MIDWEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 1st September 2021
‘Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Tomorrow - Thursday 2nd September
2.30pm (NOT 2.00pm): Service of Celebration for the life of Lycia SELLARS.
Sunday 5th September (14th after Trinity)
9.45am (not 10.00am): Family Service
11.00am: Holy Communion
Sunday 12th September (15th after Trinity)
9.45am: Family Service
Sunday 26th September: 11.00am - Withyham
Sunday 3rd October: 6.30pm - Blackham
Thank you to all those who came, some more than once. We had a steady stream of visitors virtually throughout the whole of the three days, some from quite far afield, and many compliments were made – some of which are written in our Visitors’ Book.
We were blessed with hardly a drop of rain.
A huge thank you to all those who arranged flowers, helped steward, ran the refreshment tent or helped in any other way including with advertising ; and especially to Kath Stillwell – whose idea the theme of the Commonwealth countries it was – to Jill Pardey and Mollie Packer.
We raised almost exactly £3,500 of which half has been given to Hospice in the Weald and half kept for the Church.
For your PRAYERS
The Persecuted Church: Christians in TURKMENISTAN - No. 23 on ‘Open Doors’ list. The persecution of Christians in this repressive Islamic state comes largely from the government and society. It is estimated that there are nearly 70,000 Christians in this Central Asian country of six million.
The Sick: Donald and Janice YONGE’s daughter Emma LOMAS; Chloe-Charlotte daughter of Choir member Anna-Marie CRAMPTON.
The Bereaved: the Family and Friends of Lycia SELLARS.
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2021
We shall be holding the annual Harvest Festival Service at St. Michael’s, Withyham on Sunday 26th September at 11.00am.
As in previous years, if you are able to donate any dry and tinned food for local families supported by Family Support Work, that would be much appreciated. It can either be brought to Church or left on the Rectory veranda.
We shall also be holding a Harvest Festival Service at All Saints, Blackham on Sunday 3rd October at 6.30pm.
Parish Registers – August 2021
On 14th August the marriage took place at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Withyham between Joel William HARROP and Louise Helen WILSON.
On 14th August, the interment of ashes took place in St. Michael’s Churchyard, Withyham of Frederick (‘Fred’) William STILLWELL of 48 Balls Green, Withyham who died on 19th May 2021 aged 85.