Your church needs you!
You will have seen in the news and on the streets, there has been a sudden and significant increase in the number of homeless people in Chichester and the surrounding area.
In response to this very urgent and very human need, the local churches of Chichester Deanery, with the support and agreement of the local authority and Stone pillow, are planning on running, for the coldest months of the year, an Emergency Night Shelter.
Where do you come in? Well, of course it needs funding, and as a deanery we need to raise £5000 to run the shelter from January to March next year BUT we also need people.
People from our benefice already provide hot meals and clothing to some of the homeless, and we need you to help us help them to build on that. Can we, Chichester Harbour Churches, offer 10 people, split between 3 shifts, to man the shelter one night a week? Yes, of course we can. We needs people who can cook, people who can clean, people who can talk, but most of all we need people with a heart for others.
Rev Sarah will be the go to person within the ministry team – go to her and offer your time, and lets’ make a difference!
Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
We continue to pray for:
Conor Jones, Ian Gray and family, Carole Richardson, Baby Clemmie, Janet & David Drake, Peter Barnett, Snowdrop and Alexandra.
And those who have recently died and their loved ones.
Felicity Bowring, Ian Chrismas, Patricia Salmon, Gareth Parfoot and Len Charmen.
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) Eric Eyre’s sermon theme will be “Buried Treasure”. At West Wittering (10.00) Jonathan Swindells’ sermon theme will be “Doughnuts”. At Itchenor (11.00) Jim Mould’s sermon theme will be ‘A Talent Show’
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 and Itchenor.
There will be Evensong at West Wittering at 6.00.
Please note that next Sunday’s 10.00 service at West Wittering will be an All Age Parish Eucharist.
Please pray for all those from the Benefice to be confirmed on Thursday 23rd November at St Paul’s, Chichester 7.30pm:
Luca Alonso, Guy Drew, Mark Holmes, Thomas North, Maisie Osmend, James Relf, Evan Williams
and the grown-ups….. Sophie, Lizzie, Robbie.
And we will be welcoming them at the main services at Birdham and West Wittering on Sunday 26th November. Please do come and support.
There will be a memorial service for Patricia Anne Salmon on Friday 24th November at 1.00 at St Peter and St Paul, West Wittering
Isla Brooks 11.00 Sunday 25th November at Itchenor.
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
Sunday 26th November – Christ the King
Sunday next before Advent
Ezekiel 34. 11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1. 15-end; Matthew 25. 31-end
Colossians 1. 13-20; John 6. 5-14
2 Samuel 23. 1-7; Matthew 28. 16-end