Many have asked how we best help the people of Ukraine. We'd like to encourage you to give directly to Operation Mobilisation, one of our trusted mission partners. You can give online using the link below: https://www.uk.om.org/Appeal/ukraine-in-crisis
They write: "Our OM team is on the ground in Ukraine, prepared to work directly with their local community and those displaced by the current conflict. They will be responding with emergency shelter in homes and church facilities, first aid and basic health care, food parcels, and hygiene supplies."
If you would like to give by cash or cheque, then please put in an envelope marked "Ukraine" and place in the offering bowl on a Sunday or post to the Tiger. Please make any cheques payable to "All Saints Lindfield PCC".
Field of Hope: Prayer for Ukraine
In the South Chapel of our church we have created a space to pray for the situation in Ukraine. Why not pop along to have a read and add your own prayers to the board. The church is open for prayer from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
I am very sorry to announce Steve Norris is retiring as our Church Manager after six and a half years. He very kindly stayed on a few extra months to 'see me in' as the new vicar, but from 31 March will be enjoying a very well-earned retirement!
In the short time we have worked together I have appreciated enormously Steve's wisdom, conscientiousness and of course, his sense of humour! You will know better than me Steve's enormous hard work in helping navigate the church through Covid and an interregnum. His have been a safe pair of hands indeed and we are very grateful. Steve and Lindsay will remain members of All Saints, of course, and we'll have a chance to thank him publicly on Sunday 3 April at the 9.30am service. Steve Nichols
A very Happy Birthday to David Wheeler who celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday 4 March.
World Day of Prayer
There will be no World Day of Prayer service in Lindfield on Friday 4 March, but you can find paper copies of the service at the back of the church. It has been prepared by women from the UK and is entitled: "I know the plans I have for you." There WILL be services at St Augustine's Church, Scaynes Hill at 2.00pm and at Holy Trinity in Hurstpierpoint at 10.30am. All are welcome.
Men United Breakfast
Our next Men United event is a breakfast NEXT Saturday 12 March at 8.30am. We will meet in the church for coffee/tea and pastries supplied by the Sussex Kitchen. Our time together will Include an interview with our vicar Steve Nichols. Use this link to book: Men United Breakfast (12-Mar-2022) · ChurchSuite Events
You will need to indicate your choice of pastry. If you are unable to book in this way please call the church office 01444 482405. Please book by Wednesday 9 March at the very latest There is no set price for this event, instead there is a suggested donation of £5. Steve Hagger
Pirate Holiday Club - Join the Crew!
Holiday club booking is now open! Have you got a scallywag in primary school who would love to sail the seven seas this Easter? click the link to sign up: www.AllSaintsLindfield.org/pirates.
Seasons of change
This is the second piece in our series, in which women reflect on God's faithfulness through different chapters of life. Patsy's life is a whirlwind of change. Married two years ago after a short engagement and now expecting a baby and preparing to move, she reflects on some of those changes, how the church family can bless singleness and how she's been learning to trust God in His perfect timing. Not many of us will be about to get married, but do take time to listen. The body of Christ grows in love as we listen to and learn from and build each other up. You can watch the interview by following this link. https://youtu.be/T-QlgR0o_ow
Christian Books for children
All Saints Kids now has an online bookstall. If you are looking for recommendations for great Christian books for the children in your life, use the link below. We will be updating this as we go and will have a few hard copies in church on Sunday for you to have a look at: www.thegoodbook.co.uk/bookstall/ASK
Service of Thanksgiving
Our service of thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 24 April at 3.00pm in the church, followed by light refreshments in the Tiger lounge.
If you have been bereaved, recently or sometime ago, please join us at this special service to remember and give thanks to God for the life of dear ones who have died. Family groups and friends are welcome.
Please book in on ChurchSuite using this link: Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration (24-Apr-2022) · ChurchSuite Events
or via the church office on 482405 to help us manage our refreshments.
Bereavement Support Course
Our very helpful small group Bereavement Support Course of six sessions will be available on Wednesday mornings (10.00–11.45am) in the weeks following this service. Please book in if you’d like to attend this course by telephoning the church office.
Urgent Help Needed!
Are you free for half an hour at midday on a Tuesday? In order to run our brilliant outreach of Noah's Ark toddler group, we need help clearing the chairs and moving the large rugs. This is an excellent opportunity to keep fit and make new friends as part of a team keen to share the Gospel. If you can help please speak to, or email Janine at: Janine.Bending@Lindfield.info
Opportunity to serve Seniors
Driver volunteers are urgently needed to join the rota to provide lifts to the 11.15am service on Sundays. Please contact the office on 01444 482405 to leave your details and Carrie will be in touch.
Mission Mission Partner Focus: Wendy Gerster
Wendy pictured with friends from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka
Please pray with thanks
that I can be in Lindfield!
that I can tell Bible stories to the children I help with their homework
that a colleague can study the Bible with three Turkish men from the weekly food distribution!
for more people to respond to God's call to take the Gospel to the unreached
for more helpers for my outreach to foreigners.
Caminul Felix war update
Caminul Felix is an orphanage in Romania not far from the Ukrainian border, that we have supported for many years. This is an email ropeholder Phil Hale received from the director:
We are OK but looks like a challenging time is ahead of us with this war in Ukraine. It is true that we were asked to take some children from Ukraine and we said yes. But today we got news that more than 20 children from the bus were over 16 years old and they were stopped at the border and they are sent back to join the army.
We got another request for refugees and it is possible some will come tonight.
We prepared 25 beds in the Celebration house so we can receive people.
If the war does not stop, in the coming weeks lot of people will come to Romania and we are ready to help as much we can.
Thank you for your prayers! Blessings, Marcel
Prayer for Our Community and Nation
Our meeting place until at least Easter 2022 will continue to be the Lindfield Evangelical Church. Please join us on Saturday mornings, 8.45am to 9.30am.
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:
Please pray for David and Fay Jones' son-in-law, Chris, who is extremely unwell in the critical care unit of the Royal Marsden. He has not been able to eat for weeks and is very weak. He will likely be in hospital for some time to come. Pray also for his wife, Jack, and their university-aged children, Katie and Joe, as well as David and Fay.
Lu and Roger Seymour
Please continue to pray for Lu's rehabilitation
Al and Sarah Paxton The results of Al’s scan recently were encouraging and showed an improvement in his heart’s function. He will have another scan in six months to see if it has improved further. We praise and thank the Lord for the positive news and Al and Sarah would like to thank everyone for all your prayers – they are appreciated.
Mayvor Osgood She and her husband Keith have been linked with All Saints for a few years now and split their time between the UK and Sweden. Please pray for Mayvor as she is in the middle of six months of chemotherapy following surgery for bile duct carcinoma, and for Keith as he supports her through this. Pray especially for her CT Scan on Friday18 March, which will show how well the treatment has worked.
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