Church of England Diocese of Leicester Loughborough All Saints with Holy Trinity

All Saints News 21st November

21 Nov 2020, 12:45 a.m.
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Dear Friends,

This week's bulletin starts with the wonderful news of the birth of Henry Patrick Trounson born in the early hours of Monday 16th. Emma and Mark have sent this lovely picture of their son to share with you. We look forward to meeting Henry in due course and send all our love to Mark and Emma.

Tomorrow our worship continues online, morning prayer on Facebook at 9.00am and both morning and evening services on YouTube. Please do tune in from home and join in.

At 10.30am Liz Piki will be our preacher and Dominic Remedios, our organ scholar, will be providing music with Howard Jones singing the hymns. Tomorrow we keep the feast of Christ the King which marks the end of the liturgical year. It is also the feast of St Cecilia, the patron Saint of musicians so a good day to give thanks for the gift of music and for all those who have kept giving that gift during lock down.

Immediately after the service Emily Sharman will be hosting a social time on zoom for that all important after service 'coffee and chat.' Zoom link is:

Contact office for joining details.

At 6pm I will be hosting a <strong>'Conversation & Compline'</strong> with Angela Woodward and Gwyn Bates who were elected as Church Wardens at our APCM last month. I shall be asking them to share something of their faith journey along with sharing a little bit about what church wardens get up to! I shall also as part of this service be formally investing them into their role.

<strong>Christmas is coming!</strong>

Next Sunday is Advent Sunday and as we shall still be under the current restrictions all our worship will be online. However, it will still be a very special day and I do hope you will feel able to tune in for one or more of the services we shall be offering next week.

In addition to our regular morning communion service, when Suzanne Hanson will be preaching, we have a special Advent organ meditation at 3pm put together by Simon Headley and at 6pm we have the first of our weekly zoom evening services led by Penny Pullan on the theme of 'Waiting for the Light.' This reflective service won't be broadcast so you will need to be present on zoom to join in. It will include music, readings and reflection on some of the key biblical characters in the Advent journey.

The theme of waiting that runs through Advent will resonate with us all this year I'm sure and Christmas is going to feel different in our homes and at church. Hopefully by next weekend you will have received from All Saints pastoral and ministry team a little something through your door with some resources for Advent and Christmas. If we don't have your address on file, or you have recently moved house, and you would like to make sure you receive this please get in touch with [email protected] so we can update our records.

And lastly Charnwood Arts are putting together a pantomime for our local community to which we are all invited to join in. They will be sending out a<strong> 'panto in a box' </strong>with lots of instructions. See their Facebook page for details:

https://www.facebook.com/Charnwood-Arts-112938797211312/?ref=page_internal

It would be great to see lots of All Saints folk getting involved in this little bit of festive cheer and all from the comfort of your own home.

Best Wishes

<strong>Reverend</strong> <strong>Wendy Dalrymple</strong>
Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity