17 November 2019 - 2nd Sunday before Advent & Baptisms
whose blessed Son was revealed
to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory
we may be made like him in his
eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
This morning’s hymns
466, 394, 353, For the healing of the nations, 476
O taste and see - Vaughan Williams
Welcome to the families and friends of Sebastian and
Robyn being baptised today
This week’s services & groups
Monday to Friday at 9.15am
Tuesday at 7.30pm (in the Lady Chapel)
Wednesday at 10am (in the Lady Chapel)
Thursday at 12.15pm
Knit & Natter, Sew & Chatter
Monday at 2pm
Bible Reading Group
Tuesday at 10am
Theology Reading Group
Wednesday at noon
(contact Patricia Hughes on 020 8670 3052 for location)
Community Coffee Morning
Thursday at 10.30am
Friday at 10.15am
Next Sunday: Christ the King
8am Holy Communion
10am Sung Eucharist
6.30pm Taizé Contemplative Service
Raising Funds for Sing4ALL
Upcycled Christmas cards and gift tags are on sale today. All proceeds to this very popular community choir for older people.
Bach's treatment of Christian themes
Organ Lecture Recital given by Stephen Davies tonight at 7.30pm following Evensong. Audience participation required: singers welcome.
Advent Quiet Morning
To be held this Saturday 23 November here at All Saints with Sr Regula Hug. This will begin with coffee available at 9am to start by 9.30 and will finish by 12.30.
All Saints Men’s Group
All are welcome to a “crisp supper” at The Rosendale next Sunday beginning with a 30 minutes discussion in an upstairs room on the theme Does every man need a shed: retreat in daily life. The meeting is directly after the Taizé Contemplative Service.
Election Assembly Thursday 28 November at Brixton Hill Methodist Church 6.30-8.30. Candidates will be asked about housing issues and the cost of citizenship fees. We are asked to select a third issue from the following: Carbon neutral targets by 2030, ESOL funding and strategy and tackling hate crime, or refunding youth services. Which do you think is the most important? Please let Cathy know so that she can pass it on. Please do come to the assembly as we need at least 10 delegates to attend from ASWD.
Invitation to Wendy’s Licensing
All members of All Saints are invited to the Licensing of Wendy Stephens by Bishop Christopher as the Diocese's first Licensed Lay Pastoral Minister, on Thursday 12 December at 8pm here at All Saints. Please sign up in the Welcome Hall.
Saturday 14 December at 11am. Help needed to set up on Friday. Details to follow.
The Robes Project Winter Night Shelter
at St Luke’s West Norwood
A roast chicken supper on 21 December will be provided in partnership with the Rosendale. We are asked to sponsor a meal. Please see Cathy for further details.
Save the date
The Annual All Saints Ghillies Ball is on Saturday 11 January 2020.
There was a formal launch of the enlarged warehouse last Wednesday and the Foodbank is becoming an increasingly efficient operation. However, whilst extremely well stocked in pasta and tea, they desperately need Size 5 nappies, tins of corned beef, tinned potatoes, and pasta sauces. Details about the Christmas list and distribution will follow next week.
Thanks to all who helped with last week’s Junior Church bowling trip.