St Francis e Letter 23 November 2014
Dedicated Giving Sunday continues this Sunday 23rd November – Many thanks for those who have pledged
DG Sunday was last Sunday. Because of the 94.7 cycle rally and the inability of those on the east side of Jan Smuts Ave to get to church please bring the completed form back with you this Sunday – 23rd November – so that we can bless your commitment and celebrate the gifts God gives us. Your pledge can also be handed in at the church office during the week.
Sunday Duties: To see if you are on duty click here. Please notify the parish office if you are unable to do a duty. If possible arrange with some else to do your duty but please still notify the parish office.
Readings: The lectionary readings for this Sunday 23rd November 2014: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20 -24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
7.30 am Celebrant: Revd Cynthia Botha Sermon: Revd Cynthia Botha
At 9.30 am Celebrant: Revd Tim Gray Sermon: Revd Cynthia Botha
Please note: Services during the week are Eucharists on Tues at 5.30 pm, Wed at 9.30 am and Fri at 7 am.
NB: Youth Service at 9.30 am on the 30 November.
Bishop Brian Germond
A series of three studies in preparation for Advent.
Dates: Wednesdays 26th Nov and 3rd Dec.
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Ellis Herbert Foyer
Please bring your bibles!
Christmas and Candles go together – add some oranges, spices and fruit and you have a Christingle! Christingle is a celebrationof Jesus as light of the world in anticipation of Christmas. Join in a joyful festival of carols and verse with the St Francis Singers on Sunday 7th December at 5.00 pm. Young and old, mums, dads and kids will all enjoy this perfect start to Christmas. Christmas refreshments will be served afterwards. A retiring collection will be taken.
ART on Saturdays:
The next Art on Saturdays will be in the new year. Please phone the parish office for more information 011 646-2660.
Please look at the notice board for a list of things and involvements that would be helpful in bringing the project to fruition e.g. being on a roster to look after the garden, providing seeds or equipment etc. For more information contact Simon Ridgeway.
I have had a request for a bicycle. Over the last year several people have asked me for bicycles so that they could be employed to deliver newspapers. This has worked well and there are three people who are successfully earning incomes. If there is another bicycle out there doing nothing please consider passing it on to me to pass on to Bongani.
I also have a need for a cooler box for some one who would like to sell food on the side of the road. If you have one that you have no further use of please bring it to the church.
JSA Operation Relief
Operation Relief is an ecumenical programme which provides weekly food parcels to homeless people. If you have plastic bags which need to be recycled please bring these to the church. The one condition is that the bags are clean! Operation relief uses 600 plastic bags a week for food parcels and other hand outs.
The Council has approved the purchase of a Grand Piano for our music ministry and outreach programme and one has been ordered! . We are hoping this will arrive before Christmas. Please contact Ruth on 082 903 5819 or Louise on 083 275-7072 if you would like to make a donation toward the piano in memory of someone or simply because you you know the music will be wonderful.
Please note: The Knitting group meets on each Thursday except for the first week of the month when they join the Wednesday service for tea .
Youth and Rock n’Roll:
Rock n’ Roll: Every Sunday at 9.30 am
Friday Nights: 4 pm for younger Youth and 6pm for older Youth
NB Parents – Please drop/fetch your children within the parking area. Yvette can assist you with the code.
Visit the Young Peoples page.