Pews News – 13 Nov 2022

† St Andrews
Proclaiming Christ in Clewer
13 November 2022
The second Sunday before Advent
Remembrance Sunday


WELCOME

It’s been a busy Remembrance week with school and care home visits. A real privilege to be with the complete spectrum of age, listening to stories from those with memories and helping to instil the importance of ‘remembering’ with the youngsters. In assembly at Clewer Green the Worship Leaders talked about three important words for Remembrance: Courage, Trust and Peace.

On Remembrance Sunday we look three ways:

Back to the men and women who had courage to go to war to try and bring about peace. To the courage they had to die being in the armed forces, courage to live the rest of their lives with their injuries both physical and mental. Look back not just to the two World Wars, but all the conflicts after that that our country’s men and women have taken part in.The world of today, beyond our country there are still so many wars around the world. and then look around at our community represented here and let us have the courage to trust one another and work together to help bring peace into other people’s lives at difficult times, where there is hunger, poverty, illness. We need also the courage to trust God that he indeed has the whole world in His hands and we need to trust God by our prayers and the following of his commands to love one another.

Look forward – to the time when the world will indeed be completely at peace, not by our own efforts but because Jesus will return and bring about a peace that passes all understanding.

Today is about looking back to those who had courage, looking around and asking God to give us courage and learn to trust each other and Him and looking forward to a world at peace that only God can bring about.
 
May God give you courage, trust and peace.
Revd Rosie
 
Prayers for Remembrance Day from Clewer Green Worship Leaders.
 
Stella:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for the soldiers who fought in the war
To give us a better life.
All soldiers must be treated with lots of care.
Help us to remember them and always be helpful ourselves.
Amen.
 
Freya:
Dear Lord,
Whoever has died in the war, please let them have a peaceful time in heaven.
Thank you for the people who have fought in the war to protect the world but have died.
We pray that they have had a great life and a wonderful eternal life with you.
Thank you for the trust and the bravery in our soldiers as they fight in wars.
Help us to remember all these people who have fought for us and made our land peaceful.
Amen
 
Lottie:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I and II.
Thank you for the poppies that grow and remind us of those who fight in our armies.
Help us to always remember the 11th of November.
Amen

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Please remember that this Sunday there is no morning service at St Andrews. Instead, we will gather at the War Memorial in the Park at 10.45am for a service of remembrance.

The Sunday Eucharist in Church at St Andrews will be in the evening at 5.00pm.

COLLECT

Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory
we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
All Amen

READINGS

Malachi 4.1-2a

See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lordof hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 98

Sing to the Lord a new song, 
   for he has done marvellous things.
His own right hand and his holy arm 
   have won for him the victory.
The Lord has made known his salvation; 
   his deliverance has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness
      towards the house of Israel, 
   and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth; 
   break into singing and make music.
Make music to the Lord with the lyre, 
   with the lyre and the voice of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn 
   sound praises before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea thunder and all that fills it, 
   the world and all that dwell upon it.
Let the rivers clap their hands 
   and let the hills ring out together before the Lord,
      for he comes to judge the earth.
In righteousness shall he judge the world 
   and the peoples with equity.

2 Thessalonians 3.6-13

Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labour we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL READING

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Luke 21.5-19

When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, ‘As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.’

They asked him, ‘Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?’ And he said, ‘Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, “I am he!” and, “The time is near!” Do not go after them.

‘When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.

‘But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defence in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

INTERCESSIONS (From Churches Together in Britain and Ireland)

Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of
conflict, and ask that God may give us
peace:
 
for the service men and women who have
died in the violence of war, each one
remembered by and known to God;
 
May God give peace
God give peace
 
for those who love them in death as in life,
offering the distress of our grief and the
sadness of our loss;
 
May God give peace
God give peace
 
for all members of the armed forces who
are in danger this day, remembering
family, friends and all who pray for their
safe return;
 
May God give peace
God give peace
 
for civilian women, children and men
whose lives are disfigured by war or terror,
calling to mind in penitence the anger and
hatreds of humanity;
 
May God give peace
God give peace
 
for peace-makers and peace-keepers, who
seek to keep this world secure and free;
 
May God give peace
God give peace
 
for all who bear the burden and privilege
of leadership, political, military and
religious; asking for gifts of wisdom and
resolve in the search for reconciliation and
peace.
 
May God give peace
God give peace
 
O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those whose memory
we cherish,
and those whose names we will never
know.
Help us to lift our eyes above the torment
of this broken world,
and grant us the grace to pray for those
who wish us harm.
As we honour the past, may we put our
faith in your future;
for you are the source of life and hope,
now and for ever.
Amen.
 
https://ctbi.org.uk/remembrance-sunday

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament
you give substance to our hope:
bring us at the last
to that fullness of life for which we long;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Amen

Listen to Canon Brian’s Sermon from last Sunday

PLAY

NOTICES

SUNDAY EVENING 

The Sunday Evening Service will again be a Eucharist in Church, at 5.00pm.

