Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some principles of Christian Giving

From 2 Corinthians 8 & 9:

(1)    Christians should be eager (8vv1-4; 9v1), enthusiastic (9v2)and cheerful (9v7) for the privilege of giving, not grudging (9v5), reluctant or as under compulsion (9v7)

(2)    Christian giving flows from giving ourselves first to the Lord (8v5)

(3)    Christian giving demonstrates the sincerity of our love (8v8)

(4)    Our generosity is motivated by and modelled on the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (8v9)

(5)   Christian giving is “according to our means” (8v11) and “according to what we have” (8v12)

(6)    Christian giving is to be carefully administered with obviously high standards (8vv18-23)

(7)    God blesses those who give and is more than able to provide for us (9v6, 8-11)

(8)    Christian giving results in praise and thanks to God (9v11-15)

Saturday, October 06, 2012

A busy weekend


8:30am Men's breakfast

Standing Committee meeting

12pm Burial of Ashes

3pm Wedding


8am Holy Communion

9:30am Holy Communion

11am Harvest Family Service

Bring and Share Lunch in Village Hall

3pm Service at the Cross

Tea at other village hall

6:30pm Harvest Choral Evensong (Reader preaching)

Friday, October 05, 2012


You are warmly invited to the celebration of the formation of the new benefice of Warbleton, Bodle Street Green & Dallington at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th October with Bishop Wallace Benn at St Giles' Parish Church, The Street, Dallington, TN21 9NH and afterwards for refreshments. Clergy are invited to robe. 

Monday, October 01, 2012

The agricultural year and church

Plough Sunday - The first Sunday of Epiphany / The first working day after the 12 days of Christmas "Plough Monday" - asking God's blessing on the work of the coming year (seed and plough)

Rogationtide - The 3 weekdays before the Acsension or BCP Easter V or CW 6th Sunday of Easter - asking - protection of crops - processions, parish boundaries, asking God's blessing on the land, beating the bounds, good relations between neighbours, charity - parish walk

Lammastide - Loaf mass - 1st Aug - thanksgiving for the first wheat harvest / firstfruits - newly baked loaf of bread

Harvest Thanksgiving