A Message from the Wardens – 5th November 2021

Dear Friends,

The service on Sunday will be our monthly All Age service with music led by the Caroes. There will be a baptism service following at 11.30. Under normal circumstances we would conduct baptisms within our main service but the social distancing seating arrangements make it difficult to accommodate the number of guests.

The Remembrance Sunday service on 14th November will follow usual pattern of starting in church and then walking to the War Memorial to observe the 2 minute silence. If you are not able to go up to the War Memorial the silence will also be observed in church. Representatives of the uniformed organisations will be joining us at the War Memorial. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards.

We are sad to share the news that Valerie Loft has died quietly after a long illness. Appropriately she died on All Saints Day! We send our love and prayers to Martin and their family.

Dorothy and Les have sent the following message:

Les and Dorothy want to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, visits, phone calls, help and kindness over the last few months when Les was in hospital and recovering at home. We are truly blessed to be part of such a caring community. Although he now has only one leg, all the pain has gone and we can progress towards a more normal but different life style. He is very positive. God Bless you all.

…and from Helen Musther:

Soulroots AGM will take place Tuesday 23rd November, 7-7.30 (with the option to stick around after for a conversation over a cuppa), Dore Methodist Church.

Transport 17 will be holding their annual Christmas Coffee Morning at the Cross Scythes on Saturday 20th November at ?10.00am so please save the date and we will confirm time next week.

Grace Foodbank newsletter is attached with details of their Christmas planning and wishlist. They would like donations to arrive by 6th December to enable them to cope with the volume of items they will have to sort and pack. Please leave any contributions in the box at the back of church by 29th November.

On Monday evening we were able to go to the induction service at Christ Church, Dore for Revd. Andy Patrick. It was an inspiring service with a real sense of encouragement and hope for the next period in the life of the church and community in Dore. As we continue to pray for our plans for the future it would be good to pray too for Andy and his wife Claire and their family and the church family in Dore.

PCC will be meeting on Monday and as ever we would be glad of your prayers for wisdom and discernment and also for energy.

Every blessing, Ann and James