SERVICES FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

Evening Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 5.00pm via Zoom

Church Open every Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00

Sun 13 Nov 10. 45am Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial
                                    No morning service in Church
                       5.00pm Eucharist for Remembrance Sunday in Church

Sun 20 Nov 10.30am Christ the King, Eucharist
                      5.00pm Evening Prayer Zoom

Sun 27 Nov 10.30am 1st Sunday of Advent, Eucharist
                                   No Evening Service, Carol Service in the park instead

Wed 30 Nov 12.00     Eucharist for St Andrews Day

Sun 04 Dec 10.30am 2nd Sunday of  Advent, All Age Eucharist
                      5.00pm Eucharist in Church

PLEASE PRAY FOR

The Suffering: Blake, Sam, Don, Karl, Sarah, Joanna, Holly, Hugo, Frank and Barbara, Bill, Suzanne, Christopher, Jackie, Norman and Diane, Sylvia, and Mary. Refugees, Prisoners, the Homeless and those who mourn.

The Departed: Betty Hughes, Hugh Roddy, Frank Blagrove, and all those recently departed this life, and those whose anniversaries fall at this time.

Those baptised this month: Russell and Dexter.

Community Prayers: Clewer Green School, the head teacher Martin Tinsley and all the pupils, staff and governors. For all our Care Homes, for the safety of residents and staff. We pray also for Windsor Christian Action, and the work of the Homeless Project, Street Angels, FoodShare, and The Night Shelter.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for all who live or work in Little Buntings, Tyrell Gardens, Duncroft, Perrycroft, Ryecroft, Rydings, Ellison Close, and Addington Close.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: please pray for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Please pray for the churches in these dioceses: Niassa (Southern Africa), Nicaragua, Niger Delta North (Nigeria), Niger Delta (Nigeria), Niger Delta West (Nigeria) and Niger (Nigeria)

Please continue to pray for and support your neighbours and families in any way you can whilst keeping yourself safe.



THE FUNERAL OF FRANK BLAGROVE

The funeral of Frank Blagrove will be at Windsor Parish Church (St John the Baptist) on 14th November at 1330. There will be open ringing from 12.45. 

BABY BANK

The Baby Bank requires underwear and packs of pants, all ages, sizes and gender please.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

On 03 December we’ll be having our Christmas Market from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Donations of plants, home-made jams etc appreciated, and help generally. Please see Jane if you can help.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS FAIR – 27 NOV 2022

St Andrews will have a stall at the Community Christmas Fair, at the Pirate Park on 27 Nov. Donations of Chocolate for the Chocolate Tombola,would be welcome.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & CHURCHYARD TREE DECORATION

On 11 December we’ll be lighting up the churchyard again, as we did last year. If you would like to support this popular event, by contributing towards their cost, please see Revd Rosie. Alternatively, you could provide some battery powered lights.

If you’d like to decorate a tree please see Revd Rosie.

CHARITIES WHICH WE SUPPORT

At the last PCC Meeting, we looked at what charities we support, and here is the agreed list for your information:

    Mothering Sunday – Baby Bank 
    CA Coffee morning and Bucket collections – Christian Aid
    Harvest Festival – Windsor Christian Action
    Remembrance Sunday – Royal British Legion
    Christmas – East to West, Crisis, Childrens’ Society


Please note that the time of the 20 Nov Wild Worship is 2.00pm

WINDSOR FOODSHARE

From their Facebook and Twittter Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/windsorfoodshare
https://twitter.com/WindsrFoodshare

HELP
Can you help ?🙏🏻
We are currently low on Tinned Fruit and Desserts.


All items can be dropped off to the church:
Dedworth Green Baptist Church, Smiths Lane, Windsor, SL4 5PE
9.30am-1.30pm Wednesdays
9.30am -3.00pm Thursdays.

or alternatively they can be brought from our Amazon wish list. The address they are delivered to are saved to Amazon to make your life a little easier 😀.
https://amzn.to/3a1IMAk

Thank you all for your continued support and for helping to feed local families.

More information, and to donate online:
https://www.windsorfoodshare.org.uk/food-donations

Did you know that Windsor Foodshare has its own just giving page. If you are donating with just giving don’t forget to tick the gift aid box that way we get an extra 25% on top of your donation.  Every single penny we get given goes to help feed local families. 
https://www.justgiving.com/windsorfoodshare

If you would like any further information please contact   manager@windsorfoodshare.org.uk

CHURCH FINANCES – MESSAGE FROM ANDREW

Thank you to everyone for all you have been able to give in this difficult time. Please consider continuing your regular giving by paying directly to our bank account, the details of which are:
HSBC Bank, High Street, Windsor
Sort Code: 40-47-37
Account number: 11373366 
Account name: PCC St Andrews Church
                       or if your bank doesn’t like this
                       Parochial Church Council St Andrews Clewer Parish
 
You may wish to consider transferring to the Parish Giving Scheme,
which we promoted in previous years. Details are on our page on their web site: https://bit.ly/2XCLuCr

[https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/clewer-st-andrew-windsor/]

We also have the printed application forms available, please contact the Parish Office by email.

CONTACTS
 
The Parish Office is now closed.
The Office Number is: 07490 094261
Email:  office@clewerparish.org

Parish Website: www.standrewsclewer.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/standrewsclewer

Churchwarden: Stuart Cockman
 
Safeguarding Policy: www.standrewsclewer.org/safeguarding-policy
Safeguarding Officer: clewerparishsafeguarding@gmail.com

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