Weekly Notices for 28th February – 6th March 2021

This pew sheet is also being emailed to all members of the All Saints’ email database. If you would like to be added to this database please email allsaintsinfo55@gmail.com

Any notices to be included in the Pew Sheet should be emailed to Karen in the church office by 10 am on Thursday.

Face Coverings – must be worn in church. Please bring one with you or there are some available to purchase.

Live Streaming of Services – Live streaming of the Sunday and Wednesday Eucharist services and Morning and Evening Prayer services will continue to be available on the All Saints’ Facebook page.

Faith Online – Telephone 01689 495014 to listen to extracts from the Sunday and Wednesday Services by choosing from the six options available (i.e  Lord’s Prayer, Gospel Reading, Psalm, Anthem, Hymn, Sermon).

Church Office – Karen is currently working from home but may be contacted by email or telephone.

 Sunday Coffee by Zoom at 11.15 a.m – If you are missing chatting to everyone after the service on a Sunday, then please make yourself a hot drink and dial in to the Sunday Coffee Zoom call at 11.15 am.  Separate ‘rooms’ can be set up so smaller groups of people can speak to each other rather than the whole congregation attempting to talk at once.  For further details, please email Lesley Birse on smasorpington@gmail.com.
If you would like to contribute to our fund for natural disasters – generated from coffee money, you can make a bank transfer to 60-16-03 14123924 marked “Coffee money”.  We have used up the money we had collected supporting coronavirus so even small gifts would be welcomed.

Giving to the Church – As we are not able to attend services at the moment, you are encouraged to support the parish by making a donation.  One-off donations can be made via our website www.allsaintsorpington.org.uk.  There is a “Donate now” link in the right hand column on the front page of the site.  Regular donations can be given through the stewardship scheme.

Please contact David Laker (01689 834820, david.laker@outlook.com) for details.

Home Communion – If you have been unable to attend church services and would like to receive Holy Communion, the Vicar and Lay Ministers will be able to bring the sacrament to you. Please phone the Church Office (01689 832031) to request a visit.

Magazine  please send your articles for the magazine to Gill at gill.sinclair@outlook.com

Any church member in need of help should please contact John Pentlow on j.pentlow@btinternet.com John will try to co-ordinate help for you.

 New prayer requests should be sent to the church office on allsaintsorpington@gmail.com

In Need of our Prayers
we pray for

Daily Lenten prayer for healing: Lord, look upon us with eyes of mercy, may your healing hand rest upon us, may your life giving powers flow into every cell of our bodies and into the depths of our souls, cleansing, purifying, restoring us to wholeness and strength for your service. Amen.

 We pray for Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Stephen, Bishop James, Bishop Simon, Archdeacon Paul and John our Area Dean. We pray for the Queen, the Prime Minister, Parliament and our local government.  We pray for all NHS staff, social care agencies and key workers who continue to serve the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. We also pray for those who are seeking employment.

 Please pray for the schools linked to All Saints: Sunny Kids Pre-school, Perry Hall and Blenheim Primary schools, Harris Academy, Bromley Beacon Academy and St Olave’s CoE Grammar School.  For the staff, the pupils and their families.

 In the Anglican Cycle of prayerPray for Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America.

 In the Diocesan Cycle of prayer – Pray for Rochester Cathedral
Dean: The Very Rev Dr Philip Hesketh; Chapter Clerk: Simon Lace

we also pray for
(those in bold have been recently added)

All affected by Covid-19, Jean Barbour, David Blackman, Caprice Chislett, Andre Compton,
Des and Eileen Coulson,  Pat Cutter, Emily Dixon, Fiona and Cliff Earl, Richard Fraser,
Jean Fribence, Brenda Gooding,
Ralph Ingram, Brian and Julia Jeffery, Lisa Kent, Carol King, Jenny Luchmun, Kath Misselbrook,  Vivien Nicholas, Dennis & Elsie Page, Heather Parker, Victoria Pentlow, Noah Russell,
Jenny Scrivener, Andy Skinner, Mary Stumpf,  Giselle Taylor, Paul Taylor, May Too, Toby Too, Simon Ward,
Ron White, John Williams, Ann Wright, Roma Wright, Rachel, Scott

Those who have died recently – may they rest in peace and rise in glory

Henry Carey, June Collins,  Chand Cootherpermal, Peter Cunningham, and Evelyn Reynolds

Anniversaries of the deaths of loved ones

John (Jack) Fletcher, Robert (Bob) Jones, John White, Elsie Bradford, Sylvia Sexton, George & Gladys Hawkins, Alfred Bull, Brian Harry Gray, Muriel Hiles, Henry & Agnes (Nelly) Dell, Phyllis Hedges

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Gayle & Ellis Brookes, James

Notices

Vicar’s Thought for the Day – Faith in God can keep a person grounded in the midst of uprooting.

Prayers for those affected by Coronavirus – will continue throughout February on
http://www.churchofengland.org/resources/prayer-nation.  They will also be available to listen to on Faith Online (01689 495014).

Young Saints – will now be meeting via Zoom. If you would like to join them, please contact Catherine King (836066 or youth.allsaintsorpington@gmail.com).

Wednesday Eucharist – Gill is playing some recorded hymns during the Wednesday Eucharist.  Do you have a favourite hymn that you would like included?  If so, let her know what it is and she will try and play it for you, so that you can contribute to the service.

Lenten Book Study – Tuesday Evenings 6pm – 7 pm discussing “The Nail,” by Archbishop Stephen of York.  Hard copies or kindle version available.  Please contact the parish office to sign up and the dial in codes will be emailed to you.

The Stations of the Cross are an ancient form of Christian devotion, inviting us on a virtual pilgrimage in Jesus’ footsteps, recalling and reflecting on key moments on his journey to the cross. Each illustrated station with accompanying prayers will be on our website as well as our Facebook page for personal devotion during Lent. These sessions are streamed from the Church at 5 pm each Sunday in Lent.

Telephone Contact List – The PCC would like to collect telephone numbers for parishioners to help us all keep in contact.  A copy of the list would be held by the clergy and Lay Ministers, the PCC Secretary, the Electoral Roll officer and the Parish Office but contacts from the list would be passed onto other PCC members for the purpose of contacting people, especially during lockdown.  Telephone numbers would not be passed on to anyone else without prior approval.  If you are happy for the church to have your contact details please give your telephone number to Jean (871925) or the Parish Office.

Peter Cunningham RIP: Peter’s funeral will be held on Friday 5th March at 2 pm.  Due to Covid, this will be attended by immediate family only and will not be livestreamed.  At the request of the family, rather than flowers, any donations in memory of Peter are invited to be given to: The Michael Project – https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/15914 (Donations via this link will go to All Saints and we will pass them on to the Michael Project.) or WaterAid – https://petercunningham.muchloved.com/

Marion is hoping to arrange a thanksgiving service in celebration of Peter’s life at a later date when all will be welcome.  Marion, Hilary and David are very grateful indeed for all the cards, letters, prayers, offers of help and messages of sympathy and condolence received – they are very much appreciated and have been a great source of comfort.

Electoral Roll-  this is being revised before the APCM on 18 April.  In order to vote at the APCM, or stand for the PCC you need to be on the electoral roll. If you are not on the current electoral roll and would like to join please complete a form and return before 22 March. Forms and further information are available from Jean Reeve (01689 871925, jean@preeve.plus.com)

Work on the Church Building – Work has started to renew the damp proof course round the church windows following the grant we have obtained from Historic England. The works should be finished by Easter.

Churchyard Group – will not meet during lockdown.  This will be reviewed as and when further government guidance is given.

Streaming of Services –  Our streamed services have been welcomed by many, some of whom have found them an essential part of their continued mental well-being.  Your donations have raised £1,500 of the £7,500 we need to purchase equipment to provide this service permanently.  If you have enjoyed or benefited from our streamed services, please help us by donating on https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/15668/ or send a cheque payable to All Saints to theChurch Office.

Matty the Dog – One of our Young Saints, James Miotti-Ho, has written and illustrated a book, Matty the Dog, which is now available to buy on amazon.  James has kindly offered to donate all profits from the sale of this book to our current fundraiser, the livestreaming equipment.  Well done James, and thank you too.  The link to purchase the book is: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08RRJYRZ9/ref=cm_sw_r_fm_apa_fabc_96K3H0CGXDX13P78F5E2

Foodbank – The warehouse is now open for large food donations, but they are encouraging everyone to continue to make financial donations online or use supermarket drop off points where possible. The current items required are: UHT Milk, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Vegetables (particularly carrots), Long life Fruit juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Fish, Tinned Cold Meat and Toilet Rolls.  Thank you for your continued support.