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Sunday 11th December 2016

This Sunday

SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2016
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion
COLLECTION: SIGHTSAVERS
Sightsavers want avoidable blindness to be eliminated. They want equality
for people with disabilities. They help blind people to see again, and prevent
people from going blind wherever they can. They improve the lives of
people with disabilities, particularly those who have permanent sight loss.
They want to change the lives of people at risk of sight loss for the long
term, not just today. So they campaign to make the world a fairer place for
people with disabilities and tackle the underlying causes of avoidable
blindness


Diary for the Week

OUR WEEK at ST GEORGE’S CHURCH WILTON
Monday 4.00pm Carols at St Georges Care Home-do come!
Tuesday 10.00am Holy Communion at St George’s
Wednesday 10.00am Praise and Play Nativity in Church
Wednesday 11.00am Buggy Nativity in Church
Sunday 6.00pm ST GEORGE’S CAROL SERVICE


Next Sunday

FUTURE SUNDAY SERVICES: SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion
6.00pm Carol Service
READINGS: ROMANS: 1-7 AND MATTHEW 1:18-end
COLLECTION: EMBRACE THE MIDDLE EAST
Embrace supports transformational projects in the Middle East which help
vulnerable and marginalised people to achieve their potential.
They work through the historic Christian communities of the region, who
for two thousand years have been ‘salt and light’ to the people they serve.
Their vision: Lives and communities in the Middle East transformed by the
compassion of Christ. Their mission: To partner with Middle East
Christians as they bring healing and hope to all who face poverty and
injustice.


New Notices

CHRISTMAS LEAFLET
Ho Ho Ho – How many of you are ready to become St George’s Father Christmas and deliver our Christmas Services leaflet out to our Parish to tell them about the REAL story of Christmas?
Our Christmas Leaflets are ready and waiting for you so if you are one of our route contacts, please do make sure you collect your pouch with leaflets in.
We do have 5 routes that are in need of volunteers:
● Cedar Gardens, Compass Hill
● Haines Park
● Belmont Drive
● Barton Close
● Upper High Street & Shuttern
If you could help us to deliver to any of these routes, we would be so grateful. They simply have to be popped through the letterbox.
Please either see Brian Underwood, James or contact the Church Office.
This is your way of telling people the Good News!

CAROLS IN THE COMMUNITY
Please do join us to sing to the residents of St George’s Care Home on Monday 12th December at 4pm. A wonderful way to bring in this festive season and to bring Christmas joy to the residents.
We have also been invited to come and sing at Ellisfield Court on Wednesday 21st December from 4pm-5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for outreach and we really would appreciate your support by coming along to sing favourite carols – we are assured of a most warm welcome!

CHRISTIAN AID PLANT AND VEGETABLE STALL
The stall made £323.70 for Nepal this year.  Thank you so much to all who enabled this money to be raised for folk much worse off than ourselves.
If you are planning to put in seeds for next season, please consider putting a few extra for the stall.  Any offers to enable us to make a rota to serve at the stall would also be very gratefully received.  Expert knowledge of plants not required – I’m no expert myself!  Very many thanks,
Helen Price

SERVICE WITH A SMILE
We still need a couple more volunteers to help us with the refreshments for our Carol Service to simply serve the mulled wine and mince pies after the service.
We have a lot of people that come to our Carol Service that may not come back through our doors again until the following Christmas but just maybe if they see our wonderful Church family here at St George’s, they may want to find out more. This is such a great outreach opportunity, so could you maybe help us?All the organising has been done so there is no further responsibility other than to simply serve with a smile! Thank you!

WHO DONATED ALL THE PIES?
We will be in need of A LOT of mince pies for the Carol Service so are you able to donate some for us? You don’t have to bake them yourselves as shop bought will be just as good but we really will need an awful lot to make sure everyone is provided for.
It would be wonderful if it was like the fishes and loaves but if you could sign up on the sheet in the porch to let us know you can donate some it’ll give us an idea of how many more we will need. If you are not planning on coming to the service, please could you leave them after the morning service in the Hall.
Again, thank you so much!
A CHRISTMAS LASER SPECTACULAR
On Thursday 22nd December there will be a Christmas Festival on Paul Street between 4pm and 9pm.
There will be a laser show on the front of the United Reform church that will tell the Christmas story and wish all the people of Taunton good cheer. There will be a steel band playing Christmas songs, along with the unique and giant Advent calendar painted by our very own Norman Steel. Do go and see!

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS  DELIGHTS
Ok, so it wasnt last Sunday, but it is THIS Sunday after the service, Rosa’s stall with beautiful Christmas ideas for gifts, cards and her calligraphy book of which £1 will be donated to us at St George’s and £1 to St Margarets Hospice. Such beautiful gifts to treasure, so take a look and support it! Thank you!
CAROL CONCERT AT QUEENS
December 12th at 7.45pmQueens College Choral Society. Tickets £5 with al proceeds to Musgrove Park Hospital to support Cancer Research UK’s Clinical Trials for ovarian and prostrate cancer. 01823 335303 for tickets or on the door.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Saturday 17 December at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s
Taunton Choral Society with Taunton Sinfonietta and top class soloists. Tickets £18/£16; students £9/£7 from Taunton Visitor Centre

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