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Remembrance Day - Sunday 12th November 2023

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Welcome to our weekly pew sheet and updates blog! Remember to try and keep this sheet digital but do print copies for those who may need them.


Thanks!


Sunday Morning:

The link for our readings for Remembrance Day are:


Please note the complete readings are in full at the end of the blog.



Collect Prayer:

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.

Post Communion Prayer: God of peace,

whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom

and restored the broken to wholeness of life:

look with compassion on the anguish of the world,

and by your healing power

make whole both people and nations;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Upcoming Dates

This week: Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Day Holy Communion will be live streamed at 9.30am from St Peter’s on www.facebook.com/huttonparish 9.30am: St. Peter’s Holy Communion 10.45am: All Saints’ Morning Prayer and ATC Parade Service

4.00pm: St Peter's Youth Group


4.00pm: 12th November - Churches Together Hutton & Shenfield

Please join us for a combined service of Remembrance at 4.00pm - Hutton & Shenfield Union Church.

Refreshments following the service.

This week: Monday - Saturday 10.00am -12 midday Food Hub Collection at St Peter’s


Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

9.00am live streamed Morning Prayer via Facebook 9.00am Join the Daily Bread team for the Live stream in the Cafe.

9.30am-12.30pm: Daily Bread Café

Wednesday

9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Daily Bread Cafe 9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints’


Thursday

Little Fishes in the Cafe

Next Sunday: 19th November - Second before Advent 9.30am: St. Peter’s Holy Communion 11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek First Prayer Service




Notices

Please sign up for the Advent Course - starting 23rd November








We are pleased to be able to share our travelling crib with the parish's young families in the build up to Christmas.

If you would like to participate, please complete the form at St Peter's or go to;


Online Form









Spiritual guide or Companionship

Many people value the companionship and encouragement of another person as they walk the spiritual way and find a listening ear helpful.

Spiritual guides have been trained to do just that and to help you listen and discern how God is working in your life.

If this is something you might be interested in please pick up one of the leaflets at the back of the church which will give you some information or speak to me in private if you are unsure.

Chris Thomas LLM.


Afternoon Prayer and Meditation

“Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46 v 10.

Quiet Prayer and Meditation on the 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month. 2.00-4.00pm.


Mothers' Union

The AGM and council takes place on 13th November at Chelmsford Cathedral, 10.30am service, refreshments, AGM and Council in the Chapter House. Please bring a packed lunch.


Rooted Community

Next gathering is Friday 17th November, 12.00 - 1.00pm in the Chapel followed by lunch in the Hall 1.00pm-3.00pm. Please email rooted@huttonparish.com for more information.


Deanery Confirmation

There will be a Confirmation Service at the Church of St. Edmund & Mary, Ingatestone, on 14th January 2024. If anyone is interested in being confirmed please speak to someone on the Ministry Team.


Bible Study

The first Monday of the month at 2.00pm

The Wednesday Group will be meeting will take a break due to the Parish Advent course starting 23rd November and will resume on 17th January 2024.



Future Events



Come and join us at St Peter's to celebrate the

Christmas season and enjoy a hot meal, tea, coffee and much more.

There will be games, gifts, a raffle and tombola stalls and a visit from Father Christmas.

We would welcome your contributions of bottles of all sorts, raffle prizes, sweets, new items for the adult and children's tombola - please leave in the parish office.

Large and small cakes for the cake stall can be delivered to the church hall during the morning of 16th December.

Thank you in anticipation of your support and we hope to see you there!








With every blessing,

Andy


The readings in full

Amos 5:18-24

18 Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; 19 as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. 20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?

21 I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. 23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. 24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.


Psalm 70

1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O Lord, make haste to help me! 2 Let those be put to shame and confusion who seek my life. Let those be turned back and brought to dishonour who desire to hurt me. 3 Let those who say, ‘Aha, Aha!’ turn back because of their shame.

4 Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation say evermore, ‘God is great!’ 5 But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay!


1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about those who have died,[b] so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.[c]15 For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died.[d]16 For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord for ever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.


Matthew 25:1-13

25 ‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” 7 Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” 9 But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.” 10 And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11 Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, “Lord, lord, open to us.” 12 But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I do not know you.” 13 Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.


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