Weekly Notices 30 Mar 2014

Published 28/03/2014

Sunday Service 30th March at 11am & 7pm

Guest Preacher Matthew Smith – ‘Listening and dialogue as spiritual practice’

Matthew will be looking at how we can make life better for one another by becoming better listeners.  As it is also Mothering Sunday there will be a time of reflection on that theme too.


Children’s Programme

This Sunday we will be celebrating the special people who do the job of motherhood.

There will be NO CRECHE on Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th April, as I shall be away, however, Gabriela will run the over 5’s session on those days.  

I apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing the children in a couple of weeks’ time.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday  The flowers this week are sponsored for Mothering Sunday by Janna Williams in celebration of all those who care lovingly for others.

Chapel Contributions and Outgoings

The Chapel is independent and self-financing.  We appreciate all the contributions made by our members and visitors.  Each week, we publish the level of contributions by the chapel community as well as the costs related to running our beautiful chapel.

*** Last Sunday’s plate collection (+ Gift Aid) £247:45

** Members by Standing Order £244:06

* Chapel Outgoings £10,927:27


*** NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries ***

Notices – If you have a notice you want to be printed on the insert page in the Order of Service, please send it to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com by the Wednesday before the service.  Any later than this, please speak to the Worship Assistant, and he/she will be able to announce it at the beginning of the Sunday Service.   


During March our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Amnesty International.

Pot Luck Lunch

There will be a pot luck lunch after the service this coming Sunday, 30th March.

Easter Decorating Saturday 19th April 10am-1pm

Can you lend a hand with decorating the Chapel with flowers for Easter Sunday? We want to fill the Chapel with spring flowers. Everyone is welcome. Just turn up, or contact Patricia petalpat[at]aol.com

‘Stitch & Stories’

Last December, I talked about the dormant ‘Stitch & Stories’ group which used to meet twice a months to knit and crochet for various charity projects, and to share personal stories. One of the projects I continue to support is ‘Knit for peace’ (website) and one of their slogans is: ‘Here at Knit for Peace we believe that knitting is good for people in all sorts of ways. As well as being fun and therapeutic, knitting brings people together and gives us a way of helping others in need’.

My hope is to resurrect the ‘Stitch & Stories’ group and create an opportunity for those interested to use their time and talents to create simple treasurers for others in need. The group is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well. Everyone is welcome.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month (1.00-3.00 pm) and 4th Thursday (7.00-9.00 pm), at Ingrid’s. email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com)


Chapel Flower Sponsorship Drive!

Sponsoring the Chapel’s flowers is one way to mark a special occasion, joyful or sad, serious or light-hearted and at the same time, make the Chapel beautiful for our Sunday worship.  The cost is £20.  The Flower Group is collecting sponsorship requests, or please contact the Chapel Office for a sponsorship form – admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

 Chapel Poetry Group

The Poetry group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Basement Cottage 3.  Anyone who likes to write, read, share, or just listen to poetry is welcome.  For more information contact George Appleby gappleby[at]talktalk.net


 Thinking of becoming a member? – If you’d like to discuss becoming part of our spiritual community, please contact the Minister, Patrick, or leave your details on the form available from the stewards.


Values in Action

The Social Action Committee is delighted to invite anyone who is passionate about a cause or working, volunteering or campaigning for change to tell chapel friends about it: Reverend Patrick has offered a 3-minute slot for anyone who wishes to share news of VALUES IN ACTION during morning service on the FIRST Sunday in the month.

If you would like to take part, please send details of your topic to Social Action Committee member, Claire Julian [claire.marley[at]mac.com] so that these brief contributions can be co-ordinated. Thank you.

Claire Julian, On behalf of Social Action Committee


 *** Food Bank ***

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is supporting a Food Bank in Chalk Farm.  Please help by picking up one or two extra items when you shop and put them in our collection bag on a Sunday.  Details on the noticeboard in the Side Aisle.


Services Next Sunday 6th April at 11am & 7pm

Service led by The Chapel Book Group – ‘The World of Reading’

This will be a somewhat belated celebration of our 15th anniversary which was in November of last year.  Come join us for worship today. ..and bring a friend along.