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All Saints Lindfield E-News:  04/11/22
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Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.


Sunday 6 November

 

8.00am      Holy Communion                             Genesis 11:1-9
9.30am      Holy Communion                             Mark 12:13-17                                            

11.15am    Morning Prayer                                Mark 12:13-17                                           
6.00pm      Cornerstone*                                   2 Corinthians 1:18-22
*Sermon will be live-streamed            
Mission Partner Focus: Wendy Gerster


NEWS AND EVENTS


Stuart Silk 

Many will have heard the news at church on Sunday that Stuart Silk has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St Mary's and St John's churches, Barrow-in-Furness in the Diocese of Carlisle and Evangelism Enabler. I'm sure you will share my delight for Stuart in this new opportunity, but also my sadness that we will be saying goodbye to him, Kath, Jude, Peter, Dan and Matty.
Stuart has poured himself into the life of All Saints for many years, as Youth Worker, Associate Vicar, DIY Extraordinaire and Friend. The whole Silk family have modelled serving others with faithfulness and humility. For myself, I could not have asked for a more supportive colleague and I will miss Stuart and all the family very much. But our loss is a huge gain for Barrow. In mid-January Stuart will step back from responsibilities here for a few weeks to have a rest and prepare for the move north (shortly before Easter 2023). Do pray for the whole Silk family. We will have an opportunity to thank them and contribute towards a leaving gift in the new year.    
 

Warm Spaces

With rising energy bills and other costs, we are exploring ways of providing a 'warm space' to serve the local community. Following a recent meeting with other churches, the most helpful thing we can do at the moment is to volunteer to join in with Haywards Heath Baptist Church. If you would like to find out more, please do make contact with them. admin@hhbchurch.org.uk or 01444 451480. 


8.00am Communion services in December

The pattern of our 8.00am Communion services will change will as follows (just for December), we will have 8.00am Communion services on Sundays 4, 11 December (not on 18th) and then on Christmas Day and Sunday 1 January.
 

Youth Clubs next week

On Thursday 10 November from 7.00-8.10pm in the Tiger, Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) will be making cookie creations.
On Friday 11 November from 8.00-9.30pm in the Tiger, Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18) will be having a competitive games night.
stuart.silk@lindfield.info  / 07866 487535.


Roving meal ­– could you host a course?

On the evening of Friday 9 December the Encrypt youth club is hoping to have a roving meal around the village. We are looking for people within walking distance of the church to provide a starter or main course for a group of about five young people and leader. It doesn't need to be Michelin Star food, just a warm welcome and enough for hungry teenagers! We are planning to end up at the Tiger for desserts, so if you are too far from the church, but are able to provide a pudding, you can still get involved. If you can help, please drop me a line.  Many thanks, Stuart
stuart.silk@lindfield.info  / 07866 487535

 

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Lindfield Christian Care Home Thanksgiving service

Lindfield Christian Care Home annual service of thanksgiving will take place at the United Reformed Church on Sunday 6 November at 3.00pm, followed by refreshments. The speaker will be Rev Steve Nichols. All are welcome to come and celebrate our 30th anniversary.


Flower Team Coffee Morning 

The flower team are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday 8 November at 9.45 in the church. We would like to extend the invitation to anyone who would be interested in joining our team. There will be flower arranging demonstrations, talks about eco flower arranging and the latest steps that the team have made towards being more sustainable along with refreshments for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you.
The flower team


Visit of Baroness Cox 

We are looking forward to a visit from Baroness Caroline Cox at our 6.00pm service on Sunday 13 November, when she will speak on 'The Pain and the Passion: the Privilege of Making a Difference'. Baroness Cox, President of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, has for many years been a courageous advocate for persecuted Christians worldwide. Please come and hear her, even if 6.00pm is not your usual service. It should be a challenging and inspiring evening. 


Edwina Hill

Edwina Hill, mother of Greta Nunn, who used to attend Tiger@Ten, died last Sunday aged 99. Edwina's funeral will be at the Evangelical Church in Challenor Road at 10.30am on Monday 14 November.  
 

