St Paul’s News – 11 November 2021

Preparations for Advent

The following Sunday, 28 November is Advent Sunday, the start of new liturgical year.

We also keep it as our Harvest Festival/Thanksgiving Sunday.  Envelopes are available for contributions to be made in thanksgiving for blessings received his year.

 All saints/Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

The following donation from the Blose family of R500 has been received in memory of the following: Mr Peter Blose; Dr Geoffrey & Mrs May Soni; Mr Thembinkosi & Mrs Khangekile Soni; Mr Bongani Soni; All the departed Blose and Soni Relatives.

Ordination of Revd Sabelo Mthimkhulu 11 December

As announced earlier, Revd Sabelo’s ordination to the priesthood will take place on Saturday 11 December the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity.  He will attend the pre-ordination retreat from Monday evening 6th November until the ordination.  Please pray for him.

 Training/Retreat

  1. Trauma Accompaniment for gender-based violence survivors

Saturdays: 13th and 27th November on ZOOM from 9h00-13h00; one face to face meeting in late January.

 Numbers are restricted and there will be a selection process.

If you are interested to apply, follow this link to the application form:

Closing Date is 11th November (today).

The facilitator is Ms Bongi Zengele, who is a Social Worker, lecturer at UKZN and has many years of practice and training in trauma response and GBV work, also in the context of HIV.  (Ms Zengele preached to us last year)

For more information contact Mbali Mhlongo mhlongoem@ukzn.ac.za 0823151036) coordinator@wwsosa.org.za; 084 581 0622

 Church Men’s Society Morning of Reflection

Saturday 13 November 8.00- 11.00;  St Columba Church Hall, Greenwood Park

Guest Speakers: Revd Forbes Maupa: “Men’s Conversations for the Journey”

Revd Brian Mahlambi: “The Provision for Men, and by Men”

All Men Welcome

 Diocese

  1. St Agnes Guild/Isigaba Sezintombi

Thanksgiving service 20 November 2021, 9.00 Cathedral of the Holy Nativity

 Clergy RIP

The bishop informed us of the recent passing of Revd Hlanbangane Sixtus Ndlovu of the Parish of St Katherine, Port Shepstone and Revd Prof Ronald Nicolson of Howick.

Reminders

  1. Lectionary

A reminder: We will no longer reproduce the lectionary each month.  We have plenty of copies for sale for R35 from the parish office as well as at services.  We encourage you to get your own copy.

  1. Stewardship Forms

A reminder to fill in and return the Stewardship Forms as soon as possible.  Copies are available at services, from the church office and on our website

Preparing for 2022

On 23 January we will welcome Bishop Nkosinathi to St Pauls.  This will be our 173rd Anniversary.  (In 2024 we will celebrate 175 years.)

Our Vestry meeting will be held on 13 March.

The Lambeth Conference (the approximately 10 year meeting of the bishops of the Anglican Communion) 27 July to 8 August.

 Financial Giving

Thank you for your faithful giving.  A reminder of St Paul’s bank account details: Account Name: St Paul’s Church; Account Number: 50854628623; Branch Code: 221426; Bank: FNB.)

Church Contact details: Office: 031 3054666; paulsdbn@mweb.co.za

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