Although there won’t be recorded family service this Sunday we are getting very excited as it looks as though we will be starting meeting together again for the September one. To make this special, we thought we will have it outside in the churchyard. Bring your own blanket or chair, together with a drink and ‘morning snack’ and we can imagine we are at the feeding of the 5000! Last Sunday the reading was about the growth of a minute mustard seed into a huge tree and the addition of yeast into flour to make bread. We too must all go through change, although this virus has been a bit dramatic! but wonderful things have come out of it as well as sad ones. Caring, sharing, praying, time to think, time for families to be together, time for exercise, doing jobs you’ve been intending to do for ages! Let’s not throw all that away when things get back to normal. Put a note in your diaries to join us every first Sunday in the month for a Family Service at 10.15 to be calm and give thanks to God for all your blessings. We are also excited to introduce a new Family Communion service on the 3rd Sunday in the month. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU. God bless Rev'd Sue Please be encouraged to share the newsletter with your friends and family
Family Service 1Corinthians 12 - 31
There is no online Family Service this month because of clergy holidays and my growing commitments. During this crisis there has never been a recent time when pulling together as a team has been so important. So it has proved to be in Scampton Church Community. The planned family service Bible reading shows how important it is to recognise and value the gifts that God has given to us. We should do the duties of our own place, and not murmur, or quarrel with others. All the members of Scampton Church Community are useful and necessary to each other. We are so blessed to live in this wonderful community of love where the good of the whole is the object of all. Thank you to every one for helping us all pull together. Sue
Battle of Britain 80 - Scampton Stone Snake
Here's another way we can all pull together to honour those 'FEW' who fought for our freedom in the Battle of Britain.
Be a part of the ‘Scampton Stone Snake’ to mark the The Battle of Britain's 80th anniversary.
A big thank you to all those in the Scampton community who have painted a stone so far. A brilliant effort to start the campaign to create a meaningful tribute to 'THE FEW'. There are some fantastic designs.
If you haven't had chance to see them yet have a wander down to the churchyard and have a look. All the details of how to join in are HERE
or Play the video below
We need your help to create this tribute to THE FEW who helped give you your freedom. #We will remember them
Thanks to our sponsors.
Crisis and The Bat Box!
I know ...we are always asking you to give!...This is a time of crisis for many families in and around Lincoln. We urge you to grab a tin and drop it off in the box in the church porch. Your donations are taken weekly to Lincoln food bank where many people who have just lost their jobs and have no savings to go to for emergency help.
Please grab a tin from your kitchen cupboard, and bring it to the church porch, We call it the Bring a Tin ('BAT') initiative.
We send the food to The Lincoln Community Larder and The Trussel Trust, whose aim is to provide basic food for people in crisis. They do this by issuing Larder Vouchers to a variety of agencies in the area who then refer people to them who are in need of assistance in the form of food. The larder provide 3 days worth of food for each person included on the voucher. Lincoln Larder give advice about the best tins required by them here. ('For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.' Matthew 25.35)
Digital Bells Appeal
Another demonstration of the proposed digital bells will be rung out on the
Battle of Britain 80th anniversary on 15th September this year.
The bells at Scampton church have not rung for many, many years. A large investment will be necessary to have the original bells restored. HOWEVER...
During the VE weekend this year Scampton church installed temporary digital bells which rang at 3pm and 7pm on VE75 Day and again at 3pm on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. The feedback from the village has been really positive with many saying that it would be amazing to have a digital system installed until the original bells can eventually be restored in years to come. The new digital system would enable church bells to be heard again in our village: on Sundays, at weddings and other special occasions.
The cost of installing the digital system is £2,427 including VAT.
We are willing to invest in the system, but cannot do this without your help.
Would you be willing to help fund this project by donating towards its cost?
If so please send your donation to Rev Sue Deacon Parsonage Lodge, High St, Scampton LN1 2SE
Cheques made payable to St John the Baptist
(Please endorse back of cheque 'Digital Bells')
BACS to: St John the Baptist Church
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account number: 65762545
Reference: Digital Bells
Following our appeal last month, the response of the Scampton Community has been fantastic. As a result we have so far raised £710. Again a massive thank you to everyone in our wonderful community who has donated. Scampton Church have also pledged £500.
An appeal to the Scampton Parish Council for a grant towards the project was rejected at their meeting on Monday 20th July; nevertheless we will continue to try and raise the remaining £1,217 to make this cherished asset to the village a reality. A house to house collection licence has been obtained from West Lindsey and a collection will take place in the village between 15th and 29th August. Sue
It's great to see the millenium bench back in place, and looking grand.. Thanks to Neil Haire for all of the restoration work.
RAF Stained Glass Window - Aviation Raffle
We have tried to run this 'Special Aviation Raffle' since March this year, but we all know how difficult this period has been.
No matter what, it will be drawn at The Dambusters Inn Scampton at 8pm on Friday 14th August 2020 by Wing Commander Bill Ramsey (rtd) the captain of the last ever flight of the Avro Vulcan. The draw will also include some extra prizes that can only be won by people in attendance on the evening of the draw. One of the 'Dambusters Inn' prizes is a signed vestige telling the story of the last ever flight of the Vulcan which is personally signed by Bill.
The draw will take place under strict government Covid-19 guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.
The raffle is aimed at raising funds for the RAF Scampton Commemorative Window and associated children’s art, remembrance, and RAF Scampton history project, which will engage 200 local children in the lead up to a remembrance service for the children, parents and carers, in 617 hanger at RAF Scampton.
Please help make this Remembrance Day special for all the children involved by buying a ticket.
Tickets can be obtained from The Dambusters Inn.
Thank you to those special few people who have sold tickets for this meaningful tribute, and to The Dambusters Inn for all their fantastic support.
Scampton Church / School partnership
You can follow all our activities now on Twitter - @scamptonschool
Charlie Hebborn (Headteacher)
Scampton Church of England Primary School
High Street, Scampton, Lincolnshire LN1 2SD
Cleaning team for this month
This month it's: Jo and Dean
If you see them around - give them a big thank you! Regular cleaning of an old building is essential, and help is always wanted to keep on top of things. If you would like to help out with cleaning our church please contact Sue
Thanks to Sally and Neil for their extraordinary efforts during the building and restoration work in July.
The RAF Commemorative Window - Construction
It is now 21 months since the RAF Scampton Commemorative Window Appeal started. They journey has not been an easy one and we are indebted to all those people who have donated, and all of those agencies that have supported us along the way. All the permissions are now in place and the construction of the window has just started, as we continue to fund raise for the associated children's project.
We will create a video of the whole construction process to ensure a historical record is maintained as part of this meaningful tribute to all who have served through the generations at RAF Scampton.
Here are two photos of the full size template stage of the design and construction process.
You can also follow the window's construction on Facebook.
July 2020 Winners:
£50 no 63 Wendy Griffin - Scampton
£25 no 29 Simon Chappel - Scampton
£10 no 172 Neil Haire - Scampton
The church's weekly lottery scheme directly supports Scampton community initiatives, like the Scampton 'VE Day' 75th anniversary celebrations, and school functions.
Recent beneficiaries include the village defibrillator fund, the Queens 90th birthday celebrations in the village, and the church roof fund.
Entry to the draw costs £9 per month paid quarterly in advance by standing order.
Monthly lottery prizes are usually drawn on the fourth Sunday each month, with all draws being independently drawn and witnessed. Prize money is paid electronically into the bank account of the winning ticket holder.
Winning ticket numbers and names are published in this newsletter, on the church website and notice board, and in the Village Venture magazine.
You have to be in it to win it - contact us for an entry form - GOOD LUCK
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