Weekly Update - stamps

Christmas Fair
The Christmas Fair is coming up fast on Saturday 26th November 10:30am - 2:30pm and we will be raising money for the Grove Missional Community. We hope as many as possible will come to enjoy time to browse stalls, meet Father Christmas (free gift for 0-8 yrs old), share refreshments and greet each other. So please take a few fliers from our stall this Sunday to give to friends, family members and neighbours and invite ­as many as you can to share the day. Please take an A3 or A4 poster to advertise the event too, if you have a window or door in which to display it. And remember from Sunday week (20th) you can bring in your contributions for the stalls. Email jane@ststephens-ealing.org if you would like to help for an hour or two and have not yet signed up!
 
Ealing Foodbank
Thank you again for your continued support as they face one of the most difficult winters yet for their clients. In October 2022 they served 3389 people which is 51% more than October 2021. Every tin and packet is so important as they work to meet this increased need. Please find their November Shopping List attached. They really appreciate all of your help.
  
Advance Notice of Christmas Services
Sunday 11th December - 6:00pm Carol Service
Christmas Eve - 4:30pm Carols, Christingles and Nativity
                               11:00pm Midnight Communion
Christmas Day - 10:30am Christmas Day Celebration
 
Funerals
The funeral of Maisie Poulton will be on Tuesday 15th November at 2pm at Mortlake Crematorium. The funeral of Geof Johnson will be on Tuesday 22nd November at 1pm at church.
 
Parish Prayer
These are the streets in our parish we are praying for this fortnight – please do pray for all who live there and for people to come to know Jesus
Drayton Bridge Estate
Drayton Bridge Road
Sawyers Lawn
 
Prayer for the Week
God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end,
that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen