Christ the King
‘This is our God,
The Servant King.
He calls us – now – to follow him,
to make our life as a daily offering….’
Someone said in passing, ‘sounds like you’re trying to turn the church into a social work agency…’
No, the Church, whilst having a commitment to social justice and the wellbeing of all, is not only just another group trying to do good.
For we, the Church, are called to do something because we long to be something. What is that something? Sing to yourselves the last line of the chorus….
Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things and Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; 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, Snowdrop and Alexandra.
And those who have recently died and their loved ones 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) Jonathan Swindells’ sermon theme will be “Acting like the King”. At West Wittering (10.00) Sarah Manouch’s sermon theme will be “It’s awesome isn’t it!” At Itchenor (11.00) George Talbot’s sermon theme will be “In what direction are we heading?”
The Ministry Team are only too happy to talk through aspects of their Sermon.
Please note that Sunday’s 10.00 service at West Wittering will be an All Age Parish Eucharist.
There will be 8.00 BCP Holy Communion at West Wittering and Birdham.
There will be Evensong at West Wittering at 6.00.
Commemoration of Andrew the Apostle West Wittering 10.00 29th November
Please pray for all those from the Benefice who were 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.
Alexia Grace Joberns Sunday 26th November at West Wittering
Sunday 26th November – Christ the King
Sunday next before Advent
Ezekiel34. 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
Sunday 3rd December – First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 64. 1-9; Corinthians 1. 3-9; Mark 13. 24-37
Romans 13. 8-end; Matthew 21. 1-13
Isaiah 1. 1-20; Matthew 21. 1-13