All are Welcome
Sunday 19th November 2023 Holy Communion 8am (Book of Common Prayer): Judith
Sung Eucharist 10am (Common Worship): Judith
We Pray for the Sick: Imogen, Beryl H, Tracy, Colleen, Pat (Peters), Naomi, Sebastian, Linda
We Remember: Harry Forder, Samuel Burrows (Priest), Ronald Hook (Priest), Lindsay Fennemore,
Ron Bishop, Peony Helena Shears, Philip Rudolph
231 I heard the voice of Jesus 94 Come, let us join our cheerful songs 188 Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (Collection will be during this hymn) 126 Father, we love you 76 Christ is made the sure foundation
THIS EVENING: CARITAS, St Thomas 6:30pm: Come to the last of this year's contemplative services across our churches this evening. Poems and prayer at St Thomas. Peter Shears is leading this. Caritas will return in the new year.
PRAYER: St. Anne's is a church dedicated and shaped by prayer. On Tuesday our service of contemplative prayer returns at 7pm. There is also our service of morning prayer, 9:15am Mon-Fri.
GENESIS: a text for the spiritual life. The first of three sessions will begin on Monday the 4th of December at 11am. The first session is 'Where are you?' Human alienation from the divine in the Eden myth. A revised poster will be available shortly.
SHARE THE WARMTH: Family Support Work has launched its winter campaign to support households in Sussex who are living in fuel poverty this year. If you are able to share some or all of your winter fuel payment, donation cards are at the back of the church.
STAMPS: Bring your old postage stamps to church for collection. There is a plastic wallet on the Notices board you can put them in. They are used to raise money for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.
TOY SERVICE (FSW), Sunday 3rd December. Family Support Work are looking for toys and other gifts appropriate to ages 5-8 and 9-11. All gifts please should be new and unwrapped so that practitioners can select the most appropriate presents for their caseload children.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK. This week there were two magical readings from Thursday's Holy Communion. The first was from Wisdom of Solomon where wisdom is described, 'she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.' It also says wisdom is 'unique, manifold, subtle, mobile.' These beautiful words come from chapter 7 of wisdom. The words take us into a new state of consciousness, a Spirit-shaped consciousness if you like. The second reading was from Luke. It was one of the supreme examples of Jesus' mystical teaching where he says, 'the kingdom of God is within you' (17:21). If we can learn to awaken this inner kingdom, and it is hard and there are many ways to do so, we might discover some of that depth of wisdom which is expressed in Wisdom.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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