Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
We continue to pray for:
Conor Jones, Ian Gray and family, Carole Richardson, Baby Clemmie, Janet & David Drake, Peter Barnett and Snowdrop.
And those who have recently died and their loved ones.
Robert Shippam, Patricia Cross, Felicity Bowring, Ian Chrismas, Patricia Salmon and Gareth Parfoot.
If you know of anyone who needs our prayers or would appreciate a visit, please let the Rector or the Parish Administrator know.
Should you wish to contact the Rector his mobile number is 07538 011579.
At the main service at Birdham (9.30am) Joyce Henson’s sermon theme will be “Remembrance- Breaking Down the Barriers”. At West Wittering (10.00) Sarah Manouch will be presiding and for the Act of Remembrance at 10.50 her sermon theme will be ‘Where will your poppy be tomorrow?’ At Itchenor (10.50) Jim Mould’s sermon theme will be“What! A wedding without a bride?”
The Ministry Team are only too happy to talk through aspects of their Sermon.
There will be 8.00 BCP Holy Communion at West Wittering.
There will be Evensong at West Wittering at 6.00.
Please pray for all those from the Benefice to be confirmed on Thursday 23rd November at St Pauls, Chichester 7.30pm:
Luca Alonso, Guy Drew, Mark Holmes, Thomas North, Maisie Osmend, James Relf, Evan Williams
and the grown-ups….. Sophie, Lizzie, Robbie.
Sunday 12th November – Remembrance Sunday
3rd Sunday before Advent
Wisdom 6. 12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4. 13-end; Matthew 25. 1-13
Philippians 1. 3-11; Matthew 18. 21-end
Judges 7. 2-22; John 15. 9-17
Sunday 19th November – 2nd Sunday before Advent
Zephaniah 1. 7, 12-end; 1 Thessalonians 5. 1-11; Matthew 25. 14-30
Philippians 3. 17-end; Matthew 22. 15-22
1 Kings 1. 15-40; Revelations 1. 4-18