Sunday, November 14, 2021

Worship podcast Remembrance Sunday Nov 14


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 today
9am       Act of Remembrance at Godden Green
10 am   Remembrance Sunday Service (not communion)
6.30pm Breathing Space meditative communion

During the week
Wednesday@10.30 am Lavender Fields Communion service (residents only at the moment)
                                 5pm Children's Choir
                                 7.15 pm Adult Choir

Friday              9.30 am Morning Prayer in Church 
                           10.00-12 noon   Friday Group in the church hall

In the church building next Sunday - Nov 21

10 am   Holy Communion
6.30pm Evensong

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance is a time loaded with emotion for many people. Today's sermon looks at the importance of giving time and space to our memories - whether first or second hand - and the way in which memory shapes us. 

A rainbow ending at Seal's War Memorial: Photo: Neil AllenMany thanks to Neil Allen, who took the photo on the right. What were the chances of being in the right place at the right time to catch the rainbow touching our War Memorial? But he did it, and this picture reminds us of the promise of hope even in the worst of storms. 
Thank you, Neil! 


Watch the CBeebies video about Remembrance Day here. What do you think it might be telling us?

STORY OF THE WEEK - Luke 14.15-24
During this "Kingdom" Season we are thinking about what the Kingdom of God might be like - both now and in eternity. In this parable, Jesus imagines it as a party thrown by a rich man. He invites his friends, those who ought to want to come, but who, at the last minute send (rather weak!) excuses. 
Undeterred, the host brings in anyone he can find who might be glad to be there, a rag-tag bunch of people!
Jesus often criticised the religious and political elites of his time, saying that they had missed the point of what God was doing. This parable is partly a dig at them - they don't seem to want to join in with the "party" God is throwing, the new kingdom he is establishing. It is also a reminder to everyone else that God welcomes all - there is a place for all of us in his kingdom.
  • How do you feel about parties? Where would you be in this story?
RECRUITING We shall need a new Treasurer in a couple of months’ time, and new churchwarden’s next year. Can you helpRole descriptions for these jobs are on the board at the back of church, and I will be happy to chat with you if you think these roles might be for you.
There will be a CHRISTMAS BAZAAR in Seal Village Hall on Sunday November 21st from 10.30am-3pm.
We need your help…Please sign the sheets at the back of church if you could make cakes for refreshments or help on the day.
We need helpers to put up Christmas lights around the village on Nov 27. Please  respond to, if you can help.
Last year, saw our first and very successful Advent Window Trail which was organised by Barbara Martin. This year, we hope to have another 23 households, to decorate a window in their house throughout December. Between 1st and 23rd December, each day, a newly added decorated window will be added to the trail, ending with the Christmas Nativity Stable in Seal Church. So, by Christmas Eve, there are 24 beauiful windows and scenes to admire. This is a lovely activity for all, to follow the trial and admire the scenes.
If you would like to contribute to this fun project by decorating a window in your home, please contact Barbara on 10732 762255 or 07775 861562, or email
LAVENDER FIELDS CARE HOME Christmas fair, Sat Nov 27 from 2-4pm. THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR EVENT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. We used to have a thriving group of volunteers at Lavender Fields, who would befriend, play board games, help with activities, etc. Like most activities and organisations, this group needs a little re-boot.If there is anybody who could spend some time to assist on 27th, with setting up, holding a stall, clearing away, etc, please contact Diane of the Activities Team, on 01732 755630.

SEAL CHURCH WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS - sadly cancelled owing to unavailability of materials.

For more community news from Marion Gilchrist, check out the Know Your Neighbours blog.

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