Worship

We gather for worship every Sunday.

8.00 Holy Communion Service

9.45 Holy Communion service (except 2nd Sunday when there is an All Age informal Family Service)

9.45 Footsteps for children (except 2nd Sunday as above)

6.30 Evening Worship

Worship is varied in style and normally led by one of our Ministerial Team.

Prayers are held in the Church Monday - Friday mornings at 8.30am.  Evening prayer is held on Friday evening at 6pm.                                       

 

SEE UNDER THE ACTIVITIES/SUNDAY WORSHIP MENU FOR MORE DETAILS (and check on the Church calendar!)

Weekly Leaflet

 

 

Sunday November 19th is the second Sunday before Advent

Welcome to St. Faith’s Church Gaywood

Where Anglicans and Methodists welcome all to worship together, 

seeking to love God and our neighbours as ourselves

If you are a newcomer or a visitor to St Faith’s, 

please make yourself known to one of the clergy or welcome team

At each of the Communion Services 

 everyone is welcome to receive Communion or a Blessing

 

Sunday 12th November is the third Sunday before Advent

 

8am                 Holy Communion

9.45am            Holy Communion Preacher The Reverend Andrew Maguire

                        Readings: Thessalonians 5 vv 1-11, Matthew 25 vv 14-30

                        Hymns: H&P) 504, 753, 767, 595, 378

6.30pm            Evening Service Preacher The Reverend Karlene Kerr

                        Readings: Psalm 91

                        Hymns (H&P) 28, 379, 713, 642 

 

Collect

Heavenly Father,

whose blessed Son was revealed

  to destroy the works of the devil

and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:

grant that we, having this hope,

may purify ourselves even as he is pure;

that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him

  in his eternal and glorious kingdom;

where he is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

Gracious Lord,

in this holy sacrament

you give substance to our hope:

bring us at the last 

to that fullness of life for which we long;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

                                                                                © Archbishop’s Council 2000            

                            

Monday Friday 8.30-9am Morning Prayer All welcome

 

Tuesday 21st   

12.15pm  Funeral Church and Crematorium Eddie Button 

Wednesday 22nd    

10am Holy Communion 

12.15pm Forget me Not Lunch Club 

7.30pm Gaywood Wives Christmas Bingo 

Thursday 23rd   

7pm Bellringing

Friday 24th 

10am Prayer Shawl at 1 Walsham Close

6pm Evening Prayer in Lady Chapel

7pm Choir Practice

 

Next Sunday November 23rd is the 2nd Sunday before Advent

8am   Holy Communion

9.45am   Holy Communion

12.15pm  Baptism

6.30pm   Evening Service

             

Autumn Course a change of plan

The St Faith’s Autumn Course that has been advertised in our “Together” magazine has been changed to allow both the Outreach Group and the Buildings Project Team the opportunity to reform after Julie and Matthew’s recent absence from church life. Please note that November 14th – Good News for Gaywood and November 21st – Good News for St. Faith’s will now be organised for the New Year. We will let you know more details once plans have been made. 

 

Receiving Children to Holy Communion before Confirmation

At our 9.45 Service of Holy Communion on Sunday November 26th we will be receiving a group of children to Holy Communion before confirmation.  They have been preparing for this very special day for a number of weeks and it is very important that we all support them in prayer.  Their names are

Kahlan Hayden, Erin Lovelock, Benjamin Henry and Bryan Henry

May God bless them richly in their Christian journeys of faith.

 

Advent Carol Service

On Sunday December 3rd at 6.30pm we will be holding our Advent Carol Service in the church.  Our service starts in darkness and stillness before we light the Advent Candle as a symbol of the one true light that enters into our darkness.  Come and join us for this beautiful, prayerful service in which we listen to his Word and respond through the singing of our Advent Hymns.

 

Christmas Day Lunch in the Church Rooms 12 noon to 4pm

This year on Christmas Day we will be hosting a Christmas Lunch in the Church Rooms for people known to us who would otherwise be celebrating the great feast of Christmas alone. There is no charge for the lunch but because we have limited spaces it is strictly on an invitations only basis. Invitations will go to those people who would most benefit from this gift.  We are very grateful to the ‘Dreams and Visions’ grant scheme from the Church Urban Fund who are supporting us in this new venture.  If you or someone you know would appreciate an invitation to our Christmas Lunch then please do talk to the Rector The Reverend Julie Boyd 01553 770952

 

Is your house insurance due shortly? 

If so, can I recommend you approach Ecclesiastical Insurance which offers over 25% discount on premiums to church workers and volunteers and currently will donate £130 to your church if you sign up with them. I have just done so and saved over 50% on my previous house buildings and contents insurance and St. Faith’s benefits too. Why not ring them tomorrow on 0345 6046438 for a quote and don’t forget to say that you wish a donation to be made to St. Faith’s.                  David Greening

 

Weekly Giving Envelopes

In the next week or two I shall be preparing the new-style weekly giving envelopes for 2018. I have some spare envelopes, so if you do not currently give to St. Faith’s through the envelope scheme can I recommend it to you. It has many benefits, not least that you are able to keep up to date with your offerings when you are away and it helps the church to budget accurately. You can rest assured your giving is treated confidentially. Please contact me on 01553 761040 or e-mail: 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interesed.                                     

                                                                              David Greening, Envelope Secretary

 

Carol singers wanted 

All those able and willing to sing Carols for the residents at Windmill Court and possibly Minster Court Care Homes Fairstead on Monday December 11th 2pm, please contact Karlene. Anticipated length of time 30-45 mins.

 

Foodbank are in need of volunteers for our Neighbourhood Food Collection in partnership with Tesco at the Hardwick and Gaywood stores. This is our opportunity to stock the cupboards for the coming year and collect Christmas goodies for those in need as well. The collection dates and times are below if you would like to be involved:

Thursday November 30th 9am till 5pm

Friday December 1st  9am till 5pm

Saturday December 2nd 9am till 5pm

Hourly time slots are available and you can choose how long to stay.

Please contact Maarten at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as a first point of call or on the Foodbank mobile 07582 558143 or make contact through Daphne Sampson 07914454816

 

Coffee Morning Rota 

From January 2018 we need another team to make tea and coffee after the 9.45am service as one of the groups is retiring. Please offer if you can. It would be great if there were enough offers to make up two teams, then your turn would only be 1 week in 5. 

 

Ministry of Welcome

Is there anyone willing to join us to welcome our congregation as they come and join us at the service’s here at St Faith’s Church? If interested please see Roz Wicks.

 

I would like to thank everyone who has spent the last few months looking out for sheep and lambs, or patiently knitting them. Our flock is really full now so we do not need any more animals unless you are in the middle of creating one. We will be asking local shop keepers to host a sheep during Advent to create a sheep trail that local children will be able to follow. Each sheep will be accompanied by a copy of the Christmas story. Joyce Banham (Messy Church coordinator).  

 

Circuit Plans are at the back of the Church

Readers and Intercessors Please collect your new rota from your pigeon hole today. Jackie Pearce

 

For further information please

Contact the Church Office any weekday morning on 01553 774916 

Or log on to our Church Website  www.stfaithsgaywoodlep.org.uk

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