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The Parishes of the Derwent Ings Benefice

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EC.=East Cottingwith,  E.=Elvington, S.=Sutton, T.=Thorganby,

W.= Wheldrake, B.= Benefice D = Deanery

Trinity 17
Sunday 23rd September 2018
E. 10.30am Harvest Family Service
S. 10.30am St. Michael’s Praise and Harvest
S. 4.00pm Three Parish Family Event in VH
T. 9.00am Holy Communion
W. 10.30am All Age Worship
W. 12.30pm Baptism – Zarah Powell
Monday 24th September 2018
S. 1.45pm Funeral – Liz Rogers
W. 7.30pm Home Group at 41 Cranbrooks
Wednesday 26th September 2018
W. 9.30am Healing Prayer Fellowship – Cottage
W. 10.45am Jigsaw Club
Thursday 27th September 2018
W. 10.00am Toddler Club – Cottage
Friday 28th September 2018
W. 10–2. McMillian Coffee Morning – Cottage
W. 3.30pm Friday Club
Saturday 29th September 2018
S. 2-4 Sutton Church Fete
Sunday 30th September 2018
EC. 10.30am Five Parish Communion

Pray-er for the Community is:
Joan Burgess
Area for prayer in the Community:
East Cottingwith and Storwood

B. Sutton Michaelmas Fair
Please join us at Sutton Church on Saturday 29th from 2 – 4 pm for teas, stalls, games and more. Wet or dry (almost certainly dry!) it will be a great time. All proceeds go to St Michael’s church. Any cakes, produce, bric a brac etc warmly welcomed in advance – phone Ian on 01904 448230

E. Toilet Complete!
I’m pleased to announce that we are now able to stop fundraising for the toilet – well done all!! After lots of complications (including the company we bought it from ceasing trading!) the toilet is installed and (even with a few last things still to buy) it has come in under budget. Thanks to all who have donated towards to the toilet – a much-appreciated facility.

B. Discovering God’s Love
A mission at York Minster led by the Archbishop of York. Over the weekend of Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September the Archbishop will be holding a Mission Weekend at the Minster to which everyone is invited. A variety of events will be taking place during the course of the weekend including a “Desert Island Discs” style evening of music, during which the Archbishop and Mrs Sentamu will be in conversation with the BBC newsreader Huw Edwards. A supply of prayer cards, which give further details of the various events, is available at the back of church. Please do take one and pray for the success of his Mission which is aimed at residents and visitors alike.

W. St Crux Craft Sessions
We really need your help to make Christmas decorations for St Crux. We will be meeting in the upstairs room of the cottage on four occasions Saturday 27th October from 10 – 12 Saturday 3rd November from 1-3 Saturday 10th November from 10 – 12 and finally Saturday 17th November from 1 – 3. Please do come along if you can help. There are assembly jobs as well as the more creative construction of decorations. We would also appreciate any Christmas decorations which we can reuse, candles, containers and we are looking for an artificial Christmas tree to cut up for foliage. Speak to Paul Botting 448802

W. Christmas Activity Morning 15th December
Instead of the flower team decorating the church this year, we are going to ask everybody to come along and help. We will do the usual things decorating the Christmas trees and filling the window ledges with Christmas foliage. The flower team members will be there to help. We shall serve refreshments and there will be Christmas themed activities for the children. Do come along and get involved. We shall start at 9.30am

If anyone is interested in attending a morning focusing on the continuing project of growth within our churches, based on the Leading your Church into Growth programme, Christ Church Heworth on Saturday 6th October is the place to be. Again, contact Ian for details.

W. McMillan Coffee Morning
There will be a coffee morning for the Macmillan Cancer Fund on Friday 28th Sept in Church cottage from 10.00 – 2.00

W. Memorial Service
Ralph Pitfield, who was a member of this congregation some years back, moved away to America. He died last Monday and there will be a memorial service for him at 10.00am on Monday 1st October

E. St Crux 28th Nov
Advance warning! “St Crux” – a major fundraiser for the Church – is 28th of November 2018. At St Crux, York, we will be serving teas/coffees, selling bric-a-brac etc. Please mark the date and offer help – baking cakes, donating items to sell and help to serve teas/coffees on the day. Please see July Pigg

W. Harvest Produce
If anyone would like to contribute to the harvest decorating by donating fruit, vegetables and flowers. Please leave items under the tower on Thursday 4th October this would be gratefully received and will be sent on to Holme Hall after the service

W. Harvest Lunch
Get your tickets now. This will be held on Sunday October 7th at 12.00 noon in the Village Hall. The meal will be cold meats and salad with jacket potatoes, followed by apple pie and cream. Cost £5.00 for over 11, and £3.00 for under 11 primary school age. Ticket only. The Village Hall bar will be open, it will be cash only, no credit cards. We would like help with cooking potatoes (in ovens while in church) Making apple pies. Help with serving and washing up, offers of help to Val 448650 or Barbara 448251. Tickets are available from Barbara Munns, Val Edwards and Paul Botting from 1st September to 1st October.

W. Prayer Tree and Prayer Box
Everyone is reminded that they are welcome to add prayers to the prayer tree on the old font, or put names or things you would like the Healing Prayer Fellowship team to pray for in the box by the door.

B. Prayers
People’s prayers are requested for Bishop John as he recovers from some sort of surgery – no details but he’s back at work on light duties.

B. Home Insurance
Ecclesiastical (insurance company that insures many churches including the ones in our Benefice) is offering to donate £130 to our church each time someone takes out home insurance with them. Please visit the following link for details:

Diary Dates
September 2018
23rd 10.30am Harvest Family Service at Elvington
23rd 10.30am St Michael’s Praise and Harvest at Sutton
23rd 4.00pm Three Parishes Family Event at Sutton
23rd 10.30am All age Worship at Wheldrake
29th 2.00pm Sutton Church Fete
30th 10.30am Five Parish Holy Communion at EC
October 2018
4th 6.30pm Decorate Wheldrake Church for Harvest
5th 9.30am Wheldrake/Thorganby School Harvest Service
7th 10.00am Harvest Crafts in Church
7th 10.30am Harvest Festival Service in Church
7th 12.00pm Wheldrake Harvest Lunch in the Village Hall
15th 7.30pm Deanery Synod at Cliffe Church
16th 10.00am ‘Café’ in the Cottage
17th 7.15pm Wheldrake PCC meeting in the Cottage
18th 7.30pm Deanery St Luke’s Service at Riccall Church 27th 10.00am St Crux craft workshop in the Cottage
November 2018
3rd 1.00pm St Crux craft workshop in the Cottage
10th 10.00am St Crux craft workshop in the Cottage
11th Hundredth Anniversary of the End of WW1
6.55Last Post Sounded and at 7.05 Church Bells ringing
17th 1.00pm St Crux craft workshop in the Cottage
20th 10.00am ‘Café’ in the Cottage
21st 7.15pm Wheldrake PCC meeting in the Cottage

May 2019
11th 2.00pm Wheldrake Church Fete