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Sunday 9 February 2020

Third Sunday before Lent

8.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard’s
9.30am Parish Communion in both churches
11.00am The Meeting Place at St. Leonard’s
7.00pm St. Luke’s@7 at St. Luke’s

Today’s Readings: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Matthew 5:13-20

Collect: Eternal God, whose Son went among the crowds and brought healing with his touch: help us to show his love, in your Church as we gather together, and by our lives as they are transformed into the image of Christ our Lord.

News and What’s On…

During the Week

Monday 10 February
7.00pm Swoove exercise class at St. Luke’s

Tuesday 11 February
2.00pm Prayer Meeting at St. Luke’s

Wednesday 12 February
9.30am Tots Treats at St. Luke’s
10.00am Coffee Morning at St. Luke’s
11.00 Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Leonard’s
2.00pm Life After Loss at St. Luke’s

Thursday 13 February
9.30am Tots’ Treats in St. Leonard’s Hall
10.00am Julian Prayer meeting at 9 Homefield Road

Friday 14 February
7.00am Prayer Meeting in St. Leonard’s Chapel
1.00pm Mothers’ Union in St. Leonard’s Hall
7.30pm Lamsjegna Club at St. Luke’s

Saturday 15 February
8.30am Parish Prayers at St Leonard’s Chapel
1.00pm Saturday Lunchtime Concert in St. Leonard’s

Sunday 16 February
8.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard’s
9.30am Parish Communion in both churches
11.00am The Meeting Place at St. Leonard’s


Life After Loss

The Life after Loss group continues on Wednesday February 12th at 2.00pm at St. Luke’s Church. For more information please contact Diana 01323 891749 or Chris 01323 658309.

Jane Backhouse

The Funeral Service for Jane will be on Wednesday 12th February, 2.00pm in St Leonard’s Church.

Mothers’ Union

On Friday 14 February the MU meet at 1.00pm in St. Leonards Hall for their annual lunch, followed by AGM and a look through the Archives. Please contact Janet Kent if you haven’t signed up but wish to attend. 

Janet Kent 490050. janet.seaford@btinternet.com

Lunchtime Concerts
The 2020 Season of Lunchtime Concerts begins on Saturday 15th February with Adam Heron (piano). Adam Heron was a finalist in the 2018 BBC Young Musician, he will be playing music by Mozart, J.S.Bach and Brahms. Pamphlets containing the years programme are available at the back of the church. The concerts have free admission with a retiring collection and last approximately an hour.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid Lunch

The next lunch will be on Friday 21st February St Peter’s Chapel Rooms Belgrave Road. There will be two sittings, the first from 12 noon to 1.00pm and the second from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. 

Tickets, costing £8, will be available from your Christian Aid representatives Carolyn Plowman and Peter Holding or ring 01323 894899.

Thank You

Greetings from Somerset! 

Thank you for all your cards and greetings, prayers, amazing generosity, and above all your love in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are truly blessed to have been part of such a wonderful community in Seaford and feel we have gone out with much joy. As we rest, we will pray for you all and for the appointment of your next vicar.
God bless you all Paul and Jennie.

Lent Course
This Lent, Marion Holding is hosting a Lent Course which will be following the journey of Jesus from his temptations through to his death on the cross and his resurrection. The course will run on Monday mornings 10.00am to 12noon on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March at Marion’s home. If you would like to join in please contact Marion on 01323 896557.

Tuesday Stewards at St. Leonard’s
A big thank you to all the Stewards for their support on Tuesday mornings to help keep St Leonard’s open. We have been fortunate to receive several new enquiries to join our friendly team. If you have put your name forward recently and would like further information please call Julia on: 01323 895073.


Pew Cushions

A team of people are going to remake the pew cushions for St. Leonard’s between now and the end of March. This involves unpicking and removing the old filling, washing the covers and fireproofing them before inserting new foam and sewing them up. Please bring your own cushion from home, each week, if you would be more comfortable while we complete this process. If you would like to help with this project please speak to Margaret Smith on 01323 895212.

Homelink are looking for a Part-time Administrator & Development Officer 

The post holder will be responsible to the Board of Trustees for administrative tasks and for managing and developing communication with supporters. The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, experience in using a variety of office applications and social media, giving presentations, facilitating fundraising events, and managing grant applications. The post holder will normally work from home (for an average of 21 hours per week) and the salary for these hours is £1,092 per month. The closing date for applications is on Friday 14thFebruary 

Interviews will take place in Lewes on Tuesday 25th February 

Enquiries and completed application forms: secretary@leweshomelink.org.uk. 

Documentation can be found on HOMELINK’s website. HOMELINK is a registered charity (CIO) No. 1174895 

“Helping people into Housing”.

March Hare Bazaar
The March Hare Bazaar will be held in St. Leonards Hall on Saturday 7th March 10-12. More details to follow!

Prayer in the Parish

There are copies of the prayer card for Paul and Jennie as they leave the parish and for our future during the vacancy, at the back of each church. Please keep them for use in the coming months.

Prayer Diary: You can read find a copy of the February-March Prayer Diary in the latest Magazine.

If you know of anyone who is unwell and needs our prayers please let the clergy/churchwardens know.

Opportunities to Pray with Others
Parish prayer meeting with focus on Mission: 2nd Tuesday 2pm at St. Luke’s Church
Julian Prayer meeting: A quiet time to sit with God. Alternate Thursdays 10.00am at 9 Homefield Rd
Early Prayer meeting: Fridays 7.00—7.30am in St Leonard’s Chapel.
Parish Prayer meeting: Saturdays 8.30 –9.00am in St Leonard’s Chapel
Prayer @7: 4th Sunday in St Leonard’s at 7.00pm

February Prayer Focus: Homelink and Beachy Head Chaplaincy

Don’t forget you can listen again or catch up with sermons you may have missed. 

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Hall Bookings

Booking forms for both St. Leonard’s and St. Luke’s Halls should be sent to Bob Geering at the address on the form. Initial enquiries can be made to 01323 891393 or hallbookings@seafordparish.org.uk Please make sure you are using the latest booking forms (issue 28) from the parish website at www.seafordparish.org.uk/using-our-premises
and only return the first page with the fees.

If you know of anyone who is unwell and needs our prayers please let the clergy or churchwardens know.

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