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St Paul's Newsletter 1st December 2019


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Newsletter for St Paul's Anglican Parish Beaconsfield, WA
1st December

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St Paul's Newsletter 1st December 2019

  1. 1. ST PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEACONSFIELD FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 1 DECEMBER | 2019 NEWSLETTER PARISH UPDATES THE LATEST FROM OUR PARISH COMMUNITY NOTICES FOR THIS COLUMN CAN BE EMAILED TO ZARA IN THE OFFICE BY 7PM EACH THURSDAY. We are planning to refurbish the office over the Christmas break! Please let Zara or Maureen know if you have a rug to give away, or just drop it at the office - if we end up with many rugs I'm sure we can find a home for them with Just Manna! The gardening group meets every Wednesday at 9am for 90 minutes of gardening and an hour of coffee and cake. Help is always welcome as are donations of potting mix, fertiliser etc. which can be left at the garden shed on the north side of the hall. NEW WALL MURAL ART St Paul's has the wall mural outside the Hall updated from time to time. It acknowledges different community events, themes, or times of the year. Most recently, it has been decorated as a Christmas wreath. Please enjoy the artwork as we enter the Advent season.
  2. 2. Daily, in the Chapel Mon-Sat, 6:30am Morning Prayer Mon-Fri, 12 Noon Midday Meditation Mon-Thur, 6.30pm Evening Prayer Morning Tea 10.30am Mon & Thurs Meeting Room Friday Drinks 5.30pm at the Firepit Saturday Morning Breakfast 8.15am at the hall ALL WELCOME WEEKLY FELLOWSHIP AN ADVENT OFFERING Professor Chris Wortham will lead a discussion on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. Be sure not to miss enlightening presentations of these. Chris would like each participant to bring their own copies; but Gabby has kindly offered to make copies, so please let her know if you would like her to print one for you before our first session. Time: The evening presentations will begin at 7:00pm, Each presentation will last about an hour. Dates: Sunday 8th December Wednesday 11th December Sunday 15th December Wednesday 18th December Sunday 22nd December Venue: The Meeting Room Looking forward to thoughtful, insightful and lively discussions. Cheers, Celia JOIN US FOR INTER-GENERATIONAL ADVENT This year, the children would like to invite our elders to join us for Christmas activities in the hall on Sundays throughout advent. This is particularly aimed at those older members of the congregation who may not get to spend Christmas with youngsters but would like to share in some of their excitement at this special time. Liz, Robin, and the kids have planned activities designed to be meaningful and fun for young and old together, and Dr. Jo will be on hand to make sure everyone is well looked after. Places are limited! If you would like to join us, please sign up after church asap or contact the office.
  3. 3. Anglican Parish of Beaconsfield BSB: 706 001 Account No. 30003006 electronic giving details LOST A box of green and gold bottles has disappeared from the hall. Does anyone know where they have gone? - Pauline O'Hara
  4. 4. Office:  ph: 9335 2242 Zara is in the office Wednesday and Friday 9am - 3pm contacts: ARCHBISHOP VISIT! Archbishop Kay will be visiting St Paul's Parish on the 22nd December 2019. She will perform mass and join us in the hall for morning tea. CHRISTMAS FETE UPDATE The St Paul's Christmas Fete has been cancelled this year. Watch out for stalls in the hall over advent! WORSHIP ROSTER The worship roster for 5th January - 29th March 2020 has now been emailed to the appropriate people. A hard copy is behind the current roster at the front of the church. OFFICE HOURS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD The Parish office will be closed from Saturday 21st December to Friday 3rd January. During that time the answering machine will be checked occasionally. In case of emergency, please ring Martin on 0478 614 884 PARISH GARDEN WORKING BEE All members of our wonderful community are invited to give a helping hand to our parish grounds on Saturday 7th December. Starting after breakfast, we look forward to seeing you there. - the wardens, Celia and Martin.