St Andrew’s Newsletter

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ST. ANDREWS, WEST DEREHAM

(also St. Mary’s, Denver; St. Mary the Virgin, Bexwell and St. Michael’s, Ryston)

Vicar: The Reverend Judith Grundy

The Rectory, Ryston Road, Denver

Tel 383226

SERVICES AND EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2004

THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER

7.30 p.m.- CHRISTINGLE SERVICE, St Mary’s Denver

SUNDAY 5th:

11am – FAMILY SERVICE: Led by the Reverend Judith Grundy (coffee / tea at the end of the service)

6.3Opm – Flower Festival Evensong, St Mary the Virgin, Bexwell

SUNDAY 12th:

9.30am – Holy Communion. Celebrant Reverend Judith Grundy

6.30pm – Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Bexwell

WEDNESDAY 15th:

7.3Opm Healing Service with Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, West Dereham

SUNDAY 19th :

3.30pm – Carol Service, St Andrew’s, West Dereham

6.30pm – Carol Service, St Mary’s, Denver

WEDNESDAY 22nd:

6.3Opm Carol Service, St Michael’s, Ryston

CHRISTMAS EVE:

6.30pm – Holy Communion, St Mary’s the Virgin, Bexwell

11.30pm – Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Denver

11.30pm – Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, West Dereham

CHRISTMAS DAY

9.30am – Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, West Dereham

11.30am – Family Service St Mary’s, Denver

SUNDAY 26th:

9.30am – Group Service: Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Denver

CHURCHWARDENS for St. Andrew’s West Dereham:

Mr Graeme Pressley, The Plot, Church Road 01366 501179

Mrs. Christine Vincent, Aspen, Ryston Road, W. Dereham 01366 500283

INTERCESSIONS: Please let one of our churchwardens know (see telephone nos. above) if you, or anyone you know, needs prayer, for sickness, or any other personal or family problem (in absolute confidence: No details are made public unless you wish it). We will gladly add any names to our weekly intercession list. We believe that God hears and answers prayers, according to His plan and purpose for your life.

HEATING

Following a final site meeting between the Church Architect, the Diocesan Heating Engineer and Mr Clive Clarke of West Dereham, who is to install the heating system, work was scheduled to begin on 22nd November 2004.

Soon St Andrews Church will be able to extend an even warmer welcome to those who come to worship God!

CHOIR GROUP – URGENT NEED FOR SOPRANOS AND ANY YOUNGSTERS

If you wish to join a choir group which intends to keep practising items for special services at

St. Andrews and elsewhere, we welcome anyone who wants to have a go and would like to join our happy bunch.(Contact Chris Young: 01366 – 500470) MORE SOPRANOS AND BASSES PARTICULARLY WELCOME AND ANY CHILDREN WHO ENJOY SINGING.

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THE SOVEREIGN CENTRE

Sovereign Way Industrial Estate: Tel: 384474

Pastor: Beverley Molineaux

Youth Pastor: Jo Sankey

Pastoral Team Co-ordinators: Bernie and Jill Reed

Elders: Nick and Beth Butt, Nam and Ruth Tong

You will be most welcome to come along to join in any of the services at the “Sovereign Centre”, which is now the focus of many events each week. These will be held there until building work begins on the construction of internal floors and fittings.

Sunday morning services begin at 10.3Oam.

CAROL SERVICE, SUNDAY 19th DECEMBER at 10.30am

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE at 10.00am

For full details of services and events for December are included in the church newsletter: Phone 01366 – 384474 for your copy or, better still, call in for a coffee and a warm welcome at the Sovereign Centre.

Weekly events include: Powerhouse (for youngsters)

Tuesday Bible Study

Happitots Playgroup

The Alpha Course

The Marriage Course

Junior Church

Youth Alpha

Coffee Morning

BAPTISMS

Four more teenagers were baptised during the Sunday service held on 14th November. Each of them spoke very honestly and movingly about their journey to faith and about the events which had led them to decide to make this public affirmation of their faith in Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.

If you wish to consider being baptised yourself, please contact the Sovereign Centre on 384474

BUILDING PROJECTS in hand

Until the work on the main conversion of the building begins, projects to improve the areas in use are in hand. Presently, the toilet area is to be completely remodeled to give more space and better disabled access. Ultimately this toilet block will be that used by the planned day-Nursery.

Following this, the kitchen is to have its facilities upgraded to serve snacks and drinks and to give increased storage for crockery.

Chris Young

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