The mission group have expedited gifts to Caminul Felix, our mission partner based in Romania who our hosting several Ukrainian families
We hope in time to be able to offer practical support to refugees who may relocate to Mid-Sussex. As a church we have partnered with Sanctuary Foundation: https://sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk/ – please consider signing up as an individual partner and please let Hugh Bourne (email@example.com) know in confidence, if you may be in a position to help with accomodation needs or financial sponsoring to those fleeing Ukraine.
Coffee re-starting before Cornerstone
We are restarting coffee/tea at Cornerstone from this Sunday 13 March, but we are reverting to serving before the service at 5.45pm. Do enjoy a cup of coffee and a chance to catch up with each other before the service, of course that doesn’t preclude conversations after the service too! We are encouraging people to bring their own re-usable cups where possible.
Men, we need you!
Come and join this special opportunity to demonstrate your thanks and appreciation to the women in our church family.
When: Saturday 26 March at 10.00am
Who: Men of all ages – bringing scissors and garden secateurs
Why: To show our appreciation of women at Mothering Sunday services
What: Working together to create 200 posies to give away
Also: Wednesday 23 March
Calling men and women gardeners and those who have friends with gardens! For our posies we also need tons of greenery cut into short lengths and put into deep water for 48 hours. Can you deliver your greenery to the Stable building anytime on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24.
For many years Herta Kingdom and her small team has spent days preparing posies for women as a thank you for all the ways in which they serve in the church. Herta will be away for a much-deserved break this year. Can the men at All Saints rise to the challenge of creating 200 posies?
I’ll meet you all on Saturday 26 at 10.00 at the Stables and let’s see how long it takes us to get this glorious task done! Thank you. Carrie Britton
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.
Reminder to adjust your clocks!
Clocks will go forward one hour at 1.00am on Sunday 27 March, when we begin British Summer Time!
Are you on the Electoral Roll?
. . . That is the All Saints Electoral Roll. It is the nearest the Church of England has to a membership list and legally enables you to attend and vote at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, coming up next month, that elects the PCC. If you identify with All Saints, and haven’t previously submitted a form, please do consider joining (only those NOT already on the roll need complete a form). Membership is open to all Christians over 16 who are baptised and worship with us regularly (see full details on the form). Forms are available at the back of the church or can be downloaded from the All Saints website. Please complete and return by 3 April to the church office or Ken Martin (Electoral Roll Officer).
Order your Easter eggs!
Real chocolate Easter eggs are back! Fair trade and palm oil free the real Easter eggs make a great gift or a treat for yourself! They include a little booklet explaining what Easter is really about. There is dark chocolate (£5.50), milk (£4.50) or white (£5). You can also get a sharing box of smaller eggs, £5 for 6, or £30 for 30. To order please contact Ali Bourne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Easter Lily Collection
The flower team are starting our Easter Lily collection in memory of loved ones.
We will decorate the church at Easter with the Lilies and will place a dedication list in the Memorial Chapel.
We have set up a link on Churchsuite to make a donation.
You will find the link in My Giving. Click on the drop-down menu from General Giving to find Easter Lilies.
After making the donation please could you send an email with the name of your loved one to email@example.com
Envelopes will also be available in the porch to make a donation but we do encourage you if possible to use the online link.
Please post your completed form in the envelope along with your donation through the Tiger letterbox.
Thank you. The Flower Team
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
MISSION Mission Partner Focus: Julian and Nicky Milson
Give thanks for
Those that visited our church at Christmas and pray for any next steps with them
Opportunities for ministry here. Please pray for boldness and sensitivity
The children’s healthcare access and disability recognition for Jemima.
For the Redfearn family as they prepare to move to Valencia
That plans for a new youth group will come to fruition
That as we start to plan our visit to the UK and our supporting churches this summer, we will be realistic, organised and prepared. Ropeholders: Will and Beth Leonard
PRAYER 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:
Chris Sexton Please continue to pray for Chris, David and Fay Jones' son-in-law, Chris is now out of CCU and back at the Marsden in Sutton continuing his treatment. He is still very weak. 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. Please continue to pray for Al.
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 Friday 18 March, which will show how well the treatment has worked.
PARISH REGISTER For February
Elizabeth (Betty) Mee (20th)
Elizabeth Mitchell (16th)
Pam Service (17th)
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