Local Church News

Sunday - 12th November: One service at 10h30 Holy Communion with Act of Remembrance

Posted by: MORELLE on Saturday November 11, 2017
The Way are not meeting this week but are very welcome in church. The scout group members are invited to parade in uniform.
After church there will be a Bring & Share lunch - do join us if you can and bring some food and drink.

We are also tidying up the church grounds for winter; if you can manage some time either before or after lunch please bring some gardening tools.

Armistice Day Service Today
Today Saturday 11th November there will be a Service of Remembrance at 16h on Armistice Day at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The preacher will be our Archdeacon, the Ven. Meurig Williams.
As mentioned above we will have a time of Remembrance at the morning service at St Peter's. A poem is also attached to the bulletin which was written by a 12 year old girl particularly moved one member of the community who asked that it be shared with the circulation.

Kermesse Preparations - Saturday 25th November
Good news - this year's posters and flyers have arrived. Please spread the good word. The flyers are at the back of the Church and can be given to your friends, neighbours and family.
It is that time of year again, time to search through all your cupboards for those bits and pieces you haven't used for ages and really never will. We are looking for new items for the gift stall, bric a brac (no electrical goods please) toys , books, bottles of alcohol and new knitted items. These can all be left in the Church Centre clearly labelled 'kermesse' or brought to the Espace Bouteiller on Thursday the 23rd November, latest Friday 24th. For the cake stall we will also be asking for hand made jams and marmelades as well as your special creation of cakes.
We will be sending a separate message concerning our need for more volunteers. Many thanks again
Patricia & Lesley
Carol Singing on the day: Calling all carol singers! There will be an opportunity to bring some musical Christmas cheer with carol singing at the Kermesse at 14.30. The more the merrier, so for all those interested please free yourselves up from your stalls and join in!
Love in a Box
On behalf of the St Peter’s Sunday school team, we would like to do the “Love in A Box” Christmas gift shoes boxes for children & adults that are less fortunate than us.
The last day to get these boxes to the church centre will be Sunday 26th November, no later please, so that Henny and her team can deliver them to Paris the following week.
Please could you bring any unused shoe boxes, preferably already wrapped up in Christmas wrapping, but no problem if you don’t have time to wrap before as we can do it together with the children.
We do ask that you check the Love in A Box” checklist & place any items to be contributed in the basket labelled “Love in A Box” in the church centre at the back near the Library bookshelf please!
All donations & shoe boxes to be collected by Sunday 19th November, so everything is boxed up & ready to go by Sunday 26th November.
Thanks so much in advance, this will make a difference to the children & adults that can not have such treats at Christmas.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of the Sunday school team leaders, or Régis & Henny.

British Charitable Fund
The CGA (St Peter's Charitable Giving Association) and friends are offering to help Julia on behalf of the BCF (British Charitable Fund) to marzipan and ice 30+ Christmas cakes again this year.
Suggested dates for getting together are: Saturday 18th November, Tuesday 28th November and Tuesday 5th December. If you cannot make any dates, you are more than welcome to collect cakes and do them in your own home. If you would like to help then please contact Julia or Henny.
Choir Needed - Lessons & Carols on 17th December
Many thanks to those of you who have offered to sing already. Please let Michelle know ASAP if you would like to participate. Enthusiasm and an ability to hold a musical line required- reading music is an advantage but not a necessity. Michelle is particularly on the lookout for more men! First practice is tomorrow Sunday 12th November 14h00 at church just after lunch. Contact Michelle.
Home Group News
The Coye la Forêt group is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14th November. Gordon writes
"We shall be continuing the course on : "Exploring God's Mercy". Session 4 : Storm-tossed and comforted (based on Psalm 107 verses 23-34 [The Song of Calm]). As is our custom, the timing envisaged is as follows :
- Reception & Light meal, as from 19h00.
- Short time of praise, worship & prayer, as from 20:00, followed by the course.
We remind people to please bring their Bibles with them. (ie The version of the Bible they normally read, be it in English, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Greek, etc)".
For other home group times please see you leader or host.
If you are interested in joining a home group please see Julie Dove who would be delighted to put you in touch.

Commemoration of the Reformation 26th November
An e(edited)enical event to commemorate the reformation will be held at Agnetz at the Collège Sainte J. d'Arc in the afternoon of Sunday 26th November. The organisers would love us to participate with a reading or prayers of intercession. Please let Sarah T or Nick S know if you are able to participate in this way.

Article content received from: St Peter's Church, Chantilly,