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Sunday 29 September 2019

Harvest Festival

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

Today’s Readings: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Matthew 9:35-38

Collect: Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

News and What’s On…

Harvest Celebrations: Sunday 29 September

Gifts of fresh produce, dried and tinned goods collected at our Harvest services across the parish will be donated to Waves working with the Seahaven Storehouse, and to the Diocesan Family Support Work, with some of the fresh produce being taken to the Newhaven Foyer (looking after homeless young people.) Please bring your gifts to any of our services.

The October-November issue of the Parish Magazine is now available.

Life After Loss

Life after Loss begins on Wednesday 2 October from 2.00pm to 4.00pm to run for five consecutive weeks in the extension at St. Luke’s. Please call 01323 891749 or 01323 658309 for more information.

Parish Lunch
The next lunch is Wednesday 2 October at 12.30 for 12.45 in St. Leonard’s Hall. Tickets £6.00. Please contact Ann Fenwick if you would like to attend.

Caring and Sharing

On Saturday the 5th October at 11 am there will be a Eucharist Service at which Jodie Marshall will speak about My Father’s House, the project the parish supports. There will be refreshments beforehand from 10.30am and then after the service with cakes (of course!). We will be joined by other churches who will be bringing packed lunches so do bring your own and we can all sit down and share our time with them. It would be great to have a large number from our churches there on the day.

During the Week

Monday 30 September
7.00pm Swoove exercise class at St. Luke’s

Tuesday 1 October
11.00am Short service with prayers for healing and wholeness at St. Luke’s (followed by light lunch)

Wednesday 2 October
9.30am Tots’ Treats in St. Luke’s
10.00 am Coffee Morning at St. Luke’s
11.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Leonard’s

12.30pm Wednesday Lunch in St. Leonard’s Hall
2.00pm Life After Loss at St. Luke’s

Thursday 3 October
9.30am Tots’ Treats in St. Leonard’s Hall

2.00pm Craft Club at St. Luke’s

Friday 4 October
7.00am Early Morning Prayer Meeting at St. Leonard’s Church
7.30pm Lamsjegna Club night at St. Luke’s

Saturday 5 October
8.30am Parish Prayers at St Leonard’s Chapel
11.00am Caring and Sharing Eucharist at St. Leonard’s

Sunday 6 October
8.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard’s
9.30am Parish Communion at both churches
9.30am Messy Church in St. Leonard’s Hall
11.00am The Meeting Place at St. Luke’s
11.00 Matin at St. Leonard’s

Flower Festival

Thank You to all who supported this year’s Flower Festival! Those who prepared and re-arranged the church, the flower arrangers for sharing their time and talents, the musicians playing throughout the four days, the stewards, servers of tea and coffee, the choir and others involved with the worship at the Choral Evensong, those who attended and or gave donations as well as those helping behind the front line. We have raised £2336 to date.

Open House Thank You

Anthony & Liz Morgan-Jones would like to thank everyone who attended, made purchases, baked cakes and served refreshments. £1,050 was raised for the Tower Repair Fund.

Are you thinking about having your child Baptised? Has anyone asked you how they get their baby christened? If so please contact one of our clergy team or the office so we can invite them to one of our no strings attached Baptism Enquirer sessions. Our next gathering is next Sunday October 6 4.30pm at St Luke’s (with refreshments). Babies and children welcome.

Messy Church
For families with children of all ages! Puppet show, games, painting, food, tea & coffee, face painting and more.
Sunday 6 October from 9.30am in St Leonard’s Hall.

Seaford Parish Women’s Group

Monday October 7th 7.45pm *Change to advertised programme* An informal evening with an opportunity to share memories of a special or recent holiday you have enjoyed.

Do you have any single fleece blankets hidden away that could be used by the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team? If so please contact Gill Tansley who will arrange pick up.

Prayer for Britain

The next opportunity to gather with Christians from across Seaford to pray for Britain will be on Friday 11 October from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at St Leonard’s Church. All welcome. Come when you are able and go when you need to.

Deanery Ladies’ Breakfast
All are invited to join us for a healthy breakfast, pleasant company and an interesting speaker from 8.30am on Saturday 12 October at Bishopstone Parish Hall.

The speaker will be Revd. Canon Ann Waizeneker (Dean of Women’s Ministry). For catering purposes please contact: St Lukes – 01323 891749
St Leonards – 01323 890644 or 01323 658309. The £5 contribution can be paid at the door.

Annual Pastoral Care & Safeguarding Meeting

We would like to invite everyone working with adults in the parish, to our annual meeting in St Leonard’s Church Hall on October 16 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. This is an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic work being done, to share any concerns or experiences people may have and to up-date ourselves on any safeguarding issues.

Click to find out more about the 2019 season of Saturday Lunchtime Concerts.

Help required
St. Leonard’s Church floor is due for its annual clean and reseal which will take place Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November. We urgently need some willing hands to assist David Bramley who has taken on this task single handed in the past. Please speak to David or let the parish office know if you can help.

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

Listen Now

Advent Home Group
An Advent home group starts on Monday 4th November and continues on the 11, 18th, 25th November from 10.00am to 12 noon. We will be looking at Anne Calver’s studies called ‘Heralding the coming King’.

If you are interested please call 01323 896557. 

Glyndebourne- Homelink Gala Concert

Tickets are selling well for the gala concert in aid of Homelink on 17 November at 15.00. The wide variety of acts, ranging from classical music to street dance, represent a unique celebration of Sussex talent and will be introduced by VIPs including Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard and Zoe Lyons. Tickets are still available, priced from £30 to £70, and can be booked on the Glyndebourne website or by phoning the box office on 01273 815000.

Greetings Card

A new card has been produced showing the interior of St Leonard’s Church. All sales money goes to church funds. The card is based on a watercolour by a local artist: the inside is blank. Price £1.50 – another opportunity to support our church.

FSW Food Collection at St. Leonard’s
The following would be particularly appreciated: tinned meats (chilli, stew, etc.), tinned carrots/ sweetcorn/peas, cooking/pasta sauces, tinned fruit, coffee, jam and toiletries. Please place your donations in the basket behind the back pews.

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.

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

September Prayer Focus

Schools in the parish
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

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

Weekly News

Items for inclusion in the Weekly News should be emailed to bob@seafordparish.org.uk or posted through the Parish Office letter box by first thing on the previous Monday morning. It is sometimes possible to squeeze in a late contribution but this cannot be guaranteed. Let the parish know what is happening in your group.

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