All Saints Messenger 25th October 2015

Saints Together
Saints Praise
(Holy Communion)
(United at Methodists)
All Souls Service
A warm welcome to everyone this morning. If you are a visitor we do extend a particularly warm
welcome to you and if you would like any help or more information about the church or the services
then please speak to one of the welcome team. Back Supports and large print copies of hymns are
available, as well as in induction hearing loop – please ask for details of how to make use of this.
Children are very welcome at any of our services and there are activities available for them. If you have young
children please ask for a ‘pew bag’ which contains some specific toys/activities for them. Please check the notices
weekly for separate children’s events.
We will be looking together at the Story of Ruth.. It’s set in the violent times of the
Book of Judges (c.1100-1000 BC). Ruth a Moabite woman is married to an Israelite.
When he dies, Ruth shows uncommon loyalty to her Israelite mother-in –law and deep
devotion to the God of Israel. In the end she finds a new husband among her former
husband’s relatives, and through this marriage becomes the great-grandmother of David,
Israel’s greatest king. The stories of Judges show the disaster that came when God’s people turned away from
him. Ruth shows the blessing that came to a foreigner who turned to Israel’s God and so became part of his faithful
25th October - Ruth Chapter 2 - The greatest of these. In which Boaz is surprised by love, and Ruth is
overwhelmed by grace.
22nd November - Ruth Chapter 3 - The midnight meeting. In which a simple act of faith brings the dawning of
a new day.
13th December - Ruth Chapter 4 - Love finds a way. In which Boaz and Ruth get married, Naomi finds her
empty heart full of joy and her empty hands full of a baby boy.
“The Lord always keeps his promises to the living and the dead”. ( Ruth 2:20)
Please come having read the passage and so ready to hear what God may be wanting to say to us as a church and as
his people.
The first Wrap & Fill Coffee Morning is rapidly approaching (Sat 31st October – 9.30am – 2pm) at the
Methodist school rooms, everyone is welcome to come along and help or to donating goodies, empty shoe boxes,
and any cash donations gratefully received to cover distribution costs or come along for some coffee and cake.
Also needed are cakes for selling at the coffee morning please, they can be dropped off that morning or let Mary
Phipps know (712894) Leaflets with full details of how to do a shoe box, including a list of
suitable items, are available from All Saints and Methodist churches, the Library & The Butler’s
Pantry, which are also ‘Drop-off Points’ during their normal opening times; or please call
Mary Phipps on 712894 or Carol Souch on 275334.
Final date for dropping off completed shoeboxes is Wednesday 18th November
You are invited to make a bright
start to November by coming to the
Bring-and-Share lunch in the
Methodist Church Hall, at 12.30 on
November 1st, All Saints Day.
Baked potatoes are provided, just
bring a topping for the potatoes, or a
pudding, and we'll share them all out.
Everyone welcome. The lunch
follows the united service in the
Methodist Church, where we will be
joined by members of
Chacombe Methodists
and the service will be
led by Mrs Janice Smith
QUEST - Remember,
remember the 5th of
November …. Quest has
now moved to
Thursday evening, still
at 8pm and on alternate
weeks. Come and join us
on 5th November (with a
sparkler and toffee
apple?) as we begin an
advent themed series.
FOOD BANK - Very many thanks for
all the food donations to the Food
Bank. They once again require
Breakfast cereals, along with all the
Standard staples of tinned meat,
tinned vegetables, and Long Life
full-cream or semi-skimmed
milk and sometimes,
just for a treat, some
chocolate or biscuits
would be nice!
CHIURCH LANE ROAD CLOSURE - Anglian Water will be
carrying out repairs, for 19a Church Lane, from 9 to the 20 November.
This will mean that a section of Church Lane, the narrow roadway by
the west wall of the churchyard, will have to be closed for this period.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH OPEN MORNINGS - The church will be open every Wednesday morning from
11.00am until 1.00pm . There will be coffee and cake, raising money for refugees via Christian Aid, Prayers will
be led in the chancel for those who would like to participate at 11.00 for 15mins. Donations may also be left for
the food bank and it will be a drop off point for operation Christmas Child boxes and kit. If you would like to
support this venture, I shall need 2 volunteers to be in church to make the coffee and to chat etc you know what to
do.. I shall be in church for most Wednesdays but there are a few I cannot do. I am hoping that this becomes a
regular opportunity for the whole village to meet in the church, and we can positively promote the life of our
church in our village… Please keep this new venture in your prayers and if you have any ideas or experiences of
doing this before please do let me know, Thank you, Amanda 01295 712648
As in previous years this is an opportunity for more recently berieved families and those for whom the anniversary
of a death falls at this time, to remember their loved ones. During the service the names of those departed in the
past year and any others people might like remembered, are read out, and candles lighted. Any names please to
either Violet 712431 or Chris Wells 710076 or to Rev. Charles Jefferson 712418.
CHURCH GATES NOTICE BOARD - Someone once wisely said “You never get a second chance to make a
first impression!” Because that’s true I am very happy to provide attractive, laminated colour posters, which I have
purchased for the notice board, because first impressions are important. So please do not remove them without first
having a word with Charles, and if occasionally they may appear in need of a change, rest assured they
will be. Thank you also to everyone who does display events and activities. If we can follow those up
with a warm smiling welcome as people enter church then they may well be encouraged to come again.
REGULAR GIVING - A REMINDER - As Regular Giving forms the core of our Church finances, this is a
reminder for those parishioners who are not already in one of our two available schemes which are:- Peterborough
Scheme - This scheme involves making a monthly standing order payment to the Peterborough Diocesan Board of
Finance (PDBF) for the benefit of All Saints. The great advantage of this scheme from our point of view is that
PDBF collects this Gift Aid Tax Repayment on a monthly basis from HMRC and pays this to us, together with the
total of all monthly Standing Orders in a monthly lump sum. This scheme is particularly ideal for those
parishioners who are in a position to GIFT AID their contributions to All Saints (essentially they must be tax
payers). Weekly Envelope Scheme - This scheme has been in existence for many years and is used by nearly 30
parishioners. Contributions can still be GIFT AIDED, but the relevant tax repayment can only be collected in
arrears at the end of the financial year. Should anyone be interested in joining one of the above schemes, I would
be very happy to arrange an appointment to discuss it further and deal with the necessary documentation. John
Stimpson (Treasurer), 01295 760094
We have a pair of sunglasses in our vestibule, presumably left behind by someone other than the Methodist
Church, and possibly at the Harvest Songs of Praise on Sunday 4th.October. Please check if they are yours etc.
The sunglasses are on the table, so can be collected at any time when the Chapel is open.
It was with sadness that we learned of the recent death of Mrs Diana Myers, but also with grateful hearts for all that
she did in and for our Church over many years, as Churchwarden, PCC Secretary, PCC member and generous
benefactor. Many of us remember how she helped to steer All Saints through two vacancies. Although she has been
living near her daughter in Gloucestershire for many years, her interest in All Saints remained strong and it was
good to see her at Charles' induction service.
Notices should be submitted to Heidi Fowler by e-mail to [email protected], or phone 711 268. Items for inclusion should be
received by 5pm Wednesday to ensure inclusion for the coming Sunday. Contacts – Rector: Reverend Charles Jefferson 712 418
Church Wardens: Bridget Robb 710192 & Mike Wilks 711516 – Website -