Church Notice Sheet
Royston Parish Church of
St. John the Baptist
Sunday 25th October 2020
20th Sunday after Trinity
Venue: TOWN HALL – HERITAGE HALL
As we pray for the Church, we pray for:
For all Christians in Tanzania, Philippines and West Africa
For all who worship at Trinity Life Church: Matt and Cate Hall
For all are working on the rebuilding of our beautiful Church
For the work of MECO
We pray for the community of Royston:
For all our local NHS workers, keep them safe and well
For all staff and residents of our local Care Homes
We pray for the sick and suffering:
Maria & Arthur Morton
Evangelist from SIM
We pray for those who have died in the faith of Christ:
Family and friends
We pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time:
NEW BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TOWN HALL SUNDAY SERVICE. Because restrictions on the capacity of the Town Hall room mean that we can only admit a total of 30 people to our Public Worship, we have decided that the fairest method to admit people is to have a booking system. So, each week, if you would like to come to the service, please can you apply for a place for the following Sunday as follows:
· By telephone* Mon to Wed: 07935 774633.
*only if you do not have e-mail
· by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org between Thurs and Saturday
Please note that you will need to apply each week for the forthcoming Sunday, you cannot book more than one week ahead. Joanne will reply to your e-mail to let you know whether or not you have got a place so that you do not have a wasted journey. We realise that none of this is ideal, but we are living in extraordinary times and we hope you will bear with us as we find our way forward.
THE BIBLE APP FOR KIDS: Download for free: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/kids
AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: The Diocesan senior staff are providing short weekly reflections throughout autumn to encourage us in the faith, which can be found online here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDioceseofStAlbansSaintAlbans
If you do not have a computer and would like to see the transcripts please contact Joanne.
BIN TWINNING: Do you remember how we twinned our toilets in church? Well now, thanks to one of our Mission Partners, Tearfund, we can twin our bins! It’s thought that over 2 billion people around the world do not have their rubbish collected and therefore live amongst mountains of waste. For £45 we can twin our bin with another in a country such as Uganda and this will help projects to clean-up communities. We have already twinned our grey bin at the vicarage and we received a sticker to put on the bin so we can encourage others to do the same. For more details: https://www.bintwinning.org/
FUNDRAISING COOK BOOK: Our new recipe book, Thoroughly Modern Beeton is now ready and on sale at £10 each. If you want to order any please email me at email@example.com or phone 01763 244538. Lynda Burns.
ROYSTON ARTS SOCIETY’S: As part of the Royston Arts Festival, will be having an online Autumn Art Exhibition www.roystonarts.org.uk from 18th September to 30th November. Affordable art by local artists.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: We will be collecting filled shoeboxes for children again in the first week of November. We will shortly be sending-out leaflets with more details, but for now these are the items we CANNOT include in our boxes: used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; seeds; sweets, chocolate or food items; toothpaste, lotions or liquids including bubbles; medicines; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; religious or political literature; sharp or fragile items; books with mainly words. For information on where to deliver your boxes, between 16th to 23rd November please ring 079350774633. www.Samaritans-purse.org.uk. Let’s get packing!
ABSEILING FOR CANCER RESEARCH: The son of Brenda Watkin’s, Scott Herbert’s step daughter is to abseil down 11 flights of the Lister Hospital to raise money for Cancer research. His 7-year son Jackson (Brenda Watkins grandson) has just been diagnosed with Bone Cancer. They have set up a Just Giving page if you would like to donate. For more details go to Justgiving.com/fundraising/liz-smith64 or contact Brenda.
DAILY HOPE offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. A Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. “With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are” Archbishop Justin Welby.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
We plan to have a St. John the Baptist Stall on Royston Market on Saturday 5th December. It will be a great opportunity for you to get early Christmas bits AND support the Refurbishment fund!! Please put the date in your diaries!!
Vicar: The Reverend Heidi Huntley
Telephone no. : 01763 243145 (Rest day: Friday)
Assistant Priest: The Reverend John Fidler
Telephone no. 01763 241886
Licensed Reader: Reg Bailey
Telephone no. 01763 250637
Parish Administrator: Joanne Wallis Mob. No.: 07935 774633
Working hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am to 1 pm
Parish Administrator: 07935 774633