Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.
Sunday 23 October
9.30am All Saints Kids and Friends Mark 10:32-52 11.15am Holy CommunionMark 10:32-52 6.00pm Cornerstone Holy Communion* 1 Corinthians 10:14-17 *Sermon will be live-streamed Mission Partner Focus:Mohan and Moses, Cross Mission India
NEWS AND EVENTS
THIS Saturday 22 October our young people are leading a night of free-flowing contemporary sung worship. Join us anytime in the church between 7.30-9.00pm, for as long as you like to enjoy an extended, improvised time of worshipping with contemporary music! Chris Steynor
What's Your Question
The next sessionwill be on Wednesday 26 October when the question will be: How can I be sure I am saved?Food from 7.30pm. Start at 8.00pm, finish by 9.00pm. Please sign up at the back of church if you want to come and have a meal(free, but donation to cover food on the night).
The PCC met on Monday evening. Antonia Easley, our Pastoral Assistant shared a very encouraging report on some of the areas of ministry that she leads in All Saints; we spent time praying and giving thanks to God. The PCC also received a number of written reports – safeguarding, world mission, deanery synod and staffing – as well as updates on the Tiger Project and on the repair of the church organ; we are grateful that these are both are progressing well. A new hire policy for our buildings was approved, enabling us to use them to welcome more groups into the church in Christ's name. The main item of the meeting was discussion and the approval of our 2023 budget, which underpins all our outreach and ministry in the year ahead. This will require a 4% increase in our giving, as noted in the last two Stewardship campaigns. Further information will be made available ahead of this year's Stewardship Sunday on 20 November. (We are very grateful to our Treasurer, Rob Kingdom and members of the finance committee and team for their hard work). Steve Nichols
Can you create a poster?
Do you have the ability to conceive, design and produce a poster for the church noticeboard? Do you have a love for God's creation? How clearly the sky (and much else in nature) reveals God's glory (Ps 19:1ff). If that's you, please let me know. The All Saints Caring for God's Creation Group have an idea of the gospel message the poster is intended to convey. It relates caring for God's creation and loving our global neighbours as ourselves, to Jesus God's Saviour of the world. To fit those three aspects into a poster will be a challenge our vicar, Steve Nichols, would like to work on with you. Contact me in the first instance. Guy Rowland, Tel 01444 482963, Email email@example.com
Funerals of John Stephens and Gerald Milton
The funeral of John Stephens will be at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium (Memorial Chapel) on Thursday 27 October at 11.00am. Gerald Milton's funeral will be here at All Saints on Thursday 3rd November at 2.00pm.
Both Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) and Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18) are having a break for half term. Please note that the following week, Engage is moving to Monday 31 October for a Neon Party, so there will be no Engage session on Thursday 3 November. firstname.lastname@example.org / 07866 487535
Roving meal – could you host a course?
On the evening of Friday 9 December, the Encrypt youth club is hoping to have 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 email@example.com / 07866 487535
Fellowship meal for 11.15 congregation
Everyone at 11.15 congregation invited. Sundays at church can be hectic – this is our seasonal opportunity to catch up with each other in a more relaxed setting on Sunday 30 October. Sign up here: Fellowship lunch (30-Oct-2022) · ChurchSuite Events or at the back of church. Can you bring a pudding? First course provided. Contact Carrie to join our team serving on the day. 07902 285436.
Calling all children from reception to year 5. Come to our Neon Party on Monday 31 October.
Click here to book: AllSaintsLindfield.org/Neon
Seniors' Pastor: We're looking to recruit a new Seniors' Pastor to start in 2023, with applications are invited by Friday 4 November.
Youth Pastor: We're looking to recruit a new Youth Pastor to start in 2023, with applications are invited by Friday 18November.
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
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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.
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 clickHERE.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEYOND ALL SAINTS 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 email@example.com The event is free!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Partner Focus: Cross Mission
Cross Mission is headed up by pastors Mohan and Moses and based in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This year has been challenging yet at the same time the ministry has continued to grow with the planting of new churches, training of pastors and a steady stream of baptisms of new Christians. The school, with 300 plus students reopened earlier this year but needs new equipment and improvements in facilities to comply with government requirements
for all believers to grow in their faith particularly those recently baptised and for the new church plants among the unreached villages.
for the Bible training centres in Warangal, Ravulapalem, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh and for the missionaries who need financial support.
for the new church building in Pasarlapudi Village.
for the new publishing department translating and printing books in various languages.
for Zion School to upgrade classrooms and provide digital faciltiies.
for solar equipment for the school to power all the buildings.
for the orphanage boys and girls to know Jesus and to have a good education.
for the leadership team to love their families and to love Jesus more so that they can be models to them
Please also continue to pray for India. Out of the population of more than one billion many face an uncertain future; experiencing extreme poverty, unemployment, poor health care and discrimination. Add to that the increasing persecution of Christians and restrictions placed on churches we need to support our brothers and sister in prayer.
If you would like to receive Cross Mission news/prayerletter please contact Ron or Janet Goodenough – email@example.com
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:
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.
Please pray for Rosieta, currently in hospital.
Al and Sarah Paxton Please continue to pray for Al.
Gordon Trew Please pray for Gordon as he undergoes intense medical care
Angela White Please pray for Angela, awating surgery for a benign tumour.
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