Weekly Notices

  Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm: Evening Prayer is celebrated at St Mary de Haura  

Sunday              14 JAN    Second Sunday of Epiphany
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion   Canon Tony presides & preaches
                               (The Fairtrade stall will be in the hall after the service)

Tuesday            16 JAN
9:00am                 Morning Prayer    in the side chapel, followed by
9:30am                 Informal Holy Communion

Wednesday     17 JAN
10:00am               Bible Study    at Sally's (5 Beach Road)

Thursday           18 JAN
6:00pm                 Choir Practice    with Fiona and Simon
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

Sunday              21 JAN    Third Sunday of Epiphany
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion   Revd Terry presides & Sally preaches


Flower Sponsorship Schedule for 2018

The schedule is now avilable at the back of the church.

We ask please that, until the end of January,
no more than two dates are 'claimed' by the same sponsor
to allow everyone the opportunity for a loved one
to be remembered on the preferred date.

-oOo-

The flowers in church this week
are sponsored by Keith,
in loving memory of his wife Sheila,
on the anniversary of her passing.


Milk Bottle Top Collection
Thank you to all of you who support
this plastic recycling initiative.

However, please note that,
unlike St Mary de Haura,
only MILK BOTTLE TOPS are acceptable.

Keith


Christingle Collection
Thank you so much to all who contributed
to our Christingle collection.

Chris and Michael were able to bank £118
to benefit the work of the Children's Society.


Lost and Found
A rather fine cake stand/plate
has been left in the fower vestry for a few weeks.

Please speak to Chris Thompson.



EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Kevin's Quiz Night: SAT, 7.30pm - 10.00pm, 27JAN, Good Shepherd Church Hall

 
£3 per person: pay on the door. (Doors open 7:15pm)

 Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Quiz  *  Heads or Tails Game  * Raffle

Please bring your friends and family to this church fundraiser!

Raffle prizes gratefully received!


Next WCHP Collection: SUN, 28 JAN, Church of the Good Shepherd

We would like to thank everyone who generously donated items to
Worthing Churches Homeless Projects
during 2017; we hope that you will continue to support their work.

The requested items this month are:

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Horlicks, Squash, Fruit Juice
  • Biscuits, Sugar, Long-life Milk, Sandwich Bags
  • Ketchup, Brown Sauce, Marmite, Mustard
  • Washing-up Liquid, Cling Film, Black Refuse Sacks
  • Toilet Rolls, Shampoo / Conditioner
  • NEW Men's Underwear (Y-Fronts and Boxers)

PLEASE REMEMBER: NO fresh produce!

Caroline and George


'Pure Gold' Bible Course: Starting January 2018

 

Would you like to:
  • gain an overview of the whole Bible?
  • see how its 66 books fit together?
  • learn interesting facts about it?
  • explore its riches for Christian living?

We will again be offering this simple course, combining home study (one hour per week) and ten small-group sessions.

Those who have already completed the course speak very highly of it.

Daytime and evening sessions will be available.

We will complete the first five lessons by early February, take a break during Lent, then complete the remaining five lessons later in the year, on dates to suit course members.

If you are interested, or wish to know more, please contact
Tony Thompson  -  01273 440182  :  tonythompsonsbs[@]hotmail.com


Valentine's Afternoon Tea Dance: SAT, 10 FEB, Good Shepherd Church Hall

For more details, please click HERE.



OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION

Church of the Good Shepherd Choir: Fiona West is Church of the Good Shepherd choir leader. Our thanks to her and to our great team of singers and musicians. Music is such an important part of our worship, and we are blessed to have so much talent in our midst! For more information, click HERE.


Chichester Cathedral: for latest details of events, click HERE.


Flower Sponsorship List

If you would like to sponsor the flower arrangements in church for a special event, whether a celebration or in memory of a loved one who has died, then please enter all necessary details in the relevant week on the Flower Sponsorship Schedule which is on the table at the back of the church.

The rota for 2018 is on the clipboard at the back of the church. Please do not 'claim' more than one date initially, to give others the chance to find a suitable date.  If you find that your preferred date is already taken, we suggest that you explore the possibility of a 'joint sponsorship' for that weekend.

If you have any queries, please speak to Chris Thompson.


Contacting a Priest:

Canon Ann is the first point of contact if you would like to speak to a priest.
annwaizeneker@gmail.com  /   01273 965303

Or you are welcome to approach Revd Terry directly, if you wish.

N.B. Canon Ann's day off is FRIDAY; Revd Terry is generally unavailable on MONDAY and FRIDAY.


Enquiries about Marriages:

Please contact the Parish Office, 1 New Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
smdh.office@gmail.com  /  01273 440202


Church Hall Bookings:

Please contact Alun Gerry
goodshepherdhall@gmail.com  /  TEXT: 07786 141847

Further details can be found in the church hall, the church porch or  by clicking HERE.


Updated Church History available

Following the centenary in 2013, the History of COGS, written by Revd Colin Blagg for the 75th Anniversary, was updated by Bob Cranmore and Revd Gail.  You can buy it direct from Amazon, which will cost £4.99 - of which the church gets £1; or you can buy from our stock at £4, when the church gets £1.50 - ask Bob for a copy.


CD’s of Gail’s Farewell Service - only £1 each

If you would like a copy of this CD, please see Brian.
All proceeds will go into COGS funds. 


Recorded Services

If you know of anyone who cannot get to church but might like to listen to our 10:00am service at home, please talk to Brian who can produce a CD or download it to a USB memory stick.

To listen to sermons from the past few weeks, click HERE.

Brian would love to have your feedback on this valuable facility.


Prayer Chain

Please forward prayer chain requests to the co-ordinator, Betty Sinclair:

bettyandken[@]btinternet.com  :  01273 463367


Safeguarding (formerly Child Protection)

Derek Hansen has overall responsibility for Safeguarding and he will be looking after the DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service - formerly CRB) for those involved in church activities with children or vulnerable adults.


Items for the Next Notice Sheet

Please forward items for the notice sheet (by 6:00 pm on Tuesday each week) to:

 goodshepherd.office14[@]gmail.com

THANK YOU