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All Saints Lindfield E-News:  02/09/22
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Welcome to All Saints Lindfield


Hello <<First Name>>,

Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.


Sunday 4 September

 

8.00am      Holy Communion       Genesis 3:14-24
9.30am      Morning Worship       Mark 8:22-33                                               

11.15am    Morning Prayer          Mark 8:22-33                                            
6.00pm      Cornerstone               1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5


Mission Partner Focus: Caminul Felix


NEWS AND EVENTS

Monthly prayer meetings

It is wonderful to see so many gather to pray each month, but the pattern has not solved the clash with PCC weeks and is confusing to many. Therefore, going forward our church prayer meetings will be on the first Wednesday evening of the month (starting Wednesday 7 September), 8.00-9.00pm in the church. Please do put them in your diary. 

If you're not able to be with us in person, do join others praying on Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Passcode: 144232
Meeting ID: 857 7208 0510

 

Youth groups are back!

We're back with an exciting programme of Sunday and midweek groups for young people, and we're delighted to welcome the new Year 6s as we begin the new academic year. This Sunday (4 Sep) sees the return of Pathfinders (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) during the 9.30am service, and Rooted (school years 6-13) after Cornerstone in the evening.

During the week, Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) begins on Thursday 8 September from 7.00-8.10pm with Games on the Green, meeting and picking up at the Hickman's Lane car park (RH16 2PX). Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18)  kicks off on Friday 9 September fom 8.00-9.30pm in the Tiger for minefield (turn up to find out!) 

If you have any questions, do please drop me an email stuart.silk@lindfield.info or message me on 07866 487535.

 

All Saints Kids

All Saints Kids Sunday Leaders
A reminder that this Friday at 7:30pm the ASK team will be meeting in the Tiger Lounge to get ready for a new term. Cake and a cuppa await you.

Parents and Carers with Children in the All Saints Kids Groups.
We are so excited to be back this Sunday morning with our ASK groups during the 9:30am service. Can we remind all parents to please sign your children in at the desk before the service starts (it may be inside if it is raining). This is so helpful to ensure our registers are accurate when moving children between buildings. If you are running late for church, don't worry but please drop your child to a leader in the Tiger Lounge so the leader can Register them. It is tricky when a child just pops up in group. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Noah's Ark
The leader's for Noah's Ark will be meeting on Wednesday 7th September at 10am to prepare for a new year. Please pray for this amazing outreach ministry that will launch on Wednesday 14th September for a new term.

Neon Light Party Helpers Needed
Last year on Halloween we welcomed 80 children from our community to learn all about Jesus being the light of the world. It was a brilliant event! This year we want even more children to come to know Jesus but we need your help. Over the next 2 weeks we are looking for people to sign up to be helpers on the night - for all the information please click on the link below: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/rlmv9cx6

 

Men United breakfast

LAST CALL: The next Men United event is a breakfast on Saturday 10 September at 8.30am in the church and our time together will Include an interview with Bob Harrison. Pastries are once again provided by Sussex Kitchen – there will be a selection to choose from on the day so no pre-ordering is required. Please book a place online at: Men United Breakfast (10-Sep-2022) · ChurchSuite Events by Wednesday 7 September at the latest. If you are unable to book online, please call the church office. There is no set price for this event, instead there is a suggested donation of £5.


Welcome to All Saints 

A big welcome to All Saints if you've joined us recently. If you've not been to one before, we'd love to invite you to our Welcome Tea. Our next one is coming up on Sunday 18 September at 3.45pm in the Tiger lounge. Please sign up using the link if you're able to join us: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/9go5mqjx
Also, please do fill in an online welcome form at www.allsaintslindfield.org/welcome

 

Church Harvest Supper 

You are warmly welcome to a light supper and after-dinner talk on Saturday 24 September from 7.30–9.30pm as part of our harvest weekend. With climate change, food shortages and rising prices, our theme this year will be, 'Loving Your Neighbour through Caring for Creation'. We will enjoy a light supper together followed by an engaging presentation. No charge, but donations on the night. However, you will need to book a place in advance by clicking the following link: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/gjzfthrv or by phoning the church office on 01444 482405.
Steve Nichols

 

What's Your Question? 

