Newsletter 19th October 2014

 

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE NEWSLETTER 

19th October 2014 No.1605

Web site: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk

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Eighteenth SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

When faced with a difficult dilemma, some people ask, ‘What would Jesus do?’ Rather than try to recruit Jesus to our position or sign him up to our own agendas, we see from this story that when others try to recruit him to take a side, Jesus responds by asking very awkward questions himself. Consequently the ruse is not only avoided, but emphatically turned on its head. The only response is to slink away, defeated, bested, humiliated, rumbled. Either way, the  victory is Christ’s. Inevitably, they hate it, and will soon hate him.

 

HOME COMMUNION

Revd Belinda Searle-Barnes has very kindly offered to give Holy Communion to those unable to get to church. If you know of anyone who would like her to visit, please telephone the Office 01590 612242 and leave the person’s name, address and phone number.

 

EXBURY VETERANS AND FRIENDS

Exbury Veterans invite you to join them for their Christmas luncheon on Wednesday 10th December ‘14, at 12noon for 12.30. Tickets are £15 and the venue is Walhampton Arms,Lymington.

Choice of Menu together with payment should reach Marion Loveland, Pierview  House, The Promenade, Hythe, Hants.S045 6DS

before 10th November.
Cheques to be made out to E.V.A.

To see the menu look on the church notice board.

 

MISSION ACTION PLAN

As part of the Diocesan strategy each parish is required to produce a mission plan as their response to the 4 strategic priorities.

There is a meeting 24th November at St Andrew's Church.

If we are to reappoint, everybody in the worshipping congregation needs to get engaged.

Do we attempt this project as a benefice? Who would like to lead?

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MUSIC AT BEAULIEU

The Choir of Salisbury Cathedral-the boys and lay-vicars

Saturday 8th November     7pm     £10

Tickets from PO Box 84, Lymington, SO41 3ZA with a s.a.e. and a cheque made payable to Music at Beaulieu or by online from our website www.musicatbeaulieu.org or from www.ticketsource.co.uk/musicatbeaulieu

 

WOOLLY HAT DAY

 Friday 24th October10am – 12noonA coffee morning in Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall in aid of the Mission to Seafarers

 

Sunday   19th October

Eighteenth SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

8.00am         Bucklers Hard               Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church               SUNG Communion

11.00am       St Paul’s, East Boldre   Holy CommunioN

12.30pm       Abbey Church               baptism

We pray for the sick:  Pat, Jill, Minna, Dennis,  Geoff & Jean, Mona, Alan, Sue, Chris, Christopher, Harriet, Tim, Tom & Mary, Eve, Margaret, Lara, Ruth, Valerie, Mavis, Joy, Missy and Debra (To keep this list up-to-date and relevant, please let us know the names of those we should continue to hold in our prayers)

Baptisms: We pray for Sofia Suzanne Beretta who was baptised on Saturday 18th October in St Katharine’s Church and for Benjamin Paul Town who will be baptised today in the Abbey Church at 12.30pm

Those who have died: We pray for the family and friends of Mary Williamson whose funeral will be on 28th October at 2pm in the Abbey Church and the family and friends of James Sambidge whose funeral will be in St Paul’s Church, East Boldre on 11th November at 12noon.
 

CALENDAR FOR THE  WEEK

Wednesday 22nd October

10.30am       Abbey Church                Holy Communion

Thursday 23rd  October

10.00-12noon   Benefice Office

Friday 24th October

10.00-12nooon  Abbey Church Hall   Woolly Hat Day Coffee morning Mission to Seafarers

Sunday  26th October

8.00am         Bucklers Hard               Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church       Holy Communion BCP

11.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury  HOLY COMMUNION

Readings for 26th October

LAST  SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

First Reading  Leviticus 19:1-2. 15-18

We hear God’s commandments about how his people, who are called to holiness, are to relate to each other with love and justice.

Second Reading  1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Paul speaks of how he shared the Gospel of God with the people of Thessalonica with gentleness and love, offering himself freely in service to them.

                                          

Gospel Matthew 22:34-45

Jesus is once again challenged by religious leaders in Jerusalem, and challenges them back. 

 

Date for the diary:

Turkey and Tinsel Lunch

Abbey Church Hall  Friday 21st November

Watch this space for more details