TOY SERVICE – SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 10.30am
At this service we will collect new toys for the Reading Family Aid Project. We will also be switching on the Christmas Tree lights and there will be a special visit from St Nicholas.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAYRE – SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2pm
This year we shall be raising money for the Karun orphanage in India. Book the date and spread the word. Sonia Boyles is the coordinator. Parking is available at Reading Blue Coat School.
FRIENDS OF ST ANDREW’S CURRY NIGHT – THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER AT 7PM
The Ivy, Sonning -Tickets £20 per head, with £10 going to FoStAC for a set meal and a cash bar for drinks payable by individuals. To reserve a place please phone Keith Nichols 9694628, Bob Hine 9698653 or email email@example.com
THE PARISH MAGAZINE CALENDAR & FOSTAC CHRISTMAS CARDS
The 2018 edition of the calendar is now available at £8 and FoStAC Christmas Cards at £5 for 10 cards. Both will be on sale in The Ark every Sunday after the 10.30 am service and at the Victorian Christmas Fayre in the church on Sunday 10 December. They are also available from the Parish Office 9am-1pm Monday to Friday
The tree and nativity scene will be put up at 9:30am on Friday 1st December. Please let Hilary in the Church Office know if you can help.
‘STANDING IN THE GAP’ – SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 10am-2.30pm
Lower Earley Baptist Church, Maiden Place, Lower Earley
This event, being run by Faith in the Community (Wokingham Borough) provides an opportunity for Christians to find out more about mental health, homelessness and poverty locally and nationally and to explore ways in which we can respond to the issues raised.
It is free of charge but attendance must be registered by email before 27th November to firstname.lastname@example.org or by searching for ‘Standing in the Gap’ on www.eventbrite.co.uk. A sandwich buffet will be provided. For further information, please contact Jeremy Sharpe on 07970 100131.
PRAYER CHAIN AND PASTORAL VISITING
A prayer chain is set up to receive prayer requests. If anyone needs prayer, or a visit please call Jean Tinson on 969 0782.
Our prayers are asked for those who are sick who may be known to us:
Rosalind Buchanan, Julie McEwen
We remember those who have died who are known to us.
We remember those known to us whose anniversaries fall at this time:
Nora Hollingsbee, Harriet Tigwell, Desmond Woodley, Emma Halse, Violet Tigwell, Allayne Roper
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday 21 November
2.00pm Tuesday Afternoon House Group
Vine Cottage, 4 Pound Lane, Sonning
(For further details please call 0118 969 3151)
7.45pm Mid-Week House Group
1 Armstrong Way, Woodley, RG5 4NW
(For further details please email email@example.com)
Wednesday 22 November
10.00am Holy Communion The Ark
10.30am Coffee The Ark
Sunday 26 November
8.00am Holy Communion St. Andrew’s
10.30am Parish Eucharist St. Andrew’s
10.30am Sunday Club The Ark
6.30pm Evening Prayer St. Andrew’s
The Revd. Jamie Taylor 0118 969 3298 (Off duty – Friday)
The Revd. Kate Toogood 0746 380 6735 (Working in Parish – Tuesday, Friday
firstname.lastname@example.org and Sunday)
Mr Bob Peters 0118 377 5887
Mrs Hilary Rennie 0118 969 3298 (9am-1pm Monday – Friday