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Church News: Sunday 24th October - 21st Sunday after Trinity
Heidi and Phil will be away on leave from 28th October,
returning on Saturday 6th November
9:00am - Said Eucharist at Icknield Walk First School - booking required, for details see below.
10:15am Sunday Worship - Eucharist with Choir - at Icknield Walk First School - booking required, for details see below.
CHURCH BOOKING Please ensure you book yourself a seat for Sunday services; please contact Joanne [email protected]) between Monday and Saturday. Unfortunately, we cannot take bookings for more than one week at a time. All welcome!
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE ONLINE The 10:15am Sunday Service will be live-streamed on the Royston Parish Church YouTube channel. It will continue to be available after that day. To watch the live-stream on our YouTube channel, follow this link: Service: https://youtu.be/FBE7AvrHJX4
Royston Parish Church YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp3VyMdoqwVo0wfZdCrMXaQ
The service sheet, prayers and readings can also be downloaded from the church website at: http://www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk/index.php/church-life/services/sunday-online-service
CHILDREN'S RESOURCES There are resources for children on the website which follows the lectionary: http://www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk/church-life/children/ This week there is also a video from the Diocesan Children's Team.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON-LINE There is also a Sunday Service on the Church of England website:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES<span style="font-size: 1rem;">: We are once again supporting the Christmas shoebox appeal for children in countries such as Africa and in Eastern Europe. Leaflets will be available in church services, sent out with postal notices or please see their website for more details: www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
Please can the filled shoeboxes please be brought to the 9 am, 10.15 am services or the Tea Time Praise
service on 7th November. Thank you.
A BIG THANK YOU: Margaret Gardiner would like to say a big thank you to all who attended John’s funeral. She felt really supported, and loved by you all. Thank you.
TO MY WONDERFUL ST JOHN THE BAPTIST FAMILY: Thank you for the outpouring of love and support you've given me since moving to Royston in 2020. I really took stock (belatedly I’ll admit) last night and the days leading up to my Baptism and Confirmation, of your warm embrace and truly I’m so thankful. I’ve been a bit shy at times but I realise that there was no need for me to be. Your well wishes, gifts and cards were so unexpected but truly they will be treasured. Thank you for being with me on my journey and I look forward to continuing it with you all by my side. Love Alice x
WITH CHRISTMAS FAST APPROACHING I’m sure many of you will be doing a little bit of on line Christmas shopping. I wonder how many of you have considered registering with Easy Fundraising? At no extra cost to you, many companies will give St John’s a percentage of your spend every time you shop. Just make sure you register St John the Baptist, Royston, Herts as there are others and then the rest is easy. Over the past few years more than £2,000 has been raised for the church. You can also use it when getting car or house insurance, holidays or when you change your gas/electricity supplier.
Help make a big difference. Please go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register now.
ROYSTON FOOD BANK: Items which are required at the moment are: squash, orange juice, long-life milk, biscuits and tinned meats (meatballs are popular). Donations can be delivered to the Royston Evangelical Church (on York Way) on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9 and 11am. Thank you.
Intercessions for this week
Prayer for these difficult times:
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for our Community:
Loving God, we thank you for your many blessings since our church fire. We ask that as the months progress we will stay united as your body. Protect us from distraction as we seek to re-build your beautiful House of Prayer, and grant us courage to witness to your generous love to all whom we meet. Amen.
As we pray for the Church, we pray:
For all Christians in Guinea, Guyana and Central Gulf Coast
For all who worship at Ignite Community Church - Michael McCormack
For all who are working on the rebuilding of our beautiful Church
For the work of the Church Army
We pray for the community of Royston:
For all our local NHS workers, keep them safe and well
For all our local Health Centres, and the rollout of the COVID vaccine
For all our local businesses as they recover from the pandemic
We pray for the sick and suffering:
Maria & Arthur Morton
The Thompson family
We pray for those who have died in the faith of Christ:
Ena Saunders Family and friends
Laura Cook-Read Family and friends
Sir David Amess Family and friends
Jean King Family and friends
Lily Mins Family and friends
We pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time:
24 October - Terence Back
29 October - Hazel Moss
Vicar: The Reverend Heidi Huntley
Telephone no. : 01763 243145 (Rest day: Friday)
Email: [email protected]
Assistant Priest: The Reverend John Fidler
Telephone no. 01763 241886
Email: [email protected]
Licensed Reader: Reg Bailey
Telephone no. 01763 250637
Email: [email protected]
Parish Administrator: Joanne Wallis
Working hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am to 1 pm
email: [email protected]
Parish Administrator: 07935 774633