Sunday 20th November 2016
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SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2016
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion
COLLECTION: TAUNTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE HOMELESS
For over 40 years Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) has been
supporting homeless people and those at risk of homelessness. 1 in 6
people in the UK will spend at least one night homeless. Their purpose is:
• to house, assist, support and empower homeless people in Somerset
• to maximise their potential and promote independence
• to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community are able to sustain
Diary for the Week
OUR WEEK at ST GEORGE’S CHURCH WILTON
Tuesday 10.00am Holy Communion at St George’s
Tuesday 6.30pm Alpha Course in Dunning Room
Wednesday 3.00pm Holy Communion at Elizabeth House
Wednesday 2.45pm School Assembly at Parkfield Primary School
Thursday 2.15pmWilton Group in Dunning Room
FUTURE SUNDAY SERVICES: SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion
READINGS: ROMANS 13:11 – end AND MATTHEW 24:36-44
COLLECTION: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people
who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where
human rights are enjoyed by all. They are funded by members and people
like you. They are independent of any political ideology, economic interest
or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond
hope. Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help
fight abuses of human rights worldwide. We bring torturers to justice.
Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just for voicing their
Thank you so much to those of you who came along for our soup lunch on Saturday.
Although numbers were down this month which was a shame, those that did come along really enjoyed the delicious homemade soups and stalls.
Please please do come along to our next one as every penny goes towards our Hall Refurbishment Fund. The more appealing the Hall looks, the more income we will receive through more bookings which would be wonderful.
We raised £129 this month, so thank you to all who donated and a huge thank you to all those who took the time and effort to make the soup, organise it and run it.
After the 10am service on Sunday 27th November, Carole Smith will be selling Christmas Cards during coffee in the Hall in order to raise funds for Save The Children.
She would be most grateful if you could help support them as they do such a terrific job working in more than 120 countries, including the UK. Last year they helped 17.5 million children. Please do remember to have a look next week.
The PCC met on Thursday 10th November to discuss a variety of Church matters. A copy of the minutes will shortly be made available for you to look at should you wish to know more about what was discussed. However, we thought you might like to know in advance some Key Points from the meeting.
● Future Plans: The PCC will meet
in March 2017 to consider how to
shape our life together to serve and
embrace the community of Wilton
● Pastoral Care: James intends to
strengthen our pastoral care
arrangements by ‘recruiting’ a small
team to assist him in providing the
best possible care to those in need.
● Parish Nursing Initiative: the
PCC supported finding out more
about the idea of local churches
developing a Parish Nursing
ministry. This would involve trained
nurses and volunteers offering
preventative and supportive
healthcare with a spiritual element,
working in a close relationship with
● Request: A new arrangement using
a ‘prayer station’ in church is to be
set up with help from the PrayerMinistry Team.
This will offer church
members and visitors to St George’s
the opportunity of requesting prayer
for specific situations.
● Alpha: With the Alpha course at
the halfway point, there is an
opportunity to review progress.
James has invited participants to give
him any feedback.
● Font Area: the flooring work by
the Font has nearly finished, and
church members will be invited to
make donations to buy a quality rug
and some comfortable chairs to
enable the space to be used flexibly.
● Vicar’s Holiday: James and Ciaran
will be away on holiday between
2nd – 25th February 2017. It was
suggested that Guest speakers will
be invited to preach during that
For those of you who didn’t know, Laura Archibald and Melissa Catton
went with their family and friends (including James, Anna Oliver and also Barbara Reeves) to Wells Cathedral on Saturday 5th November to be confirmed by the Bishop of Bath & Wells. It sounds as though it was a very uplifting and emotional day for them
both and it was so inspiring to hear how special it was to share this experience together.
The word Confirmation means strengthening or deepening one’s relationship with God. Confirmation is part of our journey in faith in Christ and we pray that for both Laura and Melissa, they will feel strengthened in their faith and with their relationship with God. Lord, we thank you for Laura and Melissa taking that step in faith towards a long and lasting, deep relationship with you. We pray that along with Anna, they can continue to build relationships with one another but especially with you, Lord. May the Lord bless you
and take care of you; May the Lord be kind and gracious to you May the Lord look on you with favour and give you peace.
SKIPPING THROUGH THE TULIPS
On Monday 21st November, there will be a hired skip in the Church Hall car park for the week. The Churchyard group have organised this in order to be able to clear out the compost heaps in our Churchyard. We will easily fill this skip with our compost so we would kindly ask that no-one use the skip themselves to dispose of
their own personal waste.
Thank you very much indeed.
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
1000Holy Communion at church
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home