Sunday, August 08, 2021

Sunday Worship podcast and other news Aug 8

Dear friends

Join us for worship online, on the phone or in the building today.

with best wishes
Anne Le Bas

Worship podcast        Order of service
You can also access this podcast by phoning 01732 928061

In the church building
10 am   Holy Communion
4pm      Outdoor Church in the churchyard (weather permitting - which it may not today!)
6.30pm Evensong

Trinity 10 
1 Kings 19.4-8, John 6.35, 41-51

Today's Gospel reading continues the series of readings following the story of the Feeding of the 5000, but the Old Testament Reading, the focus of today's sermon, tells part of the story of the aftermath of the Old Testament Prophet Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Elijah - or, to be more precise, Elijah's God - won, but the victory created more problems than it solved....

OUTDOOR CHURCH TODAY. The weather forecast looks very wet for this afternoon, so it is unlikely Outdoor Church will take place today. Please check on the website at lunchtime, however, for any updates.
Some of you will know that Matt has been planning to move up to Yorkshire for some time, and this is now imminent. I know you will all want to join me in wishing Matt and Helen well for their move, and thank Matt for all the work he has done for Seal Church, as churchwarden, PCC Secretary, Parish Safeguarding Officer and as a much valued member of the choir. You will leave a large hole, Matt, and we will all miss you!
FOODBANK DONATIONS particularly needed. A message from Lise Michaelides. “The Foodbank in Sevenoaks is hoping that local churches, from whom comes most volunteers and donations, could have a school holidays drive for extra donations. We always run low in the summer just as families miss free lunches for their children. Donations welcome of Tuna, Tinned peas, Tinned tomatoes , Tinned custard, Jars of curry sauce, Tinned beef casserole, Tinned corned beef. Please, nothing too close to the sell by date.”
Please either leave food in church or deliver it to Lise at 2 Copse Bank, Seal. You can also donate cash – please drop it in to Lise, or donate directly to the Foodbank bank account. The bank details are:  sort code 60-19-02
Account no 30272920.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR WORSHIP FROM AUG 15. I will be consulting with the PCC this week about arrangements for worship from next Sunday (Aug 15) but I hope that it may be possible to sing a hymn inside at the beginning of our service (so that anyone who feels anxious about singing in church can simply wait outside until the hymn is over. We will continue to sing our final hymn outside, so that all can join in. It may also be possible for us to begin to share refreshments after church, using our splendid new Tea Station at the back of church, but this will depend on those who man it feeling able to do so. As always we will proceed with caution, and I hope that we will all remain very aware of those who are more vulnerable to infection and ensure that everyone feels safe. While we can’t insist on people wearing face coverings we do ask people to continue to wear a face mask unless they are medically exempt, out of consideration for others, and we hope that people will still maintain a safe distance from one another.

FRIDAY GROUP - This group is meeting weekly on Fridays from  10.30 – 12 noon in the Church hall garden, or inside if necessary. Come along and join them for an informal natter in the sunshine (we hope…)

Anne Le Bas

From Marion at Know Your Neighbours
Hopefully you are managing to enjoy some summer activities now, despite our lack of summer weather.

This morning, we held this month's 100 Club draw at Friday Group in the Church Hall. We were, once again, playing with 64 numbers, which gives a 1st prize of £100 and 2nd prize of £60, and puts £160 into the Seal Village Fund. Each number costs £5 each calendar month, which is generally paid by standing order.
The winners are:-
1st prize no 6 Carol McColl
2nd prize no 62 Den Buddin
Congratulations to them, and should you wish to take part in this monthly draw, please contact me via this email address, and I will send you the terms and joining instructions.

Further to our update of last week - I served up some duff information (surely not)! I do believe I have it right now - SO - 
THE PAVILION RESTAURANT AT WILDERNESSE HOUSE, isn't only open to the public on Sundays! These hours will change again, after the launch, but in the meantime -

Their opening hours are as follows:-

Mondays and Tuesdays - closed
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 11am - 6pm.
Fridays and Saturdays - 11am - 8pm
Sundays - 11am - 3pm.

Outside business hours, please email, or leave a message on 01732 445690. There is a sample menu on the Wildernesse House website.


As I explained last week, all places for the walk on September 12th are booked, but I am taking names for a provisional list for a walk on September 26th. Just email me, and I will add you to the list, and contact you in a few weeks time to confirm.


The open days are now available to book by using the following link. If you know of anybody who would love to visit the farm, but has no internet access, please put them in touch with me, and I will help them book.

We are open and live for booking!
Please see the NEW farm website and book from there.

This is excellent value at just £4 per adult and £2 per child. A great way to get some insight into this amazing school project.


Our library in Seal is back! We welcome Gillian, our new librarian, who is keen to get all the normal activities back up and running!
Opening hours - Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Fridays 10am-3pm and Saturdays, 10am - 2pm.

We are hoping to resume Talking Village from September, in Deniz's on the High Street every Monday afternoon from 2-3pm. Please come and buy and drink and join everybody there for a chat. More information to follow soon! If you were a host, and can no longer do this, please let me know, and equally, if you feel you could join up with one other person, to be present once every 6 weeks to welcome others, I would love to hear from you too!

Any unused laptops for use of Seal School learners - please contact me and I will collect and deliver to Derek for cleansing and prep for use. (Thank you as always Derek).

Church Hall bookings - Maggie Fox - 01732 762840
Village Hall bookings - Gerry Froggat - 01959 522545

Friday Group - Meets at 10.30-midday on Friday mornings in Seal Church Hall. Please pop in for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Masks still being worn unless exempt.

Recipes for Lockdown Recipe Book - please send to me via this email address.

Dance For Fun Classes - Village Hall - 10.30am - contact Luci 07748 008431.

Short Mat Bowls Tuesday evenings Village Hall - contact Alan Davies or call into the Village Hall at 6.15pm on a Thursday evening.

If you are planning, or already running, some activity in Seal, that you would like to share with us, please contact me, and I will do my best to spread the word.
We are hoping to get some welcome cards printed to welcome people into the village as they move in to their new homes. This may take a while, but as always - 
If you have new neighbours, or are aware of new people moving into the village, please mention KYN and ask if they would like to be added to the circulation list.

Meanwhile, I'm sure some of you are looking forward to the predicted heatwave for summer 2021!
Best Wishes,

Marion (On behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours).
Would you like us to pray for you?
Email your prayer requests to:
Your email will be read by Anne Le Bas and Kevin Bright, the Vicar and Reader of Seal Church who will hold you in their prayers. Please tell us if you would like us to contact you.

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