Sunday 15th December 2019 – Advent 3
10.00am: 1st Reading: Isaiah 35: 1-10 (p.673)
Epistle: James 5: 7-10 (p.228)
Gospel: Matthew 11: 2-11 (p.10)
10.00am: Please see separate sheet
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.
The next ‘Prayers for Healing’ is on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. Marie
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.
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.
Christmas Fayre 2019: A huge thank you to everyone that helped provide support with setting up and clearing away on the Friday and Saturday, we can't do this mammoth task without your support. Thank you to everyone that supported the fayre stalls, and spent hours of their own time sorting, making, crafting, jamming, pickling and chutneying and baking and thank you to our new helper's this year. Thank you for all the items that were donated for the fayre it's great to see so much support from our congregation and local businesses in the area it's been fantastic. If anyone has a clear-out during the year, please think of us. We can store items provided that they are in small boxes with "Christmas fayre" written on the box please. God Bless you all and merry Christmas. Donna Williams.
Alpha Course 2020: Thursdays in the Oak Room at 8.00pm starting 16th January. The course is for anyone wishing to be confirmed, or anyone wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. Please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or if you would like to know more about the course, please speak to Revd. Ben.
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!
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 - email@example.com
Friends of St Bart's and St Anne's: We 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.
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, Deryk Vernon, Lucy Harris, Marion Collier.
Please Pray for: Those who have died:
Rosemary Stevens, Ian Abrahams, Valerie Salt, Anne Richardson, Shirley Hopkins,
What’s on this week?
Sunday 15th December
Parish Communion with Worship Band
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Come & Sing Christmas
Monday 16th December
Coffee Morning (Oak Room)
Prayers for Healing (Parish Office)
Tuesday 17th December
Little Acorns (Oak Room)
Highfields School Carol Service (Church)
Wednesday 18th December
Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)
RIP Valerie Joy Salt (Bushbury East Chapel)
RIP Anne Kathleen Richardson
Blue Christmas (Church)
Bible Study Group - Joshua 17 – 24 (Parish Office)
Thursday 19th December
Bears & Prayers Christmas Performance (Lady Chapel)
Butterflies Christmas Party (Oak Room)
Friday 20th December
St Bart’s School End of Term Service (Church)
Penn Hall School End of Term Service (Church)
Knit & Natter (Oak Room) & Service in Church at 3.00pm
St Anne’s Carol Service with Hand Bells
Saturday 21st December
Sunday 22nd December
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Carols by Candlelight