Weekly Notices

This Week:-

Monday 29th November

     6.30pm            Advent Evening Prayer

  Tuesday 30th November

     9.00am            Morning Prayer in Church  

   11.30am            Funeral in Church

  Wednesday 1st December

     9.00am            Morning Prayer in Church

     9.45am             Holy Communion in Church

   10.30am            Coffee Morning in the Hall 

    1.30pm             Teddy Edward Group in Church      

   Thursday 2nd December

    9.00am             Morning Prayer in Church

    7.00pm             Gathering to Worship

   Friday 3rd December  

     9.00am            Morning Prayer in Church   

   10.00am            Graveyard Gardening Group    

  Saturday 4th December

    9.00am             Morning Prayer in Church

    9.30am             Christingle Preparation and Church Decoration

    4.00pm             Wedding in Church

  Sunday 5th December   

     8.00am            Holy Communion (BCP)

   10.30am            Holy Communion

    4.00pm             Christingle Service

    6.00pm             Christingle Service

NOTICES

Posters

    Please collect and display any of the posters for our

    Christmas Services from the rear of the Church.

   Advent Evening Prayer

    The first of our Advent evening prayer services will be

    this Monday at 6.30pm. 

   Wednesday Holy Communion  

     Come and join us as we explore Malachi chapter 1, at

     our 9.45am service, before enjoying a cuppa at the

     coffee morning in the hall.   

   Teddy Edward Club…

     … meets for its Christmas celebration in the Church at

    1.30pm. All babies and toddlers with their families or

    carers are welcome!

   Gathering to Worship

    This month’s meeting of informal worship and

    testimony will be this Thursday at 7.00pm in the

    Church Hall.   

   Christingles and Church Decoration

     Helpers are needed please, in Church next Saturday at

     9.30am, to prepare the Christingles and decorate the

     Church for Christmas. Thankyou.

   Wedding on Saturday

    Some of you will remember Angela Ferguson who

    came to our Church for many years. She is marrying

    her fiancé Rickie on Saturday and has invited any folk

    who know her to come along to the ceremony at

    4.00pm.

  Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Church

    Despite uncertain times, our Church congregation

    members responded generously and donated a total

    of £108.94 to this most worthy cause, which has

    been gratefully received by the local  Royal British

    Legion.

    Christmas Fayre – Saturday 11th December

      … will be held in Church this year from 1.30pm to

    3.30pm.  Please book the date and if you can help in

    any way please contact Trudie.  Items needed are – 

    good as new gifts,  bric-a-brac, new crafts to

    revitalise our craft stall, bottles for the bottle stall and

    cuddly toys for Teddy Tombola. Please leave items in

    the Creche room at the back of the church clearly

    marked.  Cakes to sell, both whole and for

    refreshments, are also needed on the day. 

   Advent Calendar – online

    This popular digital Diocese of Norwich Advent

    Calendar will be returning for 2021. Each day will

    reveal a new prayerful reflection behind every digital

    door. Get this directly by using the link below:      

      https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/subscribe-

      to-our-new-digital

   Advent Open Evening – Norwich Cathedral
    This will take place on Friday 3rd December from  

    6.30pm until 9pm. There will be a short service

    (featuring farm animals) to bless the outdoor crib,

    carols with the Norwich Cathedral Choir, and there

    will also be the opportunity to walk the candlelit

    labyrinth in the Cloister. Following the half hour

    service at 6.30pm, you can then explore the rest of the

    Cathedral where there  will be guided tours, Christmas

    stalls, and activities for children etc. The gift shop will

    also be open with lots of present ideas, and Jarrolds

    will be serving seasonal treats in the Cloister from

    6.00pm-8.30pm with a special menu, and the

    Refectory will be open from  6.00pm – 8.00pm.                                                     

  

   Advance Dates for your diary  

     Thursday 9th December – Messy Christmas

     Thursday 9th December – Start Course continues

     Sunday 19th December – Carol Service    

 

   Hymns for those listening to the CD

     Hills of the North, rejoice  (not in MP or PP)

     On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry –  MP538

     Longing for light, we wait in darkness –  PP13

     O come,  O come Emmanuel – MP493

Prayer Guide

 We believe in the power of prayer. Please give thanks

 and pray for the following as you pray during the week.

 

Pakefield Church

  • For visitors to our church, who come to simply look around or to pray, that they may know God’s touch.

  • For the leaders, and the families coming to Teddy Edward Club this week.

Community

  • For those who live on Bloodmoor Lane, Bloodmoor Road and Bloomfield Way.

  • For factory workers, agriculture workers, builders, construction workers and especially those working on the new bridge in Lowestoft.

People

  • For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.

  • For Jill F, Janet Ellis, Tony, David H., Wendy Secker, and Kevin.

  • For Austin, his parents, family, and friends as he is baptised today.

  • For the family and friends of Gary Morgan, whose funeral is on Tuesday.

  • For Angela and Rickie getting married in Church on Saturday.

Praise and Thanks

  • For answers to prayers in our lives and those we love.

Further afield

  • For the work of Christian Aid and Tear Fund.

  • For anything you have seen or heard during the past week and pray for whatever comes to mind.

 

(If there is anyone or anything that you would like us to

        include in this prayer list please let Revd Sharon know)

      

 

Our 10.30am service is livestreamed to our Facebook Page and is available on our YouTube channel after the service.

 

Collect for First Sunday in Advent

Almighty God,

as your kingdom dawns,

turn us from the darkness of sin to the

light of holiness,

that we may be ready to meet you

in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen

 

  Welcome 

to everyone – especially if you are visiting our Church for the first time. We hope through your visit you will know God’s blessing.

 

If you are a visitor and would like information, or someone to speak to, please contact Revd Sharon Lord or one of our Churchwardens (see this sheet)

 

 

 

  Staff Team

Rector: Revd Sharon Lord

01502 516800 (day off Monday)

 rector@pakefieldchurch.com    

 

Curate: Revd Becki Bensusan

01502 810946 (Study Day Mon, Day off Tue)

curate@pakefieldchurch.com

 

Church Wardens:   

June King  

Brian Jackson 

 Lay Minister:  Trudie Jackson

Hon. Assistant Priest: Revd Di Lammas

Authorised Worship Assistants:

 Anne Everitt 

Loretta Freeman

 Part time Children and Families Worker

Mrs Katey Mills 

Church Administrator: Sandra Bendall

Hall Bookings Administrator: Val Turner 01502 218150

office@pakefieldchurch.com