Thankyou Gift for Carrie Britton

As Carrie prepares to retire at the end of November after five years as our Seniors' Pastor, many in the church family will want to contribute to a gift to thank her for her wonderful ministry and servant-leadership among us. We will have a chance to thank Carrie closer to the time, but if you would like to contribute to a leaving gift, you can do so by:
Bank transfer: Parochial Church Council of Lindfield; acct no. 20623474; sort code 20-49-76; reference: 'Carrie'
Credit/debit card on Churchsuite, using the following link: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/donate/fund/qdjb4usu
Cheque (All Saints Church Lindfield) or cash, marked, 'Carrie - Confidential – For attention of Treasurer'. 
(please pass on any gifts by Monday 14 November
Steve Nichols

 

Youth Pastor 

We're looking to recruit a new Youth Pastor to start in 2023, with applications are invited by Friday 18 November.
Please do share this news with anyone who you think might be suitable for one of these roles. Full details and job descriptions for both roles can be found at https://allsaintslindfield.org/vacancies


Christmas Carol Service Choir

We are pleased to open the sign-up for this year's Carol Service Choir! Rehearsals will take place at 8.00pm on these five Fridays: 11, 18, 25 November and 2, 9 December. The traditional Carol Services with take place on Sunday 11 December at 3.30pm and 5.30pm, Each year we attract a choir of around 40 people, and we welcome all those who would like to take part, regardless of previous experience or confidence level. For the services there is a 'smart' dress code but it is not a 'robed' choir. To sign up to sing please click HERE.


Concert for the church organ fund

We are delighted to announce the return of the Acapella singers to All Saints on Saturday 19 November at 4.00pm for a concert of popular music in support of the church organ fund. Tickets are £10 (children are free) and include tea and cakes in the Tiger before the concert. 


Tearfund Big Quiz Night

On Saturday 19 November, All Saints are delighted to once again be one of the Churches from every corner of the UK taking part in the TearFund Big Quiz Night.  This is a ticketed event and the following drinks and nibbles options are available.
2 glasses of wine (red or white) / 2 bottles of beer (real ale or lager) with nibbles £7
Soft drinks with nibbles £4
You can book via  Tearfund Big Quiz (19-Nov-2022) · ChurchSuite Events
There will be opportunities to donate to the work of Tearfund via either cash or card on the night.
Andrew Newnham

 

Sound Engineer Training 

Are you interested in Sound Engineering at our Sunday services? On Sunday 20 November at 2.30pm our current sound team are meeting for one hour for a time of team building and training. If you're not on our team but would be interested in exploring the role, then you are welcome to join us on that day to get a sense of what's involved and meet others in the team. Please get in touch with Chris: chris.steynor@lindfield.info.
 

Women Together 

Women Together invites you to join us on Saturday 26 November from 8.00-9.30pm in church for a relaxing evening of friendship and fun in the lead up to the Christmas season. There'll be a chance to be creative with a simple idea for a gift, along with mince pies and festive treats. We'll hear from Ali Bourne how hope can be found on the most unlikely journeys. This is a perfect opportunity to invite along a friend.  Sign up by following the link:
 https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/bfzgvdqg

 

 


BEYOND ALL SAINTS

Lindfield Repair Cafe

Trevor Carpenter writes: “Lindfield Repair Cafe will be celebrating its first anniversary this Saturday 5 November. We are very proud that we have had more than 892 Visitors attended at our ten events and have achieved more than 779 Repairs. We have served more than 1200 cups of tea and coffee and 850 slices of cake. We would love to see you there and share this amazing achievement with us. We are also very excited that we have been chosen by coop local community cause and ask for you support." 


