communicant member of your home church you are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Alternatively, you may wish to receive a blessing from the priest. If you are new to the parish please give your name and address to the Celebrant or to one of the Churchwardens or Sidespersons. We hope that you enjoy today's worship and will join us again. Services during the week Holy Communion Wednesday at 10am in St John's church Friday at 10am in St Martin's chapel Morning Prayer Friday at 8.30am in St John's church Funeral Services Wednesday at 12 noon at Preston Crematorium Stanley Copper RIP Thursday at 12.15pm in St John's Church George Shepherd RIP Prayers for the Sick and the Departed Recently Deceased: Stanley Cooper George Shepherd May the rest in peace and rise in glory Will you please contact Father Shaun with the names of anyone who needs our prayers. Also, if you know of anyone who will appreciate a pastoral visit or Holy Communion at home or in hospital please contact Father Shaun. Readings for Today's Eucharist Zephaniah 1.7,12-18: This passage introduces the day of the Lord as a day of sacrifice. Here, Zephaniah portrays God as the priest who will offer the sacrifice, and this is accompanied by two important implications: that Judah is the sacrifice and the guests are armies of destruction. The sole rubric for this ritual is named at the beginning of the oracle: to be silent in the presence of God. 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11: Paul exhorts to be always ready for the coming of Christ to judgment, which will be with suddenness and surprise. It is needless or useless to ask about the particular time of Christ's coming. Matthew 25.14-30: The parable of the talents does not justify a gospel of economic prosperity. Instead, it challenges believers to emulate their Master by using all that God has given them for the sake of the kingdom. Saints Days and Commemorations Monday: St Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln Tuesday: St Elizabeth of Hungary Wednesday: St Hilda, Abbess of Whitby Mechtild of Magdeburg, Mystic Thursday: St Edmund, Martyr King of the East Angles, Priscilla Lydia Sellon Restorer of the Religious Life in the CofE Saturday: St Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Patron Saint of Musicians Next Sunday…Christ the King A reminder that the 6.30pm service is Choral Evensong when we will be joined by choirs from the Lancashire Area of the Royal School of Church Music. Today… Holy Baptism during the 11am Eucharist We welcome into the family of the Church, Henry Paul Reginald Burgess Interment of Ashes in the Memorial Garden at 12.45pm Gordon McRobbie Holy Baptism at 1.00pm We welcome into the family of the Church, James William Tate Monday… 7.30pm PCC meeting in St Peter's school hall. Baptism and Wedding Enquiries Please make your initial enquiry at the Hoggarth Room in the Parish Hall, Broadway. The office is staffed every Friday between 10am and 12 noon. Telephone 01772 713880. Banns of Marriage Nicola Jane Seddon & Richard Geoffrey Murch #3 Rachel Kathryn Kirkham Eves & Benjamin Fox #1 Friends of St. Peter's School Christmas Fair Saturday 29th November 11.00am-1.30pm at St. Peter's school All the usual stalls and Father Christmas. We hope to see you! Parish Christmas Fair Saturday 6th December 11.00am in the Parish Hall Entry by donation Let's see the whole Parish at this year's Christmas Fair! All the usual stalls will be there - books, toys, cakes, sweets, bottles, cards, raffle, tombola, plants, jewellery, raffles, lucky dips, hampers, Christmas puddings, even some early Christmas cheer! You won't go hungry as hot dogs and other tasty treats will be served. The bell-ringers will be there with their Christmassy music whilst you enjoy your lunch. Father Christmas has put us into his busy schedule and he'll be there until 12.00 noon to hear what the little ones would like to receive on Christmas Day. As with last year there will be no 'private' stalls, only those who donate all profit to the parish. PS: If anyone would like to make a cake (or a few small ones!) the Mothers Union would be very pleased to sell them as part of their traditional cake stall. Ho-Ho-Ho!!! Teddy-Bola at the Christmas Fair Do you want to make space in your house? Could you part with those soft toys the children don't want any more? We are hoping to do a Teddy Tombola stall at the Christmas Fair on 6th December and we need clean soft toys to put on the stall. This includes teddies or any other soft toys in good condition. Toys can be dropped off at 3 Cross Green Road, Fulwood PR2 9QU (just off Yewlands Ave) or phone Kath Finlayson on 01772 717277 and we'll collect them. Books Wanted for the Book Stall at the Parish Christmas Fair on Saturday 6th December. Please bring them on the Day, or phone Paul Cross 719394 who can collect them. Remembrance Sunday Thank you… …to everyone who contributed to last Sunday's prayerful and dignified commemorations that took place in the worship centres cross the parish. Particular thanks go to the Churchwardens, Sidespersons, Uniformed Groups, Thomas for playing the Last Post, and the Choir at the 11am Service in our parish church. Your hard work ensured that the service, attended by over 500 people, ran smoothly and was very well received. Sides People and Christmas Fair Tombola It's that time of year again when Sides People are invited to contribute to the Tombola Stall. There are boxes at the worship centres for your contributions. Thanks in anticipation of your help. Advent at Blackburn Cathedral Saturday 29th November 2014, 10am-3pm An Advent Quiet Day: "The God who Comes" Led by Fr John Michael OFM and Rev’d Canon Dr Ian Stockton Sunday 7th December at 6.30pm "From Darkness to Light" An Advent Carol Service For more information please visit the Cathedral website: www.blackburncathedral.com Broughton WI Christmas Afternoon Tea Wednesday 26th November 1.30pm to 3.00pm at the Hall on Whittingham Lane. Raffle and stalls. Tickets £1 inc. tea and mince pie. The next Parish Lunch is at the Windmill Tavern, Salwick at 12.45pmmon 30th November For more details please phone Janet Huggan 718453 Organ Recital at Preston Minister Wednesday at 1.00pm David Scott-Thomas plays his final recital of this series. Everyone welcome! Church Flowers for Christmas Donations are welcomed and will be gratefully received for flowers for Christmas -- and throughout the year -- to decorate church. Parish Christingle Service Sunday 30th November at 4.00pm Please put the Christingle in your diary and spread the word among your family and friends. Start Advent as you mean to go on as you prepare to welcome Christ the Light of the World at Christmas. Proceeds of the Christingle service will support the work of The Children's Society. Sunday School Nativity Plays St John's: 11am on Sunday 14th December St Peter's: 9.30am on Sunday 21st December St Martin's: 9.30am on Sunday 21st December The Nativity will be the focal point of the morning worship in all three worship centres. Please support the children of our parish and their Sunday School leaders by giving them your presence, your prayers, and your praise! Choir Carol Concerts An informal evening of Readings and Carols for Audience and Choir Performances are on Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th December at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Broadway, Fulwood. Tickets: £6.00 for adults and £1.00 for children, including seasonal refreshments. Tickets are available from Mr Anthony Dean Tel. 01772 794851, or from any Chorister. Don’t leave booking until the last minute; there were a lot of disappointed people last year… …and remember to come in good voice! Anne's Famous Puddings…on sale in Church! Christmas Puddings: 2lb - £9.50; 1lb - £5.50; individual - £2 Sponge Puddings: chocolate, ginger, sticky toffee: All £5.50 All proceeds in aid of church funds. Thanks Anne!
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