Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.
Sunday 25 September
9.30am All Saints Kids & Friends Harvest All-age Celebration 11.15am Holy Communion* Harvest Celebration 6.00pm Cornerstone* Caring for Creation *Sermon will be live-streamed Mission Partner Focus: Ian & Anne-Marie Prescott
NEWS AND EVENTS
Our love and congratulations to Bob and Jean Priestley who celebrate an amazing achievement of 65 years of marriage on the 23rd September. And also to Mandy & Glenn Fisk, celebrating 40 years of marriage on the 25th September.
Our services on Sunday 25 September will look at the theme of the environment from a biblical perspective. To prepare for the weekend you might like to take on the Tearfund Let's Change the Climate Challenge – a week of simple daily challenges, information and prayer points ideal for individuals or families. https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/the-lets-change-the-climate-challenge
Harvest Festival flowers
This year the flower team are going to decorate the church on Saturday 24 September before we celebrate our harvest festival on Sunday. We would be grateful to receive any homegrown produce, lovely foliage, berries and garden flowers on the Saturday morning to make the church beautiful for our celebration. Herta Kingdom and Jane Mowforth
Help after Harvest Supper
Can you help with clearing away/re-setting the church ready for Sunday services after the Harvest Supper on Saturday 24 September please? If so, please contact Richard Painter.
God's Better Story (SGP Conference)
The Sussex Gospel Partnership annual conference will be held on Saturday 5th 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
What's Your Question?
This week we'll be asking... "What does is feel like to be a Christian?". A mixture of upfront teaching and small-group discussion. 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).
We are looking for a few people to help with serving and clearing/washing up after the meal over the next five Wednesday evenings, if you can help either on one or more of the weeks, please contact Sarah Hagger in the church office.
Youth Clubs next week
On Thursday 29 September from 7.00-8.10pm in the Tiger, Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) will be embarking on a team challenge.
On Friday 30 September from 8.00-9.30pm in the Tiger, Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18) will be having a quiz.
We are relaunching our occasional support group gatherings for parents of children with additional needs. Initially this will be just a space for you to meet with others who understand and to enjoy a meal together. If you are new to All Saints or new to the journey of parenting children with additional needs please do get in touch. We'd love to invite you along to our next meal. In addition, we love to pray for you and the challenges you face. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Antonia Easley and Carol Holford
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
Women Together Breakfast
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our first event after the summer break on Saturday 8 October 8.30–10.30am in the church.
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. (We plan to continue with this theme at our breakfast on February 25th through more of a workshop style approach.) Encourage friends along and help make it welcoming and safe for each other. 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. Put it in your diary now! 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.email@example.com
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 November 6th at 3pm, followed by refreshments. The speaker will be Rev Steve Nichols. All are welcome to come and celebrate our 30th anniversary.
Stewart has sadly passed away in Taiwan, please do be praying for Ian and Christine and the family at this sad time. There will be a Thanksgiving service for Stewart’s life on Saturday 1 October at 3.00pm here at All Saints.
BEYOND ALL SAINTS
Many of us will have known John Seale, Senior Elder at the Lindfield Evangelical Free Church. Having been unwell for some time John passed into Glory on Monday 12th September. Many people are expected to attend his funeral which will therefore be held in All Saints on Thursday 29th. September at 1.30pm, followed by a reception in the Tiger.
Lindfield Village Autumn Clean
Please join fellow residents to help clean and tidy up areas of the village. Join the team at King Edward Hall on Saturday October 8th. 9.30am to 1.00pm. For more details see the Lindfield Life magazine or telephone 484115.
On Saturday 1st 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.
The Mountains are calling
It would be great if you can join current and former members of All Saints who have already booked for a very reasonably priced Oakhall Ski trip to the Swiss Alps 9 –18 March 2023. (Seven days on the mountain slopes plus time for fellowship and teaching on this Christian based holiday). For further details speak to me or call me on 07808170535. Also, look at www.oakhall.co.uk winter tab and Lauterbrunnen. Tim Rodemark
MISSION Mission Partner Focus: Ian & Anne-Marie (OMF)
Give thanks for
For the birth of Michael (son) and Noelle’s first baby, a girl, on Sept. 15, in Birmingham Alabama. (A granddaughter for us and great granddaughter for Rolf and Betty Lloyd-Williams)
For over 100 people registered for the conference Anne-Marie is organizing for OMF personnel from around the world working with East Asian Diaspora likely to return to their home country.
For opportunities God has opened for ministry among Vietnamese contract workers in Singapore in recent months and those working together to do it.
For visas for another family to head to Vietnam at the end of this month.
For Ian starting to teach a course on Church Planting and Discipleship at All Nations from Monday 26th Sept. and each Monday until 28th Nov. Pray as he delivers all the lectures in October remotely as he will be in East Asia.
Pray for the two conferences Ian and Anne-Marie are attending in October in Thailand. The first mentioned above Oct 2-10, which Anne-Marie is chairing the planning committee for. Pray for safe travel for all involved, for health for all the participants and for encouragement and inspiration from God’s word, and times of prayer and sharing together. The second Oct 10-14, is for people more broadly involved with ministry to East Asians outside their home country, and Ian is on the planning committee. Pray particularly for the Thai joining the conference involved in work among other East Asians in Thailand, including Vietnamese.
Pray for Ian and other members of the search committee for a new General Director for OMF as they assess candidates in Singapore at the end of October.
Simon & Becky Lunt
Simon & Becky Lunt will be joining us on Sunday 2 October. Come along to the Tiger Stable at 4.30pm to hear their news, ask questions about their work among Muslims in N London, and pray for them. All are welcome.
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
Please pray for Rowland Morris and family after the death of his brother Derry. The funeral will take place on Thursday 6th October, 1pm at All Saints.
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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