Weekly Notices 6 Apr 2014

Published 04/04/2014

Sunday Service 6th April at 11am & 7pm

Service led by Rosslyn Hill 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.


Children’s Programme

This Sunday our theme will be the pleasure of writing and listening to stories.

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 this Sunday by David and Jane Williams who will be celebrating their Golden Wedding on 3rd April.


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) £163:13

** Members by Standing Order £244:06

* Chapel Outgoings £4,230:55


Sunday 13th April in the 11am Service

The Chapel Choir will sing movements from Mozart’s Mass in C No.5 known as the “Sparrow Mass”


*** 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 April our Sunday collection basket will be divided with VOICE FOR LIFE


One child in 500 has a severe long-term speech and language difficulty likely to affect them throughout their lives.

Afasic – Voice for Life (registered charity no. 1045617) was set up by parents to represent children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and to support their parents.

Now with 2000 members, Afasic supplies information and training for families and professionals, and there is an expert helpline too, a lifeline.

Afasic UK Helpline: 0845 3 55 55 77

The overall mission is to promote understanding, acceptance, equal opportunities and the inclusion into society of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.


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


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


“The Music @ RHUC”

We hope to establish a new committee to deal with all aspects of musical life at Rosslyn Hill Chapel; including maintenance and improvements to the organ, piano and the space itself.  To serve on this group please email the chair: christophermason227[at]gmail.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.

 ‘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 (1.00-3.00pm) and 4th Thursday (7.00-9.00pm), at the Tavkars. email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com)


Services Next Sunday 13th April at 11am & 7pm

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching – ‘On Remembrance’

Psychologist Alan McGlashen reminds us, ‘human beings must remember if we are not to become meaningless, and we must forget if we are not to go mad….Memory is that rainbow bridge flung in a magical instant between the present and the past.’  But theologian Paul Tillich added that how we remember our days, and equally important, what we forget of them, partly determines the kind of spiritual persons we become,  Come join us for worship today….and bring a friend along.