Prayer request from Kimbilio – our misison partners in the DRC.
Scout Christmas Post
Evensong at St Albans Abbey – Richard will be made honorary Canon! RSVP required
Film Recommendation : The Letter
Chapel Hub’s Advent Calendar Fundraiser
Join us in St Helen’s Church for our All Age CommunionService at 10am. If you can’t join us in church, please join us online. Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link or click here to view from our website.
Join us for Kids Worship in St Helen’s at 3.30pm for fun, informal worship with songs, stories and craft. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome. Refreshments in the Chancel before the service.
Global Giving match-funding day for Kimbilio!
Ian Harvey has asked us to pray that the Global Giving match-funding day for the new Kimbilio building on November 29th will help raise the remaining $19,000 to buy the land. Click this link if you can help.
The post box will be in the church from 24th November
Evensong at St Albans Abbey
Saturday 26 November at 4pm
Richard will be made an honorary Canon at this service. This is an honour for the whole Parish, and we would love it if you could come to the service and stay for celebratory drinks and nibbles at the Abbey’s Refectory afterwards. Please let Richard or Mel know if you plan to come, so that we can let the Abbey know for catering.
The Letter: A Message For Our Earth.
The Letter is a film available free to view on Youtube at https://theletterfilm.org. The film comes from the Vatican and arises from the publication of the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si: On Care For our Common Home. In advance of the making of the film, letters were sent by the Pope to five protagonists in Senegal, India, Brazil and the US who were then invited to Rome to meet him . Arouna a refugee from the lowest lying country in Africa, bringing the voice of the poor. Ridhima from India brings the voice of the young. Odair brings the voice of the indigenous people of Brazil. Greg and his wife Robin, pioneers of technology able to map the loss of underwater biodiversity, bring the voice of Creation itself. As we get to know them, on their way to Rome, we learn that climate change is not so much an issue as a human drama, a story of displcement and exile under the impact of extractive, souless money-making. Laudato Si talks of the simultaneous cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. The Letter lets you hear it, see it, touch it. I commend it to you.
FUNERAL AND BURIAL NOTICES
Funeral for the late Mrs Nonwy Maw – Thursday 24th November at12.30pm in St Helen’s CHurch
Burial of ashes service for the late Mrs Ann Hayes – Wednesday 30th November at 12pm in the Garden of Remembrance.
Appeal from The Chapel Hub, Brewhouse Hill
To raise funds for a new door for the old Chapel Building on Brewhouse Hill, now our community gym, The Chapel Gym, the Chapel Hub is launching their own version of an ‘Advent Calendar’,
Doors can be bought on www.chapelhub.co.uk/fundraising between now and December 24th.
Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details
Monday 21st November 9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 10.00pm PCC Meeting
Tuesday 22nd November 10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
Wednesday 23rd November 9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
10.30am – 11.30am Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom 1.30pm – 3.00pm English Lessons for Ukrainians
Thursday 24th November 9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents’ Group
12.30pm – 1.30pm Funeral for t/l Nonwy Maw
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
3.30pm – 4.20pm Bishop of Hertford’s Visit
5.00pm – 8.00pm Wheathampstead Lights Up
Friday 25th November 7.00pm – 9.00pm Choir Practice
Saturday 26th November 9.15am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
Sunday 27h November
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
12.00pm – 1.00pm Baptism of Max Merrett at St Peter’s Church
4.00pm – 5.00pm Advent Service of Carols and Readings