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VICAR’S MESSAGES

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Some thank yous:

Thank you so much to all of you who contribute to the life of the church in so many ways! This week particularly:

Richard Symonds, assisted by Lyn Astridge, who has updated the log book.

To Paula for dealing with all the Stewardship paperwork.

To Margaret for counting out flyers, attending meetings, and taking Communion to residents in Glen Arun.

To everyone who came to Glen Arun to sing carols and those who helped out with cleaning and maintenance yesterday.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE – to deliver Christmas flyers in the roads around the church and to take posters to shops.

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HORSHAM CHURCHES TOGETHER CHRISTMAS EVENT

SATURDAY, 16th DECEMBER 2017 11am-4pm

11am -11.45am Children’s Musical Nativity with Little Notes (Carfax Bandstand)

12noon-3.15pm Christmas Concert (Carfax Bandstand) Would you like to make a musical contribution?

12noon-3.15pm Family Nativity Trail (Horsham Town Centre locations) Would your Church members like to form one of the Nativity scenes?

3.30-4pm Horsham Churches Together Carol Service (Carfax Bandstand) Would you like to Steward at the event?

STOP PRESS

The following volunteers are still needed:

First Aiders – to be available during the event

Liaison person between the donkey handlers and the Mary and Joseph team at the Carfax Amphitheatre from 11.30am-3.15pm

Messy Christmas – one more person to help in Swan Walk from 1.30-3.30pm Camel costume – two adults to dress up in camel costume during Children’s Musical Nativity 11am-11.45am, and (optional) walk around Swan Walk from 12noon-3.15pm

Bandstand stewards

Please contact Rosemary Couchman if you are able to help. Thank you.

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CHRISTMAS AT ST LEONARD’S

Sunday 17th December – 5.30pm

Carol Service, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Volunteers needed to help serve this please.

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INTERCESSORS

We need one or two more people willing to do Intercessions during the Sunday service. You would not have to do them more than once a month; there is a set pattern of things to pray for and if you need help Margaret or Natalie would be willing to guide you. Please let Margaret know if you can help.

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CHRISTMAS TREE

Would anyone like to erect and decorate our Christmas tree this year? Everything you need will be provided and it needs to be in place by the Carol Service on 17th December.
Please let us know if you can help.

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CLEANING ROTA

 We are in the fortunate position of having a lovely Church building which can be used by our community, and as you know, due to the heavy usage of the hall we pay a cleaner to come in and keep things under control! However, because of rising costs, the DCC has decided that we will need to start cleaning the church and the Peter Apted room ourselves (keeping the cleaner for the Hall, toilets and kitchen only.) This will not be an arduous job, and if we have enough people no one will have to do it very often. It’ll be just having a tidy, hoovering the sanctuary and Peter Apted room, and dusting around. Please sign the list by the door if you can help. Many thanks.

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CHICHESTER DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING WEBSITE

Please have a look at this – it gives a lot of useful information

www.Safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

There is an old Christian tradition
with a special message to deliver,with a special song to sing for others,
with a special act of love to bestow.

No one else can speak my message,
or sing my song,
or offer my act of love.
They are entrusted only to me.

(John Powell, Jesuit priest & author)

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HORSHAM REPAIR CAFÉ

Held on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Friends Meeting House in Worthing Road from 10.00am – 12.30. See the notice for more details.

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WINTERSHALL NATIVITY PLAY

Benedict is organising a trip to this for Friday 15th December. The performance starts at 7.00pm and is a very worthwhile event. Adults £18, Children £9, family (2 adults, 2 children) £50. Transport will be by car and Benedict will put a sign-up sheet out for people attending and lifts. The deadline for booking was 20th August and if more than 15 people go there may be a discount on the tickets. For more information about the performance check the web site https://www.wintershall-estate.com/events/wintershall-nativity-play/

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