| Xandie’s SHOUT OUT …|
How wonderful to see so many of you at our beautiful Christingle service last sunday and for all the many children and teenagers who helped and the parents who helped in the hall and putting the chairs away.
This Sunday is Messy Christmas at 4pm in the church, when we will decorate the Christmas tree, that has kindly been donated to us, and make cards and decorations.
Hazel will then tell the Christmas story of Almighty God’s amazing present of his Son, Jesus, born as a human baby in a stable in Bethlehem to save mankind.
We will then have a Bring and Share tea, as there are no cooking facilities in the church. So Please bring a plate of food to share, we are providing sausages and sausage rolls. thank you!
The following Friday 14th Dec. is the Bulrushes Christmas party, which starts at 9.30 in the Hall, we shall go into church to listen to the Christmas story with Hazel and sing. We will be providing snacks, but it would be lovely if you could bring a plate of food to share and if your child has special dietary needs, please make sure you bring food that meets their requirements.
The Carol Service is 16th December, when the junior choir will sing away in a manger. Afterwards we will draw the Hamper Raffle in the Hall.
God bless you
This week we have Family Communion at 9:15am. Hazel will be doing extended communion as we have no priest this Sunday. So Cathy will consecrate the bread and wine at 8:00am service. Please come and support her.
I do hope you will all have a relaxing and refreshing half term. If you are not away next Sunday 24th, there is the Snowdrop Walk at Underwood between 2-4pm, children will need wellies and dogs need leads please. The snowdrops are looking wonderful this year, so please come and enjoy them.
The Pancake Party is on Shrove Tuesday 5th March. As we don’t have Camilla this year, would a couple of parents please volunteer to organize the races? Let me or the office know if you can.
Also anyone who’s able to make and bring pancakes please let us know – children can eat loads!
2 Forward dates for your diaries – 31st March 10am Mothering Sunday service with posies.
22nd April Easter Monday, Easter Egg Hunt at Underwood
Have a lovely half term
There is no 9:15am service this Sunday, as it is Messy Church at 4:00pm in the hall. We do hope you will be able to join us.
We are now less than 4 weeks away from the start of Lent, so please make a note in your diaries that our annual Pancake Party is at 3:45pm-5:00pm on Tuesday 5th March, Shrove Tuesday (the day before Lent starts).
If you haven’t been to this, it is great fun – eat lots of pancakes and run pancake races!
The snowdrop walk will be Sunday 24th February here at Underwood between 2:00pm – 4:00pm – £2 per person or £5 per family, all proceeds go towards the running of our church, which is nearly £400 a day!
If you don’t already do so, please consider making a regular contribution to St Michael’s.
If you haven’t filled in your form for the new Electoral Roll, please collect a form from the back of the church. Thank you !
This Sunday is Early Birds in the Hall at 9.15 am. It is Candlemas, the end of the Season of Christmas and Epiphany, so the crib now goes away. Candlemas is when Jesus was taken as a baby to the temple and Simeon recognizes him as the Messiah and says that wonderful prayer, The Nunc Dimitis (still said at Evensong) – “Lord now let your servant depart in peace, for I have seen your Salvation.” Jesus is the light to everybody in the world.
Every 6 years, the Church of England has to update the Electoral Roll. And it’s this year! So PLEASE collect a form from the back of the church (if you haven’t already got one) and fill it in as soon as poss. It is 1 form per individual not per family.
It is particularly important, while we have no vicar. It would be dreadful if the powers that be saw our numbers weren’t going up, so we didn’t warrant a full time vicar!!
I am hoping to have the Snowdrop Walk on Sunday 24th Feb, so please pencil it in your diaries.
TODAY due to snow, apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The wooden Church chairs were falling apart, they were held together with battons and some were riddled with woodworm.
The St Michael and All Angels Church, replaced the wooden chairs with comfortable fabric chairs.
The Church car park and church path had become a Safety hazard.
The St Michael and All Angels Church, Beaconsfield car park and church path has now completed. We raised £6k+. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you !
Xandie’s Shout Out
This week is our Praise Service at 9.15am with Peter, and I am doing the talk, so I look forward to seeing you.
I had a lovey time last Sunday at my grandson’s baptism at a beautiful church on the banks of the Thames in London, with all my children and 7 grandchildren.
Please keep praying for our churchwardens as we prepare to advertise for a new vicar, that the person God has chosen for us, will see the advertisement and answer it.
The St Michael’s Church Profile is now available on our website, you will find it on our Welcome page. 2 hard copies are at the back of the Church, please share. Thank you.
I hope you all enjoyed the snow this week – I’m sure your children did!