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Published on Friday, 6 December 2019 18:44

Sunday 8th December 2019 – Advent 2

Our Readings:

10.00am: 1st Reading: Isaiah 11: 1-10 (p.650)

Epistle: Romans 15: 4-13 (p.159)

Gospel: Matthew 3: 1-12 (p.2)

5.30pm: Lesson 1: Isaiah 5: 8 -end (p.644)

Lesson 2: Acts 13: 13-41 (p.128)

Our Hymns:

10.00am: 282, 527, 428, 221 Communion Hymns: 67, 45

5.30pm: 3, 55, 10

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.

Mothers’ Union Carol Service - Wednesday 11th DecemberEveryone is welcome. Mince pies and coffee served afterwards.

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.

Christmas Fayre Refreshments:BIG thank you to all our many helpers who did such a wonderful job last Saturday helping with refreshments and in the sandwich area.As always it is such a busy day, not just during the Fayre but setting up before and clearing away afterwards. Thank you to everyone who provided cakes for the refreshment area - we had a lovely selection. We are very grateful to you all.With our best wishes Jill and Margaret

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.

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.

The Parish Magazine: I hope you are all enjoying the December’s copy of the Parish Magazine. Please can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part in making the magazine a success over 100 years. Please can I thank all editors, proof readers, printers, distributors and readers for all their hard work. Preb. Ben and a grateful Parish.

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 perform 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 next ‘Prayers for Healing’ is on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. Marie

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, Bernard Webster, Chris Finch.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Rosemary Stevens, Ian Abrahams, Nellie Grosvenor, Valerie Salt, Anne Richardson.

What’s on this week?

Sunday 8th December

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship and Holy Baptism in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Evensong

Monday 9th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

10.00am

Coffee Morning (Oak Room)

Tuesday 10th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.00am

Little Acorns (Oak Room)

9.30am/1.30pm

Painting in Penn (Church Hall)

10.00am

Ashes Interment RIP Cedric Lewis (Churchyard)

1.45pm

RIP Nellie Grosvenor (Church/Penn Cemetery)

6.00pm

School KS1 Performance in Church

Wednesday 11th December

9.15am

Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

10.30am

Mothers’ Union Carol Service (Church)

1.30pm/6.30pm

Painting in Penn (Oak Room)

6.00pm

School Lower KS2 Performance in Church

7.30pm

Bible Study Group - Joshua 9 – 16 (Parish Office)

Thursday 12th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

2.00pm

Butterflies’ Worship (Oak Room)

6.00pm

School Upper KS2 Performance in Church

Friday 13th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

Saturday 14th December

9.00am

Morning Prayer

5.30pm

Holy Communion

Sunday 15th December

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Come & Sing Christmas