St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

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This Sunday is Advent Sunday, the hangings change to purple and our thoughts to the return of Jesus as redeemer and king at the end of time.  Advent is a season of watching and prayer, of being alert to what is truly important and eternally significant and neither being distracted by the sparkle of the world’s temptations, nor being put to sleep by the stupefying effect of sin.  We remind ourselves of the hope of heaven by the lighting of the first candle on the Advent Wreath.

Also at our service on Sunday we will be welcoming Savannah and Scott to receive Holy Communion for the first time.  Additionally, Christine, who had already been admitted at her previous church, and who has joined in with the preparation sessions, will be doing one of the readings.

All the events for the next while are below, but I wanted to highlight two. 

On the evening of Monday 5th December, churches from Hayes are joining together in witness and worship to sing some Advent Carols at the bandstand in Hayes Town centre 7pm to 8pm.  The Methodist Church (the one with JESUS in the windows) have kindly invited us all in for refreshments afterwards.  Please do come along to be a crowd and lend your voice to the singing.  This is one of those occasions when ALL contributions are important as volume takes precedence over musicality!

Our Christmas Fair is on Saturday 10th December 2- 5 pm.  We are still looking for contributions to the stalls and raffle and for help. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church, or just let Vanessa know. Do please come along and bring neighbours, friends and family.

God bless you dear friends!

In Him,

Peter

Saturday 26th November

9:15 Morning Prayer

10 – noon Foodbank

10:30 am Preparation for First Communion

5pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

Sunday 27th November Advent Sunday

10 am  Sung Eucharist with Admission to Communion

2 pm St Edmund’s Cycle Club

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

Monday 28th November

9 am Morning Prayer in Church

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

8 pm Choir Practice

 

Tuesday 29th  November

9 am Morning Prayer in Church

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

8 pm Food for Thought

 

Wednesday 30th November: St Andrew's Day

8:15 am Morning Prayer in Church

1 pm Knit and Natter

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

Thursday 1st December

9:15 am Prayer for Willesden on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8234251254?pwd=VGsxUDdpcENJT1prdWcxTUpzV3AxQT09

Meeting ID: 823 425 1254  Passcode: stgeorge

10 am Morning Prayer in church

5pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

Saturday 3rd December

9:15 Morning Prayer

10 – noon Foodbank

5pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

Sunday 4th December: Second Sunday of Advent

10 am  Sung Eucharist

2 pm St Edmund’s Cycle Club

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

 

Monday 5th December

9 am Morning Prayer in Church

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

7-8 pm Churches in Hayes Advent Carols in Hayes Town followed by refreshments in Methodist church

 

Here is the link for Evening Prayer on Zoom at 5pm every day except Fridays.

 

 

Children’s attendance sheet

A reminder to parents to sign the attendance sheet at the back of church if you think you will want to apply to a church school.  This is the way in which we fill in the school forms.