The October edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the November edition should be with Pauline Mann today.
This year’s Shoebox Appeal is organised by Link to Hope and the shoeboxes will be sent to families and the elderly in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Instructions to guide you in packing your box are explained in leaflets in the Church Centre. There will be a sale of shoebox items after the morning service today, 20 October. Pauline Mann will be glad to give you advice. The boxes should be brought to the Church to be received and dedicated during the morning service next Sunday, 27 October.
Why not drop into Meet – Share – Create at 10.00 am on Wednesday morning this week if you’ve got an interest in a craft activity? Bring your skill and share it with other people or learn a new one. Donate any unwanted materials, if you have some, and enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Zing will be there to meet you.
St Martin’s Housing Trust are once again asking for volunteers to help with their Christmas street collection from 2 – 24 December. There is a list for you to enter your details in the Church Centre by Sunday 10 November. Find out about the valuable work that the Trust does with homeless people on www.stmartinshousing.org.uk.
Advance notice that on Saturday 16 November at 7.30 pm in Holy Trinity Church the All Souls Orchestra, conducted by Noel Tredinnick and Michael Andrews, will be presenting Prom Praise. Tickets are available at £15.00 and £10.00 (students and under 18s). Full details on the Church Centre notice board.
Many thanks to all of you who helped in any way with the recent Jumble Sale, which raised £129.00 for the Vidiyal Trust. Especial thanks to Colin O’Donoghue, who organised it and worked so hard to make it a success.
We’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for The World Council of Churches and for peace and unity in our city.
On this Freedom Sunday we pray that God’s justice and righteousness will break forth in our time. We think of those in impoverished countries labouring in fields, mines and factories who have been reduced to tools rather than human beings. We remember women, who are often the victims of human trafficking. We pray for the development of these nations so that their people may have the opportunity for education and employment, and a decent standard of living. Help us to do our part in campaigning and working to bring this about. Amen.