THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE NEWSLETTER
9th November 2014 No.1608
Web site: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk
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What do the red poppies signify?
Though inspired by a Canadian poem, poppies were first worn to commemorate the fallen in the US, says the WW1 Canada site. They were chosen as a symbol because they grow in disturbed soil across northern France and Belgium. They sprang up on battle sites and around trenches. The flower was adopted as the symbol of the forces’ association by the Royal British Legion in 1921. That year the poppies made their first appearance on British lapels, sold to raise money for servicemen and their families.
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.
STAMPS FOR MARIGOLD
Marigold Jordan is collecting used postage stamps for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. At the Abbey Church there is a red box in which to put your stamps outside the hall
TURKEY AND TINSEL LUNCH
Abbey Church Hall Friday 21st November
12.30pm – 3pm
Welcome glass of sherry, Turkey Supreme, chocolate dessert, coffee and a mint and a bit of Christmassy singing
Tickets £7.50 from Margaret Marshall 02380 8924698
or from the Office in the Abbey Church on a Thursday morning.
If you know someone who would like to come but has no transport, please let me know and I will try to arrange something. MM
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?
To the members of the PCC of St Katharine’s, St Paul’s and The Abbey churches:
Please be advised that the s11 meeting will take place at Beaulieu Church 7.30pm Thursday 4th December.
Sunday 9th November
8.00am Bucklers Hard Holy Communion
10.00am Abbey Church Combined benefice
11.30am St Katharine’s, Exbury Wreath Laying
11.30am St Paul’s, East Boldre Wreath Laying
4.30pm Abbey Church CHORAL EVENSONG
BEAULIEU, EXBURY AND EAST BOLDRE NEWS
Apologies for the delay with the November magazine due to unforeseen difficulties. Hopefully all has been resolved.
Please note that magazine deadlines over the Christmas period have changed. Deadline for the December Edition is the 15th November. Deadline for the January Edition is the 30th November.
After January we will go back to normal the 15th of the month.
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)
Those who have died: We pray for the family and friends of James Sambidge whose funeral will be in St Paul’s Church, East Boldre on 11th November at 12noon and for the family and friends of Beryl Bavister whose Service of Thanksgiving will be in Beaulieu Abbey Church on Friday 21st November at 2.30pm
Weddings: We pray forSteven Lush and Kirsty Newton who will be married in the Abbey church on Saturday 15th November at 1.00pm
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 11th November
12noon St Paul’s Church. East Bolder funeral
Wednesday 12th November
10.30am Abbey Church Holy Communion
Thursday 13th November
10.00 -12noon Benefice Office
Saturday 15th November
1.00pm Abbey Church Wedding
Sunday 16th November
8.00am Bucklers Hard Holy Communion
9.30am Abbey Church SUNG Communion
11.00am St Paul’s, East Boldre Holy Communion
Readings for 16th November
First Reading Zephaniah 1:7. 12-18
The prophet warns of the Lord’s imminent and cataclysmic day of judgement on a people who have broken faith with him. Those who have presumed upon God’s indifference will find their material securities powerless to save them.
Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Paul reminds the Thessalonians that, since no one knows the exact time and date of the Lord’s return, they are to encourage one another in consistent Christian living as children of the light, always prepared for God’s coming.
Gospel Matthew 25:14-30
Jesus compares his ultimate return to an absent master coming back to settle accounts with the servants to whom he has entrusted his wealth. Those who have used their Lord’s resources fruitfully are rewarded; the one who has done nothing is cast out.