MID-WEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 16th November 2022
‘Those who cherish understanding will prosper …. Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.’ (Proverbs 19:8, 20)
Sunday 20th November (Sunday Next before Advent)
Deadline for December /January Double Issue Parish Magazine
Saturday 26th November
From 10.00am – Annual Withyham Churchyard Clear-up; simple lunch available.
Sunday 27th November
9.45am: Half Hour Service
4.00pm: Advent Carol Service, St. John’s, Crowborough, followed by refreshments
The Kings Hall, Withyham
Weekly Activity Time Tuesdays – 2.30-4.00pm
Monthly Friday Café: 9th December 10.30am-12noon
Next Lunch: Thursday 15th December 12.15 for 12.30pm
Christmas Quiz: Friday 25th November 7.30 for 8.00pm, £10 with supper
Christmas Market: Saturday 26th November 11.00am-4.00pm
Blackham Village Market, Village Hall – 1st Sat. of each month 10am-12noon
Please continue to support this important local charity, either whilst shopping or leave items in the basket at the back of Church.
For your PRAYERS
The Persecuted Church in JORDAN: Despite many being able to enjoy relatively high levels of religious freedom compared to other Middle Eastern countries, persecution remains a very real possibility for Christians in Jordan.
Those in particular need of our prayers: Janice YONGE. On Sunday Donald wrote,
‘Janice had her operation on Tuesday morning - a metal rod inserted in her right leg from hip to knee. The break was a bad one aggravated by the poor quality of her bones, which will also affect her speed of healing.
Since then, she has made slow progress but is now able to walk a little bit in her room and sit in a chair for a while. But she has picked up a UTI and chest infection and is on antibiotics. She is still in considerable pain and not sleeping very well.’
The Bereaved: The family and friends Pat TAYLOR (funeral here tbc) and Micky LEE (funeral here 6 Dec.).
On 24th September the christening took place at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Withyham of Bo Hugo John ASSARSSON, son of Ross and Pauline.
St. Michael and All Angels Church looked wonderful with all the autumnal flowers arrangements for the Harvest Festival on 25th September. Thank you to those who bought flowers and greenery to do their arrangements.
Thank you also to those who donated so generously to the charity, Family Support Work, which is much needed and much appreciated at this time of year.
The Christmas altar frontal has been taken to the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. We are awaiting a quote to repair the existing embroidery because we would rather preserve our special altar frontal than purchase a new one.
The annual Withyham churchyard clear up will take place on Saturday November 26th from 10am, by which time we hope that all the leaves will be down. A simple lunch will be provided for those who would like some, on the Rectory veranda.
Richard Halcrow & Jill Pardey