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THE WHITEWATER BENEFICE

The Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday 8th December 2019

Rotherwick Church

Rom 15.4-13; Luke 21.25-33

8:30am

Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook

Is 11.1-10; Matt 3.1-12

10:00am

Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt with Alan Instone

Rotherwick Church

Is 11.1-10; Rom 15.4-13; Matt 3.1-12

10:30am

Advent Family Praise

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

Rotherwick Church

12:30pm

Baptism of Rupert Christmas

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

Rotherwick Church

1 Kgs 18.17-39; John 1.19-28

6:30pm

Evensong

Jennifer Martin

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

 

 

 

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.

 

Services during Week Beginning 9th December 2019

 

Mon

 – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook

 

Morning & Evening Prayer

 

Mon

7:00pm

St John’s Church, Hook

Monday Prayer Group

Weds

10:00am

St John’s Church, Hook

Holy Communion

Sat

9:00am

St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer

 

 

FOR ALL AGES….

CHRISTMAS CRACKER, THIS SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER

THANK YOU for the Cracker

Please do join us round the Christmas Tree in the Village at 4.30pm and at St John’s Church, Hook from 5pm – 7pm.

Come and Help or Come and Enjoy!

cracker

 

 

The Third Sunday of Advent – Sunday 15th December 2019

 

 

Mattingley Church

1 Cor 4.1-5; Matt 11.2-10

8:30am

Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

St John’s Church, Hook

Is 35.1-10; Matt 11.2-11

10:00am

Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

 

Mattingley Church

Is 35.1-10; James 5.7-10; Matt 11.2-11

10:30am

Holy Communion

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

 

4:30pm

Youth Emmaus

St John’s Church, Hook

7:00pm

Contemporary Service

Nikki Wild

Rotherwick Church

6:30pm

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

 

 

Notices and News – Events This Week

 

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 12pm coffee shop open to all.  Please note: coffee shop is currently closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Monday – 2pm – 4pm Craft Group, Narthex, St Johns, Hook.

Tuesday – 1:45pm - 3:15pm Bible Group, Narthex, St John’s, Hook.

Thursday – 10:30am – 11:30am Friendship Café, St John’s, Hook, all welcome.

Thursday – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Fingerprints, St John’s, Hook, for carers and young children.

Thursday – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Advent Course, St John’s Hook, all welcome.

Friday – 7:15pm Juniors; 7:30pm Seniors; 8pm Christmas Choir, St John’s, Hook.

Wednesday 11th December 2019

There will be Holy Communion at 10am followed by lunch for the Wednesday Communion Group gathering in the Narthex, St John’s Church, Hook.

 

 

NATIVITY IN THE BARN – THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER AT 6PM - 8PM

at Holdshott Farm, RG27 OJZ

 

Carols, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

All ages welcome to join the relaxed re-telling of the Christmas story

Donations to TLC Outreach

Make sure you wrap up well and bring umbrella, torch and wellies!

 

 

 

 

 

ADVENT COURSE - Humbug and Happiness Thursday evenings in Advent

This year the Thursday evening Advent Course is based on the Charles Dickens novel and classic Christmas movie, 'A Christmas Carol', looking at how God calls us to repentance and to live unselfishly and offers us forgiveness and restoration.  7:30pm on Thursdays 28th in the Solar room at St. John's Church, all are welcome.  If you have any questions please ask Jonathan Bushman (jonathan.d.bushman@gmail.com).

 

TUESDAY BIBLE GROUP – ADVENT SESSIONS

The Bible Group on Tuesday will be holding one further advent session:

Through the eyes of Joseph” on Tuesday 17th December at 2pm

There will be no Bible Group on Tuesday 10th December. Everyone welcome.  For more information, please speak to Jennifer Martin.

