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WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF SKETTY

God welcomes weeds into the garden of His church and acceptance and the addition of the Holy Spirit, plenty of love, prayer, Bible Study, protection, and continual support and nurture, weeds in God’s garden become the wonderful blossoms that draw others to them to find out what changed them.


Lent is the time to nurture the weeds that we are to enable us to blossom for God at Easter.

HOLY ‘T’ MARCH 2017

HOLY ‘T’

NEWS LETTER ALTERNATIVE FORMAT

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 Sketty Parish invites all to practise Christian faith,

together serving God   and our community by

sharing the good news of Jesus

                   

                                      

 

      



                                   

 


     


Holy Trinity Church Parkway           

Sketty Park.

Weekly Notes.



   


                                                                            

                                                                              

         






















News.

 

The new Beacon is on sale. The Annual Reports

are also on the table for you to take one.



      

                                             

 Vicar: Rev’d Robert Davies-Hannen

 The Vicarage,

  De la Beche Road, Sketty,   SA2 9AR

 

 Tel: 01792 202767  

  Email: rdhannen@gmail.com



       

Sunday 9th. December

                

                 11:00 a.m. Eucharist

                 6:30 p.m. Evensong at St Paul’s.



  In our Prayers, we pray for:

the Dean of Brecon The Very Revd Paul Shackerly and his Family

  We pray for the Falkland Islands (Parish of Canterbury Falklands Islands)

The Rt Revd Timothy Thorton.

    

   

Wednesday 12 th. December            

  10.00   Eucharist  at Holy Trinity

         

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


                                          

                                                                

                     Gospel                                                                                    

                          

                                                    

                                                                   

              

                          



 

     Sunday 9th. December 2018

Advent 2

 

   Readings: Malachi 3: 1-4; Benedictus

        (Luke 1: 68-79); Philipians 1: 3-11; Luke 3: 1-6;

 


9.30    Family Eucharist              and


11.15 Mattins


 

6.30   Evensong



           


Wed      THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

10.00      Joint Eucharist in Holy Trinity            

 Readings:

    

 

       7.00 W O W    

   Fri    12.00   Christmas Lunch club

  

  Sat  —–                   


 

      




 

                

         


  On 17th December we have our Carol Praise Service for Christmas .Pplease come along we have a nice

Programme and tea and mince pies Afterwards Iris.


                                                                                                                                    

                                           



 



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by Wednesday morning, please.



Flowers at the memorial book

 Donated by

Sylvia Wilks and

Elaine Hugglestone

  

         


Mon 9.00   THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

      

Tues 9.00  THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE


      

           

Sunday 16th. December

               

                              11:00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER

                 


    10.00    Mid-week EUCHARIST   


Reader: Chris Williams

Reading  (1)    Jeremiah 1: v 4-9         

                          (2)  Acts 20: v 28 - 35                          

                          Psalm :  84: v 8-12                  

                          Gospel :  Matthew 9: v 35 - 38

                                                                                                                                    

                   Gospel John                                                                 


Tues.  1O.OO  T O T S


              2.15 MOTHERS’ UNION


    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

SUNDAY 9th. DECEMBER 2018

LAST WORDS FOR ADVENT

ADVENT 2

ANOTHER ADVENT STORY.

During the long war- years a boy looked frequently at a picture of his daddy on the table. He had left when the boy was a young infant. After several years the boy had forgotten him as a person but he would often look at the picture and say, “If only my father could step out of that picture and be real….”

The person who wrote this story reminds us Christmas means that in a sad day of sin when man had almost forgotten God, He stepped into the world in the form of His Son.

This is the incredible story of Christmas. The world in constant rebellion against God had fallen far away from Him and the Father not wanting to destroy His creation decided to give us a last chance to be redeemed. Yet when we look around us today, we might well ask if the world has forgotten about Him again.

Do we look at the pictures of the first Christmas and wish that Jesus would step out of our pictures and return again this Christmas? We are at war with the dark forces that surround us every day. Perhaps we think that Jesus is far away. But that is not the case. He is with us all the time in the person of the Holy Spirit. He steps out of our pictures and into us, and in us the world can know Him in today,

  As His body now on earth we have to live as He has taught us, commanded us and shown us by example. The heart of His personality is love. That love should shine out through us. But, does it?

