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Sunday Bulletin

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Sunday 14th January 2024 Holy Communion 8am (Book of Common Prayer): Ben

Sung Eucharist 10am (Common Worship): Ben

We Pray for the Sick: Christine, Darren, Danny, Lianne, Oscar, Imogen, Beryl H, Tracy, Colleen, Pat (Peters), Naomi, Sebastian, Linda


R.I.P: Howard Nolan


We Remember: Trevor Botting, Heather Forbes-Watson, Blanche Coates, Alexandra Blee, Christine Pullen, John & Winifred Chandler, Eric Arthur Holder

HYMNS

193 Hail to the Lord’s anointed

                         71     Brightest and best

                         287   Just as I am (Collection to be held during this hymn)

                         395   Of the Father’s love begotten

            283   Joy to the world CARING AND SHARING: The tin is on the font for any donations.

 

PCC MEETING: Tuesday the 16th at St Anne's at 7pm: Please pray for the meeting as we meet to discuss our shared life together, our outreach and our worship.

 

SILENT PRAYER: There is NO Silent Prayer this week. It will return on Tuesday the 23rd of January at 7pm.

 

CARITAS: Our contemplative evening service returns next month, shared across our three churches. The first Caritas service will be at St Anne's on Sunday the 18th of February at 6:30pm. It will be a contemplative communion service.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: In our morning prayer readings we had Matthew's account of Jesus clearing the temple (21:12-14) when he says "My house shall be called a house of prayer". In Matthew's account it then says, 'The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them.' The act of clearing the temple is the act of clearing the human heart so as to make a space for God. Once we have made that space we can also allow God's healing love and presence to fill us. Always worth noticing the subtle differences in how each gospel treats a scene we think we know. We often miss the telling, transformative details. In Matthew's version the clearing of the temple and the curing of the sick are one great loving act of grace.

 

LEWES FESTIVAL OF SONG WINTER RECITAL: Saturday 20th January, St Anne's, 7:30pm: Join us for a very special Winter Warmer this January, the first of our concerts for 2024: a recital by Brindley Sherratt with pianist Sergei Rybyn, and Leon Bosch on double bass. Tickets £20.00 (Under-26s free entry). For more information and to book tickets, go to: https://www.lewesfestivalofsong.co.uk

 

ST ANNE'S WEBSITE: www.stanneslewes.org.uk - This is a reminder that our website offers resources for our growth in discipleship. On the website you can now find recent sermons collated in one place under the tag sermons. Also, we have a regular slot called Spiritual Reflections which aims to look at questions of faith in a fresh, imaginative way. Contact Ashley or Ben if you can't find the content.


ONLINE AND CARD TRANSACTIONS: Donations can also be made through our website (the DONATE button is in the top right-hand corner of every page).

 

A MESSAGE FROM BEN


Please feel free to phone me or drop me an email. I'll be delighted to hear from you. My contact details are:


Rev'd Ben Brown, 01273 933357, email: rectorstanneslewes@gmail.com

 

DIARY

The Church website www.stanneslewes.org.uk has a diary, showing all the dates of things happening within the church. Click on "What's On" and select "Diary".

 

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If you would like anything added to the Notices, please speak to Ashley. ashley.price@sky.com - 01273 409410


(For items to be on next Sunday's sheet, please supply to me by Thursday)

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