17th November 2019 -2nd Sunday before Advent
Celebrant: Rev Julie Willingham Intercessor: Jim Pringle

Today: Closing of Remembrance Garden, Riverside Park All are invited to the ceremony this afternoon at 3 pm as we conclude our period of Remembrance.

Confirmation Class: The group continues at 4 pm today in the Green School.

Talk at Teatime: The last Talk at Teatime this year will be at 30 Tattershall Drive this afternoon at 4:00 when we will hear Rev Rachel Mann talk about the poetry of Christina Rossetti, author of "In the bleak midwinter" among other works.

Special Announcement - Nigel Bacon
Bishop David has announced that Nigel is to be installed as lay canon of Lincoln Cathedral on 16th November at Evensong there. We send Nigel congratulations on this honour, which recognises all the work he does for the whole Diocese of Lincoln as well as within our parish.

Tomorrow: Mothers' Union Wave of Prayer: At 10.30 am here in church we will take part in the Wave of Prayer celebrating the work of the Mothers' Union around the world. All are invited to join us.

Advent Course: The Advent study course will start on Wednesday November 27th at 2pm in the Church. We will be looking at some of the individuals in the Jesse Tree (the family tree of Jesus) and seeing how their lives and experiences can inform our own lives today.

Organ Recital: Saturday 30th November 7.30pm: All are invited to the celebration of the renovation of our Organ with the inaugural recital of music specially commissioned for the occasion plus other pieces. Wine and light refreshments will be served. There is no charge and tickets are available at the back of church.

‘A Celebration of Musical Moments and Memories in St Guthlac's Church' This book, written by our own Liz Parkinson, is available at the back of church and proving popular with those who have already taken the opportunity of reading it. The cost is just £8 per copy.

Christmas is Coming: If your family would like Mary and Joseph and the Travelling Crib to visit your home in December please let Susan Muspratt know on 343498

....And Christmas Wreath Making: Interested ? - there is a workshop on Sunday 1st December at 1.00pm to be held in the Christie Hall in Wansford at a cost of £25 per person. All funds raised to go to the Peterborough Breast Cancer Unit. Contact Stephanie on 07739 863542, or Jean Jones on mob 07976810654 or 341658 (office hours)

Our thanks go to Brian Holdich for the £1,000 cheque recently given to church funds from the sale of his latest book. If you've not obtained a copy yet, ‘My National Service' is still on sale - see Brian after the 10am service.

Church History & Guide: Lyall's booklet has been updated with new information and the details of the organ refurbishment. Available to buy today, £1.50p.

Plastic Bottle Tops: Jill Gibb is collecting these for recycling to raise money for Cransley Hospice, Kettering. Please bring them to a service to be passed on. Thanks

Church is open each day. Please come in to be still in God's presence, to pray or explore the building.

Cheques made payable to Market Deeping PCC.

Registered Charity Number 1133754



Sun 17th                       2nd Sunday before Advent

                        8.00am Said Morning Prayer: 1 Samuel 16.1-13; Matthew 13.44-52
                        9.50am Young Explorers & Vestry Group, Green School
                      10.00am Parish Eucharist: 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13; Luke 21.5-19
                        3.00pm Closing of Remembrance Garden, Riverside Park
                        4.00pm Confirmation Class, Green School
                        4.00pm Talk at Teatime, 30 Tattershall Drive 

Mon 18th     10.30am Mothers' Union Wave of Prayer in Church
Wed 20th     10.30am Holy Communion
                         7.30pm Confirmation Class, 10 The Meadows
Thu 22nd        7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice
Fri 15th           6.30pm Choir Practice
Sat 23rd         12noon Soup & Social Lunch, Green School
Sun 24th                       Christ the King
                        8.00am Said Morning Prayer: Zechariah 6.9-15; Revelation 11.15-18
                10.00am All Age Eucharist: Luke 23.33-43 6.00pm Evensong: 1 Samuel 8.4-20; John 18.33-37
Rotas for 17th November

:    8.00am Kevin Dawson
                          10.00am Gwen Wass, Sandra Eberle, Keith Warren, Janis Hewitt
Readers:          8.00am Kevin Dawson
                         10.00am Jeff Jones
Offertory:                        Dawn Collin, Kay Bunn
Coffee:                             Kay Bunn
Rotas for 24th November

Sidespeople:    8.00am Jean Jones
                          10.00am Carol Cooper, Janis Hewitt, Joan Meadows, Tony Eberle
                            6.00pm Kay Roberts
Readers:          8.00am Jean Jones
                          10.00am All Age
                            6.00pm Chris Gaughan
Offertory:          6.00pm TBC
NEWSLETTER ITEMS: Please Note Change
Deadline 6pm Thursday; hard copy to Kay Roberts, 1 Welby Cottage, Dixons Road, tel 349021, email kaylr47.kr@gmail.com
Crib Blessing Service - Sunday 1st December, 4pm  
Green School: Check availability for a party, meeting or regular booking via the link on the Church Website to Our Church Hall or email greenschool@stguthlacs.org

Greeting Cards: Pam Pearson and Greg Ford make very attractive cards which are on sale at the back of Church. Proceeds go to the fabric & maintenance fund.

Website: Visit www.stguthlacs.org.uk to see the latest photos and info. Email items for the site or update your group's posting via dave@thehandfamily.co.uk

Cheques made payable to Market Deeping PCC
Registered Charity Number 1133754