In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
The Lord be with you
And also with you
Anthem: Let all the world in every corner sing – Vaughan Williams
Written by Bryan Vernon
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.
The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds
in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Go in the peace of Christ
Thanks be to God
Notices for week beginning the 22nd November 2020
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
I have spoken with a few people recently who have said they would like to take part in a Reverse Advent Calendar, again this year, to help those who are in financial crisis and struggling to put food on the table.
It does of course depend on the churches being open again by then, but perhaps we could find a drop off point if need be. We will miss the first week, but can bring it as and when. Deadline being 20th December.
How does it work? You put aside an item of food every day. If putting away an item of food every day is too much, then put aside one or two items a week.
When? Collections on Sundays 6th 13th & 20th December.
Where? St Hilda’s, Jesmond – if possible
- Tinned fruit (400gms)
- small jars of coffee
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned meat/fish
- Rice pudding (tins)
- Pasta sauce – not curry
- Juice – cartons or squash
- Tinned potatoes
- Long life milk
- It would be good to add some festive food too!
Why? Your donations will be passed onto the Newcastle East Foodbank, who provide emergency food for local people in crisis. They are going to need help more than ever this year.
Mailing from DiocesanCommunucations…..
CANON CAROL WOLSTENHOLME OBE
The funeral of Canon Carol Wolstenholme took place on Friday at St George’s Jesmond, led by Bishop Christine and the Reverend Canon Brian Hurst. Sadly, current lockdown restrictions meant it was not possible to attend Carol’s funeral, apart from a very small number of close friends and family. The funeral was streamed live on the Diocesan Facebook page and can be watched again here: https://www.facebook.com/ncldiocese/
An Order of Service can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/35J3kbS
A Service of Prayer for the Nation This online service of Prayer For The Nation this Sunday comes from Durham Cathedral. The service, marking Christ The King, is led by the Bishop of Durham, with contributions from the Dean of Durham. To find out more about watching live, and to download an Order of Service, visit https://bit.ly/3kLP9Ho
The Collation of our new Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, the Venerable Catherine Sourbut Groves
See our new release about the collation of our new Archdeacon last weekend. https://bit.ly/3nEWrPa
A MESSAGE FROM ANDII BOWSHER, CO-ORDINATING FAITH ADVISOR AND ANGLICAN CHAPLAIN, NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
‘White privilege – a recovery group’
From an Alabama jail, Martin Luther King wrote: “I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate … Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” (published in Liberation Magazine, June 1963)
In the light of that and following the consciousness-raising of the summer’s BLM protests, we, in the Martin Luther King Peace Committee in the two Universities in Newcastle are looking to set up a kind of recovery group (as if from addiction) for white privilege. The first and main task of the group(s) would be to nurture conversations to learn together about privilege and our share in it in order to learn to be better allies to those who suffer from the systemic racism of our society. The group will take seriously what Reni Eddo-Lodge says,
“The perverse thing about our current racial structure is that it has always fallen on the shoulders of those at the bottom to change it. Yet racism is… a problem in the psyche of whiteness that white people must take responsibility to solve. You can only do so much from the outside.” (P146, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.)
We’d initially meet to discuss how we would best proceed, then we’d learn from books, videos, podcasts etc so that we could work out how to live, develop better perspectives and be better allies to people of colour in the struggles they face.
If you would like to be part of this, please contact email@example.com
CHRISTMAS STORY (Nativity Play Suggestion)
Sheila Hamil has recently produced a brand new project of 17 videos that she says can be used as backgrounds for nativity plays on whiteboards, plus a script. Each video’s description gives a narration and also suggestions of how to perform the song. Songs suitable from EYFS to KS2. There are different styles of songs from traditional to raps and more. Children’s performances could be recorded and put on their school’s website or Facebook at the head teacher’s discretion.
Free resource and now downloadable.
A contact link… if you need to contact someone, or would like to leave a message, please click on the link…. HERE To take you there
And for children and family Worship Resourses, click…. Here Children and Family Worship Resources – Newcastle Diocese