MID-WEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 20th September 2023
‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.’ (Isaiah 55:10-11)
Saturday 23rd September
12.30pm: Wedding (Ruth CLARK & Steven RUDKIN) + Choir
Sunday 24th September (16th after Trinity)
11.00am: Harvest Festival & Communion, Withyham led by the Bishop of Chichester
Regarding receiving communion, especially since the pandemic some have preferred to dip their wafers into the wine (‘intinction’). Please note that Bishop Martin is strongly opposed to this practice on theological grounds – sharing the ‘common cup’.
Please bring dry food or tins for Family Support Work.
Monday 25th September
Harvest Supper: POSTPONED – see below
Thursday 28th & Friday 29th September: CHURCH CLOSED whilst dislodged ceiling tiles are re-fixed. 11.00am Holy Communion on Friday CANCELLED.
Saturday 30th September
7.00pm: Concert in Withyham Church - ‘An Evening of Song’
Tickets £15 each from Sue Cooper or Gilly Halcrow.
Sunday 1st October
9.45am: Zoom, 11.00am Holy Communion, 6.30pm: Harvest Festival, Blackham
In the morning, continuing the Sermon Series on the 10 Commandments: the 4th
Sunday 15th October
12.15pm: after Matins, Harvest Lunch at The Rectory
The Kings Hall, Withyham
Next Village Lunch: Tomorrow 12.15 for 12.30pm.
For your PRAYERS
The Persecuted Church: Christians in MOZAMBIQUE. Believers in N. Mozambique are increasingly in danger from militant Islamic extremist groups, often based in neighbouring Somalia; thousands have been killed and Christians face daily threats of abduction or death.
Those in particular need of our prayers: Sheila JONES – on 9th October she moves to a care home in Edenbridge ‘for the foreseeable future’. Edenbridge Manor Care Home, Mont St Aignan Way, Edenbridge TN8 5FA + her current mobile number.
The Bereaved: The family and friends of those known to us.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH, BLACKHAM
All Saints Church, Blackham is open at weekends between Easter and Harvest, and for services.
PARISH REGISTERS - September 2023
FUNERAL - On 25th August a Service of Thanksgiving took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham for Susan (‘Sue’) Joyce SPURLING who died on 2nd August 2023 aged 85, preceded by cremation at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium, Tunbridge Wells.