Welcome to St Stephen’s Church

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Welcome and thank you for visiting St Stephen’s Church, North Mundham.  St Stephen’s is part of a strong and vibrant community in the Parish of North Mundham, south of Chichester.  This is a popular church, with a large congregation, attracting people from near and far.

The services during the month offer an opportunity to praise God in different ways.  The Church runs a Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.  We welcome children to all our services with a monthly All Age Service.  Children and youth groups meet in the Village Hall for games, singing, activities and Christian teaching.

St Stephen’s and St Leodegar’s churches work closely together as a united benefice and are ministered by Revd. James Russell.

Deanery Confirmation

Sunday 17th November at 3:30pm

St Paul’s Church, Chichester

It’s wonderful that 6 members of our congregation are preparing for confirmation, please pray for them. You might like to use the following prayer from the Confirmation Service:

“Heavenly Father, by the power of your Holy Spirit you give your faithful people new life in the water of baptism. Guide and strengthen (Alfie, Andrea, Beatrice, Isabelle, Hebe and Noah) by the same Spirit, that (they) who are born again may serve you in faith and love, and grow into the full stature of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit now and for ever.”

You are all invited to join us in St Paul’s on 17th, and share with our candidates this special moment in their Christian journeys.

Thank you. Stephen

Day of prayer in St. Leodegar’s and St. Stephen’s – Saturday 23rd November

We will be holding another Day of Prayer – the morning in St Leodegar’s and the afternoon in St Stephen’s. We will be praying for the needs of our two churches during this period of inter-regnum, and for our future minister, whoever that might be.

Nearer the time there will be sign-up sheets in each church to ensure that there is continuous prayer throughout the day. However, people are also welcome to just show up and pray for a while. We will be repeating the format of the Day of Prayer we held in July – that is, there will be various stations set up to aid us in our prayers, for example prayer cards, candles, music, prayerful colouring, art materials.

It’s vital that everything we do as a benefice is covered by prayer, and in the inter-regnum it is even more important that we seek the Lord’s will for our churches and also seek His strength and support. Please join us even if you can only manage a short time. Prayer is powerful!

Katrina

Advent Study Group

Advent and Christmas are fast approaching! Advent is a time for spiritual preparation for Christmas and so we will be holding a study group to help us in our preparation. The group will meet on Tuesday afternoons – Advent starts on 1 December, but we will have our first meeting before this so that we can have four meetings without even thinking of meeting on Christmas Eve, as there is so much else going on then (Crib Service and Midnight Service as well as our own individual last-minute panics). So the dates will be Tuesday 26th November, then 3rd, 10th and 17th December. We plan to meet in St Stephen’s room from 2-3.30; refreshments will be provided.

The aim is to have a pleasant, informal, discussion using a study guide as a focus. Everyone is very welcome, whether you attend church or not. It would be helpful if you could let me know if you plan to come – but you are welcome to just come on the day. Katrina – 01243 778959 katchi_walker@hotmail.com

NORTH MUNDHAM VILLAGE QUIZ

(In aid of St Stephen’s Church Funds)
Saturday 19th October 2019
6.40pm for 7.00pm start prompt
Ticket Price £12.50
Fish & Chips Supper / Raffle
Please bring your own drink and glasses
Maximum 6 per team
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 1st OCTOBER 2019!!
WHEN THEY’RE GONE THEY’RE GONE!!
Please ring Annette/Alan Rees [01243 532092]

Advertising in ‘connect’

There are some advertising spaces available in our church magazine ‘connect’! Prices are very reasonable.
Please help us spread the word!
We have created a flyer that contains all the information that you or a potential advertiser might need, available in the back of church.
If you know of an agency that would benefit from taking out an advertisement in the magazine, please hand them a flyer or refer them to our Advertising Coordinator, Helen Ashley or message us on Facebook.
If you use a company to deliver a service at your home (window cleaner, lawn care, cleaning, renovation, computers, etc) why not ask them if they would like to advertise in our magazine?
Linda Fitzmaurice