Notices for 3rd December: Advent Sunday
Don’t forget: This Saturday (2nd) is our Christmas Fair at 2pm. Sunday is Toy Sunday: we shall bless the toys donated at our services.
This Sunday: Advent 1:
- 8:00am BCP Holy Communion (in church)
- 9:30am Parish Communion (in church)
- 11:30am Café Church (Parish centre)
Readings this Sunday:
Isaiah 64.1-9 1 Corinthians 1.3-9 Mark 13.24-end
Prayer for the week: Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
What’s On This Week
For details of What’s on this week, go to our What’s On (calendar) page.
Please pray for:
Those who have asked for our prayers: Colin Baker, Cathy Cordery, Shirley Corti, Rebecca Cunningham, Simon Hood, George, Jannika Samuel, Pauline Smith, Guy Watt and Kath Weait.
Also for the families of Eric Dixon, Ronald Baston and Ian Watt, who have died recently.
Admission of Children to Communion. We are about to commence a congregations-wide conversation about whether to admit baptised children to Communion. Please do make time to attend an open meeting on Sunday 10th December at 10:45am when Yvonne Morris (Oxford Diocese) will explain the background and allow time for questions.
Centenary Planning: 2024 is the centenary of our church building. There is an open meeting at 2pm Wednesday 6th December, to discuss ideas and start planning. Please come along if interested.
Christmas PostCards are available to promote our Christmas services: please post through your neighbours’ letterboxes. They’ve been going fast – another 500 coming this weekend!
Scouts Post Box: It’s back this year, in the parish centre, last posting date is Thursday 14th December.
Recycling Point expansion. We now accept postage stamps (please cut off from envelope, leaving about 10mm around the stamp) and also clean plastic milk bottle tops (these can go in kerbside recycling, but Bob & Joy Abel collect them for a charity). Many thanks for all your contributions, keep them coming!
First Aid kit monitoring. We would be delighted if someone were willing to keep an eye on our First Aid kits and replenish as necessary. Speak to Joy Abel (or Revd Kevin) if you can help.
Wyfold Riding for the Disabled: Christmas Fayre Saturday 9th December 12-3pm,
Regular giving to St Barnabas. If you consider St Barnabas is your home church, please support our mission and ministry. The best way is to give regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme by clicking here. Or see the ‘Giving’ page on our website. Ask Richard Cunningham (our treasurer) or Revd Kevin for further details.
Updates from social media
The latest news from our Facebook group is shown below. More news can also be found on the PCC news page.
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