Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.
Sunday 2 October
8.00am Holy Communion Genesis 6:9-22
9.30am Morning Worship with Baptism Mark 10:13-16 11.15am Morning Prayer Mark 10:13-16 6.00pm Cornerstone* 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 *Sermon will be live-streamed Mission Partner Focus: Sussex Gospel Partnership
NEWS AND EVENTS
A very warm welcome to Kaya Foster and her family and friends attending her baptism at this Sunday's 9.30am service.
Tiger@Ten meets this Tuesday 4 October in church at 10.00am with special guest James Skillicorn and the theme Explore God's Creativity. Come and join in!
Please join us for our whole church prayer meeting on Wednesday 5 October at 8.00pm in the church. Do join us from 7.45pm to share a drink together. If you can't make it in person, do join us via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 857 7208 0510
Passcode: 144232 There will be no What's Your Question this week. The next session will be on Wednesday 12 October when the question will be: If God knows everything already and works out everything according to his will anyway, what's the point of praying? 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).
Cost of Living workshop
Our Information and support workshop for seniors will be held on Thursday 6 October at 10.00amin the Tiger lounge. Sign up sheets are at the back of church, or online here: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/ufnwn2we There will be presentations from Age UK, Citizens' Advice Bureau and Carers Support West Sussex, followed by questions and answers sessions, teas or coffee. Carrie Britton
Youth Clubs next week
On Thursday 6 October 7.00-8.10pm in the Tiger, Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) will be having a quiz.
On Friday 7 October from 8.00-9.30pm in the Tiger, Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18) will be putting their sales skills to the test with, 'So you think you can . . . Market?' email@example.com / 07866 487535.
Women Together Breakfast
Don't forget to sign up to our first event after the summer break on Saturday 8 October 8.30–10.30am in the church. Looking forward to welcoming you all and especially if you're new or have never been to one of our events before.
Join us for breakfast and an opportunity to chat and deepen our connections as we explore together the theme of confidence. We'll do this through bible reflection, testimony from a cross section of women and time to consider together how it applies into our own lives. Do come along and support and learn from those who are bravely sharing their experiences.
Please encourage each other along and help make it welcoming and safe for each other. Breakfast will be from 8.30am and the main session from 9.00am. 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
Men United Breakfast
The Men’s breakfast that had to cancelled earlier this month has been rescheduled for Saturday 15th October at 8:30am in the church and our time together will Include an interview with Bob Harrison. This time, you will not need to pre-order pastries when you book but there will be a selection available on the day. Booking is via the following link: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/weeq8ygkwill
If you are unable to book in this way please call the church office. There is no set price for this event, instead there is a suggested donation of £5. Please do book, even if you were booked for the cancelled event. Thanks, Steve Hagger
Fellowship meal for 11.15 congregation
Following the success of our summertime meal we are planning our next meal together for the 11.15 congregation on Sunday 30 October. Newcomers especially welcome. The first course is provided and we will be forming a team to make the puddings. Contact Carrie with your offer of help. Carrie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindfield Christian Care Home is 30
Lindfield Christian Care Home was set up 30 years ago by a team comprising members of Lindfield’s three churches. The staff continue to provide a warm, caring environment with a Christian ethos at the care home in Compton House. They are supported by volunteers including some from our church.
Our 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.
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: email@example.com.
I am sharing some rather sad news. Carrie Britton, our Seniors’ Pastor is going to retire at the end of November. Carrie has poured herself out in a remarkable way at All Saints, strengthening and developing the ministry among our senior members, leading a wonderful team of volunteers, caring for so many and navigating with faith and wisdom through the challenges of the last three years.
Carrie promised James Clarke that she would serve for five years. Sadly, those five years are now up, and Carrie would now like to retire. However, I am delighted to say that she and Nigel will remain at All Saints as greatly loved members of the fellowship.
We will, of course, have opportunities to thank Carrie publicly for all she has done in her role in due course, but please do be praying for her in these next busy weeks.
Jennie Herring and Ken and Katherine Markham are going to act as joint-leaders of the Tiger@Ten team until April 2023 following Carrie's retirement, by which time we hope we might have a new Seniors’ Pastor. Steve Nichols
September PCC Update
The PCC met on Monday. The major item on the agenda was the draft budget for the year ahead. We are very grateful to our Treasurer, Rob Kingdom and the Finance Committee for their hard work in preparing this. The PCC expects to vote on it at its October meeting.
We also received reports from the Tiger Project Group and were grateful that Simon Head could be present to answer questions at the meeting. We were glad to hear that repairs to the Tiger Hall walls were completed over the summer and grateful to the group. The PCC also agreed to the group's recommendations that the existing boiler be retained for its lifetime, with a view to installing a more environmentally friendly alternative in future.
The Organ Review Group, under Alan Carter's leadership, brought a recommendation to the PCC of Church Organ World to rebuild the church organ at a cost of £60,000 + VAT. It was the better (and also cheaper) of the two quotes and the PCC approved it. There are still a few things to be done before work can begin, but it is hoped these are relatively straightforward.
The following were approved with thanks as communion servers: Naa Maine; Oli Taylor; Jennie Herring; Hannah Laflin; Mark and Sarah Neller; Matt Easley; Laurence Trigwell.
THIS Saturday 1 October the Adur Concert Band will give a cheerful 'Autumnal Highlights’ concert at King Edward Hall, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets at £10.00 (£5.00 for under 16s) are available from Tufnells Home. Raising funds for St Peter and St James Hospice.
Please join fellow residents to help clean and tidy up areas of the village. Join the team at King Edward Hall on Saturday 8 October from 9.30am to 1.00pm. For more details see the Lindfield Life magazine or telephone 484115.
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
Pray for the Autumn Women’s Retreat at Ashburnham Place for ministers’ wives and female church staff members in pastoral and Bible-teaching ministries:
Pray for the speaker, Claire Heath-Whyte, as she opens up God’s word, so that those attending may be built up by the teaching
Pray especially that they may be encouraged by fellowship with others in similar roles. In some small churches their position can be a very lonely one.
Pray for good attendance and a time of fellowship, learning and encouragement at the Annual Conference on Saturday 5 November with the theme, ‘God’s better story for a world wrestling with identity, sex and gender.’
Pray that the day will encourage and equip us to live faithfully for Jesus in our contemporary context
Pray for those leading talks, seminars and “Question and Answer” sessions as they prepare
Pray that the change of venue this year, from Burgess Hill to Crowborough, may not discourage those who have to travel from more distant parts of Sussex.
PRAYER Simon and Becky Lunt prayer meeting postponed
We are postponing THIS Sunday’s prayer meeting for the Lunts as Simon has contracted Covid and he and Becky cannot be with us. A new date will be arranged soon. Guy Rowland, Ropeholder
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:
New and returning students are heading off to University around this time. If you would like to pray for them by name, a prayer card is available at the back of church.
Angela White Please pray for Angela, awating surgery for a benign tumour.
Please pray for Rosieta, currently in hospital.
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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