God's Better Story (SGP Conference)

The Sussex Gospel Partnership annual conference will be held on Saturday 5 November (10am-3.30pm) at All Saints Crowborough. This year's theme is "God’s Better Story: For a world wrestling with identity, sexuality and gender", with main speak Andrew Bunt from Living Out. The day includes a full programme for children and youth. Tickets are available for adults (£15) and children (£4) from the SGP website - BOOK HERE
 

Saving Money, Energy and the Planet

Fairer World Lindfield will be holding a drop in Energy Help Desk on Saturday November 12 between 9.30–11.30am at the Stand Up Inn to support people at this time with cost and energy saving tips. You can also ask questions about what you can recycle in West Sussex, information on Food Waste and what our local Lindfield Terracycle Hub collects. Come along and have a chat, with a cuppa and cake or a glass of mulled wine, with some of Lindfield’s local people about their personal experience of making beneficial changes to their home. There will also be an opportunity for kids and you to experiment with solar and look at what’s possible to use with small solar gadgets in the home. 
If you require any further information, contact fairerworldlindfield@gmail.com The event is free!

 

Remembrance Concert 

This year Ardingly Choral Society will perform their annual Remembrance Concert in St. Wilfrid’s Church on Saturday November 12 at 7.30pm in aid of the Royal British Legion and Ukraine Crisis Fund. Along with other short items the two major works will be Mozart – The Coronation Mass and Pergolesi – The Magnificat. Tickets bought in advance will cost £13 and are available from John and Sue Mummery (484081) or purchase Online using www.ardinglychoralsociety.org.uk
 

Chichester Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 

The Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings will lead the pilgrimage on 6–13 February 2023. Flying to Tel Aviv, the pilgrimage will take us to the Galilee region and then to the city of Jerusalem. We will visit the key sites associated with Jesus’s birth, death, resurrection and earthly ministry, and also have the opportunity to visit Qumran and the Dead Sea.
This is the experience of the lifetime: the opportunity to draw close to Christ, to understand the Scriptures in a new light, and to have an enjoyable and interesting time in varied and beautiful places.
The cost is £1,995 if you are sharing a room, and £2,554 for a single room. This includes flights, hotel accommodation, coach travel, breakfast and dinner each day. 
Further information, including a full itinerary is available on the Chichester Diocesan website. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Archdeacon Edward directly: archhastings@chichester.anglican.org
 

 


MISSION 
Prayer Meeting for South Rwenzori and Kagando Hospital 

There will be a prayer meeting for our Mission Partners in Uganda on Sunday 6 November. This will be held in the Tiger lounge from 4.30 to 5.30pm. I do hope that as many as possible will be able to come. Newcomers would be very welcome!
Sarah Beeston, Ropeholder


Wendy Gerster visit

All Saints Mission Partner Wendy Gerster will be visiting us again from Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 30 November. If you would like her to visit your Connect Group and share something about her work, or about missions in general, please drop her an email. Or you can invite her round personally (or together with a few friends) for a chat over a cup of tea or a meal. She is also happy to introduce groups of 4–8 people to missionary life in Japan with the legendary Japan Church Planting game! Email: wgerster@gmail.com
 

Mission Partner Focus: Wendy Gerster

  • At the weekly food distribution we also offer free Gospels in various languages. Ms Z from Iran has been reading John’s Gospel avidly and has clearly believed in Jesus! She really wants to come to church, but at the moment has to work on Sundays. Please pray she’ll find a different, better job.
  • Ms E from Egypt is also very open. May her heart keep seeking after Jesus.
  • OMF regularly puts on Focus Asia events for people interested in Asia and missions. Pray we can help them as they seek to discern God’s will for their lives. Pray to God for many new workers!


PRAYER
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:

Clare Clark
Thank you so much for praying for Clare, David and family. Clare continues with the chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments. In a few weeks time, Clare will have another scan – please pray that the scan shows improvement and no spread of the cancer. Please also pray that the side effects of the treatments will be kept under control. 

Betty Lloyd-Williams
Betty is very unwell in hospital, please pray for her and Rolf and the wider family, including their daughters Anne-Marie Prescott and Sue Porter.

Rosieta Burton
Please continue to pray for Rosieta.


Al and Sarah Paxton           
Please continue to pray for Al

Gordon Trew
Please continue to pray for Gordon

Angela White
Please pray for Angela, awating surgery for a benign tumour.
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