17 December 2017 Advent 3
The All Saints Christmas Appeal: Coats4Calais
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O Lord Jesus Christ,
who at your first coming sent your messenger
to prepare your way before you:
grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries
may likewise so prepare and make ready your way
by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,
that at your second coming to judge the world
we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
This morning’s readings
Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11
1 Thessalonians 5.16-24
John 1.6-8, 19-28
This morning’s hymns
499, In the Lord I’ll ever be thankful, 336, 295, 10
Anthem: Benedictus - Stanford
4pm Christmas Carol Service
This Week’s Services & Groups
Monday to Friday at 9.15am
Monday to Thursday at 5pm
Thursday at 12.15pm
L’Arche Carol Service
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Knit & Natter, Sew & Chatter
Monday at 2pm
Bible Reading Group
Tuesday at 10am
24 December 2017
4th Sunday of Advent
8am Holy Communion
10.00am Sung Eucharist
2 Samuel 7.1-3
11.30pm Midnight Mass
Church closed from 26 December
Parish Office reopens 3 January 2018
Christmas Carol Service
Tonight at 4pm. Please invite friends and neighbours to our first service of Christmas.
All Saints Nativity Play
We are seeking adult as well as junior actors for this year’s production. We need to know who will be around on Christmas eve and Christmas day from amongst the children so that we can begin to build the cast list. Sign up in the welcome hall if you’d like to take part.
Rotas for Christmas services
Please sign up today to take part in our Christmas services: reading, welcoming, leading intercessions etc. Sign up sheets are in the welcome hall.
Foodbank Christmas Distribution
If you are willing and able to pack food parcels on 23 December please speak to Cathy.
The All Saints Ghillies Ball 2018
Saturday 13 January, 7-10.30pm. Please save the date and tell all your friends. This is a very enjoyable evening at the start of the new year, and a successful fundraiser for All Saints. Email email@example.com for tickets and details.
First Aid Training 2018
It is now three years since our last First Aid Training. There will be a new training course by St John’s Ambulance here on Saturday 27 January for three hours, starting at 10am. If you are new to first aid or wish to update please contact Carole Glasson at caroleglasson5@ gmail.com or on 07905288018. There are four places still available and these will be allotted on a first come basis.