Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Harvest Festival such a special occasion. All the arrangements looked very beautiful and with the fresh produce alongside the church looked astounding and smelled wonderful too. Thank you to those who helped clear and box all the produce afterwards. Boxes of groceries were made up by St. Ippolyts school children for elderly folk and those needing support. Boxes of groceries were also taken to the Sanctuary in Hitchin and The Food Bank in Letchworth for which they were very grateful.
We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday 22nd December from 9.30am. Please put the date in your diary now and come along and help if you possibly can. There will be further details in December Pax.
Frances Williams, Carol Scott and Joan Pinkstone
Remember to purchase your quiz tickets for an evening of fun and a little bit of mental stimuli in St. Ippolyts Parish Hall. Make up a team of 6 to 8 friends or family and enjoy a Ploughman’s Supper washed down with wine, beer or soft drinks from the bar. Doors open at 7pm. for a prompt 7.30pm. start. Tickets are now available from Jane Veasey (H.434254) or Mary Hooper (H.457350) at £10 per person.
Our Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Sunday 7th October. Friends are invited to bring some fresh produce and greenery to the Church on Friday 5th October from 4.30pm. These will be added to the school children’s gifts.
There is a wedding on Saturday 6th October and flowers have been organised but small arrangements for the porch and high windows sills would also be welcome on Friday afternoon.
We will need plenty of help packing up the Harvest gifts from 9.45am. on Monday 8th October. Please come if you are free and bring small boxes so that the gifts can be packed and taken to the Homeless Shelter in Grove Road, the Food Bank in Letchworth and any needy people in the parish.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 10.30am. for 11.00am. at Thistley House, Gosmore, home of Anne Steel.
Bible Study Group meetings this month will take place on Wednesdays 10th and 24th October. We meet at 2.30pm. at Oakhurst (behind Kingshott School) home of Margaret Edmonds. We will be continuing our study of The Book of Genesis. Refreshments are
served after the meeting.
New members would be most welcome so do come and join us. For further information please contact Margaret Edmonds (01462-452340) or Clare Larsen (01462-453541).
Does Christmas really come earlier every year? I know that sometimes it seems
as if it does, and the sight of me going around the benefice with piles of empty shoeboxes at the end of August probably did little to dispel this notion.
However, this year (as I am sure the eagle eyed amongst you will have already spotted on their new leaflet) Link to Hope need to have all of our boxes by Tuesday 6th November. This means that in order for us to get them there, you MUST return your completed boxes back to church (or direct to Christine and Arthur Sibun if you prefer) on (or before) Sunday 4th November. So, there is still plenty of time to do one if you haven’t started already.
Thank you to all of you who have expressed interest, provided goodies, or taken boxes and leaflets already. As I mentioned in last month’s PAX magazine, we have already been given a number of items which will be available free of charge for use in the boxes and we are aiming to have them available at most of the 9.15am. services at St. Ippolyts. (Or alternatively call Christine and Arthur on 01462-459145 if you need more information).
Once your box is full, wrap it up as explained in the leaflet. Then, once you have filled in the contents list, open the leaflet flat (and
with the contents list uppermost) stick it to the top of your box with Sellotape along the three edges marked in yellow. Close the back page of the leaflet (so that the gift aid form is uppermost) and stick that with tape at the top and bottom as shown. Fill it in (if applicable) and attach your £2 donation towards transport by sticking it with
tape in the space provided.
Your box is now complete and ready to go - to either a family or to an elderly person, whichever you have chosen. So just bring it back to church before the deadline and we will do the rest. Thank you.