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All Saints Lindfield E-News:  11/11/22
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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 13 November

Remembrance Sunday


9.30am      Morning Worship                            Mark 12:28-34                                            
11.15am    Morning Worship                            Mark 12:28-34
3.00pm      Royal British Legion Service                                          
6.00pm      Persecuted Church Service*                                  
*Sermon will be live-streamed            
Mission Partner Focus: Open Doors


NEWS AND EVENTS


Service of Remembance

There will be a Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at 3.00pm at All Saints THIS Sunday 13 November. This will follow the laying of wreaths at 2.45pm marking the centenary of the All Saints War Memorial.


Visit of Baroness Cox 

We are looking forward to a visit from Baroness Caroline Cox at our 6.00pm service THIS 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's funeral will be at the Evangelical Church in Challenor Road at 10.30am on Monday 14 November.  


Don't forget to book: Tearfund Big Quiz Night

NEXT 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

 

Youth Clubs next week

On Thursday 17 November from 7.00-8.10pm in the Tiger, Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) will be creating a crazy golf course.
On Friday 18 November from 8.00-9.30pm in the Tiger, Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18) will be working together on challenges to get out of the Escape Room.
stuart.silk@lindfield.info  / 07866 487535

 

Donations for Community Clothing Bank

St Mark's church in Barrow-in-Furness offer clothes for free to those in need, and they are always looking to replenish their stocks of second-hand items, especially small men's clothes. We will be visiting Barrow in early December so could take some contributions with us to drop at St Mark's (note, this is not the church we're moving to). If you have items to give, please could you do the following:
Select carefully – please only give quality clothes, i.e. things that you would wear (no holes, stains etc)
Pack neatly – we have limited space in our car, so please fold and pack items efficiently and only use a strong 'bag for life'-type carrier bag
Give personally – please contact me about letting me have the clothes directly.  Do not leave bags at the church, in the Tiger or on my doorstep.

If I have more bags than I can take this time, I'm sure I will make other journeys before we leave! On the Facebook page of the Clothing Bank you will see they take other items, but clothes are the priority, and I won't have room for other things. Many thanks, Stuart Silk (07866 487535)
 

Stewardship 2023

At All Saints we are pleased to be launching our Stewardship season this week. Please find linked below a covering letter from our Vicar, Steve Nichols, which also includes links to plenty of resources including a video, Bible study notes, finance reports as well as information on how we can respond.
Stewardship Letter (PDF)

In this season of great financial uncertainty we look forward to exploring with you Jesus' heart for our giving at our services on Sunday 20th and 27th November.

You can find all the Stewardship material at www.allsaintslindfield.org/giving


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.
 

Thankyou Gift for Carrie Britton

If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift for Carrie please pass on any gifts by Monday 14 November. 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'. 

 

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

 

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. 

 

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 mulled wine 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 or call the church office on 482405.


(The WT team would greatly appreciate any clean jam jars, complete with lids, that you may have saved up. Please contact Antonia.)


Thank you

Thank you to everyone who enabled 68 people from the 11.15 congregation share a fellowship meal last Sunday. It was a special time of building friendships. Why not join the team for our meal together in the Spring? Carrie Britton

 


BEYOND ALL SAINTS

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
 


MISSION 
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: Open Doors

The men’s football world cup begins on 20 November. Seven of the participating countries, including the host country Qatar, are on the Open Doors World Watch list. The global popularity of the tournament presents a precious opportunity to draw attention to our persecuted church family. We pray for some of those countries now.
 
Qatar
  • Please pray for Christians to be free to worship and witness. Many churches were shut during the pandemic and remain closed. Pray that they would be opened so that Christians can meet together freely.
Iran
  • Pray for those in prison because they are church leaders or have spoken about their faith. Pray that they would be encouraged and still be able to share the ‘Good News’ despite their circumstances.
  • Give thanks that despite the persecution the country has one of the fastest growing churches in the world.
Saudi Arabia
  • Pray for secret believers who have to hide their faith from friends and family and if discovered are often attacked or put in prison.
Mexico
  • Pray that believers will be used boldly by God to reduce crime and reach gang members with the love of Jesus. Pray that ostracised believers who come to faith in Christ in indigenous communities will find fellowship with others.
There is always up-to-date news on the Open Doors Website; opendoorsuk.org
Ropeholders Ron and Janet Goodenough 
 


PRAYER
Praying for care homes

Please Join us for an hour to pray for care homes – a precious area of caring for our most senior brothers and sisters on Tuesday 15 November at 2.00pm in the Stable. 


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 Lloyd-Williams
Please continue to pray for Betty 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

Keith Ward
Please pray for Keith who is recovering at home after a recent fall

Angela White
Please continue to pray for Angela
 


PARISH REGISTER FOR OCTOBER

Baptism
Kaya Foster (2nd)
 
Funerals
Service of Thanksgiving for life of Stewart Clarke (1st)
Marjorie Mighall (3rd)
Derry Morris (6th)
Jean Griffiths (14th)
Pat Newton (17th)
John Stephens (27th)
 
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