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WELCOME! 10th December 2017 2nd Sunday of Advent

Thought for the Week from Canon Andrew
Today we hear about John.  He is a waiting figure, God’s watchman, but his waiting is anything but passive.  He calls the people of Israel to a radical change of heart in readiness for the approach of the Lord.  It has a powerful reach; it attracts a people who have grown accustomed to the silence of God.  John speaks to us all on this second Sunday of Advent.  We must wake up and be ready to change!

Services today at Holy Trinity
8am Said Eucharist
9.45am Little Pebbles Sunday School (Crypt)
10am Sung Eucharist
Hymns 24, 27, 143, 30
    During Communion the Choir will sing the anthem:
“People Look East” (Eleanor Farjeon)
Our Organist today is David Bruce-Payne

We Celebrate the £10 Talents Challenge today!

Service today at St Nicholas
9am Morning Prayer

4.30 Weldmar Hospicecare - Light up a Life in Hope Square


We pray for the sick:  Marion Cooper, Claire Dillistone, Arthur Edwards, James Fitzpatrick, Beryl Hamlet, Val Hemmens, Dan Hoskins, John Kemble, Michael Kooge, Maddison Lane, Nellie Levey, Sarah Ray, Glen Sands, Deb Smith (Priest), Mary Storrs, Margaret Tambling, Pam Venable, Michael Warner (Priest), Caron Yardley, Isabelle, Julia, Lewis, Tallulah and Tiana.
We remember the recently departed:
John Howarth, Kay Harding and Richard Venable
We remember those whose year’s mind is at this time: Gladys Underhill, Hank Mules, George Sevage, Trudi Yard
Alec Moffat, Rose Weaver and Justyn Griffiths
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon them.
May they rest in peace, and rise in glory.

Readings for next Sunday:  Isaiah 61:1-4&8-11; Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55; 1Thess 5:16-24; John 1:6-8&19-28

The Vicar is Canon Andrew Gough
Tel 01305 760354 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website: wwwholytrinityweymouth.org
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Notices for the Pew Sheet
to Christine, please, by 12 noon on Thursdays
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This Week
Tues 12th 8.45am Morning Prayer HT
Wed 13th 10am Said Eucharist SN
Thu 14th 6.30pm Said Eucharist SN
Fri 15th 9.15am Morning Prayer HT
7.30 Lifeboat Station Carols, Nothe Parade
Sat 16th Weymouth Choral Society – Tidings of Joy!
        St John’s Church at 7.30.  Tickets £10 from Stella Read

Next Sun 17th Dec – Third Sunday of Advent
8am - Said Eucharist       10am - Sung Eucharist     HT
8.30am Said Eucharist with Hymns SN
6.30 pm   Nine Lessons & Carols at 6.30 HT

Closure of St Nicholas Church and Hall
The decision was taken at the PCC Meeting on Wed 29th Nov to proceed towards the closure of St Nicholas.  This decision was reached with much sadness and heart-searching.  The Vicar addressed the Meeting with prayerful and pastoral thoughts and everyone present was able to voice their points of view.  Following the discussions, the vote was unanimous to allow the necessary steps by The Vicar and Churchwardens, as Trustees, to proceed.  If anyone would like a copy of the Vicar’s presentation, please contact Christine Buffrey.

New Notices
# Surviving Winter in Dorset - Bishop Karen says: ‘Surviving Winter is a great initiative.  It enables grants towards heating costs to the most needy in our community from donations made by those who have no real need for their fuel allowance’.  Donations are welcome from anyone, not just those who wish to ‘recycle’ their Winter Fuel Payment.  Please donate at: http://www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org
# Prayer List News – Meridy Philips (tenor in our Choir) writes about her Mother, Marion Cooper: “She’s going to be 96 on 22nd Dec and has just moved out of my care into Queen Charlotte Nursing home after breaking her arm.  Bless her, she has dementia and is now bed bound.  Age is not good”.
Also, Geoffrey Walton (Priest) thanks everyone for our prayers which have been answered; he is gradually getting stronger.
# Parish Advent Quiet Day at Hilfield Friary was an experience of time to reflect on our journey towards the coming of Jesus.
# Reverse Advent Calendar – Thank you for gifts so far!  Please keep them coming throughout Advent.  Maybe include some Christmas food like puddings, small cakes etc.  The first items will be taken to the Food Bank today.

Reminders
# Sudan Cards are on sale.  Thank you for your kind support.  All proceeds to Salisbury Diocesan Sudan Medical Link.  Keith
# Fair Trade Stall is open every Sunday at HT.  Do visit The Bridge Fair Trade Shop next door to HT for gifts, cards and FT food and household items as well as a cup of tea or coffee.

Dates for your diary
Fri 22nd Dec 10am Carols on the steps of Holy Trinity
Sunday 24th 8am Said Eucharist HT
Advent 4 9am Said Eucharist with Hymns SN
(Christmas Eve) 10am Parish Eucharist HT
6pm   Christingle Service HT
    11.30 Blessing of the Crib & Midnight Mass HT
Christmas Day 8am Said Eucharist HT
9am Said Eucharist with Hymns SN
10am Parish Eucharist HT
Tues 26th   10am St Stephen Said Eucharist SN
Wed 27th   10am St John the Evangelist Said Eucharist SN
Thu 28th     10am Holy Innocents Said Eucharist SN
Sun 31st 6.30 Taizé Worship SN

Latest news

Celebration of the £10 Talent Challenge

Today we celebrated the £10 Talent Challenge! Janet thanked all who participated and all who gave their financial support. The challengers brought their proceeds to Janet who, in turn, brought them to the altar for Father Andrew to bless. Watch this space once the donations have been counted.

More news

Vicar’s letter for December 2017

“A Christmas Message Many of us who may worship together normally Sunday by Sunday are not normally together at Christmas! Rightly, we are involved with family and friends, and that takes us away from where we live. Sometimes it’s good to be with other church communities at Christmas, so that our experiences gain a wider perspective.”

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