THIS WEEK’S NEWSLETTER
|Sunday 12 November 2017
The Third Sunday before Advent
Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 1-12 (p.968)
Revelation, Chapter 21, verses 1-7 (p.1249)
REMEMBRANCE –Today we have our Acts of Remembrance at both morning services. We have 207 names on the war memorial from WWI and we have recently been sent a photograph of William Branch whose name appears on the memorial. If you have a photo of any of the other names, do please let Tim know.
THE BIG ASK! –By now you should have received a letter from us letting you know the practicalities of how you can support Holy Trinity at this important time. If you haven’t received a letter, you can collect a copy from the welcome team. You can visit our special giving page at https://www.give.net/holytrinityroof for more information in the lead up to our Gift Day next Sunday 19 November – please, please contribute what you can.
FAIRTRADE CHRISTMAS STALL – We will be selling Divine advent calendars and a wide range of Christmas cards and other Christmas goods after services from today. The sales go to support both Holy Trinity and producers in developing countries.
HELP NEEDED – CAKE STALL – We are looking for a team of Holy Trinity helpers to set up, run and pack away the cake stall at the Archdeacon Cambridge’s School Christmas Fair on Friday 1 December from 2-7pm. The fair will run from 3-6pm. Please sign the list on the ‘Our Church Family’ notice board in the Green Room if you can help – just for an hour.
YOUTH GROUP– The next Youth Group for 11+ year olds will take place today at 4.30pm in the Green Room
BIBLE AND BACON/BRIOCHE – The men will be meeting for Bible and Bacon next Saturday 18 November at 9am at Jonathan Cornthwaite’s home (31 Wellesley Road, TW2 5RR). The next Bible and Brioche for the ladies will be on Saturday 9 December.
EASY FUNDRAISING AT CHRISTMAS – As you embark on your Christmas shopping sprees, don’t forget you could be raising funds for Holy Trinity. Simply register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk – then just go on-line and shop normally with retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis and many more, to receive donations for Holy Trinity. You do not have to give any financial details.
RAISE THE ROOF COMMUNITY CONCERT – Tickets are now on sale for our next Community Concert on Saturday 28 January! Please see Katie or Paul to buy your ticket. Again, we are calling all musicians, budding or brilliant, to join us for this fun and relaxed evening of music. If you are interested in performing please contact Katie Batchelor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
HOLY TRINITY RETREAT 2018 –We’re planning to go away together again this time for a pre-Easter retreat on the weekend of 16 & 17 March 2018. Please save the date and look out for more information in future notices.
MID-WEEK SERVICES – Please do come along and join us for a Holy Communion service at 1pm in church on Wednesday 22 November.
COLLECT FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT –
Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN.