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This Week's Noticesheet

A condensed version this week due to technical problems

Services for Sunday 22 October
Bethesda    Morning Worship
St.Mark’s    Holy Communion and Healing Service

We welcome Natalie and Sion Jones and family to St.Mark’s as they bring Harvey Stephen for baptism this morning.

Congratulations to Laura (nee Woods) and Will on the birth of their baby girl (weighing 8lb 1oz) on Saturday 7 October.

Please pray for Sara and Martin Haslam, Matthew and Joel following the death of Sara’s mum on Friday 6 October.

We pray for our neighbours in Stonebarn Lane, Cunliffe Close, Charlton Close and Palacefields Local Centre who will be receiving prayer visiting cards.    

Memorial Service - Sunday 29 October, 3.00pm at St.Mark’s
Names of loved ones who have died will be read out during the service and opportunity will be given for people to light a candle and to share a few thoughts, memories and photographs if they wish to do so. Prayers will be said for those who grieve.
If you would like names of loved ones read out in memory during the service, please let Anita know as soon as possible.
(Tel: 01928 716050   Email: parish@hallwoodparish.org.uk)

A ‘thank you note’ from Changing Lives (Women’s Aid / Refuge)
‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the harvest festival donations we received this week - we are overwhelmed. We have distributed the food out to residents and their families, but will keep some of the tinned food back for future residents who may arrive in hardship’.

Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal
There will be collection plates in both churches again today in aid of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Please give generously.

Parish Christmas Fair
Saturday 18 November, 10.00am – 12 noon at St.Mark’s.
We would appreciate donations of homemade items or good quality (new) items to sell. Check your cupboards for any unused presents e.g. sets of toiletries, ornaments etc. which you would be willing to pass on for sale. Your unwanted gifts may just be what someone else wants to buy as a Christmas present for a friend or family member! Donations of homemade cakes etc will be gratefully received on the day for the ever popular cake stall. Items for the Chocolate and Bottle stall would also be much appreciated.

An Evening with The Heath Drama Group (Finalists in Halton's Got Talent 2017) 20th and 21st October at 7.15pm
Tickets (£5.50 for adults and £3.50 for children) are now on sale for a relaxed evening of song, dance and sketches. Book now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/theheathdramagroup

Pound Coins
Following the introduction of the new twelve-sided £1 coin, the old 'round' £1 coin will cease to be legal tender tomorrow (16 October). If you have any in collecting boxes make sure you exchange them as there is no guarantee how long banks will continue to accept them.

Umbrella Halton: a minority ethnic network for Halton
Umbrella Halton has been helping our Syrian friends settle into Halton, in particular providing English lessons. With several more families arriving, it is looking for more volunteers to help. The families would like to practise their English outside of their formal lessons, eg. simple conversation, help with reading. This may appeal to retired teachers or classroom assistants but is not limited to them. If you feel you can help in any way or would like more information, please email Mary Tipper. tipper.mary@yahoo.co.uk

Advent Calendars - £3.75 each - Please sign the sheet in church if you would like to make an order.  Traidcraft catalogues are also available; if you would like to make an order, please contact Penny, (email pennyhennessey@btinternet.com). Please include the catalogue code for each item and the description!

Runcorn Christian Aid Group - Art and Crafts exhibition at St Michael’s church on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October.  Entry is free, as are the refreshments, but a donation will not be refused!