Welcome to All Saints today, 16 February 2020 

…. to All Saints this morning.  It’s great to have you with us especially if you are visiting us for the first time.

This morning at 8.00 and 10.30 we are continuing our series on 2 Corinthians which was begun last week by Bishop Michael Baughen – A Passion for Christ.  This morning Ted Pratt is speaking to us on Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ.

Then at Breakfast@9 our vicar Andrew Corke will be continuing our series for the New Year on Worship.

If you have not been to All Saints before do introduce yourself to the folks around you and to Andrew our vicar.   There’s also more info about our church on the leaflet rack next to the door you came in through.  Feel free to help yourself to tea and coffee which is at the back before and after the services.  And if you would like prayer ministry we would love to pray with you – the Prayer Ministry Team will be near the front at the end of the 10.30 service. 

There's a lot happening this week

Monday-Friday - we share Morning Prayer in the Quiet Room at 8.15

Tuesday – Town-wide prayer at the Salvation Army 9.00-10.00

Wednesday – we have Holy Communion in the Quiet Room at 10.00. 

Thursday – the Prophetic Group meets in the Quiet Room at 8.45 plus Coffee Pot from 10.00 in the Hall

Saturday – we have our Hour of Prayer 9.00-10.00 in the Quiet Room

Next Sunday – it’s Holy Communion at 8.00, Breakfast@9 at 9.00 and Family Worship at 10.30

  Church family news

16 February 2020

S.H.A.P.E is nearly here – we are starting S.H.A.P.E. this week.  Meetings are all at the Vicarage – on Tuesday evenings at 7.30, on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30 and on Thursday mornings at 10.30.  There is still time to sign up if you would like to come along but please could you let Andrew know in advance.  The course lasts for 4 weeks and each session lasts about an hour.  This is a great opportunity to think through with God what he is calling you to – do come along and give SHAPE a try.  Full notes, coffee, tea and nice biscuits will be provided!

Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship – the next meeting will be at St John’s Church Wimborne on Monday 24 February at 10.00 am.  The speaker is Alison Coulter who is from Winchester Diocese and a Lay member of General Synod.  Her subject is ‘Setting God’s People Free – Enabling Lay Ministry’.   The reality is that the work of spreading the Good News of the Kingdom can’t get done without every one of us being involved.   I will be going and can let you have a lift so do join me.

Helping out at the Mowlem – We have been asked if we could provide some painters to help decorate some new screens at the Mowlem Theatre during week beginning 25 February.  If you can give a few hours help please speak to Stephen Williams 423342 or call him on 07739695013.

Neil Crisp – Neil’s ‘Celebration’ (his word for the service) will be on Saturday 29 February at 2.30 here at All Saints.  It would be great for as many of us as possible to come along to celebrate the life of an amazing man.  Ann my wife is coordinating the tea afterwards and we need help in two ways – first we need lots of home made cakes.  And second we need some help on the day serving teas and coffees.  If you can help with either please could you email Ann on a.corke@talk21.com or sign up at the Sign-Up Corner.  Thank you so much.

Becoming an Autism Friendly Church – a special conference on Tuesday 3 March at Moorlands College Christchurch from 10-12.   Did you know that 17% of the UK population live with additional needs... yet sometimes we at church are not that good at responding to those needs.  This special conference – hosted by J John with teaching from Craig Johnson – is an opportunity to reflect and respond to this need.  This is a vital area of Church life and I would like a group of us to go along.  If you are interested in attending do have a word with me or Andrew Fleming (422479).

Date for your diaries – The Art Workshop All Saints Quiz of the Year! – on Friday 20 March at 7.30 we are holding a fun family quiz in the Hall to raise money for the Art Workshop which is a brilliant initiative run by Alan and Suzanne Dominy.   The tickets are £7.50 and you get a supper of filled jacket potato, fruit and hot drinks – bring your own wine if you wish.   Come as a team but we’ll also be forming teams on the night so feel free to just turn up on the night.  Tickets are from Suzanne and Alan - call 01929 475883 or admin@artworkshop.org.uk

The Evidence for Easter – three special meetings leading up to Holy Week led by our very own Sam Brooke who is Swanage Churches Together intern this year.  We love to celebrate Easter.  But was Jesus a historical person?   Can we trust the New Testament?  Did Jesus really rise from the dead?  Even if we believe that these propositions are true it will be great to find out the hard evidence to back up the accounts.    Sam presents the available evidence at 7.30 on 27 February, 5 March and 12 March in All Saints hall.  The meetings start at 7.30, refreshments from 7.00.   This is an event not to be missed so do come along and find out the Facts behind the Faith.  Also a great thing to bring along friends who do not go to church but are curious about the Christian faith – pick up a flyer from the back of church.

A trip to the Seven Churches of Asia and Istanbul – in May 2021 Canon Chris Tebbutt and I will be leading a party for 12 days where we will visit Turkey taking in Ephesus and all the other Seven Churches of Asia featured in the Book of Revelation, plus the Island of Patmos where John was imprisoned.  Then we finish our tour with a trip to the exotic and fabled city of Istanbul.  This is an exceptional opportunity to visit a truly fascinating part of the world steeped in New Testament history at a really reasonable price.  And as well as an amazing holiday, it will be a pilgrimage in which we will dig deep into God’s word to see what he has to say to each one of us.  If you would like to join us, or you would like to know more, then do have a word with me and pick up a brochure from the back of church today.

Catching up on the All Saints Committee – so that people know what we talk about at the All Saints Committee we have decided to start posting the minutes up on the noticeboard at the back of church (to the right of the organ).  Why not check out the latest minutes which are available at the back of church today.

Back page focus on ... Tools With a Mission update

  

The latest TWAM news booklet is now available, and copies can be picked up at the back of church.  It focuses on the enormous difference the tools TWAM sends to Africa makes to deprived rural communities.  Chapata, a compound on the outskirts of Lusaka in Zambia, needed a health centre and, with the help of TWAM’s gift of builders’ and carpentry kits, Pastor Paul built a health centre in the town, complete with ante-natal, respiratory infection, sexual disease and immunization equipment.

Pastor Paul writes, “Please tell everyone in the UK that because the people of TWAM have stood with us, we now have hope.  We are sitting in a place where there was no hope, but now there is hope.”

The women of Chapata applied to TWAM for six sewing machines, a knitting machine and a computer.  With these they offer orphans and vulnerable women the opportunity to learn tailoring and knitting.

So – let’s keep collecting those unwanted tools!  We have a major collection in the summer, but David Edgington is ready to take our tools at any time!  The most recent boot load came from a Swanage lady aged 100!

David Edgington – All Saints TWAM rep

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