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THE WHITEWATER BENEFICE

The Second Sunday before Advent – Sunday 18th November 2018

 

Mattingley Church

1 Sam 10.17-24; Matt 8.23-34

8:30am

Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Jennifer Martin

St John’s Church, Hook

Dan 12.1-3; Mark 13.1-8

10:00am

Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Jonathan Bushman

Mattingley Church

Dan 12.1-3; Heb 10.11-25;

Mark 13.1-8

10:30am

Parish Communion

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

 

4:30pm

Youth Emmaus

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

Sue Steele

St John’s Church, Hook

Jer 2.5-13; Jer 17.5-13

7:00pm

Contemporary Worship

Nikki Wild, The Rev’d Shona Hoad

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

 

 

 

 

The Collect for Today

 

 

Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive us in new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

Services during Week Beginning 19th November 2018

 

 

Mon

 – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer & Evening Prayer

Mon

10:00am

Lady Chapel

St John’s Church, Hook

Prayer Monday

Mon

11.45am

Basingstoke Crematorium

Funeral of Selwyn Thomas

Weds

10:00am

St John’s Church, Hook

Holy Communion

Sat

9:00am

St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ the King – Sunday 25th November 2018

 

 

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Jer 23.5-8; John 6.5-14

8:30am

Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

Dan 7.9-10, 13-14; Rev 1.4b-8;

John 18.33-37

10:00am

Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Dan 7.9-10, 13-14; Rev 1.4b-8;

John 18.33-37

10.30am

Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Isaiah 32.1-8; Rev 3.7-22;

 

6:30pm

Evensong

Jennifer Martin

Jonathan Bushman

 

 

Notices and News – Events This Week

 

 

Monday – Saturday – 10am – 12pm Coffee Shop open to all, Narthex, St John’s, Hook.

Monday – 2pm – 4pm Craft Group, at St John’s, Hook.

Tuesday – 1:45pm – 3pm Bible Study Group, Narthex, Hook.

Wednesday – 8pm Living Flame, 29 Goose Green, Hook.  All welcome.

Thursday – 1:30pm – 3.30pm Fingerprints, St John’s, Hook, for carers and young children.

Thursday - 7.30pm – Discipleship Group, St John’s Hook. All welcome.

Friday – 7:15pm - Junior Choir; 7:45pm Senior Choir, St John’s, Hook.

 

ADVENT COURSE

 

This advent we will be looking at the book 'Walking Backwards to Christmas' by Stephen Cottrell. The book gets to the real meaning of the nativity story and there will be an opportunity to join an advent group on Thursday evenings in December from 7:30pm at St. John's Hook and/or a book club type discussion with breakfast at Mattingly Rectory on Saturday 22nd December from 8:45am. The book can be purchased for around £8, Jonathan Bushman or Shona Hoad can also arrange to order one for you if required. Everybody is very welcome to any of the discussion groups and we look forward to learning more about the Christmas story.

 

 

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE – Wednesday 5th December at 4pm at St John’s Church, Hook.  Everyone welcome!

 

 

HOOK CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT – Next Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Hook.  A programme including John Rutter’s Requiem and other works, with soprano soloist and organ accompaniment.  Tickets £15 / £12 concessions / under 11s free on the door, from Trees Newsagents, or can be reserved by calling 07957 293641.

 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH CRACKER – Saturday 8th December 5pm to 7pm

Despite the main Cracker event not running, St John’s Church will still be open for its Christmas Fair. This year, not only will the church building be open but we will fill the Church Hall, car park and grounds with activities. From the Narthex, we will be serving warm mulled wine, warm mince pies and hot tea and coffee.  In the main church, there will be further refreshments and craft activities run by the Fingerprints Toddler group, the Messy Church team and the Junior Church team. There will the opportunities to make wristbands and bracelets. On sale will be some home-made cakes and Christmas decorations and there will be some great prizes from our tombolas.

Santa will be visiting this year. His elves are bringing his grotto to the Church Hall with the help of the Rotary Club. Outside also there will be some small fairground rides, retail stalls and entertainment.  Outside we’ll run our BBQ. We’ll have a mini fairground ride and music performed on a stage in the car park.  Finally we’ll be introducing a new twist to rock painting with our Baby Jesus Rocks initiative to encourage children to bring any rocks they find around the village to our Advent Sunday morning services.

As usual help is needed to run the stalls and provide donations (Cakes, Christmas Decorations and items for the children and adult tombolas). Help is needed to paint the Baby Jesus Rocks either at home or at the Church during the week. Help will also be needed during advent to hide the rocks (not very well hidden) around the village.

If you can help with any of the above please contact Juliette, Carol Anne, Gill L or Richard P

 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD - look out for this years Christmas card! Designed and produced by our talented in-church artist Rebecca Ratnasamy, it will be on display later this month in St John's. Anyone who wants to sign the card, and donate the money they would have spent on individual cards to other members of the church family, will be supporting the work of the Night Light Winter Shelter, a local charity that St John's is proud to support again this year. Cash, cheques (to “The PCC of Hook Parish”) or contactless payment.

 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR SENDING Last year's church family Christmas card has been printed as a Christmas card, for sale in support of the work at St John's Church, Hook.  Ideal for sending to friends/family elsewhere in the village or further afield.  These are now available at £4 for a packet of 10 cards, see Angelo Arulchelvam or a churchwarden to buy yours. Cash, cheques (to “The PCC of Hook Parish”) or contactless payment.

 

FOOD BANK DONATIONS may be placed in the marked box in the Narthex in St John’s, Hook at any time during the week; left at any HMR Church when a service is taking place or taken directly to the Life Church Centre, Elms Road, Hook.

 

 

 

Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks

 

For thanksgiving: the kindness of our church pastoral care teams.

 

For prayer: those exploring a deeper Christian faith, at the Discipleship Course or through one to one meetings towards adult baptism.

 

Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Michael and Lisa, Linda, Nicky Reynolds, Rosie, Luke Mappley, Ashley.

 

Those who have recently died: Selwyn Thomas, Betty Williams.

 

Year’s Mind: 18th Nov – Ian Clayton; 19th Nov – James Crail; 20th Nov – Joseph Smith, James Lawrence, Dorothy Moore, John Spink; 21st Nov – John Copland; 22nd Nov – Pat Morgan, Peter Willett.

 

Please also pray:

For our vision to share Jesus’ Good News throughout the Whitewater Benefice in 2018

 

Contact Us

 

Priest in Charge

Marion de Quidt may be contacted on (01256) 763211

or mariondequidt@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Please note Marion is not available on Tuesday

Assistant Priest

Shona Hoad may be contacted on (07871) 740158 or

(0118) 932 6075 or shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Please note Shona is not available on Thursdays and Fridays

Benefice Office

Melanie Lovegrove on (01256) 760169.  At St John’s.  office@whitewaterchurches.co.uk 

Weekdays 9.30am to 12pm

Pastoral Visiting Hook

 

Please contact: Reverend Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211

or Jennie Martin on (07803) 505265

Pastoral Visiting HMR

Please contact: Reverend Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211 or the Church Office on (01256) 760169

Hook PCC Secretary

Vacancy – could you help?

Hook Stewardship

Nikki Wild (01256) 762865

Hook Gift Aid

Caroline Bushman (01256) 959699

HMR PCC Secretary

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Stewardship

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Gift Aid

Anne Hallowes (01252) 845144  anne.hallowes@btinternet.com

 

 

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