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Publish date Published on Friday, 29 November 2019 20:51
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Sunday 1st December 2019 – Advent 1

Our Readings:

10.00am:            1st Reading:  Isaiah 2: 1-5 (p.641) 

                             Epistle:          Romans 13: 11-end (p.158)

                             Gospel:          Matthew 24: 36-44 (p.26)

5.30pm:              Please see separate sheet                                 

Our Hymns:

10.00am:         480, 438, 405,709              Communion Hymns:  841, 8                      5.30pm:           Please see separate sheet

Donations: Thank you all so much for your donations which are always appreciated and much needed.  Special request for a fridge/freezer please. Always in demand are clothes (for all ages and sizes), household and kitchen items, towels and bedding, children’s toys and books, toiletries and sanitary products.  If you are unable to drop your donation at church I am happy to arrange a time to collect it from you. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please contact Annette Souter on Tel: 07952 777998 or Annette_souter@hotmail.com   Annette attends St Bart's Knit & Natter.

Compton Hospice Christmas Quiz – Number 30:      IT’S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!!!

Norman Schofield’s Annual Competition in aid of Compton Hospice. Please support the cause, and if you would, take a few copies for friends and colleagues.

Copies are available from Norman. 

Friends of St Bart's and St Anne's: We now have packs of lovely Christmas cards available for you to purchase with all proceeds going towards the Friends of St Bart’s and St Anne’s who support our wonderful Choir and contribute directly to maintaining our magnificent Churches. The pack of 8 cards (2 copies of 4 different pictures) will cost £4. The packs can be obtained from Sue in the Parish Office 01902 576809, Revd Ben or Anne Edwards  (01902 337478). The cards are all festive photos from in and around St Bart’s and have been taken by a member of our congregation.

Police Community Support Officers: Over the next few months our local officers will be making appointments via the church office to meet all our hirers and church groups.

All groups will be notified of the date and time that the officers will be arriving to visit your group. This new initiative within PCSO is to get to know the local community better and support and address any issues that you may have. Next year we will be having an Open Day in the hall as a Community Support Day and will be advertised locally with PCSO.  Donna

St Bartholomew’s School Applications: Could parents please give us a brief history of their worship at St Bart’s, along with the Supplementary Information Form, so that we can accurately complete the form.  We check all of the applications carefully for accuracy.

Notice for magazine distributors: The December magazines and newsletters are now available for collection from church. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work distributing the magazine over the years.         God bless, Sarah.

Our bi-monthly newsletter is now underway; we are looking for new and exciting ideas for content. If you have any suggestions for news articles, features, or general information you'd like to see included please email them over to magazine@stbarts.org.uk    The cut-off for our January edition is 9th December, but general ideas are welcome at any time.       Many thanks, Sarah. Newsletter editor. 

Come Sing Christmas!

Two Events... 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15th 2019

Scratch Choir Rehearsal 2.00pm. OR Concert 5.30pm

Come sing Christmas "Scratch choir" Join us 2pm for fun rehearsals and sing with us in all of the items for the Carol concert later that day. Gaudette, Shepherds' Farewell, Torches and more plus the singalong ones. 

"Scratch Choir" is a community choir that draws people from all backgrounds and walks of life. If you have an interest in singing and performing songs, (even if previously, only in the shower!), then come sing with Bart's bonanza of Christmas carols and songs. Music Provided. Any voice welcome, no prior experience needed. Tickets £6 in advance.  (raising funds for choir tour next year) Book your place now!

Or

Come Sing Christmas - The Concert at 5.30pm Sit back and enjoy the Choir preform a mixture of old and new Christmas carols and songs, Plus some for you to sing too. 12 Days of Christmas, The Snowman, Once in Royal & many more. 

Tickets £3 available in advance or on the door. (funds towards Choir tour next year)Tickets: Bart's Office, Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 5JBTel: 01902 576809  or email -  office@stbarts.org.uk

The Church will be floodlit on the evening of Tuesday 3rdDecember

Much loved and missed the beautiful Jessica Lauren Hoke “For ever 23” 

Please Pray for: Those for whom extra prayer is needed:

Alice Corbett,  Pearl Kendrick,  Anthony Smith,  Pauline Smith,  Jean Griffiths,  Katrina Jones,  Kenneth Jordan,  Dennis French,  David Kingston,  Andrea Bradley,  Sarah  Bayliss,

Thomas Griffiths,  Judith Moreton,  Richard Matherson,  Brian Hopson,  Lucy Harris, 

Marion Collier.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Margo Etchells,  Terry Vicarstaff,  Rosemary Stevens,  June Rudler,  Ian Abrahams, 

Nellie Grosvenor,  Anne Richardson.

 

What’s on this week?

 

Sunday 1st December

 

 

 

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

2.30pm

Holy Baptism Service

5.30pm

Advent Carol Service

 

 

 

Monday 2nd December

 

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.45am

Bears & Prayers (Lady Chapel)

10.00am

Coffee Morning (Oak Room)

12.15pm

RIP June Rudler (Bushbury East Chapel)

 

 

 

Tuesday 3rd December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.00am

Little Acorns (Oak Room)

9.30am/1.30pm

Painting in Penn (Church Hall)

10.00am

RIP Terry Vickerstaff (Bushbury East Chapel)

 

 

 

Wednesday 4th December

9.15am

Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

1.30pm/6.30pm

Painting in Penn (Oak Room)

1.45pm

School Early Years Performance in Church

7.30pm

Bible Study Group - Joshua 1-8 (Parish Office)

                 

 

 

Thursday 5th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

10.30am

School Early Years Performance in Church

2.00pm

Butterflies’ Worship (Oak Room)

 

 

 

Friday 6th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

1.00pm

Knit & Natter (Oak Room)

8.00pm

Friday Night Youth Group (Church Hall)

 

 

                                                            

Saturday 7th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

5.30pm

Holy Communion

 

 

 

Sunday 8th December

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion 

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Evensong