CHURCH NOTICES

Please find below News and Notices for St Luke's church and a section where you can download the Parish Magazine & Annual Report 2017:

 

CELL WEEK:  please collect your notes as usual.

ROTAS:  In the next couple of weeks the new rota sheet will be prepared.  There are many gaps appearing due to people becoming unavailable.  Therefore I am issuing a plea to you all.  Take a look at the back of this sheet.  Is there anything you can do?  Please let Julia know as soon as possible.

MAGAZINE COLLATION: will take place on Thursday 1.30pm

DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS:  the church will be open on Thursday at 5pm for those wishing to bring their decorations.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: next Saturday. If you still have things for the stalls please give to Pauline asap or bring on Friday 9.00-10.30am.  Please bring all cakes etc. from 9.00 on the day.  Everyone, please make all you can for our popular cake stall.

DURHAM CATHEDRAL ADVENT PROCESSION: Saturday 2nd December.

The taxi is cancelled.  Please contact Julia for alternative travel arrangements.

CHEESE and WINE & CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: 8th December tickets available today—£5  (£2 for children)

CHRISTINGLE:  the collecting candles for the Children’s Society are now available.  Once filled with change they can be brought to the Christingle Service at 4pm on Sunday 10th December or at the Sunday morning service.

NORTHERN VOICES CONCERT: 16th December  Tickets available today. £5

CAROLS AT THE FOOTBALL GROUND:  This event that was due to take place on 10 December has been postponed to 2018.

CHRISTMAS TREE BAUBLES:  in aid of NE Air Ambulance Service and Meningitis Trust will be available from next week.

MISSION TO SEAFARERS:  Please support again this year with unwrapped donations of Woolly hats, Confectionary and Toiletries for the seafarers who will be spending Christmas far away from their loved ones.  The box for your items is in the Baptistery.

I’M ASKING AGAIN!

My recent pleas for help have been met with a deafening silence.  So, once again, I shall make a list of the jobs where we need people to step in.  Please don’t be shy or think that you would not be welcome to help.  We need you:

GARDENERS, GREETERS, CLEANERS, COFFEE DUTY, BAPTISM HELPERS, SCREENS OPERATORS, INTERCESSORS.

In addition we need people to train to be Servers and Chalice Bearers, and to join a Pastoral Team.  Please speak to me or Revd Andrew.

And, I need help to contact grant giving bodies to obtain funding toward our repairs.

iJulia Taylor; Churchwarden 07738 580142