One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Sunday 20th October 2019

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Open Door Stewards: This is Week 3 on your rota.

BUDGET: Can group leaders and anyone needing budget allocations for 2020 please let Kaye Ford, or any member of the Finance Group, have your request by the end of October?

Augustine to Justin: We will meet, as usual, in the vestry on 22nd October. Pat Atkins (0115) 925 6327

For your diary: Saturday 19th October starting at 10am: the Bramley Food & Drink Festival will be held in Southwell Minster. 38 stalls will be selling all manner of food and drink products, many with an apple twist – plenty of free samples- demonstrations etc. Suggested entry donation:£3. All welcome! For more information contact  events@southwellminster.org.uk

Touches of Heaven: Several members enjoyed Jacqui Parkinson’s textile exhibition in Southwell Minster last year. She is beginning her latest exhibition in Southwell Minster from Tuesday 15th October – Sunday 1st December.  She will display just two panels – Tree of Life and Open Heaven.  After that the exhibition will tour other cathedrals around the country.

All Souls’ Service of Remembrance: There will be two services of remembrance, on Sunday 3rd November at 6:30pm and Tuesday 5th November at 1pm. If you would like anyone to be remembered by name, please add their name to the lists at the back of church.

Mothers’ Union: Thank you to everyone who joined us to hear Andy Smart talk about Bygone Nottingham, I hope you enjoyed his talk and learned something about our ancient city.

Nest month we welcome Lynda Blakely who will tell us about the work of the Nottingham Street Pastors who are based at the Malt Cross on St. James’ Street, Nottingham. We meet at 2pm. for a 2.15pm, start on Thursday, 14th November and everyone is welcome to join us to learn about this relatively new organisation. There will be a retiring collection to enable them to buy flip-flops and other essentials. Do join us!

Wollaton MU has invited us to their meeting on Thursday, 7th November at 2.30pm.,  to hear Tessa Rolph, an MU diocesan speaker, talk about the Contact Centre she runs in Retford, enabling non—resident parents – and grandparents –to  meet their children/grandchildren in a safe environment. I hope some of us will be able to go to this. Sheila Allton

EXPLORING THEOLOGY: I was so looking forwards to starting our Exploring Theology course. Unfortunately, I have been unwell and had to be admitted to hospital. I am recovering slowly. The Exploring Theology Course will now, God-willing, begin in January. I am so sorry for having to make this change. I am really looking forwards to sharing this programme with you. Thank you. Michael Taylor

Tariro: There is an update from Tariro on the notice board at the back of church. Please take a look!

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley, Louise Cummings, Margaret Joynes, Trevor Slack, Jean Cameron, Baby Myles Bell, Barbara Saunders, Paul Badham and Jackie, who are sick. Remember also Mick Ward and Brenda Eileen Mellows who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.