Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.
Sunday 4 July
8.00am Holy Communion
9.15am Morning Worship
10.30am Morning Worship*
3.00pm Children and family service
6.00pm Evening Service* * You can watch these services live-streamed - www.allsaintslindfield.org/live
The Times they are a-changin: Summer Services at All Saints
From Sunday 25th July our Sunday service times will be reverting to something more similar to our pre-Covid pattern:
8am Communion remains unchanged, meeting every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday
9.30am will be returning initally as "All Saints Kids & Friends"; six all-age services running through the summer holidays
11.15am will return to the pre-covid service that was renewed in September 2019
6pm will remain unchanged for now; watch this space for updates in September.
We'd love to see you back with us in person to worship together. Some may not yet be able to, so our plan is to continue to live-stream only our 11.15am service as a "catch up" service.
It's our hope that All Saints Kids groups will return at our 9.30am services from Sunday 5th September. Our 3pm families service will be taking a break over the summer holidays, though we're considering whether it may return in September with an outreach focus for families.
Great News for Seniors
We are delighted that we can restart Tiger@Ten on Tuesday 3 August at 10.00 am in the church building. We are really looking forward to meeting together after a long time of separation. Do join us to meet friends old and new! New activities alongside popular favourite ones, and always a warm welcome. We will then meet fortnightly in church, with our Christmas Special planned for Tuesday 14 December.
Opportunity to serve and make a difference
The pandemic has made us all aware of isolation and the need for fellowship. Can you give one morning each fortnight to work alongside us and make a difference? Do you have a heart to serve and express God’s love in social action in our community? We need people who can be part of our lively ministry among seniors, especially drivers willing to collect and return seniors who cannot otherwise access vital Tuesday activities. Contact Carrie now: email@example.com
13 July Summer Special CANCELLED
Following the prolonged national restrictions announced by Boris Johnson recently, we are so sad to have to cancel our Summer Special. We hope to be able to host a special event in the Autumn term instead – details to follow. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Our new vicar!
Please continue to pray for the Rev Dr Stephen Nichols (Steve) who has been appointed as our new Vicar from September 2021. Steve is married to Katy and they have four children – John (11), Simeon (9), Charlotte (6) and Toby (6). Steve is currently one of the Associate Rectors at All Souls, Langham Place in London.
Steve’s licensing service will take place on Thursday 2 September at 7.30pm –further details will follow once we know more on numbers/Covid regulations.
Pray for the family
· Finishing well at All Souls and saying goodbyes
· Some time for proper rest between jobs
· House move and all the practical arrangements that come with that
· Children school places
· That through all of this they would be assured of God going ahead and making His plans for them
More information can be found on our website All Saints Lindfield : Our New Vicar
Children's Choir Online Survey
As a part of reviewing our singing ministries we are exploring whether it would be feasible to start a children's choir at All Saints, to meet weekly during term time and serve at some of our services. Thanks to those who have already filled out our online survey: if you are interested but haven't yet told us what you think, follow the link here: https://forms.gle/pKyQd5XycCX59vxY8 Chris Steynor, Associate Minister for Music
Guest speaker: Bishop of Horsham
We are looking forward to welcoming Ruth Bushyager as our guest speaker on Sunday 11 July at our evening service. Ruth has been the Bishop of Horsham for the last year, and was previously vicar of St Paul's Dorking, where she helped establish the 'Creation Care' scheme. She will be speaking on this theme and helping us see why and how Christians can get involved in caring for God's world. The service begins at in church at 6.00pm and will be also livestreamed. Stuart Silk, Associate Vicar
Zoom Coffee Time
Zoom coffee time from 10.15am - 11.00am is hosted by John Barling. This is a time to catch up with the All Saints family and to encourage and meet new people. Joining details below.
Our love and congratulations to Stephen and Lyn Hoyles who celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on Saturday 3 July.
BEYOND ALL SAINTS
Compton House - Gardening Team
Do you have free time on Wednesday mornings? If so, and if you enjoy gardening, the volunteer gardeners at Compton House Christian Care Home would love to see you! Our team of 4 needs to expand to keep up with the large sunny garden which is a joy to the residents. To find out more, please contact either Colin Bowley (01444 482576) or Catherine Fletcher (01444 483521) . We look forward to hearing form you - especially if you are able to join us!
National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2021
Last Friday the Bible Society livestreamed the annual Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. This is available to watch here, and includes a talk by Tom Wright entitled, 'Life Beyond Covid: A Renewed Hope'.
New Beginnings. As we move towards the lifting of government restrictions on gatherings and church activities, please pray for the leadership teams of the Sussex Gospel Partnership churches.
Wisdom and imagination as they seek to encourage people back to in-person services, to resume youth and children’s activities safely and to re-start their outreach ministries.
New volunteers to replace those who are no longer available.
Those, whatever their age, who have become detached from church and Christian friends during lockdown.
Those people who have begun to attend church on-line during the pandemic that their faith journey will continue.
Another new beginning. After years of planning, preparation and consultation with local churches, a new church plant is launched in Brighton this autumn. Pray for David Skull and his family as they move from Guilford to lead a church plant in the city. Up to date news can be found at www.graceplantbrighton.org.uk
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:
Lu and Roger Seymour. Please continue to pray for Lu's rehabilitation.
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