  • Heaven sounds like it’s going to be a really long church service; I’m not sure I want to go there forever! What does the Bible say about eternity?
  • Sometimes I get excited by the Gospel. At other times I am discouraged. Most of the time Jesus feels like a nice idea, but a long way off! What should I feel like as a Christian?
  • If God is both all-powerful and all-loving why does He allow suffering in the world?
 We all have questions about the Christian faith. Thank you for the 40-50 questions submitted recently. Six have been selected and we consider them together over six weeks in the autumn, Wednesday nights 14th September to 26thOctober. A mixture of upfront teaching and small-group discussion. Food from 7.30pm. Start at 8.00pm, finish by 9.00pm. Please sign-up so we know numbers for food. (Free, but donation to cover food on the night). 
 

Seniors advice and support workshop 

A ‘cost of Living' information, advice and support workshop for seniors will be held on Thursday 6 October at 10.00amin the church. 
Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK and West Sussex Carers Support will all be sharing advice and information. The event is open to all. If you have any particular personal worries about current cost of living issues, please talk to me confidentially or leave a message and I will phone you back. Carrie Britton: 07902 285436 

 

Women Together Breakfast

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our first event after the summer break on Saturday 8th October 8.30-10.30 in the church.

We all struggle with confidence at different times of our lives, for different reasons and in different areas. Join us for breakfast and an opportunity to chat and deepen our connections as we explore together the theme of confidence through bible study and testimony. (We plan to continue with this theme at our breakfast on February 25th through more of a workshop style approach.) It can be difficult to come to events like this, so do encourage friends along and help make it welcoming and safe for each other.

We'll provide tea, coffee, juice and pastries as well as a healthy alternative. Follow the link to sign up Women Together Breakfast (08-Oct-2022) · ChurchSuite Events


 


BEYOND ALL SAINTS  

Lindfield Repair Café

The next Repair Café is this Saturday 3 September from 10.00 am to 1.00pm at the United Reform Church. The usual repairs will be undertaken. This week’s theme is sewing and back to school. The children can help sew our new sewing banner on the children’s table. If you'd like more information or would like to be involved with the repair cafe, please email lindfieldrepaircafe@gmail.com


Restored Lives

Haywards Heath Baptist church are running a course called Restored Lives which offers support and practical skills for those recovering from the breakdown of a serious relationship. Starting Monday 5 September 7.15pm–9.30pm for seven weeks. Details and sign up here https://www.restoredlives.org/haywardsheath


Family Support Work Autumn supper 

Join us for our annual supper to raise money and awareness for FSW on Friday 23 September at 7.00pm at Wivelsfield Village Hall. It promises to be a superb night with friends – with supper, including a fabulous array of puddings – and local entertainment.
It would be wonderful for our churches to show their support and come as a group booking. This year, tables will be seated in groups of eight. We will have a cash bar and a raffle on the night. Tickets cost £15 each. To book or for more information please contact Vic Donougher or Victoria Hersey or leave a message via the church office on 01444 482405.


MISSION 
Mission Partner Focus: Caminul Felix

Thank God for good summer holidays for all the children at Caminul Felix, that they would create life-long happy memories
 
Pray for the children who are starting school for the first time in a few weeks and those returning back to school and university
 
Please pray for the leadership of Caminul Felix as the cost of living increases. Help them to make the right decisions and for people to continue to give generously towards the work
 
Please pray for wisdom as we start to think about returning to visit Caminul Felix after a two-year absence.
Ropeholder Phil Hale

 
 

PRAYER
Prayer for our community and nation

Please join us on Saturday mornings, 8.45am to 9.30am at Lindfield Evangelical Church.


Day of Prayer  

On Friday 16 September Lindfield Evangelical Free Church will be open between 2.00pm – 6.00pm for prayer. Mervyn Weeks, Pastor at LEFC has invited members from All Saints and Lindfield URC to join those from LEFC to pray for our nation and our world. With so much going on; war in Ukraine, tension in Taiwan, cost of living crisis, a new Prime Minister, there is no better time to be reminded that the Lord Jesus is King and we can pray to our Father in confidence.
 

Praying for the church family

Please continue to hold in your prayers those known to you who may be especially in need of God's comfort at this time and especially for:

Jean Griffiths
Please pray for Jean

Beth Leonard

Please continue to pray for Beth for recovery from her operation and for protection from any post op infections or complications. 
 

Al and Sarah Paxton           
Please continue to pray for Al.
 
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