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Pews News - w/c 27th November 2022


Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane


The next Benefice Holy Communion is at Farthinghoe on Sunday 4th December at 10.30am. Service will be led by Revd.Terry, & Revd. Hugh & we welcome you all to attend. You will be able keep in touch with people from our neighbouring churches who come together to share prayers and hymns in this joyous season of Advent. Why not come along and join us?


Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas to Christmas Day. Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.


Now that we are approaching the final weeks of the calendar year, we give thanks for all those preparing for our Christmas services – Our Ministry team, wardens, choirs, organists, readers, church cleaners, flower arrangers, bell ringers & all those that provide help & support.


We pray for those who are sleeping rough and give thanks for those who are caring for them, also for the homeless & those who are on their own this Christmas


For our observation of the season of Advent as we prepare for the Christ Child at Christmas.


For the visits of the travelling cribs as they make their final journey around our villages. We remember those who made a journey a long time ago to a stable in Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus.


Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas to Christmas Day. Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.



SERVICES FOR 27th November - 1st Sunday of Advent

10.30, Aynho, Holy Communion

11.00 Farthinghoe, Holy Communion,

11.00 Croughton, Morning Prayer


Colour Purple

Readings Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14,

Matthew 24:36-44, Psalm 122


Today’s candle to be lit is the candle of HOPE



Collect

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Post Communion

O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


SERVICES FOR 4th December

2nd Sunday of Advent

10.30, Farthinghoe, Benefice Holy Communion


Colour Purple


Alleluia!

Please pray for:-

- All those known to us who need our prayers this week

- For all those struggling with health issues, especially those in hospital.

- For those who have recently lost loved ones

- For the people of Ukraine

- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty, especially as the increased energy prices in the UK take hold.


Our churches are always open for private prayer; all are welcome. - (Croughton -by appointment only)

November

26th Concert at St Michael’s Aynho – 7pm start.

27th First Sunday in Advent – the first candle to be lit is the candle of Hope

30th St Andrews Day

December

3rd 10.00 – 12 noon.Evenley Village Hall - Coffee morning in aid of Katherine House Hospice


4th Carrie and Kevin will host an open house at 15, Church Lane between 2-5pm and invite you to come along for a drink and a stir of the St George's Christmas cake. This will be cooked and decorated then distributed at our Carol service -at 5pm on Saturday 17th December. Anyone welcome and we'd love to see any children as we revive this old tradition of 'Stir up Sunday'. No need to book, just come along.


13th, Evenley 12.00 – 1.30pm Soup Lunch (With mince pies)!!


Carol services round the Benefice

17th 5pm, Evenley

18th 5pm Aynho

5pm Croughton

5pm Farthinghoe

5pm Hinton




24th 5pm Farthinghoe Benefice crib service

24th 11pm Evenley Benefice Holy Communion (church bells will ring at 10.30pm)

25th Christmas Day

10.00am Aynho, Holy Communion

10.30am Hinton Benefice Holy Communion Christmas service


Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane


The next Benefice Holy Communion is at Farthinghoe on Sunday 4th December at 10.30am. Service will be led by Revd.Terry, & Revd. Hugh & we welcome you all to attend. You will be able keep in touch with people from our neighbouring churches who come together to share prayers and hymns in this joyous season of Advent.

Why not come along and join us.

Thank you all.

Have a look at our new Benefice website

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

Church contact details

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priests-

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251

Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596

Lay Readers

Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300

May Leng 07903 801143

Wardens

Aynho:

Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847

Kathy White 01869 810418

Croughton:

Angie Robbins 01869 811445,

Evenley:

Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe:

Lisa Wenmouth 01295 712510

Hinton-in-the-Hedges:

Sam Mainds 07860 465000



Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas to Christmas Day. Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.







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