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8th January 2012

TODAY
SERVICES: 8.00am Traditional quiet Communion Service
10.00am Worship with Communion
4.30pm Evensong at Elizabeth House
READINGS :The Baptism of Christ : Genesis 1 vv 1-5
Acts 19 vv 1-7
Mark 1 vv 4-11
Collections will be for: Amnesty International : Ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. The purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
Prayer Focus: Give thanks to all who clean our church and hall, and who care for the church grounds and premises.
10am – Worship with Holy Communion
After the 10am service there will be coffee, tea, squash and biscuits, in the Hall.
All Welcome

Due to illness, the Church office may be closed during the week. If you need to speak to anyone, please contact Jenny, Geoff or Hilary.

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 10th January 10.00am Holy Communion
Saturday 14th January 12.15 – 1.30pm Soups and Stalls in the Hall in aid of Hall Fund

Sunday: 15th January 2nd Sunday of Epiphany
SERVICES: 8.00am Traditional quiet Communion Service
10.00am Worship with Communion
Readings : 1 Samuel 3 vv 1-10; Revelation 5 vv1-10;
John 1 vv 43 -end
Collections will be for : The Conquest Centre : a charity dedicated to providing outstanding riding tuition and therapy to adults and children with all kinds of disabilities.
Prayer Focus : Pray for wisdom and discernment for the interview process to find a new incumbent and for all those preparing for the interviews.
Refreshments in the Hall after the 10.00am service with Stalls

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 17th January 10.00am Holy Communion

NEW NOTICES
Thank you to all those who helped with all the extra preparations for Christmas – church cleaning, decorating, moving chairs, preparation for services, hospitality, refreshments, readers, musicians etc. It was a wonderful time and there were many voices of appreciation after all our services. A special thanks to Elaine and the choir for leading our services so well, and a special thank you from Jenny for her very generous and surprise Christmas gift, presented by the Churchwardens at the Carol Service on Sunday evening. It has been a very blessed Christmas.

February 5th is Education Sunday and young people and staff from Bishop Henderson School will be taking part in the service as they lead us through their involvement with the worldwide “ Rights Respecting Childhood”, which is linked with the Millenium Development Goals. This is something that Bishop Henderson will contribute to the Children’s Parliament. Please do come and support them. The service will, as usual, include Holy Communion.

“SEEKING GOD”
A week of Guided Prayer for Lent – Taunton Area Churches Monday 19th March – Saturday 24th March.
This is a diocesan resource which offers the opportunity for people to explore their relationship with God in a short period of guided prayer. In this period you could have the opportunity to meet with someone, outside the benefice and in complete confidence, who is trained to listen, encourage and support you.

The week will open with and introductory meeting at 7.00pm on Monday 19th. If you would like to know more, please contact
The Rev’d Jane Eastell – Diocesan Advisor in Spirituality tel 01823 321069 – jane.eastell@bathwells.anglican.org
The Rev’d Ann Fulton –Tel 01823 451257 – kbcparishes@btinternet.com

TCT would like to thank those who gave choc bars and braved the cold and wet to distribute 1100 + chocolate bars and leaflets to late night shoppers and revellers at the “TCT Chocolate Bar Give-Away”. The ‘handing out of gifts met with mixed reactions – some totally ignored us; some were suspicious; others couldn’t believe that anyone would give something away for nothing; but most were very glad to receive a free gift from the Churches in Taunton.

It was a cold and wet night, but our hearts were warmed by some of the comments we received, and to see so many faces suddenly light up and smile.

REPEAT NOTICES
Hard copies of Jenny’s sermon from 11th Dec, and stewardship forms, are available by the font.

Could someone please volunteer to read the church/hall Utilities meters on a monthly basis. Please contact Grace/Geoff W.

Keen, kind philatelist wanted to get a good price for a sizeable collection of old stamps. All proceeds to go to the Christian Charity OASIS for their work in Zimbabwe. Please phone 334232

UNICEF
has launched a 50/50 project to raise money for the famine relief in East Africa (http://5050.gd) 50 projects have been launched in 50 days including our son’s girlfriend’s project, the Pound Store (www.poundstore.co.uk) It is an online shop selling products at life saving prices for the East African famine e.g baby, medicine, food products. Any resemblance to Tesco online is purely coincidental! UNICEF is hoping to raise £1million for the famine relief.
Judith & Nigel Pickles.

STREET PASTORS A training course has just commenced. Anyone interested in joining this ministry of the church in action on the streets, or able to offer prayer support, please contact Babs Winterson tel 275485

ADVANCE NOTICE
Revd Dr Russ Parker will be visiting Taunton Baptist Church on Sunday 29 January 2012 at the evening service 6.30pm. This is a regular Service with a special opportunity for prayer ministry for healing. He will be leading the service and available for prayer ministry himself along with the Silver Street team.

Russ Parker has been Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation since 1995, which exists to resource and educate the church in the Christian Healing Ministry.

QUARRY TILES NEEDED
If anyone has a few quarry tiles that match the ones in the hall entrance please contact Perry or the office. Thanks

Charity Registration Number: 1134647

Sundays

0800Traditional Communion


1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship


09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.


1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard


Tuesday

1000Holy Communion at church


14303rd Tuesday
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home


Wednesday

14302nd Wednesday
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall


15004th Wednesday
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.


Thursday

11002nd Thursday
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home