The Second Sunday of Advent – 6th December 2020 – Notices & Prayers

The Second Sunday of Advent – 6th December 2020 – Notices & Prayers
4th December 2020 Joanna Turner

Prayers this week for:

Those who are sick:

Richard Gunton, Revd. Les Rees, Bev, Mark Wilson, Lisa, Martha

Those who have died:

Josephine Windley, Vesta Harper

Those remembered at this time:

Doreen Showell, James Harry Howell, Irene Joan Matthews

 

We give thanks for the prospect of a vaccine being available, for those who have worked to develop it, and for those who will deliver it.

We remember those who are homeless and pray for organisations and individuals who are able to provide food and shelter for them.

 

2020

Hamstall Kings Bromley Mavesyn

Yoxall

6thDecember 10am HC  FF 4pm Service of Light KB
9th December 10am  HC FF
13th Dec

Advent 3

11.15am HC   DS 6.30pm Carol Service KB 10am  HC    MP
20th Dec

Advent 4

4pm Village Carol Service MB 11.30am HC    MB 4pm Crib/Christingle MP
24th Dec

Christmas Eve

8pm Midnight Mass DS for 3 Parishes 11pm Midnight Mass  MB
25th Dec

Christmas Day

10am HC for 3 Parishes DS 8am HC MB

10am Family Communion MP

27th December 10.30am UNITED BENEFICE SERVICE Mavesyn Ridware  MB

 

Traidcraft

Although we have not been able to have the Traidcraft stall in church over the last few months, we have still been selling items from our store and several of you have bought goods we have in stock (especially chocolate!). We are now having a new consignment of goods so if anyone wishes to purchase Traidcraft items please let us know on 01543 472761 or lizandmike.83@btinternet.com. We shall be having a fresh supply of tea; coffee; chocolate; biscuits; dried fruit (remember Christmas is approaching) Toilet rolls; Kitchen roll; Muesli and we are also having some Divine Chocolate Advent Calendars, which also contain the Christmas story. We also have a supply of Traidcraft catalogues if you would like to look at one for yourselves. Just get in touch. Liz and Mike

 

Pathway

During Advent, we collect toys and gifts for women and children at the Pathway Refuge in Lichfield. We are not able to have the usual table in St. Peter’s church for you to bring your donations. Pathway are still in need of these items and we will be collecting them until the 13th December, after which they will be taken to the Refuge. NEW toys and gifts only please, and do leave them unwrapped.

You can either deliver them to 83 Lightwood Road; ‘phone 472761 for collection or bring them to St. Peter’s church on Sunday 13th  December following the morning service. The church will be open until 1.00 pm for your donations.

 

Crib/Christingle Service 4 pm on 20th December

We are able to hold a Crib/Christingle Service this year but due to Covid restrictions, it will be on Sunday 20th December at 4pm.  Numbers will be severely restricted and so we will be issuing tickets.  Please apply to Liz Binsley for tickets if you want to come along (01543 472761).  We are hoping to live stream the service so that others can take part remotely.  We will all be making Christingles as part of the service and so you will need to bring along the ‘ingredients’. A list will be issued with the tickets.  If you have any queries, please contact Rev Marilyn.

 

Carol singing

We will not be able to hold a Carol Service this year as we are still not allowed to sing in Church.  We are hoping to arrange a Carol singing ‘event’ so please watch out for notices in village noticeboards, the weekly notice sheets, on Facebook, and on the webpages.

 

Children’s Society Boxes

Please note that I will not be collecting the Children’s Society Boxes until January 2021. Due to Covid19 restrictions, I will collect the Boxes directly from your home at a time convenient to you. Please do not deliver the boxes to Rosie, Cynthia or Viv. Deanne.

 

Midnight Mass

Because of Covid restrictions, we will need to issue tickets for the Midnight Mass service.  Please contact Liz Binsley (01543 472761)

 

Face coverings in church are now a legal requirement just as they are required in supermarkets and other places. Yes, we all know that they are uncomfortable and difficult to wear, they steam up your glasses and it feels hard to breathe. But we do this to protect each other from the transmission of the virus. During the pandemic lockdown, we have been accustomed to making sacrifices to protect the well-being of others. This is a little thing that we can do to protect our Christian community from Covid-19.

 

Notice Sheets from Kings Bromley, Hamstall Ridware and Mavesyn Ridware

In addition to the Notice sheet for Yoxall, we will be sending out the Notice sheets for the other Churches in our Benefice each week so that we can all pray for one another at this time.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, KINGS BROMLEY

ST NICHOLAS, MAVESYN RIDWARE

ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, HAMSTALL RIDWARE

 

Contact Details

Rev Marilyn 07889372275 or 01889 624127 or marilyn.peters@hotmail.com

Rev Mike on 01543 472761 or lizandmike.83@btinternet.com

Items for notices for next Sunday to Sue Piper by Wednesday please ~  email susanpiper@hotmail.co.uk (Tel 472314)