Sponsored Flower Arrangements: We are offering the opportunity
for you to sponsor one of the flower arrangements in Church,
either on the pedestal by the statue of Mary or in the Lady
Chapel. A contribution between £30 and £50 is suggested.
The flowers could commemorate the memory of a loved one or the
anniversary of a happy event. Fr Andrew is happy to help with
any aspect of this project including a mention of the dedication
in the pew sheet. The sponsor, if they wish, could help select
the choice of flowers and colours. Jackie E will be pleased
to discuss the scope of the flower arrangement with you.
We would be grateful for these for a project.
A box will be placed at the back of church today for donations
after the act of remembrance. Thanks in anticipation! Fr Andrew
are reminded that there will usually be a large
print version of the reading available on the piano. Please check
before the start of the service.
If you know of anyone who would appreciate a
visit from a member of St Saviour's or the Vicar, please let a
Please make use of the Church Library and bookstall.
Admission of children to Holy Communion: In the new
year, we are planning to run another set of classes to prepare
children for admission to Holy Communion at Easter. If your
child is aged 7 or over and you think she/he might be interested
in joining these classes, or if you would like to find out
more about this, please speak to Revd. Caroline (01727 859274)
Take time this Advent to pause: Connections for Life
is a daily opportunity to think prayerfully about your relationship
with the world, with other people and with God - and to allow
that reflection to shape your life and actions. You can receive
a brief email: a bible verse, a short reflection, an image
and a challenge for each day. Or you can instead choose to
get texts sent to your phone. For twitter fiends, follow @live_challenge.
Church Flowers: The flowers by the statue of Our Lady and
the memorial table are in loving memory of Matthew Strain, two
years gone, adored and missed.
Christmas Tree Festival Grand Draw: Books of tickets are
now available for people to sell to assist this important part of
our fund-raising efforts for the Christmas Tree Festival. If you
are able to help, please speak to James and Elizabeth who will be
at the parish breakfast for the next few weeks.
Bible Study Home Group: The final meeting this year is a lunch
on Thursday 27th November, 12.30pm (NB amended time) at the house
of Elizabeth and James C. Please contact Elizabeth C (01727 864955)
if you are coming as she is coordinating contributions to the lunch.
Advent Carol Service: This will take place on Sunday 30th November
at 6pm - a beautiful service of Advent music and readings when we
are joined by Christians from other churches in Churches Together
Sleepout - St Albans Abbey: Tim W will be doing the Sleepout
at St Albans Abbey on Friday 5th December & will be raising money
for Open Door. There will be a sponsor form by the door of the hall
at coffee. He would be very grateful to any of you who feel able to
sponsor him. Thank-you.
Tots Time Christmas Service and Party will take place on Friday
12th December starting at 10am. It will be held in the vicarage due
to festival preparations in the church. If you have attended the service
or helped during the year do put the date in your diary and come along.
There will be no Tots Time during the Christmas Tree Festival period.
Tots Time re-starts on Friday 9th
Parish Directory: The parish directory, which holds brief contact
details of members of the congregation, is being updated. Please note
that it is now a legal requirement that we must obtain your consent
in writing to be included in the directory, and so the completion
of the forms is essential for us. See the notice at the back of the
church for more information.
Operation Christmas Child: We are happy to collect any shoeboxes
filled with small gifts for a child, which are then sent overseas
by Samaritan's Purse. Leaflets with details are available at the back
of church, and there is also a DVD with information if anyone would
like to borrow it. Shoeboxes will be collected on Sunday 30th November.
Many thanks. Fran and Christopher EB
Millennium Window Project:
We now have three proposed designs offered by local professional
stained glass artists. These are available for viewing today together
with the artists' notes. They may be found on the table in front of
the window to be renewed near the Book of Remembrance. Please do look
at them and offer your feedback on the slips provided to be placed
in the comments box. These will be reviewed by the Project Group.
I am happy to answer any questions on the work so far. Fr Andrew
Men's Group Christmas Lunch: We gather at 1.30pm at Jamie's
Italian, 22 Chequer Street, St Albans on Thursday 4th December. Cost
£29.95 less early booking discount to include 3 courses and
glass of fizzy. The imaginative set menu may be viewed on their website.
To reserve your place please let Fr Andrew have a £10 deposit
by close of play on Sunday 16th November; 01727 865903; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Festival: Open House at 7 Becketts Ave (Jeremy and Imogen)
from 7.45pm each Thursday until further notice to attend to Christmas
Tree Festival business, and to provide training and consultation on
Google drive/calendar/groups to anyone wanting it.
Earthworks Willow Wreath Workshop: In the cosy log cabin 'Warren'
Earthworks site, Hixberry Lane, AL4 OTZ. Saturday 29th November at
10.30am or 1.30pm, or Saturday 6th December at 10.30am or 1.30pm.
All materials will be supplied. Hot drinks and mince pies. £25.00
per person. Advance bookings only. Mandy Marson: 07971 090092 or email@example.com.
Travelling Crib: This year we will take part in the new Churches
Together in Marshalswick Travelling Crib which will set off from our
Advent Carol Service. We only have to fill five slots from St Saviour's.
Please do take part.