The Weekly Notices Page
We welcome all who are baptised to share in the bread and the wine.

to 12.30pm Coffee Shop in Church
to 4.00pm Garden Tidy
Carols at the Northern General
Prayer Meeting
Bell Ringing Practice

Lound Infant School – Rick Stordy

Holy Communion
Music Group Practice
Ladies Group

to 12.30pm Coffee Shop in Church
Choir Practice

to 4.00pm Garden Tidy

Third  Sunday of Advent
Parish Communion
Christingle Service






This Week

Tuesday 11th

Wednesday 12th

Thursday  13th

Friday 14th

Saturday  15th

Sunday  December  
Gift Aid Envelopes
If you are a tax payer you can increase your gift to the church by 28p in the pound by
putting your collection in the white gift aid envelopes. Please do this whenever possible, not
forgetting to fill in your name, address and to sign it. The details you provide are completely
confidential and will not be used for any other contact

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Timings for this week's events and next Sunday's services.
For an up to date listing check the Online Diary
Prayer of Preparation
As you prepare for worship you might like to reflect on these words.
Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as
judge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,
who is our Lord and our God.
Holy Communion - Thursdays at 9.30 am
9th December – Second Sunday of Advent
Services during the week
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Holy Communion
Our practise is for you to receive the consecrated wafer into your hand. Please do not try to
dip your bread or wafer into the wine. If you do not wish to drink from the common cup
then please take the wafer only
Food Banks
Box at the back of church for your contributions
Electoral Roll
If you come to Church here in Ecclesfield and you’re not on the Church Electoral
Roll we would encourage you to put your name forward. Forms and further details are
available from the Church wardens.  Please give your completed forms to Pat Hawley (or a
church warden if Pat is not available)
Church Office Opening Hours
Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Telephone 0114 245 0106

Please can you have any work to be done in the office at least two days before required.

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Baptism Enquiries
Should be made to Pat Clarke   0114 257 7191

Wedding Enquiries
During Church Office Hours should be made to:
Jean Fowler   0114 245 0106
New feature - Bible readings are now provided as links to the BibleGateway  
click on readings to read online. Version - NRSVA
Your giving to the work of the church
There is more than one way of giving
1. Bankers Order
2. Gift Aid envelopes if you are a  tax payer
3. Stewardship Envelopes
4. On the collection plate

For further information see: -
Audrey Sidebottom – Treasurer or Ian Hartshorne – Giving Director
Carol Singing around the Christmas Tree Today Sunday 9th December 6.00pm
Refreshments available in the church.
If weather inclement the Carol singing will take place in Church

Christmas Fayre
a million thanks to all who helped to make it a success. £1236. 27 was raised. Pat Wood

Children’s Christmas Activity
will follow the morning service today from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All children are welcome to
join in this activity. Refreshments will be available at the back of Church while the children
do the crafts etc.

Carols at Northern General-Time to sign up now!
Once again we have been invited to sing carols on a few of the wards at the Northern
General Hospital. Tuesday 11th December at 6.30pm. There is a sheet to sign at the back of
church if you can join us.  Lifts can be provided. Those of us who have been before find it
such a worthwhile thing to do, so do have a word if you might like to be involved but are
unsure. Jeni Fryer

CART: Christian Action Relief Trust
this charity based in Huddersfield takes items to designated Churches in Africa. They need: -
Sewing Machines, Haberdashery, Large pieces of material. School items: - Note Books, pens,
pencils and rubbers. Garden Tools. Any article will not be refused. Heather Johnson Tel:

Coffee Shop
we need people to sign up for baking rota in kitchen, please. Thank you.

At next year's AGM in April
Our Treasurer and Planned Giving Officer are both retiring after many years of faithful
service. This means that we will need to rebuild our finance team. If you have interest and/or
skills in this area, please speak to Tim

Local Carols
These are now being sung every Thursday up to 20th December in the Black Bull starting at
8.00pm. An enjoyable evening with something very special to our area. All welcome
For people who give by bankers order
There are now slips in a basket near the hymn books. If you give by bankers Order please
take one and put it on the collection plate during the service. It was felt that giving by Bank
Orders should be recognised and blessed along with other gifts on the collection plate
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.
This is a global campaign to call for an end to all forms of violence against women. Please
support this initiative by praying for this from the 25th of November- International Day for
the Elimination of Violence against Women until the 10th December- Human Rights Day

Mothers’ Union Annual Lunch Wednesday 23rd January 2019
The annual lunch has been booked at The Garrison Hotel, Hillsborough. 12.30 for 1.00pm It
is open to everybody. The full cost of the meal is £14.00 for two courses and £18.00 for three
courses. The menu choice is now available and the outstanding balance is also due. If you still
haven’t put your name down to go, please see Jennifer Armerson ASAP. Also [lease see
Jennifer to get your menu list and pay your outstanding balance. Monies and menu choices
due for the end of November please. Jennifer Armeson – Treasurer

Friday 4th January - Cathedral Coffee Morning
Standing Notices
Mothers’ Union Notices
8.30am Holy Communion
Tim Gill
Malachi 3: 1-4                Luke 3: 1-6
10.00am Service of the Word with Baptism
Tim Gill
Susan Vinor
Luke 3: 1-6
(Sheet:  Light of the World) 436, 401, 236, 280, 97, 612
Welcome to the families of Sophia Constance Frost, Dorothy Janet
Black and Elainer Mae Black
6.00pm Community Carols
11.30am – 12.30pm Children’s Crafts