Church Life

ST SAVIOUR’S NEWS SHEET 

               6 October – 13 October 2019

Still time to join Mystery Play Company!…

The Players of St Peter still have spaces for acting roles and technical help for their annual Medieval Mystery Play performances at St Saviour in December. The performances are between 4th and 7th December, and there are regular weekday evening rehearsals between now and then. If you would like to come along please contact Gill Taylor the Director on 07419 284128, and she will tell you when is good.

 

Harvest now

Celebration of harvest in the past was a straightforward business. One could give thanks for crops and all the gifts of Creation in relative confidence that, despite some years’ crops being worse than others, food would grow and the world would be fed. But various factors have combined to take away the ‘innocence’ of our past Harvest Celebrations. The News Media ensures that we no longer remain ignorant of those in the world who are at the point of starvation, and the effects of global warming are impacting the performance of crops in a massive way. For some weeks now at St Saviour’s we have kept in our prayers farmers in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia where, because of an impossibly extended drought, crops are failing, cattle are starving, and some farmers have taken their own lives as a result of the hardship. So, as we keep our own Harvest Thanksgiving at the Eucharist on 13th October we will be more mindful than ever of the severe needs and hardship being faced by many, and praying that we may – even at this late stage – become better stewards of the earth.  

 

Petrica’s first two Sundays

 

Our new Children’s Minister, Fr. Petrica Bistran joins us with his wife, Mirela for the first time on Sunday 6th October. He will be eased gently into looking after our Junior Church provision, as on that day we have a Baptism in church (Danai Evelyn ten Napel), so that Petrica will take part in the liturgy there with us all. The following Sunday (13th) is our Harvest Thanksgiving, which we are going to make an All-Age Eucharist at which he is the preacher. So we will all be getting to know Petrica in these first two weeks.

 

For the next few months their home is St Aldhelm’s Vicarage, Edmonton, where there is currently no Vicar, and which Bishop Rob has kindly made available for the time being. As Petrica’s University course becomes settled, he will aim to start some weekday after-school activity after this Half Term, to develop our engagement with children in our parishes.

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY   

Weekday Worship, Prayer and Activities

(any occasional variations will be indicated on the weekly porch notices)

 

The church is kept open most Wednesdays from 8.30am – 3.30pm, and most Saturdays from 9.30am-11am

 

Morning Prayer (just 20 or 25 mins) is usually said in the church at 8.30am from Tuesday to Friday, and at 9.30am on Saturday. You can join Paul where he sits in the Lady Chapel, or just come in and light a candle.

The Weekly Bible Study – shared with St Peter’s Church - meets on Tuesdays at 10am.for the month of October  at St Saviour’s (use the entrance in Eton Villas)

The Gardening Group is held each Wednesday morning 10.30-12.30.  If you would like to join in ring Corinne on 020 7586 6869

There is normally a service of Holy Communion – lasting just half an hour - most Wednesdays at 1.15pm.  It is followed (for those who can stay) by a simple lunch, for which donations are invited.

The Church Singing Group meets 6pm each Friday  for the month of October at St Peter’s.  They rehearse hymns, a psalm, and some special items of their own for the Sunday Eucharists. For more information please ring Fr. Paul on 07971 223764

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SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER    THE  SIXTEENTH   SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY  

 

                9.30am Parish Eucharist                 Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Paul Nicholson

                                                                                    with Baptism of Danai Evelyn ten Napel

         

                     Readings:  2:1-4; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10     

               

              4.30pm   Evening Prayer (Common Worship)

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER

 

                  10am Bible Study          Lectio Divina on 1 Peter (St Saviour’s)

 

 

 

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

 

                  6pm   Church Singing Group (St Peter’s)

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY  13 OCTOBER            THE  SEVENTEENTH  SUNDAY  AFTER  TRINITY

 

               9.30 am  HARVEST FESTIVAL EUCHARIST 

 

                                Celebrant, Revd. Paul Nicholson; Preacher, Revd. Petrica Bistran

 

                        Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6: 25-35

   

                 4.30pm  Celebration of Healing & Wholeness with Oils of Anointing and Laying on of hands

 

 

 

TUESDAY  15 OCTOBER

 

                 10.00am Bible Study      Lectio Divina on 1 Peter (at St Saviour’s)

                

 

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER           LUKE  THE  EVANGELIST

 

                 NO Church Singing Group today (Half term weekend)

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER        THE EIGHTEENTH  SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

 

                  9.30am Parish Eucharist            Celebrant and Preacher: Revd. Jan Rushton

 

                          Readings: Genesis 32:22-31; 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5; Luke  18:1-8

 

                 NO Afternoon Prayer today            

 

                                    

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

  

 

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 4.30pm    TAIZÉ WORSHIP

 

SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER 4.30pm  ALL SOULS Memorial Service

 

TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER  7.30pm HAMPSTEAD MUSIC CLUB EVENING

            More details from Anna Slavina, HMC’s Chairman on anna.slavinahmc@gmail.com and Pamela Kolirin,

HMC’s Secretary on singwithpam@gmail.com

 

 

SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER  6.30pm  CONCERT by Jenny Thomas, baroque

 Flute, and Timothy Roberts, harpsichord Programme tbc.

 

WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 December  Annual Medieval Mystery Play performances by the Players of St Peter

 

SATURDAY  21 DECEMBER  10am – 12 noon   Christmas Church cleaning

 

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 4.30pm  Christmas Carol Service