 

St John's Christmas Cards

ST JOHN’S CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR SENDING - We have packs of 10 cards for sale for £4 at St John’s Church, Hook.  The card is based on the painting done by Rebecca Ratsamnamy for the Church Family Christmas Card in 2018, and are available after services or from the Church Office.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD - this year we again have a Church Family Christmas card, designed and produced by our talented in-church artist Rebecca. We are invited to sign the card, donate the money you would have spent on cards to other members of the church family to support the work of the Hart Food Bank.

 

JESUS ROCKS – HELP NEEDED!

This Christmas we are again hiding Jesus Rocks around Hook. This is in preparation for the Jesus Rocks and Crib Service on 24th December. Can you help with hiding? Please get rocks from Richard Paganuzzi or Jonathan Bushman.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Saturday 7th December at 9am for a 9:30am start at Hook House Hotel.  Please contact Richard Morley to book your place (numbers required for catering) richard.jmorley@talktalk.net

 

SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY 5 JANUARY 2020

There will be a bring and share lunch after the 10am service at St John’s, and this is also the date to bring back your Mission Jesus boxes for the last time with your £1 a week (should be £26 in there as the last lunch was in June).

 

NEWS FROM ROTHERWICK:

Repairs

External: the roof of the Tylney Chapel has been leaking during heavy rain recently.  You will notice scaffolding in place ready for repairs to begin shortly.  Internal: This week there was also a fall of lime plaster from the chancel ceiling.  At the moment we have made the decision to keep the church locked during the daytime to protect visitors until further safety checks and repairs can be made in the coming days.  We expect services on Sunday 8th December will be held in Rotherwick as usual although potentially with a backdrop of dustsheets and we will be open as usual ready for the “9 Lessons and Carols” on Sunday 15th December.

Help Wanted - If you are able to help with preparing and/or serving mince pies and wine after the 9 Lessons and Carols service at 6:30pm on Sunday 15th December please get in touch with Sarah Moore or Steve Burridge on rotherwickcw1@yahoo.com or (07881) 722477.  Many thanks.

 

HELP REQUIRED AT ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH, HECKFIELD

Saturday 21st December at 10am – Any help would be welcomed to decorate the Church for Christmas with flowers.  The more the merrier!  Please contact Dee Betts at dee.betts@sky.com

 

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

Items required: custard, rice pudding, jam, pasta sauce, sponge pudding, instant mash, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, washing up liquid, Christmas food items.

 

Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks

 

For thanksgiving: those who have formed us, encouraged us, and been ‘saints’ in our lives.

For prayer: us all as we seek to follow Jesus in 2019, and offer the gift of ourselves to him.

Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Michael, Linda, Nicky, Mary Watson, Luke White, Charlie Hughes, Ivor Williams, David and Lynda, Lorna Nodder, Ruth Foot, Denise, Sam and Anna, Stan Seymour, Melanie, Olive Cox.

Those who have recently died: Paul Lochead.

Years Mind: 12th Dec - Charles Dorell

We love to pray for people who ask for prayer, but please do ask Marion first, so that we understand the situation, and we know that the person in need has given their permission to publish their name here.  We shall continue to pray for people in our Years’ Mind for 2 years after their passing, and then request that their family confirm with us that you would like us to continue.  Thanks so much.

 

 

Contact Us

 

Rector

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, Hook.  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

Charlotte Margetson charlottemargetson@gmail.com

Hook Stewardship

Nikki Wild (01256) 762865

Hook Gift Aid

Caroline Bushman (01256) 959699

HMR PCC Secretary

Sarah Moore rotherwickcw1@yahoo.com

HMR Stewardship

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Gift Aid

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

 

Notice Sheet by Email

If you’d like to join our subscribers list that receive this news sheet each Friday, and help us save paper, please visit. www.whitewaterchurches.co.uk and use the link on the home page

 

The PCC of Hook Parish is a Registered Charity Number 1183688

The PCC of Heckfield with Mattingley and Rotherwick is a Registered Charity Number 1132735