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Weekly News – 25th October 2020

Rector: Revd Paula Challen 01327 350459 rector.tovebenefice@gmail.com
Assistant Priest: Revd Lulu Pelly 07723 604316 lulupelly@yahoo.com
Assistant Curate: Angela Hammett 01327 358852  tovecurate@gmail.com
Children & Families Worker: Claire Reetz tovefamilies@gmail.com  07813 404061

Benefice Office: 01327 350459 office@tovebenefice.co.uk
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9.30 am to 12.00 noon.

Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Stephanie Watts 07553 157175

Weekly News – 25th October 2020
Last Sunday of Trinity

The Collect

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Post Communion
God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.

OT Reading:      Nehemiah 8. 1 – 4a, [5 – 6], 8 – 12
NT Reading:      Colossians 3. 12 – 17
Gospel:              Matthew 22. 34 – 46

Daily Readings


Psalm 126
2 Kings 21. 1 – 18
1Timothy 1. 1 – 17


Psalm 132
2 Kings 22.1 – 23.3
1Timothy 1. 18 – end of 2.

Simon & Jude Apostles

Psalm 116
Isaiah 45. 18 – 25
Luke 6. 12 – 16


Psalm 143
2 Kings 23. 36 – 24.17
1Timothy 4.


Psalm 144
2 Kings 24. 18 – 25.12
1Timothy 5. 1 – 16


Psalm 147
2 Kings 25. 22 – end
1Timothy 5. 17 – end


OT Reading:   Revelations 7. 9 – end
NT Reading:   1 John 3. 1 – 3
Gospel:           Matthew 5. 1 – 12

Benefice Notices

We pray for those who are sick at this time and remember those who have recently died and pray for their families:


Towcester:             Stuart Loveday          Peter Mains          Nicola Hedges           
                                 Rev Andrea Watkins          Rev James Atwell            

Greens Norton:    Jean Upton          Charles Haslewood          Betty Linnell                                   

Bradden:                Adrian Williams

RIP:                         Ian Parrish          Valerie Kemp          John Lewis         
                                Wendy Moore          Sandra Judkins          Michael Butcher
                                Peter Kimbell


Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Sunday Worship – Pattern for October

Sunday 25th October 11. 00 am  Holy Communion Greens Norton
Sunday 25th October   6.00 pm  Holy Communion Bradden
Sunday 1st November   9.30 am  Family Praise Towcester
Saturday 7th November   6.00 pm  Holy Communion   Easton Neston
Sunday 8th November  10.45 am  Act of Remembrance  -  British Legion Greens Norton
Sunday 8th November   9.50 am  Act of Remembrance Towcester
Sunday 8th November 11.50 am  Act of Remembrance Towcester
Sunday 8th November   1.50 pm  Act of Remembrance Towcester
Sunday 15th November   9.30 am  Holy Communion Towcester
Sunday 22nd November 11.00 am  Holy Communion Greens Norton
Sunday 22nd November   6.00 pm  Holy Communion Bradden
Sunday 29th November 10.15 am  Zoom Service  
Sunday 29th November   4.00 pm to 6.00 pm  Advent Prayer Space Towcester
Sunday 29th November   4.00 pm to 6.00 pm  Advent Prayer Space Greens Norton
Every Wednesday 1015 am  Holy Communion   Towcester

Contact Rev. Paula or the Office for details

Towcester Foodbank
Towcester FoodbankVolunteers Needed -  the Towcester Foodbank is still looking for a few more volunteers. 
Please contact Helen Garton (email hsgarton@gmail.com) or Revd Lulu (email lulupelly@yahoo.com) if you would like more information or you think you can help....
The Towcester Foodbank is concerned that people in any kind of crisis are struggling to make ends meet and having to decide where their money is spent.   
Those people may not be aware that the foodbank is there for everyone who is in need. 
If you or anyone you know is struggling to buy food due to money problem please click here for further information.

shoebox appeal in Greens NortonSadly, it will not be possible to run the shoebox appeal in Greens Norton this year due to restrictions and uncertainty of future regulations. However, we hope that many of you who have regularly supported this worthwhile appeal over the years will continue to do so this year. There are two ways to send a shoebox this year:

1.Traditional packing 

It is still really easy to delight a child by packing a shoebox yourself in the traditional way and taking it to a reduced handling, socially distant drop-off location near you. November 9th -16th is the collection week and there are three places you can take your box.  St Peter’s Church, Brackley NN13 7BB (only on Wednesday 10 -12)  New Testament of God Church, Northampton NN1 2QF (all week)  The Entertainer shop Grosvenor centre, Northampton (all week) If you wish to fill a shoebox but are unable to deliver it to a collection point then we may be able to take yours when we take ours.

2. Shoebox Online
If getting out is tricky this year, you can select your gifts online and Samaritan’s Purse will pack and send your shoebox for you. If you want any further information or help then please go to the Samaritans Purse website samaritans-purse.org.uk/occ or contact Kevin& Barbara Parfitt on 0127 353966 or bjp7@btinternet.com

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