  Advent is the time when we can make an extra effort to bring Jesus into the lives of those living in darkness of different kinds. We can step down to where they are and through the way we support. accept without judgement, and bring them comfort and love, bring Jesus into their lives this Christmas.  

 Jesus’ coming brought forgiveness, to those who accepted Him and we need to make forgiveness one of the greatest gifts we can give to one another at any time.

So, let us bring Jesus home for Christmas and  welcome        others to meet Him in us.

Advent Blessings,   Marian, S.C.L.


       Sunday 16th December 2018 -

Advent 3    


   Readings: Malachi 3: 1-4; Benedictus

        (Luke 1: 68-79); Philipians 1: 3-11; Luke 3: 1-6;

 

9.30    Family Eucharist               and


11.15 Eucharist

                                   





Flowers None during Advent

 FAITH IN FAMILIES

Set an extra place for Jesus this year, and help give  Faith in Families a life line If, tomorrow, Jesus walked among us  as he walked in Galilee 2,000 years ago, where would he start his visit, do you think? He might start in the Quadrant in Swansea? He might start in the Beacons or the villages of Gower.

There again he might start in the places where Faith in Families have their family centres. For more than 17 years Faith in Families has been helping parents by running family centres. It is the work of Jesus.

On December 25th we will celebrate with slap-up Christmas meals: turkey, roast potatoes, all the trimmings and Christmas pudding. One estimate of the cost of a Christmas meal for four today is £84.27†

How about including Jesus in the meal? It would cost you £21.07 – assuming Jesus eats as much as everyone else eats. The suggestion is that you give £21.07 this Advent to Faith in Families – or more if you are going to drink champagne…

If all the worshippers in all the parishes in our Diocese gave £21.07 to Faith in Families that would be £105,350. And they need the money.

Include Jesus at your Christmas meal

If all the worshippers in all the parishes in our Diocese gave £21.07 we could keep the family centres open in 2019 – long enough to find new sources of funding…

Please give any donations to a warden or sidespeople




                                                               

          


Advent 3

Advent 2.   

 FOODBANK  

Folks at the Foodbank were delighted with last  week’s ‘haul’ which contained toiletries, toothpaste etc.-always needed and most welcome. With Christmas coming up it is a kind idea to donate treats like chocolates etc. There is a stall at Elim

which offers babies’ and children’s  hand-me-downs

and even school uniforms.

Donations of cash are very welcome  and readily

converted into foodstuffs and other  household needs

. Thank you. Viv.

 




5.00

 Christingle with Nativity play

 (St. Paul’s)

5.00

 Christingle with Nativity play

 (St. Paul’s)

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES POSTER


THANK YOU EVERYONE! From both John and Myself for all the kindness and prayers at the present time.  John is making progress after six weeks in ITU and has been receiving wonderful care, the very best.  Your support has

meant so much to us both. Also thanks to the friends who have so readily taken over our "slots" on various Rotas. He is doing well and off all

support though very weak.  He will now move from HDU to Anglesey Ward and I am sure would love to have conversation other than mine! If you  can let me know if you are visiting, that would help.  You have also ensured that St Paul's once again, sent shoeboxes. This year they will go to Liberia, a country decimated by the Ebola virus not long ago, where children

have to bring up children.  

Thank you again.  Jude


We offer our deepest sympathy to Clare and Family on the passing of Patsy, you are all in our prayers.   


The new Clyne Trinity Magazine is on sale .


Thurs. 12.30 Funeral of Patricia Grinnell

St Paul’s Screw-driver Party Advance Notice:


The Candle-holders will need to be set up during the

 Week beginning Sunday 16th Dec. So, if you have a

 screw-driver, and know how to use it, please contact me, Eifion Francis, and let me know what day(s) suit(s) you – we’ll go with the majority, whilst fitting round other Church events. Participants may well be rewarded with a free mince pie!!!


TOTS  

If anyone could help with TOTS on a Tuesday morning, putting furniture out, please contact Carol Davies . Thank you.