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Bowland Benefice Pews News 28 November 2021

Bowland Benefice
Pews News 28 November 2021
First Sunday in Advent

Hark the glad sound the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promised long:
Let every heart prepare a throne
and every voice a song.
Prayer for the beginning of Advent
Gracious God,

may this Advent be a time of turning our faces
towards the light, and a space to pause,
to reflect and to watch.
May we learn to wait in the present
and not for the future,
that every moment may be lived
in the presence of the Christ Child,
the Lamb of Calvary, the Saviour of the World
and to your glory. Amen.
This Week:
Sunday 28 November

9.30am: Holy Communion at St John the Baptist,

White Ladies Aston

10.30am: Morning Worship at St Kenelm,

Upton Snodsbury

11.00am: Holy Communion at St Nicholas, Peopleton

Wednesday 1 December

9.30am: Morning Prayer at St Nicholas, Peopleton

Friday 3 December

7.00pm: White Ladies Aston Christmas Quiz by Zoom

(see over)
Saturday 4 December

10.30am – 4.00pm: Christmas Tree Festival at
St Kenelm, Upton Snodsbury (see below)
Sunday 5 December
Second Sunday in Advent

10.30am: Christingle Service at St Kenelm, Upton

Snodsbury

11.00am: Holy Communion at St Nicholas, Peopleton
6.00pm: Evensong at St John the Baptist, White Ladies

Aston

2.00pm – 4.00pm Christmas Tree Festival at St
Kenelm, Upton Snodsbury (see over)

From overleaf…..

On Friday 3 December at 7.00pm for White Ladies
Aston’s church and Macmillan Cancer Support
Christmas Quiz via Zoom
Cost £3 per person and £1 for the raffle.
Please contact Margaret Haywood on
margaret.haywood@gmail.com
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December in Upton
Snodsbury. Christmas Tree Festival
Entry £2 and there will be a raffle. Refreshments

available.

It is still not too late to join in by providing a tree
– big or small – traditional or modern –
please contact Helen on 381490 to reserve your spot.

Thoughts

It is difficult to keep in mind, during the hustle and
bustle and stress of December, that Advent is
intended to be a season of fasting and time of
reflection on all that is wrong in the world.
A time to cry out for God to make things right and
to put death’s dark shadows to flight.
A time to look at our own lives and where we have

made mistakes.

A time of contemplation on our need for God’s

grace and healing touch.
O come Thou Day-Spring
Come and cheer
Our spirits by thy Advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Caring for God’s Creatures

Many animals are now preparing for hibernation. So,

we can help them by……

Ensuring there is always water available to them
through the winter (as many do wake up, looking for

food and water):

Check before strimming wild areas of the garden for
frogs, toads, hedgehogs and snakes:
Check before burning any garden waste:
Shake prunings and clippings before you dispose of
them so that lacewings and ladybirds can escape:
Ensure you have a bug hotel they can move into….. it
can be made of bricks, roof tiles, pine-cones, bamboo
canes, or simply a tin or plant pot with twigs and

cardboard.

From Steve and Libby Pike our Benefice

Eco- Champions

The light shines in the darkness and the
darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:5

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