Weekly Notices for 16th – 22nd May 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 is open again but please ring Karen to make an appointment.

 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 – If you 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 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 continue to pray for people helping those in need: for all charity workers, for the Foodbank team and the PRUH chaplaincy team. We pray for all key workers in the various professions who have continued working in very stressful circumstances. 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 prayer –  Pray for The Anglican Church of Korea.

 In the Diocesan Cycle of prayer –  Pray for our new Licensed Lay Ministers, licensed yesterday, and the parishes they serve.

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

All affected by Covid-19, the people and hospitals in Thunder Bay, Canada, the people of Tanzania, Judy Atkinson,
Jean Barbour, David Blackman, Andre Compton,  Emily Dixon, Fiona and Cliff Earl, Richard Fraser, Jean Fribence,
Brenda Gooding,
Ralph Ingram, Brian and Julia Jeffery, Carol King, Jenny Luchmun, Kath Misselbrook,  Vivien Nicholas, Dennis & Elsie Page, Heather Parker, Noah Russell, Jenny Scrivener, Giselle Taylor, Paul Taylor, Rose Tierney, May Too, Toby Too, George Turner, 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

 Pat Cutter, Margaret Rich, Joan Wilkinson and Marjorie Wood

Anniversaries of the deaths of loved ones

Joan Barker, James Holliday, Winifred Dawber, Frank & Violet Streeter, Derek Horton, Derrick Hollman,
Rosalind Turner, Maria (Mary) Honeyman,
Norman Thomas, Vera Forward



Vicar’s Thought for the Day – We must distinguish between loving a holy God who draws us into deeper relationship with him or loving the idea of a benevolent deity who affirms us just as and where we are.

Thy Kingdom Come – After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing. Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Over the years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’. From Ascension Day to Pentecost, inclusive, you are invited to set aside some time for prayer. A limited number of prayer journals for these 11 days are available on the table near the Parish magazine. If you would like to access the journals digitally, please follow this hyperlink: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/new-2021

Pat Cutter’s Funeral, Friday21st May at 11 am: Pat was known to many at All Saints’ and her funeral will be livestreamed via this link: https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsOrpington/.

APCM:  Please note that the APCM will be held in the Church Hall in person, and virtually by Zoom, on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 11.15 am.  In the Church Hall we will observe social distancing guidelines and at present it is likely to limit capacity to around 30 attendees.  At the meeting we will elect the Churchwardens (we currently have a vacancy for a Churchwarden); we will also receive nominations and elect three members to the PCC; together with the usual statutory business.  We would ask that you prayerfully consider whether you can assist with the ministry of All Saints’ and if you wish to put your name forward to stand as a member of the PCC or be elected as a Churchwarden, the relevant forms will be on the noticeboard in church from Sunday.  If however you are not attending church at present, please contact the PCC Secretary, Gill Sinclair, who will be happy to email/post the relevant form to you.  Please register your intention to either attend in person or via Zoom (you will then be sent the meeting codes) by contacting Gill on 01689 875702 (gillsinclair@outlook.com).

Pilgrimage 2022 – the dates we have been offered for a pilgrimage weekend to the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield, West Yorkshire, are Friday 27 to Monday 30 May 2022. This is not a bank holiday weekend. Although some calendars show Monday 30 May 2022 as being the Spring Bank Holiday, this has been transferred to Thursday 2 June, with an additional holiday on Friday 3 June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The price per person will be around £165 for a standard room or £195 for an en suite room, plus the cost of travel. Please let Vanessa Dixon know if you are interested in coming.

Electoral Roll –  the new electoral roll is on the notice board. No additions may now be made to the roll until after the APCM but any errors may be corrected – please contact Jean Reeve (01689 871925, jean@preeve.plus.com).

Coffee Money – If you are drinking coffee at home on a Sunday morning after attending our services – either in person or watching on Facebook, please consider contributing what you would give if you had coffee in church in person to our coffee money fund.  This is earmarked to help in overseas natural disasters, including Covid.  You can put cash in a yellow envelope in the collection plate in church, or donate online at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/16538

Streaming of Services –  Considering that we have not been able to hold face to face fund raising events, we are pleased that we have raised £2,240 of our £7,500 target to purchase the equipment we use for streaming our services.  Most of this has come from donations from individuals who have enjoyed and benefited from watching online.  If you are able to support this project, you can leave cash or a cheque payable to All Saints Orpington in a yellow envelope in the collection plate (marked “Streaming”), in the Church Office when open or you can donate online at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/15668

Foodbank – The current items required are: Bags for Life (Urgent), Jellies and Instant Whips (Urgent), Tinned Tomatoes, Biscuits, Squash, Coffee, Washing Up Liquid, Men’s and Ladies’ Deodorants, Cleaning Sprays and Antiseptic Wipes.  Thank you.